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Zachary

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CNN has lost all credibility. Not getting political, but if you look at sites that rank news sources based on bias and facts vs opinions they fail at both. Unfortunately Blackfish was very popular for them.

For the record: CNN Films ≠ CNN (TV) ≠ CNN.com ≠ CNN+

Turner lumps a ton of stuff under the CNN brand and most of it isn't journalism. That doesn't invalidate the legitimate journalism that does occur in the news division though. ad fontes' most recent media bias and accuracy study found CNN.com to be in the second highest tier of factual reporting and only slightly left of center. The CNN television programming scored notably worse in both categories.

I think Blackfish is a incredibly shitty "documentary" and I think Turner associating the CNN brand with it by purchasing the distribution rights through CNN Films is abominable. That said, attempting to draw a line from awful corporate decisions made on behalf of non-journalism-focused CNN brands to the quality of the actual journalism happening within the actual newsrooms is wrongheaded if you ask me.

Hate Blackfish, hate Turner, hate CNN Films, hate CNN+, just don't blame the journalists who are doing legitimately good work for the sins of the corporate overlords at Turner/AT&T. Good work can happen in bad places and, according to the data I've seen, CNN's actual news team is still doing good work.
 
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For the record: CNN Films ≠ CNN (TV) ≠ CNN.com ≠ CNN+

Turner lumps a ton of stuff under the CNN brand and most of it isn't journalism. That doesn't invalidate the legitimate journalism that does occur in the news division though. ad fontes' most recent media bias and accuracy study found CNN.com to be in the second highest tier of factual reporting and only slightly left of center. The CNN television programming scored notably worse in both categories.

I think Blackfish is a incredibly shitty "documentary" and I think Turner associating the CNN brand with it by purchasing the distribution rights through the CNN Films brand is abominable. That said, attempting to draw a line from awful corporate decisions made on behalf of non-journalism-focused CNN brands to the quality of the actual journalism happening within the actual newsrooms is wrongheaded if you ask me.

Hate Blackfish, hate Turner, hate CNN Films, hate CNN+, just don't blame the journalists who are doing legitimately good work for the sins of the corporate overlords at Turner/AT&T. Good work can happen in bad places and, according to the data I've seen, CNN's actual news team is still doing good work.
The CNN10 team is neat, they take the news and cram it all into 10 mins (like from that week)
 
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Nicole

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To defend cable news, BBC World News is great. Although, I probably prefer BBC World Service.

For a interesting perspective and reasonably unbiased take, Channel News Asia (based in Singapore) is available live on YouTube.
 
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