The pre-recorded interview Pamela Geller gave to CNN’s Erin Burnett, host of Out Front, was supposed to provide viewers with information about Geller’s anti-Jihad ad campaign that had been cleared by a federal judge; it includes multiple posters being put up throughout the New York subway system. While it did do that, the interview also exposed CNN’s bias toward the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) again, in two ways.
First, Burnett seemed intent on doing all she could to take a position that CAIR would almost necessarily approve of. At one point, she even implied that Geller would be responsible for any rioting that took place. It was quite blatant. Second, the interview itself was approximately 13 minutes in length but the was cut-off a little more than halfway through, literally right before Geller began talking about CAIR’s involvement with the Muslim Brotherhood and the Holy Land Foundation trial.
One day after Geller’s (partial) interview aired, she posted a video of the entire exchange. Although, at the point where CNN cut it, viewers were left with audio only. Here is what Geller posted:
A little later in the day, CNN posted the full interview.
Based on what happened to Pamela Geller’s interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett on September 20th, perhaps now would be a good time to take a short look at some CNN history that might help explain it.
Regular readers to our site know that we’ve exposed and chronicled CNN’s lies and seemingly endless defense of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). Some might remember that we wrote about unimpeachable sources who informed us that CAIR collaborated with CNN to smear Walid in 2011. Three years prior to producing a two-part report which aired in its entirety, unlike Geller’s interview. Perhaps the two-part report that aired on Cooper’s program was shown in its entirety because it was designed to smear Walid. The reporter (Drew Griffin) who did it had been exposed by Bill O’Reilly as an unadulterated liar during an interview he conducted with Sarah Palin during the 2008 Presidential campaign.