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CNN Run By Morons

Mon Feb 03, 2003 3:38 am

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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RE: CNN Run By Morons

Mon Feb 03, 2003 3:45 am

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.
 
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RE: CNN Run By Morons

Mon Feb 03, 2003 3:49 am

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.

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RE: CNN Run By Morons

Mon Feb 03, 2003 3:52 am

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

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RE: CNN Run By Morons

Mon Feb 03, 2003 3:54 am

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.
 
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RE: CNN Run By Morons

Mon Feb 03, 2003 3:55 am

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.
 
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RE: CNN Run By Morons

Mon Feb 03, 2003 3:57 am

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.
 
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RE: CNN Run By Morons

Mon Feb 03, 2003 4:09 am

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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RE: CNN Run By Morons

Mon Feb 03, 2003 4:10 am

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



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RE: CNN Run By Morons

Mon Feb 03, 2003 5:59 am

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
 
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RE: CNN Run By Morons

Mon Feb 03, 2003 6:03 am

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.
 
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RE: CNN Run By Morons

Mon Feb 03, 2003 6:22 am

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.

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RE: CNN Run By Morons

Mon Feb 03, 2003 6:22 am

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.

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RE: CNN Run By Morons

Mon Feb 03, 2003 8:08 am

Seems to me like it was the liberals crying bloody murder that they couldn't control the conservative talk radio, recently.
 
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RE: CNN Run By Morons

Mon Feb 03, 2003 8:25 am

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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RE: CNN Run By Morons

Mon Feb 03, 2003 8:46 am

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"

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RE: CNN Run By Morons

Mon Feb 03, 2003 8:55 am

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.
 
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RE: CNN Run By Morons

Mon Feb 03, 2003 9:09 am

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

Mon Feb 03, 2003 9:14 am

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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RE: CNN Run By Morons

Mon Feb 03, 2003 9:24 am

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*
 
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RE: CNN Run By Morons

Mon Feb 03, 2003 11:00 am

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)
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RE: CNN Run By Morons

Mon Feb 03, 2003 11:39 am

CNN's ticker also listed the shuttle's speed as MOCK 18. I'm not kidding.
 
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RE: CNN Run By Morons

Mon Feb 03, 2003 11:45 am

Whoever was typing that thing needs shot.
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RE: CNN Run By Morons

Mon Feb 03, 2003 11:46 am

Bigo747 wrote:

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

Many US digital cable systems and DBS providers carry CNN International.
 
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RE: CNN Run By Morons

Mon Feb 03, 2003 1:05 pm

May be Canada should have CNN International. Or it's just my cable provider don't have it?
 
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RE: CNN Run By Morons

Mon Feb 03, 2003 1:19 pm

If any of you seriously want to learn about media bias, read Bias, by Bernard Goldberg.
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RE: CNN Run By Morons

Mon Feb 03, 2003 1:37 pm

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 airports when they could just watch Ted Turner's CNN instead.

Here is an actual quote....

"Well, Wolfy, we'er right out here in the Arabian Sea. It's said that a carrier group left today but with no planes aboard, so we can assume they're gonna have attack helicopters, Wolfy, with Special Forces. No attack planes. Back to you, Wolfy, in Atlanta."

And yet there are more.....

Wolf Blitzer-"Let's go to Afghanastan, to Nick Robertson. It has been said that despite five weeks of heavy bombing the Taliban is still strong. How's their morale Nick?"
Nick Robertson-"Yes, Wolfy, thier morale is astonishly good, despite the bombing. Let's go to one of the soldier right now.
Islamofacist-"We kill America. We kill you. You can't hurt us, come on over. Death to infidels......
Nick Robertson-"Well, that's it, Wolfy. The Taliban os stronger than ever. They're powerful, and they're ready for more. Back to you at CNN headquaters.
 
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RE: CNN Run By Morons

Mon Feb 03, 2003 2:58 pm

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.
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RE: CNN Run By Morons

Mon Feb 03, 2003 10:26 pm

ONT 737,

so you don't want the media reporting about what your government does ? Or just reporting what the government likes?
 
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RE: CNN Run By Morons

Mon Feb 03, 2003 10:50 pm

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 lot to do with these election victories", then you can honestly say they're "fair and balanced"? RNN is nothing of the sort, and shouldn't pretend to be. They're the most openly partisian network out there. They always say "we" (as in the US) when reporting stories. I don't mind that from a college football play-by-play announcer, but I want a little more even-handedness from someone reporting the news.

The bias of the other networks is an overblown figment of your reactionary right-wing mind. You think Fox is "fair and balanced", because it only gives a point of view you find acceptable. That's not reporting; that's kissing the asses of the GOP.
 
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RE: CNN Run By Morons

Tue Feb 04, 2003 5:00 am

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.
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RE: CNN Run By Morons

Tue Feb 04, 2003 7:07 am

...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...

I guess you were asleep when they got Babs Olson (never speak ill of the dead, so she gets a pass) and that screechy bug-eyed witch, Ann Coulter, on to rant and rave against Clinton? She was the "constitutional expert" - a laugheable self-anointed title if there ever was one ! It seemed that the entire GOP had a field day on CNN during the Clinton Salem trials.
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RE: CNN Run By Morons

Tue Feb 04, 2003 7:28 am

Racko,

Ohhh please.....
What the government likes??? Please tell me why John Smith watching CNN needs to know if there are fighter aircraft, attack helicopters, or special forces on an aircraft carrier that was just deployed? Back in WWII you would have been shot if you were caught disclosing our troop/supply movements.

Another thing... just imagine we had this kind of reporting (interviewing our enemies) during WWII. I can just imagine it....

"Well Wolfy I am here with Field Marshall Whoever on this cold June 1944 day and his troop are still trying to push our Allied troops back into the sea. Lets ask the Field Marshall how he things the Nazis are doing so far....."
"The Americans and Brits have hit us hard but we slaughtered many of them on the beach. In fact many didn't even make it to the beachhead. Hundreds were killed when we blew up their landing craft. Some died from the explosion and others drowned from the weight of their equipment. We will kill the rest on land."
"Well there you have it Wolfy, these Nazis are sure pumped and their morale is high here in Normandy! Gee... I'm would sure hate to be one of our troops. Back to you in Atlanta."

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