Skip to comments.The day Twitter kicked CNNís behind
Posted on 06/14/2009 8:32:48 PM PDT by Gomez
Yesterday is the day when Twitter thoroughly beat CNN. Badly beat CNN. Embarrassingly beat CNN. And most other USA-based media too.
Over on friendfeed we’ve been talking about this for the past 12 hours. Here’s one thread on CNN’s horrid news judgment.
This second thread is interesting because of the number of interesting news sources linked to by various people. Don’t miss the photos and videos. Great examples of photojournalism.
ReadWriteWeb wrote a good post to CNN.
I’ve been clicking “like” on the best items about Iran that have come through friendfeed. The photo above I found on TwitPic here. Pulitzer Prize winning material.
(Excerpt) Read more at scobleizer.com ...
Good grief! Can you post why CNN embarrassed itself today without all of us having to click on links that don’t tell us why CNN embarrassed itself today!
My guess is that the Monica Media doesn’t want to show the events in Iran because it shows their lover Akmid Nutjob in a bad light, not to mention makes Obozo look like a fool.
Monica Media. I like that.
US media in general has historically been very bad at covering anything outside of the USA. As an English person travelling in the US it's very very noticeable how little foreign news you guys get to see. It's almost as if they have decided the rest of the world is not interesting enough for you. And also a possible contributor to many US citizens appalling knowledge of world geography. Hopefully the freely available world news via the internet will force them to change. - Gilbert Harding
What you said.
It’s amazing how many American stories get broken in the UK press.
NYTimes — Real-Time Criticism of CNNs Iran Coverage
I agree that is a fine photo, if it is legit.
It doesn’t take much to kick CNNs behind while they lick Zero’s behind.
Hmm.. wonder why that is?
Maybe they didn't hear that journalism is dead.
Good on 'em.
The media is most certainly a sham.
But I blame the American “I want American Idol results” and disregard of world events for a lot of the problem. Not only will the MSM report what sells, they will report whatever they think will keep them in a job (Obama adulation is a prime example).
Case , in point (today, Sunday)...the large metropolitan “news”paper I subscribe to carried a front page story that had continuation in a later page about the death of 4 teenagers that died in a car crash 20 years ago. Tragic..I agree. To get to the very limited coverage of Iran or North Korea...close to the back of the paper.
We no longer have true journalists. We no longer have a populace that cares to be informed. :(
Here’s my favorite post on your first link:
“What are we talking about here. Reference plz? - Mitchell Schneider “
That about sums up my reaction to this thread.
Are the last four words necessary?
I think the Brits lost that “Obama glow” the week the Gordons were dissed in DC.
Obama has only dissed the Brits even more since then.
At some point the british reporters must have said to themselves - “gloves off”
CNN can’t report whats really going on in the country, or they’ll get kicked out. Just like the rest of the foreign press in Iran that acts as nothing more but an extension of Iranian state run media. Prime example of this is Christiane Amanpour wearing burkas and headscarfs while fawning over the leadership of Iran to gain interviews with them.
I love it!
It was embarrassing actually turning on CNN and discovering Larry King interviewing the Tuttles of American Chopper.
While Tehran was burning, Larry King was fiddling.
Actually I sort of did forget them, but I will pay closer attention.
That same newspaper could be found in my yard this morning.
And it has never even mentioned, not one mention, of the illegal firing of that Americore guy.
That paper is not worth anything much. They cut out a lot of stuff people liked and spent a whole page devoted to doing without a refrigerator. As if !!!
I’d drop them but DP likes the sports section. Even that is biased.
Take that CNN...
That is a joke right? Why are they even there if not to report the news. We no longer have any reporters. ( or should I say way too few)
Maybe Twitter is excerpt-only?
Almost all the journalists have turned traitorous, and they are just as guilty as Obama and his cronies.
I wish for a return to nationalist patriotic reporters who pursue the facts instead of traitorous journalists who pursue their negative agendas. Do you?
Not that it was much of a contest. ;’) Thanks Ernest.
There will be blood. Yea. The blood of the small groups of university students who get their brains beat in by the government’s thugs.
Thanks for the links.
I hear you! I keep my subscription so I can see what is/is not being reported with my own two eyes....and the coupons. :)
There may have been more respect by journalists for their audience and country in the past, but I fear we would have deeply into our history.
For instance, a now defunct Chicago newspaper reported during WWII that the US had broken the Japanese code after the Battle Of Midway. Our military had a heck of a time during Iwo Jima due to that report. The editor had an ax to grind with FDR.
Walter Cronkite and the Tet offensive.
That's just two examples and there are many more.
It is just so out in the open that the “power of the pen” rules, they have become proud and blatant.
we would have “to dig” deeply
Citizen journalism BUMP!