June 14, 2009

CNN Facing Backlash for Lack of Iran Coverage

I certainly expected more from CNN last night as they essentially ignored what was happening in Iran. Like many others, I turned to Twitter to learn about the aftermath of the election. Now it appears that CNN and other American media outlets are beginning to face a backlash from those who want news from a self-described news network rather than mindless entertainment.

We have seen it before - mainstream media is conspicuously absent from a big story while blogs and various forms of social media step in to provide information to those looking for news. However, I'm not sure I've seen such a dramatic example of it prior to last night.

The following sources are among those covering Iran well:
As for CNN, the question echoing around the Internet is "What happened?" Did they not agree that this was a big story?