CNN loves to blame Russian President Vladimir Putin for war in the Ukraine, punishing homosexuals in Russia and cracking down on his opponents, but did the Cable News Network go too far when posting a photo of Putin when talking about the unmasking of 'Jihadi John?'
According to the Daily Telegraph of London, "CNN has apologised after a technical glitch led to the station using a photograph of Vladimir Putin to illustrate a story about Jihadi John's true identity. The mistake came as Max Foster, CNN London correspondent, discussed the fate of hostages held by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) and the possibility that Jihadi John, identified this week as Mohammed Emwazi, would ever face justice."
The Swine Flu has swarmed into India and is causing hundreds of deaths and thousands of infections.
The BBC News reports that, "Health authorities in India have urged people not to panic amid a swine flu outbreak that has killed more than 900 people. At least 15,000 others have tested positive for the virus. The western state of Gujarat is worst affected with 231 deaths and more than 3,700 infections."
U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno is calling Great Britain Prime Minister David Cameron 'not trustworthy,' for implementing dramatic spending cuts for the UK military budget. He expressed concerns that that the British Armed Forces can not defend itself, nor help the US military fight radical Islamists in the Middle East.
According to the Daily Telegraph of London, "Ever since the Cold War ended more than two decades ago, America has never entertained any serious doubts about Britain’s ability to fulfil its commitment as a vital military ally when tackling threats to the Western alliance. Until now. For the have led to a number of senior US military officers and politicians openly questioning whether, when it comes to fighting the wars of the future, Britain has the capability to be an effective ally on the battlefield."
Sierra Leone Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumara appears to have been stricken by the deadly and contagious Ebola virus.
The BBC News reports that, "The vice-president of Sierra Leone has put himself into quarantine after one of his bodyguards died from Ebola. Samuel Sam-Sumana said he would stay out of contact with others for 21 days as a precaution."
Major retail companies that pay for advertising on CNN face a Holiday Season debacle. CNN has launched a Black Friday Boycott to encourage American shoppers to refrain from buying Christmas gifts for family and friends. CNN Spokewoman Soledad O'Brien contends that Americans must show solidarity against alleged police brutality by boycotting corporate sponsors of CNN. Consequently, retails sales plunged nearly 11 percent this year from a year ago.
Zero Hedge reports that, "As we reported earlier using , the first two days of the holiday shopping season were already showing a -0.5% decline across bricks-and-mortar stores, following a "cash for clunkers"-like jump in early promotions which pulled demand forward with little follow through in the remaining shopping days. However, not even we predicted the shocker just released from the National Retail Federation, the traditionally cheery industry organization, which just reported absolutely abysmal numbers: sales during the four-day Thanksgiving holiday period crashed by a whopping 11% from $57.4 billion to $50.9 billion, confirming what everyone but the Fed knows by now: the US middle class is being obliterated, and that key driver of 70% of US economic growth is in the worst shape it has been since the Lehman collapse, courtesy of 6 years of Fed's ruinous central planning."
CNN spokeswoman Soledad O-Brien is launching a campaign to persuade American consumers to refrain from making Christmas gift purchases on Black Friday. Needless to say, corporate sponsors of CNN are not pleased.
Channel NewsAsia reports that, "Also backing the campaign was TV star Jesse Williams, while journalist Soledad O'Brien, retweeted a message with the hashtag #NotOneDime. "No Just, No Profit. Corporate/public power only speaks $. So let's talk to 'em," Williams tweeted, along with a link to a video compilation of police brutality."
An accused crack cocaine dealer, Nayele Ametefe, was arrested for allegedly utilizing the 'Presidential Lounge' of Ghana's International Airport as a 'Crack House.'
The BBC News reports that, "Ghana's opposition has called for a parliamentary inquiry into allegations that a suspected cocaine trafficker had access to the presidential lounge at the country's main airport. The alleged trafficker was arrested in the UK, while three officials have been charged in Ghana."