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  • For newspapers and networks, upheaval was the story of the year

    12/25/2005 2:41:06 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 10 replies · 707+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 12/25/05 | Joanna Weiss
    It was a year of goodbyes -- some noble, some less so -- as journalism's old guard departed from the spotlight. And it was a year when some of media's biggest institutions started thinking, in earnest, about reinvention. Dan Rather took his colorful metaphors and erratic temperament from CBS in March, his reputation marred by a flawed report about President Bush and the National Guard. Peter Jennings, suave and substantive, died tragically of lung cancer in August. Ted Koppel, who brought wit and heft to late-night news, left ABC's ''Nightline" in November, headed for less grueling work at HBO. Aaron...
  • Drudge Photo of Aaron Brown's Firing Has "America Strikes Back" Graphic in Background!

    11/03/2005 2:48:08 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 49 replies · 5,163+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | governsleastgovernsbest
    Check out the logo in the background in this photo, which is currently up on Drudge in regard to the news that CNN anchor Aaron Brown has been fired.Note the background logo: "America Strikes Back." Coincidence? I don't think so! Nice work, Drudge!
  • Aaron Brown Out at CNN (Drudge)

    11/02/2005 12:50:57 PM PST · by Cicero · 329 replies · 15,910+ views
    Drudge ^ | 11/02/05 | Drudge
    <p>Headline on Drudge's front page. The link to story wouldn't work for me.</p>
  • CNN's Brown Out: Cooper's 360° Moves to 10 p.m. Slot

    11/02/2005 1:02:21 PM PST · by blogblogginaway · 66 replies · 2,195+ views
    Mediaweek ^ | nov. 2, 2005 | By Stephanie D. Smith
    Aaron Brown is out at CNN, and Anderson Cooper will take over Brown’s 10 p.m. time slot, effective Monday. The shakeup comes as a result of some prime time scheduling moves that CNN made official Wednesday. Cooper will take his 7 p.m. showcase, Anderson Cooper 360°, to the 10-midnight spot, formerly occupied by Brown’s NewsNight. Cooper’s old spot will be filled by an additional hour of The Situation Room, hosted by Wolf Blitzer. In a memo to staffers, CNN president Jon Klein said the veteran anchor “will be leaving CNN and is very much looking forward to some well-deserved time...
  • Brown skips renown for Schiavo case (Euthanesia org honors CNN & NYT for their coverage of the case)

    05/11/2005 9:02:23 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 15 replies · 599+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | May 11, 2005 | Lloyd Grove
    Compassion & Choices - which advocates a "peaceful and humane death" for braindamaged patients, such as the late Terri Schiavo - can't give praise where it believes it is due. The organization is trying to honor CNN "NewsNight" anchor Aaron Brown at its May 19 star- studded benefit for his coverage of the Schiavo story. But according to actress and right-to-die activist Ally Sheedy, the '80s-era "Brat Pack" member, CNN barred Brown from showing up at the event for fear it would taint the network's objectivity. "It doesn't make any sense to me!" the 42-year-old Sheedy told Lowdown yesterday. "We...
  • NYT(All the News That Fits on our Petard): At Leak Inquiry's Center, a Circumspect Columnist (Novak)

    12/31/2004 6:27:03 AM PST · by OESY · 26 replies · 1,274+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 31, 2004 | LORNE MANLY and ADAM LIPTAK
    In 41 years as a pundit, Robert D. Novak has rarely shied from controversy. As a syndicated columnist and fixture on cable-news shoutfests, Mr. Novak has opined from the right about some of the biggest stories of his time. He has been a stout cold warrior, a critic of Israeli policies and a passionate defender of military veterans who criticized Senator John Kerry's Vietnam War record. But now Mr. Novak, 73, finds himself a central figure in perhaps the gravest confrontation between the government and the press in a generation, and he has been uncharacteristically circumspect. With a federal judge...
  • AIM Report: Saddam's Secret Campaign to Stop the War

    12/25/2004 11:28:41 PM PST · by Nick Danger · 25 replies · 1,523+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | December 23, 2004 | AIM
    The U.S. is engaged in a bloody war in Iraq for the purpose of eliminating the remnants of a terrorist regime, foreign terrorists, and bringing democracy to Iraq and the region. It is a big gamble that has put radical Islam on the defensive around the world. But shocking evidence demonstrates that controversial former U.S. Marine and former U.N. weapons inspector Scott Ritter, who now writes for the anti-American Arab "news" organization Al Jazeera, was involved in a controversial effort to stop the war by enlisting prominent personalities in a "peace" campaign.
  • Can Tucker Carlson Become an Impartial News Anchor? [Tucker to Substitute for Aaron Brown]

