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  • CNN Fires Ranting Liberal Producer for Blogging

    02/14/2008 8:52:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 457+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | February 14, 2008 | Matthew Sheffield
    CNN has fired producer Chez Pazienza after the network brass realized he had been blogging at his own left-wing site and several others over a period of years: In a phone interview this morning, Mr. Pazienza, 38, said he joined CNN as a senior producer in January 2004 and has consistently received positive performance evaluations of his work. He spent his first year at CNN at the network’s headquarters in Atlanta, then moved to New York to work on “CNN Daybreak,” which has since been canceled, then “American Morning,” which is shown Monday through Friday, from 6 to 9 a.m....
  • The Vast Left-Wing/CNN Conspiracy (Even the San Francisco Chronicle gets it!)

    11/29/2007 5:43:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 154+ views
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 29 2007 | Joe Garofoli
    Remember the gay retired brigadier general who chastised Republicans for their stance on gays in the military at Wednesday's CNN/YouTube debate? Turns out Keith Kerr was packing a partisan sword. He's served as a member of an advisory team on gay and lesbian issues to the Sen. Hillary Clinton Campaign. In the words of CNN's debate crew: D'oh! And here's Anderson Cooper falling on his nonpartisan sword. So how did this slip under CNN's radar? Maybe CNN could have checked its own website. Instead, they paid for Kerr's airfare and hotel to St. Petersburg for the debate. This is a...
  • 'Inside Politics' Anchor Woodruff Leaving CNN (CNN's boss rethinking how to cover politics)

    04/29/2005 2:49:53 PM PDT · by neverdem · 37 replies · 1,321+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 28, 2005 | Reuters/Hollywood Reporter
    By REUTERS Filed at 6:29 p.m. ET NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - CNN correspondent Judy Woodruff will leave the network and daily journalism when her contract expires in June. Woodruff has worked at the network's Washington bureau for 12 years and hosts the weekday afternoon ``Inside Politics.'' Woodruff said she will work on several long-form projects, as well as teach and write. She'll also appear occasionally on CNN. ``I am exploring/discussing several long-form television projects,'' Woodruff said Thursday afternoon. ``Nothing I can announce yet. But I'm very excited about what is possible.'' CNN President Jon Klein said Thursday that the...
  • Layoffs rumoured at CNN International

    02/15/2004 1:01:22 PM PST · by Timesink · 36 replies · 364+ views ^ | February 15, 2004
    Layoffs rumoured at CNN InternationalBeleaguered global news service CNN International is rumoured to be considering major redundancies in a cost-cutting exercise. From our rumourmill correspondent's Super Happy Fun Slander Corner is reporting that AOL-Time-Warner is considering "mega-layoffs" at it's international channel, CNN International. CNN has come under domestic pressure from News Corporation's Fox News whilst internationally BBC World and Sky News continue to give the broadcaster a hard time.
  • CNN shakes up news administration

    01/23/2004 7:10:30 PM PST · by Pikamax · 62 replies · 2,627+ views
    CBSMarketwatch ^ | 01/23/04 | Jon Friedman
    CNN shakes up news administration By Jon Friedman, Last Update: 5:40 PM ET Jan. 23, 2004 NEW YORK (CBS.MW) - CNN, a unit of Time Warner, is shaking up its U.S. news organization and announcing a new Washington bureau chief. TRADING CENTER Princell Hair, executive vice president and general manager of CNN's U.S. operations who joined CNN last year, said Friday in an internal statement, a copy of which was obtained by, that he is making sweeping changes. In Washington, Hair appointed David Bohrman, the executive producer of Aaron Brown's show "NewsNight," to be the new bureau chief....
  • CNN Regrets Role In Planting US Dem Presidential Debate Question

    11/11/2003 9:08:02 AM PST · by BunnySlippers · 73 replies · 250+ views
    AP via Dow Jones | 11/11/03 | AP Staff
    CNN Regrets Role In Planting US Dem Pres Debate Question PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP)--A Cable News Network producer went "too far" when the news organization told a student what question to ask during last week's Democratic presidential candidate debate in Boston, a spokeswoman for the news network said. During the debate, co-sponsored by the nonprofit Rock the Vote organization, Brown University student Alexandra Trustman asked the candidates whether they preferred the PC or Mac format for their computers. In an editorial she wrote for The Brown Daily Herald, the university's student newspaper, Trustman said CNN, a unit of TimeWarner (TWX), told...
  • Don't shoot the messenger (Student says CNN came up with Mac, PC question)

