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Newsroom
The United States has just passed 500,000 deaths from Coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University.

CNN announced this special, hosted by Jake Tapper, to air later tonight:




There was a segment on CNN Newsroom with John Vause yesterday morning remembering the 500,000 that lost their lives. Another sign that CNNI has become an international station for American viewers. Here we have a program that is broadcast around the world (but not in the US) and no mention of the 2 million others that have passed. Guess they don't warrant a mention because they weren't American.


Regardless of the fact the presser is explicit about the program marking '500k lost American lives' - I think we can most certainly call this a monumental editorial fXXX up. Would have been something to have given some time to the ROW numbers as the US passed that mark.
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wilmington
CNNI [...] a program that is broadcast around the world (but not in the US)

That is not really true, sorry.
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wilmington
The United States has just passed 500,000 deaths from Coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University.

CNN announced this special, hosted by Jake Tapper, to air later tonight:




There was a segment on CNN Newsroom with John Vause yesterday morning remembering the 500,000 that lost their lives. Another sign that CNNI has become an international station for American viewers. Here we have a program that is broadcast around the world (but not in the US) and no mention of the 2 million others that have passed. Guess they don't warrant a mention because they weren't American.


Regardless of the fact the presser is explicit about the program marking '500k lost American lives' - I think we can most certainly call this a monumental editorial fXXX up. Would have been something to have given some time to the ROW numbers as the US passed that mark.

The program did not say anything like "deaths only in the US, no deaths around the world." It was a NATIONAL Memorial Service.
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Dutchview
Everything was Trump on CNN, and now no live coverage of Trump at CPAC?
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ginnyfan
They'll talk endlessly about him but they won't let him talk.
Last edited by ginnyfan on 28 February 2021 10:28pm
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WW Update
They'll talk endlessly about him but they won't let him talk.


They won't "let him talk"? Do any other former presidents get live coverage of their routine speeches? (No, they do not, and Trump isn't owed anything either.)
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Meridian AM
BBC News and BBC World News showed it until 22:25 GMT (the normal time their bulletins end at).

Sky News is still showing it as of 22:40 GMT (a little over the top, really, considering what the event is IMO - especially for its mainly UK audience)!

CNN International didn't show the speech. They showed an edition of World Sport... But at least it's been a while since CNNI last showed a straight 5 hours of an insignificant recorded game of US golf!
Last edited by Meridian AM on 28 February 2021 10:43pm
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chinamug
They'll talk endlessly about him but they won't let him talk.


They won't "let him talk"? Do any other former presidents get live coverage of their routine speeches? (No, they do not, and Trump isn't owed anything either.)


Let see how the ratings go, if they fall over the coming months, I would think Trump speeches will be shown again, if only to have material to give out about for days at a time. They'll need filler till the next game of Golf. Very Happy
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Connews
Two thoughts as a journalist concerning recent posts...

Focusing on 500,000 COVID deaths in the US on the day it happens is justified — it’s a significant moment in the pandemic, and is of interest to an international audience.

As for the debate over Trump’s speech, I don’t blame the networks that carried it live. It’s his first public appearance since leaving the Oval Office. This isn’t a routine speech.
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Newsroom
I watched this live this morning, felt really awkward as a viewer, am sure it felt a while lot worse for Chris Cuomo.

Chris Cuomo explaining why he can't cover his brother, Governor Andrew Cuomo.

https://edition.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/03/02/governor-andrew-cuomo-news-cuomo-cpt-sot-vpx.cnn

I can't recall there even being a similar situation. Makes you wonder what Chris's future at CNN might look like IF, and only IF these allegations are true. He'd surely find it hard to interrogate anyone else on the subject matter.
Last edited by Newsroom on 2 March 2021 1:30pm
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AJB39
It's clearly a very awkward situation for Chris Cuomo professionally. In my opinion he should never have been interviewing his brother on air in the past even before these allegations emerged. He could never be expected to be impartial where his brother is concerned and therefore should never have been interviewing him in his position as a journalist and broadcaster. One of our leading current affairs broadcasters in Ireland has a brother who is an elected politician. She is not allowed interview him on air for reasons of impartiality.
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ginnyfan
It's not only that he interviewed him. It's the disgusting way he did it. It was clearly all part of building up Andrew as the big superstar of the pandemic, bragging about his ''achievements'' , airing his pressers where he talked to their relatives, joking around and pulling stunts like the now infamous giant test swab. Chris even joked about Andrew's love life.

And lets not even go into the way Chris made a show out of his own Covid experience , leaving the basement stunt etc. Meanwhile there were reports he broke quarantine rules and attacked a man who called him out on it. Lovely....

Chris must be praying that no one comes after him now, in this #MeToo era.....

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Janice Dean has been saying all of this for a year and now finally the media feels free to report on it. She's not '' just a meteorologist'' (to quote Andrew Cuomo and the bitter hater Soledad O'Brian). She is a hero!

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