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Live coverage of violence is ill-advised

November 25, 2014 by

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We don’t see any purpose in covering a violent confrontation live. Last night, when the reaction to the lack of an indictment for the officer who killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in August in Ferguson, Missouri boiled over into destruction, CNN

Some comments on Ferguson, MO killing, are inappropriate

November 20, 2014 by

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We think there’s been an excess of media comment in anticipation of the grand jury decision on whether to indict the officer who shot unarmed 19-year-old Michael Brown. It’s overdue for everyone to stop speculating, be quiet and wait for

CNN anchor distorts analysis of economy

November 7, 2014 by

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During an interview today with Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), Brooke Baldwin (pictured, center, with two CNN colleagues) mentioned some positive aspects of the monthly unemployment report released hours before. She pointed out, among other things, the drop

Compounding the problem of leaked Ferguson comments

October 20, 2014 by

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An article in The New York Times about an alleged account from the officer accused of shooting to death Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, prompted considerable discussion on CNN today.  A legal analyst for the cable network said it was a bad idea for this information to trickle out. Who leaked it is unknown. Mark […]

CNN slips in Ebola coverage

October 18, 2014 by

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The media, in general, have been trying hard not to be labeled as overly alarmist about the threat that Ebola potentially poses in this country.  They’ve gotten mixed reviews as to how well they’ve done. On CNN today,  one story began with an inappropriate sentence. It could easily be classified as poor journalism.  The anchor said […]

CNN interviews Coulter: Why?

August 5, 2014 by

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The conservative commentator and author spoke about immigration and Sen. Rand Paul’s denial that he once advocated cutting off foreign aid to Israel, as well as every other country,which he actually did propose. 

CNN head tries to justify Beck interview by his employee

January 11, 2014 by

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In an interview with Think Progress, the network’s president, Jeff Zucker, said CNN wanted to talk to radio talk host Glenn Beck. S.E. Cupp, who works for both CNN and Beck’s online site, The Blaze, said she could do a fair interview.

Is hostage respected when former hoop stars visit North Korea?

January 7, 2014 by

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Much buzz around the Internet today after a contentious CNN interview with the ex-NBA players who have been touring the world playing exhibition games. Their journey is designed, for one thing, to stir interest in basketball

McCain admits misstatement but says on CNN handshake was ill-advised

December 15, 2013 by

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) today acknowledged an overstatement on Pres. Obama’s handshake with Cuban leader Raul Castro but continued to say that the handshake was a mistake. He was questioned by

Two Sunday shows show good judgment on Mandela

December 8, 2013 by

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Some of the Sunday shows went with their normal political guests today. Two exceptions were “Face the Nation” and “Meet the Press.” They devoted their entire hours to Nelson Mandela. Both with guests

CNN’s focus to be completely revised

December 3, 2013 by

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A big question for us, the viewers, will be whether we wind up better off in terms of what the new journalistic programming benefits us. The head of CNN is turning the cable network upside down to try to build the two elements of success, ratings and revenue. In an interview with Capital New York […]

Democrat senator on ‘State of the Union’ says we’re not more secure from terrorists

December 1, 2013 by

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CNN host Candy Crowley asked whether we’re safer now than we were a year or two ago. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said, “I don’t think so. I think terrorism is up worldwide. I think statistics indicate that.

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