    11/10/2003 3:19:15 PM PST · by · 31 replies · 410+ views
    Brown Daily Herald ^ | November 10, 2003 | Brown university student
    By Alexandra Trustman I'm writing in response to thE Daily Jolt forums, the student dialogue and The Herald representation of me and my question at CNN's Rock the Vote. I'm extremely disappointed in the student body's reaction, especially because they weren't privy to the circumstances under which I had to ask the question, a situation that occurs daily in the media. To clear things up, I was called the morning of the event and asked by the executive producer of the show if I would ask a question at the forum. I was told the question would probably be something...
  • 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 holding in-house talent contest ("CNN Idol!?" Walton has TRULY lost his mind...)

    10/16/2003 11:49:34 AM PDT · by mhking · 18 replies · 217+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 10.16.03 | Caroline Wilbert
    You've heard of "American Idol" and "Star Search." Now, there is CNN Search. Jim Walton, president of CNN, is putting on a talent contest for CNN employees because, he wrote in a memo this week, "busy people need a breather, and the CNN News Group is in the financial position to provide just that." The grand prize: $12,000. There will be events in Atlanta, New York, Washington, London and Hong Kong with finalists in each city competing in Atlanta on Dec. 3.
  • It's scary to imagine Atlanta without CNN (It Is?)

    10/15/2003 3:09:46 PM PDT · by Timesink · 30 replies · 264+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | October 12, 2003 | Colin Campbell
    It's scary to imagine Atlanta without CNNColin Campbell - StaffSunday, October 12, 2003Those mocking billboards across the street from CNN headquarters must make the people inside cringe. The signs are the work of Fox News, which doesn't just love to brag about itself (TV generally is a shameless self-promoter) but which also loves to tweak the competition. The latest billboard --- signed by "your friends at FOX News" --- says, "Come Home Connie --- CNN Needs You." The reference is to Connie Chung, the former broadcast news star who was hired by CNN to boost its ratings, then replaced with...
  • Fox billboard sticks it to CNN again (with pic)

    10/08/2003 7:15:42 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 58 replies · 495+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 10/09/03 | TONY WILBERT
    Fox's new message on a billboard across from CNN includes the line "Brought to You by Your Friends at Fox News." Paula Zahn's new show on CNN is performing so poorly that even archrival Fox wants CNN to bring back Connie Chung.At least that's what a comical new billboard Fox erected late Tuesday catty-cornered to CNN Center says."Come Home Connie. CNN Needs You," the billboard reads. "Brought to You by Your Friends at Fox News.""We thought this would lift the morale and bring a few smiles to the faces of the CNN staffers in Atlanta," Fox News spokeswoman Irena Briganti...
  • Foxnews to place Billboard Across from CNN.

    10/06/2003 2:50:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 18 replies · 306+ views
    Drudge ^ | A few minutes ago. | Matt Drudge
    CABLE WARS: FOX NEWS to place billboard in Olympic Park, opposite CNN's HQ in Atlanta: 'Come Home Connie, CNN Needs You.' A direct jab at Paula Zahn's ratings trouble... developing...breaking...crossing the wires....crossing the road.... More to follow as it breaks....develops....
  • Wheel of Fortune confirms no one is watching CNN

    10/04/2003 10:34:32 PM PDT · by stephydan · 48 replies · 413+ views
    Was anyone else watching Wheel of Fortune Thursday night? The phrase on the board was completely exposed except for two letters. It looked something like this: CNN ANCHOR _OL_ BLITZER What happened next was hilarious. The contestant guessing letters couldn't figure it out and guessed "D". Now that's pretty bad, but it gets worse, the next contestant didn't know what it is either and guessed "S". After the second person couldn't figure out the puzzle, host Pat Sajak (who has a show on FOX News) chimed in "well, I guess that confirms the ratings!
  • Rush Limbaugh Takes a Hit (CNN calls on Professional Rush-Hater Al Franken as a Rush "expert"!!!)

