Cnn.com t-shirts?

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  1. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    So I just went to cnn.com and saw these new little icons... I clicked on one and apparently you can buy t-shirts with headlines on them... is it just me or is that... weird?
     

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  2. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    No, you're not the only one. I can understand CNN selling plain shirts with something about CNN in general (which they probably do at their newsstands), but this is blatant advertising for their VOD website, which I will admit I like and go to a lot.
     
  3. riscy macrumors 6502a

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    This is just weird, but then news now is being sold as a product, just like anything else.

    Recently on CNN I saw a "headline" something like : Gulf War Revisited - a rerun of the War for those who missed it first time around. So now we have repeats of he news, as well as shows on TV.
     
  4. jb60606 macrumors 6502a

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    they'll do anything for money and have proven that in the past. They are probably one of the better sources for a wide array of news in the US, but their tabloid-like tactics and presentation kinda drive me away.
     
  5. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    Man, if people are actually buying stuff like that, they must not watch the business news (you know, the bits that say we're in a recession).
     
  6. Annndy! macrumors regular

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    In all fairness, some headlines are just too good NOT to be worn.
     
  7. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    They're actually a really good network in all of the world---except for this country. I wish I could get the CNN International feed here; it's a much better channel.
     
  8. apearlman macrumors regular

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    The Onion thought of it first

    Weird, I agree. Is anyone clamoring to wear CNN headlines on a shirt? Who is buying this stuff, and why? Is it funny? I really don't get it.

    The Onion has offered headline shirts for a while. But those are *supposed* to be funny.

    I'm eager to see someone wearing one of these shirts, just so I can ask him/her WHY????

    -Andrew
     
  9. Hatchet macrumors regular

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    I think it's really dumb idea. Shows they are now sitting there trying to come up with a story name that looks good on a t-shirt.

    "Cat gets stuck up on Telephone wire, falls."

    Seriously? Is that what the news has come to now.

    If they would have thought of this earlier, maybe they could have made money off of Britney Spears debacle. :mad:

    Ridiculous.
     
  10. NEENAHBOY macrumors 6502

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    "Babette ate oatmeal."

    /bonus points for those who get the obscure ref
     
  11. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    Gillmore Girls. Not that hard to find off Google.
     
  12. LeahM macrumors 6502a

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    its just another piece of jewelery, to each his/her own I suppose
     
  13. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    looks like cnn is stooping to a new low for news.
     
  14. riscy macrumors 6502a

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    True, if you check CNN there will be a headline, then a few hours later it will be worded slightly differently. Seriously.

    Obviously the first one wasn't catchy enough, too wordy for the small t-shirt :) Joking

     
  15. glocke12 macrumors 6502a

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    I saw that yesterday and thought about making a post about it also....

    Pretty weird and dumb idea....
     
  16. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    I prefer my clothing to be marketing free.

    And I really don't need a shirt that says:

    "Barracks aswim in feces, ickiness"
     
  17. jb60606 macrumors 6502a

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    It's low, but it doesn't come close to them making Anna Nicole Smith front page news for 2wks. They've become a tabloid. Nothing more.
     

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