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(Capital New York)   Jeff Zucker to change CNN from less "news-y crap" to more "reality show crap"   (capitalnewyork.com ) divider line
    More: Stupid, Jeff Zucker, CNN, reality shows, hard news, Court TV, pilot whales, primetime, Bill Weir  
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2013-12-03 08:51:56 AM  
His stuff just isn't that good without Abrahams.
 
2013-12-03 09:04:15 AM  
We're all regurgitating the same information.

I have this other idea where rather than just reading press releases (like everyone else) you actually send people out to engage in investigative journalism.
 
2013-12-03 09:54:36 AM  
So they're going to create fake news and pretend it's real and then say it's okay because people love it?

They'll never catch those other guys; too big a head start.
 
2013-12-03 09:55:33 AM  
Zucker-"rhymes with hooker," he likes to say

I'm sure he does.
 
2013-12-03 10:15:27 AM  
I find it hard to believe that their current strategy of reporting what idiots on twitter are saying about the news isn't working for them.
 
2013-12-03 10:16:49 AM  
Do whatever you want guys.  I'll just be over here looking at Reuters and AP.
 
2013-12-03 10:24:29 AM  
The sad thing is that it will probably lead to higher ratings.

/ Not that I watched CNN in the first place.
 
2013-12-03 10:24:32 AM  
WAIT !


Are you telling me CNN is NOT realityt TV ???????
 
2013-12-03 10:25:50 AM  
well bye...
 
2013-12-03 10:26:25 AM  
Sigh.
 
2013-12-03 10:26:34 AM  
It's not news, it's CNN
 
2013-12-03 10:26:42 AM  
How will we know?
 
2013-12-03 10:27:46 AM  
CNN is going full Poochy.
 
2013-12-03 10:28:00 AM  
Like you didn't see this coming.  Just wait until they get a cartoon.

/holograms!
 
2013-12-03 10:28:14 AM  
owmyballs.jpg
 
2013-12-03 10:30:31 AM  
Don't care, they're already dead to me.
 
2013-12-03 10:31:01 AM  

EyeballKid: CNN is going full Poochy.


I was gonna say full SyFy/TLC/History Channel
 
2013-12-03 10:31:21 AM  
I do wonder where the finish line in the race to the bottom is located.
 
2013-12-03 10:31:37 AM  
www.dancarlin.com

Not the change he was looking for.
 
2013-12-03 10:31:44 AM  

Sybarite: We're all regurgitating the same information.

I have this other idea where rather than just reading press releases (like everyone else) you actually send people out to engage in investigative journalism.


If you don't like your job, you don't go on strike. You just go in every day and do it really half-assed - that's the American way. -H. Simpson.
 
2013-12-03 10:32:10 AM  
I've been calling CNN Celebrity news network for a while, now it's official?

IN 5-10 years, the only thing on TV will be reality TV. Bring back the coliseum, at least that way we can get good entertainment
 
2013-12-03 10:33:46 AM  
I am not sure how a plan to make CNN LESS news-y would work.

Maybe CNN, in addition to only only "reporting" sports and celebrity jibberjabber, will now begin strategic strikes to stop other organizatiobs from reporting news. ("Hi Brian, I am live on the scene of that three-car pileup, and you can see.... no.... it's CNN!! Drop the cameras and run! Arrrghhhhh....")
 
2013-12-03 10:35:29 AM  
i.ytimg.com
 
2013-12-03 10:37:36 AM  
www.jstudentboard.com
 
2013-12-03 10:38:09 AM  

Sybarite: We're all regurgitating the same information.

I have this other idea where rather than just reading press releases (like everyone else) you actually send people out to engage in investigative journalism.


But that's too HHHHaAAaaAaaARrrRRRRRrRRDDD!!!
 
2013-12-03 10:39:54 AM  
Craven Numskulls Network.
 
2013-12-03 10:40:59 AM  

darth_badger: [www.jstudentboard.com image 591x347]


Her head is perfectly shaped like the Stay Puft Marshamallow Man in that picture.

/window seat please
 
2013-12-03 10:41:42 AM  

Makh: Do whatever you want guys.  I'll just be over here looking at Reuters and AP.


Do either of them have a network?
 
2013-12-03 10:41:58 AM  

Speef: I am not sure how a plan to make CNN LESS news-y would work.

Maybe CNN, in addition to only only "reporting" sports and celebrity jibberjabber, will now begin strategic strikes to stop other organizatiobs from reporting news. ("Hi Brian, I am live on the scene of that three-car pileup, and you can see.... no.... it's CNN!! Drop the cameras and run! Arrrghhhhh....")


They should just start making the news themselves:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAzzhsR8YLg
 
2013-12-03 10:42:46 AM  
Good.

Maybe this way people will be more aware that CNN is complete crap.

