Thursday, September 11, 2008

Watching CNN News: Are They Getting Worse?

Watching CNN News: Are They Getting Worse?

We've cut back the number of satellite channels we get in preparation for the looming end of my paychecks, and that means that we no longer get Fox News. I have become increasingly irritated with how full of himself Bill O'Reilly has become over the last couple of years. I have also been so pleased with Glenn Beck's program on CNN. Maybe Beck is as arrogant as O'Reilly in private--but at least Beck doesn't come across that way on the air.

On a number of occasions in the last couple of years, I have flipped back and forth between CNN Headline News and Fox News, and not seen a huge difference. It almost seemed as though Fox's presence had made CNN a little more responsible in admitting that there were, you know, like more than one point of view. And unfortunately, both CNN and Fox are too focused on celebrity news. Anyway, I thought to myself, "Maybe competition has improved CNN's journalistic integrity."

So I was quite disappointed to watch one of CNN's political commentary shows, and see them almost laughing at this crazy idea that Gov. Palin has that anthropogenic global warming isn't proven. They were treating the idea as equivalent to believing that the Earth is flat. You could tell that they were having trouble resisting the urge to start making fun of her redneck stupidity.

There is nothing so tragic as a person who is arrogant in his ignorance.

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