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  • Whose Flag Is Bigger? (Time Flunky [That is, CNN Flunky] Bashes Fox News, Poorly)

    04/06/2003 9:15:53 PM PDT · by Timesink · 15 replies · 267+ views
    Time ^ | April 14, 2003 | James Poniewozik
    Myers, right, with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, lashed out at pundits Whose Flag Is Bigger? Amid questions of loyalty, TV news should recall that being on "our side" doesn't mean pandering By JAMES PONIEWOZIK Posted Sunday, April 6, 2003; 1:31 p.m. EST It's one thing to endanger the safety of American troops. But God help you if you hurt their feelings. Geraldo Rivera, reporting from Iraq for Fox News last week, drew a map in the sand, on camera, that gave away his unit's location. (In Afghanistan, Rivera had reported that he was at the site of a friendly fire...
  • Doctor-reporter assists in surgery for injured child (More Journalism Jerks)

    04/04/2003 5:44:21 PM PST · by Timesink · 6 replies · 198+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | April 4, 2003 | Suzanne C. Ryan
    <p>The notion that embedded reporters in Iraq are only supposed to observe the news was put to the test yesterday morning when one of CNN's medical correspondents assisted in an emergency operation on a critically injured 2-year-old Iraqi child.</p> <p>Military doctors asked for help from Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon in Atlanta. He is accompanying the Navy's Devil Docs, a group of surgeons who work in a mobile operating room near the front lines.</p>
  • 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>
  • Autodesk's founder reports gross errors by Limbaugh, CNN, Snopes (Remember "Columbia's Last Photo?")

    03/30/2003 12:44:05 AM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 23 replies · 1,760+ views
    Interesting-people.org | March 29, 2003 | John Walker
    Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 10:24:29 -0800 From: Jim Warren Subject: Autodesk's founder reports gross errors by Limbaugh, CNN, Snopes Cc: [Snopes and a whole bunch of CNN circular file email addresses; Mr. Warren doesn't seem to know the news biz very well --DMTW] [If you know John, you know him to be a most ardent stickler for facts. Here, John is not reporting hearsay; he's reporting about what's happened on his own server, and images he provides thereon. --jim] At 12:34 AM +0100 3/29/03, John Walker wrote: Subject: Sniping at Snopes.comAlmost everybody's experienced the phenomenon of encountering a description...
  • 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>
  • CNN cancels 'Connie Chung Tonight'

    03/25/2003 7:34:50 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 34 replies · 1,192+ views
    AJC ^ | 3/25/02
    CNN has told Connie Chung, one of the its most prominent hosts, that it has dropped her prime-time show, effective immediately. Although CNN asked her to stay in some other capacity, she declined and will leave the network, an associate of Chung said Tuesday night. Chung, a longtime news anchor who worked for the three major broadcast network news departments before joining CNN last summer, was informed of the decision by Jim Walton, the new president of CNN, the associate said Tuesday. The show, "Connie Chung Tonight," which is usually broadcast at 8 on weeknights, had been suspended for coverage...
  • Drudge: CNN CANCELS 'CONNIE CHUNG' SHOW...

    03/25/2003 6:02:34 PM PST · by Keith in Iowa · 86 replies · 402+ views
    Druge | 3/25/03 | Drudge
    CNN CANCELS 'CONNIE CHUNG' SHOW...
  • NBC hopes big investment in news coverage pays off (438th attempt to jumpstart MSNBC!)

    03/25/2003 1:49:22 AM PST · by Timesink · 9 replies · 245+ views
    USA TODAY ^ | March 25, 2003 | David Lieberman
    <p>NEW YORK Twelve of NBC's top executives can't take their eyes off the flat-screen monitors at each seat in the elegant boardroom on the 52nd floor of the network's headquarters in Rockefeller Center.</p> <p>NBC staff work in the Situation Room in New York.</p>
  • TED TURNED DOWN AS BAGHDAD BAIT

    03/19/2003 12:04:40 AM PST · by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY · 7 replies · 230+ views
    The New York Post ^ | 3/19/2003 | Paul Tharp
    <p>March 19, 2003 -- Ted Turner says he tried to go to Baghdad to cover the war live for CNN but wasn't allowed. Turner, the largest shareholder of CNN parent AOL Time Warner, volunteered for dangerous war-zone duty, but said his CNN executives believed he couldn't handle it.</p>
  • UMich Pirate Streams of Fox News & CNN Dead

    03/13/2003 2:46:34 AM PST · by Timesink · 9 replies · 193+ views
    UpdateDue to copyright restrictions, we are suspending our CNN, Fox, and Bloomberg streams.We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • CNN/Dobbs: Country Music Artist Darryl Worley Speaks Out