    10/02/2003 8:47:33 PM PDT · by Timesink · 85 replies · 401+ views
    CNN ^ | October 2, 2003
    <p>THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.</p> <p>Rush Limbaugh's week went from bad to worse today. His name has surfaced in a drug investigation in Florida. According to law enforcement sources, he allegedly bought large amounts of prescription painkillers illegally. This after he quit under pressure as host of ESPN's Sunday NFL countdown for his racially charged remarks.</p>
  • Fox Tops In Ratings For Seventh Straight Quarter

    09/30/2003 6:10:23 PM PDT · by Ex-Dem · 35 replies · 309+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 9/30/03 | Caroline Wilbert
    Four news networks --CNN, Headline News, MSNBC and CNBC -- lost viewership in the third quarter, but powerhouse Fox News picked up steam, according to Nielsen Media Research. In the third quarter, Atlanta-based CNN attracted an average of 440,000 -- down 15 percent from the same period last year. Sister network Headline News attracted an average of 170,000, down 25 percent. MSNBC drew an average of 203,000 viewers, a 19 percent slide. And CNBC got an average of 160,000, down 23 percent. Meanwhile, Fox increased viewership 17 percent, attracting an average of 730,000 viewers. This is the seventh straight quarter...
  • 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...
  • Tucker Carlson angry at Foxnews for releasing his phone number.

    09/28/2003 10:49:52 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 73 replies · 454+ views
    Washingtonpost ^ | 09/28/03 | Howard Kurtz
    Phone Wars CNN's Tucker Carlson thought he was having a bit of fun when, during a "Crossfire" segment in which he defended telemarketers, he was asked for his home number but recited the number of the Fox News Washington bureau instead. Fox retaliated by posting Carlson's unlisted Virginia number on its Web site. After his wife was deluged with obscene calls, Carlson says, he went to Fox's Capitol Hill bureau Friday to complain, and was told his number would be taken down if he apologized on the air. Fox spokeswoman Irena Briganti says Carlson was "completely irresponsible" and that the...
  • Neuharth Panel Asks: "Is Media Fair?' (BARF-O-RAMA Alert! Judy Woodruff bashes Fox, & other laughs)

    09/27/2003 3:17:40 AM PDT · by Timesink · 39 replies · 402+ views
    Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan ^ | September 26, 2003 | Randy Dockendorf
    Web posted Friday, September 26, 2003 Neuharth Panel Asks: 'Is Media Fair?' BY RANDY DOCKENDORF P&D Regional Editor VERMILLION -- Are the media fair and accurate? Well, fairness, like beauty, becomes pretty subjective, a panel of the nation's top journalists said Thursday night at the University of South Dakota. The event, titled "Is the Free Press A Fair Press?," concluded a two-day celebration of the $5 million renovation of the Al Neuharth Media Center on the USD campus. Neuharth was on hand for the event, which was broadcast live on South Dakota Public Television. Neuharth, a 1950 USD graduate, founded...
  • CNN’s Problem With The Facts (Cathryn Crawford)

    09/23/2003 4:44:07 PM PDT · by Scenic Sounds · 98 replies · 331+ views
    Washington Dispatch ^ | September 23, 2003 | Cathryn Crawford
    CNN is having a rough time of it lately. Not only has it been thoroughly trounced in the ratings war by Fox News, it has had to admit that they have a problem with facts - namely that they seem to have a problem reporting them. Christiane Amanpour is billed as CNN’s top correspondent - which is bad enough, considering her reporting. Now she’s embarrassing the already shame-worthy CNN by saying that they were intimidated into not reporting facts; intimidated by two rather ludicrous sources - Fox News and the Bush administration. She doesn’t offer any hard proof, just the...
  • CNN's prime time ratings continue to decline

    09/23/2003 2:09:58 PM PDT · by jmcclain19 · 52 replies · 612+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Atlanta Journal-Constitution via Drudge CNN's prime-time ratings still down despite overhaul By CAROLINE WILBERT The Atlanta Journal-Constitution CNN still is putting the final touches on its new prime-time lineup, but the first two weeks' worth of ratings are down compared with last year. The network said Monday it has hired contributors -- including former Defense Department spokeswoman Victoria Clarke and Time magazine columnist Joe Klein -- for the 8 p.m. show, "Paula Zahn Now." Zahn's show drew an average of 598,000 viewers in its first two weeks since CNN relaunched it with the new name. That was down 25 percent from...
  • General Manager Is Replaced in a Reorganization at CNN(He's from LOCAL news & only 36!CNN's doomed!)

