I'll be honest, the only time I ever watch CNN is when it's on the TV right in front of me at the gym and I can't hear the sound but it looks as ridiculous as Jon Stewart constantly alludes to (and cracks jokes about), chasing the ratings of Fox News and MSNBC and, I guess, the Internet, by "live-tweeting", pumping up the graphics, flipping through stories within seconds, and covering less and less actual news. Pretty much every analyst who has talked about the death-spiral of CNN ratings (which coincided with CNN altering formats to try to catch up to Fox News) has recommended that the network go back to the hard news format that used to be its staple, an in-depth analysis of important issues affecting our society like CNN International still does today, in every other country but our own. Hell, that's the entire premise of HBO's Newsroom, that there is room out there for an actual news program in our society, and that it's something our politicized culture desperately needs -- something more than "this side says this, this side says that" in screaming arguments that lead nowhere for no one. The premise being that we're not as stupid as network heads believe us to be, not dumber than every other western country that gets actual news analysis on its CNN (or BBC), that if you provide an actual hard news channel, we will watch. I can't say I'm part of the solution, in that I didn't watch CNN when it was harder news, and the only news shows I actually watch consistently are the "fake news" of Comedy Central and Rachel Maddow's in-depth 1-hour show on MSNBC (pretty much the closest thing we have today to Newsroom). But it's still a scary prospect that CNN pretty much killed its investigative journalism division last year (and Fox News and MSNBC don't have them, I'm assuming), leaving investigative journalists and the valuable information they bring the world without a home... other than the Internet and a fictional television program like Newsroom. Seriously. Great report here by John Oliver.