Monday, February 21, 2005

HEADLINE NEWS' NEW LOOK

Time to move on from hockey, people.

CNN Headline News has a new look, as many of you may have heard- they have a new entertainment show and a new legal show with Nancy Grace. Here's an article in the NY Daily News on what you can expect.

1 comment:

THOTH said...

CNN Headline News Ruins its own Brand Image - NANCY GRACE...Are you kidding me?

I used to be the biggest fan of CNN Headline News. It WAS great. I used to tune in a couple of times a night…at least before they butchered the show.

Their new format is shameful. Have any of you seen Headline News Prime Time or Showbiz Tonight?

No these are not new CNN channels, instead they have turned a once respectable CNN Headline News into a pretty much gossip news station at night…it is just awful.

Basically, rather than having real news, they have this night-time format that focuses on entertainment news and gossip. It is awful...worse than FoxNews...Actually it is more like The Enquirer meets FoxNews.

I refuse to watch this garbage. They have even given NANCY GRACE (talk about trashy, she is the queen of trash) a legal show to ramble on about Hollywood trials and everything else that you would read in a Hollywood Gossip column. She is about as news worthy as page 6 in the New York Post.

This is the opposite of real news. Remember when CNN Headline News focused on the economy, politics and international affairs? This was when they used to focus 95% on real news on only about 5% on fluff. How can they think that people will now tune in to CNN to see only 5% real news and the rest gossip about entertainment or celebrity trials.

And what in the World were they thinking of giving Nancy Grace her own hour long show. There are so many great anchors at CNN and they give Nancy Grace a show straight out of Court TV or the Enquirer or the Gossip Channel or wherever she crawled out of.

CNN Headline News used to be a channel that I could see being left on in the press room of the White House, but you think they would leave it on this channel now...hell no people would think they were watching Entertainment Tonight.

Please, if you have not yet seen prime time tonight...check it out tonight. It is usually on later in the evening. After you have seen this garbage, try telling me that I am wrong.

The fact that Larry King has Nancy Grace on his show and that CNN Headline News gave her an hour-lonng show has really tarnished the CNN brand image for me.