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itsrobert5,944 posts since 23 Mar 2001
Granada North West Today
Same here, elmarko. We first had access to CNN in the mid-90s and we used to watch it regularly as a source of American and world news. But I can't watch it anymore. The camera work is wobbly, the promos are needlessly berserk and many of the presenters are way over the top. I also can't stand all this "i-reporter" business and the fixation with Twitter; the other night Quest and Gorani were actually competing as to who got in the last plug for their Twitter page. Pathetic.

Brekkie said earlier that watching CNN makes him thankful for British television news. Never a truer word said. We've miles to go before we reach American levels of hysteria; let's hope we never get there.
Markymark4,769 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
Same here, elmarko. We first had access to CNN in the mid-90s and we used to watch it regularly as a source of American and world news. But I can't watch it anymore. The camera work is wobbly, the promos are needlessly berserk and many of the presenters are way over the top. I also can't stand all this "i-reporter" business and the fixation with Twitter; the other night Quest and Gorani were actually competing as to who got in the last plug for their Twitter page. Pathetic.


100% seconded. It was required viewing during Gulf War 1, and the fall of the Iron Curtain.

It's best forgotten now, a total waste of electricity.
Gareth E (previously bbcsport) 1,898 posts since 23 Jan 2006
UTV Newsline
The sad thing is - for Americans themselves, what is the alternative? The Fox News Channel is, well . . . we all know what it is. And MSNBC, great as it is, is mainly politics. At the height of the storm the other night, the Rachel Maddow Show was concentrating on the impact on the Presidential Elections.

CNN really is the only balanced domestic rolling news network in the US. Maybe they need some proper competition to buck their ideas up.
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Pete8,940 posts since 18 Jun 2001
STV North Reporting Scotland
Also what the hell is with CNNi filming graphics on a TV at an odd angle instead of just cutting up those graphics to the actual screen. Made me feel sick with the motion


I said that yesterday. It's just such an awful idea I don't know which idiot thought it was good and why they continue to use it. Fools.
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Inspector Sands10,999 posts since 25 Aug 2004
CNN really is the only balanced domestic rolling news network in the US. Maybe they need some proper competition to buck their ideas up.

They have some proper competition - that's why it's audience figures have dwindled over the last few years. CNN also have HLN, but that's left it's original remit and gone the same way as the others.

From what I've seen/heard about CNN US they've fallen into the trap of relying on gimmicks to try and get an audience, not a new thing of course people will remember 4 years ago they tried out a holographic reporter for the election.
James Vertigan3,015 posts since 2 Jun 2001
London London
CNBC have been promoting a benefit concert today to air across the NBC networks... Don't know if any broadcasters are planning to show it here... CNBC say they are showing it at 7pm Eastern (US) time but it doesn't appear to be listed in their Sky EPG....
Gareth E (previously bbcsport) 1,898 posts since 23 Jan 2006
UTV Newsline
CNBC have been promoting a benefit concert today to air across the NBC networks... Don't know if any broadcasters are planning to show it here... CNBC say they are showing it at 7pm Eastern (US) time but it doesn't appear to be listed in their Sky EPG....


It's just started live on CNBC at midnight (8pm in New York). Matt Lauer presenting incidentally.
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