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Shocking: CNN Anchors Pretend They’re Having A “Satellite Interview” Even Though They’re In

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posted on May, 10 2013 @ 09:09 AM
Well, I still think I am going to stick to CNN over MSNBC or Fox if the best kind of disinformation they can come up with is this. Gives them more credibility, in my opinion.

Funny story, though! Maybe they just wanted split-screen?
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posted on May, 10 2013 @ 09:37 AM
They sometimes use random backgrounds that have nothing to do with the location a reporter is at. In this case they used the same what? Just another "shocking" story to get the paranoids riled up.

posted on May, 10 2013 @ 09:52 AM
Reading the comments (not from here) of current and former professionals who actually work behind the scenes on location reporting (audio techs, etc...) and they all say what this guy is saying.....

I'm a former tv reporter. I worked in local news in Orlando. When I broke a story about an astronaut being arrested, CNN sent its satellite truck, and I, and a CNN reporter did a double parking lot live shot just like this. ...and, there's an audio delay! There is an audio delay through the earpiece.

By the way, headline on this is inaccurate. It is a satellite interview. They are both live via satellite from the same satellite truck, connected by earpiece routed through the Atlanta CNN Headline News control room. By definition, a satellite interview. Hey, I've done one. I'm sure it looks stupid to some people, but it beats having to build a set when you can just have a head and shoulders shot of a reporter, separate them by 100 feet in the parking lot of (name news location here), and plug them into the same single satellite truck, saving a boatload of money (about $6,000) from having to rent a second independent satellite truck to be at a much more distant second location

and "Bill the audio guy" thinks there's two SAT trucks....but the problems are the same....

I work in TV as a Tech person, doing audio for the competition, and I have to tell you all you are all wrong. They were doing their jobs in the most practical way they could, or they would have had huge technical issues. Both Anchors had their own remote trucks, switching out feeding audio and video out to more than one destination studio. They both had to be able to be an independent remote to more than one control room, and when they were here both connected to the same control room, had they approached each other there would have been echos and sync problems, both on the air and in their earpieces. Sure they could have ripped out their earpieces - and then not be able to hear tape playback or the Producer giving them cues or instructions. I could explain more details but frankly, even some TV people find it hard to understand. So you guys can use that as your excuse for this unfair criticism. You're wrong about this, they were being practical and doing their job - no more, no less.

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posted on May, 10 2013 @ 10:19 AM
reply to post by Xromano

I suspect it was a "producer" choice...the aesthtetic of split screen etc. I didn't see anyplace they outrigh claimed that it was sattelite? That said, YES, CNN has gone dramatically downhill in the last couple of years.

They aer half-ass now..Trying to compete with Honey-Boo-Boo

CNN sees broader focus as key to reaching new advertisers

CNN's new format, emphasizing morning personalities like Chris Cuomo and lifestyle programming from Anthony Bourdain, is part of a drive to attract marketers that normally might advertise on National Geographic or Travel Channel. CNN last year placed 23rd among basic cable networks in gross ad revenue at $379.5 million, with USA, Food Network, History, Syfy and Bravo all finishing higher. CNN is not holding an upfront this spring, but will have Jeff Zucker, its new president, meet with key agencies.
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posted on May, 10 2013 @ 11:08 AM
reply to post by GogoVicMorrow

I have hated her ever since 2008 when she coined the phrase " TOT MOM ".

posted on May, 10 2013 @ 11:14 AM

Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
I'm thinking, this one about did it for me. All the magic was gone forever. (sigh)

You gotta love the reporter though. She doesn't even lose her flow as they walk past her...rowing her boat.

Hahaha!!! Are you serious?! I have not seen this one.

...That's just priceless...

She's not even rowing it correctly! She doesn't look like she's ever rowed a canoe before, she can't even keep it moving straight with all that "HEAVY" current
Darn city folk

I can just see how the discussion played out before planning this clip.

"OK, Michelle, so, uhh, when you come into work today don't wear anything that has to be dry-cleaned... we've rented a canoe for the day and we need you to non-shalantly row around in it briefly to add some shock value so people are interested in tuning in to hear about another boring, minor flood that nobody cares about. Ratings! Ratings people! OK, take your places we're ready to shoot. Take those high heels off Michelle they're really nice and all but nobody will be seeing your feet anyways."

After the shooting they were probably like "We so did not plan for that guy to walk by, now we look like total idiots!!"

