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After failing to hold Bush accountable for eight years, CNN plans to keep Obama's administration "honest"

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CNN is running an ad right now which states "A new administration takes over and CNN keeps them honest. The best political team on television asks the tough questions." This image appears in the ad:

Um, okay. There's so much wrong with that ad. First, CNN, like the rest of the traditional media, gave Bush and his cronies a free pass for most of the past eight years (except for Anderson Cooper during Katrina.) John King's face also flashes across the ad. Read this excerpt from his CNN bio:

King also contributed to CNN's Emmy-winning 2006 mid-term election coverage as well as to coverage of the 2004 presidential race, the Iraq War, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the tax-cut debates of 2001 and 2003 and the war on terrorism. In 2006, he reported an hour-long special on executive authority, "Power Play." He has conducted one-on-one interviews with an array of senior officials, including President George W. Bush, first lady Laura Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, former Secretary of State Colin Powell and current Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

King traveled with Cheney to the Middle East in March 2002 as the administration began to build support for confronting Saddam Hussein.
Yes, King was right in the thick of things when the Bush administration was spewing its lies. And, King, like so many in the corporate media, dutifully regurgitated their spin.

Then, there's the assumption that somehow we should assume that the Obama administration won't be honest. That's a tough charge considering almost no one in the traditional media would ever acknowledge that Bush wasn't honest. He was a liar.

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