A lot to unpack here. Good stuff:
I wonder quite a bit whether there’s more financial benefit from the savings in production costs on the front end or the bump in audience/revenue on the back end. I’d guess the former? I bet CNN could still get a lot of people to watch with more reporting, fewer fireworks.
(I agree with you)
Just trying to keep you guessing....
I, for one, am thankful I’m not the only person who periodically digs through Papa Bear’s twitter archives.
Come to think of it, maybe thinking before you speak is a good thing...
Soros edited this blog
I voted for Hillary Clinton.
Hey there, any chance you could email me so I could ask you about this off Kinja? email@example.com
It’s definitely hurt it tremendously, but there’s also been a lot of terrible management along the way.
The scene-setting really sold this comment for me.
Yeah, if you search Breitbart or its social feeds for “kuffar, “haram,” etc. you’ll get a lot of similar stuff.
Yeah, the degree to which CNN’s cable channel has abandoned any story besides national politics is astounding. It’s a concentrated storyline that’s obviously easier to “cover” than...everything else going on in the country/world. Less true for CNN.com, CNN International, etc.
It’s definitely true that CNN has torn into the memo, which is good. But I’d argue that giving the issue nonstop attention, even if it’s negative attention, is still a political win for bullshit peddlers like Hannity et al.
Yeah I think someone said in our office slack earlier that the only person you need to hear from on this is Marcy Wheeler. So right
Agreed. But it might require a “salary”
Saying people are having affairs with their colleagues without a shred of evidence seems pretty scummy to me!
*Unless your main reason for watching is to play a SOTU drinking game.
Cancel it! period