Ultimate proof that CNN is totally US-centric

zozo
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in General Discussion edited January 2014
"For World News, Watch CNN" ... more like "For World News as told by the USA watch us"



So what am I bitching about now? I just got a BreakingNews email that said "-- Country singer Waylon Jennings dies at his Arizona home."



I am speechless. First: I have NO IDEA who this person is and while I feel sorry for him, I CANNOT understand how this ranks with "Planes crash into Pentagon and TwinTowers", "Anthrax Scare in USA", and heck, even the rediculous news that Bush was overwhlemed by a frikken pretzel.



Why don't they talk about how today yet again a hundred people got massacred in Sierra Leone for the diamonds which are controlled by DeBeers and others... or the various other civil wars... or whatever.



I already get enough crap in my mail box and now I have to get a BREAKING NEWS (THE Authority... no?) that a country music person, who probably more than half the Americans didnt even know existed either, had died.





Gimme a damn break
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  • Reply 1 of 33
    Needing more fiber in our diet, are we?
  • Reply 2 of 33
    What, you don't get "Dukes of Hazzard" reruns in Belgium?



    I don't even like country music that much, but Waylon was one of the greats. He started out playing in Buddy Holly's band.



    Were you equally as angry that George Harrison's death meant less air time for Sierra Leone?
  • Reply 3 of 33
    groveratgroverat Posts: 10,872member
    CNN is American.



    Don't sign up for American services if you don't like things related to America.



    Seems like simple logic to me.
  • Reply 4 of 33
    [friendlyjab]Ignorant Europeans know nothing outside their own culture.[/friendlyjab]
  • Reply 5 of 33
    dude, its just another sign that things are getting back to normal. useless crap that means nothing to anyone is what used to fill our lives before 9-11. now, we're getting back to our roots. u should be happy. it just means that we are being egocentric babbling idiots who dont care about anyone but ourselves again, just as we were always meant to be.



    (when i say "we" i refer to americans)
  • Reply 6 of 33
    I don't personally care much about Waylon Jennings, but at least I recognize that he's a performer who has millions of fans and has been one of the big daddies in his genre for decades. Jeez, if I signed up for "Portuguese News Network" email service and I got an email reminder one day that one of Portugal's famous people had died, I doubt I'd get all bent out of shape about it.



    Yes, CNN covers world news, but it's an American-based network, the vast majority of its employees are American, and the vast majority of its viewers are American.
  • Reply 7 of 33
    zozo Posts: 3,115member
    ok, it was 5am when I posted and was generally pissed off.



    Still, I signed up for the most BASIC of BreakingNews services... the one where only IMPORTANT WORLD news... yes, news that could have a GLOBAL impact. Country music is definetly not a global concern.



    Heck, even if Bono or Madonna or Limp Bizket all were to be involved in some sort of tragedy I wouldnt want to have it known via BreakingNews. I want to know things that could actually make a difference in my life and potentially to millions or billion of other people.



    CNN is US based, yes, but they dont do anything else but try to reaffirm that they are the voice of the world, that they take news from every perspective, etc.



    Bullocks. Heck, look, now they even started cnnarabic.com so that they won't have to rely on Al Jazeera network.



    It scares me that such a global and influential voice is a part of a huge corporation which is source for tons of bias (look at how successful Harry Potter was... CNN was plastered with it for weeks).



    Reliable global information should be as independent and far away from corporations as possible.



    Scott... nice friendly jab... I am, for umteenth time, American too.



    Roger... I guess I do need more fiber
  • Reply 8 of 33
    As groverat said, don't subscribe to cnn.com alerts. They are based in Atlanta, Georgia. This should say enough.



    If you want European news, go to the BBC or Aljazeera... You should definitely get fair and balanced reporting from Aljazeera.
  • Reply 9 of 33
    outsideroutsider Posts: 6,008member
    He has a point. I'm pissed that MacNN doesn't post more PC and Linux news! Those bastards! (how can you distinguist between satire and sarcasm? sometimes I find it hard... oh well it all gets the same effect)
  • Reply 10 of 33
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    Well, Mr. Jennings probably had more impact and success in his chosen field than the Limp Idiots and others will have.



    60 albums, 16 #1 singles, participation in one of the genre's truly groundbreaking albums, membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame, friendships and musical collaborations with Nelson, Kristofferson, Cash, Williams and others.



