First of all I want to thank you all for visiting this blog, and no, it is not going anywhere... it might get a little slower, but it will be up!
I really want to thank my fellow moderators for all the time they dedicated to this project. It is hard to create a balanced, fun blog dedicated to AC without recurring to lame topics, and vicious attacks from other people. It takes a lot of time, and to be honest, just like Jade, I have to admit that I´m losing interest over AC360. Why?
- The Oprah infomercial was too much for my taste - airing three times in a 7 day period - she probably already got half of her 40 million investment back in publicity.
- I bet the Missouri State Tourism Department must hate all the coverage it got from AC 360. They disclosed once in a while that they were focusing on the abductions there due to the kids rescued, but if you didn't´ catch that small tid bit of info, and you are an international viewer the first thing you will think is "what the hell is going on and what is wrong with Missouri?!!!"
- And what was with "debunking and fact checking issue" ? As far as I remember that is precisely the job of a journalist. Wow CNN went through all the trouble of sending their Asia bureau to check on the story... wasn't that why CNN was created in order to have news resources around the world? Even business wise, they are supposed to create content and sell it to the networks and and other news outlets. If they had kept the debunking and flact checking policies the Bush administration wouldn't´ have dare to invade Iraq, but they are too busy with the infomercials and VNRs.
- I watched the Michael Ware interview. My total respect for him and his job. The kidnapping story was simply hair raising. And I couldn't´ just stop thinking about the dumb asses that disclosed Anderson Cooper´s CIA connection, and those who expose his private life, because if instead of Mike it was AC in that situation, he wouldn't´ be alive. And people still think it is a fangirly thing.
So back to the blog. We implemented a three column design in order to have a better flow and organization. The main post area will only display two entries at a time - I really hate to scroll down and down and down - and the archive is now located at the left column. On the right column you will find constant updates of the AC360 blog ( for those of you obsessed with the Anns), CNN, BBC and Al Jazeera breaking news. I hope you will enjoy this real 360 view of world events and the different cultural perspectives and editorial lines these companies have.
We also included a cool gadget for our international visitors that might want to read the blog in their language ( left column ). More changes are on their way, so keep checking us out.
And then again thank you all for your support and your time.