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Why CNN isn’t likely to turn away from its increasing reliance on junk news

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Here’s bad news for those saddened to see CNN slink into the tabloid gutter with its breathless shared programing from sister channel HLN: the latter’s Jodi Arias plea coverage was a whopping ratings success. CNN/HLN went with coverage of the Arizona murderer’s plea for her life Tuesday while Fox News and MSNBC stayed with the Oklahoma tornado tragedy. Result: Arias viewers doubled tornado viewers. TV Newser


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