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  Dear CNN, ... 
 
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Oct 24, 2009, 12:39pm EDT Report Abuse
I see today that you've redesigned your home page at CNN.com with a new "emphasis on video." Thanks! Not because I like this idea, rather, I hate it. But I say thanks because you've finally given me a reason to stop looking at your site altogether.

If I wanted to watch news, I'd watch it on TV. On the internet, I want to read news. Even on your old page, you often had news articles that were available only as video, with no written article to go along with it. In those cases, I simply went to Google News and read the story from some other news site.

Add this video craziness of yours to the list of things I already didn't like about you:
- your obsession with Twitter, Facebook, the iPhone, and stupid buzzwords like "blogosphere" and "twitterverse"
- idiots on staff such as Wolf Blitzer
- racists on staff such as Lou Dobbs
- baselessly judging and demonizing criminal suspects
- lame-ass "iReports"
- news anchors who don't even know what they're talking about (or give a damn)

So, thanks for the site update. Now I no longer feel compelled to visit your site at all. You used to have a prime spot on my bookmarks toolbar -- right between Google and HWA. Now you're ... not on there at all. Well done.


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Sean Costello Oct 24, 2009, 01:23pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Dear CNN, ...
MSNBC.

Done.

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Reason Oct 24, 2009, 01:33pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Dear CNN, ...
What's a CNN?

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Meats_Of_Evil Oct 24, 2009, 04:12pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Dear CNN, ...
I believe CNN is a local news program in Estonia.

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Bungle Oct 24, 2009, 04:14pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Dear CNN, ...
2 words...

Drudge Report.

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john albrich Oct 25, 2009, 03:40pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Dear CNN, ...
McFly said:
If I wanted to watch news, I'd watch it on TV. On the internet, I want to read news.


Perhaps they're targeting that part of the US population that can't read well?

50% of the students in the 20 largest cities in the US fail to graduate. That's FIFTY-Fing PERCENT!
2008 report
http://www.financialexpress.com/news/50-american-students-fail...te/291550/

This report shows only 53% graduate on time in the 50 largest cities...but at least they DO graduate. The national average is 71 percent graduate on time.
2009 report
http://www.americaspromise.org/About-the-Alliance/Press-Room/P...-Rise.aspx

It's no wonder that our news is dumbed-down for mass consumption and possibly why so many in Congress keep getting re-elected term after term after term.


"Tutor alleges some 'Noles reading on 2nd-grade level in NCAA transcripts"
http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/blog/dr_saturday/post/FS...aaf,196189

~Vel Oct 25, 2009, 06:01pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Dear CNN, ...
While I think that's possible john, I believe it's more-so based off of CNN wanting to become the YouTube of news.

Meats_Of_Evil Oct 25, 2009, 10:10pm EDT Report Abuse
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Bingo!

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Sean Costello Oct 25, 2009, 10:59pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Dear CNN, ...
CNN- Bringing the Lulz to YOUR News First.

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John Doe Oct 26, 2009, 04:46am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Dear CNN, ...
Judging from your nice list there, it seems it took you a while to finally make this last step!

Although i agree, i am finding more and more news items on sites being videos, and i do not like that. For one you can't just quickly scan the article to get the gist - you are forced to watch (and they are always really lame too), and of course the whole waste of bandwidth.

I don't like this whole switch to video this video that, unless of course its you know what, in which case it has to be video ;)

<a class= Oct 26, 2009, 01:14pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Dear CNN, ...
Famous mass media channels are racist/stupid/politically correct but morally incorrect.

What do you expect?

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Dr. Peaceful Oct 26, 2009, 07:57pm EDT Report Abuse
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Bungle Oct 26, 2009, 08:01pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Dear CNN, ...
I think Commie News Network is more accurate.

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DarK_SlayeR Oct 27, 2009, 12:09pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Dear CNN, ...
Considering that I hear bad things about all news groups anymore, I pay no attention when someone bashes any one group. Sorry, no sale.

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Oct 27, 2009, 12:13pm EDT Report Abuse
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DarK_SlayeR (50211) said on Oct 27, 2009 at 09:09am PDT:
Considering that I hear bad things about all news groups anymore, I pay no attention when someone bashes any one group. Sorry, no sale.

Well, I'm not advocating FOX "News", if that's what you're after. XD



 

    
 
 

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