CNN Tries to Hide Tea Party “You Tube” Video Evidence Showing CNN & Reporter Susan Roesgen Are Liberal Hacks
CNN … Me thinks thou dost protest too much. Fair use v. “supposed” copyright violation
The once most “respected” name in News now tries to hide the news
Wonder why so many people have tuned out the main stream media? Maybe it is because they continually prove they are nothing more than liberal, bias hacks! This was never more evident that on April 15, 2009 at the Chicago Tea Party when CNN reporter (liberal activist) Susan Roesgen provided some of the most abusive liberal bias seen in quite some time as she purposely with “Malice and Forethought” got into arguments with Tea Party go’ers and then stated that Tea Parties as being promoted by Fox News and being “anti-CNN”. Anti-CNN? They wish they still had some relevance at CNN for someone to actually target them.
The Founding Bloggers truly hit a nerve with CNN with their exclusive footage of their reporter making a fool out of herself. The result, CNN attempting to say that there is a copyright violation. No, they just can’t stand their own reporter’s free speech be broadcast for all to see.
The first question that should be asked of CNN and the mainstream media is why are they making such a big deal of this? I thought no one went to these “supposed” Tea Parties. The media, including CNN, reported the Tea Parties as a right wing joke, they served no purpose and nothing would come of them. So why is CNN so quick to make the Tea Parties such a big deal? Maybe because deep down is the recesses of their liberal, squelch free speech at all cost minds they know that the Tea Party movement was born and here to stay.
CNN, so embarrassed by the video footage caught live and in color by The Founding Bloggers has asked You Tube to take it down sighting copyright infringement. Guess what CNN, IT’S BACK!!!
Check out the VIDEO that CNN is afraid of the public to see.
Hat Tip: Patterico’s Pontifications
CNN claims its is protecting it’s intellectual property, hardly. As Powerline stated, this has more to do with hiding evidence and CNN in a CYA of embarrassing video and unprofessional behavior.
It is hard to avoid the inference that in this case, CNN was motivated not by a desire to protect its intellectual property but by a desire to avoid embarrassment caused by the unprofessional performance of its reporter. In today’s world, though, it just isn’t possible to track down all copies of a video and suppress them, when the video relates to a matter of broad and legitimate public interest. That CNN is willing to make the attempt reveals something, perhaps, about its attitude toward the public’s right to be informed.
The question at the table is, is there any validity to CNN’s copyright claim? Ben Sheffner of Copyrights and Campaigns weighs in. It would appear from the answer provided, the verdict is no.
CNN does own copyright in its own news footage and, as a general matter, has the right to demand its removal from YouTube. However, as to this particular video, I think Founding Bloggers has a very strong fair use defense. The purpose for Founding Bloggers’ posting of the CNN footage is crystal clear: to comment on and criticize CNN’s reporting on the “Tea Party.” Such a use is right in the heartland of the fair use doctrine; the statute specifically mentions “criticism, comment, [and] news reporting” as protected uses that are “not an infringement of copyright.” 17 U.S.C. § 107. To quickly run through the four fair use factors as they apply here: 1) the use is transformative (for critical comment); 2) the CNN footage is factual, not fictional, and was previously broadcast; 3) the amount used is small in relation to the whole CNN broadcast; and 4) any effect on the market is minuscule (and if fewer people watch CNN because this video causes them to think less of its coverage, that’s simply not cognizable harm). Many fair use cases are difficult, close calls–but, given the facts as I know them, this is an easy one.
Patterico’s Pontification is asking bloggers to upload the video.
In the meantime, I encourage every reader with a YouTube account to upload this video to YouTube. I encourage every blogger reading this to embed this same video to your own site. We have to stop these thugs from reading fair use out of the law whenever they’re embarrassed.
Macsmind second’s Patterico’s motion and has the feed as well. As well as now most of the blogosphere.