Wednesday, February 13, 2008

I heard the news today, oh boy...

Dear CNN,

I get it. News media outlets are taking a beating these days. You've got too much competition, and there's too much information out there. Not to mention that you have to try to balance what's important with what's popular, and rarely do the two meet. However, this week, I and many others believe you've made a grave error. Yeah, I'm talking about this. Even though I don't always agree with him, he's one of the most engaging, intelligent writers I know of. And you canned him for being, well... engaging and intelligent, essentially.

But what's more important is - the man's got a pretty impressive readership. And by taking this action, it's entirely possible that you're going to open up a box that you won't be able to close. Word gets around, and this one is moving quickly. I suspect this won't be your first angry letter.

Just thought you should know.

7 comments:

Jayne said...

have I told you lately how much I love you?

GiveEmHellHarry said...

What the fuck?

demondoll said...

CNN made a huge mistake. They'll know soon enough if they haven't yet caught on.

d said...

if they're gonna start firing people, i hope that tony snow gets it soon. god, that man is annoying

Ms. Mix & Bitch said...

Good job...

On another note, why the fuck am I in your "debris" blogroll?

Caren
www.MixTapeTherapy.com

A Bowl Of Stupid said...

Yeah, I was worried this was gonna happen. If you happen to get a hold of the kid, remind him that I think this would make a GREAT test case (publicity-wise, legally, and most importantly right now, monetarily). Fuck them.

As an aside, I guess it's a good thing that YOU write under YOUR real name and YOUR work already knows all about your increasingly prolific internet endeavors, huh?

All I'm saying -- coming from my former career -- is watch yourself. Ya' hear me, kiddo?

Take care, and thanks to you and Meg for the medical advice.
-M

RottweilerTOM said...

Both CNN and DXM will survive...and Chez will be fine....

Remember CNN feeds mostly trite garbage to the masses, while Chez feeds thought-provoking commentary to the mostly intelligent. We need both factions in order to make fun of the other.