More Political Correctness: CNN Apologizes for Guest Using “CrossHairs” … What Would they Ever Say about George Carlin and his Baseball-Football Skit?


In the immortal words of George Carlin … WTF!!!

How pathetic has political correctness become? CNN actually apologized for a guest using the word “cross-hairs”. Imagine that, that evil, hate monger used the term, “in the cross-hairs”. That gets an apology, but the incorrect and purposely false reporting that Jared Loughner, the alleged Tucson tragedy gunman who killed six was a right-wing Tea Party member gets nothing. This is the message that the MSM has learned from the Tucson tragedy? One would think there would be a greater look into mental health and the ability to “target” mentally disturbed people sooner capable of violence.

Would CNN take add $’s from Target?

With the PC hysteria, the media might want to start with themselves. So metaphors of CNN’s choice are now deemed bad. Just curious, in a CNN board room have they ever stated they would target a certain demographic or would CNN ever accept commercial ad space from TARGET?


From Real Clear Politics:

HCNN’s John King: “Before we go to break, I want to make a quick point. We were having a discussion about the Chicago mayoral race. My friend Andy Shaw used the term ‘in the crosshairs’ in talking about the candidates. We’re trying, we’re trying to get away from that language. Andy is a good friend, he’s covered politics for a long time, but we’re trying to get away from that kind of language.”

Classic Values is not so many words tells CNN and John King where to stick is apologizing for free speech.

 What would CNN ever do with comedian George Carlin and his skit on Baseball vs. Football? The comic classic would be watered down to mere dribble if CNN and the rest of the pathetic MSM had their PC way. Would they be apologizing ffor the following, “Football is played on a gridiron, in a stadium, sometimes called Soldier Field or War Memorial Stadium“. Oh no, Carlin said war, we must apologize. Then there is this horrible comic line that has caused so many madmen to take up arms, “Football is rigidly timed, and it will end even if we’ve got to go to sudden death.”So does this mean that in all sports cast, the announcers will no longer be able to use such abusive language like “sudden death”?

 George Carlin, Baseball vs. Football


The object in football is to march down field and penetrate enemy territory,
and get into the end zone; in baseball, the object is to go home! “I’m going home!”

And, in football, they have the clip, the hit, the block, the tackle, the blitz, the bomb, the offense and the defense;
in baseball, they have.. the sacrifice.

It is unbelievable that freedom of speech and the political correctness police have come to this. What a sad state of affairs. Will CNN print a manual of acceptable words that can be used on their air without having to sit in the corner in time out if used? Just curious, how many shooting sprees was George Carlin responsible for?

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  • Comments

    11 Responses to “More Political Correctness: CNN Apologizes for Guest Using “CrossHairs” … What Would they Ever Say about George Carlin and his Baseball-Football Skit?”

    1. rightknight on January 19th, 2011 12:00 pm

      Fiddling around with Free Speech is much easier for
      Government to do than it’s job of curtailing bloated
      spending and upholding the Constitution of the United
      States of America.

    2. Jayne (on the left coast) on January 19th, 2011 3:01 pm

      CNN had a show called CROSSFIRE!!!!! They should be blamed for the Tucson massacre.

    3. Its Me on January 19th, 2011 4:09 pm

      Isnt this all getting a little silly?

    4. Tamikosmom on January 19th, 2011 5:17 pm

      CNN apologizes for using term ‘crosshairs’

      A CNN host revealed just how dumb they think their audience is by apologizing for using the term ‘crosshairs’ while debating the politics of the day. Do they really think Americans are so stupid, so reactionary that if they hear the word ‘crosshair’ they’ll start shooting? So that’s the standard? Ok – from 1982-2005 they aired a program called ‘Crossfire’…during those 23 years on air, 1.3 billion people died. CNN has some explaining to do!

      Glen Beck

    5. A Texas Grandfather on January 19th, 2011 5:20 pm

      Its Me

      You are right. It is getting silly, but look underneath all the sillyness and you will find something that aught to scare the living daylights out of you. This is a concentrated effort for the Progressives to control free speech.

      Can anyone say Orwell’s 1984? We are only a little more than a quarter century past Orwell’s date, but we are witnessing the first stages of the plan.

    6. Its Me on January 19th, 2011 11:04 pm

      Tex, If you read some of my earlier posts I said I am scared!! Now my fear is turning to anger!!

    7. Greg the Great on January 20th, 2011 8:04 am

      CNN? Who watches CNN?

    8. Steven on January 20th, 2011 5:35 pm


      Are you saying that the CNN corporation is telling their on air talent to act this way, and that CNN is by definition not an independent company, but is an arm of some progressive movement or organization?

      If this could happen, what about Fox news being an arm of a conservative movement?

    9. no rose colored glasses on January 21st, 2011 11:02 am

      And I’m sitting here patiently waiting to hear what MSNBC is an arm of.
      SM: how about insanity?

    10. Steven on January 21st, 2011 3:25 pm


      Changing the subject to something that was never mentioned in the article or referenced by comments doesn’t answer the question. It’s a method of distraction and avoidance, perhaps because the subject is outside ones comfort zone.

      To remind you, the topic is about a CNN host and the term “cross-hairs”. Anything to add?

      p.s. – for the record, I don’t see that the term “cross-hairs” is, in and of itself, related to anger, hate violence, vitriol, etc. However, I do recognize that it could be used in some context that would transform it into a term that could become negatively charged, likely to incite or inflame extreme emotional responses. I am not in favor of that kind of usage.

    11. NGBoston on January 22nd, 2011 4:44 pm

      “It does not matter whether you support Palin for President, whether you think she is electable, or even whether you like her. This is not about Palin, it is about the mainstream media’s desire to have Barack Obama re-elected at any cost and to take down any Republican candidate who stands in the way.”

      –Prof. Jacobsen at Legal Insurrection blog

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