What is “Breaking News”: I understand that the business of CNN is to make sure that as many people are viewing their cable station or web pages. That is their business. The make money from advertising that is displayed or viewed. If no one goes to these services then they cannot collect revenue. Pretty basic stuff.
But what has me bugged is that they are sending out these “Breaking News” alerts (yes, I subscribe) for nearly everything, and little of it is “Breaking News”. This morning I got an alert that Hurricane Felix had made landfall in
Now this isn’t about my compassion level (everyone who knows me can share some insight into that) but about a “news” organizations sensationalizing of an event that isn’t breaking news. A building collapsing, a famous person missing, a war. These are things that I would put into the breaking news category. But CNN has to make these incredible alerts for things like the results of the DNA findings for an ex-stripper’s child. Who really cares? It affects me at no level – not even on the entertainment screen. Where is the true, honest, unbiased news organization of today?