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CNN on spending spree to rebuild channel (Throws In Towel On News Biz)
Capital New York ^ | 11/8/2013 | Alex Weprin

Posted on 11/08/2013 6:54:00 PM PST by My Favorite Headache

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Well looks like Fox News and The Blaze is about it for real hard news other than CBS, NBC ,ABC again.
1 posted on 11/08/2013 6:54:00 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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Maybe they could start playing music videos and replace MTV as they never play videos anymore.

Hell, I might even watch it for a few minutes.


2 posted on 11/08/2013 6:55:32 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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CNN was a News Channel, Who would have guess that?

Maybe it should read “Pravda going out of business”...


3 posted on 11/08/2013 6:57:37 PM PST by jafojeffsurf (Return to the Constitution)
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“cautioned investors that as a result of the investments, CNN may not see income growth for years. “

so why waste our time then?


4 posted on 11/08/2013 6:58:21 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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Maybe they could try to report the news without leftist bias and even hire a conservative talking head or two??

Nah, they don’t care that much.


5 posted on 11/08/2013 6:59:40 PM PST by GeronL
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I we ever get a la carte cable/sat, they’ll be among the first to disappear, along with sister net HLN.


6 posted on 11/08/2013 7:00:16 PM PST by nascarnation
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CNN was a News Channel, Who would have guess that?
Maybe it should read “Pravda going out of business”...

Well put.

7 posted on 11/08/2013 7:00:53 PM PST by cloudmountain
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and will see Bourdain and guests talking about issues like guns in America and food sustainability.

More liberal pap in other words

8 posted on 11/08/2013 7:01:05 PM PST by GeronL
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Al Jazeera. Or however it’s spelled.


9 posted on 11/08/2013 7:01:35 PM PST by PAR35
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HLN might disappear soon anyways


10 posted on 11/08/2013 7:01:49 PM PST by GeronL
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I remember when CNN was still an upstart in the Reagan/Bush era. We kept it on at HQ because something breaking in the world affected us. It beat the others hands down until it went to the left. Then it became same old, same old.

Fox News is now going that same direction.


11 posted on 11/08/2013 7:03:29 PM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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I remember when you couldn’t even get a cable service to carry FoxNews.

Take that CNN!


12 posted on 11/08/2013 7:03:51 PM PST by DoughtyOne (People will retain the power to control the Government, or it will retain the power to control them.)
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Yep. HLN even stated this week it is going to focus on more “entertainment” based programming. More dumbing down of America....just what we needed...less information about the real issues and more focus on the bullshit to numb the population into thinking everything is A-OK.


13 posted on 11/08/2013 7:04:51 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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If they hired me to do a conservative show I’d get way better ratings than any of their current or new shows. And I’m not a trained a broadcast specialist like some one we all know.


14 posted on 11/08/2013 7:06:42 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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Fox News wit the exception of Shep’s show is HORRIBLE with breaking news to this very day. CNN is ALWAYS #1 on breaking news.


15 posted on 11/08/2013 7:07:36 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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“cautioned investors that as a result of the investments, CNN may not see income growth for years. “

Can probably drum up some Twitter and Facebook investors wanting to diversify from social media to social justice investments.


16 posted on 11/08/2013 7:07:51 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (An Administration of communists, incompetents, and the corrupt ...reminds one of FDR's brain trust.)
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They could bounce back if they went further right than “course-corrected” Faux News. But their current leadership will prefer ideology over journalism . . .


17 posted on 11/08/2013 7:08:45 PM PST by Olog-hai
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I am not sure they could give us less info on real issues if they tried. They ignore so much that happens and focus on the trivial a lot. Always with a leftist bias.

If it didn’t fit the narrative, it didn’t get reported.


18 posted on 11/08/2013 7:13:32 PM PST by GeronL
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unscripted shows by outside producers in the vein of “Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown”

Of course they would choose a ultra liberal like this. He always made it a point to slip in some smart-alecky comment about Bush or republicans. He will never attract a large audience.

19 posted on 11/08/2013 7:14:24 PM PST by oldbrowser (The debt limit is the emergency brake on government spending)
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Think of the value of the brand name CNN. Dumping news instead of reporting from the middle. It’s like Microsoft giving up operating systems to concentrate on ebooks and mp3’s.


20 posted on 11/08/2013 7:15:05 PM PST by Naplm
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