CNN “ranks” Hoboken

Hoboken is on some CNN lists – who really cares?

The old-fashioned media game of “annual lists” is OVER in my opinion. They might have meant something at one point in time – but this author feels the racket is done, and these lists are total time wasters. They’re used just to generate traffic, sell magazines, manipulate readers, or whatever. People have been gobbling this stuff up for decades – and some may actually think it means something still today.

I hate linking to them – but for the purpose of this article – here they are:

Question (or disregard) ALL rankings from “Mainstream Media”

20 years ago – there were around 50 major media corporations (papers, magazines, TV, radio, publishers, news agencies, movie studios, etc.).

Today? There are FIVE. That’s right, the number 5. And it’s one big system to control the brainwashed public.

CNN is part of AOL Time Warner – one of the WORST. Even though hardly anyone with a brain watches CNN or believes what they report – pretty much ANYTHING that comes out of AOL Time Warner should be ignored.

Did you know that AOL Time Warner has 292 (two hundred and ninety two) separate companies and subsidiaries? And you will watch – as politics gets even more attention as we creep towards November – that everything AOL owns will have that liberal propaganda spewing from it (including HuffPo, Time Magazine, HBO shows, and more).

It’s scary to see what reach these monoliths have – gently telling the lemmings what is popular, what to believe, and how to act.

Meanwhile – while we’re enjoying our “top ranking” of zero tangible value – Hoboken’s school system is near the BOTTOM OF NJ!

Sure, some people may feel it’s “nice” that Hoboken gets a mention – and may enjoy the subject as a water cooler talking point with their colleagues. But when you wake up (and you should wake up soon), you’ll realize that you shouldn’t even pay attention to these polls especially when they come from mainstream media. Plain and simple!

Enjoy your “Top 10” Labor Day Weekend, Hoboken!

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5 Comments on "CNN “ranks” Hoboken"


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HansBrix
3 years 2 days ago

I hope more people will notice these “news” stories driven by agenda.

Reminds me of notorious “worker shortage” stories that we hear from time to time, which exist only as a means of generating more labor supply so wages are driven down. We always hear of a nursing shortage. The Asbury Park Press had the last one I remember, which followed a story about nurse layoffs and forced part time work by just three weeks.

Every year we hear about “crops rotting in the fields” from Big Ag who wants more cheap 3rd world peasant labor. And remember “worker shortages” in IT circa 1998? Turns out they were planted by Hill & Knowlton in an effort to get H1B visa caps increased by A LOT.

(BTW, in the absence of price controls, there’s no such thing as a shortage in a market economy)

Fake news is out there. Thanks, 411, for occasionally pointing it out and encouraging critical thinking.

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briank
3 years 2 days ago

No qualms with te 411 take on the over-abundance of “best of” or “year end” lists. I read Business Week, Time, The Economist and I can tell you that I skip this issues. They are worthless.
However, to indict all of the “mainstream media” because of these lists is shortsighted and self serving. Anyone who wants to je well informed can read the NY Times, the WSJ, and others to develop an informed balanced knowledge of the world. Relying on any one source will leave some viewpoints off the table (though if I could only rely on one it would be BBC). with various blogs and other opinion sites masquerading as “news”, everyone today can self select the news angle that they want to hear. Still think Obama is a Muslim not born in the US? Well here is Fox News and various Fox personalities with their own blogs. Convinced that the military industrial complex wants the Afghanistan war to continue? There are plenty of places to read about crap like that. Think that every little negative issue in Hoboken is tied to the current mayor? Welcome to 411.
My advice- stick to the news in the news columns and leave the opinion to the editorial columns. The slant is becoming overbearing.

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OpenEyes
2 years 11 months ago

Right and if you want to hear how perfect Hoboken is , read Hoboken Reporter
where you learn our failing hospital won a top business in NJ award and Hoboken’s Failing School system won an award in finance but they have over 400 students who have left and gone to charters, private schools or left town and are now ranked at the bottom of the State
We never heard about street closures , accidents , street sinking , flooding until Hoboken 411.

If you want to read some really nasty comments -go to other sites that make Hob411 look tame

BBC , NYTimes and WSJ are slanted news as well .Slanted one way or another.
Hard to find truly objective reporting anywhere[quote comment=”216949″]No qualms with te 411 take on the over-abundance of “best of” or “year end” lists. I read Business Week, Time, The Economist and I can tell you that I skip this issues. They are worthless. However, to indict all of the “mainstream media” because of these lists is shortsighted and self serving. Anyone who wants to je well informed can read the NY Times, the WSJ, and others to develop an informed balanced knowledge of the world. Relying on any one source will leave some viewpoints off the table (though if I could only rely on one it would be BBC). with various blogs and other opinion sites masquerading as “news”, everyone today can self select the news angle that they want to hear. Still think Obama is a Muslim not born in the US? Well here is Fox News and various Fox personalities with their own blogs. Convinced that the military industrial complex wants the Afghanistan war to continue? There are plenty of places to read about crap like that. Think that every little negative issue in Hoboken is tied to the current mayor? Welcome to 411. My advice- stick to the news in the news columns and leave the opinion to the editorial columns. The slant is becoming overbearing.[/quote]

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HomeTeam
3 years 2 days ago

Technically, Time Warner has not been known as AOL Time Warner since 2009 when AOL was spun off.

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john14
2 years 11 months ago