    09/16/2003 4:50:18 PM PDT · by Timesink · 31 replies · 246+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 16, 2003 | Jim Ruternberg
    September 16, 2003 General Manager Is Replaced in a Reorganization at CNNBy JIM RUTENBERG railing in the ratings behind the Fox News Channel, CNN announced a reorganization yesterday meant to help it produce more compelling news programs. The changes include a management reshuffling in which Teya Ryan, the general manager of CNN's domestic network, will step down. She is to be succeeded by a Viacom executive, Princell Hair, whose main experience has been in local television news. The main change, said Jim Walton, CNN's president, is a fundamental shift in the way CNN collects its news. The network has traditionally...

    09/16/2003 12:56:12 AM PDT · by Timesink · 71 replies · 413+ views
    New York Post ^ | September 16, 2003
    <p>September 16, 2003 -- CNN news chief Jim Walton had a "private converation" with reporter Christiane Amanpour after she accused her own network of being "intimidated" in its coverage of the Iraqi war.</p> <p>Amanpour, a guest on last week's "Topic A with Tina Brown" on CNBC, set off shockwaves in the TV world over the weekend when she said she thought her employer, CNN, was "muzzled" in its war coverage by a combination of the White House and its competitive position with the higher-rated Fox News Channel.</p>
  • CNN replaces news exec in shakeup (Ryan out, Hair in)

    09/15/2003 10:33:14 AM PDT · by mhking · 27 replies · 216+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 9.15.03 | CAROLINE WILBERT
    Teya Ryan is leaving CNN after serving as general manager of U.S. programming for about 18 months. In the latest top-level shuffle at CNN, Teya Ryan is leaving her post as general manager of U.S. programming, the network announced. Her successor is Princell Hair, who joins CNN from Viacom, where he was vice president of news for the Viacom Television Stations Group. In that role he oversaw news coverage across the Viacom portfolio of 39 television stations operating in 15 of the 20 top markets in the United States. Prior to joining the corporate ranks of Viacom, Hair was...
  • Bum start for CNN's 'Zahn' and 'Cooper' (Ratings for 7 and 8pm time slots down almost FIFTY PERCENT)

    09/10/2003 9:02:27 PM PDT · by Timesink · 32 replies · 493+ views
    Media Life ^ | September 10, 2003 | Kevin Downey
    Bum start for CNN's 'Zahn' and 'Cooper'Best hopes for stemming slide against Fox News By Kevin Downey     CNN's hopes of reclaiming No. 1 from Fox News Channel were dealt a major setback this week with the disappointing premieres of “Anderson Cooper 360” and “Paula Zahn Now.”      The audience for “Cooper” on Monday was down 47 percent in the 7 p.m. time slot occupied last year by “Crossfire,” to 319,000 people, while “Zahn's” audience of 508,000 people was down 45 percent in the 8 p.m. time slot briefly occupied by the canceled “Connie Chung.” All figures are based...
  • Fox News Gains, Other News Networks Fall

    09/04/2003 7:07:31 AM PDT · by RayChuang88 · 77 replies · 429+ views
    The Hollywood Repoter via Yahoo! News ^ | September 4, 2003 | Andrew Grossman
    NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Fox News Channel was the only cable news service in August to grow in viewership from a year ago, gaining 20% in primetime and 29% across the entire day, according to Nielsen Media Research. By comparison, CNN fell by 9% in primetime and total day, while MSNBC lost 21% in primetime and 11% for the day. Headline News and CNBC also suffered losses greater than 20% compared with August 2002. It marked the 28th consecutive month that Fox led the news channel pack. For the month, Fox averaged 1.3 million viewers in primetime, compared with...
  • Prime-time defector takes shots at CNN (Greta Van Bigwoman says CNN is a 'disgrace')

