Memo to CNN: Hire Robert Stacy McCain as your News Director

by Datechguy | May 30th, 2012

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Memo to CNN: Hire Robert Stacy McCain as your News Director

…as soon as I began research­ing the back­ground of last weekend’s inci­dent I real­ized, Hey, there’s a legit news story here.

What’s more, there was a per­fect oppor­tu­nity to get ahead of the story, because the main­stream media had been ini­tially reluc­tant to report it. Sat­ur­day after­noon, I checked Google News and there was zero, zilch, nada from major news orga­ni­za­tions. Yet I antic­i­pated (cor­rectly) how the story would develop, and so began hoover­ing up every fact I could find online and aggre­gat­ing every tid­bit of infor­ma­tion other blog­gers were reporting.

Robert Stacy McCain Because I know what’s news on Anthony Weiner June 3rd 2011

Your ene­mies always get strong on what you leave behind

Michael Cor­leone God­fa­ther III

Well it took almost a full week but the Swat­ting of a CNN con­trib­u­tor FINALLY made the national media


Unfor­tu­nately for CNN the national media was FOX News

Granted it took time for Fox to find a story ripe for the pick­ing. The old Swat­ting inci­dents didn’t do it, the con­tri­bu­tions of the elite left to Kim­ber­lin didn’t do it, Stacy McCain’s forced flight, Pat­terico going pub­lic on his swat­ting & appear­ance on Beck didn’t do it, Her­man Cain’s tweet didn’t do it, the lib­eral foun­da­tions denials didn’t do it, even Aaron Worthing’s brief arrest didn’t man­age it.

But Erick Erick­son by virtue of his sta­tus as a CNN con­trib­u­tor man­aged to push the story over the top for FOX, four days after the incident.

Now CNN is put in the unen­vi­able posi­tion to be, at best, sec­ond on a story involv­ing harass­ment of one of their own peo­ple. Cripes did they hire the same news direc­tor as that News­pa­per in Nor­folk that didn’t find the beat­ing of their own reporters news­wor­thy?

None of this was nec­es­sary. In fact if CNN and the other media enti­ties made the choice to report the news rather than serve as a fil­ter for sto­ries the left wanted killed, not only would it have rat­ings, but there would be no FOX or Drudge etc because there would have been no mar­ket for them.

Instead you have a net­work so pathetic that Don­ald Trump is mak­ing fun of CNN’s rat­ings on their own net­work. I don’t blame him, when a news orga­ni­za­tion becomes inca­pable of rec­og­niz­ing a story then that news orga­ni­za­tion will be a laughing-​stock, and rightly so.

Clearly CNN needs a new News direc­tor, a per­son who can see a story and imme­di­ately rec­og­nize it as News­wor­thy.

Lucky for CNN the right man for the job is avail­able: Robert Stacy McCain. CNN should hire him right away…

…if they can only find him.

Update: Script error fixed and Insta­lanche! Thanks Glenn and it looks like this one has gen­er­ated a lot more than 16 hits.

Update 2:
When Trump said CNN’s rat­ings were in the tank I wasn’t kid­ding:

After the cable news net­work deliv­ered its lowest-​rated month in total view­ers in over a decade in April, May became CNN’s worst month in prime­time among total view­ers in over 20 years.

They can’t hire Stacy fast enough.

…as soon as I began researching the background of last weekend’s incident I realized, Hey, there’s a legit news story here.

What’s more, there was a perfect opportunity to get ahead of the story, because the mainstream media had been initially reluctant to report it. Saturday afternoon, I checked Google News and there was zero, zilch, nada from major news organizations. Yet I anticipated (correctly) how the story would develop, and so began hoovering up every fact I could find online and aggregating every tidbit of information other bloggers were reporting.

Robert Stacy McCain Because I know what’s news on Anthony Weiner June 3rd 2011

Your enemies always get strong on what you leave behind

Michael Corleone Godfather III

Well it took almost a full week but the Swatting of a CNN contributor FINALLY made the national media


Unfortunately for CNN the national media was FOX News

Granted it took time for Fox to find a story ripe for the picking. The old Swatting incidents didn’t do it, the contributions of the elite left to Kimberlin didn’t do it, Stacy McCain’s forced flight, Patterico going public on his swatting & appearance on Beck didn’t do it, Herman Cain’s tweet didn’t do it, the liberal foundations denials didn’t do it, even Aaron Worthing’s brief arrest didn’t manage it.

But Erick Erickson by virtue of his status as a CNN contributor managed to push the story over the top for FOX, four days after the incident.

Now CNN is put in the unenviable position to be, at best, second on a story involving harassment of one of their own people. Cripes did they hire the same news director as that Newspaper in Norfolk that didn’t find the beating of their own reporters newsworthy?

None of this was necessary. In fact if CNN and the other media entities made the choice to report the news rather than serve as a filter for stories the left wanted killed, not only would it have ratings, but there would be no FOX or Drudge etc because there would have been no market for them.

Instead you have a network so pathetic that Donald Trump is making fun of CNN’s ratings on their own network. I don’t blame him, when a news organization becomes incapable of recognizing a story then that news organization will be a laughing-stock, and rightly so.

Clearly CNN needs a new News director, a person who can see a story and immediately recognize it as Newsworthy.

Lucky for CNN the right man for the job is available: Robert Stacy McCain. CNN should hire him right away…

…if they can only find him.

Update: Script error fixed and Instalanche! Thanks Glenn and it looks like this one has generated a lot more than 16 hits.

Update 2:
When Trump said CNN’s ratings were in the tank I wasn’t kidding:

After the cable news network delivered its lowest-rated month in total viewers in over a decade in April, May became CNN’s worst month in primetime among total viewers in over 20 years.

They can’t hire Stacy fast enough.

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