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CNN pulls a FOX News
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Wow... Just wow... and LOL!!! xD
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And? I'm not sure I understand the issue here. A waste of cameras? So? I mean, does something like this even affect ratings at all? I very much doubt that anyone that was watching would turn off their sets in frustration if they held the interviews on 1 camera. I also think that the fact that they worked for different subsidiaries explains a lot too. I imagine something like, "hey, we're all already here, and we've each got our own cameras set up. We all want to talk about this, and there's really no reason to go somewhere else. Let's just do it here. Fitting us all in one camera would feel kind of weird, and since we all have our own, complete with satellite connection, let's just do that." Makes sense to me. I'm not sure what's so objectionable about this story. But then again, I get my news updates from mostly print sources, so maybe I'm just ignorant about cable news moral traditions. Am I really the only one that doesn't understand what's wrong with this?
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I don't understand what about this puts CNN down at the level of the right wing propagandists st Fox.
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theYchromosome wrote:

And? I'm not sure I understand the issue here. A waste of cameras? So? I mean, does something like this even affect ratings at all? I very much doubt that anyone that was watching would turn off their sets in frustration if they held the interviews on 1 camera. I also think that the fact that they worked for different subsidiaries explains a lot too. I imagine something like, Makes sense to me. I'm not sure what's so objectionable about this story. But then again, I get my news updates from mostly print sources, so maybe I'm just ignorant about cable news moral traditions. Am I really the only one that doesn't understand what's wrong with this?



Are you kidding me?
The fact that they were acting like they're 1000 miles away from each other shows their desperation.




"hey, we're all already here, and we've each got our own cameras set up. We all want to talk about this, and there's really no reason to go somewhere else. Let's just do it here. Fitting us all in one camera would feel kind of weird, and since we all have our own, complete with satellite connection, let's just do that."


If they really thought that then they wouldn't have gone through
all the trouble of doing a split-screen interview.
Instead, they should have just sat in a sofa, talked face to face
and conversed.

I mean,




Even you know what their real motive behind this act really is.


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"I'm sorry, could you speak up a bit, Ashleigh? There's this really noisy fucking bus behind us."
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That's PRICELESS. I laughed just reading the title of this thread.
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I find it more amusing that people still watch corporate run news casts in the first place.
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chrome_mist wrote:


theYchromosome wrote:

And? I'm not sure I understand the issue here. A waste of cameras? So? I mean, does something like this even affect ratings at all? I very much doubt that anyone that was watching would turn off their sets in frustration if they held the interviews on 1 camera. I also think that the fact that they worked for different subsidiaries explains a lot too. I imagine something like, Makes sense to me. I'm not sure what's so objectionable about this story. But then again, I get my news updates from mostly print sources, so maybe I'm just ignorant about cable news moral traditions. Am I really the only one that doesn't understand what's wrong with this?



Are you kidding me?
The fact that they were acting like they're 1000 miles away from each other shows their desperation.



I'm not, actually. Why should anything but the content of the news make any difference to its validity? When you ignore what the news casters are actually saying, and claim that WHERE they deliver the news invalidates it, it implies that the content of the news isn't valuable to you. "Who cares what they're talking about, they're in the same place, but on different cameras. They obviously have nothing of value to report." If you're claim is that CNN doesn't have meaningful content, then I'm with you. But to claim that the location or even their intentions matters, then I'm afraid I don't understand why you watch the news.



"hey, we're all already here, and we've each got our own cameras set up. We all want to talk about this, and there's really no reason to go somewhere else. Let's just do it here. Fitting us all in one camera would feel kind of weird, and since we all have our own, complete with satellite connection, let's just do that."


If they really thought that then they wouldn't have gone through
all the trouble of doing a split-screen interview.
Instead, they should have just sat in a sofa, talked face to face
and conversed.

I mean,




Even you know what their real motive behind this act really is.




Ah yes, I always forget about the most elegant solution. Squeeze 4 reporters onto a sofa for an awkwardly close conversation in a place that is hugely impractical for sofa transport:

I realize you were making a joke, but really it's the same thing. What's the alternative? Transport a panelist-style desk from the studio? Why? Have them all stand in a group talking with each other? Still seems kind of weird.

Look, journalists go places to get information, and they report from those places because it's more practical to do so. If they need to stay to keep up to date with information, then they're not going to go all the way to the studio and then go back, they're just going to do it there. If multiple stations are covering the story, and the information comes largely from one place, then multiple stations will be in the same place. If they then want to discuss it on air, then what are their options? Have a desk sent over from the studio? Bring a couch? Stand in line and talk to the camera? Or, they can use the equipment they already have available to them. This seems most likely to me.

But what do you think actually goes on? Explain to me why you, if you had their "motives," would say, "look we have all the information we need here at the studio, but we are nonetheless going to send the reporters TO THE SAME PLACE to report, because it makes it look like more serious." Really? If they were really trying to "dupe us" or "pull one over" on us, I would think they'd just send them to random street corners and have them do the "walk and talk" thing like they usually do when they're trying to dupe us.

But like I said, it doesn't matter even if they were trying to dupe us for ratings, because it makes ABSOLUTELY NO DIFFERENCE to the validity of their stories.

Edit: To be fair, the content was probably shit anyway, but my point was that content's the only thing that matters.
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lol, oh dear.
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theYchromosome wrote:

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What are you getting it? You're missing my point.
It's really not that serious.


I'm just laughing at the fact that they would try something like this.
I never said anything that would invalidate the story, but their motives, which you clearly stated (and I agree with) are irrelevant, is what I'm trying to point out. Chill.



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chrome_mist wrote:


theYchromosome wrote:

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What are you getting it? You're missing my point.
It's really not that serious.


I'm just laughing at the fact that they would try something like this.
I never said anything that would invalidate the story, but their motives, which you clearly stated (and I agree with) are irrelevant, is what I'm trying to point out. Chill.





I'm actually just filling time at work right now, I should probably note before I post that my tone is more playful argument then "this is the downfall of humanity" argument. To be honest, while it is a bit funny, I simply found the all the posts calling this the "end of journalism" funny, so I expounded on it. I'll just drop it for now (I'm not very good at sounding sarcastic on the internet).

As a side note, does anyone have a link to the actual video? All I can find on YouTube is silenced video and NWO commentary.
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I also don't see the big deal. Like theYchromosome said, this just doesn't seem to matter. It seems highly unlikely that CNN was trying to "dupe" anyone. There just isn't anything to gain (so you're talk of motivation seems odd). Most people won't notice the background traffic, and we routinely see people from all over the world talking via satellite. It's not a new and exciting technology that CNN needs to flaunt.

Is it slightly amusing? Sure. Does it say anything about CNNs integrity or level of "desperation" as you put it? Not at all.
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kinga750 wrote:

Is it slightly amusing? Sure. Does it say anything about CNNs integrity or level of "desperation" as you put it? Not at all.



It's kinda desperate when you see this woman holding on to her earpiece indicating the signal is bad
when you know they are only like 20 meters away from each other.

It doesn't matter. But it sure is funny they would try that.



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in the future, they'll both be on the toilet or maybe, if you turn nancy around 180º, she's ashleigh on the flip side.
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