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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

REAL fairness and balance

I turned on CNN at 10 a.m. today to catch the morning's top news stories.

The network spent the first five minutes of the hour recapping Sarah Palin's appearance in Arizona on Friday on behalf of Republican Sen. John McCain's re-election campaign.

The second five-minute segment was devoted to a story about the Tea Party movement's all-out effort to unseat Democratic Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada.

Which got me thinking: Can you imagine Fox News, which laughingly claims to be "fair and balanced," devoting the first 10 minutes of an hour to stories about Democrats trying to get elected and trying to oust Republican incumbents? A blizzard at the equator is more likely.

Thank you, CNN, for being one of the few remaining broadcast outlets that covers both sides of the nation's political landscape.



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