Skip to comments.CNN Perplexed by Calm U.S. Public
Posted on 03/20/2006 12:02:47 PM PST by freemarket_kenshepherd
Weve fanned the flames of fear about this stuff, said CNNs Jack Cafferty on March 18. He was talking about bird flu, and his admission just confirmed the Free Market Projects ongoing analysis of media coverage.
The In the Money co-hosts comments came as the shows panel looked at Stock of the Week Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN), which has seen a 20-percent loss in value recently from overseas bird flu scares. Co-host Jennifer Westhoven marveled at the American publics apparent nonchalance about the H5N1 avian flu virus.
Im amazed that Americans at this point are really fairly unconcerned about bird flu and mad cow disease, the Bryn Mawr alumna confessed, noting that a drop in foreign sales of Tyson chicken has depressed company stock.
While the National Chicken Council stresses that American poultry is safe to eat, the CNN anchors failed to remind viewers of that fact. Guest panelist Allen Wastler urged investors to wait until Tyson stock pounds down a little bit more before snatching up cheaper shares, because people always eat meat.
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Could it be that no one watches CNN anymore?
Live right, eat healthy, exercise, don't smoke, don't drink, die anyway. Something has to kill you. Who cares.
Is the C-word network still on the air???
First of all CNN is full of guano.
Second, every year we are inundated with doom-and-gloom predictions about the next 'killer' epidemic which never happens.
Third, if this IS a killer pandemic, what good will worrying do?
I watch CNN for analysis reference what the anti-American left is plotting next.
Otherwise, it has zero value as a news agency.
Maybe no one is panicking because all networks like the Communist News Network do is FEAR MONGER.
Nobody believes a drunken has-been like Jack Cafferty--that's why.
Gee, no matter how hard we try to panic the people, they just won't go for it. Typical CNN>
Whatcha gonna do about it, eh?
Don't you just hate it when the lamestream media propaganda machine throws a rod????
My family is bigger than CNN's audience.
And we "get" it.
Katrina was the tipping point, IMO. Now, nobody would believe them if they told us missles had been launched from offshore headed right for our houses.
LOL! Wasn't he fired from one of the NYC Local news stations? I think I remember him being shipped off to rehab though. Haven't watched local evening news in seven years.
Read: Mad Cow Disease
So a Lion, an Elephant, and a Chicken are sitting in a bar having a drink.
The Lion boasts, "When I roar, the animals of the jungle tremble"
The Elephants boasts, "When I Trumpet and Stomp, not only do the animals tremble, the ground actually trembles beneath me"
The Chicken Laughs and says, "Thats nothing, all I have to do is sneeze, and the entire world sh!ts it's self."
I'm just waiting for steak to be marked down!
More and more people are learning not to listen to you. It's your own fault. Turn out the lights, the party's over.
CNN = Constant Nincompoop News
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