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CNN's All-Out Coverage Of Stalled Ship Draws Media Snark

CNN's continual coverage of the stalled cruise ship Carnival Triumph's travails, which was virtually the only story on-air for much of Friday, was a chance for new CNN chief Jeff Zucker to begin his strategy of broadening "the definition of news," writes Jack Mirkinson. And other media outlets' "grumbling about the newsworthiness of the story"-- as Mirkinson noted, "Jon Stewart will probably have a field day," which Stewart in fact did -- "was also a good preview of the kind of pushback CNN is likely to receive as it plunges into softer territory. Even so, it's not as if CNN was always spending its pre-Zucker days moderating in-depth discussions about education policy and economic trends in South America."



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