Ohh don't stress it, the public are a bunch of idiots and won't pick up on that part they'll be too focused in on a blonde chick in a canoe.

...quality journalism right there let me tell you... they sure do know how to tell it how it is.
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posted on May, 10 2013 @ 11:25 AM
these news agencies are not worth the time it takes to turn to their broadcasting channel.I myself don't even watch a tv.
and with morgan on Cnn I definitely am not watching it even on the net.

posted on May, 10 2013 @ 11:30 AM
I haven't trusted CNN for at least 10 years.

I do still watch them occassionally though, because when they actually report their reporting CAN be quite good.

However, they have way more commercial breaks than other news networks, and when they get latched onto a story like Michael Jackson dying, the Carnival Cruise Ship, the Boston bombings or the kidnappings in Ohio, they tend to do so to the detriment of all other news for days on end, and it's just annoying.

They need to run at least one half hour commercial free broadcast a day where they just go back to reading the news, without any opinion, or any spin at all. I'd like to know just what happened today without being told what I should think about it.

posted on May, 10 2013 @ 11:59 AM
I thought that CNN was THE most trusted name in news, the voice of Darth Vadar told me so for years and I accepted it as fact. Now I no longer believe.

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posted on May, 10 2013 @ 12:28 PM
People are actually defending that CNN Saudi footage lol? It's obviously a "set" built to look like an on scene sight. The acting is horrible. It would be quite funny if it wasn't so sad that people buy this nonsense. From the putting on the gas mask because he thought he smelled something to Private Pile arriving wearing an army outfit straight out of a low budget wardrode. It's pure comedy.

Anyone onto the Topic here with Nacy Grace and Ashley Banfield. I dunno what to say but the excuses of Nancy being in front of a green screne and not at the location make no snse whatsoever, why even have her in front of a green screen, just have her in studio (cheaper to do) and have Ashley Banfield as your on scene corrispondent. There's definitely a reason they did this, and it was to distort reality.

Shame really I always liked Ashley Banfield, on Court TV, one of the nicest looking anchors they've had imo. They must have done this terrible deed without her knowledge. the Ashley I know is a stellar reporter! Nancy Grace on the other hand...
Annoying, confrontational, and extremely biased on a great many subjects.

Please get rid of the Nancy Grace Show, and make an Ashley Banfield Show..asap!

posted on May, 10 2013 @ 12:31 PM
reply to post by NewAgeMan

Well, you might want to rethink what the telly explains to us. It is far better to deduce what happened for ourselves. Believe me or not; that is what I have been doing this entire time...

posted on May, 10 2013 @ 12:32 PM
*Double post*

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posted on May, 10 2013 @ 12:59 PM

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking

-General George S. Patton
Bless his soul he was the only one who actually thought correctly.
Get my meaning now? No? Well, think it over.

posted on May, 10 2013 @ 07:14 PM
This is how stupid they think we are. This is how ridiculous they are. This is what mainstream media is in a nutshell, rubbish. I don't watch mainstream news, I actually watched this first on RT. RT is the best alt news source I've found thus far, love it!

posted on May, 10 2013 @ 09:25 PM
I'm glad to hear that so many people don't watch the lies and rubbish on TV anymore.
....but instead have turned to a new source for truth - the Internet.


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posted on May, 10 2013 @ 10:09 PM

Originally posted by freespirit2013
This is how stupid they think we are. This is how ridiculous they are. This is what mainstream media is in a nutshell, rubbish. I don't watch mainstream news, I actually watched this first on RT. RT is the best alt news source I've found thus far, love it!

Sadly there is a high majority of the public that is stupid and uninformed and is why they keep playing to them.

posted on May, 10 2013 @ 11:12 PM
What a rip off. First they steal the money viewers put into the TV subscription, they steal your attention, and then expect their circus act to pass for news. How many clowns can fit inside a CNN news van?

posted on May, 10 2013 @ 11:34 PM

Originally posted by EyeDontKnow
I'm glad to hear that so many people don't watch the lies and rubbish on TV anymore.
....but instead have turned to a new source for truth - the Internet.


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Ok, that made me laugh. (out loud even).

Although, on a discussion board like this, at least there is participation.
Watching TV news is much more passive.
Unless you talk to the TV like my mother-in-law does.

posted on May, 11 2013 @ 12:26 AM
How the hell are you guys discussing this video based on a 3 second clip with no audio?

