Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Why CNN is in Second Place

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When a black X appeared over Dick Cheney on CNN, they denied it was intentional and gave the usual song and dance about computer glitches etc. Well, maybe it actually was intentional:

When the founders of the company, Preska Thomas and Kevin Finn, made contact with the network, to their surprise they were bullied and harassed in the same way by the Headline News desk. Callers were repeatedly told by CNN, "Tell the President and Vice-President Dick Cheney to stop lying." Team Hollywood's conversation with the newsdesk was recorded. When the tape is played back, amongst political statements being made by the network were the words that the "X" was intentional, as an act of free speech by CNN.

More at Part-Time Pundit, Real Teen and Daily Pundit who provides a copy of a tape that shows CNN probably used some more bad judgement in their selection of a call answering firm.

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