Friday, June 29, 2012
It’s no secret CNN, the once mighty cable news organization, has lost half its viewers over the past two years.
Recently, it was reported CNN had posted the lowest primetime ratings in 21 years.
From making grievous geography errors like identifying the city of London, UK, 115 miles 115 miles northeast where Norwich is located, to hiring rightwing pundit Eric Erickson, who threatened to shoot any census worker who appears at his frontdoor, to making spelling errors only a fifth grader could make, to letting itself be repeatedly punked by the Howard Stern radio show, to inexplicably hiring Piers Morgan who has suspected ties to the Rupert Murdock phone hacking scandal, as a replacement for Larry King. CNN is a pathetic shell of its former self.
But CNN’s lameness was forever memorialized yesterday at 10:17 a.m. EST, when the network erroneously reported the decision by the United States Supreme Court had struck down the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act, AKA, ObamaCare.
Listen carefully as braindead anchor Wolf Blitzer opines, “Wow, that’s a dramatic moment.” And as a bonus pleasure, after CNN makes a fool of itself, keep watching the video as FIXED News anchor Bill Hemmer reports, “We have breaking news on the Fox News Channel, the individual mandate has been ruled unconstitutional.”
Keep in mind, the individual mandate is the centerpiece of the case opponents of the Affordable Care Act argued before the United States Supreme Court. This was no careless mistake by CNN (and FIXED News). This was careless reporting to the nth degree.