Posted 07 June 2009 - 08:40 PM
I can't find anything about special coverage on CNN International? Maybe that's not a surprise considering that weekends on CNNI continue to be no-go zones for news.
Posted 26 June 2009 - 01:05 PM
I feel rather insulted seeing a promo about CNN staying on the Iran story when they have wall to wall coverage of Jackson's death.
Might be a case of sticking clear of CNNI today.
Posted 27 June 2009 - 12:40 AM
Sky News got record numbers last night, more than 700 000 viewers at one point, they beat BBC News too.
Posted 30 June 2009 - 06:04 AM
Hey CNN, come to my local jail and we'll see if we can get some of these rapists and murderers to not only dance, but sing a MJ song.
I know CNN wasn't the only news network to run this story, but that doesn't mean CNN should!
Under any other circumstances, would any of you laugh or cheer on someone who has killed or raped someone? Honestly?
Posted 02 July 2009 - 12:30 PM
I'd be happy to send along a list of news stories worth covering each day if the CNN International editorial team are struggling to come up with things.
Posted 02 July 2009 - 09:21 PM
The new news is old news in that respect..
btw, I just happened to watch Larry King, because I was sick in bed. (it airs 11 in the morning here) and I laughed so loud.. He asked MJ's best friend, who saw him the day before: 'Did he look pale?'
Sorry, but that just cured my sickness.
Posted 05 July 2009 - 01:12 PM
I agree with this guy
A cable network founded nearly three decades ago on the foundation of news, 24/7. Like "news" as in real, hard-core, "breaking news" be it London, Baghdad, Washington, NY, LA, SF or Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. For awhile, it set the trend for a legitimate world-wide operation that was the centerpiece of electronic journalism at its finest. At least that's the way its founder, Ted Turner, wanted it.These days, CNN is flailing and staggering. During the recent ratings book, it has now fallen behind MSNBC, leaving Fox News at the top. And then along came the death of Michael Jackson. How convenient. Jackson's death and the subsequent max coverage is appropriate, but clearly, CNN has gone overboard. Patheticly overboard. Or is sending Larry King to Neverland for two days of mush simply obscene to you? Ok, NBC sent Matt Lauer for a Today Show segment, but CNN's obsession with Jackson is beyond the point of reason, if reason can be used here.You know any story without Anderson Cooper seems illegitimate, unless it involves 'Jacko and naturally, CNN brass sent Cooper out from NY to its LA bureau, interviewing everybody from the Rev. Al Sharpton, (him again) to amazingly enough, legal expert Jeffrey Toobin, who appeared semi-embarrassed answering questions regarding Jackson's ex-wife's custody claims. Debi Rowe looks positively legit compared to the entire CNN contingent in LA.The next few days will only be more Michael, all the time, leading up to the public memorial scheduled for Tuesday at the Staples Center. Presumably, the only CNN corresspondent NOT there will be Candy Crowley, but who knows.Iran? Forget about it. Iraq. Eh, wait until next week. North Korea? Why bother? Oh, and the President? Health care. Let Blitzer handle that in the Situation room, only Blitzer appears headed to LA himself. How telling. How bizarre. But am I surprised anymore? No. Are you?
Posted 06 July 2009 - 06:10 AM
I don't have a problem with this - the original BackStory's airtime is at midnight my local time, so I may not always be awake for the original show.
Look at me, two complaints in a row. I like Back story, but I think this idea of re-running stories from the show during news programs has to stop. Every day now we see a segment that was on Back story repeated during news shows.
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Michael Holmes on Frederik Pleitgen:
"Only Fred Pleitgen can go 'hey, how's it going' to a bunch of Iraqi guys with guns"
- BackStory, April 16, 2009
"Thank you, Eunice Yoon. I look forward to working with you in the future, I think."
- Andrew Stevens on WBT, June 15, 2009
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