    03/11/2003 8:56:22 PM PST · by God luvs America · 21 replies · 407+ views
    Just saw a repeat of the Lou Dobbs show on CNN and the country singer, forgive me but I believe his name is Daryl Worley, was on singing his song "Do You Remember.... what was so awesome was it seemed CNN made a video to this song which was very much pro-war and anti-American haters...I'm sorry I mean anti-peace protestors. Jeez, you should've just heard Dobbs scathing commentary against the UN!! The video is on CNN right now!!
  • Must Freep Dobbs/Moneyline Poll: How often to show video of WTC destruction?

    03/11/2003 7:05:34 PM PST · by Timesink · 19 replies · 205+ views
    CNN Lou Dobbs Moneyline ^ | March 11, 2003
  • 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 shutting down 'TalkBack Live' (America's WORST TV SHOW Cancelled!)

    03/07/2003 4:39:15 PM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 31 replies · 378+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | March 8, 2003 | Caroline Wilbert
    [ The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: 3/8/03 ] CNN shutting down 'Talk Back Live' By CAROLINE WILBERTAtlanta Journal-Constitution Staff Writer "TalkBack Live" is dead. CNN is canceling the afternoon show, possibly evidence of a renewed focus on hard news. The show, most recently hosted by longtime entertainment reporter Arthel Neville, will be replaced by an extra hour of "Live From," which previously ended at 3 p.m. Both shows are produced in Atlanta. "Live From" anchor Kyra Phillips relies on the network's correspondents, domestically and around the world, for reporting on news of the day. As part of the change, CNN reporter and...
  • Talk show demise keeps heat on MSNBC (Running a news channel the Clinton way doesn't work, duh!)

    03/03/2003 2:53:57 PM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 4 replies · 195+ views
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 3, 2003 | Scott Collins and Andrew Grossman
    Talk show demise keeps heat on MSNBCMon Mar 3, 2:20 AM ET By Scott Collins and Andrew Grossman LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) --- NBC News president Neal Shapiro traveled to Washington on Wednesday with some bad news for veteran TV newsman Sam Donaldson. For weeks, published reports indicated that No. 3 cable-news channel MSNBC, which Shapiro oversees, was about to sign a deal with Donaldson for a primetime talk show. ABC News, Donaldson's employer of 35 years, had even given him its public blessing to pursue the gig. Shapiro, who worked with Donaldson on ABC's "PrimeTime Live" from 1989-93,...
  • CNN: NBC lifted fire footage

    02/24/2003 10:21:15 AM PST · by Timesink · 25 replies · 333+ views
    Broadcasting & Cable ^ | February 24, 2003
    CNN: NBC lifted fire footage Broadcasting & Cable2/24/2003 10:00:00 AM Cable News Network Friday accused NBC of lifting its feed without permission when covering the devastating fire in Providence, R.I. NBC acknowledged using a few seconds of the CNN feed, but said it was done as a "fair use" under copyright doctrine.Footage from CBS and CNN Newsource affiliate WPRI-TV was actually shot inside the inferno from a cameraman shooting a story on nightclub safety.
  • MSNBC adjusts image as war looms (like they do every six months)

    02/24/2003 8:43:11 AM PST · by Timesink · 11 replies · 230+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 24, 2003 | Elizabeth Jensen
    NEW YORK -- On the eve of a possible U.S.-led war on Iraq, MSNBC is re-branding itself yet again, this time to reemphasize its hard-news lineage. So viewers tuning to MSNBC this week -- and lately there haven't been enough of those to satisfy the channel's bosses -- will notice immediate changes. MSNBC anchors have been told to stop using the "America's News Channel" slogan, which was introduced in April and was meant to convey that the network had a broad range of opinions, and instead refer to the channel as "NBC News on Cable 24 hours a day. [...]...
  • Former CNN Chief Rick Kaplan Joining ABC (Anti-Bush War Coverage Virtually Guaranteed)

    02/19/2003 10:00:45 PM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 5 replies · 237+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 19, 2003
    Former CNN Chief Rick Kaplan Joining ABC Wed Feb 19, 5:13 PM ET NEW YORK - With a potential war with Iraq looming, former CNN chief Rick Kaplan is rejoining ABC News for three months to oversee special events coverage, the network said Wednesday. Kaplan was a longtime ABC News producer before being hired to run CNN's domestic operations in 1997. He was ousted in 2000 and has most recently been teaching at Harvard. Kaplan has "proven his ability at producing and overseeing live television news coverage," said ABC News President David Westin. Westin's top deputy, Paul Friedman, announced last...
  • Ted Turner says he can't buy CNN back from AOL

