CNN’s Full Scope of Journalistic ‘Genius’

The Daily Howler‘s Bob Somerby has a look (4/27/09) at how Newsweek bigshot Fareed Zakaria “pandered and fawned in dragging out yesterday’s panel” on his CNN show

Zakaria: As I was thinking about the smartest people I could gather to talk about the first stage of Barack Obamaâ┚¬Ã¢”ž¢s presidency, I thought of that wonderful quotation from Oscar Wilde: “Any fool can make history, but it takes a genius to write it.”

So today, I’ll be talking with a panel of geniuses. Each of them has books and accomplishments too numerous to mention. I’ll talk about a few. The others will be on the screen.

With a set up like that you must be on the edge of your seat, right? Well here’s the full roster of Zakaria’s “panel of geniuses”: Jon Meacham, Walter Isaacson and Peggy Noonan. Click on each of those names for a look at the real nature of their intellects. And click here to read of Zakaria’s–Extra!: “Fareed Zakaria, Spokesperson for the Global Elite: Newsweek Pundit Presents Pro-Corporate Views as the Poorâ┚¬Ã¢”ž¢s Perspective” (7-8/08) by Roger Bybee.