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CNN GOES TO COMMERCIAL DURING LIVE OBAMA ADDRESS

March 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CNN appeared to be asleep at the wheel on Saturday when it failed to provide live audio coverage of President Obama’s statement in Brazil about the U.S.’s planned intervention in Libya. While Fox News and MSNBC aired it live, CNN was broadcasting a commercial and made no mention of it until after the president had […]

NO CHARLIE SHEEN COVERAGE HERE

March 1, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Editor’s Note: While it is tempting to participate in the media’s rubbernecking of the Charlie Sheen pileup, Studio Briefing has decided to opt out and limit our coverage of it only to its commercial effects. We fully agree with Mediaite.com’s Washington correspondent Tommy Christopher, who wrote Monday that those interviewers who are featuring Sheen on […]

CNN SAYS IT’S SATISFIED WITH PARKER SPITZER

October 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite last-place ratings among the four cable news networks at 8:00 p.m., CNN is vowing to stand by its newly launched Parker Spitzer. Bart Feder, senior vice president of programming at CNN/US, told today’s (Monday) Wall Street Journal: “We’re in this to launch and to let it grow. And we’re confident it will.” The Journal […]

CRITICS SLAM CNN’S LATEST PRIMETIME ENTRY

October 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The success of CNN’s big gamble in mounting a new politically-oriented talk show in primetime featuring the conservative columnist Kathleen Parker and the liberal former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer won’t be known until the ratings start coming in — but the verdict of TV columnists has been uniformly disapproving. New York Times TV critic […]

JOURNALISTS ON RAIDED FLOTILLA PROTEST TREATMENT BY ISRAELIS

June 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Some 60 broadcast and print journalists who were aboard the flotilla that was raided by Israeli forces on Monday have reportedly been released by the Israeli military and are being deported from Israel along with the 700 activists who were also aboard. However, all of their cameras, film, video recordings, satellite phones, and other equipment […]