It’s just so much more exciting to see the US CNN now. I’m not sure I want to see that much from London anymore (even after the election). No one domestically is ever turning to CNN for UK stories.
That seems to be the direction of travel anyway - domestic coverage seems to be favoured over the International coverage even on stories that are International's patch (e.g. the Notre Dame fire a while back) and the coronavirus has just accelerated that move.
I appreciate your view but for me too much of the US coverage does have an infotainment hollow type feel to it (the endless pundit/analyst line-ups don't help in that regard and neither do the usual countdowns to events or constant 'BREAKING NEWS' - Wolf's show is particularly bad for both) and it's more a rolling US politics channel aimed at the political anorak than a news channel. Added to that your average viewer in say Nairobi or Seoul doesn't have give two hoots most of the time about a US House Judiciary committee - if they're even aware of such a committee.
The International output more has much more of a 'proper news' feel to it for me with the all-round presentation, strong standard of anchors and correspondents and the wider range of material covered. Give me Hala Gorani, Becky Anderson, Michael Holmes,Bianca Nobilo & Rosemary Church any day over the likes of Wolf, Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon who act like they are the news. And certainly I've tuned in less to CNN this year than I normally would this past year.
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