Where is the ORIGINAL clip? Anyone? No one even cares?

I don't care if I support Nancy Grace or distrust news altogether,

If you're going to prove something then PLEASE do it right.

A.) Where is the original clip? without audio, and some duration

B.) Where is the contradiction in the original clip? Just saying it's a satellite interview doesn't mean they are lying about anything, you CAN have a satellite interview in the same parking lot, peeps.
Where is the clip that one says the other is in an entirely different state? If they didn't do that, sorry it's not a lie.

Every alternative news story I've found about this only shows the 3 second clip. And I'm supposed to believe that, when I can't find the original clip anywhere?

not one of you even posted it or referred to the main clip in your discussion (that I can remember.) so how in the HELL are you all so confident about it, either opposing or supporting? This is pathetic. Not only do I distrust anything I see on TV, I also distrust anything I read online, you know? (INCLUDING ATS.)

I think people that give serious ATS credit are questionable themselves. Sure, I learn a couple of things here, but in all seriousness it's still just entertainment. Just like main stream media is entertainment, but ATS is just a different kind... that includes Aliens, Ghosts, wider range of the paranormal.

I mean, none of you trust CNN or mainstream media but this site isn't any more credible. I mean sheesh.

Where are the ATS 'caught lying'!!! threads?? Lol. If I had to make a serious comparison, I'd say CNN does lie, yes... I've picked up on it many times just watching on my own, but that's maybe 5 out of 50 reports that are lies and half of those are somewhat embellished, or something... I don't know or have any idea the real number...

But how many ATS stories are embellished? I get sick and tired of clicking links and headlines that are so sensationalized on ATS that I want to puke. You'd think others would be frustrated already by the sheer amount of these on ATS that they wouldn't want to contribute even further to the embellishment and sensationalism that occurs with a majority of the ATS alternative "news" headlines.

So, heck, let's just say CNN lies a bit more than it really does... just for the sake of example. And, let's say ATS lies about as much as it does. So, that would be... 5/10 news stories are lies on CNN, and 9/10 stores in ATS are lies. See? We can exaggerate a bit about CNN and be realistic about the percentage of ATS stories that are lies and ATS is still put to shame by comparison.

Honestly, ATS is like Wow/Everquest now... it's not about sharing anything worthwhile, it's about a selfish experience. The thread makers are just interested in getting views, hits ( or camping getting items) not interested in genuine discovery or learning (not interested in genuine gaming anymore.)

I'd rather the site be slow than have to sift through this crap.

(AND WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO MY ATS LIVESTREAM TICKER THING???????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

now, i'm not saying I like mainstream media, I don't.... but, wait.. you know what? I don't *CARE* if you think I like mainstream media.

You know what?

I like mainstream media. I LOVE IT. I WANT TO MARRY IT.
There, think whatever you want about me. Your thoughts here at ATS mean about as much to me as a goat farmer's thoughts on teradactyl fossils.

And anyone who is offended by anyone talking about crap about ATS needs to get their heads checked. you are NOT ATS.
ATS is *NOT* your home.
ATS is also NOT your friend.
ATS is *NOT* your family.
You are *NOT* a member of ATS, you simply have a "LOGIN".

There are tons of people, whether your ego is too bloated to realize it or not, and I don't care who you are, that HATE your stinking guts.

ATS is not a CLUB
you are not a GENIUS for reading ATS.

You are kind of cool though because you like fun paranormal topics and wild entertainment.

But why are you confiding in the ATS "community" to help debunk ANYTHING? Because you think you have some supreme gift at picking apart valid and false information from different users???? Oooooook.

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posted on May, 11 2013 @ 12:30 AM
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By the way, if there is an ATS community of regulars which I haven't become overly aware of in even years of checking in on ATS, anyone who wants to be part of it is warped and biased to the same extent that any other biased news sources are.

I mean, how can you put individual names and a "community" to something as radical as alternative news about PLANET EARTH???

Come on, guys. This site picks and chooses what is listed, and it opts for more veteran users just like any other place.

it's a huge bias. I've posted REAL things on here before that were shunned, that none of you will ever know about because of the way they were handled. This tells me there are many real things that occur which go unreported.

Basically, pick your flavor of poison fake news. (probably why the toxic green theme.) I pick ATS because it's far out and ridiculous and fun, but that's all haha.

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