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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-11 07:12 PM
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Watching the CBS Evening News Tonight,
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I noticed something that I'm going to be tracking on other MSM news outlets. They did not cover Michele Bachman at all during the newscast. Only Obama and Perry got any coverage for their activities today. And that despite Bachmann's idiotic Happy Birthday wishes for Elvis Presley on the anniversary of his death. It's too early to make any general statements, but...

It appears to me that CBS has decided that Bachmann is not a serious contender and is not covering her activities with the same priority as those of Obama and Perry. I believe they've made a decision. I'll watch the other alphabet network news programs and see if this is more widespread.

As a note: For those who think the big three networks are irrelevant in today's cable news era, think again. For pure newscasts, ABC, NBC, and CBS have so many more viewers than all the cable news programs combined that it is a joke. That's why you never see comparative numbers for evening news that puts the cable and broadcast on the same page. People are still tuning in at 5:30 or 6 to the network news. For many, that's it. They see the local news for the weather and local stories, watch the network news half hour, and then return to their reality shows or whatever it is that people watch on television.
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  -Watching the CBS Evening News Tonight, MineralMan  Aug-16-11 07:12 PM   #0 
  - Delete: Old data  MineralMan   Aug-16-11 07:17 PM   #1 
  - After Rick Perry's entrance into the fray  Skip_In_Boulder   Aug-16-11 07:17 PM   #2 
  - I think you're right. nt  gateley   Aug-16-11 07:23 PM   #6 
  - NBC has covered Bachmann quite a lot...  ms liberty   Aug-16-11 07:19 PM   #3 
  - I'm talking only about the time since Perry announced, actually,  MineralMan   Aug-16-11 07:28 PM   #7 
  - In a corporate state, the media chooses the candidates  mmonk   Aug-16-11 07:19 PM   #4 
  - The talking heads have made it clear  liberal N proud   Aug-16-11 07:21 PM   #5 
  - For now, perhaps. It's a long way until the nomination.  MineralMan   Aug-16-11 07:29 PM   #8 
  - Before Perry, nobody talked that much about Ron Paul, either.  TreasonousBastard   Aug-16-11 08:28 PM   #9 
  - What does CBS have against corndogs?  Major Hogwash   Aug-16-11 08:32 PM   #10 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-16-11 09:25 PM   #11 
  - Hi there!  TheWraith   Aug-17-11 01:44 AM   #14 
  - Yes, I know you do. It's kind of embarrassing, though.  MineralMan   Aug-17-11 09:01 AM   #15 
  - K&R...  SidDithers   Aug-16-11 09:58 PM   #12 
  - nbc actually showed her elvis gaffe....  spanone   Aug-16-11 10:00 PM   #13 
  - why would anyone unrec this?  annabanana   Aug-17-11 09:02 AM   #16 
  - Media will pick the nominie for the republicans IMO  proud patriot   Aug-17-11 09:03 AM   #17 
 

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