CNN Is Dead To Me

No CNNNot that there was any doubt, but CNN proved it is nothing but a cable whore by hiring Cory Lewandowski, the guy who man-handled reporter Michelle Fields on camera and nearly got charged with assault.

I urge you to join me in boycotting CNN, especially during the November election. Remember: these are the idiots who brought you reporter holograms in 2008!

They’re also the guys (definitely guys) who put Erin “Cleavage” Burnett on an elevated platform so the cameras can get a good shot of her legs.

Leggs Burnett

I dunno, CNN, maybe the ladies might like seeing a bit of skin on your male reporters! How about a little Anderson Cooper chest, eh? Fun for the girls and boys!

beefcakeI came to realize that cable news channels create behavioral addiction (like gambling), so I went cold turkey a couple of months ago, and I’m proud to say I haven’t watched a minute of any of them since.

In my Apple News feed, I won’t even watch the CNN clips (but I will read text articles written by, you know, journalists).

CNN is dead to me. In November I may drop in to FNC or MSNBC to see the election results, but I’m done with CNN.

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7 responses to “CNN Is Dead To Me

  • Sirius Bizinus

    If there’s any way I can get election coverage outside of MSNBC, FNC, or CNN, I’m taking it. Maybe I can find coverage on YouTube that will suffice. I’ve never been happy with Fox, MSNBC lost my interest when they did nothing after a righteous scolding by Jon Stewart, and this business with CNN is just reprehensible.

    I wonder if this level of contempt for journalism is similar to how people felt around the turn of the last century?

    • Wyrd Smythe

      Yeah, I know; the pickings are slim to non-existent. All three of the cable news networks have traits that seriously annoy me. When I was watching them, I had to flip channels a lot just to give my outrage a break.

      The news feed I get on my iPad is pretty good for news in general, but not for following election results. For that I guess I’ll have to hold my nose and flip back and forth between MSNBC and FNC.

    • Wyrd Smythe

      Just thinking about Jon Stewart (and, gosh, how much I miss him — I’ve given up on his replacement)… Some of my all-time favorite bits on The Daily Show were the times he really tore CNN a new one. Those were hysterical! And accurate. XD

  • ~ Sadie ~

    I don’t like Fox or CNN – everything they report shows bias, and is denoted as ‘Breaking News’ (though it’s been talked about all day!). Occassionally, I get my news from MSNBC, PBS and NPR. In all honesty, I’ve been tuning a lot of shit out lately . . . bit it finds me anyway . . .

    Hope this finds you doing well, WS!

    • Wyrd Smythe

      Eh, well enough, thanks. Growing old is… weird! 🙂

      I’d have to include MSNBC among the bias; for my money, they’re essentially the anti-FNC, as unabashedly liberal (minus Morning Joe) as FNC is conservative. CNN tries, I guess, to be centrist, but they just can’t help themselves. And all three, but especially CNN, hence this post, are just cable channels trying to make a buck doing their schtick. There’s no real journalism going on there. (Edward R. Murrow is spinning in his grave.)

      I turned on, at first, PBS to see a bit of convention news, but just couldn’t sit still for it. I tried, even more briefly, MSNBC and even FNC (that other station is dead to me). I just didn’t want to watch a minute of that shit anymore. Having kicked the habit, I’m completely averse to it now.

      I get most of my news from the Apple News feed on my iPad. The last vestiges of print journalism. I find the Washington Post does excellent articles (even the conservative writers there are sane and balanced; we need more like them), and so does New York Times. I also like New Republic (although they can be verbose), plus Verge and Wired for tech news.

      There are others I read less often, but I’m so done with TV “journalism.”

      • ~ Sadie ~

        I agree – I was taught journalism old school – the proper way – unless you are editorializing or writing a feature, there should be NO hint of bias. One should walk away knowing the facts, but not what the reporter personally thought of it. I’ve never seen “Morning Joe,” but have heard about it – gonna have to check that one out 🙂

      • Wyrd Smythe

        Heh, well Morning Joe is an exception to MSNBC’s liberal slant, not their tendency to be biased. In fact, Joe took some heat for being too much of a Trump supporter earlier in the campaign. He’s since, I believe, been disappointed by Trump and spoken against him, though. (I don’t really know. Too early in the AM for me!)

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