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Friday
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 crimeAmanpour: Voices of hope in the face of evilPolish Jew gave his life defining, fighting genocidePriest tried to warn of Cambodia's insanity'Idealist' tried to halt Saddam's Kurdish slaughterRead once-secret Reagan administration documents on Iraq'Bombs for peace' after slaughter in BosniaAs 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?

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