Sunday, April 13, 2008
DEAR CNN, WHILE YOU WERE BUSY PLANNING YOUR SO CALLED "COMPASSION " FORUM, YOU COMPLETLY IGNORED THE COMPASSION CONFERENCE BEING HELD IN SEATTLE ....
"Compassion is Not an Emotional Response , but Firm Committment founded on Reason"
Dear CNN While Cloaking oneself in "Compassion" and then holding a "Forum" on it , is definently teetering on some Journalistic VERY Shakey Ground. I am also concerned that Only Christian Leaders were allowed or participating in the Questions. I did not see any questions raised by Other Spiritual Leaders there asking Relevant Questions. So sadly this leaves those watching KNOWING that Other Religions don't Count in Any Equation. I found the Questions were Mostly oriented in Evangelical Right Wing Christian Political Agendas: Celibacy and Celibacy/Abstinance teachings related to AIDS prevention, Creationsim Vs. Evolution/ Teaching Science....etc etc. ( and a Chance to Quiz Obama on Muslim issues, and Rev Wright, and about his own mothers death- which seemed totally rude).
I am sorry, but if you want to hold a Christian Conference ,so you can test the Candidates ability to be Religous enough, don't pretend that you are holding a Conference on Compassion.....and Next time INVITE all Spritual Leaders, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh,Hindu,etc.
By the Way while you were airing your Charade, there was an International Conference on Compassion in Seattle, called the Seeds of Compassion held in Seattle this weekend and this week. The Honored Guest was the Dali Lama. I noticed just like Tibet , that you did not cover this Esteemed Exiled Leader, in either his arrival or his messege. You also have been having difficulty covering Human Rights Abuses in Tibet.
CNN My Question is When are you Merging with FOX ? or did it already happen?