CNN’s News Judgement Goes Down a Black Hole…
Ok, CNN you had your moment with the MH370 coverage. Time to dial it back. Time to stop the breaking news or Happening Now banner abuse that has for the moment surpassed the level of abuse that constitutes the Fox News Alert.
I defended you in the beginning because your coverage was stellar. Now I return to bury you because you forgot when to say when and when for this story occurred a week ago. Yet you are still doing special reports even though there’s really been nothing to report outside of a familiar theme; search coverage pattern moved, different resources thrown at search coverage, wash, rinse, repeat.
CNN’s coverage is now actually hurting its brand because it is turning itself into a laughing stock in the media. Black Holes and supernatural phenomena were just the tip of the iceberg. Martin Savidge is now permanently glued to his seat in the simulator. Hopefully he will be rescued by Canadian Mounties soon.
Pundit after pundit are appearing on CNN’s air to reveal…uh…nothing really since there’s been little to report on.
And now CNN’s website is getting into the act. A story on pictures of MH370 taken by plane spotters months ago? CNN, you aren’t just scraping the bottom of the barrel on this story…you’ve broken clean through the barrel and are well on your way to digging a hole to China.
Ok, sure…there are still real story angles to pursue and report on MH370. But nobody is filtering out the good from the bad…it’s covering everything no matter how silly. Apparently CNN’s news judgement has gone down Don Lemon’s black hole…