Jamie McIntyre, CNN's senior correspondent at the Pentagon, said the traditional skills of sifting through information and presenting it in context were especially vital now because there were so many other sources of information.
"With the Internet, with blogs, with text messages, with soldiers writing their own accounts from the front lines, so many people are trying to shape things into their own reality," he said. "I don't worry so much anymore about finding out every little detail five minutes before someone else. It's more important that we take that information and tell you what it means."
CNN is widely reviled by the military -- I hate to read quotes from one of their reporters telling me what a great job CNN is doing.
But, but, but, don't you know that "CNN is the most trusted name in news"? They tell us so on their radio news updates on the hour, every hour. /sarc off
posted on 01/02/2006 6:27:46 AM PST
Jamie McIntyre: "It's more important that we take that information and tell you what it means."
So Jamie McIntyre admits CNN has an agenda!? They have to tell US what the information means? We're not capable of understanding and drawing our own conclusions?
My, what a judgmental and demeaning statement that is. CNN is the "elite" and we, the plebeians, with no ability to comprehend, must be "told" what the information given means?
ExCUZE, me, but I have a college education and I read and I have a molecule of brain cells and I can even use a computer as well as a library to research for information. WHY should I believe YOUR interpretation, Jamie McIntyre and CNN? How many times has CNN pushed an agenda instead of reporting just the facts of a case?
That's a rhetorical question, yet, there's someone at CNN who will sit at a desk trying to think of the one time CNN did not have an agenda. And that person's skeleton will be discovered, covered with spider webs, in fifty years.
Even on the first day the station opened, first line of the first person who said "This is CNN" -- had an agenda.
posted on 01/02/2006 10:34:45 AM PST
(In Memory of Crockett Nicolas, hit and run in the prime of his Cocker Spaniel life, 9/3/05.)
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