CNN: The Anti-News Non-News Organization. What Oil Spill?

CNN once again shows its utter failure to comprehend news, and to put advertiser dollars ahead of truth. Way ahead.

What are they devoting most of their on-air time to these days?

A failed, amateur bomb scare in New York City. Nothing happened. Nothing is happening, but CNN is going on and on and on about it.

And in the meantime, what gets short shrift?

The Gulf of Mexico British Petroleum oil spill catastrophe that will cost billions, no, tens of billions of dollars at a minimum; that is right now destroying the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people along the Gulf Coast, and more as the economic effects spread inland; that promises to be an unparalleled environmental disaster.

That’s what CNN is softballing.

Instead of investigating BP and Congress and the regulators, instead of doing some genuine investigative work, instead of even paying attention, they put up anecdotal stories about restaurants facing the loss of their business. Or as of right now, a long live feed about the Iranian president speaking at the United Nations, presenting his usual propaganda.

And all that’s more important than the expected collapse of the Gulf economy, the Gulf fisheries, and potentially the Atlantic fisheries if the spill makes its way to the Gulf Stream?

Oh me oh my, how much money does BP spend advertising on CNN?

Oh me oh my, how big a whore is CNN, obviously down on its knees in front of BP? How come when they do manage to talk about the spill, they barely mention BP?

And right now their big story – a teenage girl made a dress from juice pouches.

CNN, once again the World’s Worst News Network.

Later note: CNN anchors have consistently referred to the oil seeping from the well, or to the seepage. Someone should tell these bozos that five thousand barrels a day is not seepage. It’s a goddam gusher.

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9 Responses

  1. But…but…but…bombs are sexy!

    And stoopid bombers are fun!

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    • Yes, and bombs are one of the few items still manufactured in America.

      Or are they?

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  2. I assume that CNN qualifies as the World’s Worst News Network because Fox doesn’t qualify as a news network at all. Both networks are lame, lame, lame.

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    • I was so ripped at what I was (wasn’t) seeing on CNN that I forgot Fox existed. But I never watch Fox anyway, so they might as well not exist.

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  3. I really like this post. I personally don’t see this as an epic fail moment for Obama and I even resent those that float the whole “Obamas Katrina” line.
    That being said I absolutely love seeing lazy journalism get gnashed and clawed.

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    • Hell, they barely do journalism anymore. It’s all Twitter and Facebook crap, because that’s cheaper than doing genuine investigative journalism. And all the pretty faces at the anchor desks? Most of them couldn’t investigate their way out of bed in the morning.

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  4. True. Especially about the lazy journalism angle.
    I think that’s why their ratings suck.

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    • News is supposed to inform.

      It is not supposed to annoy.

      CNN annoys better than any other network. Especially Wolf Blitzer. And Tony Harris. And Rick Sanchez. And that other guy. And the women. And the English guy who does the Twitter crap.

      And today I gotta ask why they’re doing a big investigative piece on some nurses doing manicures in the neonatal unit, but they won’t investigate BP, they won’t investigate oil lobbyists, they won’t investigate congressmen and senators connected by money or career to the oil industry? Now why is that?

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  5. And today I gotta ask why they’re doing a big investigative piece on some nurses doing manicures in the neonatal unit, but they won’t investigate BP, they won’t investigate oil lobbyists, they won’t investigate congressmen and senators connected by money or career to the oil industry? Now why is that?

    Follow the money…

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