Sunday, February 07, 2010

Your CC HQ reading assignment, should you decide to accept it.

Mock the following Blogging Tory in at least five totally independent ways:

The last days of broadcast news

Fin de siecle CBS News is not a happy place, at least according to this headline - 90 CBS News employees cut, Couric keeps $14 million salary. Also ponder this quote from a disgruntled CBS employee,

“She makes enough to pay 200 news reporters $75,000 a year!" demands a veteran producer. "It's complete insanity."

Meanwhile, showing all the tact and sensitivity of Marie Antoinette, Katie Couric “frolics in Haute Couture and diamonds” (according to the Drudge Report headline) in this over-the-top Harper’s Bazaar video shoot.

Considering that Fox News generates more profit than CNN, MSNBC, ABC News, NBC News and CBS News combined, it can only be a matter of time before one of the broadcast news services (as opposed to cable) switches over to a conservative format. My guessing is that one of them would have done it by now except that they are afraid of US government retribution while Obama inhabits the White House. However if the Republicans take Congress in 2010 and it becomes clear that President Obama is a lame duck, look for a dramatic switch sometime in 2011.

The one to look for? My guess, CBS. They’ve go the lowest ratings, and they can save about $13.5 million on the newsreaders salary right off the top.

There is no need to show your work -- minimally aware people will understand why you're laughing at him.

And ... go.


Unknown said...

The ability to read is what separates humans from Blogging Tories.

Ti-Guy said...

What are you running here, a torture chamber? It's bad enough being exposed, yet again, to the right wing irrationality of confusing popularity with quality (not that any broadcast news network stands for anything remotely resembling standards of journalistic good practice, never mind excellence), let alone be asked find four more ways to criticise that patently useless piece of pretentious Boggin' Toree drivel.

And that's going on the assumption that the supercilious twit got his facts straight in the first place.

Cameron Campbell said...

Hahhaha.. do they think that people come with their own clothing and accessories to photo shoots? hahahahahahahaha....

Luna said...

I'd like to see the source for "Considering that Fox News generates more profit than CNN, MSNBC, ABC News, NBC News and CBS News combined". :)

What a moron.