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CNN.com has jumped the shark.

  • Mohara
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Posted: 6/10/2014 4:30 AM

CNN.com has jumped the shark. 


The obsessive and crazy over-coverage of the missing Malaysian jetliner and over coverage of shootings show not only the expected agenda driven mentality but some topical tone deafness. Whether you liked their politics or not they used to be a respected name in news. I remember watching a hot young Sharyl Atkinson and Bernie Shaw, Wolf Blitzer and Christine Amanpour during gulf war one. They were the bomb. They are kind of a joke now. Candy Crowley? Used to love her but she wet the bed in the presidential debate. So unprofessional and biased.

Maybe they've just lost their monopoly in the internet age and feel they have to resort to sensationalism and pandering to get ratings now. They've surely lost their luster.
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Posted: 6/10/2014 7:43 AM

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Mohara wrote: The obsessive and crazy over-coverage of the missing Malaysian jetliner and over coverage of shootings show not only the expected agenda driven mentality but some topical tone deafness. Whether you liked their politics or not they used to be a respected name in news. I remember watching a hot young Sharyl Atkinson and Bernie Shaw, Wolf Blitzer and Christine Amanpour during gulf war one. They were the bomb. They are kind of a joke now. Candy Crowley? Used to love her but she wet the bed in the presidential debate. So unprofessional and biased.

Maybe they've just lost their monopoly in the internet age and feel they have to resort to sensationalism and pandering to get ratings now. They've surely lost their luster.
Is this a post from 15 years ago? That is about the time that CNN jumped the shark

Last edited 6/10/2014 7:43 AM by yourdreamwillend

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Posted: 6/10/2014 8:44 AM

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I couldn't agree more. For years it was on my list of sites I would breeze by throughout the day. They've gotten more tabloid-y over the years but I was really sickened by the over-the-top and endless Malaysian jetliner coverage. Pathetic.
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Posted: 6/10/2014 11:41 AM

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Mohara wrote: The obsessive and crazy over-coverage of the missing Malaysian jetliner and over coverage of shootings show not only the expected agenda driven mentality but some topical tone deafness. Whether you liked their politics or not they used to be a respected name in news. I remember watching a hot young Sharyl Atkinson and Bernie Shaw, Wolf Blitzer and Christine Amanpour during gulf war one. They were the bomb. They are kind of a joke now. Candy Crowley? Used to love her but she wet the bed in the presidential debate. So unprofessional and biased.

Maybe they've just lost their monopoly in the internet age and feel they have to resort to sensationalism and pandering to get ratings now. They've surely lost their luster.
True.  Everyone and everything was put here for a reason.  CNN's reasonand purpose was to cover the Gulf War.  They've been in a death spiral ever since.
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Posted: 6/10/2014 2:03 PM

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12thRaven wrote:
Mohara wrote: The obsessive and crazy over-coverage of the missing Malaysian jetliner and over coverage of shootings show not only the expected agenda driven mentality but some topical tone deafness. Whether you liked their politics or not they used to be a respected name in news. I remember watching a hot young Sharyl Atkinson and Bernie Shaw, Wolf Blitzer and Christine Amanpour during gulf war one. They were the bomb. They are kind of a joke now. Candy Crowley? Used to love her but she wet the bed in the presidential debate. So unprofessional and biased.

Maybe they've just lost their monopoly in the internet age and feel they have to resort to sensationalism and pandering to get ratings now. They've surely lost their luster.
True.  Everyone and everything was put here for a reason.  CNN's reasonand purpose was to cover the Gulf War.  They've been in a death spiral ever since.
Some of my observations are of course partisan and slanted based on my beliefs but the editing and story selections have truly gotten embarrassing.

Fox News does a lot better job than just about any of the news websites of actually being objective and balanced.  I'm not saying they are but CNN is almost amateurish in it's story selection.  Sometimes I feel like they are trying to ape Drudge.  The MERS story was like that.  There were a few weeks where the top stories overlapped quite a bit.  There is no one at the helm over there.
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Posted: 6/10/2014 6:43 PM

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RavenResurrection wrote: I couldn't agree more. For years it was on my list of sites I would breeze by throughout the day. They've gotten more tabloid-y over the years but I was really sickened by the over-the-top and endless Malaysian jetliner coverage. Pathetic.
Part of that is because the general news consuming public has gone more tabloid-y; ratings = $$$ and the media is in business to make $$$.  I would think that the traitor being swapped for 5 terrorists would be more news worthy than a comedian involved in a car accident.
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