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    CNN needed to do something to boost their ratings and draw viewers away from FNC. Why not someone as inflammatory as Erickson? Wolf Blitzer lost me as a viewer some time ago. I do have to give Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanje Gupta for their incredible coverage of the earthquake in Haiti, especially Dr. Gupta.

    "I tried to join a Tea Party, but they called me a DFH, eh.", TMC

    by TheMomCat on Wed Mar 17, 2010 at 11:12:04 AM PDT

    •  I thought there was some exploitation (1+ / 0-)
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      with Dr. Gupta and Anderson Cooper in Haiti.  Something just rubbed me the wrong way about that.  And speaking of Anderson...I used to like his journalistic abilities a lot, but he seems too consumed in being more of a celebrity these days than a genuine journalist.

      •  I truthfully have no idea what was aired (0+ / 0-)

        I was too busy and there was no TV. I don't watch CNN, or for that matter, much other broadcast news. I do know that what they did on the ground was put the force of the media on exposing the lack of coordination and slow response in getting aid. Dr. Gupta also made himself available for consultations and I didn't see any camera crew with him on the numerous times he was at the hospital where I was. People were telling me that they did a good job keeping this disaster in the forefront of the news for much longer than it would have been. I can only relay what people told me and what I saw them doing there to get help for the Haitian people.

        "I tried to join a Tea Party, but they called me a DFH, eh.", TMC

        by TheMomCat on Wed Mar 17, 2010 at 04:00:23 PM PDT

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        •  If they've done a good job at keeping it in the (0+ / 0-)

          news, then why has it pretty much disappeared from their network overall?  People in Haiti are still suffering (just read about the disgusting incidents of 2 year olds being raped) but I don't see them showing that on the news anymore.  I think it's exploitation though, because they could have easily not shown it and rather asked for people's help.  People saw what happened in Haiti and donated.  They don't need to show people having medical practices done on them...we know that CNN wouldn't show it if it wasn't for ratings.

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