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(Talking Points Memo)   "I am out of politics -- and based on the ratings, so is CNN," John Kerry, everyone   (talkingpointsmemo.com ) divider line
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2014-03-10 09:49:26 AM  
If only he had been this crass and insulting in 2004, people might've thought of him as being "presidential"
 
2014-03-10 09:53:03 AM  
Wait, who said that?  Really?  The hell?  Where was this in '04 when he could have done a lot of good for the US?
 
2014-03-10 10:03:01 AM  

IvanTheSilent: Wait, who said that?  Really?  The hell?  Where was this in '04 when he could have done a lot of good for the US?


Good liberal candidates are perfectly milquetoast and unoffensive, obviously.  That's why they always win . . .

/This isn't the first time he's shown a bit of spirit since running for President.  And yeah, I wish it had been around in '04.
 
2014-03-10 10:03:07 AM  

IvanTheSilent: Wait, who said that?  Really?  The hell?  Where was this in '04 when he could have done a lot of good for the US?


Sure, joking about CNN's ratings would have been just the thing to put him over the top. He then could have taken a position on how much Gigli sucked.
 
2014-03-10 10:06:01 AM  
Well, if the whole "Secretary of State" thing doesn't work out for him, he could try being the next guy to replace Jay Leno on The Tonight Show.
 
2014-03-10 10:06:20 AM  
The quicker 24 hour cable news dies as a business model, the better.
 
2014-03-10 10:23:40 AM  

Cletus C.: IvanTheSilent: Wait, who said that?  Really?  The hell?  Where was this in '04 when he could have done a lot of good for the US?

Sure, joking about CNN's ratings would have been just the thing to put him over the top. He then could have taken a position on how much Gigli sucked.


I want to know what his take on airline food is.
 
2014-03-10 10:25:13 AM  
'Thank you, Mr President." - guy's got a sarcastic streak
 
2014-03-10 10:25:14 AM  
Charlie Crist had the better line.

"You know things are bad at CNN when they say they may go to a print edition,"

Zing!
 
2014-03-10 10:29:54 AM  
When I tune to a news channel, I want to see news. Not a world-travelling gourmet, a movie star interview, or a rehash on an old serial killer. I liked when CNN had news. I also liked when Headline News had news. A 30 minute newscast 24/7 was a good idea, I watched it in hotels, I watched it in airports..

I also liked when newscasters read the news and it wasn't mixed in with their own commentary. I'm not that interested in the newsreader's opinions. This used to be a huge no-no. Now it is SOP.

CNN has too much non-news. MSNBC runs Lockup most of the weekend. Fox.. I don't watch it. But, Fox almost always runs news. It is running news when the other news channels don't.
 
2014-03-10 11:09:20 AM  

King Something: Well, if the whole "Secretary of State" thing doesn't work out for him, he could try being the next guy to replace Jay Leno on The Tonight Show.


Seriously.  That would be awesome to watch.  That dull-ass monotone could start a new trend.  I'd definitely tune in if he had Steven Wright as a guest.  Watching those two go at it would be great.
 
2014-03-10 11:13:46 AM  

lepton68: CNN has too much non-news. MSNBC runs Lockup most of the weekend. Fox.. I don't watch it. But, Fox almost always runs what they call news. It is running news when the other news channels don't.


FTFY. The only channels that run anything resembling continuous news are HN and Al-Jazeera America. The latter is the only one that should be watched by anyone with an IQ over 100.
 
2014-03-10 11:14:10 AM  

lepton68: CNN has too much non-news. MSNBC runs Lockup most of the weekend. Fox.. I don't watch it. But, Fox almost always runs "news". It is running "news" when the other news channels don't.


FTFY
 
2014-03-10 11:21:14 AM  

lepton68: When I tune to a news channel, I want to see news. Not a world-travelling gourmet, a movie star interview, or a rehash on an old serial killer. I liked when CNN had news.


I don't think many people watch news channels for their news any more.
 
2014-03-10 11:27:44 AM  

lepton68: I also liked when newscasters read the news and it wasn't mixed in with their own commentary. I'm not that interested in the newsreader's opinions. This used to be a huge no-no. Now it is SOP.


I think what you meant is you liked "when newspeoples' opinions weren't as full of dogshiat as Cesar Millan's backyard", or when their personality wasn't used to sell the story so much as the broadcast. The difference between "Tune in at 7 for The News, with Anderson Cooper" and "Tune in at 7 to hear Anderson's take on the Crimean War" may be subtle, but it's an important one.

// of course, they were "the liberal media" back then, too
 
2014-03-10 11:36:39 AM  

SphericalTime: IvanTheSilent: Wait, who said that?  Really?  The hell?  Where was this in '04 when he could have done a lot of good for the US?

Good liberal candidates are perfectly milquetoast and unoffensive, obviously.  That's why they always win . . .

/This isn't the first time he's shown a bit of spirit since running for President.  And yeah, I wish it had been around in '04.


