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CNN Blames Blunder on Human Error
Wired News ^ | 4-17-2003 | Wired News

Posted on 04/17/2003 8:05:37 PM PDT by John Twenty 28

Edited on 06/29/2004 7:09:51 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

CNN says the obituary mock-ups for Ronald Reagan, Bob Hope and other prominent figures were exposed on its website due to human error. The specific cause of error was discovered and fixed Wednesday.

This is what it says on the Wired News headlines page. Honest. Check the link.


(Excerpt) Read more at wired.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cnn; fixed; obituaries
Hate to tell you, kid. You made a big mistake.....Yeeeoooowwwwwwww.
1 posted on 04/17/2003 8:05:37 PM PDT by John Twenty 28
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To: John Twenty 28
Sounds about right - files like that reside on the staging servers, and should go through a webmaster/AP before going live; someone in the "Fishtank" (the name for the Interactive newsroom - it had a massive glass window out onto the CNN Center atrium) goofed.
2 posted on 04/17/2003 8:08:21 PM PDT by mhking
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To: John Twenty 28
Right, tell it to business, and the corrective actions we have to take when our company screws up automobile parts. Where's the corrective action plan. Human mistakes are unacceptable....( or according to regular liberal business practices) So, humans can only mess up when a lib makes mistakes....
3 posted on 04/17/2003 8:11:13 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: John Twenty 28
They should have posted an obit for CNN - "1981 - 2008 The pioneer in cable news, CNN failed when AOL-Time Warner sold them to the CBC. Sadly, no one watches them either and with less than 30,000 regular viewers, all located in Hollywood, this was not enough to justify paying the $50,000 per year salary for Paula Zahn's makeup person much less anyone else's wages."
4 posted on 04/17/2003 8:11:41 PM PDT by Beck_isright ("QUAGMIRE" - French word for "unable to find anyone to surrender to")
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To: John Twenty 28
As much as I detest the Clintonista News Network (which I do not see very often as we don't get cable), I have to say it's no surprise that the media keep draft obits on hand. It would be foolish to do otherwise, given the amount of time & effort to produce such for a high profile person.

But it's got to be highly embarrasing to have one's take prematurely exposed...

5 posted on 04/17/2003 8:12:18 PM PDT by Eala (irrelevant (-rle-vent) 1: The United Nations 2: France 3: CNN 4: Tim Robbins)
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To: Eala
I Love AOL they destoyed CNN
6 posted on 04/17/2003 8:20:05 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: Eala
To have the obits of the living online "before their time" is unacceptable, no matter the practice of being a step ahead. JMVHO.
7 posted on 04/17/2003 8:20:41 PM PDT by callthemlikeyouseethem
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To: John Twenty 28
More CNN brilliance:


8 posted on 04/17/2003 8:30:57 PM PDT by martin_fierro (Mr. Avuncular)
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To: John Twenty 28
I hope somebody at CNN noticed that the quotation from Reagan's 1994 farewell letter was dated "1984" on their mock-up obit.
9 posted on 04/17/2003 8:31:24 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: John Twenty 28
So they're trying to get the work done ahead of time. The early bird catches the worm, as they say. Then again, the SECOND mouse gets the cheese.......
10 posted on 04/17/2003 8:32:18 PM PDT by yooper
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To: martin_fierro
Those are classic! 18 times the speed of light! Dang, no wonder it disintegrated!
11 posted on 04/17/2003 9:11:52 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (Love, peace, and harmony: Very nice, very nice, very nice...but maybe in the next world.)
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To: John Twenty 28
What did CNN know and when did they know it?
12 posted on 04/17/2003 10:45:34 PM PDT by mass55th
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To: John Twenty 28
CNN needs to be shut down.
13 posted on 04/17/2003 11:38:21 PM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: scooby321

Since it's inception, I have stated that absolutely nothing of any value has ever or does ever come from AOHell. I now stand corrected! If they can rid the world of the Commie News Network, it would redeem all of their other failings, in my eyes.

Well, maybe some of their other failings.

Then again, I could always just say that absolutely nothing of any value has ever or does ever come from AOHell and CNN!

14 posted on 04/17/2003 11:52:17 PM PDT by hadit2here
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To: John Twenty 28
>>"CNN Blames Blunder on Human Error..."

I thought they were talking about their decision to not print news that hurts Hussain.

Now I don't know which one they are talking about, there have been so many.
15 posted on 04/18/2003 6:44:26 AM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (Idiots create their own irony.)
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To: John Twenty 28
Why would anyone know what was on their web site?

If the maker of your favorite candy bar was discovered listing entirely fictitious ingredients on the package, concealing some pretty unsavory ingredients you wouldn't normally eat if you were starving, would you then rant and rave about it but continue buying and eating their candy?

The logic of watching CNN or going to their website simply escapes me. It can't be for information. Are their fictitious news reports providing some sort of entertainment?
16 posted on 04/18/2003 7:48:16 AM PDT by WaterDragon (Only America has the moral authority and the resolve to lead the world in tClhe 21st Century.)
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