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Bootlegged
09-12-2005, 12:49 PM
CNN PRODUCERS TOLD ON-AIR GUESTS: GET ANGRY
Mon Sep 12 2005 12:42:11 ET

After weeks of intense Katrina coverage from the main press, LA TIMES guru and former CNN host Michael Kinsley divulges that CNN was coaching guests to artificially enhance emotions!

Kinsley writes:

"The TV news networks, which only a few months ago were piously suppressing emotional fireworks by their pundits, are now piously encouraging their news anchors to break out of the emotional straitjackets and express outrage. A Los Angeles Times colleague of mine, appearing on CNN last week to talk about Katrina, was told by a producer to 'get angry.'"

Developing...

www.drudgereport.com

StcChief
09-12-2005, 12:55 PM
[gomer pyle]Surprise,surprise,surprise[/gomer pyle]

If you can't report the news. Senationalize it or turn it into a soap box, But get the ratings up, damn it.

jAZ
09-12-2005, 12:57 PM
CNN PRODUCERS TOLD ON-AIR GUESTS: GET ANGRY
Mon Sep 12 2005 12:42:11 ET

After weeks of intense Katrina coverage from the main press, LA TIMES guru and former CNN host Michael Kinsley divulges that CNN was coaching guests to artificially enhance emotions!

Kinsley writes:

"The TV news networks, which only a few months ago were piously suppressing emotional fireworks by their pundits, are now piously encouraging their news anchors to break out of the emotional straitjackets and express outrage. A Los Angeles Times colleague of mine, appearing on CNN last week to talk about Katrina, was told by a producer to 'get angry.'"

Developing...

www.drudgereport.com
I believe it... The news media is all about ratings...

If you watched any interviews with any of the networks, all of the people on all the networks were hamming it up.

Also if you watched, they were "angry" at everyone. State, Local, Federal. Any guest got the screws put to them.

It was obviously coached. The ratings/profit driven news media is the biggest sham(e) going in politics.

Mr. Laz
09-12-2005, 12:58 PM
dam media ... everything is the medias fault

StcChief
09-12-2005, 01:28 PM
dam media ... everything is the medias fault
If they would only report, it wouldn't be their fault.

but reporting only doesn't stir the pot, create more news , create contraversy, or move their agenda along, so what good is that?

Nobody really wants to hear the real news, that's boring[sic]

homey
09-12-2005, 01:36 PM
another one scooped by the partisan hack Drudge, the same guy who last week had on his headline "CNN news director on vacation." Pretty lame.

Gotta love not holding the governmental reaction to this disaster accountable. Just like Michael Brown, "It's the media's fault." The easiest excuse in the book, can't own up to a thing. Guess we're all used to it by now.

Mr. Laz
09-12-2005, 01:43 PM
If they would only report, it wouldn't be their fault.

but reporting only doesn't stir the pot, create more news , create contraversy, or move their agenda along, so what good is that?

Nobody really wants to hear the real news, that's boring[sic]
it's true ... the media sensationalize their reports to try and attract more viewer.

but they do that for virtually every story ... irregardless of party lines.



the liberal media is out to get us excuse is worn,old and pretty much a lie.

gblowfish
09-12-2005, 01:44 PM
I AM OUTRAGED!!!
In Three... Two....One...

Brock
09-12-2005, 02:40 PM
irregardless

That ain't a word.

memyselfI
09-12-2005, 02:44 PM
it's true ... the media sensationalize their reports to try and attract more viewer.

but they do that for virtually every story ... irregardless of party lines.



the liberal media is out to get us excuse is worn,old and pretty much a lie.

Yes, it's true. And if there was nothing to be outraged over in this story then it would be an issue. But clearly, Geraldo Rivera and Shepherd Smith are NOT CNN employees and WERE OUTRAGED while on another network...

one that is famous for having their fake polyanna anchors continue to to maintain things aren't that bad in the face of evidence to the contrary. See Brit Hume or Neil Cavuto talk about Iraq.

beavis
09-12-2005, 04:40 PM
That ain't a word.
You're grammer sux.