How CNN sold out and still failed

Daily Kos: The Foxification Of CNN: New Management Pushes The Network Into Crazy Territory http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/10/16/1027161/-The-Foxification-Of-CNN:-New-Management-Pushes-The-Network-Into-Crazy-Territory?via=siderec

Now presiding over CNN, Jautz has brought his brash and distinctively commercial style to the network that once aspired to be a model of journalistic integrity. He is employing the same sensationalist philosophy at CNN that brought him success at HLN, along with a decidedly conservative bent. In an interview he gave after his promotion was announced Jautz delivered a tribute to Fox News and a preview of what to expect from his tenure saying that he does not believe that “facts-only” programming will work. True to his word he has endeavored to give CNN a shiny Fox-like hue and assembled a team that shares his aversion to facts.

Their brief foray into fact-based reporting turned out to not be a good business decision.

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The Koch’s Able Man

Long ties to Koch brothers key to Cain’s campaign | 9news.com http://www.9news.com/news/world/224793/347/Long-ties-to-Koch-brothers-key-to-Cains-campaign-

The once little-known businessman’s political activities are getting fresh scrutiny these days since he soared to the top of some national polls. His links to the Koch brothers could undercut his outsider, non-political image among tea party fans who detest politics as usual and candidates connected with the party machine. AFP tapped Cain as the public face of its “Prosperity Expansion Project,” and he traveled the country in 2005 and 2006 speaking to activists who were starting state-based AFP chapters from Wisconsin to Virginia. Through his AFP work he met Mark Block, a longtime Wisconsin Republican operative hired to lead that state’s AFP chapter in 2005 as he rebounded from an earlier campaign scandal that derailed his career.

Was talking about just the same phenomenon the other day…the 1% doesn’t *have* to buy candidates flat out, they can just promote some (black wal)nut and anonymously slam his opponent at leisure.