Skip to comments.CNN Fires the Associated Press
Posted on 06/22/2010 7:16:40 AM PDT by Justaham
CNN has announced that it will cease using all content from the Associated Press effective June 30, and from all appearances will take a run at becoming a credible wire service competitor.
Although it would be easy to dismiss this as the blind leaving the blind, this development seems like it has the potential to alter the news landscape and temper some of the worst excesses of press bias and ignorance.
Here are a few paragraphs from CNN's internal announcement, as carried at Media Bistro:
To: CNN Staff From: Jim Walton
We are taking an important next step in the content-ownership process we began in 2007 to more fully leverage CNN's global newsgathering investments. Starting today, CNN newsgathering will be the primary source of all content for all of our platforms and services. We will no longer use AP materials or services. The content we offer will be distinctive, compelling and, I am proud to say, our own.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
CNN can spin the news just as well as AP or Reuters, so why not?
Can you find this story on AP?
LOL! I will try to find out....
Proudly manufacturing the “news” since 1980!
Hell has frozen over.
What's wrong with THAT statement? They can't get stories right they ALREADY GET from AP.
“from all appearances will take a run at becoming a credible wire service competitor”
Like my dad use to say, “if at first you don’t succeed just try and try again”.
At CNN? How is that supposed to happen??
"Izvestia Drops Pravda"
CNN should fire CNN!
Is that photo the real deal? It is wonderful. Tender and sad and wonderful at the same time.
I think it is. I don’t see any evidence of Photoshop. It does show what trust and true love mean to a relationship, doesn’t it? :-)
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