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CNN public editor: What actually is CNN?

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Posted By: MissMolly, 10/9/2019 5:04:03 AM

When I think of CNN—when I watch it, or when I scroll through Twitter, or when I think of what I want to write about it—I think of what Jeff Zucker, CNN president, said in 2017: “The idea that politics is sport is undeniable, and we understood it and approached it that way.” I think about it when I watch Chris Cuomo bring on bad guests, and when I ponder his half-comprehensible interviews with Rudy Giuliani or Cory Lewandowski. I think about it when I see online skepticism over Jake Tapper’s breaking story that the Ukraine whistleblower was a Democrat, and debate over whether he should have brought on dishonest

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Reply 1 - Posted by: GO3 10/9/2019 6:06:12 AM (No. 201905)
A joke.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: tom7 10/9/2019 6:13:38 AM (No. 201908)
This Emily Tamkin is hilarious in a sad sort of way: she doesn't want CNN to interview anyone who she disagrees with ("liars" like Jim Jordan), but she wants the opinion pieces to pretend to be straight news. Talk about self-delusion! She wants CNN to provide her with a completely delusional world view, which they are trying mightily to do but are somewhat constrained by the world-wide ridicule for their dishonesty. Aggressive ignorance is almost bliss. At least CNN makes the National Enquirer look like a relatively reliable news source.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: MainelySane 10/9/2019 6:18:09 AM (No. 201911)
Truly... a joke, #1! Stelter complaining about sensationalism after hosting Avenatti countless times .. Unbelievable. I don't have cable, so I don't see these programs. I've just read about them and seen reports about them, so I guess that might disqualify my sentiments.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Krause 10/9/2019 6:23:13 AM (No. 201914)
Wow. Bias in a journalism review, by CJR, no less! Talk about an underlying problem....
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Reply 5 - Posted by: F15 Gork 10/9/2019 6:24:32 AM (No. 201915)
Journalism is dead - CNN killed it. Without daily DNC talking points and anonymous leaks they would be out of a job.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 10/9/2019 6:38:36 AM (No. 201928)
Who cares about the pathetic, unhinged mutterings from the ash heap of history?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: George R. 10/9/2019 6:52:27 AM (No. 201940)
What else would you expect from a Liberal/socialist institution like Columbia?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: hoopsfan 10/9/2019 7:02:05 AM (No. 201952)
Bubble maintenance.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: DynomiteThings 10/9/2019 7:19:48 AM (No. 201963)
I agree with #5. Journalism is dead and this fact rest squarely on the shoulders of CNN, in my opinion. After all, they started the 24/7 sensationalist news cycle which has morphed into opinionated commentators and entertainment-style "news" shows. This has given us such fools as Rachel Maddow, Chris Cuomo, Anderson Cooper, among others. I also have to point out the Bill O'Reilly's, Sean Hannity's and others on Fox. They are all of the same ilk IMO, they must generate ratings in order to make money for their advertisers and in doing so, every little news story is blown up into an emergency and sensationalized. I cannot watch any of them anymore, not even Fox News...except for The Five, which I occasionally watch on YouTube so that I can fast forward through Juan Williams' and Donna Brasile's ramblings.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Sarr 10/9/2019 8:13:42 AM (No. 202012)
CNN. certainly Not News
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Strike3 10/9/2019 8:15:10 AM (No. 202014)
We all know what CNN ISN'T and therefore do not watch.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Newtsche 10/9/2019 8:15:12 AM (No. 202015)
What is CNN? Rage bait every day, all day. Par for the course along with other Old Media criminals.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: worried 10/9/2019 8:34:26 AM (No. 202053)
Who watches CNN, anyway? Their only viewers are those who think like them, and if one were to die it would cut their ratings by a third.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Tallgrass Palms 10/9/2019 9:06:03 AM (No. 202098)
I stopped watching years ago when it became the Colored News Network.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 10/9/2019 9:07:34 AM (No. 202101)
CNN means the Collapsing News Network or the Communist New Network. It is NEVER on screen in my household.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 10/9/2019 9:38:05 AM (No. 202133)
Columbia Journalism Review? Ummmm - - I don't think so. NEXT!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Jebediah 10/9/2019 10:16:03 AM (No. 202191)
Though I am sure Cuomo et al. agree, it is widely acknowledged that the bosses, e.g. Zucker and the like minded heads of other organizations, call the shots as to how the on air talent should behave. In other words, ratings and $ trump (no pun intended) decency or the truth.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: toddh 10/9/2019 10:51:41 AM (No. 202239)
Columbia has a great location, but serves lousy food. Can't wait for it to go out of business and be replaced by a better restaurant.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: DVC 10/9/2019 2:11:46 PM (No. 202478)
A fact-free leftist propaganda outlet. Fake News Nexus #2.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: crashnburn 10/9/2019 7:25:03 PM (No. 202724)
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