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CNN Bans Talk Radio Show Hosts

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posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 02:52 PM

Exclusive: TVNewser has learned, and a CNN spokesperson confirms, that in his morning editorial meeting today, CNN/U.S. president Jon Klein asked his show producers to avoid booking talk radio hosts. "Complex issues require world class reporting," Klein is quoted as saying, adding that talk radio hosts too often add to the noise, and that what they say is "all too predictable."

Aside from the obvious bias this will clearly show, I find their "all too predictable" excuse pretty laughable. As if you cant predict what each and everyone of their contributors is going to say.

Oh well, good riddance! That network is circling the drain anyway.

posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 03:48 PM

Originally posted by Wimbly
Oh well, good riddance! That network is circling the drain anyway.

Nicely stated!

Always remember: CNN the most trusted name in news.

They have to say it so often so they can keep their crew thinking they are still on top... But as you say ... They are circling the drain... albeit the top of the drain.

They'll be needing a bailout? Along with MSNBC?

posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 04:03 PM
They will continue to trash and quote the talk show hosts, but they just won't let them on the show to give their side. Yep, typical.

posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 04:14 PM
I have found that none of the networks offer a balanced political approach. CNN has been the most balanced, not perfect, but a bit more balanced than others. The other networks like, FOX and MSNBC promote such a one sided approach that they are good to watch for entertainment purposes only. To get a more impartial broadcast on television, you have to go to the BBC, I'm sorry to say. Many have simply decided that they only want to hear their point of view reiterated over and over and do not care to hear any other opinions. My mother will only watch one network and has banned most magazines from her home because they have offered opinions contrary to her views.

posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 05:47 PM
reply to post by Sardot

I have to laugh when people say CNN is anywhere near balanced. They are just as bad as MSNBC, but a little better at covering it up.

I'm not saying Fox is balanced, but they're viewer demographics are. Especially when compared to the lopsided left wing viewership of every single other network.

Although, the study proving that escapes me right now.

posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 10:07 PM
As I said, it’s more balanced. If you watch and really watch MSNBC and FOX they offer only one view and smash it into your head over and over. If you agree with their politics then it is reassuring you of your own beliefs. If you have an alternate point of view, then you dismiss it as garbage and don't watch. If you are a truly thinking American you look at both sides and give up on radical conspiracy theories, take in the information and come to realistic compromises for what is truly beneficial for America and stop listening solely to one side or the other. That is what the founding fathers would have least George Washington. Actually, he cautioned the country not to allow political parties. As a Historian, I'd have to agree with G.W. the first - they do split America.

posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 03:58 PM
Both CNN and Fox are OK on the stories where they are doing just-the-facts straight news stories.

All the rest is biased depending on the commentator.

It is rather cowardly for CNN to ban those with opposing points of view. Not all talk radio hosts are hysterical or uninformed.

posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 04:06 PM
How about all three cable news networks ban all biased reporting and get back to ethical reporting of ALL issues?

As far as I am concerned Fox News, MSNBC and CNN are not to be trusted for any news that involves any element of politics or political issues.

The public has enough partisan issues and divisions to deal with, without these three networks adding to the problems and widening the divide among the people who watch their networks.

Combined, all three networks are only making things worse.

[edit on 13-8-2009 by Walkswithfish]

posted on Aug, 14 2009 @ 12:34 AM
The only predictable thing is that CNN will be spewing propaganda.

posted on Aug, 14 2009 @ 12:40 AM
Most talk radio hosts(and news network talking heads) are not journalists and are rarely even specialists in the choosen topics. They are just entertainers. Have a strong voice, talk in logical circles around people you disagree with and you are set. The talking heads are no differnent they just have to look good as well.

You know who I want to see on the news? Investigative journalists, economists, political scientists. Not talking heads and radio personalities.


posted on Aug, 14 2009 @ 12:48 AM
"Complex issues require world class reporting," Klein is quoted as saying, adding that talk radio hosts too often add to the noise, and that what they say is "all too predictable."

All mainstream journalists, be it news journalists, talk radio hosts, tv talk show hosts, etc. are full of hot air. Their main objective is not to inform, but to manipulate the viewers by degrading and belittling them. Works like a charm since most people like to be abused and told how to think. This sounds like "Fairness Doctrine" rearing its ugly head, in a revised form of course.

As for world class reporting, that is a thing of the past, if it ever existed at all. CNN is as world class as the Fairness Doctrine is fair.

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