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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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To: GeronL

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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To: xzins

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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Can't they find a third-world dictator they can pay for exclusive access to favorable news?

Oh, wait... They have that now right here!

-PJ

21 posted on 11/08/2013 7:15:46 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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If they would go the route of providing straight unbiased news along with good investigative reporting on important news, they could take the lead, IMO. We need a news organization that will take the lead on moving news gathering with honesty and integrity.

Just look at the topics in which they could be of great service to the public - Obamacare, NSA, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, etc. There is so much meat on which to chew - and we are hungry for answers from reporters we trust.


22 posted on 11/08/2013 7:16:08 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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The New Prez at CNN was the old Pres at NBC Entertainment, that wrote Obama’s Styrofoam Columns speech.

So CNN is going “MSNBC”. Imagine that one, eh?
Will the new CNN slogan be “Bend Over??? ... err, I mean “Lean Forward”?


23 posted on 11/08/2013 7:17:54 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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Bourdain is an admitted lib, but he does have one of the best jobs in the world. Travel and eat…. that is my kinda dream job.


24 posted on 11/08/2013 7:17:56 PM PST by Gator113 ( Cruz, Palin and Lee speak for me, most everyone else is just noise.)
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The elephant in the room is the top cable news show is FOX. I believe FOX presents what the public wants in a fair and balanced manner. They just don’t hold back on the Liberals and their idiocy like CNN does.

So, maybe CNN needs to clean up it’s News and go fair and balanced like FOX. Get rid of all your News presenters and News shapers who’s spouses work for the administration instead of trying to be more like the Discovery Channel.


25 posted on 11/08/2013 7:19:01 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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Can u imagine FreeRepublic TV? Or DrudgeTV?

!!!!!!


26 posted on 11/08/2013 7:20:28 PM PST by gaijin
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Who should we copy, Fox or MSNBC?
MSNBC!
Yes, MSNBC
MSNBC
I agree, MSNBC
All in favor? Aye, aye, aye, aye, aye.
OK, start programming.


27 posted on 11/08/2013 7:20:49 PM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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Here’s a novel idea. Do your job and report the truth in an objective manner.


28 posted on 11/08/2013 7:21:11 PM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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Here’s a novel idea. Do your job and report the truth in an objective manner.

That's crazy talk.

29 posted on 11/08/2013 7:23:16 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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Is that you, Shep?


30 posted on 11/08/2013 7:23:17 PM PST by jch10 (Joe Wilson, SC, is my hero.)
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FRTV....Like!!


31 posted on 11/08/2013 7:23:17 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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Maybe Candy Crowley can get a position under the big tent. Or as a big tent.
32 posted on 11/08/2013 7:29:04 PM PST by 867V309 (Obama- he's just crazy enough to do it.)
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He is a foul mouthed snarky smug limo liberal who I can barely stand to listen to and CNN wants to put more of him on there. God. The worst.


33 posted on 11/08/2013 7:35:02 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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LOL. His new show at 3 pm from his set from the Spaceship Enterprise is pretty bad ass. The News Deck. He called it the News Dick one day by accident while talking pretty quickly...love when he slips up.


34 posted on 11/08/2013 7:37:10 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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Who should we copy, Fox or MSNBC?

Maybe they decided to copy the Comedy Channel?

No joke here, I'm talking about faux anchormen like John Stewart or Steven Colbert. Laugh if you like but some people actually get their news from "journalists" like Stewart, Colbert or even Bill Maher. Since they're entertainers, they don't have to pretend to be fair or balanced or unbiased.

35 posted on 11/08/2013 7:38:40 PM PST by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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“Blackfish” was terrific but I was just channel surfing and CNN had a young woman with a totally ruffled,ridiculous skirt about to do some sort of sports show.

Off went the TV.

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36 posted on 11/08/2013 7:43:22 PM PST by Mears (Liberalism is the art of being easily offended.)
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I totally agree… but I would love his fun job.


37 posted on 11/08/2013 7:47:11 PM PST by Gator113 ( Cruz, Palin and Lee speak for me, most everyone else is just noise.)
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So, maybe CNN needs to clean up it’s News and go fair and balanced like FOX.

No need to copy anyone. If they simply returned to simple, unbiased reporting of world, national and important local news large and small, i.e. What, who, when , where, how, with no editorializing, actively, or by omission, they could have remained #1 forever.

38 posted on 11/08/2013 7:48:20 PM PST by publius911 (At least Nixon had the good grace to resign!)
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Bourdain’s Parts Unknown is an interesting show, if you like your history from an alcoholic, reefer-smoking, liberal whose best days are behind him,

Seriously, his episodes from Copenhagen, Albuquerque and one or two other places were good, while South Africa and Israel were pretty bad. I understand Sunday’s season finale is from Detroit and the promo talked about how circumstances there are getting better. As a Michigander, I want to see it.

That CNN is struggling with its news business just shows how far the mighty can fall. Seems right now that Fox is the only news organization that will be able to sustain a presence on TV for the foreseeable future


39 posted on 11/08/2013 8:02:23 PM PST by be-baw (still seeking)
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You are right.


40 posted on 11/08/2013 8:03:34 PM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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They’ve had too much success with their news channel. Their propaganda helped get Obama elected twice and now that he’s implementing his healthcare plan it’s destroying everyone in it’s path even them. Their job is done.


41 posted on 11/08/2013 8:04:10 PM PST by Aquamarine
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So will every airport in the world now change channels?


42 posted on 11/08/2013 8:30:27 PM PST by Cedar
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They’re hanging their hopes on Anthony Bourdain?

His travel show only worked because it shows him getting drunk or eating weird crap in all corners of the globe.

Nobody actually gives a crap what he thinks. He’s just another Noo Yawkah smart-ass jerk. There’s no deficit of those on TV, ever.


43 posted on 11/08/2013 8:57:12 PM PST by EricT. (Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. Big brother is watching you.)
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So much for propaganda as a growth industry. The last time I watched CNN was election night in 2004 to watch Wolf Blitzer continue to predict W’s loss after every other network had called it for him. He was like Ahab on the back of the white whale.


44 posted on 11/08/2013 8:59:48 PM PST by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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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.”

my wife watches “ellen”. makes me want to vomit. those robots in the audience applaud like chimps when someone says something like they have a same sex partner or any other garbage like that.


45 posted on 11/08/2013 9:00:23 PM PST by willywill
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46 posted on 11/08/2013 9:28:35 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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If you can’t beat ‘em, go play a different game, eh CNN?


47 posted on 11/08/2013 9:52:39 PM PST by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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pap..for sure...
CNN swirling down
down the cr@pper.

48 posted on 11/08/2013 10:38:23 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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Oh, I know it. Hippy lib relatives eat that carp up, take it for the gospel truth.


49 posted on 11/08/2013 11:54:01 PM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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I always respected Candy Crowley but I think she killed the network.


50 posted on 11/09/2013 12:28:22 AM PST by des
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