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CNN becoming a tabloid

USA Today has an opinion piece on CNN’s coverage of the Malaysian airplane mystery. They report that BuzzFeed found that “during one stretch on March 12, CNN spent 256 out of 271 broadcast minutes on the plane.” Overcoverage? Yes. There were plenty of other things going on in the world. Plenty. But, as the piece…

Not sexy: Study citing link between women’s hormones and voting preferences gets pulled

Psychological Science in the news again: CNN retracts story on hormone-voting link « Retraction Watch. As Politico and Poynter — and probably others — have reported, CNN has retracted a story about a yet-to-be-published study in Psychological Science claiming to find a link between estrogen and elections. Specifically, the researchers reported that the well-documented preference…

Breaking bad: CNN and Fox’s epic fail

Here was some doubtful news that warns you not to trust breaking news so much. ‘Mandate struck down’: ‘Dewey Defeats Truman’ moment for CNN, Fox News The Supreme Court upheld the individual insurance mandate of President Obama’s “Affordable Health Care Act” in a 5-4 decision on Thursday, sending cable news and Twitter into a frenzy.…