Jon Stewart was hilarious Monday night as he once again roasted one of his favorite targets – CNN -- over the coals. This time it was for the news channel's hysterical reporting on the Malaysian air disaster, the bloviation of Anderson Cooper and the ongoing imbecility of Don Lemon, who at one point suggested that supernatural forces were behind the disappearance of Flight 370 (see below).
Looking for a reason to like CNN, we went to their website. And found more evidence that no one’s watching the store. At the bottom of a web page devoted to “The CNN 10 Visionary Women” were web links to the following:
Just in case women were feeling too good about themselves and all those Visionaries, CNN made sure they felt like crap, piling on with this beauty -- and our favorite: “10 Academy Award Winners Who’ve Just Disappeared.” Want to bet they’re mostly women? Of course they are. But they’re also inane:
The theme seems to be that if someone won an Oscar once, and hasn’t won one since, they may as well commit ritual suicide. But the underlying agenda is really “Why can’t women stay young?” And ‘Why can’t actresses keep topping themselves?’ By that criterion, there should be an entry saying “Harrison Ford made ‘Star Wars” 40 years ago and hasn’t done anything as popular since.” Or “George Clooney has never come close to the kind of success he had with “Oceans 11.”
But that’s not the agenda. The agenda is smug, snarky and so blatantly misogynist that even the clueless CNN should be able to tune it in.