    12/23/2004 9:23:17 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 13 replies · 622+ views
    Studio Briefing / IMDb ^ | 23 December 2004
    CNN has tapped its conservative commentator Tucker Carlson to substitute for Aaron Brown on its primetime (10:00 p.m. ET) program NewsNight next week, Daily Variety reported today (Thursday). CNN's move comes as Carlson is being wooed by MSNBC to replace Deborah Norville in her 9:00 p.m. slot. It also comes as Carlson's verbal slugfest with Comedy Central's Jon Stewart on CNN's Crossfire, the show Carlson currently co-hosts on CNN, was making many critics' lists as one of the most memorable moments in TV during 2004.

    11/15/2004 7:31:49 PM PST · by KE · 153 replies · 11,152+ views
  • CNN's Brown Snidely Hints Purple Hearts in Iraq Will Be Suspect

    11/12/2004 6:46:35 PM PST · by Horatio Gates · 121 replies · 3,232+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 11-12-2004 | Brent Baker
    Aaron Brown's snide shot of the day. Upon pointing out a photo in Stars and Stripes of some soldiers in Iraq who had earned Purple Hearts, during his Wednesday night "Morning Papers" segment on CNN's NewsNight, Brown sarcastically remarked: "Some day, one of them will run for President and someone will say they didn't earn the Purple Heart. Welcome to America." Brown began his November 10 look at the Thursday newspapers, a segment in which he holds up big veloxes of front pages: "Okay, time to do morning papers. I've been on an airplane today. I have no voice left....
  • Need Help Tracking an Email (Kind of Vanity-Possible Hate Email from CNN's Aaron Brown)

    10/29/2004 6:36:08 PM PDT · by Lance Romance · 36 replies · 1,867+ views
    My email | 10-3-29-04 | Lance Romance
    Hey, I received a strange email today and I am having trouble tracking it to it's source. It is virulent in it's hatred of GWB. I sent out 2 emails yesterday that could have caused the response. One to my friend, who is a Kerry bootlicker and one to Aaron Brown at CNN, who is also a Kerry bootlicker. The return email seems to have been put together rather hastily. My IP tracker says it's from Houston, but this information also came up. Need some help.Here is the text of the email: >Why would you want to vote for a...
  • Sinclair's Anti-Kerry Film So Annoys Brown He Takes 13 Minutes(CNN's Brown-Sinclair Interview)

    10/12/2004 9:48:25 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 37 replies · 2,202+ views
    MRC ^ | Tuesday October 12, 2004 | BrentBaker
    [CUT] Brown set up his first October 11 NewsNight segment with a promise of fairness: "For those of you who believe that most media is hopelessly liberal, this will be the proof. You won't hear or believe that if the story in question were about an anti-Bush film, let's say 'Fahrenheit 9/11,' we would say exactly the same thing, do the segment exactly the same way, ask the same questions. We would. But we're not naive enough to believe that you would believe. So this segment is really for everyone else, for those who worry about fairness in media, who...
  • CNN's Aaron Brown admits he dated Edwards' wife

    07/07/2004 12:43:46 PM PDT · by Cableguy · 60 replies · 4,120+ views
    National Review ^ | 7/7/04 | Jm Graghty
    ODDEST JOHN EDWARDS NEWS NUGGET [07/07 01:01 PM] CNN's Aaron Brown began his newscast by revealing that he once went on a date with John Edwards' wife
  • Networks Jump on "Anonymous" Book Author's Critique of Iraq War(demoted CIA officer's new book)

    06/24/2004 10:31:29 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 15 replies · 342+ views
    MRC ^ | Thursday June 24, 2004 | BrentBaker Brad Wilmouth
    An "anonymous" CIA officer who was demoted from the position of leading the tracking of Osama bin Laden, lashed out in a new book, Imperial Hubris: Why the West Is Losing the War on Terrorism, at both the administrations of Presidents Clinton and Bush. But in jumping on the book's criticism of going to war in Iraq, the networks on Wednesday night concentrated their stories on his attacks on the policies pursued by President Bush. Only NBC's Andrea Mitchell gave a sentence to his criticism of how the Clinton administration didn't take seriously the hunt for Osama bin Laden and...

