February 14, 2005 10:39 AM   Subscribe

Resignation at CNN Shows the Growing Influence of Blogs. With the resignation Friday of a top news executive from CNN, conservative bloggers have laid claim to a prominent media career for the second time in five months.
posted by semmi (13 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: we covered this ground on saturday

Been there.
posted by at 10:43 AM on February 14, 2005

It'd be great if bloggers could use their power to, you know, do some actual research, rather than to stir up hype/outrage over a guy saying something (inappropriate or not) that may have had some truth to it.
posted by Flem Snopes at 10:46 AM on February 14, 2005

Bloggers mastrubate because of their armchair omnipotence over mainstream media. Scarrrry ...
posted by homodigitalis at 10:47 AM on February 14, 2005

What I wonder in all this is why, if CNN has at the top of its structure all these ravings lefties, the coverage is so banal? They were okay during the election, but no great, and ever since they've gone back to acting as a Presidential mouthpiece.

Burn 'em all, I say.
posted by The God Complex at 11:05 AM on February 14, 2005

I find it interesting they made reference to the Gannon story ("Morever, last week liberal bloggers forced a sketchily credentialed White House reporter to quit his post.") without saying another word about it.
posted by GhostintheMachine at 11:07 AM on February 14, 2005

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posted by exparrot at 11:11 AM on February 14, 2005

Since apparently no one is looking at's link, allow me rephrase his response more directly: DOUBLE POST.
posted by casu marzu at 11:13 AM on February 14, 2005

One thing I find curious about all of these things - Jordan, Rather, that reporter guy, the Trent Lott affair, the New York Times' editors - is that none of the protagonists have ever said that it was the hostile blogging that did for them.

I'll make a wager that Jordan isn't resigning because some guys with websites are calling him names. I'll bet he's resigning because the US Army has whispered that if he thinks his reporters are going ever have access to the front line again, he'd better think again.

He was the head of a news network at the time when the biggest stories of the decade are going to involve the US military. Any loss of good faith between CNN and the Pentagon would have been a slow burning disaster for the network, so they dropped him like third period French.

That certain bloggers asked for the same thing is just a coincidence. What do these people think the senior management of any media company do all day? Read warbloggers and do their bidding? Right.
posted by DangerIsMyMiddleName at 11:14 AM on February 14, 2005

Until bloggers take down the President, all of this is just appetizer. I want the main course!

And casu marzu, yep, I saw it was a double. Still wanted to comment.
posted by fenriq at 11:18 AM on February 14, 2005

Abdullah Abdullah, Afghanistan's foreign minister, left, and Eason Jordan participated in a recent panel discussion in Davos, Switzerland.

Abdullah Abdullah is a cool name
posted by delmoi at 11:34 AM on February 14, 2005

While the subject matter is the same, the perspective is not. One questions the "unbiased" media's legitimacy in its checks and balances role, the other questions the effects of conservative blog-troops.
posted by semmi at 11:37 AM on February 14, 2005

Abdullah Abdullah is a cool name

I wonder if he has ever hung out with Boutros Boutros-Ghali.
posted by mullingitover at 11:56 AM on February 14, 2005

semmi: are NYT & New Yorker paying you by the link or something?
posted by dhoyt at 11:58 AM on February 14, 2005

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