Friday, July 13, 2007

It's time for CNN to pack it in

By Edward Copeland

I don't even think CNN makes a pretense at being a "news" network anymore. It was bad enough with the ridiculous promotion they did leading up to Larry King's interview with what'shername, you know, the hotel heiress whom I shouldn't even have a reason for knowing existed. (Wolf Blitzer: "Sorry Mr. Cosby, we can't talk about education right now, she's getting into a car.") Then there was the joke of the Michael Moore vs. Blitzer and Dr. Sanjay Gupta dustup where everyone looked back. Yesterday morning though, I think they may have outdone themselves as I passed a TV and they were touting a "Developing Story." Terrorism threats? Disputes about the Iraq war? Natural disasters? Oh no. Nothing that trivial. They were providing live coverage of soccer star David Beckham and his wife arriving in Los Angeles. CNN, it's time to give up. You might as well merge with E! at this point, though I think they occasionally run more actual news stories than you do.

Other writings about CNN's decline at the Copeland Institute for Lower Learning:
April 26
Feb. 27
Feb. 9
Jan. 27, 2006
Jan. 13, 2006
Jan. 10, 2006

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  • Hey American people,

    It's time for you to all turn off CNN & Faux(just CNN & Faux, and nothing else-TV isn't all that bad!) and watch BBC World News or, if you can, Al-Jazeera America or even CBC Newsworld. Trust me, you'll get better news. How to do so?

    Just write to your local DSS/cable provider, and tell them that you want the three above-mentioned channels instead of CNN or Faux. What have you all to lose? Nothing but shitty so-called news channels.

    By Blogger Lionel Braithwaite, at 6:03 AM  

  • I don't have access to either of the channels you mention unfortunately. At this point, I have to say for me MSNBC has become the least of the three evils. Still, for real news, you still have to go to newspapers and online if you want any sort of depth in coverage.

    By Blogger Edward Copeland, at 3:09 PM  

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