According to senior foreign affairs correspondent Bernard Hammelburg the problem lies with the type of news that is CNN’s trade mark: general unbiased news no longer holds the viewer’s attention.
The proof: Larry King’s counterpart at the right-wing TV station Fox News, Sean Hannity, gets four times as many viewers with his endless ranting against Obama, the Democrats and anything he sees as ‘leftist’.
Even the editors of the world-famous ‘BBC Newshour’ now grumble that it would be cheaper to simply send the few remaining viewers a DVD. Bernard Hammelburg can see what lies ahead: in a few years time there will be no place for ‘real news’ on television.
Westerbeek van Eerten
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