    06/18/2004 3:51:02 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 115+ views
    NRO - TC ^ | 6/18/04 | Nick Schulz/KJL
    APPLYING THE ABD [Nick Schulz ] Aaron Brown says he consistently applies the eponymous doctrine. To bolster his case, he says “October 30, 2003, Newsnight and CNN aired a Saddam torture tape that sounds very much like the tape you describe.” This is where the Swiss cheese comes in. It should be noted that Brown doesn’t address the primary charge: a bipartisan group of U.S. senators released a Department of Defense tape showing ritual torture and mutilation by the Hussein regime two weeks ago--a newsworthy event--and the mainstream media ignored it. As one reader wrote to me regarding Brown: “Does...
  • Seeing, and Believing (VERY IMPORTANT)

    06/17/2004 2:54:57 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 25 replies · 583+ views
    NRO ^ | 6/17/04 | Nick Schulz
    EDITOR'S NOTE: Earlier this month, National Review Online obtained a four-minute video of Saddam-era torture at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Many of us here who discussed the matter are ourselves unable to watch the whole video. Some could not get beyond the furious, ecstatic chanting of torturers as they raised swords, celebrating their own dementia in the depths of a man-made hell. What to do with the video was a matter of debate here. On principle this is newsworthy — and weighing heavily on our deliberations was the fact that a group of United States senators held a...
  • Media ethics, consistency questionable in release of photos

    05/12/2004 3:10:17 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 153+ views
    Townhall ^ | May 12, 2004 | Jonah Goldberg
    It's time to put up or shut up. Last week I wrote a column saying that CBS should have thought twice before showing the photos from Abu Ghraib prison. The response from readers and even some journalists was like I'd proposed banning the printing press. Numerous e-mailers said I'm no different than a Holocaust-denier who'd ban photos from Auschwitz. Well, now we have the horrible news that Nick Berg, an American contractor, was beheaded by an al-Qaida affiliated group explicitly in response to the release of the Abu Ghraib photos. I say in response to the release of the photos...
  • News Media Stars on the Jeopardy Quiz Show This Week Russert,Woodward,Olbermann,Noonan,Franken..

    05/10/2004 9:49:41 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 38 replies · 508+ views
    MRC ^ | 12:10pm EDT, Monday May 10, 2004 | BrentBaker
    This week on the syndicated Jeopardy quiz show: media figures, including Tim Russert, Tucker Carlson, Bob Woodward, Aaron Brown and Keith Olbermann. Plus, Peggy Noonan and Al Franken. Monday's Washington Post provided a day-by-day listing of the line-up for the shows hosted by Alex Trebek, which were taped, on a Saturday in early April, at the Daughters of the American Revolution's Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. "Winners," the Post noted, "get $50,000 for a charity of their choice; losers get $20,000, regardless of how poorly they play." The lineup: - Monday: Tucker Carlson of CNN's Crossfire, Peggy Noonan, the former...
  • CNN Gives Over Most of Rice Highlight Time to Attacks on Her

    04/12/2004 10:36:34 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 12 replies · 183+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 12:55pm EDT, Monday April 12, 2004 | BrentBaker,Ken Shepherd
    In her own words, or merely re-airing Democratic attacks? Thursday night's NewsNight with Aaron Brown on CNN included a five minute segment that Brown promised would reveal "in her own words...what Dr. Rice said in some of the more contentious moments" of her appearance before the 9/11 Commission that morning. But the MRC's Ken Shepherd discovered that Rice's actual comments amounted to just 2 minutes and 28 seconds of the segment, less than half of the segment. Nearly all of the remainder highlighted the lengthy and adversarial questions to Rice from the most blatantly partisan Democrats on the panel, former...
  • CNN anchor blasts lawmakers in commentary

    02/27/2004 3:22:46 PM PST · by kattracks · 37 replies · 246+ views
    AP | 2/27/04 | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's Aaron Brown took a step into political activism this week, saying it was "unconscionable and indefensible" for House leadership to deny an extension to the Sept. 11 commission. Brown urged viewers Thursday night to protest the decision — less than 24 hours before House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to give the independent panel investigating the attacks an extra two months to finish its report. "Perhaps the speaker and his team assume you do not care," Brown said. "I hope they're wrong. I hope you care enough to write them and e-mail them and call them...
  • Anchor Aaron Brown's Star Appears to Fade

