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    CNN Throws In the Towel; Moves Away from News

    CNN Throws In the Towel; Moves Away from News

    CNN appears to be throwing in the towel, at least when it comes to being a cable news channel. With its ratings and reputation sinking, CNN announced Friday that the third-place network will be investing heavily in everything except serious news-gathering. This new focus will be towards "a variety of unscripted formats, including other travel shows, and 'immersive' nonfiction programs." This also includes documentary films like "Blackfish."
    CNN still says that its "bread and butter" will always be breaking news. But it is in that arena that the network has been hit hardest. Once upon at time, even when Fox News dominated in the ratings, CNN would still come in first when big news broke. America was still turning to CNN when it mattered.

    Today, Fox News not only dominates the everyday ratings but retains that domination during big news events, such as the Boston Marathon bombing and this week's off-year elections. Moreover, during big news, CNN is now losing to low-rated MSNBC.

    The writing on the wall is clear: CNN simply will not survive if it attempts to continue on as a cable news network. Years of left-wing bias have cost the network its "Most Trusted Name In News" status, as has a series of factual bungles during big news events. During the Trayvon Martin story, both of these liabilities came out in full force.

    CNN's desperation move to reinvent itself as something closer to the Discovery Channel is going to come at a huge price in the last remaining area CNN can boast about: profits. Despite its low ratings, CNN has always been hugely profitable. That is about to change. CNN is now in a position where it must go all in:

    More of story @ link.
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    So they're going the way of The LEARNING Channel and going to start pumping out Reality Shows! WTG CNN!

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    CNN ............. Who watches that waste of time anymore?

    I mean they were REALLY COOL in 1982 when they were the only Cable News........... But they SUCK now.
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    I think what CNN needs is the super fancy digital news feed room with all the great big monitors that FOX has. That's the American way right? :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagleks View Post
    CNN Throws In the Towel; Moves Away from News

    CNN Throws In the Towel; Moves Away from News

    CNN appears to be throwing in the towel, at least when it comes to being a cable news channel. With its ratings and reputation sinking, CNN announced Friday that the third-place network will be investing heavily in everything except serious news-gathering. This new focus will be towards "a variety of unscripted formats, including other travel shows, and 'immersive' nonfiction programs." This also includes documentary films like "Blackfish."
    CNN still says that its "bread and butter" will always be breaking news. But it is in that arena that the network has been hit hardest. Once upon at time, even when Fox News dominated in the ratings, CNN would still come in first when big news broke. America was still turning to CNN when it mattered.

    Today, Fox News not only dominates the everyday ratings but retains that domination during big news events, such as the Boston Marathon bombing and this week's off-year elections. Moreover, during big news, CNN is now losing to low-rated MSNBC.

    The writing on the wall is clear: CNN simply will not survive if it attempts to continue on as a cable news network. Years of left-wing bias have cost the network its "Most Trusted Name In News" status, as has a series of factual bungles during big news events. During the Trayvon Martin story, both of these liabilities came out in full force.

    CNN's desperation move to reinvent itself as something closer to the Discovery Channel is going to come at a huge price in the last remaining area CNN can boast about: profits. Despite its low ratings, CNN has always been hugely profitable. That is about to change. CNN is now in a position where it must go all in:

    More of story @ link.
    This is known as a highly conservative - conscious "Glory to Conservatives"-style site and blog. It is as objective as a crooked ruler. not does it pretend to be anything different. What would you expect it to say?

    So get objective and in depth reports from a variety of sources - sources known for their news credibility and incisive investigation of events for CNN, or the NSA or anything.

    CNN likely has to add programing to their news structure - a 24hr/day News network is going to dry up at times of low-key news. CNN is rated #1 for coverage of the other types of news, like the present Philippines Typhoon , 9/11, they STAY and keep the public eye on stories that others leave: the great Gulf oil spill, the Haitian massive earthquake and humanitarian disaster and such. I don't know figures on Fox news and those watching it - but Fox is not a News Site, it is a mouthpiece for Anti-Democrat proselytizing and is terribly biased. And a discussion of news coverage of the Shutdown etc I saw recently with many respected conservative and liberal and neutral news-people (and conservative here means a bit right of center and liberal the reverse: a bit left of center). They all dismissed Fox as a legitimate news and editorial source and did not take it all as serious journalism. At least CNN - a bit like CBS in the old and wonderful Walter Cronkite days - while leaning a bit left kept the focus on not pushing any extremist Left view and had a goal of trying to report from the Center.

    Read :
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    The Washington Post
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    The Chicago Tribune
    Both Toronto papers
    The Boston Papers

    Some of those read daily for 2 months straight and you'll gain a lot of knowledge of the same things you think you know now.

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    I very seldom watch the news anyway so ok

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    I think most all the networks (Fox included) threw in the towel on news reporting a long time ago. It's all drama, spin and showgirls now.
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    "...investing heavily in everything except serious news-gathering..."

    LOL...like they EVER were into serious news-gathering...that's hilarious...
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    Good bye, so long, fair the well.

    Never ever watch CNN much even in
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    If CNN throws in the Liberal towel, someone else will pick up the banner.
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