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Taking A Conference Break

I'm sitting in a session that consists of "speed dating" business plans. I haven't heard one worth blogging.

But now for something completely different. This is pretty funny--the wishing well:

The list of people to get Fox News Channel's best wishes in print lengthens all the time. Here are some others:

* Ted Turner. The CNN founder called Fox a "propaganda voice" of the Bush administration and compared its popularity to Adolf Hitler's rise in Germany before World War II. Briganti: "Ted is understandably bitter having lost his ratings, his network and now his mind. We wish him well."

Posted by Rand Simberg at July 21, 2006 06:09 PM
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Poor Ted. He used to be a big shot cable mogul. Now he is just sad and mad and he owes the U.N. those promised bucks he may not make EVER.

If he thinks FOX is the house organ for the Bush Administration, then he, and CNN, must be the voice of the DNC. He certainly takes the Democrat Liberal side in his own words and deeds and his networks aren't exactly centrists.

Posted by Steve at July 21, 2006 07:29 PM

I don't think CNN has time to be the voice of the DNC. They're too busy being the voice of Hezbollah and Hamas. That Saddam gig really worked out well for them.

Posted by Bill Maron at July 21, 2006 07:38 PM

to the casual observer, very little difference in
Hezbollah, and the DNC. They are both working toward taking down our country.

Posted by Steve at July 21, 2006 07:42 PM

Frankly, CNN and Fox News are pathetic with little news content. I find the internet to be far more useful than either one of these. I consider CNN's common "live" news where some reporter ad libs in front of the camera for thirty minutes to be remarkably boring and probably the main cause of its ratings loss. Their talking head programs are pretty trite too. I rarely find the channel useful.

Fox News always seems to be talking about terrorism or events in the Middle East. Even if one ignores the annoying shilling that Fox does for the Bush administration, Fox tends to be low on content and high on FUD. But CNN is more useless than Fox. Headline News is pretty useful when it's in the thirty minute news cycle, and not in the hey-we-can-stick-another-talking-head-in-this-channel format.

So for a quick dose, Headline News is useful. I'll check out Fox, if
I want to get the latest on some terrorist attack or the Bush spin on an event. Sometimes I do. And CNN, if I want to kill myself through a painful form of boredom.

Bloomberg or CNBC delivers more despite their business focus. In particular, I think if Bloomberg were to deploy a non-partisan, non-business news channel, they'd probably whup both Fox and CNN.

I notice that Fox isn't wishing Bloomberg "well".

Posted by Karl Hallowell at July 21, 2006 08:53 PM

I wish CNN well as they continue to hasten their slide into the deep darkness oblivious irrelevance.

Hey, this could turn into a spin-off of the "Bulwer-Lytton" contests. How cool is that?

Posted by Dave G at July 21, 2006 11:33 PM

"to the casual observer, very little difference in Hezbollah, and the DNC. They are both working toward taking down our country."

Absolutely right, which is why Democrats should be thrown in Gitmo. It is about time that this country went after its subversives.

Posted by Doug Eidos at July 22, 2006 07:25 AM

FOX has been definitely pumping Israel and Lebanon. THAT'S THE BIG STORY THIS WEEK!!

When thw Towers got hit they pumped that. Katrina was the buzz most of last summer.

FOX is more Conservative than most. But how could it NOT be? Only by going further to the left, I think. At least FOX will have 2 sides of an issue argued. The Big 3 get Kerry, Pelosi et al for the liberals and McCain as the voice of conservatives. Now that's fair and balanced.

The real issue is NOT getting all our news from one source. I like you do a great deal of digging on line to mine the truth. Many people don't do that and that's why they get sold a bill of goods.

Posted by Steve at July 22, 2006 09:24 AM

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