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User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2143 posts, RR: 10
Posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1501 times:

CNN is reporting that the Shuttle was traveling at 18 times the speed of light. This is over 24 hrs. after the accident. Are people that stupid? I already called to bitch.

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User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1482 times:

Bagmasher, did it ever cross your mind that someone just mis-spoke, for God's sake? All day yesterday, they were saying 18 times the speed of sound. Perhaps they just have mis-spoke and didn't realize what they said-you know-the way a lot of us do on A.net quite often?

If you don't like that, tune in the Republican News Network..er, Fox. I'm sure they're perfect.


User currently offlineTeahan From Belgium, joined Nov 1999, 5287 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1476 times:

I was actually very impressed by CNN’s coverage, certainly better than most other news stations. Sky News, for that is it non-US, was also excellent.

Jeremiah



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User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5476 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1470 times:

I saw the coverage yesterday on CNN, the coverage was great. I'm sure it's better than what RNN(fox) could do.

blink



Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2143 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1466 times:

It was scrolling on the bottom of the screen. Don't they research what they are reporting before they air it? It's not like they didn't have enough time to find out this very basic information. When I called, the operator said a great number of people had already complained.

User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1463 times:

I watched different broadcasts yesterday, and I thought CNN and NBC did a competent job. ABC was ok. Didn't watch CBS much.

As for the RNN, they're simply amazing. At one point, the commentator-I did nto hang around long enough to see who it was-used the President's graceful speech as a diatribe against the president's "political enemies", and began just heaping praise on Bush as if he were the Second Coming. It was a pathetic display of partianship by a network known for partianship. After that, I turned them off, and never returned.

Fox is nothing but a mouthpiece for the GOP, and why anyone denies this or thinks otherwise, is beyond me.


User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1461 times:

Bagmasher, it was probably programmed in there by someone who simply mis-stated it, for Christ's sake! I doubt anyone did it on purpose, for crying out loud. It just probably wasn't noticed in the control room right away.

Settle down about it, will you? You're making a mountain out of a mole hill.


User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 40
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1450 times:

I kept my TV tuned on Fox News Channel all day. Fox News just has better reporters, better camera feeds, and better commentators. If FNC is considered a mouthpiece for the GOP, then CNN certainly is considered the mouthpiece of the democratic party. A few months ago I read something on drudgereport.com that listed which organizations CNN has donated to---all left-wing organizations including the NAACP and the Rainbow Coalition. If you really want to debate which station is more popular in America--I suggest that you take a look at the ratings. FNC usually has 3 out of the top 5 most watched news programs. PMSNBC is just a disaster, no one will watch that garbage with that moron Phil Donahue trying to pull a left wing O'Reilly with an 0.2 rating. The people have spoken again and again, and CNN is on the decline while FNC is a wild success. People are tired of the left-wing bullshit that has been thrown at them for the past 20 years.


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User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1477 times:

I think fox news live did a much better job. CNN Does suck for more reasons than 1.



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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1415 times:

Alpha1: I heard CNN Headline News say "light speed" a couple times during the day when I was flipping channels. I was tempted to call them and ask them if NASA had Han Solos Millenium Falcon hyperdrive fixed hehe

I was tuned to MSNBC and Fox News though most of the time


User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1410 times:

If FNC is considered a mouthpiece for the GOP, then CNN certainly is considered the mouthpiece of the democratic party.

No wonder you're so messed up, Jcs, if you watch that propoganda on RNN all day. And CNN is nowhere near as biased as RNN. I watched the last two elections on both-and the difference is startling. RNN is absolutely, openly, rooting for GOP candidates. I do not see that on CNN, nor any other network. It's a mouthpiece, and only those who are so far into the GOP camp that they can't see out of that tent will deny that truth.

According to RNN, the GOP has never done anything wrong in it's entire existence. I have no used for their rah rah brand of reporting.


User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1391 times:

If FNC is considered a mouthpiece for the GOP, then CNN certainly is considered the mouthpiece of the democratic party.

The day after the election, Brit Hume actually was quoted as saying "we(Fox News) had a lot to do with these victories." Now if the primary anchor of CNN said "we helped the Democrats win"...conservatives would be screaming bloody murder (you scream bloody murder on everything anyway, but still. Bloody murder is your crack. You love it.)

The people have spoken again and again, and CNN is on the decline while FNC is a wild success.

"The people"? No, conservative people, who historically enjoy watching bitchy, pundit television better than sex, sleeping and excercise. Add up CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC and the rest of your "liberal" media and their audience dwarfs that of Fox.

People are tired of the left-wing bullshit that has been thrown at them for the past 20 years.

Damn, your brain isn't just washed, it's startched, pressed and folded, isn't it?


