CNN's cast of British (and Aussie) reporters and anchors
...do they perhaps do this intentionally? Are there no American's capable and qualified to be foreign correspondents. The U.S has at least two or three world renowned schools of journalism. Aren't there any Americans CNN is able to hire?
British and Aussie Passports are much better, in terms of getting into war-torn countries, than US passports.
Any gossip on Becky Anderson?
Or Michael Holmes?
Or Max Foster?
R2: A few years ago, there were some threads here on datalounge asking about Becky Anderson's sexuality, but no one seemed to know much.
I remember Michael Holmes mentioned he had kids. not sure about his current marital status.
Michael Holmes and Phil Black are both sexy Aussies. Max Foster is very cute. Then there's the one with the three names-he's the hottest of them all.
are they cheaper? I ask because that's why hollywood has been outsourcing to a lot of British and Aussie actors. I find it annoying when a story like The Great Gatsby had such an awful remake. The director, and most of the cast except for DiCaprio and Maguire were Aussie. WTF
They're there mainly for CNN International. They're the main anchors and reporters on CNNI. Secondarily they appear on the main CNN.
R10, does it bother you that Les Miserables had a UK/US cast?
I did like some Richard-what's-his-cock who was out fucking dudes for meth in the park.
CNN International keeps the network in the black, where as CNN (US) bleeds money. It makes sense that there'd be a reliance on the international team.
"I did like some Richard-what's-his-cock who was out fucking dudes for meth in the park."
I believe starting this week he is now based in New York. The Ramble is beckoning.
R12 they're both hollywood films. If something is made in hollywood, there should be a lot of American actors. I do think it's good when a film about another country has at least 1 actor from that country though. The idea of a hollywood film using mostly non-Americans for an American story is bizarre but it's about $$$$$$.
The Great Gatsby remake sucked ass.
R16, The Great Gatsby was made in Australia.
"The Great Gatsby was made in Australia."
Payback for The Thorn Birds being made in California.
Yes, R8, Nick Patton-Walsh. That's his name.
I'd like his thick British beer can cock inside me quite deeply.
Brit & Aussie journalists are just better.
>>> "I did like some Richard-what's-his-cock who was out fucking dudes for meth in the park."
Yes and I like that it was no big deal and he just carried on with his job.
I agree with OP. I watch a lot of BBC and Acorn movies and shows on DVD. their films and TV shows are very well done ,specially when they do period films ,which they are always spot on like no one else. They grasp eras of history like no one else and they are far better than the American film industry. They are just incredible. I give credit when credit is due. However, When ever they have an actor portraying an American, they make the American out to be an idiot, completely stupid, obnoxious,arrogant, and a show off. I think it's really unfair because most of the American films that have actors portraying the British, they portray them pretty fair. Also, I think it sucks because when there are opportunities in the US for them, they jump right to it, so our money and jobs are good but we are a piece of crap!
WHET Michsel Ware?
Also I believe Richsrd Quest was also caught w some rope around his neck and balls?
R25, regarding Michael Ware:
"In May 2010, began a one-year leave of absence from CNN to be treated for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
In September 2010, the program Australian Story on ABC network in Australia ran a two-part special on Ware's career.
In February 2011, confirmed that he would not be returning to CNN. He later told an Australian newspaper that he has formed a film company and is working on a documentary about his time in Iraq.
In April 2011, added to the list of contributors to The Daily Beast and also wrote a column for Newsweek."
[quote] I think it's really unfair because most of the American films that have actors portraying the British, they portray them pretty fair.
Are you unaware of tradition of casting Brits as villains?
I'm not anti-British or Aussie but I think currently there's an overload in the entertainment and news markets in the US. I think more Americans should be used, and if they want to go foreign, why not mix it up more? I'd like to see people from other countries, not just fucking UK and Australia.
Great Gatsby was a disgrace-yeah it was made in Australia but hollywood greenlighted it. 1 of the worst remakes in a while.
Let's stay on topic, shall we? We're talking about Brits/Aussies on CNN.
What's Max Foster's story?
That's why I stopped watching CNN years ago.
R30, Foster is now CNN's royal correspondent and appears mostly on CNN International. He is married with three kids, according to Wikipedia, and is half Swedish.
R29 more Irish wouldn't be a bad thing.
That Irish queen on RTE was really handsome. He's gradually losing his looks.
[quote] Yes and I like that it was no big deal and he just carried on with his job.
That's right, Christine!
If you can fuck and suck all the guys you want as you travel, Richard Quest should be able to as well!
R5, the thread on Becky Anderson a few years ago was hugely informative (one of the rare times when I believe the "insider" info on DL). From it I learned that she's definitely a lezzie and in a relationship with another female journalist called Jane Dutton, a South African who works for Al Jazeera.
The only thing that stood in her Wiki`s `Private life` section was that she is a Tottenham Hotspurs and Chelsea supporter.
What`s with all those CNN anchors named Anderson...
I stopped watching CNN years ago because of all the foreign correspondents. I want an American viewpoint not some pretentious European or Middle East opinion.
I don't want a slanted American viewpoint. There's a better overall view of U.S. news from BBC.
[quote]I stopped watching CNN years ago because of all the foreign correspondents. I want an American viewpoint not some pretentious European or Middle East opinion.
Translation: I want the ignorant bullshit propaganda that in no way reflects the truth of the situation.
[quote]I don't want a slanted American viewpoint. There's a better overall view of U.S. news from BBC.
R40 wants the BBC slant on the news.
Off the topic of CNN, can any of you British DLers explain to me how BBC reporter Ore Oduba is engaged...to a woman?
[quote]I'm not anti-British or Aussie but I think currently there's an overload in the entertainment and news markets in the US. I think more Americans should be used, and if they want to go foreign, why not mix it up more? I'd like to see people from other countries, not just fucking UK and Australia.
Hell, even the guy playing MLK in "Selma" is BRITISH.
CNN International is to CNN Domestic as AP classes are to Special Ed.
Errol Barnett is hot. Some of them are just irritating, mediocre and pointless though.
As for the arguing in this thread, don't all of you realize that every news report is slanted? It doesn't matter what country or news company it comes from.
R39 - There's a place just for you. It's called Fox News.