Cassandra by Evelyn De Morgan (1898, London);
Cassandra in front of the burning city of Troy at the peak of her insanity.
The Cable News Network was launched at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on June 1, 1980 . This data provides the basis for CNN’s horoscope which is shown here. The Sun is in Gemini, the sign ruled by Mercury which is linked to news and the media. It is placed in the 8th house. In traditional astrology, this the house of “death”. Essentially, it is the house of crisis and shows a need to consolidate and accept the loss of elements of life that are no longer fruitful or have served their purpose.
Those familiar with astrology will know that the planets rising on the eastern horizon referred to as the Ascendant describe an important aspect of nature of the entity whose chart it is. Here we notice that a Pluto-Poseidon conjunction is just rising over the horizon. The reference below gives us the meaning of the TNP Poseidon.
On a mundane level, Poseidon, to Uranian astrologers, has to do with propaganda, advertising, television and media . For a Pluto-Poseidon interaction, Martha-Wescott  gives the following delineation:
To recognize the pervasive and invasive power of the media, advertising or ideologic propaganda.
If we now progress the radix Sun we find that at [17cn] it opposes radix Moon [17cp] which is square Pluto [19li] – Poseidon [23li]. This is like a Full Moon. Since ancient times this has been linked to erratic behavior that can be counterproductive and sometimes leads to a major breakdown. The term “lunacy” is derived from lunar! 
Here Moon [17cp] is conjunct the asteroid Kassandra [17cp]. Pluto which was square Moon-Kassandra is now transiting over it. For this asteroid, Martha Wescott writes:
Kassandra shows gifts of insight but hard aspects indicate that one’s advice is not heeded or not believed. With Pluto, there is a perception that advice is an attempt to manipulate others.
Isn’t this exactly what the public’s perception of the MSM in general is right now? 
 The Orders of Light; Martha-Wescott Lang (p.101)