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Old 03-20-2009, 03:49 PM   #51
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I'm still disgusted by the time their headline was "Geithner: An Honest Mistake." No quotation marks. No question mark. No Geithner claims...just the statement, "An Honest Mistake." That is simply irresponsible journalism.

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Old 03-20-2009, 04:03 PM   #52
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I've heard the charge that their left leaning, and honestly I haven't paid enough attention to them to care. What kills me is their presentation. They treat the news as if it's some over the top action movie montage, and their overuse of sound effects and flashing graphics is downright absurd at times. Perhaps I'm just an old fuddy-duddy because I prefer Meet the Press, Newsweek and The New York Times but that's just me.

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Old 03-20-2009, 04:06 PM   #53
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I liked the old CNN, the one from the 80's. Just a face, and a lot of blue, and they had the box in the corner with video. And that was it. Now it's all flash and no boom.

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Old 03-20-2009, 04:15 PM   #54
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Yeah -- I remember they were fine once -- now they're just a bad Sylvester Stallone movie with an even worse soundtrack . CNN is officially at the top of my sh**list for News networks, followed by Fox News. Fox at least presents their overly biased news in such a way that I don't need migrane medication to sit through it.


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Old 03-20-2009, 04:25 PM   #55
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I'm still disgusted by the time their headline was "Geithner: An Honest Mistake." No quotation marks. No question mark. No Geithner claims...just the statement, "An Honest Mistake." That is simply irresponsible journalism.
I'm still shocked by that.

To be honest, CNN has become their own worst enemy. They have gotten too big. And the whole 'best (insert subject here) team on television' is beyond annoying!

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Old 03-20-2009, 05:01 PM   #56
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Maybe if CNN knocked down the amount of air time idiots like Lou Dobbs and DL Hughly get, people would take the network seriously enough to tune in.

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Maybe if CNN knocked down the amount of air time idiots like Lou Dobbs and DL Hughly get, people would take the network seriously enough to tune in.
I heard that show was cancelled...

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Old 03-20-2009, 05:03 PM   #58
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I'm giving you Lou Dobbs, but DL Hughley is f---in' funny as hell...though he probably doesn't need to be on a News Network.

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Old 03-20-2009, 05:03 PM   #59
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I heard that show was cancelled...
It was, or rather it's being cancelled (since it's still on). This is good, he needs to go back to doing stand-up, which is what he's good at.

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Old 03-20-2009, 05:05 PM   #60
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I could have articulated it better, but I don't believe that a comedian should have his own show on a news network.

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Old 03-20-2009, 05:06 PM   #61
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It was, or rather it's being cancelled (since it's still on). This is good, he needs to go back to doing stand-up, which is what he's good at.
Yeah...apparently no one watches the news on Saturday night. Who knew!?!?!

And yes, Lou Dobbs is a complete idiot. I cannot stand that man.

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That's one good move. Now if only CNN could sedate Lou Dobbs and drop him off in the outskirts of Guadalajara...

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Old 03-20-2009, 05:09 PM   #63
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Yeah...apparently no one watches the news on Saturday night. Who knew!?!?!

And yes, Lou Dobbs is a complete idiot. I cannot stand that man.
Lou Dobbs, supposedly, is running for Congress in the next election. Here's hoping he loses so bad they take him off the air permenantly . Oh, BTW, did anyone see Jon Stewart's jab at Lou this week...it was awesome. He played a clip where Lou basically tried to tie the financial troubles to (you guessed it) illegal immigration and it cuts to Jon "Illegal Immigration?!? What is this, 2007. Nobody cares about that sh** anymore".

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I find it rather disgusting to see MSNBC and Fox News' overt biases get higher ratings than the more subtle CNN.

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Old 03-20-2009, 05:19 PM   #65
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I could have articulated it better, but I don't believe that a comedian should have his own show on a news network.
DL Hughley is better than Infamous Basketball "Analyst" Steven A. Smith who I have seen been used on CNN discussing politics.

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Old 03-20-2009, 07:37 PM   #66
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I actually find them to be a little more "balanced" and not as ideological like MSNBC and Fox. Still, they aren't' exactly honest in their reporting of news. It's actually a little unsettling to see Fox and MSNBC beating them because it shows me that many Americans are just turning to news programs that are favoring their political beliefs and this is a very divisive tactic that will really polarize the climate.

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Old 03-20-2009, 07:43 PM   #67
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I find it rather disgusting to see MSNBC and Fox News' overt biases get higher ratings than the more subtle CNN.
Yup. I am of the opinion all channels are biased and base which one I watch depending on who is speaking...but CNN has a lot more fair people than Fox.

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Lou Dobbs, supposedly, is running for Congress in the next election. Here's hoping he loses so bad they take him off the air permenantly . Oh, BTW, did anyone see Jon Stewart's jab at Lou this week...it was awesome. He played a clip where Lou basically tried to tie the financial troubles to (you guessed it) illegal immigration and it cuts to Jon "Illegal Immigration?!? What is this, 2007. Nobody cares about that sh** anymore".
In all seriousness, there is a TON of money to be made off of processing illegal immigrants. It could really help out the current situation we are in.

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It was, or rather it's being cancelled (since it's still on). This is good, he needs to go back to doing stand-up, which is what he's good at.
Hughley is actually choosing to leave the show so he can spend more time at home....he lives in LA and has to go to NY to tape the show....he had asked CNN if they would be open to moving the show to LA because he enjoyed doing it, but they said No....

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I actually find them to be a little more "balanced" and not as ideological like MSNBC and Fox. Still, they aren't' exactly honest in their reporting of news. It's actually a little unsettling to see Fox and MSNBC beating them because it shows me that many Americans are just turning to news programs that are favoring their political beliefs and this is a very divisive tactic that will really polarize the climate.
This could very possibly be true, and probably is.....but Fox has a large number of democrats watching as well. Now maybe they have the mentality that my mother had, and that was "know thy enemy".

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This could very possibly be true, and probably is.....but Fox has a large number of democrats watching as well. Now maybe they have the mentality that my mother had, and that was "know thy enemy".
Dems are watching FOX to see the spin machine in all its glory.

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Dems are watching FOX to see the spin machine in all its glory.
True, and vice versa for MSNBC, and NBC for that matter....

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Ive stayed away from network news for a while now but lately I catch myself watching Nightly News with Brian Williams...don't know why

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I've heard the charge that their left leaning, and honestly I haven't paid enough attention to them to care. What kills me is their presentation. They treat the news as if it's some over the top action movie montage, and their overuse of sound effects and flashing graphics is downright absurd at times. Perhaps I'm just an old fuddy-duddy because I prefer Meet the Press, Newsweek and The New York Times but that's just me.
The election night holograms still crack me up

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Ive stayed away from network news for a while now but lately I catch myself watching Nightly News with Brian Williams...don't know why

The only one I watch is ABC Latenight news with that Indian dude, I don't know his name. I like it alot, he's very good.

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