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    If you ran CNN, what would you do differently?

    If you were in charge of a major news outlet, how would your decisions about what news stories to focus on differ from those made by those currently in charge?

    A lot of people are complaining about the way the news media are focusing so much attention on the VA Tech mass murder, thus encouraging copycats (while neglecting to cover far more numerous murders happening at the same time, such as those in Iraq). What would you be covering now if you were in charge of CNN? What in general would you change about how and what the news media report?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    What in general would you change about how and what the news media report the news?

    Ok, I'll bite.

    I would start reporting accurate and real news without twisiting it to fit the political agenda that Communist News Network has...or is that the Clinton News Network? Same difference
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    Quote Originally Posted by 213th View Post
    Ok, I'll bite.

    I would start reporting accurate and real news without twisiting it to fit the political agenda that Communist News Network has...or is that the Clinton News Network? Same difference
    Same here,I want to hear the ,are you ready,drum roll please,[ NEWS,.Not some retired Admiral,twice removed,commenting on desert warfare Just give me the facts (mam)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 213th View Post
    Ok, I'll bite.

    I would start reporting accurate and real news without twisiting it to fit the political agenda that Communist News Network has...
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    Fire Larry King and hire Suzanna Hupp to replace him

    Added: Oh, also hire Newt Gingrich, Rosie O'Donald, and Suzie Sheehan. Put them all in a very small rubber room, and let nature take its course
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    I would take a moment and tell all my staff that once we've spent two days on a massacre it's time to let it go so that we can respect the victims and let the healing begin. No more so called experts on these types of situations saying how they should have handled it. It's over, it happened that way for a reason, we have to grow and move forward.

    Secondly, I would tell anyone who has a slant they want to put on a particular story to take it with them as they walk out the door. I just want facts, I'll draw my own conclusions.

    Sounds like my newsroom maybe pretty empty, doesn't it? Oh well, hard to believe I'm a democrat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcsdscott View Post
    I would take a moment and tell all my staff that once we've spent two days on a massacre it's time to let it go so that we can respect the victims and let the healing begin. No more so called experts on these types of situations saying how they should have handled it. It's over, it happened that way for a reason, we have to grow and move forward.

    Secondly, I would tell anyone who has a slant they want to put on a particular story to take it with them as they walk out the door. I just want facts, I'll draw my own conclusions.

    Sounds like my newsroom maybe pretty empty, doesn't it? Oh well, hard to believe I'm a democrat.

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    I'd report the facts, just the facts, and nothing but the facts. Any journalist that's not writing an editorial puts a slant on a story either way gets a pink slip and an application for the National Enquirer.
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    If you ran CNN, what would you do differently?

    Close it down.

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