July 22nd, 2012
12:34 PM ET

Media Monitor (July 22)

CNN Commentator late to disclosing ties to Bain Capital; Professional fake source dupes reporters; Blogger's hope of a juicy political affair dashed

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  1. Annu

    I loved the movie, but I was a little diepoapintsd that in order to get Kevin Kline to appear in this flick, they had to give star treatment to a guy that had essentially 2 lines repeated several times: The country needs to heal and We need to put this matter be hind us or words to that effect. I have known that about Secretary of War Stanton since I was in the 5th grade back in 1968. We have always been aware that he was harsh, expedited the trial questionably and had the ugliest beard in painted history until former debunked Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork combined super glue and shredded wheat into the same breakfast bowl and then bobbed his face in it.I expected Redford, who I admire greatly for this and other work, to have pounded the books and records a little harder to give us a different look at Stanton that was previously not in the mainstream of knowledge. From this movie, we know nearly nothing about Stanton and substantially less about President Andrew Johnson. The assassination of Lincoln affected their lives more than anyone, except Lincoln, and the conduct of that trial had a lot to do with that effect. I wish Redford would consider making a movie playing off one of the angles in Henry Wiencek's book about President George Washington, An Imperfect God . Kline would be a good choice for Washington since he is a great actor and would not have to wear the remnants of a coon hunt on his face and call it facial hair in order in order to portray our first president. The transformation of Washington from slave-holder to slave-emancipator is worth telling with Wiencek's primary research.

    September 12, 2012 at 1:44 am | Reply
  2. auzerais

    CNN's double standard continue ceases to amaze anyone. You continue to hammer Romney non-stop for his ties to Bain, yet you sit on your hands and do absolutely NOTHING about investigating and holding Obama's feet to the fire while the President and his staff just laugh at them as his personal propaganda lapdogs. CNN, along with the rest of the obedient media continue to refuse to investigate why the vast majority of Obama's school records are kept under wraps and secret.
    That is why the majority of Americans hold all of you in contempt.

    July 22, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Reply

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