Originally Posted by S@bre
I wonder how you Americans put up with how you get news coverage on TV. I watch it on infrequently - now and then I'll turn to Fox News if I want a laugh - but its so in-your-face and unreserved appeal-to-the-lowest-common-denominator. Not to mention the overt political commentary. Maybe its just because it lacks that British sense of cool stiff upper lip that you get with the BBC and ITN (but not Sky, but thats bastard Murdoch again), but it feels like it was put together teens. I just can't stand it. I really hate it when I'm in another country and I can't pick up BBC World Service and have to make do with CNN.
I hate to say it, but this sounds a little bit pompous. CNN is a highly respected international news organization and is the first 24 hour news network. I'm sorry our colonial news doesn't fit to the stiff up lip British sensibilities. I guess it should be left to the unwashed masses :P