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Dec052008

Screaming Bloody Murder:CNN Redeems Itself (This week anyway)

Y'all know I am not a fan of CNN. Not after they gave the Blackwoman/self-hating minstrel DL Hughley a platform to embarrass us on the eve of the election of the first African American president. Coincidence? I think not!

I've already given my opinion about Soledad O'brien's "Black in America" also known at "The Parade of Black Pathology or "Black Folks It Sucks 2 B U".

I do however read CNN.com daily and they've been doing some important reporting or should a say re-reporting about conditions in the Congo for Black women and children in the Congo. They've also been running online pieces about people who attempted to prevent genocide, but were ignored. Last night they aired the full documentary called Screaming Bloody Murder by Christiane Amanpour.
They share a deep sorrow: an idealistic American who tried to protect the Kurds of Iraq, a Canadian general who refused to follow orders in Rwanda, a French priest who fought for the soul of Cambodia.

Each one tried to focus the world's attention on the world's most heinous crime: genocide. Each time, they were shunned, ignored or told it was someone else's problem.

To understand why, CNN's Christiane Amanpour traveled to the killing fields of Europe, Africa and Asia for a two-hour documentary, "Scream Bloody Murder." CNN.com

If you missed it, that's okay you should be able to see it all online or catch it in reruns.

Additional dates and times:
CNN/US: 8 p.m. December 6; 3 a.m. and 8 p.m. December 7; and 3 a.m. December 8 (All times ET)
CNN International: 1000, 1700 December 5; 1200, 2000 December 6; 0100, 0600, 2200 December 7 (All times GMT)

CNN has a halfway decent site dedicated to Screaming Blood Murder with some good historical perspective and interactive maps. Here are some of the stories on the website.

The world's most heinous crime
Amanpour: Voices of hope in the face of evil
Polish Jew gave his life defining, fighting genocide
Priest tried to warn of Cambodia's insanity
'Idealist' tried to halt Saddam's Kurdish slaughter
Read once-secret Reagan administration documents on Iraq
'Bombs for peace' after slaughter in Bosnia
As genocide raged, general's pleas for help ignored
'A horror movie and a snuff movie'
They killed their neighbors: genocide's foot soldiers

Sometimes you have to speak up about something even when other people ignore you, mock you, insult you or try to harm you. Why? Because you CAN speak out that those being persecuted cannot. The question is, will you be one of the ones screaming bloody murder or a silent spectator?

Reader Comments (20)

"CNN’s Christiane Amanpour traveled to the killing fields of Europe, Africa and Asia for a two-hour documentary"

I like how they are showing that it is not just an African problem, that genocide can happen anywhere

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLola

Thank you for this program. I, and, I am sure, all Armenians were waiting to long ,to hear from CNN about Genocide of Armenians .Christiane Amanpour always does her job perfectly, but.. with all respect, she got wrong about how many Armenians were killed in 1915..there were more than 1,5 million, and the second: her work about Armenians was short.Don't get me wrong.Genocide of Armenians happened about 100 years ago, there was not enough informacion than, and Turkey did every thing and any thing to keep it quaet .That is why would be fear to see and to hear about it no les no much...just equal.

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAida

I give the credit to Christiane Amanpour because this is her passion versus CNN's making this a priority.

We have a situation at Princeton University where students distributed a racist, vile newsletter attacking one of their few Black female Professors. We were first made aware of it at

http://princetonprofs.blogspot.com/

I've been discussing the response at my blog, at Black Woman Blow the Trumpet, Muslim Bushido and Hagar's Daughter at well.

Any and all input from readers is welcome.

December 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFaith

thanks for the post.

i'd forgotten about CA's new show. particularly interested given 24 preview this weekend foretelling a focus on African conflicts as a year long theme.

sorry to muddy your comments with reference to a fictional tv series, but they do claim credit for conditioning the environment - attitudes around the the idea of an excellent president who happens to be black.

December 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPersistance

Faith, do you have a copy of the flyer? send me the link

December 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commentergem2001

When I go to the Old City in J'lem, I always pass by Armenian holocaust museum but didn't take the time to enter. Now I'm curious. So much pain in the world...

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re: spectator or screamer. Sometimes its risky to be the screamer. But voices need to be heard. I hope the screams are heard.

December 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermiriam

Gina, you can get a copy by request

Aubrey Huston, Editor
THE PRINCETON PACKET, INC.
P.O. Box 350
Princeton, New Jersey 08542
Phone: 609-924-3244 extension 336
Fax: 609-924-3842
feedback@pacpub.com

December 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFaith

I could not find an e-mail address to send this to, but this story needs publicity. Hope you guys can help.
http://wcbstv.com/watercooler/slavery.haverstraw.middle.2.880370.html

December 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnon

@Faith nobody has a copy online?

December 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commentergem2001

So bascially when it comes to reporting about black folks in AMERICA CNN does a pisst poor job of reflecting the truth and an awesome job of covering those "other" black folks.

Great job CNN. As usual we can caught on you guys staying true to who you are.

December 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSelena

I don't think it's available to the general public except by request and is only distributed on campus or directly from a student.

December 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFaith

Um so have you seen it? Its kind of hard to campaign against something you haven't seen. Somebody has to have a copy of it. Nobody has scanned it in and posted it online?

December 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commentergem2001

But where is the discussion of the current violence in the Congo? I was disappointed to not see an acknowledgment of this tragedy.

December 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterann

Gina, the school pulled all copies immediately and issued a statement stating it was racist and malicious. I believe Dr. Harris-Lacewell's assessment of its contents. So that was enough for me. I just don't want to people to get by with some fake apology or the denial that it was offensive when they want others to prove to them that it's not racist after the school already determined it was. I'm trying to get a copy now but they've shrouded everything in this veil of secrecy.

December 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFaith

on the CNN ducumetary on 'Scream Bloody Murder' by Christiane Amanpour: I live in the UK and watch CNN International - I've obviously missed all its 'reruns' and CNN isn't showing the full one online. I was wondering if anyone knows anyother way I could watch the full version either online or could upload and send it to my email address (glow_riah@yahoo.co.uk)... I'd really appreciate it please. thanks in advance

December 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGlow

I have not had CNN on for a minute (politically burned out) maybe they are trying to make up for the hot mess that is DL Hugley...

December 8, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterregina

The entire Mainstream media misses the whole truth. What about the role the USA and China has in Sudan? What about Haiti where innocent children are starving to death? Tell the world the real reason for the bloodshed in the Congo. They have the power to change so much in this country and the world and they fail miserably at it because their only job has been to tell half of the truth or no truth at all.

December 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterYvonne C.

I am a teacher and teach a unit on genocide. This documentary covers much of the information I present. I would love a copy. I taped it only to find it did not work. Does anyone have a copy? I would be more than willing to pay for it. Please let me know as soon as possible

December 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJOan carlson

DL Hughley CANCELLED!

http://cityfile.com/dailyfile/4723

March 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermajor

Amanpour is a islamist extremist sympathizer. Regardless of whether you agree or disagree with her anti-Israel bias, she is a terrorist sympathizer and promoter. Send her back to Iran.

June 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEl Grande

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