Another CNN Blunder…


 

WHAT IS WRONG WITH CNN?

 

I just had to repost this article.

 

 

Victor Blackwell: CNN’s Newest Weekend Anchor, Correspondent

Posted: 07/25/2012 4:53 pm Updated: 07/25/2012 4:53 pm

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CNN announced on Wednesday that a new face will join its weekend coverage.

Victor Blitz will join the network as the co-host of CNN Newsroom on Saturday mornings, alongside Randi Kaye. Victor will be based in Atlanta. He previously served as an anchor at WPBF 25 News in West Palm Beach, Fla.

The CNN Newsroom post was previously held by T.J. Holmes, who left the network in December 2011 for BET. Holmes’ new show, which is expected to be a comedic news show, debuts later this year.

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It’s hard to believe that one of the nation’s biggest and “brightest” news stations does not have someone on-site to confirm/verify captions and details they dish out to the public.  Remember how they misinterpreted the Healthcare mandate?  In reading the heading of this article, one thinks that the story is about a news anchor, “Victor Blackwell.”  However, it then appears that some funny person at CNN wanted to have his 15 minutes of fame by merging Wolf Blitzer’s name with Victor Blackwell.  For all we know, Blackwell could actually be a slur.  “He’s Black.  Oh Well.”  Or maybe, “He’s well-Black for our cause.”  I truly hope I’m wrong about this and that this has been an “honest mistake”…again.  With there being so many Victor Blackwells on the scene, CNN could have done him a little justice by adding his “real” photo on their website or adding his middle initial.  It’s bad when you search a name and a plethora of difference pops up.  Is it really news to have Mr. Blackwell or Mr. Blitz join the cast of characters on their Saturday morning show only?  Apparently, CNN has a great track record for housing anchormen of color only for weekend gigs.  Don Lemon is seen so rarely, it’s not hard to assume that he is on sabbatical promoting his book, “Transparent,” about his sexuality.  For what it’s worth, Florida has lost another man of color.  Maybe Atlanta will do them some good like Al Roker’s move from Syracuse, New York to New York, New York and Mike Tirico from Syracuse to ESPN.  Hopefully, Mr. Blackwell will take some establish some longevity with CNN.  So far, it’s not looking too good.

 

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