Jesse's editorial commenting on Wolf Blitzer of CNN
TVNL Editor's Comments: Excuse me? Where Am I Mr. Blitzer?
I wonder in which class in journalism school Wolf Blitzer was taught that it is an acceptable part of the practice of journalism to tell people who are watching TV news that they are in some pretend room. Wait a minute, I forgot, Wolf Blitzer never even took a single course in journalism; and that is more obvious with each of his appearance on CNN!
On a daily basis, actually many times per day, the so called iron man of CNN (and/or the so called journalists who fill in for him when he is off), look directly into the camera and tell people who are viewing his program that they are in a situation room. What are we, children? Is this a pretend game where we get to pretend that we are in some important room? And let me ask Wolf one little question, exactly what situations are you being asked to tackle and who exactly has put you in charge of these situations…and what situations have you handled so far? So Wolf Blitzer is now responsible for “situations?” What exactly are he and his crack team of high resolution screen animators responsible for?
Last time I checked I have never ever been in a situation room of any kind. This fact becomes most obvious to me every time Wolf tells me that am in one. Every time he tells me this I look around and guess what…no situation room. Just an office, a bedroom, a living room, a diner or anyplace with that little technological conduit of propaganda known as a TV.
While you are at it Wolf you may want to tone down the on screen animations. Last time I watched your program (or any CNN or FOX or MSNBC show) for too long I had to clean vomit off of the walls in my home! I am not supposed to get motion sickness from watching an interview with an irrelevant relative of a crime victim who has no impact on my life or the lives of your viewers (you know, typical CNN news story), Is there anything on your screen that is not in motion? Even the little CNN logo has a light scrolling through it non-stop! I know you people are trying to hypnotize us but this is getting a little silly! Here is a project for Stephen Hawking’s: see if you can count how many objects are unnecessarily animated on a typical cable TV news screen! This one may even be beyond Hawking!
Gee Wolf, you are sooo dignified! I wonder when the Wolf Blitzer School of Journalism will open? Maybe you can get some sage CNN journalists like Soledad O’Brien to teach courses in how to make grown up looking expressions while not having a clue as to what you are talking about! The possibilities are endless!
Let me ask my readers this: how does an adult with a rather serious position (supposed journalist), get up in front of a camera and say something so silly (“you are in the situation room”), and still take themselves seriously? How do you take them seriously? Am I the only one who realizes how unbelievably stupid this is? These grown up people tell us we are in a situation room? Do you realize how ridicules this is? And Wolf is not alone because all the other senior “journalists” on CNN take turns filling in for him and repeat this same childish nonsense!
CNN’s “Situation Room” is a prime example of just how pathetic a joke TV news has become. We have a pretend journalist on a pretend news network telling us that we are in a pretend room with him as he pretends to be in charge of some situation! Soon he will be telling us to put on our super secret Wolf Team uniforms before we watch his program! Think about it! – Jesse, Editor, TvNewsLIES.org