How to save CNN

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  1. Synthaholic
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    How to save CNN

    CNN's president announced last week he's stepping down. Here's my plan to save the ailing news network

    BY ALEX PAREENE


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    Jay Rosen's excellent take on it:


    https://plus.google.com/u/0/106506966828595242496/posts/QvNKFSPejXo


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    I'm not going to bother posting parts of either of these, other than to say that Professor Rosen makes the salient point that CNN International makes all the money (15% growth), so they could care less about the U.S. version.

    If you are interested, click the links. If you post about it, I'll reply. :)
     
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    Then let him run CNN, or buy it.
    i don't watch CNN or any news network.
     
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    Actually, Alex Pareene (the first author) recommended Professor Rosen be hired to run it. That's why Rosen wrote his own blog entry.

    If you are not familiar with Jay Rosen, he's the lead voice trying to get news organizations to start reporting news again, and abandon "The View From Nowhere" and "He Said, She Said" and "We'll Have To Leave It There" journalism.

    All three of those links are good reading.
     
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    I don't have cable TV so I don't watch Fox, CNN and all the others. But when I did they all seemed to have the same idea: Hot Chicks and Businessmen News Readers.

    Fox led the way in Hot Chicks and it seemed CNBC Had the best Businessmen. (Just my opinion) Well, when I watched any of those channels what did I mostly get? One Democrat talking head arguing with a Republican talking head with a Hot Chick or Businessman moderating. Then after a while I noticed Fox relied on those talking heads quite a bit but then started calling them "Contributors", but they were still in my view, talking heads. You could predict what they were gonna' say before they said it most every time.

    And I'm not just picking on Fox, (Formerly) MSNBC and CNN do the same thing, they just don't wanna' admit it. Doesn't really matter as I don't watch them anymore.

    What I do watch is RT and those with an online presence like Max Keiser and Alex Jones. I also visit blogs like ZeroHedge and FreeRepublic. Never heard of them? Google them and find out for yourself. They post and report on stuff that CNN and Fox would NEVER touch, or report a week later when it's old news.

    Cable TV News to me is like the Covered Wagon; On it's way to obsolescence. The sad part is they don't even realize it.
     
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    US media doesn't deserve to be on the air period, replace it with re runs of Hollywood movies; that's all US media is, tired re-runs of Hollywood movies.
     
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    Why save CNN? Since Anderson Cooper came onboard, they've become government hacks espousing what they think the public wants to hear.

    Why else would the dumb fuckers ask for the public to vote on news stories they want to hear about via Twitter?

    Twitter is for twits.
     
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    CNN has come down with MSNBC disease. And if the suits can't figure that out tough shit.
     
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    I could not disagree more with the bolded.
     
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    Get rid of wolf blitzer. I hate that bastard.
     
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    I like CNN better than the other two whore houses.
     

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