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CNN's stupidity: tracking CNN's sellout to crap journalism

 
 
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Sun 4 Oct, 2009 11:57 pm
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americas/10/02/brazil.lula.olympics/index.html

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For Lula da Silva, Friday's announcement in Copenhagen, Denmark, that Rio de Janeiro will host the 31st Olympiad in 2016 signified a major achievement not only for his hemisphere (no city in South America has ever before hosted the games) but for him -- a former autoworker and union organizer who defied dizzying odds to become president.



Dear CNN, South America is not a "hemisphere". A hemisphere would be half the globe, either north/south or east/west. There is no hemisphere that has not hosted the Olympics. This is not a major achievement for any hemisphere.

Please stop being retarded CNN. This is getting ridiculous.
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Mon 5 Oct, 2009 12:14 am
you are thinking too small bore Robert. Check this out:
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Media October 2009 Atlantic

With journalists being laid off in droves, ideologues have stepped forward to provide the “reporting” that feeds the 24-hour news cycle. The collapse of journalism means that the quest for information has been superseded by the quest for ammunition. A case-study of our post-journalistic age.

by Mark Bowden

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200910/media
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 5 Oct, 2009 05:33 am
@hawkeye10,
MArk bowdens article was predicated on the fact that errors and outright lies underscored the events surrounding the crap that was being piled on Sotamayor for her "wise latina woman" statement. It turned out that both sides of the issue did NOT reserach the original speech, its context, and what she relly said. So thenews cycle demanded fuel and the error laced conclusions were mined by liberal and conservative sides equally. The very statement, A'Wise latina woman" is one that Mark couldnt find as actually written by the Fox news and CNN news boys. Bowden made apoint that a "Latina woman" is like saying "Pizzapie" so the word woman was added by the reporters who bought the content.

The recent movie, based upon a British tv miniseries, "STate of Play" has a backstory about how the "Bloggonews" is based upon hack writing by hack reporters who mine legitimate writers work and glom it to feed their need for cyclic content.
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Mon 5 Oct, 2009 06:31 am
@Robert Gentel,
The '56 Melbourne Games were the first to be held in the Southern Hemisphere. Since 24 hour television news, fact checking has suffered and likely because those are some of the first people to do.
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 14 Jun, 2010 11:31 pm
http://i.imgur.com/1A02h.jpg

<facepalm>
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Khethil
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jun, 2010 07:42 am
Yea, this is all disappointing. Fox went first (patently hilarious), then MSNBC and CNN's following suit into utter dumbness, dorked up priorities and embarrassments. Good news sites and programs are almost gone
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jun, 2010 08:11 am
@Khethil,
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Yea, this is all disappointing. Fox went first (patently hilarious), then MSNBC and CNN's following suit into utter dumbness, dorked up priorities and embarrassments. Good news sites and programs are almost gone
American major media has been going down hill for some time...one can not expect otherwise when the American education system has failed. People have no appetite for good journalism, that is a refinement that culture brings. Europe has long had the good journalism papers for the educated and the rags for the idiot masses, to suit all tastes. I hear that good papers are under attack in Europe, but in America they are gone. The last to fall was the Wall Street Journal.
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2011 05:29 pm
CNN using images of Sikh when talking about Bin Laden.

http://i.imgur.com/GUbBZ.jpg
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