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August 17, 2006

The Daily Show on CNN’s ‘Target: USA’

Filed under: General Homeland Security,Humor — by Christian Beckner on August 17, 2006

This Daily Show clip from Wednesday night delivers a deserved smackdown of CNN’s “Target: USA” day of coverage on Monday in the wake of the aviation security plot:

The media plays a valuable and necessary role in terms of educating the American public about homeland security and highlighting threats and vulnerabilities that the government has not adequately addressed. Often this is the only effective way to spur the government into action in certain areas. But when this news as presented as an endless litany of threats, without due regard for which threats are the greatest priorities from a risk-based perspective, then that only serves to confuse people and inspire fetal position-inducing fear in the general public.

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2 Comments »

Comment by Leo

August 18, 2006 @ 9:20 am

It’s been removed from the link above, but can be found at: http://www.comedycentral.com/shows/the_daily_show/videos/headlines/index.jhtml

Comment by Christian Beckner

August 18, 2006 @ 1:38 pm

Thanks…I fixed the link.

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