CNN Slammed for Airing Blueberry Muffin Segment Instead of Filibuster Coverage

Jun 26, 2013  •  Post A Comment

CNN is coming under fire for its editorial choices Tuesday night. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the cable news channel was lambasted by viewers on Twitter, who took issue with the network’s failure to cover a nearly 11-hour filibuster by Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis.

Interest in the filibuster was intense online, with the Texas Tribune streaming coverage to as many as 100,000 viewers at its peak, the story says. Davis was seeking to block stringent anti-abortion legislation.

But many critics slammed cable networks – including Fox News and MSNBC — for failing to cover the filibuster properly, with CNN particularly coming under attack. It was mocked for a segment featuring Piers Morgan discussing the calories in a blueberry muffin with Dr. Drew Pinsky, the piece notes.

Actress Mia Farrow was one of the people who drubbed CNN, writing, "You are a disgrace @CNN u cannot call yourself a news channel."

7 Comments

  1. Ms. Farrow, CNN had ceased to be a news network years ago.
    And that’s why their ratings are in the toilet.

  2. Have there been other filibusters covered wall to wall? Yesterday, the Supreme Court dealt a serious blow to The Voting Rights Act and Affirmative Action. Cable News covered it. The Networks didn’t. Today, DOMA was effectively shut down. The Networks had a field day. Why some things get “covered” and others don’t is one of life’s biggest mysteries.

  3. You’re right Bill it is a mystery, especially when you consider they are ALL on 24 hrs a day. You would think that an occasional update through the end would be a natural “filler” while it is happening.

  4. Do you really think that the entire country wants to watch a filibuster about anything for 11 hours? Come on! The fact it goes 11 hours is interesting and maybe an hourly update that it is still going on, but watch it continually? Do you think that the 100,000 people that had it online were just focused on that or were they doing other things like email or watching tv. You have to be realistic.

  5. Digital Guy…You nailed it! Hourly updates-yes. Constant coverage-No Way!

  6. I wonder what really happened why they were not able to cover something very important. Perhaps they had a good reason for it since other news channels also did the same.

  7. I wonder what really happened why they were not able to cover something very important. Perhaps they had a good reason for it since other news channels also did the same.

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