Joe vs Gupta

kidfury

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I don't watch CNN. I read newspapers and watch network news and PBS.

So, you're criticizing CNN for excess reporting on trump, not on what they reported.
 
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Sharkbiscuit

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Now do Clinton
20-something flights on Lolita airways, 0 supporters walking into Comet Ping Pong with assault rifles (that they discharge) while demanding to see something that doesn't exist, because literally no Clinton supporters are stupid enough to believe he is out to stop a pedophile ring and literally no Clinton supporters are angry enough to carry an assault rifle to a pizza parlor.

Wooo pig sooie though.

Also watch the public sector employees who get on the Trump/Bernie sauce. Maybe, don't tour the capitol or practice baseball. Just a lil' pro tip for my guy, purpadrank.
 
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Norm'

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This is all you need to see, to understand his character.

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afoaf

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When Trump was in office, you could pick a time, any time, and turn on CNN and count how many seconds it took before someone said "Trump." It was generally in single digits. (seconds, not minutes) Most of the time there was a banner across the bottom of the screen that had "Trump blah blah blah" on it. In those cases it was 0 seconds. It went on like that for years. As I said, they reported on almost nothing that was going on in the rest of the world. And news was happening in the rest of the world. All CNN wanted to talk about was American politics. It was all Trump. 24 hours a day.

FYI, it doesn't surprise me that you were incapable of seeing the above, in spite of it being right in your face. It's exactly what I would expect from you. IMO, journalism classes should be included in GE requirements in this country. The uneducated are completely incapable discerning the difference between op/ed material and news. You would be the classic example.
the online media made a killing profiting off doom-scrollers

the entire business model lends itself to this

no one journalisms for the sake of journalizing anymore...it's a profit center

democracies depend upon a well-informed public; we're fkd
 

hammies

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How does one "go after Trump"? Is reporting what he said and did "going after" him? I really don't get it. Who is going to opine that he's a good person, a good leader, a good citizen, a good role model? His associates...? Who is going to opine that Bannon and Manafort and Giuliani are upstanding citizens? "Going after Trump...." Really?
Networks decide what stories get primary placement and what headlines or taglines get written.

CNN runs stories and commentary that makes Trump look bad and will as much as they can bury stories that make Biden look bad or be embarrassing to progressives.

Similarly, Fox chooses to run stories that make Biden and Pelosi look bad, and stories to induce fear of liberals and their "socialism". Their taglines are designed to get clicks, not accurately reflect what's actually in the story.

On both sides, the actual content of the story may or may not be total bullshit, although if it's listed as "analysis" or "commentary" or is one of the nightly opinion hosts on each channel, it probably is.
IMO, journalism classes should be included in GE requirements in this country. The uneducated are completely incapable discerning the difference between op/ed material and news.
Ding, ding, ding!!!
 
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Phi1

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Pre 2016: If it bleeds, it leads!
Post 2016: If it has an orange hue, eyes will be glued.

That CNN cried wolf (not Blitzer) over many of Trump’s missteps does not mean his and GOP concerted efforts to undermine the 2020 election and throw out millions of votes were not true.
 
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$kully

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CNN completely lost their sh!t going after Trump. It was sad to watch them morph into an op/ed provider and virtually eschew any semblance of journalistic integrity. There has always been a bias at CNN, but in the past they at least made some effort at providing news with something that resembled journalistic integrity. I was hopeful that after Trump was defeated CNN would go back to being something closer to a news network. They didn't.

This is, IMHO, about money. CNN discovered that their audience was larger when they stuck to being an opinion provider. More people watching means larger ad rates. More money is more money. So the current generation of viewers, on the whole, really doesn't want to see news. They tune in to have their biases reinforced. It makes them feel good about themselves and they get to feel self righteous. Look around this place. The level of smug self righteous BS is off the hook with a number of these people.

In the end the American people get the "news" they deserve. CNN is simply giving America what it wants and cashing in. Sadly, if there is something going on somewhere else in the world that has nothing to do with American politics, by the time CNN mentions it, whatever it is probably has a wiki page.
Now do Fox.
 

mundus

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the online media made a killing profiting off doom-scrollers
lins
the entire business model lends itself to this

no one journalisms for the sake of journalizing anymore...it's a profit center

democracies depend upon a well-informed public; we're fkd
This explains the rights constant attacks on education
 

kidfury

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CNN said "trump sucks" 200 times a day, when saying it eight times a day would have sufficed. A couple of networks NEVER said "trump sucks" which led to more than a few people thinking that trump didn't suck. Are we tracking media bias here?
 
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Sharky

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Now do Fox.
I don't watch Fox. They've been a cartoon for some time.

CNN I still watch.

So, now do Fox yourself.

You aren't going to get any arguments from me.

CNN, Fox, MSNBC, same ilk, different customers.

Obviously (painfully so) :poke:the reason CNN was brought into this was because the initial post that started the thread brought CNN into mention. If you would like to expand that to include every other news network on the planet, please do.
 
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kidfury

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Maybe you watch too much CNN?

They used to have CNN on all day on the big TV in G-Land back in the early 90s. Was kind of surreal seeing what was going on in the world from a remote jungle with daily epic surf perspective