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CNN Drops Science Unit

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7 comments to CNN Drops Science Unit

  • IPVlazy

    To be honest CNN for me has never been a reliable source of news. They are always up for making a big deal about something that they know will make people fearful, and not up for reporting on things that actually matter. Don’t get me wrong, they do on occasion do things right, but way too seldom is this the case. So therefore it does not surprise me that they would do something like this since this tends to be just part of the trend of CNN.

  • patrik.e

    A sad. sad development indeed.

  • Nigel

    CNN’s coverage of science in general is on the same level as Fox or MSNBC, but their space science section was always a cut above. I think it had a lot, if not all, to do with Mr. O’Brien. When Phoenix landed on Mars he knew what he was talking about, and when the Columbia broke up over Texas he had a firm grasp on what had, and was occurring. This is not a good development.

  • idoubtit

    I have two comments on this. First, this is weird. Why now? Why not when the hostile-to-science Bush administration was in high gear and censoring all science anyway. Second, now is the time for an alternative internet channel to give us real news. I don’t like CNN for news anyway – their focus is now entertainment with D.L. Hugeley (sp?), Lou Dobbs, Larry King, Nancy Grace, etc. I don’t call that news. (I don’t call it entertainment for me either.)

  • dcardani

    I know that they also stopped their tech reporting a year or two ago. They used to have “Next @ CNN,” which, while not great, was a reasonably decent show. It seems like this is just the next thing in line to get the axe.

    CNN has become pretty unwatchable lately. They’ve got MTV syndrome. They used to have headline news, and it was about 1 thing – giving you all the recent headlines in a half hour. Now I can barely find headline news on the network they call “Headline News!” It’s almost always Nancy Grace 24 hours a day. It’s horrible! And if you switch over to regular CNN it’s one dumb story for hours on end, broken up by Lou Dobbs complaining about immigrants. It’s really retarded.

  • Gerry

    I think we can all agree that Bush is hostile to science, but what exactly does “censoring all science” mean?

    I don’t watch CNN on TV, but I do read their website, and they’ve been posting some pretty pathetic news stories lately. One was about a piano the police found in the woods. That’s all there was to it. “We found a piano and we don’t know why it’s there.” Maybe bigfoot put it there? It would be lame for a local news outlet to run a non-story like that, but CNN?

  • Paul Ganssle

    I am somewhat skeptical that there ever was such a unit. Could they have come up with a better name for their “Chief” of science than Miles O’Brien? Let me guess, he is married to someone named Kieko and he loves darts. What a “crazy coincidence”. You sheep are all the same, believing what the mainstream media want you to believe. Open your eyes and see that CNN has pulled the wool over them! (Yeah, that’s right, they forced you to close your eyes AND they have packed your eyes with wool. Deal with it.)

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