Monday, April 05, 2010
What's Old Is News
I've mentioned on more than one occasion that the reason CNN's getting its ass whipped in prime time by both Fox and MSNBC these days should be, ironically, a source of pride for the network.
Basically, because CNN hasn't gone full-tilt opinion, the specific audience that a single over-arching viewpoint would pander to doesn't watch from sunup to sunset. When Fox calls its viewers "fans," it isn't kidding: If you love the right-wing slant the network puts on pretty much every story, then there's really only one place to get it. CNN doesn't inspire that kind of devotion because it's just doing plain, old news.
And while that's commendable, it's also boring as hell most days.
Mark Greenbaum elaborates over at the Huffington Post.
The Huffington Post: CNN's Rapid Decline and the Future of Cable News/4.2.10