    And he knew and played with Buddy ****ing Holly, pal.



    So there.







    Rates a "breaking news" announcement in my book.
  • Reply 11 of 33
    The only other programming in europe is "the making of cheese". <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 12 of 33
    timotimo Posts: 353member
    [quote]

    CNN is US based, yes, but they dont do anything else but try to reaffirm that they are the voice of the world, that they take news from every perspective, etc.<hr></blockquote>



    Marketing.



    Did you know coke is the world's favorite soft drink?



    Marketing.



    Making money.



    Marketing.



    "World reporting" [assertion] -&gt; higher Nielsen ratings -&gt; higher ad revenue [except ad rev's are flat now, but that's another story] -&gt; more money -&gt; more marketing.



    Marketing.
  • Reply 13 of 33
    brussellbrussell Posts: 9,812member
    [quote]Originally posted by ZO:

    <strong>I already get enough crap in my mail box and now I have to get a BREAKING NEWS (THE Authority... no?) that a country music person, who probably more than half the Americans didnt even know existed either, had died.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Umm, excuse me. Americans are very knowledgeable - they know exactly who Waylon Jennings is. Are you insulting our intelligence?



    We know all the important people, like Britney Spears, Madonna's children's names, and the entire cast of Friends. So stop trying to say we're ignorant.



    (So we don't know unimportant people like Cheney, Aschroft, and Verhofstadt. What does that prove?)
  • Reply 14 of 33
    outsideroutsider Posts: 6,008member
    That was a pretty dumb post BR. Do you even deny you are a self-hating American?
  • Reply 15 of 33
    kidredkidred Posts: 2,402member
    Waylon Jennings died?
  • Reply 16 of 33
    [quote]Originally posted by Outsider:

    <strong>That was a pretty dumb post BR. Do you even deny you are a self-hating American?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    actually, it was nothing more than the truth. the average american is an idiot.
  • Reply 17 of 33
    andersanders Posts: 6,523member
    Remember december most outstanding breaking news (and it was even made developing story)?:



    [quote]President Bush had noncancerous lesions removed from his face last week. <hr></blockquote>
  • Reply 18 of 33
    outsideroutsider Posts: 6,008member
    Well i didn't even know Modonnah had any children and I don't know the cast of friends. Does that make me even dumber than the 'idiots' who do? Although I DO know who all the others (Cheney, Aschroft, and Verhofstadt) are and what they do. Generalizations and stereotyping are only one step away from blatant racism, I know that's hard to swallow but it's true.
  • Reply 19 of 33
    [quote]Originally posted by ZO:

    <strong>"For World News, Watch CNN" ... more like "For World News as told by the USA watch us"



    So what am I bitching about now? I just got a BreakingNews email that said "-- Country singer Waylon Jennings dies at his Arizona home."



    I am speechless. First: I have NO IDEA who this person is and while I feel sorry for him, I CANNOT understand how this ranks with "Planes crash into Pentagon and TwinTowers", "Anthrax Scare in USA", and heck, even the rediculous news that Bush was overwhlemed by a frikken pretzel.



    Why don't they talk about how today yet again a hundred people got massacred in Sierra Leone for the diamonds which are controlled by DeBeers and others... or the various other civil wars... or whatever.



    I already get enough crap in my mail box and now I have to get a BREAKING NEWS (THE Authority... no?) that a country music person, who probably more than half the Americans didnt even know existed either, had died.





    Gimme a damn break</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Hey ZO. Get a life. Preferably in your own boring stupid country for God's sake. Waylon Jennings was a legend in country music. Only Johnny Cash is left and Faith Hill is the bitch of country bullshit you hear now on the radio. You have a problem with CNN and American News? So do I. It's all bullshit. Most people here will bow to all of Bill O'Reilly's spittle. But that's not my fault or yours...so shut up.
  • Reply 20 of 33
    [quote]Originally posted by Outsider:

    <strong>Well i didn't even know Modonnah had any children and I don't know the cast of friends. Does that make me even dumber than the 'idiots' who do? Although I DO know who all the others (Cheney, Aschroft, and Verhofstadt) are and what they do. Generalizations and stereotyping are only one step away from blatant racism, I know that's hard to swallow but it's true.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    no, the point was that most americans choose to only know stupid and pointless facts...



    dude, yer kinda dense today...
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