    02/04/2003 8:26:40 PM PST · by Timesink · 27 replies · 202+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 4, 2003
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) CNN founder Ted Turner said Tuesday that he doesn't have the money to buy the network back from AOL Time Warner.</p> <p>Turner, who resigned as vice chairman of the AOL Time Warner board last week and is said to be dissatisfied with how CNN is being run, told CBS News correspondent Mike Wallace that he doesn't have enough money.</p>
  • Bob Barr joins CNN as contributor

    01/14/2003 11:11:11 AM PST · by Timesink · 14 replies · 78+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | January 13, 2003 | Caroline Wilbert
    [ The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: 1/13/03 ] Bob Barr joins CNN as contributor By CAROLINE WILBERTAtlanta Journal-Constitution Staff Writer Former Congressman Bob Barr has joined CNN as a regular contributor. The former Republican Congressional representative from Cobb County will appear on CNN, as well as sister networks such as CNN International and Headline News. Barr lost to U.S. Rep. John Linder in the Republican primary in August. "We enthusiastically welcome Bob to our air as a regular contributor," Walter Isaacson, chairman and CEO of the CNN News Group, said in a statement. "He brings years of public service experience to the...
  • CNN fires veteran reporters (And More To Come! Merry Christmas from CNN!)

    12/25/2002 1:02:11 AM PST · by Timesink · 54 replies · 797+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | December 24, 2002 | Glenn Garvin
    Posted on Tue, Dec. 24, 2002 CNN fires veteran reporters BY GLENN GARVINggarvin@herald.com CNN has fired at least two veteran reporters in the past 10 days, and rumors are flying around the network's bureaus that other dismissals are on the way as part of a new round of layoffs.Reporters Mark Potter, based in Miami, and Allan Dodds Frank, based in New York, both confirmed Monday that they were fired earlier this month for what CNN told them were economic reasons.''What's happening is clear,'' said Frank, the featured reporter on CNN's Moneyline who recently won the prestigious Gerald R. Loeb broadcasting...
  • Tucker Carlson jumps on the Anti-Ailes Bandwagon. What a loser...

    11/20/2002 12:21:09 PM PST · by ifhult45 · 72 replies · 453+ views
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  • MSNBC's leader takes some shots at competitors at Fox News and CNN (Claims they're nonpartisan! Ha!)

    04/11/2002 9:10:19 PM PDT · by Timesink · 28 replies · 183+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 11, 2002 | David Bauder
    MSNBC's leader takes some shots at competitors at Fox News and CNN By DAVID BAUDERThe Associated Press4/11/02 5:57 PM NEW YORK (AP) -- Third-place cable news network MSNBC wants to establish itself as the "fiercely independent" choice, and its president is driving the point home with some shots against his competition. MSNBC, which has faded to a distant third in the ratings against Fox News Channel and CNN, is searching for a new identity. It has recently hired Phil Donahue as host of a prime-time talk show. President Erik Sorenson said in a memo sent to his staff on Thursday...
  • Fox News enjoys new view from the top

    04/04/2002 5:23:09 AM PST · by Timesink · 37 replies · 436+ views
    USA Today ^ | April 4, 2002 | Peter Johnson
    <p>People published by CNN's parent company, AOL Time Warner devoted a cover to Greta Van Susteren, the CNN-turned-Fox News anchor, and her eye tuck.</p> <p>Comedian Nathan Lane got laughs at the Oscars saying, "Good evening, I'm Greta Van Susteren. I've had a lot more work done."</p>
  • Anchor's Not Outfoxing Foe: CNN Seeking Help For Paula (Zahn a Financial and Ratings Disaster!)

    03/20/2002 3:39:43 PM PST · by Timesink · 36 replies · 1,470+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | March 20, 2002 | Phyllis Furman
    Anchor's Not Outfoxing Foe CNN seeking help for PaulaBy PHYLLIS FURMANDaily News Business WriterNN isn't getting its money's worth from Paula Zahn.The cable network's $2 million-a-year investment in its new anchor has yet to pay dividends and CNN is looking to make a change to beef up her expensive new morning show.In spite of big bucks and megapromotion for Zahn, Fox News Channel's edgy, zoolike "Fox & Friends" is beating her more serious show, "American Morning," by up to 200,000 viewers a day. Paula Zahn: Provocative, supersmart and, oh yeah, just a little bit overpaid. That has CNN trying...