    08/27/2003 8:56:08 AM PDT · by mhking · 51 replies · 11,210+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 8.27.03 | CAROLINE WILBERT
    Nearly two years after Greta Van Susteren defected from CNN to archrival Fox News, she has plenty to say about her former employer -- and not much good. "What happened to CNN is a disgrace," Van Susteren said in an interview to promote her new book, "My Turn at the Bully Pulpit." The problems at CNN, she said, started when parent company Time Warner merged with AOL and laid off employees. But she also criticized recent moves by Jim Walton, named president of Atlanta-based CNN early this year. Van Susteren thinks Walton made a mistake by downsizing boisterous debate show...
  • A "blonde" Janeane Garofalo is co-host on Crossfire this week

    08/18/2003 1:58:29 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 91 replies · 5,767+ views
    CNN | 08/18/03 | myself
    She gives dumb blondes a bad name.
  • Paula Zahn's prime-time show struggles (Awwwww...Such a Shame...NOT! Alert)

    08/16/2003 11:35:53 AM PDT · by buzzyboop · 34 replies · 470+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 16, 2003 | Caroline Wilbert
    Five months after CNN canceled Connie Chung's 8 p.m. show, the network still is fiddling with the replacement -- and losing viewership. Chung's show often was criticized for its tabloid feel, and last winter newly named CNN President Jim Walton shelved it in favor of a hard-news show featuring one of the network's best-known anchors, Paula Zahn. Zahn has anchored the 8 p.m. hour most of the time since, although CNN officially will launch and rebadge the program Sept. 8, spokeswoman Christa Robinson said. Initial ratings suggest more than a catchy name may be needed. Viewers seem to have preferred...
  • Outage Fails to Generate Crime Spree (Actual Title! CNN)

    08/15/2003 9:26:23 AM PDT · by Guillermo · 40 replies · 366+ views
    CNN ^ | Aug 15 2003
    <p>In New York -- which has reported about 70,000 violent crimes a year since 1998 -- police reported four burglaries in the entire city overnight, and said they had made arrests in all four.</p> <p>Three deaths overall have been reported that were tied to the outage.</p>
  • Dick Morris: Bias-mongers on rocks as viewers taste straight news

    08/13/2003 9:18:13 AM PDT · by Timesink · 65 replies · 1,065+ views
    The Hill ^ | August 13, 2003 | Dick Morris
    Dick Morris The Political Life Bias-mongers on rocks as viewers taste straight newsI am sure we were all surprised to learn in the Aug. 11 issue of The New York Times that people are " burned out on serious news." How else could the bastion of establishment journalism account for the falloff in network news viewership and, unnoted in the article, the newspaper's own decreasing circulation?Yet the evidence is all there. People don't care anymore. That must be why The Times' circulation has fallen 5 percent and 1.1 million fewer households are watching network television news compared to last...
  • Suffering News Burnout? The Rest of America Is, Too (CBS,ABC,CNN,MSNBC all way down, only Fox is up)

    08/11/2003 3:14:50 PM PDT · by Timesink · 59 replies · 537+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 11, 2003 | Jim Rutenberg
    August 11, 2003 Suffering News Burnout? The Rest of America Is, TooBy JIM RUTENBERG as the nation's television audience burned out on serious news? Kuni Takahashi/Boston Herald, via Reflex News; ReutersDespite a number of serious news events playing out this summer — like the war in Iraq, above, and the civil war in Liberia — television news programs have been drawing fewer viewers than last year. American soldiers are dying in Iraq almost daily, questions are continuing to swirl around the Bush administration's case for the March invasion and United States Marines are poised off the coast of Liberia....
  • CNN Just Revealed It Was a B-52 That Dropped A bomb on Nagasaki in 1945!

    08/09/2003 7:36:04 PM PDT · by Tacis · 279 replies · 3,595+ views
    CNN at aprox. 9:20 PM, CDST
    By accident, I stopped on CNN just as they were doing a story on the anniversary of the successful peace action at Nagasaki in 1945. They showed some older Japanese people as the female announcer, in a voice deep and wet with concern, told about today's moment of silence at 11:02 in commeration of the time in 1945 when "a B-52 dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki."
  • CNN Anchor Admits Leaving Scene Of Accident (Oops!); Jack Cafferty Pleads Guilty

    08/05/2003 12:50:31 PM PDT · by mhking · 35 replies · 3,821+ views
    NEW YORK -- CNN anchor Jack Cafferty will pay a $250 fine and perform 70 hours of community service after pleading guilty to leaving the scene of an accident, prosecutors said Tuesday. Cafferty had been charged with the traffic infraction, along with misdemeanor charges of reckless driving, assault and harassment, after police said he knocked a man off a bike with his Cadillac on May 14. A traffic officer and about five pedestrians ran after Cafferty's car to stop him after the accident, but Cafferty drove through at least two red lights and around other vehicles without stopping, according to...
  • “CNN Unfortunate Word Choice of the Night” A Bishop or A... (HILARIOUS Flub About Gay Bishop!)

