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Entry from August 29, 2015
Communist News Network (CNN nickname)

Cable News Network (CNN) began in 1980 as the first all-news television channel. Some critics of CNN have claimed that the network has an anti-American, pro-globalist slant to the news. The nickname “Communist News Network” (for “CNN") has been cited in print since at least 1991.

CNN has also been nicknamed the “Chicken Noodle News” (cited in print since 1981), the “Clinton News Network” (cited in print since 1992), “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 “Cartoon News Network” (cited in print since 2000), the “Crescent News Network” (cited in print since 2002) and “Crap Not News” (cited in print since 2007).


Wikipedia: CNN
Cable News Network, almost always referred to by its initialism 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. In terms of regular viewers (Nielsen ratings), CNN rates as the United States’ number two cable news channel and has the most unique viewers (Nielsen Cume Ratings).

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What does CNN stand for? We’ve found 28 results
CNN Communist News Network

Google Groups: rec.sport.hockey
Newsgroups: rec.sport.hockey
From: (Jacob Lesgold)
Date: 27 Jan 91 21:09:50 GMT
Local: Sun, Jan 27 1991 4:09 pm
Subject: Re: Communist News Network

In article <1991Jan25.214428.9...@idacom.uucp> (Andrew Scott) writes:
>I loved it when they pronounced Martin Gelinas’ name as MAR-tin Guh-LEE-ness.

Google News Archive
24 February 1991, Pittsburgh (PA) Press, Letters, pg. B3, col. 1:
Also I think the CNN (the Communist News Network) should be taken off the air. These people will sell out their own country for the sake of a buck.
FRED GALLO SR.
Sharpsburg

Google News Archive
18 March 1997, Victoria (TX) Advocate, “CNN opens first bureau in Cuba in 27 years,” pg. 11A, col. 2:
In Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood, CNN is referred to mockingly by some as the Castro News Network or the Communist News Network.

New York (NY) Times
Liberties; CNN: Foxy or Outfoxed?
By MAUREEN DOWD
Published: August 15, 2001
(...)
Conservatives like Tom DeLay—who has boycotted CNN for the last year—have long derided Ted Turner’s baby as the ‘’Clinton News Network’’ and ‘’Communist News Network.’’

Google Books
Bushit!:
An A-Z guide to the Bush attack on truth, justice, equality, and the American way

By Jack Huberman
New York, NY: Nation Books ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West
2006
Pg. 302:
...on CNN (popularly known around the right-wing blogosphere as the Communist News Network — even if its senior political analyst, BILL SCHNEIDER, though billed by CNN as a nonpartisan political analyst, was a resident scholar at the right-wing American Enterprise Institute).

Michelle Malkin
Desperate CNN: Hey, those Tea Party nuts aren’t so bad after all. Please, please tune in!
By Michelle Malkin • April 7, 2010 12:49 PM
(...)
COMMENTS
On April 8th, 2010 at 3:06 am, ssnark said:
CNN earned a nickname among troops in Iraq as the “Communist News Network”. It was famous (infamous?) for several things but none of it having to do with reporting the truth from Iraq.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRadio/Television • Saturday, August 29, 2015 • Permalink