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Stands for Cable News Network but has turned into something of a joke. They are frequently mocked on the Daily Show and Colbert Report, sometimes by Fox news. Mocked by President Obama during the correspondents dinner. They are mocked because they cover stories for weeks without any new evidence to keep people interested.
Barack Obama during Correspondents Dinner- "The lengths we have to go to to get CNN coverage these days, I think they're still searching for their table."
by chicagoman619 July 19, 2014
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Also known as the Cable News Network. CNN is one of the major mainstream news networks in America along with MSNBC, Fox News, ABC and others. However, like all mainstream news media outlets, they only care about their stupid ratings instead of factual evidence and real journalism.

Real journalism and research doesn't apply to mainstream media outlets such as CNN since they only care about selling their dumb stories. They usually accomplish this by exaggerating their stories, using hyperbole, using fear-mongering, making up their own facts or false information or by giving you only partial truth. They also usually try to sway your opinions, beliefs and views to match their own for whatever ulterior motive or reason. Logic and reasoning does not apply to CNN or other mainstream news channels.

Recently, however, their viewership and ratings have been plummeting due to people using more alternative news media and the internet for their news. However, stupid people still watch CNN and you can never underestimate the power of stupid people, especially in large groups.
If you want to find out about some of the worst fails and erroneously dumb reports that CNN has done, here are a few examples that will lower your IQ:

1. CNN proposed the ludicrously dumb theory that the missing airplane, Flight 370, was swallowed up by a black hole (yes, I'm serious a black hole).

2. CNN later got a psychic to try to find out if there were any survivors or deceased persons from that aforementioned Flight 370.

3. CNN were trying to figure who or what 4chan was, and their so-called technology expert proposed the idea that he was a systems administrator of some sort. You would think that they would research this properly before reporting this.

4. CNN did a report on a veterinarian who was performing surgery on a pet goldfish.

5. CNN stated that Japanese anime and manga were pornographic materials. Umm, CNN, that's called hentai.
by Digital Preacher January 09, 2015
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Person 1: Did you hear that Georgia is gonna win the National Championship?
Person 2: Nah, that's some CNN nonsense.
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News for people who will believe anything. 100% propaganda.
by matt February 08, 2004
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Crisis News Network.

The widely known and watched news station on TV, CNN, which ACTUALLY stands for "Cable News Network", will take almost any subject, and will over-exaggerate it to death.

Most of the time, running news stories for weeks at a time.

CNN will also take any subject, and try and create news off things that are connected TO the subject, but talk about things that have no relation to the point
"Breaking news, catasrophe in downtown Toronto, a Go-Train has stopped 50 meters from the station. Police don't know what caused the incident, but noone was believed to be hurt. Foul play has been ruled out."

"Now Tom, the Go-Train rides on a 5 inch thick electrically charged super-conducting alloy correct?"

"Yes that is correct Dave"

"Can you tell us the chemical composition of that metal over the next 20 minutes?"

"Coming up next on CNN, the pope coughs, fear sweeps over the nation."
by Tree-Fitty July 23, 2005
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More of a political propaganda machine than a news channel.
CNN is known to brainwash anyone who watches more than 20 minutes of it by sending out subliminal messages from the government.
by AYB May 30, 2003
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