Skip to comments.CNN is still sick with Fox envy -- and it's only getting worse
Posted on 01/20/2006 9:50:48 AM PST by oxcart
These must be great days to work at Fox News. Not only does the 24-hour cable channel beat rival CNN like a sick, sad mule, but Roger Ailes is so deep in the heads of CNN's managers that every time they stumble over themselves in chaos -- which is often -- the chairman of Fox News looks like some kind of psyops genius.
If Ailes -- boo! -- isn't haunting the halls of CNN and driving CNN President Jonathan Klein batty with paranoia, then how else to explain Klein's relentlessly nonsensical decisions, which are driving CNN into the ground? What person rooted in reality looks at CNN and thinks, "Now there's a network on the rise"?
Well, apparently there's one person -- Klein.
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These fools are so lost, it is amazing. Their rating continue to tank, yet their comittment to self-destruction and anti-Americanism continues, along with their dedication to negativism, defeatism and their liberal political insanity.
I never watch CNN for even a moment, knowing that the numbers will eventually doom them.
HA! Fox succeeds because they hire people that are articulate, attractive, and speak with a sense of maturity and confidence. One minute watching Soledad O'Brien on CNN tells the tale.
I like the Fox evening line-up. But FNC has been hiring too many Barbie Dolls recently in the daytime . ..
This may be heresy but I also think Wolf Blitzer is pretty cool. What kind of name is Wolf, by the way?
If Ailes wasn't such a brilliant businessman, he would be the funniest stand up comedian in 50 years. If you ever get a chance to meet him, don't miss out!
Some pretty smart Barbie Dolls IMO..(sigh)
Wolf got his name when he was a cub reporter..
One of lifes true pleasures : )
Not only lately. I can't stand that newsshow on between Britt and O'Rieley factor. That pretty boy anchor just makes the show unwatchable to me. But......I guess it takes all kinds.
In the beginning I used to watch nothing but CNN but then their liberal, anti American message drove me to MSNBC. Then MSNBC became the same way and I started watching FOX after 9-11. Now I watch BOR sometimes when he's not trying so hard to be middle of the road but Fox is becoming more like the other two cable networks and I watch less Fox and listen to more talk radio.
a) Conservatives believe that it is one of the mainstays of the MSM, and that it gives news that panders to the left.
b) Liberals believe that it is one of the mainstays of the MSM, and that it gives news that panders to the right. It is actually funny to hear DUmmies say that CNN is a mouthpiece for the administration (and actually that is quite an interesting portrayal of just how perceptions can diverge greatly, with both sides claiming CNN is a lapdog for the other).
Now, the liberals obviously think FoxNews is the, to quote DUmmie speak, 'propaganda' arm of the administration, and thus in general do not watch it, but FoxNews has a huge following (huge) among conservatives. However CNN has many conservatives staying away, PLUS has the more active left-wing crowd believing it is some sort of 'Fox-lite' (to quote DUmmie speak again). That is a definite problem for CNN.
Thus CNN is basically placed in a rather interesting position. After all, what is it to do if both sides of the fence think it leans towards the other side. Many conservatives would not be caught watching CNN, even if they bring JC Watts (who I have met and respect); and Liberas will see the hiring of JC Watts as yet more 'proof' that CNN is part and parcel of the Bush administration (aka Rove's masterplan aka inter-galactic conspiracy aka better-get-the-tinfoil-out-betty).
I have to say that I am very interested to see how CNN will get itself out of this conundrum ....if it can get itself out in the first place.
Fox is actually annoyingly even-handed. It is just that CNN is so over the top dishonest left wing propaganda. Not to mention that CNN is just full of really, really laughably poor reporting.
Don't forget "pissed off" and "angry white men"...
Great post...CNN telling us the shuttle was traveling 18 times the speed of light. These useless nimrods who claim to be journalists are always screwing up...they can't tell the difference between a million and a billion to save their lives.
You're showing your homophobia.
