(Closed) CNN – what are your thoughts

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: I think CNN is
    a reliable, accurate news source : (14 votes)
    17 %
    highly biased : (22 votes)
    26 %
    trashy, over dramatized : (17 votes)
    20 %
    somewhat appropriate for news stories, not my pick though... : (24 votes)
    29 %
    other : (7 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    9139 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    Meh.  I don’t like any television media because they are all about ratings and market share so they have all gone biased to whatever story buys the most viewers and not necessarily wha tis most newsworthy or true.  I get my news from print which is also biased but I can at least read the information for myself and then compare it to other news outlets and review the data it’s based on.

    CNN is generally considered to be liberal though if that is what you’re asking.  But pretty much all TV media in the US is considered liberal these days, except for Fox News which is highly conservative (so conservative that it is considered fascist by some liberals.)

    Post # 4
    12247 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Like my Mother, CNN is a nice person overall but loves drama and gets a little overexcited/starts saying whatever the hell they want when something big happens.

    Post # 5
    3765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    It’s alright. Not as bad as Fox or MSNBC can be, but still sensational at times.

    I’ve learned to just read the newspaper, and I’ve also enjoyed reading yahoo news or bbc for world news.

    Post # 7
    9916 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I can’t stand watching the news.  I prefer to read or listen to it, so I go for NPR.   CNN’s all right, though.

    Post # 9
    4375 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @peachacid:  +1 for NPR – definitely my go-to for news. 

    Post # 10
    971 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

    I know for sure it is over dramatized. I was in Japan for the great tohoku earthquake and the stuff my mom was watching and reading was either completely false or very dramatized. Showing a photo of a street pole that fell over and saying “Tokyo in ruins after the horrific earthquake” and showing empty shelfs in grocery stores. Sure the stores took a hit for a few days but there was still plenty of food to choose from. I think it is mean to do this as loved ones get overly worried.

    Post # 11
    9139 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @urchin:  Here you’re talking about a cable news station which is very different from a public news station.  Cable is about market share and money so they have to pander to their audience, be they conservative or liberal.  Public stations are funded very differently than cable stations.  BTW, most of American media has been designated liberal whether they are or aren’t because Fox News has designated itself as having the non-biased media agenda when in fact everyone knows it’s fireball conservative.

    Post # 12
    2685 posts
    Sugar bee

    CNN was my go-to place for news years ago, but not anymore.  I really can’t take it seriously these days.  They seem to pay more attention to pointless celebrities, talking heads, and sensationalized headlines than on actual news.  Sometimes, I will watch them if a major event is going on, but I try to avoid them otherwise.

    Post # 13
    1021 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’ve been subscribing to their breaking news alerts for way too long. Totally trashy, sensationalized crap. They’re always the first to alert you of shootings and other catastrophes, and half the time they’re so quick to get them out they send out the wrong info.

    The best was when I got a breaking news text (sometime in 2007 I think) that Britney Spears was filing for divorce. Awesome CNN, thanks for the alert.

    Post # 14
    2183 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

    Eh, all of our TV news outlets are pretty dramatized. Fox News is scary to the democrats as republicans will avoid CNN. We have to sift through several sources to distinguish the facts from the color. It’s all about making the news hip, I guess. Which is silly, since the news is current. It’s also all about hard vs soft news, and I’m not really convinced that hard news exists anymore. 

    All that said, I’m pretty left-leaning, and I do enjoy CNN for some periods of time. But I know they are speaking to me, so I look at other sources, too. 

    Post # 15
    2066 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    this is so interesting to me because i’ve always thought they were a legit, hard hitting news resource! ha! shows how much i know. i just don’t believe anderson cooper would ever feed me untrue/biased info. i love him too much.

    Post # 16
    287 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    There are no reliable, accurate, unbiased tv news channels left in the US, unfortunately. CNN would probably be ” the least biased” of the three, with MSNBC and Fox clearly pandering to one side. NPR is my pick or BBC for real news. It’s sad, but if Americans wanted unbiased news they would stop watching all the over dramatized, agenda pushing garbage. They are only serving us what we want. If we turned it off in favor of straight news, they would change. It’s sad really. I do still have a crush on the silver fox though. He’s so adorable.

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