Wednesday, January 8, 2014

No News, All the Time

The Great Windbag

“‘CNN president Jeff Zucker recently told Capital New York that the ‘straight newscast model’ is unsustainable,’ Limbaugh said. ‘How does he know? Nobody's doing it!’

“According to Limbaugh, CNN is simply another example of the ‘daily soap opera that everybody thinks is the news.’

“‘But there isn’t any news being reported,’ he said. ‘If these people at CNN really think all they’ve been doing is broadcasting straight news, it’s hopeless!’”

—Rush Limbaugh, world-class windbag and self-styled “newsman,” in Catherine Tiabi, Rush Limbaugh: I Give You More News Than CNN,” on HuffPo, December 2013 

• Editorial Comment: News is unsustainable? Well, Rush should know...
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  1. This time, I agree with Rush. Too much info-tainment on all the cable news channels.

  2. Ummm. You may not like the messenger, but I think you missed the truth of the message. Even among the best of the news services, I see much insidious editorializing in what passes for straight news and way too much "narrative" journalism that makes people dig through emotive verbiage to glean the factual information.