Monday, September 12, 2005

RE: CNN - The producer is the ultimate media coach, or, "be sure to GET ANGRY during your segment -- we need "good color" - boosts ratings!

....ahhhhhhhhh, Matt DRUDGE gives me yet another look at the "the man behind the curtain" ----

Yoo-hoo, you, there! Sam Feist, is that you?

Say,Wolf, are you letting him "Blitzer" (er--produce) your show this way, sir? No way! Must be an assistant for sure!

---but wait a minute ---you say that you have always done it this way? Ah, yes. Even Carville - just slip him the triple expresso. So new(s)? And then you ask if Bob Novak's CNN walkoff was staged - a mere "publicity stunt"?

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Mon. Sep 12 2005 12:42:11 ET After weeks of over-the-top Katrina coverage from the mainstream media, LA TIMES'S oped guru Michael Kinsley divulges that CNN has been coaching guests to artificially enhance their on-air emotions!

Kinsley writes:

"The TV news networks, which only a few months ago were piously suppressing emotional fireworks by their pundits, are now piously encouraging their news anchors to break out of the emotional straitjackets and express outrage. A Los Angeles Times colleague of mine, appearing on CNN last week to talk about Katrina, was told by a producer to "get angry"."



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