Skip to comments.Ted Turner Advises CNN Not to Follow Fox News Opinion Model
Posted on 01/14/2010 2:45:07 PM PST by Rufus2007
Since Lou Dobbs left CNN in November, citing a mutual agreement between he and CNN President Jonathan Klein that involved CNN going in a different direction, CNN's ratings have plummeted.
But Ted Turner, founder of the first truly 24-hour cable news channel, doesn't see anything wrong with the channel's heading. CNBC's Joe Kernen asked Turner if he had any problems with CNN's direction during a "Squawk Box" appearance Jan. 14.
"I know you love CNN," Kernen said. "It's your baby. I know you're not involved in running it anymore, but when you look at the way Fox News in 10 years has sort of risen above CNN in terms of ratings and profitability and other metrics, would you advise - should CNN stay the course with their idea it's just straight news, or do they need to change with the times and become more opinion-based."
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Ted married Jane. enough said.
Cool with me there, Ted....I want you moronic CNN flunkies to sink further into the pit of irrelevance.
Why in the world would they want to be successful ?
And that’s why CNN is DEAD LAST in cable news....
MSNBC is all opinion all day and their ratings are in the dumpster. It’s not just having opinions Ted, it’s having opinions that make sense.
CNN can only bleed for so long.
"How much money have you given to the UN, after you pledged a billion dollars? Or did you just pledge specifically for tax purposes?"
CNN LED THE WAY in opinion-based news. ABC, NBC, and CBS followed suit. Then all the other spinoffs like MSNBC, et al followed and even passed CNN in terms of being the propaganda arm of the DNC. Fox News has a lot of opinion shows, but at least it's news department features reporters and commentary from both sides of the divide.
“Its not just having opinions Ted, its having opinions that make sense.”
A stake through the old fool’s heart. His dribble will make the wood swell.
# 5 great graphic.
N E W S
They have the WHOLE WORLD to draw interesting NEWS programs from ... and instead of covering the NEWS they have maybe 10 hour of actual news programs they that just repeat 20 times a day, unless something spectacular is occurring like an election or a disaster. And they are so freaking lazy they don't do ANY news coverage at all on the weekends anymore, you have to wait till Monday to see what happened over the weekend most of the time, it's ridiculous.
I mean to say 1 hour not 10.
Lol....Must hell listening to that lib whine bag in bed....drinking champagne...hoping the “wrong” people don’t show up for the cocktail party...
Why be accurate when you can be wrong and losing?
Can’t imagine in this day of Govt. handouts?
They haven’t done things well in many years.