CNN Headline News aired Beck program with Graham's "whack" the Clintons comment four times in two days
Research ››› ››› MATTHEW BIEDLINGMAIER
On June 22, CNN Headline News re-aired the June 20 edition of the network's Glenn Beck program, which featured conservative talk radio show host Michael Graham discussing Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (NY) campaign video that parodies the series finale of HBO's The Sopranos. As Media Matters for America documented, Graham asked Beck, "[S]eriously, Glenn, didn't you at some point want to see, like, Paulie Walnuts [a character on The Sopranos], somebody come in here and just whack them both right there?" Beck, while smiling, replied that he "did not want to see that."
CNN Headline News aired the same version of the June 20 show -- including Graham's remark about wanting to see someone "just whack" the Clintons in the video -- at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET on June 20 and at midnight ET on June 21. The encore presentation on June 22, a Friday, was the fourth time the show aired in two days. Although CNN Headline News typically airs reruns of Beck's 7 p.m. show at 9 p.m. on the same day and again at midnight, there does not appear to be a pattern for Friday broadcasts, which are sometimes new and other times repeats of previous shows.