CNN did not cover The March On Washington today.
I don’t do TV, but I was well informed by the Twitterati as to their glaring lack of coverage. Faux News also wasn’t covering it. I want you to see what company CNN keeps these days.
MSNBC was. I got to watch via live stream coverage from CBS. Al Jazeera America was covering it. C-SPAN was covering in. I’m sure tons of local networks and other cable news outlets and so on were covering it too.
But not CNN. The international 24 hour news network gave it a pass.
CNN’s Don “Please Siddown & Shup” Lemon seemed to be the (self-appointed?) spokesperson attempting to explain why CNN was ignoring the most newsworthy event going on in our Nation.
As you know, the actual anniversary of the 1963 March On Washington happens next Wednesday. Lemon said CNN would be covering the events on that day, so they are good.
No, you are not good. You have been sliding into irrelevancy since 2008, back when I had TV, and was watching CNN all day, every day. I have watched the anchor staff go from multicultured to lily white in the intervening years. Replacing Soledad O’Brien with a former Faux News anchor was a nice touch.
She is doing just fine btw, founding Starfish Media Group, her own production company and is working to produce more of her excellent content for Al Jazeera America.
Americans have a hard time letting go of brands that they know and trust. Right now, y’all gotta let go of CNN. It is not what it used to be, and has devolved into the type of “news” outlet that picks and chooses what it covers, instead of covering everything and letting the viewer decide what is important to them. That is not news. That is a television show.
Wake Up. Ditch CNN. Their time is over, long gone, in the past. I said it here, right now: In 2-5 years you won’t be able to distinguish between Fox News and CNN. They are already on that set course, and will end up there unless they start making changes. I don’t see that happening, and really, I don’t care if they do at this point.
If I had TV, I’d get my news exclusively from Al Jazeera America. Not only are they refreshingly good at broadcasting like professional journalists are supposed to, they hire POC anchors (GASP!) I’ve seen a few of their recorded broadcasts and it looks like they are doing an excellent job.