/"moderate" is just about the biggest bs word we have right now.
 
2013-12-03 10:42:58 AM  
"Roll up on CNN and smack the shiat outta Jeff Zucker"

i1.sndcdn.com
 
2013-12-03 10:44:26 AM  

Beerguy: Makh: Do whatever you want guys.  I'll just be over here looking at Reuters and AP.

Do either of them have a network?


The BBC is good too.  I can only take news in an English accent so long though.  After a while I start expecting a Monty Python skit to break out.
 
2013-12-03 10:44:39 AM  
CNN has had nothing to do with news for more than a decade. Headline News, even less so. They're like the MTV of the news world.
 
2013-12-03 10:44:46 AM  

Sybarite: We're all regurgitating the same information.

I have this other idea where rather than just reading press releases (like everyone else) you actually send people out to engage in investigative journalism.


so much this
 
2013-12-03 10:44:52 AM  
Maybe CNN can become as irrelevant to actual news as MTV is to actual music.
 
2013-12-03 10:45:44 AM  
Televised news is done: Stick a fork in it.  The only things left now are celebrity news, reality shows and political grandstanding.  Of the three, the last one is the worst since it pretends to be what it so clearly is not.
 
2013-12-03 10:46:27 AM  
You know you're in trouble when the Politico guys question your commitment to journalism.

Oh, and...

media.salon.com
 
2013-12-03 10:46:33 AM  
Not sure about his HLN plans...
 
2013-12-03 10:46:51 AM  

Makh: Do whatever you want guys.  I'll just be over here looking at Reuters and AP.


Jeff Zucker getting hired is indicative of the dysfunctionality at Time Warner.  Seems like every facet of their business is directly at "get rich quick" schemes.
 
2013-12-03 10:50:13 AM  

Carn: darth_badger: [www.jstudentboard.com image 591x347]

Her head is perfectly shaped like the Stay Puft Marshamallow Man in that picture.

/window seat please


Hell, she looks like a 40 year old woman pretending to be a 16 year old jailbait. Not..10 or whatever she is. It's creepy as fark.
 
2013-12-03 10:52:11 AM  
Ted Turner must be spinning in his grave!
 
2013-12-03 10:54:12 AM  

Beerguy: Makh: Do whatever you want guys.  I'll just be over here looking at Reuters and AP.

Do either of them have a network?


Does anybody really watch network news anymore? Besides just leaving it on in the background as noise? I say this as as a news junkie who used to have CNN on all day. They used to be good. Which is why I give them such a hard time for the past decade of suck.
 
2013-12-03 10:55:21 AM  

Rwa2play: Makh: Do whatever you want guys.  I'll just be over here looking at Reuters and AP.

Jeff Zucker getting hired is indicative of the dysfunctionality at Time Warner.  Seems like every facet of their business is directly at "get rich quick" schemes.


Did they talk to anybody at NBC to understand how he ran it into the ground before making this hire?
 
2013-12-03 10:57:40 AM  
So, when does the Angel of Death of Journalism, Tina Brown, receive a request to run this into the ground, too?
 
2013-12-03 10:58:26 AM  

Sybarite: We're all regurgitating the same information.

I have this other idea where rather than just reading press releases (like everyone else) you actually send people out to engage in investigative journalism.


No, no, no, that would only exacerbate CNN's problem, which is that they haven't been running the same kind of reality shows that run on every other channel. As media ownership consolidates, cable channels must become completely uniform so that any channel's cheap semi-scripted shows can air on any other channel.
 
2013-12-03 10:58:42 AM  

Beerguy: Makh: Do whatever you want guys.  I'll just be over here looking at Reuters and AP.

Do either of them have a network?


No, but Al Jazeera does.
 
2013-12-03 11:00:54 AM  

drunk_bouncnbaloruber: Rwa2play: Makh: Do whatever you want guys.  I'll just be over here looking at Reuters and AP.

Jeff Zucker getting hired is indicative of the dysfunctionality at Time Warner.  Seems like every facet of their business is directly at "get rich quick" schemes.

Did they talk to anybody at NBC to understand how he ran it into the ground before making this hire?


Guess not since TW hired him.
 
2013-12-03 11:00:56 AM  
Natalie Portman needs to roll up and smack the sh*t out of him.
 
2013-12-03 11:02:20 AM  
The problem with CNN is that they're constrained in the amount of speculative, invented bullshiat they're allowed to air. They need to wait for something to happen and then make up lies about it. It's incredibly inefficient, when you can just remove that first step. Start the conversation. Did Bigfoot collaborate with ancient aliens to cause the Mayan 2012 collapse? Wolf Blitzer, what are your thoughts?
 
2013-12-03 11:03:00 AM  
Al Jazeera - a news network that doesn't give a shiat if nobody watches.  The only way to be a good news network.
 
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