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Old 08-19-2009, 05:55 PM
 
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Jon Stewart Mocks CNN For New Segments 'Just Sayin,' 'Are You Kidding Me,' And 'What The' (VIDEO)


CNN is doing it all wrong. They trying to come down to peoples levels. They are supposed to be at a certain standard. They are supposed to be motivating people to be more and do more.

I remember years ago, if I walked into a pizzeria and if the TV was on CNN I got a feeling like I was at a quality establishment. Even if someone referenced it, Id be interested in what they had to say. Those days are over.
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Old 08-19-2009, 05:57 PM
 
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This reminded me of "Really?" with Seth and Amy on SNL!
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:21 PM
 
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Parody become reality, and most people don't seem to notice.
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:27 PM
 
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It's odd that Jon Stewart, and Comedy Central has become the one cable guy/network practicing "real journalism". I think it started with his "I won't be your a**-puppet" on "Crossfire" or whichever show it was, ramped up with Colbert's WH Correspondent's Dinner shaming of the "press corps" and gained its real legs during last year's election.

When CNN is getting beat by MSNBC (which isn't carried on the NewsCorp owned cable companies) you know something has gone wrong in Atlanta.

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Old 08-19-2009, 06:31 PM
 
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Is he just now figuring out what a joke the cable news giants are? Just sayin'.....
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:36 PM
 
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It's odd that Jon Stewart, and Comedy Central has become the one cable guy/network practicing "real journalism". I think it started with his "I won't be your a**-puppet" on "Crossfire" or whichever show it was, ramped up with Colbert's WH Correspondent's Dinner shaming of the "press corps" and gained its real legs during last year's election.

When CNN is getting beat by MSNBC (which isn't carried on the NewsCorp owned cable companies) you know something has gone wrong in Atlanta.

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indeed!
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:51 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Jon Stewart Mocks CNN For New Segments 'Just Sayin,' 'Are You Kidding Me,' And 'What The' (VIDEO)


CNN is doing it all wrong. They trying to come down to peoples levels. They are supposed to be at a certain standard. They are supposed to be motivating people to be more and do more.

I remember years ago, if I walked into a pizzeria and if the TV was on CNN I got a feeling like I was at a quality establishment. Even if someone referenced it, Id be interested in what they had to say. Those days are over.
Most of Cable TV has devolved in the past 10 years. Even channels that used to be intellectual like THE LEARNING CHANNEL and THE HISTORY CHANNEL have dumbed themselves down to a level that is just embarrassing.

CNN is a joke. Fox News is a joke. MSNBC is a joke.

The "Just Sayin'" thing has got to be the dumbest thing I have ever seen on television, and I saw the Kardashian's spinoff last night!
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:56 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Is he just now figuring out what a joke the cable news giants are? Just sayin'.....
Um no. He's been at it for years.

CNN has just gotten that much worse.

Their use of morons on the street has completely eliminated all credibility they once had. I remember when it was actually a source of news. Now, if I want news, I need to go online or watch the Daily Show's recap, which is pretty pathetic considering that the Daily Show is a political satire show that lampoons the news.

Just like Cartoon Network has started showing live-action TV (umm, how is a live-action show on a CARTOON channel?), CNN has abandoned the "news" part of their title and are now just the Cable Network.
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:16 PM
 
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I actually saw that episode. I love watching Stewart and Colbert. How screwed up are things when the most tolerable news sources are comedians/satirists?
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:23 PM
 
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I actually saw that episode. I love watching Stewart and Colbert. How screwed up are things when the most tolerable news sources are comedians/satirists?
It's all about ratings and ad revenue. Institutional Journalism is dead.
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