CNN to broadcast corporate propaganda as news?

  • metta

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    Jul 02, 2015 5:51 PM GMT
    CNN to broadcast corporate propaganda as news?


    http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2015/7/cnn-to-broadcast-corporate-propaganda-as-news.html
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    Jul 02, 2015 6:08 PM GMT
    Hasn't this been going on for years? CNN and every other source that
    disseminates everything considered newsworthy?

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    Jul 03, 2015 4:24 PM GMT
    metta8 saidCNN to broadcast corporate propaganda as news?


    http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2015/7/cnn-to-broadcast-corporate-propaganda-as-news.html


    Nothing new here. CNN used to stand for Clinton News Network back when WJC was in office.

  • HottJoe

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    Jul 03, 2015 5:27 PM GMT
    I think Comedy Central is the only trusted news source on cable.
  • bobbobbob

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    Jul 03, 2015 5:28 PM GMT
    O boy, that's tiny news.

    How would you feel about a CNN news commentator contacting a presidential candidate's staff to help push them push talking points as news without permission from CNN?

    It's already happened and been exposed at CNN

    [url]http://www.mediaite.com/tv/hillary-email-dump-shows-cnn-really-needs-to-rethink-relationship-with-paul-begala/
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    And with a 'respected' NYT journalist named Leslie Gelb

    "Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Leslie Gelb says he did not give Hillary Clinton any control over a profile he wrote about her, despite a State Department email indicating that he had promised to give her "a veto over content."

    However, in an email to the On Media blog, Gelb did acknowledge letting Clinton and her team "look at the copy for factual errors before I filed it," a move that is at odds with the traditional expectations of political journalism."


    There's a big problem with that. The profile of Clinton Gelb wrote ran in Parade Magazine - who has one of the best and most impartial fact checking departments in the media.

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/07/leslie-gelb-admits-to-giving-hillary-clinton-advance-209818.html

    So the greater question is which is worse; the media agreeing to promote the interests of their advertisers and profiting from it or journalists pushing ideology in covert collusion with politicians as news and profiting from it?
  • jjguy05

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    Jul 03, 2015 8:26 PM GMT
    metta8 saidCNN to broadcast corporate propaganda as news?



    Metta, have you been living in a cave your whole life?

    HottJoe saidI think Comedy Central is the only trusted news source on cable.


    You're not kidding.
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    Jul 03, 2015 9:58 PM GMT
    Aljizeera is run by the Qatar royal family. Qatar executes and imprisons gay men.

    Perhaps we should boycott visiting their website.

    Here Hillary with the Qatar royal family:

    Hillary_Rodham_Clinton_in_Doha_Jan_2011-

    Why did Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, and the UAE give tens of millions to The Clinton Foundation 2001-2014?

    http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org/2015/04/why-did-saudi-arabia-oman-qatar-and-the-uae-give-tens-of-millions-to-the-clinton-foundation-2001-2014/

    Perhaps we should boycott Hillary.

    How many Republican Presidential Candidates have accepted money from countries who execute gays?
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    Jul 04, 2015 12:21 AM GMT
    mx5guynj saidAljizeera is run by the Qatar royal family. Qatar executes and imprisons gay men.


    Perhaps we should boycott Hillary.

    How many Republican Presidential Candidates have accepted money from countries who execute gays?


    It could be instructive for Hillary fans to understand the methods of gay execution in these countries as well. Particularly for those who think the West has not done "enough".
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    Jul 04, 2015 1:09 AM GMT
    metta8 said
    CNN to broadcast corporate propaganda as news?

    http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2015/7/cnn-to-broadcast-corporate-propaganda-as-news.html

    Not that I approve of corporate involvement with the news, but I must note that even during the 1950s, when Edward R. Murrow was active who's referenced in this link, TV news shows and anchors openly endorsed products. Now how could leading TV news anchor John Cameron Swayze report on the mounting evidence of the dangers of cigarette smoking when this was going on? -

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    cig-coro-07-01-1954-999-M5.jpg

    Even Murrow himself, smoking on air like a chimney? Or any of the early newscasters, all sitting behind corporate logos on their studio desks, and doing off-air corporate advertisements?
  • tj85016

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    Jul 04, 2015 5:03 AM GMT
    I thought CNN only covered terrorism, plane crashes, tornados, sinking ships and murders

    CNN is garbage
  • jjguy05

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    Jul 05, 2015 6:00 PM GMT
    mx5guynj saidAljizeera is run by the Qatar royal family.


    This is not true.

    Al Jazeera is partly-funded by Qatari royals. It's not run by them.

    It's true that AJ practices self-censorship when it comes to criticizing the Qatari government, but their reporting on other countries (such the US) is very accurate.

    Americans don't like AJ because it didn't report the Iraq war with the rosy narrative that Americans wanted the world to see. The US media's reporting of the war was pure corporate and nationalist propaganda; when it comes to international affairs and the military-industrial complex, Americans receive nothing but propaganda from their own media.

    Al Jazeera is also strongly disliked by Saudi Arabia and other governments in the Middle East, because of its open and critical reporting on those governments as well.