November 26, 2008

Why covering the econ crisis is hard for CNN

A slightly tongue-in-cheek rebuke to CNN from Boing-Boing on why it is so difficult to cover the economic crisis going on.

Some of my favorite reasons:
  • It's not a hurricane so Anderson Cooper of CNN is unable to position himself in the middle of the storm for optimal drama...
  • Where are the winning and losing teams?
  • I can almost hear producers wondering each night if there isn't a
    better story to lead with. "Isn't there a story we can do on Sarah
  • Why can't this be happening to Russia or China? CNN would send Christiane Amanpour there.

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