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James MacArthur
CNN, MSNBC, Fox show true colors in choice of stories this week
CNN, MSNBC, Fox show true colors in choice of stories this week

Last week was a great one for cable news watching. Not because any one channel did such outstanding work, but rather because several stories clamored simultaneously for the camera’s attention. The choices that a channel makes in such situations are usually one of the best barometers of where it really lives. After two days and nights of watching CNN ping-pong back and forth on location from the Cleveland captivity story to the Jodi Arias trial in Arizona, I can say for the first time since Jeff Zucker took over as president in January that I have a pretty good idea of where his CNN is headed day-to-day. And the ratings last week say that direction might be a good one — at...

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