Force-Feeding >>> Gag Reflex
Andrew Sullivan headline: "When All The Media Narratives Collapse — In case after case, the US MSM just keeps getting it wrong."
"[W]hen the sources of news keep getting things wrong, and all the errors lie in the exact same direction, and they are reluctant to acknowledge error, we have a problem. If you look back at the last few years, the record of errors, small and large, about major stories, is hard to deny. It’s as if the more Donald Trump accused the MSM of being ‘fake news’ the more assiduously they tried to prove him right."
"We all get things wrong. What makes this more worrying is simply that all these false narratives just happen to favor the interests of the left and the Democratic party. And corrections, when they occur, take up a fraction of the space of the original falsehoods. These are not randos tweeting false rumors. They are the established press.
"What we got in the MSM was an overreaction, a reflexive overreach to make the news fit the broader political fight. This is humanly understandable. It is professionally unacceptable. And someone has got to stop it."
Blood In Water
Zero Hedge: "After CNN ratings crashed through the floor once again in October – with not one single show averaging at least 1 million viewers, a major shakeup is in the works at the network.
"According to Deadline, Discovery chief David Zaslav — who is widely expected to assume stewardship of CNN after its merger with WarnerMedia is complete — has kept his public comments on the failing news network close the the vest."
Jon Nicosia: "Scoop: CNN is going back to a 100% news channel. A ‘good number’ of the ‘talent/staff’ will be let go to align to that new mission. 👉David Zaslav Vows To Be ‘Very Hands-On’ And LA-Based In Running Warner Bros Discovery."
"He has to do something dramatic. If merged today ‘Shark Week’ would eclipse every show on @cnn by a mile."