Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Cut the drama, CNN !

We finally got tired of watching the repeated 3-hour old CNN footage of the Taj Hotel burning in the night and switched to NDTV which is live and shows blue skies in Mumbai and a Taj Hotel that is no longer burning but still slightly smoldering. While I can understand CNN's need for drama, and desperate need to bump up viewership now that the Presidential race is over, I thought this media organization is all about live reporting and real-time telecasts. This footage been shown is several hours old, and terribly frustrating for people who want to follow what's going on. Now we have people pontificating intellectually in studios in the US when they should be talking to people on the ground in India. IS CNN losing its mojo? Click here to see real live video. NDTV is the reliable Indian channel for live news.

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