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The day Twitter kicked CNNís behind
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Posted on 06/14/2009 8:32:48 PM PDT by Gomez

Share photos on twitter with Twitpic

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 ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cnn; cnnfail; iran; iranviolence2009; iraq; newmedia; studentmovement; twitter

1 posted on 06/14/2009 8:32:49 PM PDT by Gomez
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To: Gomez

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!


2 posted on 06/14/2009 8:36:55 PM PDT by avacado
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To: Gomez

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.


3 posted on 06/14/2009 8:37:29 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The University of Notre Dame's motto: "Kill our unborn children? YES WE CAN!")
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To: Jeff Chandler

Monica Media. I like that.


4 posted on 06/14/2009 8:39:33 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Gomez
This one caught my attention and is a ringing indictment of the sham that is USA media reporting.

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

5 posted on 06/14/2009 8:40:22 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: avacado

What you said.


6 posted on 06/14/2009 8:45:27 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries for the American farmer.)
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To: tflabo

It’s amazing how many American stories get broken in the UK press.


7 posted on 06/14/2009 8:45:47 PM PDT by spyone (ridiculum)
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To: avacado

NYTimes — Real-Time Criticism of CNN’s Iran Coverage

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/15/business/media/15cable.html?ref=business


8 posted on 06/14/2009 8:46:03 PM PDT by parisa
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To: Gomez
Links to andrewsullivan.com, thenation.com, huffingtonpost.com, and the BBC. Whoopee.

I agree that is a fine photo, if it is legit.

9 posted on 06/14/2009 8:46:29 PM PDT by TChad
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To: Gomez

It doesn’t take much to kick CNNs behind while they lick Zero’s behind.


10 posted on 06/14/2009 8:46:42 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: spyone
Yes it is. The best reporting on us is done by the Brits.

Hmm.. wonder why that is?

Maybe they didn't hear that journalism is dead.

Good on 'em.

11 posted on 06/14/2009 8:54:26 PM PDT by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: tflabo

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. :(


12 posted on 06/14/2009 8:57:19 PM PDT by berdie (Philosophies of the school room in one generation will reflect the government philosophy of the next)
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To: avacado

Word


13 posted on 06/14/2009 8:57:40 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: Gomez

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.


14 posted on 06/14/2009 8:59:59 PM PDT by Rocky (OBAMA: Succeeding where bin Laden failed.)
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To: parisa

Thank you!


15 posted on 06/14/2009 9:01:23 PM PDT by avacado
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To: tflabo
S media in general has historically been very bad at covering anything outside of the USA.

Are the last four words necessary?

16 posted on 06/14/2009 9:04:02 PM PDT by supercat (Barry Soetoro == Bravo Sierra)
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To: LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot

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”


17 posted on 06/14/2009 9:04:04 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot; spyone
Yes it is.
The best reporting on us is done by the Brits.
Maybe they didn't hear that journalism is dead.

...don't forget, The Canada Free Press.

18 posted on 06/14/2009 9:06:02 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (When you put Democrats in charge, stupid / deadly things happen... :^)
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To: Gomez

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.


19 posted on 06/14/2009 9:07:17 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican
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To: Gomez
History repeats itself.
20 posted on 06/14/2009 9:08:21 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: parisa

I love it!


21 posted on 06/14/2009 9:09:23 PM PDT by joesjane (The strength of the pack is the wolf - Rudyard Kipling)
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To: Gomez

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.


22 posted on 06/14/2009 9:12:50 PM PDT by MissouriConservative (Let the purging of the RINOs begin in 2010. - MissouriConservative)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Actually I sort of did forget them, but I will pay closer attention.


23 posted on 06/14/2009 9:13:34 PM PDT by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: Gilbert Harding

"I hate the USA"

Get an air conditioner, Limey.


24 posted on 06/14/2009 9:13:57 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: berdie

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.


25 posted on 06/14/2009 10:09:28 PM PDT by altura
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To: Gomez; MarineBrat; csense; NormsRevenge; jveritas; SandRat; Straight Vermonter; GeronL; ...

Take that CNN...


26 posted on 06/14/2009 10:58:41 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: TChad
See this thread for lots of photos from Iran:

Blogs From Inside Iran

27 posted on 06/14/2009 11:01:31 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: TChad
asnd this one for message from the twitter network and Iran:

Iran: There Will Be Blood

28 posted on 06/14/2009 11:04:35 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican
CNN can’t report whats really going on in the country, or they’ll get kicked out.

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)

29 posted on 06/14/2009 11:25:37 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: avacado

Maybe Twitter is excerpt-only?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1111944/posts


30 posted on 06/14/2009 11:33:22 PM PDT by Kevmo (So America gets what America deserves - the destruction of its Constitution. ~Leo Donofrio, 6/1/09)
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To: berdie

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?


31 posted on 06/15/2009 7:02:59 AM PDT by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Fred Nerks; ...

Not that it was much of a contest. ;’) Thanks Ernest.


32 posted on 06/15/2009 7:15:30 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


33 posted on 06/15/2009 10:07:09 AM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Obama must be making huge piles of cigarette butts around the WH grounds at this point.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks for the links.


34 posted on 06/15/2009 6:16:20 PM PDT by TChad
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To: altura

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. :)


35 posted on 06/15/2009 8:19:37 PM PDT by berdie (Philosophies of the school room in one generation will reflect the government philosophy of the next)
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To: myknowledge
I do wish we could have a media that relates the news..not opinion or political bias.

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.

36 posted on 06/15/2009 8:32:54 PM PDT by berdie (Philosophies of the school room in one generation will reflect the government philosophy of the next)
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To: berdie

we would have “to dig” deeply


37 posted on 06/15/2009 8:37:14 PM PDT by berdie (Philosophies of the school room in one generation will reflect the government philosophy of the next)
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To: Gomez

Citizen journalism BUMP!


38 posted on 06/15/2009 8:57:52 PM PDT by PGalt
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