    08/05/2003 8:26:46 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies · 359+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | August 5, 2003 | Brent Baker
    From Monday’s Late Show with David Letterman, the “CNN Unfortunate Word Choice of the Night,” taken from an actual CNN Headline News channel report. A bishop or a bitch? With “First Look” as the graphic over video of New Hampshire priest Gene Robinson, and with “Landmark Hearing” across the bottom of the screen, the female CNN Headline News channel anchor described how an Episcopal conference “will vote on the confirmation of Gene Robinson as Bishop of New Hampshire. He would become the first openly gay Episcopal bitch [slight pause] bishop.” Now that really is an unfortunate word choice. Letterman like...
  • CNN to Package News by Topical Themes

    07/17/2003 7:28:27 PM PDT · by Timesink · 5 replies · 254+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | July 17, 2003 | Scott Ott
    CNN to Package News by Topical Themes(2003-07-17) -- As the major news organizations go into their annual summer re-run cycle, CNN announced today it will package its programming in topical categories as "headline theme shows". Among the categories scheduled for rebroadcast: -- Arab TV airs more tapes from guys we thought we had killed. -- Democrats shocked and saddened at things George Bush does. -- If you lived here, this weather would probably kill you. -- Someone you never heard of is missing...possibly killed. -- The economy, while apparently rebounding, will likely get worse. -- Diseases with acronyms or animal...
  • 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 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>
  • CNN Hires Media Veteran to Revamp 'Zahn' (Paula's evening show ALREADY a disaster! BWA-HA!)

    05/28/2003 10:29:11 AM PDT · by Timesink · 22 replies · 258+ views
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 28, 2003 | Andrew Grossman
    CNN Hires Media Veteran to Revamp 'Zahn'Wed May 28, 2003 03:49 AM ETBy Andrew Grossman NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - CNN has named a widely traveled media veteran to relaunch and produce Paula Zahn's evening news show, the network said. James Miller -- a news and TV producer, screenwriter, political veteran and co-author of a best seller about "Saturday Night Live" -- will spend the next month or so developing a format for "American Evening With Paula Zahn," the 7-9 p.m. show that has not yet launched, though Zahn has been in the time slot since March 31. In a...
  • CNN Suffers Post-War Trauma

    05/26/2003 12:22:31 PM PDT · by Paul Atreides · 99 replies · 492+ views ^ | 5-26-03
    Since the end of the Iraq war, CNN has seen a disastrous plunge in its ratings from where they were prior to the war, CNN cofounder Reese Schonfeld observed on his website Friday. Without citing sources, Schonfeld disclosed that from January 1 to February 15, CNN/Headline News combined averaged a 43.5-percent marketshare. Last week, he said, the combined total of the two news channels is 37.3 percent. On the other hand, he noted, Fox News now commands 51 percent of the share points, up 42 percent over its pre-war numbers. "This is a time for ... analysis," Schonfeld declared on...
  • 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...
  • EBERHARD SPENT 'HUSH $$' (bilked clients in scheme to hide shady deals, sex romps)

    05/09/2003 4:54:32 AM PDT · by Liz · 5 replies · 257+ views
    NY POST ^ | May 9, 2003 | JOHN LEHMANN
    <p>A high-flying Wall Street investment adviser accused of bilking his clients out of millions has been hit with new charges - that he spent more than $2 million buying the silence of three employees who threatened to tell his wife about his secret sex romps and shady business deals.</p>
  • CNN, MSNBC Falling Faster Than Fox

