TV News LIES

Thursday, Jun 30th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Journalism & Media Welcome to the new CNN, the tabloid of TV news

Welcome to the new CNN, the tabloid of TV news

E-mail Print PDF

CNNCNN's new chief Jeff Zucker turned the Carnival Triumph story into a reality TV show. It's a risky strategy for the network.

One crippled cruise ship, 3,000 American passengers, a golden opportunity for a troubled network. Jeff Zucker moved swiftly and decisively to put his distinctive editorial mark on CNN last week, giving the most telling insight yet into the way he sees the channel regaining its relevance.

He has been telling insiders that the future of the network is compelling story telling. During his tenure at NBC's Today show, the program was always the first stop for those with a story to tell – from disgraced politicians to celebrities with secrets to ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.

Trouble on the Carnival Triumph was tailor-made for Zucker, two months into his reign as CNN supremo, to demonstrate what he wants. With an engine fire leaving the powerless ship to be towed by tugs back to the US from the Gulf of Mexico, it was a chance to show what might work.

Toilets failed to flush and overflowed, food was only served to people prepared to stand in queues for hours and Carnival Cruise Line 'guests' were left to find places to sleep on deck in fresh air.

TVNL Comment:  What to do when there's no US war to promote?  Go tabloid, of course.  CNN, for years, has had call letters that stand for Contains No News.  Here's the evidence, from analysis we did years ago.

More...

 


Most Recent Related Stories...


Fired Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski to Join CNN

LewandowskiAfter getting dumped by Donald Trump, former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is catching CNN on his...

BuzzFeed pulls out of $1.3M advertising deal with RNC over Donald Trump

Buzzfeed pulls out of media contract with RNCBuzzFeed has pulled out of an advertising agreement with the Republican National Committee over objections to...

Egyptian court sentences 2 Al-Jazeera employees to death

Egypt sentences manyAn Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced six people, including two Al-Jazeera employees, to death for allegedly...

NPR Photographer, Interpreter Killed In Afghanistan

David Gilkey killed in AfghanistanDavid Gilkey, an NPR photojournalist who chronicled pain and beauty in war and conflict, was killed...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!