Thursday CNN got some more good news on that front with an audience measurement survey that shows its dominance among news channels in Africa. And this report comes on the heels of similiar surveys from other continents.
After watching coverage of the Wisconsin recall, I am convinced more than ever that it's time for a major press gut check. We have been in real trouble for a long time with TV news, but we truly have reached a new low of partisanship at MSNBC and Fox News -- and confusion at CNN.
I have had my disagreements with Keith Olbermann the last few years, but I have watched mostly with admiration as night after night he has covered the Occupy protest movement like no one else in the media.
I promised myself I was going to give CNN's new weeknight host Erin Burnett a full week of shows before I reviewed her. It was hard keeping that promise Monday night when I saw her pay a visit to the Occupy Wall Street encampment so she could look down her nose at and mock the folks there.
As one media reporter who was genuinely concerned about the turn CNN seemed to be taking last year when it hired Eliot Spitzer, I am not going to try and hide how impressed and pleased I am with the lineup the cable news network announced today.