blatz514: Wouldn't that cost more money?
moothemagiccow: Why the hell were they in Phoenix?
Pocket Ninja: I'm not a cameraman or anything, but I do believe that the more people you have in a shot, the more difficult it gets. It's probably easier to do it this way, even if it looks particularly stupid. And it lets them break away more quickly into separate content. It also decreases the likelihood that two prancing sacks of egotistical buffoonery will attempt to one-up each other in subtle physical ways, such as edging each other out of the shot.Although I completely support mocking CNN in any and all forms and so none of this should be interpreted as anything suggesting that shouldn't be done here.
Walker: Yeah, news outlets pull this sh*t all the time. Sometimes they have people on split screen that are in the same studio, sometimes sitting at the same desk.
cman: Remember the time when CNN actually stood for quality news?Well, neither do I, but still...
Butterfinger: ObTw, Nancy Grace's personality could have been on both cameras at once. Hate that shrew.
Uzzah: cman: Remember the time when CNN actually stood for quality news?Well, neither do I, but still...Sure, 1991. Start of the first Gulf War. It made people like Wolf Blitzer and Bernard Shaw household names.Granted, it was 22 years ago, but there was a time when CNN was the gold standard of news coverage.
vudukungfu: Starting to make Fox look professional.
The Stealth Hippopotamus: Still not this funny.[img837.imageshack.us image 160x144]I bet it was a union deal. Two crews can't shoot one reporters.
davidphogan: A local station does their mobile newsroom shots from their own parking lot fairly often.
Arkanaut: I'm sure they were formidable opponents.
dnicoloff: Uzzah: cman: Remember the time when CNN actually stood for quality news?Well, neither do I, but still...Sure, 1991. Start of the first Gulf War. It made people like Wolf Blitzer and Bernard Shaw household names.Granted, it was 22 years ago, but there was a time when CNN was the gold standard of news coverage.Where you even alive back then? I was 13 at the time and CNN was just as sensational and shallow as it is now.
Cluckity: You're both right in a way. CNN hasn't changed, but people's savvy about media sensationalism and manipulation has changed. CNN just hasn't kept ahead of viewers.
IrateShadow: Does HLN throw anyone else off? I keep thinking it's a spinoff of HGTV.
lostcat: I have no problem with this.If CNN had made claims about their relative locations that were false I would have a problem. But I can see why this was easier to do than getting them together for a single shot when they were there independently.
jvl: I see nothing amiss.They had other remote guests on using split screen. Yes, two of the participants are in the same parking lot. The cameraman/director have to make a decision: do we put the two together and make things look stupid in split screen, or do we use two camera even though they are in the same parking lot.
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