User currently offlineTbird From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 851 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1391 times:

CNN's coverage has been outstanding! Politics aside their reporting has been informative and balanced. I haven't heard them accusing anyone or anything of causing this horrible accident. Miles O’Brien who CNN seems to always put on the back burner has done some great interviews, keeps the techy stuff understandable to the layman, and overall has shown a top caliber performance during this tragedy. It's just to bad something like this had to happen to truly show somebody’s journalistic abilities. Kudos to CNN for another great job at reporting the story.

Regards
Tom


User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8494 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1357 times:

Seems to me like it was the liberals crying bloody murder that they couldn't control the conservative talk radio, recently.

User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8090 posts, RR: 24
Reply 14, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1345 times:

CNN is horribly biased. The only people they interviewed throughout the whole Clinton mess were people who supported him! They never got another opinion. They're manipulative and very left wing. Don't blame Fox for being Right wing without first holding CNN accountable for their blatant liberal drivel.


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User currently offlineAirplay From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1332 times:

Here's the sad part.....I bet the vast majority of Americans didn't even bat an eye when they heard "light speed"....most wouldn't question "warp 9" either.

As far as CNN goes, it's popular because it's flashy. Like USA today. Both are examples of ridiculously obvious hype but that's what the average American wants....bright colors and extraordinary stories that aren't necessarily 100% accurate. It's hard to compete with "Hollywood"

 Smile


User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4856 posts, RR: 20
Reply 16, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1324 times:

I think there's a reason why CNN is world-wide regarded as the No.1 news channel. They didn't get this high reputation by birth.

And, it's probably true that most of the viewers didn't notice the speed of light mistake, because they are interested in aviation or space. And they just realized that it was very fast. Just like we on here wouldn't notice these kind of mistakes on a news story of an issue we're not really informed about.

Mistakes happen, it's just human. There are more important things to worry about than a TV station mixing up 2 words.


User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1314 times:

I still prefers BBC World over CNN US. CNN should have their "international channel" available to North America too.

User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 40
Reply 18, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1309 times:

CNN is horribly biased. The only people they interviewed throughout the whole Clinton mess were people who supported him! They never got another opinion. They're manipulative and very left wing. Don't blame Fox for being Right wing without first holding CNN accountable for their blatant liberal drivel.

How true, great post. Preach on brotha! Big grin

Actually, I dont mind CNN-International, its about 20 times better than BBC.



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User currently offlinePendrilsaint From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1308 times:

Im sorry...But CNN is no where near as flashy as Fox News. Fox attempts to use bright colours and flashy graphics to keep the viewer mesmerized. Also, them constantly showing the American Flag on every shot seems to play to the nationalistic crowd. In a way...If the Third Reich were to have lasted to 2003...I imagine their news channel being something like Fox...Constantly showing off national symbols and flashy colours to brainwash the viewer. *Prepares for the flame*

User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1283 times:

Hey, At least they said SPACE SHUTTLE Columbia, I would have to say this is the FIRST time CNN has got it right. Usually they say shit like Airbus 747, or Boeing 347 (for a 767)

User currently offlineTWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 200 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1265 times:

CNN's ticker also listed the shuttle's speed as MOCK 18. I'm not kidding.

User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8090 posts, RR: 24
Reply 22, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1259 times:

Whoever was typing that thing needs shot.


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User currently offlinePHX-LJU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1259 times:

Bigo747 wrote:

"CNN should have their "international channel" available to North America too."

Many US digital cable systems and DBS providers carry CNN International.


User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1241 times:

May be Canada should have CNN International. Or it's just my cable provider don't have it?

25 737doctor : If any of you seriously want to learn about media bias, read Bias, by Bernard Goldberg.
26 ONT 737 : When I (sometimes) watch CNN it seems like they are trying to undermine or sabatage the US. Why would the Taiban need spies in our seaports or airport
27 B757300 : If you don't like Fox News, don't watch it. Its not like anyone forces you to have it on your T.V. Watch PMSNBC or the Comrade News Network instead.
28 Racko : ONT 737, so you don't want the media reporting about what your government does ? Or just reporting what the government likes?
29 Alpha 1 : B757300, I'll watch the other networks, because it's not an indoctrination into either party, thank you. When you hear a RNN announer say "WE had a lo
30 N766UA : So do you refer to the United States in a third person form, Alpha1? Personally I always use "we" when talking about things my fellow countryman did.
31 Jaysit : ...CNN is horribly biased. The only people they interviewed throughout the whole Clinton mess were people who supported him! They never got another op
32 ONT 737 : Racko, Ohhh please..... What the government likes??? Please tell me why John Smith watching CNN needs to know if there are fighter aircraft, attack he
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