CNN's comedy show breaks hard news

When PRWeek asked experts the reasons why serious news sources are bolstering their offerings with comedy, a few answers stuck out: increasing consumer...

When PRWeek asked experts the reasons why serious news sources are bolstering their offerings with comedy, a few answers stuck out: increasing consumer distrust of media, comic relief for viewers, and the public’s demand for commentary.

Yet at the October 23 taping of the premiere of CNN’s DL Hughley Breaks the News, the show broke some hard news of its own. Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan endorsed the presidential bid of Sen. Barack Obama, becoming the second former Bush administration official to do so in one week, following former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

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