    04/30/2003 12:43:40 AM PDT · by Timesink · 22 replies · 385+ views
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 30, 2003 | Andrew Grossman
    CNN, MSNBC Falling Faster Than Fox April 30, 2003By Andrew Grossman NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - All three major cable news services have reason to boast based on their April ratings, although judging by last week's results, some networks are falling to their usual numbers faster than others as the Iraqi war winds down. And the broadcast networks also had reason to smile as its evening news viewership turned up 7% last week compared to the previous week, according to Nielsen Media Research. The Big Three's lack of gains during the Iraqi war brought a new flood of speculation about...
  • MSNBC, Lifted by War, Works to Keep Its Gains (Sorensen Admits CNN is leftist)

    04/21/2003 9:05:37 AM PDT · by Timesink · 43 replies · 294+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 21, 2003 | Joe Flint
    <p>Perhaps the high point of cable-news channel MSNBC's war coverage came when a newspaper photo depicted Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld working in front of a television tuned to the network. For an outlet whose small audience until recently seemed to comprise mainly the joke writers at "Saturday Night Live," who relished poking fun at the troubled channel, it was something of a validation.</p>
  • WHO CARES ALERT: CNN's Zahn Jumps to Prime Time

    04/16/2003 7:43:57 AM PDT · by Liz · 51 replies · 430+ views
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | Wednesday, April 16, 2003
    Morning Anchor Replacing Chung, Adding 'Crossfire' Time Slot News about the television industry, reviews of shows and more can be found on our Television page. See what's on TV today, tomorrow or next week with the TV Grid. CNN made it official late yesterday: Paula Zahn is replacing Connie Chung in prime time. And to make way for Zahn's show, "Crossfire" is being shipped out of prime time. Zahn's new live 7-9 p.m. show, "American Evening With Paula Zahn," will originate from the streetside studio in the Time & Life Building. Teya Ryan, CNN executive vice president and general manager,...
  • Nightly News Feels Pinch of 24-Hour News (Feel the Pain of Fox News, Vermin!)

    04/13/2003 7:14:50 PM PDT · by Timesink · 39 replies · 448+ views
    The New York Times ^ | April 15, 2003 | Bill Carter
    April 14, 2003 Nightly News Feels Pinch of 24-Hour NewsBy BILL CARTER ith the most televised war in history winding down, executives at TV news organizations are noticing one startling detail in how Americans are watching the coverage: viewers are increasingly tuning out the broadcast networks' evening newscasts. The ratings for the nightly newscasts of Dan Rather, Tom Brokaw and Peter Jennings have surged in past crises. But early in the the war in Iraq, they did not. During previous periods of intense news interest, most recently in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, viewers have...
  • Suspected chemical warhead found in Kirkuk

    04/12/2003 10:02:42 AM PDT · by knak · 46 replies · 367+ views
    cnn ^ | 4/12/03 | Thomas Nybo
    <p>This suspected chemical warhead discovered at an air base near Kirkuk, Iraq, is marked with a green band, which sources said is the symbol for chemical weaponry.</p> <p>KIRKUK, Iraq (CNN) -- Weapons experts were called Saturday to an occupied northern Iraqi air base in Kirkuk to determine if a warhead discovered there is laden with a chemical agent.</p>

    04/12/2003 2:33:35 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 27 replies · 425+ views
    New York Post ^ | April 12, 2003 | Eric Fettmann
    <p>CNN chief news executive Eason Jordan yesterday revealed that his network had refused for years to report what it knew about Saddam Hussein's murderous atrocities - even against its own journalists. This astonishing confession doesn't just undermine CNN's claim to be "the most trusted name in news" - it wreaks incalculable damage on all journalists' ability to be trusted by the American people.</p>
  • The News We (CNN) Kept To Ourselves [must read]

    04/10/2003 9:16:06 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 1,557 replies · 21,009+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 04/11/03 | EASON JORDAN
    ATLANTA — Over the last dozen years I made 13 trips to Baghdad to lobby the government to keep CNN's Baghdad bureau open and to arrange interviews with Iraqi leaders. Each time I visited, I became more distressed by what I saw and heard — awful things that could not be reported because doing so would have jeopardized the lives of Iraqis, particularly those on our Baghdad staff. For example, in the mid-1990's one of our Iraqi cameramen was abducted. For weeks he was beaten and subjected to electroshock torture in the basement of a secret police headquarters because he...
  • 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...