CNN’s John King apologizes … for the use of “in the crosshairs” on air


The video is here.  The transcript below is from the same link (hat tip).

CNN’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.”

Taking absurdity to a whole new level:  That’s the CNN way.

Lemme see. What other words will soon be banned (or bleeped) from use on “mainstream” media news outlets in the name of “sensitivity” and “civility”?

“Battleground” states?

“War” on drugs, etc?

The Senator’s got the presidency “in his sights”?

“Job-killer”? (Boehner’s already modified his use of that term)

“Partisan gunslinger”?


“Assault” on free speech?

Help me out, please.  8-|

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