Fox isn't the only "fair and balanced" one

CNN's Headline News tells the first Muslim elected to Congress to prove that he's not working with America's enemies.

Tim Grieve
November 16, 2006 10:57PM (UTC)

Who needs Fox News when you've got CNN's Headline News?

In an interview this week with Minnesota Democrat Keith Ellison, who was just elected as America's first-ever Muslim member of Congress, Headline News' Glenn Beck actually asked the following question:


"OK. No offense, and I know Muslims. I like Muslims. I've been to mosques. I really don't believe that Islam is a religion of evil. I -- you know, I think it's being hijacked, quite frankly. With that being said, you are a Democrat. You are saying, 'Let's cut and run.' And I have to tell you, I have been nervous about this interview with you, because what I feel like saying is, 'Sir, prove to me that you are not working with our enemies.' And I know you're not. I'm not accusing you of being an enemy, but that's the way I feel, and I think a lot of Americans will feel that way."

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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