Cable News Fail Update

A reader writes:

Today stands as another example of mainstream media's failure, especially cable news which is once again asleep at the wheel. As I'm writing this, CNN has a show about the Middle East peace process, hardly anything groundbreaking or for that matter newsworthy; MSNBC a taped documentary about prison life; and FoxNews continuing coverage of the latest airlines terrorist incident, which is to some extent understandable.

But if, out of 24 supposed hours of continuous news coverage, they can't find the resources to muster some decent coverage of events of such significance, then why bother?

I'm left to ponder if CNN would even bother to cover the fall of the Berlin Wall or the Tiananmen Square protests were they to happen today.