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A "Hard News" Channel?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by SlickWillie71, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. SlickWillie71

    SlickWillie71 Member

    I forgot who had mentioned it first (I think it was Ed Schultz), but I do think there is room for a news channel that focuses strictly on major news stories with an emphasis on international affairs and pushing on stories that are only grazed by the infotainment media that gives more time to roundtable discussions on Brittany Spears' parenting and Lindsay Lohan's troubles. I think there is a market for a channel that is not corporately owned and is willing to ask the hard questions and pursue issues that CNN, Faux News and MSNBC won't.

  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Great idea; it will never work. Ratings would suck because sex sells
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    And not corporate owned?

    Good luck getting carried by the the corporate-owned cable behemoths.
  4. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Isn't that what PBS supposed to be?
  5. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Judging by the thread title, I thought Naked News had a new rival.
  6. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

    If sex sells, how wood a Hard News channel fail? ;D
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Headline News used to be that way - then they switched to two 15 minute wheels each half-hour and added "personalities."
  8. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    BBC News?
  9. Ding. You beat me to it.

    Meanwhile, Al-Jazeera ain't exactly leading with Paris Hilton these days, either ...
  10. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    I haven't seen Al-Jazeera English. What are folks' thoughts on it?
  11. Can't say I've seen much of it, either. All I know of it is the news clips you see on other channels, but I think they'll run bodies and shit - which they should do here prominently. Maybe we'd have less war.
  12. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    I wish it were available more widely, if only so that we could have the opportunity to see the other side.

    Not saying I'd watch a steady diet of it.
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