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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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To: Gator113

I have zero respect for Bourdain.
A worthless ‘yes’ man.
Others describe the food, he nods.

But..what a gig.


51 posted on 11/09/2013 2:01:15 AM PST by Vinnie
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To: Cedar

“So will every airport in the world now change channels?”

That was the first thing that popped into my head. It would be a blessing to wait for my plane with no CNN driving me to dig out my headset. I expect it’ll be replaced with Al Jazeera.


52 posted on 11/09/2013 2:18:12 AM PST by MayflowerMadam ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, just wait until it's free." P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Ministry of Love finds no one listening to propaganda Communist News Network.

I cannot remember the last time I watched it. 9/11 maybe.


53 posted on 11/09/2013 3:08:01 AM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: jch10

I thought the same thing.


54 posted on 11/09/2013 3:31:03 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: My Favorite Headache

They could put on the ‘Flying Toasters’ screen saver 24/7.


55 posted on 11/09/2013 4:29:11 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: GeronL

I liked No Reservations quite well. I’d already noticed that the new Bourdain show on CNN, Parts Unknown, seems to have more of a political commentary edge to it. This is not an improvement, and if it continues, will lose me as a Bourdain viewer.


56 posted on 11/09/2013 4:44:32 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Verbage is not needed here. CNN is on life support and will not recover!!! “Crossfire” is the biggest joke yet. Van Jones.....moron!!! Hey.....CNN....no one is watching your daily farce. For a fair and nominal fee....I will gladly take over and have your rated “top of the heap” in twelve months!!!


57 posted on 11/09/2013 5:42:09 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

If CNN started reporting the news honestly and stop being just another arm of the DNC, they would rapidly sweep the ratings and become #1. FAUX has pretty much abandoned the field because of their corporate masters so the news field is nearly wide open again.


58 posted on 11/09/2013 6:50:21 AM PST by Gritty (Progressives see themselves as saints, opponents as Satanists; that justifies anything-D. Horowitz)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Hey! Here's a GREAT Programming idea for CNN, and I offer it up Freeeee of Charge! (just like Obamaphones)
Since CNN is part of Time Warner they should produce and air popular TV Shows that TNT canceled due to ratings that were 'this close' but just didn't make it against competition (or goofy management decisions), but on CNN they would get triple or quadruple whatever ratings their best *news* program had.

The first one to be reborn into production could be 'Monday Mornings'. That show rocked, had a loyal following, and its cancellation was a shock. But drop that pc BS from scripts, that last episode was right from the DEA and Obama.

But an an even better example of a show that should live on is... Southland! Somebody was smoking crack while shooting up heroin laced with LSD when they canceled that.

Or.. to test the waters show re-runs of the shows. Southland disappeared into never never land (WTF over?) And Monday Mornings..it's like it never existed.

So there ya go Time Warner, a money maker for CNN.
59 posted on 11/09/2013 9:17:56 AM PST by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Willing to do anything except recognize the truth, it seems.


60 posted on 11/09/2013 10:14:36 AM PST by Personal Responsibility (Government: Slimy used car salesmen writing laws forcing you to buy their cars)
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To: My Favorite Headache
and a revamped Shepard Smith program

Is that the one that went through the trap door?

61 posted on 11/09/2013 11:02:57 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: jch10
Is that you, Shep?

I thought the same thing. lol

62 posted on 11/09/2013 11:05:23 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: My Favorite Headache

It wasn’t that news was a bad or weak idea-—the bad idea was being selective, partisan, whiny, one-sided, non-educational, axe grinders and ignoring most of the ACTUAL NEWS. Reporting events and sniveling about it was never a winning idea.


63 posted on 11/09/2013 11:47:54 AM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: cherokee1

or reporting the same 5 slanted stories over and over and over and over


64 posted on 11/09/2013 11:50:08 AM PST by GeronL
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“cautioned investors that as a result of the investments, CNN may not see income growth for years. “

They know that we have to suffer through another three years of The Commie.

65 posted on 11/09/2013 11:53:57 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: xzins

Yeah, I notice that FOX is developing an annoying habit of bringing at least one snivelling dumbass into every discussion. I usually watch TV in delay so the DVR loop button gets a lot of action. There must be about 30 dunderhead, ignoramus, regulars who never contribute a bleeping thing to the knowledge base that get “yellow buttoned “as soon as their faces show up. You listening FOX?


66 posted on 11/09/2013 11:54:29 AM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: My Favorite Headache

You are so right! A degenerate, foul-mouthed alkie-addict who believes he is the coolest guy in any room of any country.

I tune him in every once in a while though, since I’ve traveled virtually nowhere and he does go to very interesting places...


67 posted on 11/09/2013 1:40:14 PM PST by Husker8877
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I wouldn’t mind a like minded station, like BlazeTV but with more mainstream talent and deeper pockets. This sounds like the direction CNN is going but more left leaning cultural rot.


68 posted on 11/09/2013 1:44:08 PM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

It sounds as thought CNN is trying to bring YouTube to cable TV. Didn’t Al Gore already try this?


69 posted on 11/09/2013 1:58:46 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: My Favorite Headache

CNN: will give news for food.

-the Simpsons


70 posted on 11/09/2013 11:06:08 PM PST by Tzimisce
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To: My Favorite Headache

Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown is a massive failure. I watched last week’s Tokyo/ No insight into culinary Tokyo. No, it was about sex, pornography, bondage, sexual deviancy.

I turned it off forever.

I used to like Bourdain for his irreverence … but he is just a jerk. Predictably, I don’t like his politics but he’s a not very nice man.

Look at the way he gloated at Paula Deen’s [I don’t like her either] diabetes. He went on and on about how she deserved it, and had it coming.

Yet, if Bourdain had gotten cirrhosis because of his incessant drinking or emphysema from non-stop smoking, I wonder if she would gloat. I think not.


71 posted on 11/09/2013 11:37:41 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Will Hillary's 2016 chances be hurt if the Clinton News Network goes away?

By the same token, is the reason their ratings are taking a further hit is that Al Jaezera is moving farther left than the Communist News Network so ably chronicled but AJ’s viewers like the potential meme of hate the Great Satan, save the environment and bring us Sharia law now that AJ will surely provide once their, thin as tissue veil, is dropped? Socialists can run but they cannot hide. Their arrogance forbids it.

72 posted on 11/10/2013 5:59:59 AM PST by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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To: BunnySlippers

Well, that was short lived. I gave Bourdain another chance tonight.

It was not free on YouTube so I popped to buy Sunday’s episode: Detroit. Because I am supremely interested in the city … although I have never been there. Blessedly the program was relatively low on Bourdain politics … he likens the city to Chernobyl melting back into it’s natural habitat.

I’m halfway through it … back to the film ...


73 posted on 11/11/2013 7:02:10 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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