- - Monday, August 25, 2014

What is the difference between CNN and the Titanic?

The only casualties from CNN’s sinking will be careers, not lives.

For CNN, the bad news has hit. With no new race riots or crashing Malaysian airliners to boost ratings, CNN is back in the ratings basement again.

While the normal rules of journalism may not always apply at CNN, the rules of business do. A business must bring in more money than it loses or it must make cuts. Since payroll is usually a business’ single largest expense, that is often what is first cut.

At CNN and Headline News, the ax is about to drop on 500 people.

Five hundred people are about to be thrown out into the cold, cruel world many people now refer to as the Great Obama Depression.

CNN has been here for almost 35 years and without a doubt, its finest hour, or at least the one with the highest ratings, was its broadcasts from Baghdad during the first Gulf war. Of course CNN hired anti-American journalists, such as Peter Arnett who refused to help the American military with information after he was thrown out of Iraq.

CNN’s politics have always tacked hard left. This started with its founder, Ted Turner. Mr. Turner is somewhere to the left of Karl Marx and makes Rachel Maddow of MSNBC look like Phyllis Schlafly.

CNN dominated cable news until something akin to the iceberg hitting the Titanic hit CNN. In October 1996, Fox News launched.

Fox News tilted to the right. Of course, compared to the rest of the mainstream media, any news organization that offered a critical word about the Democrats would be significantly to the right.

Something else amazing happened, too.

Fox News began to dominate the cable news ratings.

CNN and the Karl Marx channel, as real Americans refer to MSNBC, cratered.

CNN tried a variety of shows with hard-charging liberals and the occasional mushy Republican, like Kathleen Parker. The one notable exception was when CNN brought in Newt Gingrich for their resurrection of “Crossfire.”

CNN is dying from insanity. After all, insanity is trying the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

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