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Make CNN Retract

In last nights CNN broadcast Cambell Brown, Jeffery Toobin, and others called the McCain campaign’s ad about Senator Obama’s support for a bill for ‘comprehensive sex education for kindergarteners’ a lie.  One problem, they’re wrong.  The text of the bill states,

“Each class or course in comprehensive sex education in any of grades K through 12 shall include instruction on the prevention of sexually transmitted infections, including the prevention, transmission and spread of HIV.”

They repeated the Obama campaign’s explanation that the bill was about ‘inappropriate touching’.  Second problem, there is no reference to ‘inappropriate touching’* in the bill.  Byron York of National Review researched this bill and provides and an explanation along with the text of the bill in his article On Sex-Ed Ad, McCain is Right.  However, when this article was brought up during last night’s CNN broadcast it was dismissed. 

CNN didn’t do their homework and they should apologize and retract their statement that the McCain campaign lied.

Contact CNN and demand a retraction.

Cambell Brown/Election Center Feedback Form

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Update: *There is a section of the bill that does address identifying abuse.  While it is not stated directly as ‘inappropriate touching’ that is the idea of that section.   However, that is not the primary directive of the bill.

11 Responses to “Make CNN Retract”

  1. I hate to tell you this, but the bill reference to ‘inappropriate touching’ in the bill, but it’s done in proper legal language. That’s in Paragraph 11 of the Bill.

    Of course, the bill also says that all course, kindergarten through high school will contain all information, including birth control, STDs and such-like. So while the bill DOES contain a section that covers “inappropriate touching,” it is not the focus of the bill.

  2. [...] Report an error/Headline News feedback form Make CNN Retract [...]

  3. Good point jonolan. Added that correction. Thank You.

  4. NO problem whatsoever! We must always be careful to argue from truth, not the mistake that our opposition tries to lure us into.

  5. Used your link to send a scathing (but clean) request…typical Leftist dreck and political activism disguised as journalism.

  6. Thanks Todd!

    Also, hope people will forward the info to friends that might also feel action is needed.

  7. Seriously, it’s time to start holding the “527 media” accountable. I’ve grown weary of having to filter everything I read, see, and hear via CNN, CBS, ABC, New York TImes, Washington Post, etc.

  8. 2008 will be known as the year the MSM finally came out of the closet and admitted that it loves liberals. It may not be saying “I’m in love with Obama” but it sure is kissing him and holding his hand in public, so what other conclusion does it think we could draw?

  9. Kissing and hugging? I think “fellating” is a more appropriate form of affection in this case.

  10. Sent in requests to both sites, but don’t know that it will do any good. CNN might as well come out and admit they are Obama Democrats.

  11. A bill that Obama did not write.

    A bill that did not pass.

    Continuing to bring it up does not help McCain.

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