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Thursday, November 16, 2006

CNN dumped by Stoney Creek Inn!

The Stoney Creek Inn chain has pulled CNN from their television offerings for “CNN's decision to show video of Iraqi insurgent snipers targeting U.S. troops,” according to Brit Hume of Fox News.

James Thompson, the president of Stoney Creek Hospitality Corporation made the decision in deference to CNN's "apparent willingness to support terrorists by broadcasting footage of U.S. soldiers being assassinated in Iraq."

Thompson- "“I am repulsed by that judgment, and I made a decision of conscience for myself,” said Thompson, whose company operates 10 hotels in the Midwest. “There comes a time when you either stay silent or speak out, and this was wrong.”

News Busters has a pretty good article on the event. The November 8 news disclosure by Hume revealed that all 10 midwest hotels owned by the Des Moines, Iowa based Stoney Creek Hospitality Corporation will no longer subscribe to CNN.

It's too bad it's a midwest chain. I travel a lot in the Pacific Northwest and would definitely be staying at their motels if they were out this way!

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