“It makes you wonder if …”

As I’ve mentioned here before, I hate CNN with all my passion.

I’m talking, specifically, about the network, and how a once-respected and trusted entity has turned to bullshit nonsense sludge of the worst degree. It’s amazing—I’m a liberal guy, and I even detest CNN more than Fox. Why? Because while Fox is clearly biased, at least its gurus know what they’re doing, and who they’re after.

CNN is just looking for viewers—content be damned.

Classic example from today is the above clip: Segment features a pilot and an air traffic controller sparring. OK, it’s not exactly news. In fact, it’s not news at all. It’s the sort of thing CNN loves this day—cheap, gossipy, worthless fluff. But … OK. Let’s allow CNN the argument that it’s important, because there have been a few crashes of late. The clip is played, the argument is heard … and then this fool starts talking …

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… and she says: “Considering the number of close calls we’ve had, it makes you wonder if there’s some tension going on in between pilots and air traffic control.”

Um … what? Really? A single exchange, somehow obtained by CNN, makes you wonder whether there’s an outbreak of hard feelings? One exchange gives you that idea? Really? Really?

Jon Stewart noted that 24-hour news networks only work when there’s war or catastrophe, and he’s right. Otherwise, CNN is left to speculate, guess, track down experts who aren’t experts. The network—once truly exceptional—is a joke, because it no longer cares about proper news coverage, or pursuing the tough stories. Hell, why do that when you can have this woman …

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… and this woman …

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… and this dude …

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… speculate and guess.