Where’s The Real News, CNN?

So I go to CNN.com today, and I’m greeted with at least six unnewsworthy pieces on the front page.

They are: “Photos: Giraffe escapes circus,” “Mom boards bus, smacks down bully,” “Man wrestles gator attacking his dog,” “Cheetah, tourist go eye-to-eye,” “School brawl caught on cell phone” and “See cop push gal from car’s path.”

Compared to real news websites like BBC and France 24, CNN’s a joke.

I’m quite shocked this is the same organization that so brilliantly covered Persian Gulf War 20 years ago.

References:

http://www.cnn.com/, accessed on the date of this blog posting

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About newsskeptic

I’ve been a reporter for over 19 years; Traveled to some places, worked with some great people and broke some great stories. But over the 19 years, I’ve also watched the commoditization of news and the slow, steady degradation of journalism. What used to be quality journalism has now turned into machinery, with questionable practices and agendas. In a lot of news organizations nowadays, I don’t even think it’s journalists that run the show anymore. I hope to shed some light on these issues with this blog. I invite any and all like-minded individuals to join me in this endeavor.

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