    11/09/2003 7:52:30 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 55 replies · 940+ views
    AP ^ | 11/09/03 | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK — CNN rented an elegant ballroom a few weeks ago, feeding breakfast to top advertisers and filling them in on 2004 election coverage plans. Virtually all the network's big names were there. Except Aaron Brown, whose star appears to be fading in the CNN firmament.Larry King was master of ceremonies. Christiane Amanpour appeared via satellite from London. All four "Crossfire" combatants argued politics. Judy Woodruff, who had flown from a California assignment a few days earlier, boarded a 5 a.m. train from Washington to New York for scrambled eggs and small talk.CNN's chief executive, Jim Walton, cautioned against...
  • CNN Anchor Shares Thoughts On 9/11

    10/14/2003 10:49:52 AM PDT · by Osage Orange · 12 replies · 253+ views
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 10-14-03 | Mick Hinton
    CNN anchor shares thoughts on 9/11 2003-10-14 By Mick Hinton The Oklahoman NORMAN -- National news anchor Aaron Brown said Monday his thoughts after 9/11 were not unlike those of hundreds of Oklahomans after the 1995 bombing of the Murrah Building in downtown Oklahoma City. "Critics of the media say we are talking about 'their country.' It is our country. I lost friends in 9/11; my child's life was changed by 9/11," said Brown, CNN night news anchor. Brown, who spoke Monday night at the University of Oklahoma, was the keynote speaker for a two-day conference on "The Media, the...
  • Aaron "The Clown" Brown Responds to my email (Al Franken Ass-Kiss alert)

    08/27/2003 3:12:03 PM PDT · by Lance Romance · 8 replies · 353+ views
    CNN Propoganda Room | 8-27-03 | Aaron Brown
    -----Original Message----- From: Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2003 12:06 PM To: Subject: News Night Comments name: Lance Romance view: Negative submitTime: comment: After watching your "love in" with Al Franken last night, I had to wonder why you didn't ask the man who complains of "Lying Liars" about his lie? You know, the one where he used Harvard stationary to ask John Ashcroft about his sexual life, supposedly for a non-existent book. No wonder Fox News is burying CNN. -----Original Message----- From: Brown, Aaron (NY-TBS) [] Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2003 5:27 PM To: Subject: RE: News Night Comments...
  • Aaron "The Clown" Brown Responds to My email

    09/30/2003 6:02:01 PM PDT · by Lance Romance · 55 replies · 1,168+ views
    CNN's Aaron Brown | 9-30-03 | Lance Romance
    My Email to Aaron Brown: Another poor job of reporting last night regarding the supposed leaking of a CIA "operative" and Joe Wilson's wife. First, you barely covered the fact that Joe's wife is really an "analyst" and not undercover, Robert Novak's admission that the Admin. official didn't call him, Joe's wife's name is on his bio website and the fact that Wilson blamed Karl Rove and then had to retract it. In fact, you seemed more than delighted to perpetuate the scandal than actually cover the facts. Once again, Fox news kicks your ass. Aaron's ResponseGee, I had no...
  • Bozell Examines "Weird Practices in Alabama"

    09/13/2003 12:59:04 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 216+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 09-13-03 | Bozell, III, L. Brent
    Weird Practices in Alabama by L. Brent Bozell, III Posted Sep 13, 2003 In the minds of the national media elite, Alabama is a strange place that erupts in the news only when some backward action happens. Perhaps it's an abortion clinic bombing, a remembrance of past segregation and racist violence, or some rerun of the strange ways those Bible-thumpin' Christians act. Enlightened journalists no doubt still chortle at the memory of the 1960s singer-satirist Tom Lehrer worrying about when "Alabama gets the bomb." The state's Chief Justice, Roy Moore, brought the national media circus to town by plopping a...
  • CABLE NEWS RACE THURSDAY, SEPT 4 (Poor Chris Matthews)

    09/05/2003 10:49:35 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 5 replies · 286+ views
  • Weird Practices in Alabama [When Alabama gets the bomb]

