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Friday, August 02, 2013

About that "Decline" in CNN...

There has been a bit of breast-beating among the blogsphere about how CNN has become shite. A few weeks ago, it was All Zimmerman, even as trains crashed and wars broke out. (See here
and here, for instance.)

I'm just not convinced it has changed that much. As the Most Profound Philosopher of Our Generation observed almost twelve years ago (late October 2001):

I'm just a singer of simple songs
I'm not a real political man
I watch CNN but I'm not sure I can tell
You the difference in Iraq and Iran

Less than eighteen months later, the Bush Administration was able to exploit that confusion and shift from attacking terrorism to attacking sovereign entities and its own people.

It's not that CNN has stopped doing their job so much, perhaps, as that they never did.

posted by Ken Houghton at 10:58 PM |

3 Comments:

Hi! Did you paste the HTML text into the Rich Text entry box by mistake? (Also the 'href' code needs an <a in front.)

Have a good weekend!
commented by Blogger D., 12:24 PM PDT  
Worse; copied code from WP to Blogger without viewing how the HTML was transferred.

Fixed now; thank you!
commented by Blogger Ken Houghton, 4:59 PM PDT  
CNN has always been over-hyped, mostly by itself.
commented by Blogger Batocchio, 12:08 AM PDT  

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