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Friday Funnies: This Is CNN's Train Wreck

If you were flipping between CNN and other news channels yesterday just after 10 a.m. Eastern, then you were probably more than a little bit confused for a few minutes.

The Supreme Court has struck down the individual mandate! No wait, it hasn't! Or did it? Yes, it did? Maybe. First! This just in...we here at CNN have no freaking clue what we're doing! How does my hair look?

Actually, I didn't see CNN's 21st-Century "Dewey Beats Truman" moment in real time because I never watch CNN anymore. I can't take it seriously. Too many distracting, crazy-moving background graphics for my brain to process in one sitting. But I did look at CNN.com's "live blogging" of the Supreme Court decision while it was unfolding, and the "blog" was so messy and unorganized that I didn't waste my time wading through it.

Maybe the folks at CNN ought to spend less time thinking about election night holograms and laughable "breaking news" tweets and more time thinking about news gathering techniques and hiring real reporters who don't look like fashion models? Sorry, CNN; the truth hurts sometimes. Well, at least we'll always have your top-notch disaster coverage. Sigh. Bernie Shaw, you are missed.

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  1. I have bemoaned the CNN "Breaking News" qualifiers for some time. Kardashians are not breaking news. Someone who says they think something might happen but maybe not is not breaking news.

    So yesterday's "Dewey Defeats Truman" moment was a little funnier/sadder than it might have been otherwise.

    I just wish you could watch actual news, without all the "infotainment" we get, or all the little sidebars with what amounts to information overload.

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  2. I'm completely agree with you, Kelly O. Thanks for commenting.

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