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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:12 PM

Fox News Audience Abandons Ship After Obama Wins

Fox News Audience Abandons Ship After Obama Wins
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/08/1159185/-Fox-News-Audience-Abandons-Ship-After-Obama-Wins



... The sharp drop-off in viewership that occurred only on Fox reveals the sensitivity that the Fox viewer has to actual, truthful information. That is something that Fox exploits eagerly as they load up their programming with false and prejudicial stories. And that accounts for why Fox viewers have been shown to be so much less informed than consumers of news from other sources. They have such an aversion to anything other than Fox's pre-seasoned, right-wing brand of pseudo-knowledge that they won't even stayed tuned to Fox if there is a chance they might be exposed to raw reality. ....

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Reply Fox News Audience Abandons Ship After Obama Wins (Original post)
Coyotl Nov 2012 OP
codjh9 Nov 2012 #1
AsahinaKimi Nov 2012 #13
codjh9 Nov 2012 #16
PA Democrat Nov 2012 #2
defacto7 Nov 2012 #3
Ikonoklast Nov 2012 #5
Arkansas Granny Nov 2012 #29
ChangeUp106 Nov 2012 #4
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ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #6
TheKentuckian Nov 2012 #24
Art_from_Ark Nov 2012 #7
geek tragedy Nov 2012 #8
Barack_America Nov 2012 #10
JRLeft Nov 2012 #9
Raine Nov 2012 #11
standingtall Nov 2012 #12
Coyotl Nov 2012 #20
diane in sf Nov 2012 #23
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #14
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #15
Amonester Nov 2012 #27
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #28
bvar22 Nov 2012 #17
Stinky The Clown Nov 2012 #18
Indykatie Nov 2012 #19
TalkingDog Nov 2012 #21
mick063 Nov 2012 #22
TheKentuckian Nov 2012 #25
ChachaCha Nov 2012 #26
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2012 #30
Londoncalling Nov 2012 #31
Coyotl Nov 2012 #32
Londoncalling Nov 2012 #35
TeamPooka Nov 2012 #33
lindysalsagal Nov 2012 #34
Renew Deal Nov 2012 #36

Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:14 PM

1. What's that saying? Rats are always the first to leave a sinking ship?

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Response to codjh9 (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:46 PM

13. I wonder if this reality of the President winning

actually allowed the average Fox News Viewer the opportunity to grow some new brain cells? Medical Study needed!

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:48 PM

16. I'd love to think so, but given the hate & vitriol from some in the last couple of days, I dunno...

but we can hope!

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:16 PM

2. Why would you trust people that are

a) colossal LIARS
b) grossly incompetent
C) both

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:16 PM

3. Or... maybe they got fed up with Fox

and left permanently.

not likely...

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:20 PM

5. This guy is taking care of Fox viewers, those numbers are dwindling and not being replaced...

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:36 AM

29. More likely, they were gathering up guns, ammo and food and waiting for instructions

on where to dig the bunkers.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:19 PM

4. What Would That Be

What would FOX's ratings be if it wasn't for us liberals tuning in to see the meltdown?

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Response to ChangeUp106 (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:24 PM

24. LOLZ

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:33 PM

7. I'm not going to shed any tears for FOX

They brought it on themselves.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:35 PM

8. And most of the viewers at that point were gloating liberals. nt

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:41 PM

10. Exactly!

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:36 PM

9. Damn no one watched MSNBC.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:43 PM

11. LOL, that's when I turned them on so I could enjoy their pain. nt

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:46 PM

12. Cannot lie

I turned to faux news the minute msnbc called it for Obama, because I wanted to see the reaction of their pundits, and Karl Rove's epic meltdown was awesome.

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Response to standingtall (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:22 PM

20. It was Genius!

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Response to standingtall (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:24 PM

23. lololol!!!

