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I Am Skooter
So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
My sleeves have come unstitched / From climbing your tree
— Wilco, Muzzle of Bees
June 30, 2007
State of the (Media) Nation

To say I am not fond of CNN is to understate the problem: I actually blame CNN directly for the demise of quality news reporting. An article on Slate by the editor of US Weekly provides the best explanation of why I can imagine.

The editor of Us Weekly explains why she banned Paris Hilton from its pages. - By Janice Min - Slate Magazine

What I was unprepared for, however, was the apparent banning of Bush coverage from CNN. That day, as the Senate judiciary committee issued subpoenas to the White House, Vice President Dick Cheney’s office, the Justice Department, and the National Security Council in its investigation of the wiretapping scandal, the cable news network that bills itself as “the most trusted name in news” chose instead to devote two prime-time hours to the woman widely credited for inspiring Britney Spears to not wear underpants.

The emphasis above is my own.

I regret that the Canadian news cycle has been deeply affected as well, and while I do love CBC Radio One I find NPR and the BBC a better news organization.

Posted by skooter at 7:30 AM This entry is filed under Politics.
This entry is tagged: BBC, CBC, George Bush, News, NPR, Paris Hilton

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