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In which CNN sucks now

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Is it just me or has CNN gone down the drain? I ask that as they are covering this Ferguson situation 24/7.  It’s not that I’m not interested in it; I am.  It’s just that I’m interested in more than that.  I first noticed how ridiculous CNN had gotten when the Malaysian aircraft went down in the Indian Ocean.

 

It got to the point where apparently nothing else in the world was going on.  Then, of course, the second Malaysian aircraft went down over Ukraine and then there was nothing else happening but that.

 

And now? We are covering this Ferguson thing 24/7.

 

But what about ISIS in Iraq? What about the Ukraine?

 

There’s Ebola in Africa, what’s going on with that?

 

Let’s not forget this was in Gaza.  The ceasefire is over and there must be something happening with that.

 

It’s not like the alternatives are much better.

 

This morning Dick Cheney was railing and railing on Fox News because President Obama made a statement about the beheading and then he went and played golf.

 

Never mind that Bush had hundreds of more vacation days then Obama.  Is he supposed to wait for a day with absolutely no news before he takes a break? I don’t even know.

 

What I do know is that it’s impossible to get unbiased news on MORE than one story at a time.

 

Remember the good old days where they covered ALL the news around the world and not just the “disaster” of the day? I do and it drives me nuts.

 

I have actually started watching BBC because at least they cover all sorts of international news and not just what’s going on in one place at a time.

 

I know I can’t be the only disgruntled person out there.  Yesterday Kevin asked what was going on and because I had read a bunch of online news I knew the answer but television is incredibly out of touch at this point.

 

While I agree that some news stories are important I don’t see why we can only know one situation at a time.  People aren’t stupid ya know! (Well, some of them are but certainly not all!)

 

Are you like me? Do you want a better newscast that tells us about the US AND the world? There are a billion hotspots in the world and I think many of us would like to hear a bit about them all.

 

Here’s hoping that someone out there in the news world gets the picture.

 

Just my opinion.

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13 Comments

  1. Sisters From Another Mister
    August 22, 2014

    You have to search for news these days … you and my Dad would get on a roll together about this one.
    The US has always been rather self absorbed. When I first moved here, the Olympics were on and you could hear the crowds going wild for a performance, but the cameras would stay firmly on the American at all times – and you would have to search for other coverage. Things have not changed much since then.
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  2. Julie
    August 22, 2014

    I couldn’t agree with you more.
    The other day I threatened The Mister with bodily harm if he didn’t either turn the TV off or change the channel. His ability to sit through the regurgitation of the same news ~ over and over and over again is mind boggling. At this point, I would rather watch a Duke basketball game over any news channel – – and coming from me, that’s saying a lot!

  3. Chris
    August 22, 2014

    Give the PBS Newshour a try. Pretty representative of the day’s news and they always have at least two perspectives on each story.

    • Lynn
      August 24, 2014

      thanks..I’ll check it out

  4. Veronika
    August 22, 2014

    CNN is like the movie “Ground Hog Day”, except it never seems to end.

    • Lynn
      August 24, 2014

      i know…it’s awful..but i do like ground hog day

  5. NATurally Inappropriate
    August 23, 2014

    There are several news sites that have gotten like this. I’ve recently found a pretty good app that does a great job of bringing *all* the world news together, from varying sites, and presenting it in a format that for me, is much better. It’s called Circa. Highly recommend.

    • Lynn
      August 24, 2014

      yeah, i have that . Thanks

  6. Jenn from Wa
    August 25, 2014

    I love watching the news, especially local. I feel it’s my “duty” to know what’s going on in the world. That being said, I’m tired of the same old sensationalized crap that’s being put out there. I stumbled onto a Canadian channel and watch their nightly news (when I remember) because they seem to cover a wider variety of news.

    I’m about as tired of the news as I am with our government…but don’t get me started there. The name calling and mud slinging towards the President drives me batty. It seems everyone forgets that other Presidents take vacations, or said crazy things, or didn’t attend XYZ…etc.

    • Lynn
      August 25, 2014

      Well said. Couldn’t agree more

  7. TFoz
    September 2, 2014

    I agree–and listen to BBC World News Radio every day on the way to and from work. We don’t get a BBC news channel, just a one hour show on PBS and that’s only on at around 11 p.m. Anyway, totally agree with you! Tired of bullshit news coverage about only one story. Tired of news channels being outraged by something, then forgetting about it a few days later. Like, what happened to the kidnapped girls of Nigeria? Nothing about them for nearly a month. Thank you for posting this!

  8. chacha1
    September 5, 2014

    I don’t watch news on TV, but if I did it would be BBC or Al-Jazeera America. I get all my news from the internet. At least it is quiet that way. :-)
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    • Lynn
      September 8, 2014

      I think the news sounds better with a British accent

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