People said the same of Dole.  They wanted his quirky personality and he played it tight to the vest and threw any chance he had out the window
 
2014-03-10 11:52:31 AM  
They haven't been in the news business for some time now, nice of you to catch-up Mr. Kerry.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-10 12:21:25 PM  
Damn, that was Troll-bama worthy~! XD

Well played Sec. Kerry.
 
2014-03-10 12:22:22 PM  

Cletus C.: IvanTheSilent: Wait, who said that?  Really?  The hell?  Where was this in '04 when he could have done a lot of good for the US?

Sure, joking about CNN's ratings would have been just the thing to put him over the top. He then could have taken a position on how much Gigli sucked.


Why cover old, worn-out ground?
 
2014-03-10 12:22:57 PM  

Chummer45: The quicker 24 hour cable news dies as a business model, the better.


Al-Jazeera would like a word.
 
2014-03-10 12:25:58 PM  

media.tumblr.com

 
2014-03-10 12:29:11 PM  

Chummer45: The quicker 24 hour cable news dies as a business model, the better.


Fox News is making money.

Oh wait, you said 24 hour news. My bad.
 
2014-03-10 12:47:15 PM  

neversubmit: They haven't been in the news business for some time now, nice of you to catch-up Mr. Kerry.

[i.imgur.com image 615x645]


Hadn't heard of Amber Lyon, searched and clicked, accidentally went to Infowars, now have eyeball AIDS and PCIExpress Herpes.

Thanks, Obama.
 
2014-03-10 12:51:59 PM  

Witty_Retort: neversubmit: They haven't been in the news business for some time now, nice of you to catch-up Mr. Kerry.

[i.imgur.com image 615x645]

Hadn't heard of Amber Lyon, searched and clicked, accidentally went to Infowars, now have eyeball AIDS and PCIExpress Herpes.

Thanks, Obama.



Is that why you didn't get the ketchup?

Amber Lyon
 
2014-03-10 02:30:56 PM  
I still have my slowly mouldering video tapes of a good chunk of Desert Storm...some from CBS with Dan Rather making horribly poetic remarks about the fighters taking off at night when it all began...but a lot of footage was from CNN. A LOT.

Hour after hour after hour of sand and fighters and troops and a little Geraldo and Bernie and WolfyBlitzer tossed in now and then.

That was sone goddamned news.

They have gone to seed really really badly and it didn't take them a long time at all.
 
2014-03-10 03:02:35 PM  

clkeagle: lepton68: CNN has too much non-news. MSNBC runs Lockup most of the weekend. Fox.. I don't watch it. But, Fox almost always runs what they call news. It is running news when the other news channels don't.

FTFY. The only channels that run anything resembling continuous news are HN and Al-Jazeera America. The latter is the only one that should be watched by anyone with an IQ over 100.


HN? HLN? You mean the channel that thinks cooking shows and four people guffawing over YouTube videos is "news?"
 
2014-03-10 03:06:14 PM  

DesertCoyote: clkeagle: lepton68: CNN has too much non-news. MSNBC runs Lockup most of the weekend. Fox.. I don't watch it. But, Fox almost always runs what they call news. It is running news when the other news channels don't.
FTFY. The only channels that run anything resembling continuous news are HN and Al-Jazeera America. The latter is the only one that should be watched by anyone with an IQ over 100.

HN? HLN? You mean the channel that thinks cooking shows and four people guffawing over YouTube videos is "news?"


Re-read the bolded part. :)
 
2014-03-10 06:44:25 PM  
I'll hit CNN's website every once and a while.  I suppose in regards to content it can't be much more different from what one would find on the website for People magazine if that's still around.  It's farking horrible.
 
2014-03-10 08:39:07 PM  

clkeagle: lepton68: CNN has too much non-news. MSNBC runs Lockup most of the weekend. Fox.. I don't watch it. But, Fox almost always runs what they call news. It is running news when the other news channels don't.

FTFY. The only channels that run anything resembling continuous news are HN and Al-Jazeera America. The latter is the only one that should be watched by anyone with an IQ over 100.


I've noticed that BBC is very good for news about America, usually.
 
2014-03-10 10:32:01 PM  

neversubmit: Witty_Retort: neversubmit: They haven't been in the news business for some time now, nice of you to catch-up Mr. Kerry.

[i.imgur.com image 615x645]

Hadn't heard of Amber Lyon, searched and clicked, accidentally went to Infowars, now have eyeball AIDS and PCIExpress Herpes.

Thanks, Obama.


Is that why you didn't get the ketchup?

Amber Lyon


She does have a point though, the protests in Bahrain were rarely covered even though they were just as violent. It just so happened that Bahrain is one of our biggest allies in the Middle East so the media and the rest of the US/West closed its eyes and pretend it didn't happen.

Even Al-Jazeera was guilty of that because Bahrain is close allies with Qatar;

I only found out about the whole thing through the BBC.
 
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