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Do Cameras Determine The News? CNN Thinks So.

CNN’s Jim Acosta recently lost his cool when White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced that the media would have to leave their cameras turned off during the scheduled Q & A session for which they had assembled. In an attempt to get the cameras turned on Acosta repeatedly harassed Spicer by interrupting him and keeping him from speaking with other news reporters in the room.

Is CNN not familiar with radios and their ability to report the news without pictures? Does CNN think that, like comic books, pretty pictures are needed so their viewers will be able to retain some attention during a nightly the news report? Who has decided that only video recordings can accurately transmit the news of the day?

CNN is desperate for TV ratings, and Mr. Acosta is anxious that his face is seen by their viewers.  They insist that they are allowed to capture the news on camera, while not paying enough attention to covering and reporting the news accurately and honestly. In other words, they concentrate more on reporting fake, lying news rather than on just simply reporting the news as it happens. Maybe the plain, straightforward news is not flashy or colorful enough for the big shots at CNN, or maybe reporters like Mr. Acosta consider themselves to be media stars and just like to generate a little extra news by making a ridiculous mountain out of a molehill with his little “why can’t we turn the cameras on” performance.

If the liberal news organizations would concentrate less on the mode of reporting and would halt the lying reporting of the news that they have perfected, and if they would spend more time on non-partisan, non-confrontational reporting of the news, perhaps their ratings would rise as a result. But liberal news organizations are so intent on creating news that is critical of Donald Trump that they are losing credibility as reporters of the news altogether.

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Dave King

Retired AT&T supervisor.

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