MSM: We are better than the worst!


CNN wants us to know that they “[We] share people’s expectations of CNN and have delivered far more coverage of the Iranian election and aftermath than any other network.”

This is like a sports team saying we got close to the championship! CNN is comparing itself to the 3 nets who have news bureaus, MSNBC which specializes in political opinion above all else (from Scarborough to Maddow) and FoxNews which specializes in pushing right wing opinions. Neither of them are full time news stations. CNN really is the news station. They should have been able to cobble together something useful for that Friday evening besides spot updates. And then:

Ombud: WP on its worst days is better than most metro papers on their best days

Better? I would hope so. Most metro papers are going bankrupt. Still doesn’t make it good enough.