January 13, 2014
On January 7, CNN’s national security analyst Peter Bergen wrote on CNN.com that “al Qaeda appears to control more territory in the Arab world than it has done at any time in its history.” However, CNN only mentioned his eye-opening piece once since it was published online.
In contrast to its virtual ignorance of Bergen’s article, CNN reported on Dennis Rodman’s bizarre visit to North Korea on nine different news hours last Wednesday.
It was Bergen himself who gave CNN’s lone citation of the al Qaeda news on Sunday’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, saying of al Qaeda, “Well, they control more territory in the Middle East than they have in their 25-year history.”
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