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photonovore
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Re: CNN -- duh! new [Re: Matthew Ota]
      #5678413 - 02/13/13 09:36 PM

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When the media gets astronomy & space news wrong, it makes me wonder how accurate they are in subjects that I am ignorant in...




Boy howdy!


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llanitedave
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Re: CNN -- duh! new [Re: photonovore]
      #5678419 - 02/13/13 09:41 PM

That said, we're all more ignorant than we are knowledgeable, so while we should do our best to correct mis-statements by entertainers and even those who should know better, let's not make it personal.

These guys are trying to get people interested in science, just as we are. Expert knowledge is not a requirement. Enthusiasm is. We can always correct the knowledge part. It's hard to resurrect lost enthusiasm.


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aezoss
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Re: CNN -- duh! new [Re: MikeBOKC]
      #5678691 - 02/14/13 01:24 AM

It actually sounds like an improv seque that just didn't work out as intended. I think she was trying to get a laugh out of Nye but her delivery was just too dead pan for him to process. She should have stuck to the prompter text.

In the broadcaster's defense, these flourishes can be hard to execute well 100% of the time, particularly if the studio is on a tight production schedule and they can't do 20 takes of the same 5 minute segment.

I wouldn't be surprised if she facepalmed when they cut. It could have been the producer who made the call... 90% accurate, good enough, have to move on to a completely unrelated subject - which the anchor may also know as much or as little as giant space rocks falling from the sky.

Maybe I'm giving CNN too much credit.

Lee


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MikeBOKC
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Re: CNN -- duh! new [Re: aezoss]
      #5678966 - 02/14/13 08:46 AM

Well remember we are taling about television news here, where appearance and hair are more important than brainpower. There's a Miss America reject doing news in just about every major market in the country. They could not get hired to empty trash at a real newspaper.

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Re: CNN -- duh! new [Re: MikeBOKC]
      #5679302 - 02/14/13 12:00 PM

On the other hand, a reporter is supposed to ask the questions that the viewing audience would ask.

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Mister T
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Re: CNN -- duh! new [Re: brentwood]
      #5679606 - 02/14/13 02:21 PM

hopefully with a little discretion ...

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TL2101
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Re: CNN -- duh! new [Re: MikeBOKC]
      #5680152 - 02/14/13 08:14 PM

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CNN anchor asks Bill Nye if recent asteroid flyby was caused by global warming:

Ah the dense popular media and science . . .




She got it close, global warming occurs immediately after an asteroid impact.


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Re: CNN -- duh! new [Re: aezoss]
      #5680425 - 02/14/13 11:30 PM

Quote:

It actually sounds like an improv seque that just didn't work out as intended. I think she was trying to get a laugh out of Nye but her delivery was just too dead pan for him to process. She should have stuck to the prompter text.

In the broadcaster's defense, these flourishes can be hard to execute well 100% of the time, particularly if the studio is on a tight production schedule and they can't do 20 takes of the same 5 minute segment.

I wouldn't be surprised if she facepalmed when they cut. It could have been the producer who made the call... 90% accurate, good enough, have to move on to a completely unrelated subject - which the anchor may also know as much or as little as giant space rocks falling from the sky.

Maybe I'm giving CNN too much credit.

Lee




That's a pretty reasonable interpretation. Again, we should not be too quick to judge. Most of us would be surprised at how poorly we would do in similar circumstances -- on either side of the interview.

Putting together a coherent forum post is far easier. And we swing wide of that mark all too often as well.


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ggiles
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Re: CNN -- duh! new [Re: llanitedave]
      #5681019 - 02/15/13 09:51 AM

... okay after the little blast in Russia ... Bill may be right about it being a city killer.

Just saying.


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Re: CNN -- duh! new [Re: MikeBOKC]
      #5681136 - 02/15/13 10:48 AM

Quote:

CNN anchor asks Bill Nye if recent asteroid flyby was caused by global warming:

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-02/cnn-anchor-wonders-bill-nye-did...

Ah the dense popular media and science . . .




How FOX like


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simpleisbetter
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Re: CNN -- duh! new [Re: moynihan]
      #5684722 - 02/17/13 07:26 AM

Quote:

Quote:

CNN anchor asks Bill Nye if recent asteroid flyby was caused by global warming:

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-02/cnn-anchor-wonders-bill-nye-did...

Ah the dense popular media and science . . .




How FOX like




HA! They're even smarter than that, most of the time... But CNN, I gave up on a long time ago.


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Re: CNN -- duh! new [Re: moynihan]
      #5685482 - 02/17/13 04:26 PM

Quote:

Quote:

CNN anchor asks Bill Nye if recent asteroid flyby was caused by global warming:

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-02/cnn-anchor-wonders-bill-nye-did...

Ah the dense popular media and science . . .




How FOX like




Yeah, Megan Fox isn't that bright but easy on the eyes.


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simpleisbetter
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Re: CNN -- duh! new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5685671 - 02/17/13 06:14 PM



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Re: CNN -- duh! [Re: simpleisbetter]
      #5685678 - 02/17/13 06:17 PM

Fox? What's that?

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Re: CNN -- duh! new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5686024 - 02/17/13 09:41 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

CNN anchor asks Bill Nye if recent asteroid flyby was caused by global warming:

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-02/cnn-anchor-wonders-bill-nye-did...

Ah the dense popular media and science . . .




How FOX like




Yeah, Megan Fox isn't that bright but easy on the eyes.




Nyah, the older I get the more my eyes and ears end up being connected. Some people are only easy on the eyes if the volume is turned all the way down.


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Re: CNN -- duh! new [Re: llanitedave]
      #5686042 - 02/17/13 09:49 PM

I see what you're hearin', you hear what I'm seein'?.

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Re: CNN -- duh! new [Re: ggiles]
      #5689240 - 02/19/13 04:38 PM

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... okay after the little blast in Russia ... Bill may be right about it being a city killer.

Just saying.



I don't know about city killer, but imagine had that happened over LA or NYC


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Re: CNN -- duh! new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5689250 - 02/19/13 04:46 PM

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I see what you're hearin', you hear what I'm seein'?.




All the hot women in the news business are on The Weather Channel. No really trust me on this. Getting the TWC in HD, I have never been more interested in Fargo SD weather till Stephanie Abrams talks about it.

CNN has some lady during the day that is on around noon that is pretty hot too. Can't remember her name though.


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Re: CNN -- duh! new [Re: LivingNDixie]
      #5689601 - 02/19/13 07:56 PM



Edited by mich_al (02/20/13 09:21 AM)


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llanitedave
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Re: CNN -- duh! new [Re: mich_al]
      #5690031 - 02/20/13 12:22 AM

ahem...

Keep it on topic, indeed -- and this is not just a boys club, BTW.


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