I have no TV up here (who needs it?) but this blogger says that the once-mighty news network is regaining its mojo:
After taking it on the chin from the blogosphere for several days, it’s
time to applaud CNN. Last weekend, CNN was basically dead air on Iran.
This weekend the full power of CNN is on display, in what amounts to a
team effort to duplicate what only Andrew Sullivan and Nico Pitney have
done from their laptops up to now. Nothing was stopping CNN from doing
exactly what Andrew and Nico did, but they were caught flat-footed.
Today, they are in a groove.
Unlike Andrew and Nico, CNN has what appears to be half a dozen
people at its “Iran desk”, translating Farsi, working to confirm,
contacting people in Iran - i.e., doing what reporters are supposed to
do. Added to this is the normal line up of top tier A-list experts and
analysts, except now they are free to comment on what we have all been
seeing online, because CNN is reporting it, too. Imagine what CNN has
going on behind the scenes if they put this much of their process on
CNN has turned a corner before our eyes. They’ve adapted to the new
media environment, perhaps slowly, but deliberately and
institutionally. With this new approach, it is quite likely that CNN
will break the biggest developments going forward, for the simple fact
that CNN is a massive organization with huge resources at its disposal
to report truth, and is now oriented forward, rather than backward.