He has a point...FOX is "crazy people exchanging views."
CNN's is "prehistoric imbicillic socialists trying to convince the space age that they deseve another try."
I guess Mr. Parsons is just a little irritated. That's what happens when your ratings (and ad revenue) head south.
posted on 08/07/2004 4:48:44 AM PDT
by M Kehoe
This guy is a "insane" as the CNN channel is biase. He apparently thinks the yelling and the vicious name calling of Carville, davis, Beckell etc etc, are civilized. What a stupid Boss. He doesn't even know what's happening on his own network.
posted on 08/07/2004 4:50:57 AM PDT
Let the media mud throwing begin!
But still, Dick Parsons should know all about crazy people. It was CNN, after all, that was caught distorting the news on behalf of Saddam Hussein.
posted on 08/07/2004 4:56:55 AM PDT
Don't ya just love it! Parson's just doesn't get it.
posted on 08/07/2004 5:17:46 AM PDT
It's been a year since Dick Parsons was hailed as the "Savior of AOL TimeWarner". The shareholders will be demanding the guillotine treatment soon on CNN management. He's spinning the fact that people watch CNN for a few minutes and turn off in disgust at the agitation and bias as a positive for total number of viewers. He's saying CNN's programming loses the interest and eyes of viewers at the start of almost every commercial break. Yup, that sounds real positive to me, gonna help the ad rates too I'm sure.
The guy is clueless. If he is so blind to his own network's bias, then he deserves the loss in ratings and CNN's credibility that have resulted.
Even "grazing" at the Clinton News Network gives me indigestion. I won't watch their programming even though they have two cable channels here, nor even look at the pictures of the free copies of Time magazine they used to send. It's all land fill to me.
posted on 08/07/2004 5:58:38 AM PDT
Time Warner is a failed concept, an abyss into which billions were deposited and turned to vapor.
posted on 08/07/2004 6:05:07 AM PDT
(Peace is only halftime !)
Time Warner Inc. chairman Dick Parsons Friday described Fox News Channel as "crazy people exchanging views...
Crazy Like a Fox.
You tell 'em, Parsons. Those customers out there are watching the wrong thing, and it's about time that somebody at Time Warner got on their case about it. Those people out there are so stupid that they are watching crazy people exchanging views instead of the much superior Time Warner product.
I'm glad to see that at least one person at Time Warner understands the #1 rule of marketing: "The customers are the enemy." If those viewers out there are not behaving properly, you need to insult them by telling them that they are choosing stupid stuff instead of your good stuff. That will snap them right back into line.
I think Mr. Parsons is suffering from a serious case of jealousy considering that every significant Fox News Channel program during weekdays pretty much has higher ratings (sometimes substantially so!) compared what is shown on CNN. And you wonder why Time Warner executives are not happy....
That's really got to hurt coming from a bombastic left winger.
posted on 08/07/2004 3:13:54 PM PDT
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