Monday, December 22, 2008

RIP, Good Riddance, Don’t Come Back

Yet another legacy of the Bush Years is headed for the door: the dreaded news crawl:
After rolling it out on 9/11, 22 minutes after Fox, CNN is retiring the crawl to give its screen "a less cluttered look," reports the Times.

Unfortunately, the article goes on to state that the “crawl” will be replaced with the "flipper,"

which will be a line of text, usually related to whatever's on the screen. The text might "flip" over to show new information, but in a way CNN claims "doesn't give viewers a headache."

"Flipper,” eh?

You really want to call it that, CNN? Really?

Can’t wait to see what The Daily Show and Colbert Report do with that one.