All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘CNN’

CNN Shook The Christmas Present, Killed The Parrot On Health Care Coverage Says Jon Stewart

The Daily Show devoted a large majority of their show last night to the analysis of yesterday’s landmark Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare to some. But it’s Jon Stewart’s lashing of CNN and Fox News that really won the night. In a 5-4 decision, Chief Justice John Roberts surprised a lot of people when …

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Health Care Decision: CNN Posts The Wrong Headline

Whenever big events are brewing, it’s common for certain parties to prepare for all possible outcomes. Of course, most of the time we don’t see that, though. All we see is news organizations getting their stories up promptly and championship teams wearing their swag as soon as the game is over. We never see the headlines saying that Apollo 13 …

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CNN Mashable Acquisition Rumors Are Back

There were rumors going around at SXSW in April that CNN was in talks to acquire Mashable. Here’s what Reuters had to say about it at the time: Mashable CEO Pete Cashmore at reportedly denied the rumors to Mashable staff. Business Insider is now reporting, citing two unnamed sources, that Mashable execs have been preparing for an acquisition by CNN. …

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CNN Hits 15 Year Low In Veiwership

The downward slide by CNN continued when a new episode of Piers Morgan Tonight at 9 PM drew in only 39,000 viewers in the Adult 25-54 age range. This news follows last months debacle which saw CNN record its lowest ratings in a decade. The fall of CNN is, in part, due to the continuing split of political opinions in …

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CNN Rating: Network’s Viewership Continues to Decline

CNN ratings are currently at a 10-year low, which, to me, is kind of surprising. Then again, I haven’t watched the channel in ages, so perhaps things have taken a turn for the worse as of late. The company was once the undisputed champion of the cable news networks. Now, it would seem, they’re struggling to stay afloat. According to …

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Anderson Cooper Acts Like a Dyngus

Over the summer Anderson Cooper went on a 40 second giggle fest after he discussed Gerard Depardieu’s airplane urinating incident on The Ridiculist. The French actor could not wait to use the toilet a moment longer and decided to let out his own jet stream on a CityJet flight from Paris to Dublin. The following clip made me laugh for …

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CNN And The “N” Word: When Do Quotes Cross The Line?

CNN and reporter Drew Griffin came into a negative spotlight last month when Griffin, while reading a quote on-air during a report about a federal hate-crime, said n**ger but censored himself on the word f**king. “At the end of this, Deryl Dedmon is laughing with his friends and actually called on a cell phone and, pardon my language but there’s …

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CNN Reporter Uses N-Word On Live TV

Drew Griffin, a special investigations reporter, is under fire for his use of a racial slur on air yesterday. Griffin, who was reporting about a recent federal case where 3 Mississippi men were charged with a hate crime for running over a black man after brutally beating him, was repeating what one of the suspects was heard saying on his …

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Amanda Peet Wants to Prove that she is a Comedian

The bodacious Amanda Peet will be on television more often. She returned to primetime last night with “Bent,” a romantic comedy penned by Tad Quill. She plays the role of Alex Meyers, a recently divorced lawyer and mom who is feeling a little jaded and depressed. The show is about her relationships with her fellow cast members and how they …

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Fonda And Steinem Want Limbaugh Off The Air

For years, Rush Limbaugh has been under fire for his comments on air during his radio program, “The Rush Limbaugh Show”. Lately, however, he seems to be going out of his way to incense the public, and his sponsors are dropping like flies. On Monday, the three co-founders of the Women’s Media Center–Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem–wrote a …

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CNN To Acquire Mashable? A Possibility, According to Reports From SXSW [Updated]

Update: TechCrunch is reporting that Mashable staffers are saying CEO Pete Cashmore is denying the rumors to them. Reports are coming out of SXSW that CNN is in talks to acquire Mashable. This is being reported by the New York Times and multiple others, though there’s no word yet from either CNN or Mashable. The NYT cites “three people with …

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CNN Suspends Roland Martin For Super Bowl Tweets

CNN has suspended commentator Roland Martin after some remarks he Tweeted during the Super Bowl were interpreted as homophobic. CNN issued a statement that read: “Roland Martin’s tweets were regrettable and offensive. Language that demeans is inconsistent with the values and culture of our organization, and is not tolerated. We have been giving careful consideration to this matter, and Roland …

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