Why I Stopped Watching CNN: HORSERACE POLITICS! Obama Is Down In The Polls, Gov. Romney Is Leading In Minnesota, The Race Is Very Close In Ohio – That’s Not Politics; It’s Politics As SPORTS! Where Are The Issues On CNN???? What Does Lobbying, Outsourcing, Right-To-Work Laws, DOMA, TARP, ObamaCare & Stimulus Law Mean To America And To You Personally? That May Not Be Sexy, But That Is Real News! Jonbenet, OJ & Political Sex Scandals Are Gossip, Not News! CNN Is Now TV’s Version Of The National Enquirer! – OpEd

 

 


http://www.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/05/17/political.sex.scandals/index.html

TABACCO: It’s definitely “Sex Scandals”, but is it Political news? Barely!

 


http://www.google.com/search?q=CNN+Republican+primary&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

“CNN Republican Primary” as CNN’s POLITICAL HORSERACE! When I Googled it, I expected nothing less!

 

Let’s try something a little more serious!


http://www.google.com/search?q=CNN+Political+issues&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

 


http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2012/campaign-issues.html

Tabacco Googled “CNN Political Issues” – what I got was CNN’s Top Campaign Issues. What do you learn from this CNN biggie? How to saddle and ride a Political Horse, that’s what!

 

I could waste my time playing this CNN Politics Game all day, but why bother! If you watch CNN, you know what I would get: very little real information, lots of speculation and that goddam HORSERACE!

 

If this is all you expect or want from CNN, you’re in luck – because that’s all you will get! If you want and expect MORE, you will have to DEMAND IT FROM CNN.

 

By now you must know how verbose Tabacco can be! But not this time! This is going to be a very short Post because that’s all this subject demands!

 

If you do decide to DEMAND MORE FROM CNN:


http://www.google.com/search?q=contact+CNN&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

ROTSORUCK!

 

 

Tabacco: I consider myself both a funnel and a filter. I funnel information, not readily available on the Mass Media, which is ignored and/or suppressed. I filter out the irrelevancies and trivialities to save both the time and effort of my Readers and bring consternation to the enemies of Truth & Fairness! When you read Tabacco, if you don’t learn something NEW, I’ve wasted your time.

 

Tabacco is not a blogger, who thinks; I am a Thinker, who blogs. Speaking Truth to Power!

 

In 1981′s ‘Body Heat’, Kathleen Turner said, “Knowledge is power”.


T.A.B.A.C.C.O.  (Truth About Business And Congressional Crimes Organization) – Think Tank For Other 95% Of World: WTP = We The People

 

 

 

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5 Responses to Why I Stopped Watching CNN: HORSERACE POLITICS! Obama Is Down In The Polls, Gov. Romney Is Leading In Minnesota, The Race Is Very Close In Ohio – That’s Not Politics; It’s Politics As SPORTS! Where Are The Issues On CNN???? What Does Lobbying, Outsourcing, Right-To-Work Laws, DOMA, TARP, ObamaCare & Stimulus Law Mean To America And To You Personally? That May Not Be Sexy, But That Is Real News! Jonbenet, OJ & Political Sex Scandals Are Gossip, Not News! CNN Is Now TV’s Version Of The National Enquirer! – OpEd

  1. admin says:

    I DON’T JUST PICK ON CNN!

    CNN should be the BEST NEWS SOURCE IN AMERICA – after all, it is 24/7 “News”? NOT!

    CBS, NBC, ABC are 6pm and 11pm basically, although CBS does run “60 Minutes” on Sundays after the “game”. “60 Minutes” is good, up to a point! I avoid ABC News whenever possible because of that “SHAM” Debate in 2008 between Hillary and Obama where they wasted 40 minutes of the entire hour discussing REVEREND WRIGHT! Enough Gossip is Enough!

    But those 3 Networks are more interested in Gossip, Frivolity, Inside Jokes, Trivial Pursuits than they are REAL NEWS (just like CNN).

    MSNBC and CURRENT TV are good because they give real news and genuine guests. However they rarely criticize Democratic politicians even when they deserve it. There is a reason, which sometimes causes me to pull my punches in criticizing Obama et al. Americans are like a flock of birds! If you frighten them too much about Democrats, they might pull the lever for the Republicans! So all reasonable journalists (I include myself) must be careful not to overdo Democratic Critique lest we drive the “birds” to the Republican Option!

    If you don’t have Satellite (DirecTV or Dish), you don’t get LinkTV (Democracy Now! and a multitude of Documentaries that are ESSENTIAL!) And LinkTV gets its money strictly from Viewer Donations – nothing from the Government, nothing from Cable or Satellite Carriers. So Cable and Verizon have NO EXCUSE for not carrying LinkTV!

