The lame journalism metaphors of CNN.
(click ads) Ugly ads for the international version of "America's most trusted news source" by Berlin ad agency Heimat. My first guess was that these were spec ads. But after perusing the agency's website, CNN is a client of theirs, so they may indeed be real (Heimat didn't respond to my email inquiry.). The drilling and unzipping logo treatment metaphors, in addition to being painful, are also both rather sexual. They could use a little (LOT) more sexiness in their American promos as the network now sits below MSNBC in the news channel ratings rankings. Previously in: bad journalism advertising.