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Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by g8orbill, Jan 23, 2014.
Coudln't find the link so I googled. Seems this is oldish news.
That's a shame. While Fox clearly has a big lead in the ratings, when it comes to big news like tsunamis, etc., CNN is the one that actually has reporters to send into the field rather than simply commentators to talk in the studio.
That fake infotainment news is dying? I'd say more like false hope.
Although I would say that it really is dying. As is TV in general. But it'll take another generation or two before it morphs into something else (probably worse, whatever that would be.) Young people don't watch TV. And certainly not "news" channels and their stodgy Internet versions. The cable news channels are dinosaurs. Let's just hope they don't evolve into even crappier version of themselves.
I think some TV journalists try to do a good job. Not fair to throw all into the infotainment category.
Of course, newspapers are struggling badly too.
It seems like today's generation gets their news from the likes of Jon Stewart. If the industry is morphing, it is likely that tomorrow's news will be delivered in a method like the a daily Show and and by a head like Stewart.
I'll agree that "some" try. And I'll even go so far as to say that some are clearly worse than others. Further, CNN is undoubtedly the least hysterical of the big three (and likely explains ratings.) But at this point there are so many mouth breathers that just exist to manipulate the emotional that I feel OK putting them all in the same boat. Hopefully the ones who got out are real and are going to actual news outlets.
And if they do, and they're relatively young, they might look back on this as the best thing that ever happened to them.
CNN is just AWFUL. Blitzer isn't even close to a real journalist. I see bits of him around lunch along with some other hacks at Clinton News Network and always have to take my order to go without either gagging or ROTFL in minutes realizing they actually think they're serious journalists.
If "going into the field" is a measuring gauge--then The Weather Channel and Jim Cantore blows everyone away.
And FOX News' Geraldo Rivera runs a close second...
Couldn't see that coming! At least they will increase their viewership by 40 bringing it's total to 41.
The question whether viewers really want news from cable news, or just talking heads reinforcing what they already believe - basically that the other side is really, really bad?
Not to worry. They can always work for TMZ or get a new job with the Obama regime.
From jdr's link:
Great news! Less concentration on worthwhile events and more focus on hollywood drama queens.
Speaking of which, this kind of takes the cake.
Oh my god....
Pitiful... Just plain pitiful...
You counted river but forgot fred and chompy. 43.