    I myself have Verizon telephone and Verizon Internet/e-mail but NOT VERIZON TV. Verizon just called me yesterday about why I don’t get their Triple. I told them what they could do with their TV! The woman solicitor had never heard of LinkTV or Amy Goodman and Democracy Now! What does that tell you!

    Yes, America, there is a CONSPIRACY to deny Americans the Truths you get with Satellite ONLY on LinkTV. I refuse to be UNINFORMED ever again. The Satellite weather problems are minimal and very infrequent. And I have all the Channels, most of which I never watch anyway.

    When I want to relax, I search for “Frasier” and “Cheers” or “Golden Girls” if the Knicks don’t have a game that night. How about dem Knicks! The trouble with D’Antoni’s coaching was his strict adherence to SHRINKING THE ROTATION!

    TABACCO

    PS I won’t even mention that other “news”? source, F_X! That’s the Propaganda Arm of the Republican Party!

  2. Denise Harrington says:

    I am moved today, after reading your comment regarding CNN. Horse-race politics is exactly what CNN reports, your comment is right on point; we may as well compare CNN to Entertainment Tonight and in my opinion that’s as low as it gets. Yet, like many, we are being hurt by media mumbo jumbo. What ever happened to the highest quality of broadcasting -Why should we be subjected to what they report as news?
    Our common humanity is what binds us together. It is what moves neighbors to help neighbors without regard to politics or ideology, and without judgment. CNN has lost a viewer.

  3. Scot says:

    The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

    • admin says:

      Finally, a moron responds! “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.” Perhaps one of you Readers will explain to me how that age-old platitude applies to this Post! Scot must mean something, but exactly what it is escapes me. This is the sort of bilge I almost never publish because it asserts without explanation – the COWARD’S TACTIC!

      This is exactly the sort of drivel that TV like CNN engenders among the populace. If CNN substitutes a “Horserace” for Political Issue Discussion, how could we expect the “Scots” of the world to actually make an argument!

      exposition, n. – 1 a lucid exposition explanation, description, elucidation, explication, interpretation; account, commentary, appraisal, assessment, discussion, exegesis.

      Scot, I invite you to return and add something explanatory or expository to your flippant remark above. Come on, let’s see if you have something relevant to add or are you just one of those GOP sheep? If not, then keep on trucking!

      When I started blogging, I expected controversy and opposition – I just thought that opposition would be intelligent, if not intellectual. I invite criticism. But I do NOT invite groundless, unexplained flippancies.

      Tabacco

  4. admin says:

    IT AIN’T JUST NEWS, FOLKS!

    TRIVIAL PURSUIT IS EVERYWHERE!

    House Flip and Renovating Shows are either Reality-based, Contest or focused on the lives of participants and locales. If you expect to learn how to flip houses or redecorate your own – FORGET IT!

    Cooking Shows are now contests (‘Iron Chef’), or the magic of cooking professionally (Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives), which is great if you are sourcing restaurants.

    Sports Shows are Gossip driven, Drug Driven, Sex Driven, Scandal driven, Humor driven – anything but Sports driven! What would you expect with all the Sports channels doing 24/7, even in the off season!

    Reality Shows have replaced Daytime Soaps because they are much cheaper to produce (you don’t even need script writers). But do you really believe those celebrities DON’T KNOW CAMERAS ARE ROLLING! They do their darndest to make Realities both interesting and controversial – but they know, folks!

    Even Logo, the Gay Channel, has ‘Ru Paul’s Drag Race’, which is nothing more than an update of ‘Queer Eye For The Straight Guy’ – Drag Queen competitions replace gay guys showing straight guys how to coordinate their wardrobe and makeup. And Ru steals unabashedly from ‘Iron Chef’.

    Animal shows are based on the Cruelty of Owners and the Animal Rescue team of some city or other.

    All those shows are predicated on spending as little as possible on PRODUCTION!

    There are a PLETHORA of ESP Crime shows – if it were only that easy!

    There are a PLETHORA of VAMPIRE shows – stealing from 1931′s Bela Lugosi no less!

    WORST OF ALL: NO NEW COMEDIES! A “Sitcom” MUST be FUNNY or it’s not a Comedy. ‘Seinfeld’ proved an UNFUNNY SITCOM could succeed BIG TIME on TV! ‘Seinfeld’ had a really good cast and was personality driven, but it ain’t funny, folks, it ain’t funny!

    Have you seen Fran Drescher’s “one noter” ‘Happily Divorced’? The Nanny deserved better.

    Have you seen Betty White’s “Sitcom?” ‘Hot In Cleveland’? A GREAT CAST does NOT a Great Sitcom make. The concept wasn’t bad – BUT you also need WRITERS!

    TABACCO

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