Funny--the New York Times has not covered the Arias case at all. I don't think there is anything on its website about the verdict. I haven't heard it talked about on MSNBC either. Why and how did it become a big story on CNN?
Thanks to Jon Stewart for pointing that out on tonight's "Daily Show."
HLN's coverage of the Arias trial verdict was pure, unadulerated, sublime camp.
Nancy Grace is as fake as Judge Judy.
What is fake about Judge Judy? She seems pretty transparent to me.
Her show is fake r4. She's a fraud and a loser. She's playing a cartoon character.
I love how people are still claiming CNN to be a liberal network.
[quote]Why and how did it become a big story on CNN?
[quote]I love how people are still claiming CNN to be a liberal network.
Just nitpicking, but Nancy Grace is on HLN, not CNN (and yes, I know they're owned by the same corporate parent). Where HLN is nonstop Jodi Arias, CNN is all about the Cleveland kidnapping victims.
r7, Nancy did this on CNN. They brought her on. Ashleigh is part of CNN, thus the reason she was part of it.
[quote]Her show is fake [R4]. She's a fraud and a loser. She's playing a cartoon character.
Well, that was compelling.
That Ashleign Banfield woman has got to be one of the most absurd, irritating, unprofessional and obnoxious reporters across the television spectrum.
She fits right in on the ridiculous HLN. She's even better suited for Faux News.
I watched her for over a year on the CNN Early State program with Zorida Sambolin (sp?) and she would make her poor co-host cringe at least once an hour.
She's also been fired from every network she's worked for and her time at CNN/Turner is ticking down no doubt. She's just so far down the food chain that Jeff Zucker hasn't noticed her yet.
She really is absolutely horrible.
Nancy always looks like she smells a tiny turd somewhere and can't tell whether it is adhered to her clothes, or what. A disdainful, awful look ALL THE TIME!
[quote]She's also been fired from every network she's worked for
MSNBC fired her for criticizing the practice of having journalists "embedded" with the troops in the early days of the Iraq War. Her bravery in calling out the media for being stenographers for the Dept. of Defense is something this country could use more of. The War Party likes its bought-and-paid-for journalists to be subservient and compliant.
r10 you know nothing about Ashleigh Banfield. She was a rising star during the early days of MSNBC and was good as any broadcast journalist can get. She covered 9-11. In the lead-up to the war, Ashleigh criticized the media for basically going along with the Bush doctrine. She was fired because she spoke out. MSNBC in its early years was a CNN/Fox-wannabe. It also fired Phil Donahue.
CNN could turn any journalist into a cartoon.
MSNBC did some coverage of JA story as well as a "breaking" segment when the verdict was read. Martin Bashir and guests dedicated more time to the story than I would have expected.
Surprisingly, HuffPo seemed like a version of HLN. They loved covering it and linking live trial feed, blogs, comments, etc.
It's pretty obvious. Grace was set up for HLN and Banfield for CNN. They could not share a set-up because they sometimes had to report simultaneously for different networks. It made little sense to have one move to the other's set-up when they both appeared on CNN and then run back when done because they had no desk set-up for more than one reporter at either location.
Whatever, r18. It still looked ridiculous and mock-worthy.