CNN began in 1980, with the letters representing “Cable News Network.” The disparaging nickname “Cartoon News Network” has been cited in print since at least October 2000, but began to be frequently cited in June 2011 after criticism of CNN’s hosting of a GOP debate.
CNN has also been nicknamed the “Chicken Noodle News” (cited in print since 1981), the “Clinton News Network” (cited in print since 1992), the “Communist News Network” (cited in print since 1991), “Certainly Not News” (cited in print since 1993), the “CIA News Network” (cited in print since 1997), the “Criminal News Network” (cited in print since 1998), the “Corporate News Network” (cited in print since 1999), the “Crescent News Network” (cited in print since 2002) and “Crap Not News” (cited in print since 2007).
Cable News Network (CNN) is a U.S. cable news channel founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. Upon its launch, CNN was the first channel to provide 24-hour television news coverage, and the first all-news television channel in the United States. While the news channel has numerous affiliates, CNN primarily broadcasts from its headquarters at the CNN Center in Atlanta, the Time Warner Center in New York City, and studios in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. CNN is owned by parent company Time Warner, and the U.S. news channel is a division of the Turner Broadcasting System.
CNN is sometimes referred to as CNN/U.S. to distinguish the American channel from its international counterpart, CNN International. As of August 2010, CNN is available in over 100 million U.S. households. Broadcast coverage extends to over 890,000 American hotel rooms, and the U.S broadcast is also shown in Canada. Globally, CNN programming airs through CNN International, which can be seen by viewers in over 212 countries and territories. Starting late 2010, the domestic version CNN/U.S., is available in high definition to viewers in Japan under the name CNN HD.
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Subject: [American_Liberty] Digest Number 29
They can’t wait to hear what we have to say so they can twist our words and portray us as radicals and dangerous kooks on the Cartoon News Network to keep the sleeping Sheeple in line.
How to Write for Animation
By Jeffrey Scott
Woodstock, NY: Overlook
The Globfather and his men need only be watching CNN (Cartoon News Network) to see a picture of the kid.
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From: Jim Alder
Date: Tue, 02 Sep 2003 02:02:47 -0000
Local: Mon, Sep 1 2003 9:02 pm
Subject: Re: Cartoon News Network
> According to a recent Nielsen Media survey, more Americans
> between the ages of 18 and 49 watch the Cartoon Network than
> watch CNN. Of course, there could be some confusion among those
> sensible viewers who can’t tell the difference between CNN and
> the Cartoon Network. This may require a focus group.
skippy the bush kangaroo
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
cnn - the cartoon news network
who knew dilbert was doing political humor these days?
Write Noise, Not Flowers
Thursday, May 3, 2007
CNN: Cartoon News Network
Let me preface this post by saying that I’m a young, black male wannabe-writer from Ann Arbor (Michigan) with a degree in poli sci, so when it comes to liberalism I’m like Howard Zinn with an Afro.
Celente Slams “Cartoon News Network” GOP Debate
“It’s the presidential reality show”
June 15, 2011
Trends forecaster and social commentator Gerald Celente has slammed this week’s GOP presidential debate hosted by CNN as a “disgraceful” indication of the decline of America.
Monday’s debate in New Hampshire was characterized by softball questions and discussions of non issues, culminating in the hosts asking each member of the GOP field to name their favourite style of pizza.