posted on Jul, 15 2010 @ 06:31 AM
This is great news for all of us on ATS, and really for the entire U.S.A.
I'm glad for everyone at ATS that the word is getting out about us, but intrigued by the fact that CNN is using the sister network that needs the
least ratings help to get this out there. Maybe CNN has decided to use HLN as sort of a guinea pig to try and figure out how to help their other
networks down the road? Part of me really hopes so.
I would say that I have no vested interest in CNN and could care less whether or not they ever turn a profit--but I'd be lying. Though their ratings
have tanked since after the '08 elections, and gotten only worse month by month, I would actually like to see them make some money. Not that I care
about them, mind you, but as a taxpayer I'd feel like maybe we're getting a little return from our money.
For those of you not familiar, CNN falls under the general umbrella of General Electric (as does NBC, MSNBC, etc.) This is significant, because GE
receives a LOT of taxpayer money via the current administration. In a nutshell, this means CNN can continue losing money hand-over-fist and they
really don't have to worry too much--Uncle Sam (aka "US taxpayer") keeps them afloat.
So, yes, part of me would like to see CNN (and its other networks) make a little money. After all, I AM paying for them, and the less they lose, the
more my tax money can be put to legitimate use.
No explanation is needed of course, as to why I'm happy for ATS and all fellow ATS'ers.