I used to like him too when I first started watching CNN daily, right after 9/11. But one day it dawned on me that he was trying to sabotage public support for our military. He not only jumped the shark, he crashed and burned into the tank. Today I wouldn't piss on him if he were on fire. CNN's tanking ratings indicate that there are lots of people like me.
You know what? I agree. PLus what really gets me about him is his cadence and the way he uses inflection on certain words - it grates on me. Plus his jokes are 99% not funny. He should stop trying to be droll and be more like Brit.
For the most part, CNN has more qualified and intelligent foreign correspondents. They seem to get out of the Baghdad hotels more.
Fox has less impressive correspondents , I remember when they were using Orlando Salinas as their Iraqi reporter. . .lol
Stick to the hurricanes, Orlando!
Wolf got his name when he was a cub reporter..
I promptly tore up the note and switched to Fox News.
I have to turn off the tv when Jack McCafferty is on the screen. He looks like an unmade bed and his comments are inane.
You make a good point. I would add that conservatives will watch a news network that it perceives as even-handed A LOT because we feel like an oppressed minority in media land. Further, since many conservatives find primetime TV to be offensive, they will likely tune in to shows like O'Reilly, Hannity, etc. because that's all there is to watch.
Liberals, on the other hand, probably have a much larger spectrum of shows to watch. So even if they think network "x" is fair and balanced, they will likely spend less time watching it.
Just a thoughts.
Fox reporters read the news that is prepared for them..The content of what is given them is fair/ balanced and their presentation is IMO, excellent with a few exceptions.
I didn't realize they were that flustered.
This is like when I was a kid on the farm and opened the hen-house door too quickly. Loud squawking with feathers and dust going everywhere amidst total chaos.
I think the liberals are replicating this behavior.
Roger Ailes is a psyops genius.
>>What kind of name is Wolf, by the way?
Maybe Tim Goodman should prove how smart he is by helping The Chronicle regain solvency before he advises CNN.
Wolves are called pups when young. That was the reason for my pun.
Brit Hume, Your World with Neal Cavuto, and maybe The Big Story with John Gibson, are the only weekday shows on FNC worth watching.
If CNN really wanted to be different and get better ratings, they would offer Walter Williams and Thomas Sowell MILLIONS to host some kind of current event/political hour show at 8PM. Then, they would trump FOX. These two guys really make people think, it's refreshing.
Here are some comments dredged from 'that other place that starts with a D.' Just goes to show that CNN is basically hated by both camps. Quite funny I should say.
DUmmie Poster: I'm surprised you can tell the difference between CNN and Fox these days
DUmmie Poster: It's so hard to keep spreading lies and misinformation, isn't it CNN? I guess not EVERY country is gonna allow you to do it like they do here.
DUmmie Poster: It doesn't matter what he actually said... ...just like it doesn't matter how we actually vote. The Corporate News Network...it's hard work!
DUmmie Poster: CNN makes "gaffes" like that on a daily basis here in the states. It's a shame we can't shut them down, too.
DUmmie Poster: got caught "propelling the (Bush*) propaganda," eh? I can't say I sympathize with CNN. This is pretty unforgiveable.
Yes, they made a lot of friends during the Saddam days!
Take your pick.
"I also think Wolf Blitzer is pretty cool. What kind of name is Wolf, by the way?"
It's German and there's NOTHING about Herr Blitzer that's cool.
Signed up last month, I see. H-m-m.
It amazes me to see moonbats whining that CNN and the NYT are "shills" for the right. I wonder if any of them honestly believe that.
good article. Loved the part about Bennett. Dont know who Beck is but I like Watts. I suspected FNC was going to ditch Bennett. The only show I ever saw him on was H&C. Brit Hume never allowed him on his show. CNN is a good place for him in that he is a McCain supporter.
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Circulation at the Chronicle is falling faster than a stone and they actually have the nerve to publish this slop. If Tim Goodman and the Chronicle staff are so good, why don't they fix their own newspaper. They need to put up or shut up. Hypocrites!
if only CNN were true to their liberal idealogy they would recapture their old luster......not.
I told my wife that the Batillion would then attend a Cotillion.