    09/03/2003 9:52:50 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 7 replies · 241+ views ^ | September 4, 2003 | BrentBozell
    In the minds of the national media elite, Alabama is a strange place that erupts in the news only when some backward action happens. Perhaps it's an abortion clinic bombing, a remembrance of past segregation and racist violence, or some rerun of the strange ways those Bible-thumpin' Christians act. Enlightened journalists no doubt still chortle at the memory of the 1960s singer-satirist Tom Lehrer worrying about when "Alabama gets the bomb." The state's Chief Justice, Roy Moore, brought the national media circus to town by plopping a granite monument of the Ten Commandments in the middle of the state's top...
  • CABLE NEWS RACE NITE OF 8/4/03 (Ratings)

    08/05/2003 4:57:54 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 67 replies · 353+ views
  • CNN Head Shrugs Off Fox News Ratings Rivalry (CNN Admits Defeat)

    07/10/2003 8:20:54 PM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 27 replies · 513+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 10, 2003 | Steve Gorman
    RPT-CNN Head Shrugs Off Fox News Ratings RivalryThu July 10, 2003 08:35 PM ET Jim Walton, president of the CNN News Group of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., speaks to television critics during his presentation at the Television Critics Association Summer press tour in Hollywood July 10, 2003 along with CNN news anchors Paula Zahn (L) and Soledad O'Brien. Walton discussed the cable news networks programming changes, which includes Zahn's new evening and O'Brien's new morning news programs.Photo by Fred Prouser/Reuters By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As CNN reshuffles its anchor lineup, the head of the network said on...
  • CNN’s Brown Spread “Bush Knew” Web Rumor After It Was Retracted

    07/10/2003 2:53:22 PM PDT · by bellevuesbest · 48 replies · 237+ views
    CNN Anchor Pushes Anti-bush Rumor -- Four Hours after its Retraction! When Castigating George Bush for Passing on Bogus Information, Aaron Brown Passes on Web Story He Should Have Known Was False In the 1990s, the World Wide Web was denigrated in media circles as a nest of White House-bashing conspiracy theorists, a fact-free zone where the scandal stories were too good to check. Last night, CNN NewsNight anchor Aaron Brown pulled a fascinating, though embarrassing trick: While castigating the President for passing on bogus information, he passed on a bogus Internet story he should have known was false. After...
  • CNN adds O'Brien, shuffles anchors (Rearranging the Deck Chairs on the SS Turner)

    07/07/2003 11:48:00 AM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 36 replies · 724+ views
    USA TODAY ^ | July 6, 2003 | Peter Johnson
    <p>With Fox News clobbering it by a 1 million to 2 million viewer margin at night and a 250,000 margin in the morning, CNN, the onetime cable news leader, is regrouping.</p> <p>Starting today, former NBC Weekend Today host Soledad O'Brien joins Bill Hemmer on American Morning from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET/4 to 7 PT. O'Brien replaces Paula Zahn, who has moved to the 8 p.m. ET/5 PT slot, where she faces cable king Bill O'Reilly. Former ABC anchor Anderson Cooper now anchors the 7 p.m. ET/4 PT hour.</p>
  • ANNOUNCEMENT: Dennis Miller on NewsNight with Aaron Brown tonight, Friday May 9, 2003

    05/09/2003 2:57:15 PM PDT · by Timesink · 7 replies · 646+ views
    NewsNight | May 9, 2003 | Aaron Brown
    From: Aaron Brown Date: Fri May 9, 2003 5:37:05 PM America/New_York Subject: re: TGIF NewsNightNewsNight with Aaron Brown: Weeknights, 10 p.m. ET Friday, May 9, 2003Good evening,"This town is in total shock?. That?s how someone from the Red Cross described the mood in Oklahoma City this morning, a city that's had entirely too much suffering over the past decade. The tornadoes that hit yesterday left a lot of damage and more than a hundred people hurt. The only good thing to say about it is that it appears no one was killed. That was not the case in 1999, when...
  • CNN's Aaron Brown backs away from agreement to offer introductions to health messages

    05/07/2003 9:31:22 PM PDT · by kcvl · 3 replies · 182+ views
    Associated Press via Drudge ^ | 05.06.03 | David Bauder
    NEW YORK (AP) CNN's Aaron Brown on Wednesday backed away from filming messages for health care companies, and it appeared ex-CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite would, too. The two newsmen had agreed to do work for WJMK Inc., a Florida-based company that provides television stations with video segments on health care or drug companies. But an article in The New York Times on Wednesday called into question whether the men were being paid to help produce commercials that seemed like news. Brown and Cronkite were to replace CBS' Morley Safer, who worked for WJMK four years ago but concluded it was...
  • CNN's Aaron Brown on the network's coverage of the anti-war movement (Barrrfffffff)

