The Los Angeles Times’s Jimmy Orr brings word of the launch of WTFCNN.com, a site created by a frequent visitor to the CNN website who finally got too “frustrated by what headlines” appear on CNN’s website to continue without commenting in some way.
Remember a couple of weeks ago, when CNN’s frontpage directed visitors to explore “Two sides of the Confederacy debate” — you know? The “debate” that was actually settled by a whole big war? This has been a long time coming.
Visitors to the site are greeted by a message from its anonymous founder:
We know you think this is what we want, but it’s not. We don’t care what random Tweeters think about a news story, how many holograms you have in your Situation Room, or even the latest celebrity gossip.
We care about our world. Instead of using your resources to do the journalism that gives us a better understanding of this world — we get the front page of CNN.com.
Why do we have to look enviously at the front page of Al-Jazeera English for a better sampling of important news stories at any given time? If the CNN frontpage is a reflection of consumer demand, are we to believe that their readers demand real journalism?…
This should be fun.
via Huffington Post