The Corner

CNN — The “Yes We Can” Network?

I haven’t been watching closely, but CNN seems to want to stake its place tonight as the anti-Sean Hannity on Obama. They haven’t mentioned him by name (the name “O’Reilly” got a Wright mention) Hannity (how dare he!) raises questions, plays not-made-for-prime-time-TV sermons — all fair and even balanced: Sean has interviewed Jeremiah Wright. CNN responds with here’s-his-public-speech, here is a CNN anchor and analyst who will tell you how to understand the funny, not-angry Wright and stop demonizing him (Sean Hannity, that means you!) and explain the context of “God damn America.” They’re on their second airing of the speech now. Sean Hannity reports, CNN decides for you?

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Republicans Still Don’t Get Trump

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Holy Week with Saint Paul

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Friday Links

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Heckuva Job, Paul and Mitch

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Politics & Policy

The Sliming of Bari Weiss

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