Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Three Things I don't like about CNN

The other day, I read an article quoting the Time Warner chairman saying that the real problem is CNN not CNNmoney.com which is doing well.

So, here is a take from the Asian side:

Too begin with, CNN is too, for want of a better word, 'magaziny', perhaps trying too hard to become Time magazine-like, whose time is itself gone now, for the increasingly prosperous and aspirational Asian audience.

1. Interviews far too many celebrities.
2. Lots of bland anchors and presenters who try too hard to inject their personalities into the program -everyone wants to become Michael Palin.
3. Few shows worth watching week after week: the only two shows worth watching on CNN right now are The Daily Show (from Comedy Central) and Richard Quest's show.

It doesn't grab you the way BBC does with forthright text and imagery- documentary like video - or, maybe I have better reception than my friends.

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At 2:02 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this is a series on media-criticism, then you are onto a good thing.

- Sam


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