    04/09/2003 9:45:58 PM PDT · by Timesink · 31 replies · 749+ views
    CNN's Aaron Brown on the network's coverage of the anti-war movement, the media's sanitization of the invasion of Iraq and why he believes this is an inappropriate time for reporters to ask questions about war. A discussion with Amy Goodman, Aaron Brown, Steve Rendall and Jeremy ScahillDemocracy Now! April 4, 2003THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT AMY GOODMAN, DEMOCRACY NOW!: You're listening to Democracy Now!'s The War and Peace Report, I'm Amy Goodman. With more than 25 years of journalism experience, Aaron Brown is CNN's lead anchor during breaking news and special events as well as anchor of Newsnight. Before...
  • Rather, Brown and Even Jennings Acknowledge Coalition Success (Media Idiots Change Tune)

    04/03/2003 5:33:18 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies · 211+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | April 3, 2003 | Brent Baker
    The U.S. forces have even won over Peter Jennings as he led Wednesday's World News Tonight by espousing coalition success and mocking the Hussein regime's claims of victory: “At one point on Iraqi television today a government official read a statement, allegedly from Saddam Hussein, which said 'victory is within our reach.' It doesn't look like it on the battlefield.” Jennings soon cautioned, however: “But this is the fertile crescent of Mesopotamia, the cradle of civilization, and it has been a stronghold for Saddam Hussein. So it is still...the great unknown.” Dan Rather provided an upbeat assessment on CBS: “Tonight...
  • Christopher Dickey on CNN: It's Over, We've Already Lost In Iraq and Whole Arab World (BARF ALERT)

    03/30/2003 12:08:03 PM PST · by Timesink · 39 replies · 256+ views
    CNN Newsnight ^ | March 30, 2003 | Christopher Dickey / Aaron Brown
    <p>AARON BROWN: We were talking about these forces that are coming into the region and whether they'll be there for a post war Iraq or whether they will be there to continue the war. This question of whether the war is on schedule or not seems to be dominating the news cycle these days. Is it on schedule? Are wars ever on schedule?</p>
  • CNN's Brown doesn't rise to top as anchor (Gratutitous Aaron Brown Bashing! Plus: Old-Skool Journos)

    03/27/2003 8:17:33 AM PST · by Timesink · 48 replies · 306+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | March 27, 2003 | Mark Jurkowitz
    <p>On paper, CNN ''Newsnight'' anchor Aaron Brown has some good qualities. He is bright, even cerebral. He has a smooth set of pipes that are easy on the ears. He often asks smart, layered questions that go beyond the obvious. But as was the case in the days after the attacks on Sept. 11, the war on Iraq is again proving that he is just too studied, too enigmatic, and frankly, too weird, to be anchor material.</p>
  • Commentary: Let the bidding begin for CNN! Who can turn around the Can Not Network?

    03/07/2003 5:06:18 PM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 15 replies · 373+ views
    CBS Marketwatch ^ | February 21, 2003 | Jon Friedman
    Let the bidding begin for CNN!Commentary: Who can turn around the Can Not Network? By Jon Friedman, CBS.MarketWatch.comLast Update: 12:03 AM ET Feb. 21, 2003NEW YORK (CBS.MW) - CNN has got to be the only television network that creates more news than it breaks.On Feb. 18, Jamie Kellner, the top executive of Turner Broadcasting, of which CNN is a part, resigned, paving the way for former CNN leader Phil Kent to return to power. On Feb. 13, CNN and ABC News broke off their much-discussed merger negotiations. On Feb. 1, news anchor Aaron Brown sparked a firestorm when he didn't...
  • CNN: "Bin Laden Cares About The Plight Of The Iraqi People"

    02/11/2003 8:50:57 PM PST · by Williams · 4 replies · 161+ views
    CNN | 2/11/03
    Aaron Brown, on CNN this evening, dismissed the latest Bin Laden tape as evidence of a connection between Sadaam Hussein and Al Queda. Brown stated that it was "understandable that Bin Laden cares about the plight of the Iraqi people" but that it is a stretch to turn that into support for Sadaam Hussein.So Bin Laden's explicit instructions to Iraqi's on how best to fight and kill American soldiers was a "humanitarian" message? Along with the exortations for moslems to launch suicide attacks against Americans around the world! I guess we can see where Brown stands on the concept of...
  • Missing Anchor: The Plane Truth [or, Aaron Brown Spent $13,000 to Fly to the Hope Classic]

