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Thu Mar 5, 2015, 06:09 PM

 

CNN Has Completely Given Up on the Meaning of ‘Breaking News’

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/cnn-has-completely-given-up-on-the-meaning-of-breaking-news/

Over the past year, we’ve seen CNN use its “Breaking News” Chyron to report that solving the missing MH370 plane mystery “could take years” and to tell us that the Titanic sunk 102 years ago, among other less than urgent stories. But this latest example just might be the best “Breaking News” ever.

After Washington, D.C. police banned sledding on Capitol Hill during today’s snowstorm, CNN sent Joe Johns out into the cold to report on the parents and children who were boldly defying those rules:



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Reply CNN Has Completely Given Up on the Meaning of ‘Breaking News’ (Original post)
Cali_Democrat Mar 2015 OP
samsingh Mar 2015 #1
cwydro Mar 2015 #2
Oubaas Mar 2015 #3
spanone Mar 2015 #4
Cali_Democrat Mar 2015 #10
Atman Mar 2015 #5
Fred Sanders Mar 2015 #6
rock Mar 2015 #7
Comrade Grumpy Mar 2015 #8
valerief Mar 2015 #9
elias49 Mar 2015 #11
pamela Mar 2015 #12
DebJ Mar 2015 #13
raven mad Mar 2015 #14

Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 06:15 PM

1. stupid

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 06:19 PM

2. Drives me nuts. nt

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 06:20 PM

3. Yes...

..but that's only part of the problem. What constitutes news at all, breaking or not, seems to be sort of forgotten by today's "journalists".

Then there's the little problem of veracity. Many years ago, when I was in the military, I was a participant in something that made international news.

To make a long story short, when we got back to the base, I happened to read about it in a newspaper. My friend who also participated showed it to me. I had to read it a second time at his insistence before I realized they were talking about us. And I was there when it happened. It should have won a prize for fiction.

And somehow, I doubt that things have improved this many decades later.

How do you tell when a journalist is lying? They start publishing things.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 06:22 PM

4. my local nbc affiliate opens every night with 'breaking news'

our media is comedy gold

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Response to spanone (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 09:07 PM

10. Yep

 

At this point they're just good for a laugh.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 06:25 PM

5. I think they mean they are literally breaking the news.

Breaking the whole idea of "news."

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 06:50 PM

6. CNN has given up on news! In a race with Fox to the bottom...their well paid talking heads are as compliant

with corporate commands.

Jeff Zucker has found the easy money - fearmongering with a side of distraction.

Titanic sunk 102 years ago...breaking news. LOL. And the talking heads just regurgitate it without a blink.

Breaking News! Every anniversary of everything!

DU has higher standards.

12 hour time limit for posting Breaking News.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 06:58 PM

7. I believe in all those case that what they meant was

"It's news to us!"

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 06:59 PM

8. For CNN, "breaking news" means the commercials are over.

 

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 07:07 PM

9. Conan in Cuba did a bit about CNN's breaking news. He covered a dog barking, then it

stopped barking, then it started again. He said Anderson Cooper's job was easy.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 09:12 PM

11. Comedy gold!! nt

 

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 11:17 PM

12. My husband is so funny.

We'll be watching CNN and he'll say something like " wait...it's Breaking News..." like it's going to be something big. He does that all the time and I just laugh. It's never anything. Cracks me up.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 12:06 AM

13. The need to change the banner to "Breaking Wind" n/t

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 12:02 AM

14. I am so glad I don't have cable.

CNN has sunk even deeper than Faux.

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