Media in Trouble: All the news thats UNfit to print!: CNN - The Most UNprivate Name in News

"The information of the people at large can alone make them safe, as they are the sole depositary of our political and religious freedom." --Thomas Jefferson 1810

Thursday, July 21, 2005

CNN - The Most UNprivate Name in News

I was watching CNN this morning and Miles O'Brian (is he Soledad's husband?) was speculating with Nic Robertson in London about the "incidents" this morning. The whole time there was a split screen where one side was the so-called-journalist's head, and the right had a blown up LIVE shot of the streets in London.

Now this would be all fun and dandy had it been CNN cameras. However, it wasn't. CNN was taping directly into London's Closed Circuit cameras, installed years ago as a crime deterent, and broadcasting them live throughout the world. You go to see Londoners walking to work, riding their bikes, and you knew exactly where everyone was because they labeled the street corner the camera was on. Right on the screen there. World wide!

Now I wonder how Londoners feel about not only Interpol watching them, but as CNN's motto goes, "the world is watching." And we know what intersection your at too!

Here is a link to the video. However, since I don't have an upgraded version of WMP, I can't see it so I don't know if what I am highlighting is on there.