    02/05/2003 10:44:48 AM PST · by GeneD · 13 replies · 218+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 02/05/2004 | Lloyd Grove
    ...Yesterday CNN confirmed that last Tuesday night, after anchoring the State of the Union address, [Aaron] Brown spent around $13,000 of his own money to charter a private jet from Washington so he could make his Wednesday morning tee time. Initially Brown had planned to fly commercial, a CNN spokeswoman told us, but those plans fell apart when President Bush's speech was scheduled. An expensive charter flight was Brown's only option if he was to keep his commitment in California....
  • CNN's Brown plays through shuttle story ('What's all this styrofoam landing on my golf course?')

    02/04/2003 8:18:44 PM PST · by Timesink · 19 replies · 575+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 4, 2003 | Elizabeth Jensen
    TELEVISION CNN's Brown plays through shuttle story Anchor decides to stay on the links during disaster follow-up, a decision which infuriates executives.By Elizabeth JensenTimes Staff Writer February 4 2003 NEW YORK -- Tom Brokaw was snorkeling off the Virgin Islands Saturday morning when he saw the boat's captain, 40 feet away, frantically waving. Two planes and less than nine hours later, just before 3 p.m. PST, he was on the air anchoring NBC's Columbia space shuttle coverage from Cape Canaveral, Fla. The lead anchors for ABC and CBS made it on the air too, but not CNN's Aaron Brown, whose...
  • CNN's Brown plays through shuttle story

    02/04/2003 4:54:13 PM PST · by dcretiree · 6 replies · 294+ views
    LA Times ^ | 2/4/03 | dcretiree
    LA Times - CNN's Brown plays through shuttle story NEW YORK -- Tom Brokaw was snorkeling off the Virgin Islands Saturday morning when he saw the boat's captain, 40 feet away, frantically waving. Two planes and less than nine hours later, just before 3 p.m. PST, he was on the air anchoring NBC's Columbia space shuttle coverage from Cape Canaveral, Fla. The lead anchors for ABC and CBS made it on the air too, but not CNN's Aaron Brown, whose absence until Sunday night was the source of much speculation. Brown, it turns out, was playing golf in the Bob...
  • CNN NEWSNIGHT AARON BROWN (Transcript - Ritter Inerview)

    01/22/2003 11:23:11 PM PST · by kattracks · 114 replies · 615+ views
    CNN ^ | 1/22/03
    <p>BROWN: And Scott Ritter joins us next to address the allegations that have been floating out there about him.</p> <p>We'll take a short break first.</p> <p>BROWN: Scott Ritter has a knack for making headlines.</p> <p>Last year, the former weapons inspector, who used to drive the Iraqis crazy, started driving the White House crazy by saying that there was no evidence that the Iraqis still had weapons of mass destruction and that war was a huge mistake. Then there were accusations, fiercely denied, that his old boss at the U.N. had turned the inspection program into a U.S. spying operation.</p>
  • CNN’s Brown Calls Dems and Repubs “Equally Shameful” (Wellstone "Memorial)

    10/31/2002 4:56:41 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies · 218+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | October 31, 2002 | Brent Baker
    Aaron Brown thinks a lot of himself and sees the world through the e-mail he receives. On Wednesday night he decided that he’s “annoyed at both political parties,” adopting the FNC slogan as he boasted that “you can’t be more fair and balanced than that.” The reasons for his ire: One party misused the memorial service for the late Senator Wellstone while the other was responsible for Brown having to endure a dozen identical e-mails complaining about it.      Brown began his “Page Two” commentary, at the start of the October 30 NewsNight on CNN, by saying that “calling it...
  • Media Bias Outrage of the Week - Self-obsessed Aaron Brown

    06/19/2002 9:01:48 PM PDT · by Peacerose · 42 replies · 523+ views
    Self-obsessed Aaron Brown06/17/2002 It comes as no surprise to media bias observers that CNN's Aaron Brown reports every story as if it is all about him. Last Monday night, 6/10/2002, he went over the top. "Good evening again. I'm Aaron Brown. So here's a nice day at the office. The administration says the half-century-old doctrine of containment in matters military is outdated and the United States in the future will exercise, if it so chooses, a first strike option against terrorists in those countries that harbor them. We've always said we are not a country that starts wars -- and...