TLP: Live From Atlanta, Smelly Pirate Hookers
No surprise that CNN is dumping the AP. Too costly and the AP material CNN has been paying for is out there anyway, all over the Web. Just click, cut-and-paste, make a call, rewrite and, like magic, brand-new news.
It's an old trick, which CNN is tarting up by saying that CNN, which has been in operation for 25 years, would now be the "primary source of all content for all of our platforms and services." Baby steps, kids, baby steps.
When The Lazy Paperboy worked as a newspaper reporter, it was great entertainment to stand around the newsroom teevee and watch the local stations read our stories on the air. Word for word. One after the other. Then we went drinking.
Stay classy, CNN.