CNNRunning at the gym and watching CNN the other day, I was thinking about the recent hubbub where CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta tried to challenge Michael Moore’s Sicko and CNN ended up having to apologize for mistaken coverage. Sure that’s all boiled down, but it is the gist of the story.

During the 30 minutes that I was on the treadmill, I saw two different inaccurate/biased stories. One was on video games that get children exercising. They made the bold claim that children playing Dance Dance Revolution burn twice as many calories as children playing regular video games. That is an amazing statistic… what is twice of nothing? I wonder what the statistic was compared to actual exercise. But that isn’t what bothered me. They said that DDR is an XBox product. While DDR can be played on the XBox, it can be played on Sony and Nintendo platforms as well. I know Wikipedia isn’t the most reliable source, but even Wikipedia knows that DDR is a Konami product.

The second story was about the impact of Youtube on politics. They showed the video of Senator George Allen calling his competitor’s volunteer macaca. Then they turned to an analyst who said that George Allen very likely would have won the election if it weren’t for Youtube. I’m sure it had nothing to do with The Daily Show repeatedly and mercilessly covering Allen’s mistake. Did I mention that the CNN Youtube debates are tomorrow? I wonder if setting up Youtube as a huge political tool will help that effort. Was anything actually newsworthy going on in the world?
For shame Wolf… for shame.

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