Now we get to CNN.
Their latest and largest debacle was the Boston Marathon Bombing. It seems to me that they had reporters on just about every corner. And this includes Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper as well.
During the coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, I watched mostly the coverage by CNN. In the past I have given CNN the benefit of the doubt that their reporters where intelligent and that they will have fair and honest coverage.
WRONG, WRONG, WRONG.
They spend as much time making shit up and making news out of nothing as any other station. Maybe they even where worse than the others. And stupid comments and questions where more that abundant.
A couple of police cars started to move and I watched as one female reporter got so excited she could barley talk. All she could say was “SOMETHING’S HAPPENING. SOMETHING MUST BE GOING ON. THE POLICE CARS ARE MOVING. WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT’S GOING ON BUT THE CARS ARE MOVING SO SOMETHING IS HAPPENING.
Maybe someone was going for coffee and donuts. How fucking exciting.
Anderson Cooper reported that the police had a suspect that was “dark skinned”. In his rush to be the first with “BREAKING NEWS”, he never checked with the police or anyone else in authority to confirm this report. Shortly after announcing his “BREAKING NEWS”, he was apologizing for miss-information.
Wolf Blitzer was interviewing the Watertown Police Chief and he was describing the shoot out between 4 or 5 of his officers and the two brothers. First you need to remember that they were described as being armed and dangerous. During the car chase, they where shooting at the police and throwing bombs at the police from the moving car. The chief was describing how the brothers jumped out of the car shooting at the police. His exact words where “They came out shooting.” And of course Wolf Blitzer asked one of the stupidest questions I have heard in a long time. The question was “WHAT WHERE THEY SHOOTING.”
SPITBALLS YOU FUCKING IDIOT.
They where armed with guns and bombs and bombs don’t shoot. So it had to be guns. WHAT ELSE WOULD THEY BE SHOOTING.
And the stupidity continued on from there. When did it become the reporters job to make up the news when there is nothing to report. They are so busy trying to be two words ahead of the other stations that they are making shit up just to hear themselves talk.
Maybe it’s time for ALL reporters to go back to the 50’s and 60’s and see how the news was reported then. There are so many EXCELLENT news reporters that they could model themselves after. Edward R Murrow. Lawrence E. Spivak, Tom Brokaw, Chet Huntley and David Brinkley are just a few examples of great news reporters. Lets start reporting the facts and quite making shit up just to fill air time.
WHEN NOTHING IS HAPPENING, THERE IS NOTHING TO REPORT. SO KEEP YOUR MOUTHS SHUT UNTIL YOU HAVE SOMETHING WORTH SAYING.