1980 Ted Turner started CNN to put his left center spin on "the news". Then it went downhill.
|1980 Ted Turner started CNN to put his left center spin on "the news", along with his later marriage to Hanoi Jane Fonda. He wanted to be the 24 hour, more left version of the already left of center news outlets like CBS, ABC, NBC, and rather than fill airtime with deeper stories, he'd use far left op-ed fluff.|
~ Aristotle Sabouni
History of Cable News Channels[edit source]
| CNN entered the left-wing propaganda-as-news market in 1980, 1996 FoxNews/MSNBC came on the scene as the antidote and farther left alternatives. FoxNews found the underserved 75% that was moderate or conservative. MSNBC shaved away those that perfered their leftist dogma in suppository form. Leaving CNN the gullible middle left and sex offenders.
|FakeNews (Junk News or yellow journalism) is when legitimate stories or facts are suppressed, journalistic standards aren't adhered to, half truths are told, or a narrative spun to where the story becomes misleading or false. Think: manufactured crises, hoaxes, clickbait (sensational teasers/headlines with buried facts), bias or selective fact-checking, anonymous or paid sources, minor stories obscuring more significant news, delaying or ignoring newsworthy events, are all forms of FakeNews. Most retractions or corrections are evidence of shoddy standards and/or editorial bias creating FakeNews.|
What's even worse is the errors that don't get retractions. The lists are so big, I had to start grouping them.
During a brief uptick in CNN during the election, the President of CNN (Jeff Zucker) once slipped and admitted the truth (by accident I assume), and said, “I think it was a legitimate criticism of CNN that it was a little too liberal,”. Ya think?  Of course he was implying it was going to be different now, right before they went off the cliff to the left.
Some will decry that many were just "honest mistakes", (and a few of them were actually corrected). But seriously, how many times can they make the same mistakes, with front page sensationalism and back page retractions, and that they virtually all skew one way (for Democrats or against Republicans), before we see a pattern of malfeasance?
While I don't expect mere evidence to change an ideologues mind's, my small sampling of FakeNews will at least convince the reasonable that there's some valid reasons why "the other side" might have grievances. Those that can't, can be written off as unreasonable (they won't let facts get in the way of their emotions): and thus, I know they're not worth listening to.
|CNN was shocked to learn that despite the lowest ratings in Cable News while free, people wouldn't pay for the same content w/CNN+. With fewer subscribers than some High Schools, after only 3 weeks, it was finished quicker Jeffrey Toobin on a zoom call. And CNN stood for Coprophagia News Network…|
Organizations that I felt the need to comment on (more often on the negs than the positives). But there's good/bad in all.
News, Newspapers, Websites, Radio, TV, and organizations that convey information the public.
Disproportionate weight for or against a person, place, idea or thing, usually ignoring evidence against.
List all the articles that have work to be done on them.
Tags: Organizations Media Bias TBD