“They just don’t get it” doesn’t even come close to CNN’s attempts to even remotely catch up to Fox News in the ratings.

Years ago, CNN hired Jonathan Klein, who was formerly in charge of CBS News, which began its death spiral on Klein’s watch. CNN continued declining after Klein’s hire, and last month CNN fired Klein.

Now there’s a good chance CNN will spend a pile of money to get the CBS anchor who presides over the newscast that has fallen to all-time low numbers — good luck with that, CNN:

Friends of Katie Couric are saying the chances of her remaining at CBS are getting slimmer.

CNN appears especially eager to sign Couric now that the new show starring ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer is off to a stumbling start.

Jeff Bewkes, the CEO of CNN’s parent company, Time Warner, yesterday said that CNN has the money “to pay for some of the biggest talent in TV news” — just when CBS was saying that the era of the big-salary anchor is ending.

Yeah, that’s what CNN needs to lure away Fox News viewers — More big city liberal MSM swagger.

Good luck with that, CNN!

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5 Responses to “CNN Defining Insanity”

  1. Clu Seatoe on October 10th, 2010 2:07 pm

    Rupert must own a major stake in CNN’s most trusted consulting firm.

  2. SignPainterGuy on October 10th, 2010 2:20 pm

    Throwing major bucks at the teachers unions and still more good money after bad has done little if any good toward effectively educating our kids; just ask a young person a real question nowa days !! And look at the many stories about teachers spending their own money and coming up with creative means to buy necessary classroom supplies that aren`t being afforded by the school systems !!

    Look at "All the Presidents Men" who said , "we are the ones we`ve been waiting for" essentially saying that socialism has always failed ONLY because "The RIGHT" people weren`t in control !! Look at the huge salaries paid to the "Pretty Faces" by the networks and STILL their ratings fell !!

    Amazing that a self-employed guy schooled mostly at Hard Knocks U. can see clearly that "money" is not the answer but the Wizards of Major U. Smart can`t !!

    Somewhere along the line you must provide what people need and ACTUALLY WANT !!

  3. Doug on October 10th, 2010 2:43 pm

    Heh! Good point.

  4. fleeceme on October 10th, 2010 9:30 pm

    They run their companies like they run government, unpopular programs that only survive because they subsidize their existence. I honestly don't know how these companies stay in business, they must charge some crazy advertising.

    Common sense dictates you appeal to the largest audience possible, which is why Fox News has been number one for a while now. It just seems these companies are purposely doing everything to have the smallest viewership. Is this some sort of left-wing conspiracy to provide more cries for a "Fairness Doctrine" of some sort?

  5. Clu Seatoe on October 10th, 2010 11:18 pm

    If CBS were the nation of France, or Britton, worn out new reader Couric would be the failing socialized medical system in those countries.

    In that scenario CNN would be America and its chiefs would be BHO and other Dems, (deliberately running their faces into the brick walls of the voters and taking fire axes to their political careers.)

    So CNN looks across the pond at Couric, sees the failure and says, “…let’s try that.” (One can only respond, Huuh?) Even so, BHO et al looks across and sees the failures and says, “…lets try that.”

    But there is one glaring difference. We can only surmise that CNN thinks it would help.

    But there’s no doubt BHO is only out to destroy.

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