Bad Karma: CNN Cuts Off The Dalai Lama

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Dalai Lama accepted the Congressional Gold Medal this afternoon. But, CNN cut him off during his speech, as he was talking about China's relationship with Tibet . With only three minutes left in the speech, CNN cut away to the anchor (whose name I forget), who then babbled for a minute about the history of the award and what the Dalai Lama said in his speech. Instead of just showing the speech. The network then moved on to the scandal-plagued president of Oral Roberts University.

Flipping channels to find the rest showed Fox News had left it earlier than CNN, if they had carried it all. But kudos to MSNBC, who carried the Dalai Lama's words all the way through.

Here's CNN interrupting, 20 seconds in:

Update: The anchor with bad karma is Fredericka Whitfield

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