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Sensational Strategy

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

By Mike Luckovich

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By Ga, January 4, 2008 at 8:42 pm Link to this comment

when I laugh.

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By Chris, December 29, 2007 at 1:48 pm Link to this comment
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Once again Lukovich has captured the moment accurately. The once-promising cable news (American cable news, that is) is abysmal on most levels. One doesn’t have to look far…MSNBC is a perfect example. Yes, they have Keith Olberman, but his show is only half-way decent for about a half hour before it descends into titillation and celebrity gossip.

And, of course, Fox News is nothing more than the American equivalent of Pravda for the Republican party.

Keith Olberman came out of vacation for one day to do a riveting hour (minus celebrity gossip, etc.) on the day of Bhutto’s assassination. Yet the day before he gave his viewers an entire hour devoted to Oddball segments in his absence.

Is Larry King remotely related in any way to serious interviewing?

It’s the very thing that is driving people who want serious information away from cable news, onto the Internet.

There are other alternatives…Link TV is one, BBC News is another, “Frontline” and “Bill Moyer’s Journal” on PBS are other choices.

It’s good to have the availability of cable news when an event such as the Bhutto assassination occurs. But other than that, with all the available choices in other areas, why would you spend another wasted moment on cable news?

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