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:47 PM

14. Not just the TVs. The local victory party as well

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:47 PM

15. It's not just watchers of Fox News

who are having trouble absorbing the Romney loss. My son's boss reads 4 newspapers a day, including the Wall Street Journal but not the NY Times. He is not a Faux News fan but does watch Kudlow on CNBC.... When he arrived at the office yesterday he was enraged...and stayed that way all day. He's a pro-Choice, gun-Hating Republican... So why, you ask, is he a Republican? Well, he's in his late 60s so he dates back to the days when Republicans were rational and the GOP was the party of ideas for one thing. But, and I think this is a big but, as the Democrats looked to expand their tent after the loss of the southern Democratic voting block, they began to forget about the white working class and allowed themselves to be branded as the welfare party, the minority party etc. He has said, many times, he is willing to pay more in taxes, but he'll be damned if he'll pay more to just expand the welfare rolls. This is a messaging failure even worse than the one about Obamacare.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:59 AM

27. Well, we are doing everything we can in order for these guys to grasp the fact that...

they are actually paying most of their taxes to expand the corporate welfare rolls much more (by gazillion more) than the poorer welfare rolls since the Republicans adopted their own southern strategies, which we're all stuck with since 1994 (and mostly during their Cheney/Bush pResidency...).

I guess we're not getting the truth out loud enough for these guys to hear it?

We don't own any mainstream media outlet, see? They do.

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Response to Amonester (Reply #27)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:28 AM

28. It's more complex

than that. Besides, if 'we' were actually doing things and proposing legislation that would be broadly appealing even the MSM would have to report on it.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:48 PM

17. Thats Odd.

I've been tuning in regularly since the election to enjoy the whining, crying, rending of garments, and gnashing of teeth.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:49 PM

18. I disagree with the article's premise

The people who tuned out are the low information morons. They knew there was an election. They voted for one of the two candidates. They watched the returns. They tuned out and went back to regular teevee.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:15 PM

19. Perhaps an Older Audience Turning In for the Night n/t

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:23 PM

21. In our market, as soon as it went to Obama, they switched to King of the Hill cartoons

Which were in the weekly TV schedule.

I don't know what that might mean, but that might account for some of it.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:23 PM

22. I'm curious to see how long Fox can beat

 

"Ben Gazzi" to death.

Just how long can you whip folks into a fever pitch?

The answer is just long enough to create a negative talking point for the election. As it is, the "story" lasted about five news cycles too long. After stinging political defeat, I doubt the viewers are in the mood to watch a dead horse get beaten 24/7.

They need to come up with something else before folks abondon them in droves.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:26 PM

25. They probably just turned on the other feed (CNN) as others went to bed

They have better production values.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:38 AM

26. The schadenfreude is almost intoxicating.

It can't happen to a more deserving bunch of people.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:40 AM

30. surprised MSNBC was so high. their coverage was like "on the outside looking in" A bunch of

yakking, few numbers and analysis.

I made fun of John King - think he sux as a moderator or political analyst....but the guy IS THE MAN, when it comes to knowing precincts and voting patterns.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:41 AM

31. They have been caught lying to them...

Even Romney believe them...

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Response to Londoncalling (Reply #31)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:57 PM

32. You have to wonder how many of the misstatements Rs made were due to Fox listening

Romney and Ryan both seemed to be inside the Fox bubble, saying things they heard on Fox and stepping in it as a result! Were Akin and Mourdock influenced by Fox? Faux-reality media has inherent dangers.

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #32)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:47 PM

35. The only way that Romney

could have been so confident of winning that he only wrote a victory speech is if
he watched nothing but Fox News and listened to nobody else but Karl Rove
and those in that bubble. Karl Rove thought it was sown up too.He got caught too.
Romney must have thought he had a chance as the kept campaigning on election day, somebody told
him he could win, when it was clear he could not. That was more humilating that losing, nobody told him
he would lose, and lose by a landslide too.
I watched the election coverage on the BBC, which had graphics and it showed us
that even with a recount if Romney won Ohio, he could not win the election because
Obama had won the other states, he was going to win Virginia, Nevada and Florida by then.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:08 PM

33. it was past their bedtimes.... :)

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:57 PM

34. Call me when they drop significantly over time.

I know faux lies, but I fear they'll all be back lapping it up the next day.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:54 PM

36. Looks like CNN won the night.

Numbers are not great for MSNBC but I'll take them.

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