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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-06-06 08:08 PM
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If you're watching Cutie Couric on CBS, aren't you adding to the problem?
Her first night on CBS pulled record ratings. Even if you're just waiting for the eventual trainwreck, you're adding to the ratings in a small way.

Just drop Cutie the same way ABC dropped Emily's Reasons Why Not. Let her clang on the floor like a bad penny and just walk away. We have a nation to take back, you know...
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Anakin Skywalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-06-06 08:10 PM
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1. Ain't Nobody Watching Her!
None that I know of......I hate the MSM anyway. They are just admin. sycophants.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-06-06 08:10 PM
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2. unless she's Olbermann i wasn't watching her.
mmmmmmOlbermannn.
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joemurphy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-06-06 08:11 PM
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3. Unless you're a Nielsen household, who would know what
you are watching? I don't like Couric either, but my watching or not watching wouldn't seem to make much difference.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-06-06 08:13 PM
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8. I've Stated That A Million Times, Yet They Refuse To Listen LOL
They still think they can boycott shows or boycott networks and make an impact. They can't. Their boycotts are worthless, with the exception to the very few and insignificant number of DU'ers that may actually have the damn box.

But I'm happy to see someone else say it, but I bet tomorrow someone else will ask yet again to boycott some show. Sighhhhhh.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-06-06 08:11 PM
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4. Wrong.
For the Gazillionth friggin time, unless you have a Nielsen Ratings Box you simply cease to exist to them.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-06-06 08:14 PM
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10. I don't care if you have a Nielsen box or not
There are plenty of folks out there who will still huddle around the water cooler saying "Did you see Katie last night with the President?" or "What do you think of Katie calling free speech a privilege?" that will never participate in a Neilsen poll or any other TV poll.

That's the idea I'm trying to convey. Cutie wants attention. Don't give her any. Render her inert and irrelevant.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-06-06 08:19 PM
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12. Excuse Me, But
"Her first night on CBS pulled record ratings. Even if you're just waiting for the eventual trainwreck, you're adding to the ratings in a small way"

Can't back away from your own statement now, sorry. That statement is wrong. That's what I responded to. I didn't respond to a statement that declared "If you watch Katie you might talk about it at the water cooler, and I don't want that".

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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-06-06 08:21 PM
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15. i haven't talked to one person that mentioned her at all today or any
day for that matter, i think you give her too much credit.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-06-06 08:21 PM
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16. The cable company doesn't know what you're watching?
Because it's technically unachievable!


:tinfoilhat:
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-06-06 08:39 PM
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21. Has NADA To Do With Ratings. Try And Stay On Point.
Ratings are ratings. You ain't part of em LOL
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-06-06 09:28 PM
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25. Touche.
Under my scenario, people that the PTB want to be successful will have high ratings regardless of their actual viewership/listenership. They'll just punch in the numbers they want.

Under my scenario, they're just checking me out.

Under your scenario, things are as they seem. :party:


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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-06-06 08:35 PM
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20. Word up, and besides
I plan on watching her this week and judging for myself. Don't need people telling me what not to watch (especially when they have probably not watched it themselves).

If I tried really hard I could find reasons not to watch or listen to most anything.

And then there is DU too. Over yonder in the dungeon we have some (no mention of who...) who think the Naudet brothers' video was staged and that firefighters killed their own chaplin. So should I not read DU as it might make such a view more legitimate, or should I simply say I am an adult and can figure truth from fiction and facts from propoganda?

Some threads remind me of the RW telling us not to watch michael moore, etc and so on.

And I do plan on watching the abc show on 9/11. If I don't, I won't know what to bitch about :) and you can bet liberal bloggers WILL watch it and blog about the next day (while telling us we should not watch it...).
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-06-06 08:40 PM
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22. Hear Hear Straight Story. I Agree Completely.
Very well said there and very good reasoning as well.

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SeveneightyWhoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-06-06 08:12 PM
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5. Adding to the ratings? You sure?
I thought only Nielsen households were added to the ratings.. someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Anyway, its never a bad thing to know what other Americans are watching and learning.
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bowens43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-06-06 08:12 PM
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6. No.
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Anakin Skywalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-06-06 08:12 PM
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7. All Those Idiots Who
Edited on Wed Sep-06-06 08:28 PM by Anakin Skywalker
contributed to the ratings are probably her daytime fans who tuned in just to ooh and aah over her.
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-06-06 08:14 PM
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9. You mean "Cootie Couric," don't you?
I don't watch television, but it still rankles me to see how insipid people can rise to such levels.
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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-06-06 08:15 PM
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11. Blah blah know your enemy blah blah
yappity yappity we need to know what they are saying to be able to refute/confront/counteract/etc yappity yappity.
Tweety Imus Scarbourough Couric OMG!!!!!

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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-06-06 08:20 PM
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13. I'll watch what I want
I like to hear what all sides are saying.
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Sasha Undercover Donating Member (94 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-06-06 08:21 PM
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14. How is that adding to the problem?
I'm more than a little uncomfortable about the sexism inherent in this argument. And before you protest, that "Cutie" crap is totally unnecessary.
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-06-06 08:33 PM
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18. Except that's the way she's allowed herself to be sold. "Perky"
hardly brings to mind a serious reporter.

Matt Lauer was sold as a sex object by NBC and is likewise fair game. He is an aging pretty boy, not a newscaster.

Both are entertainers fobbed off on the public as reporters.

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niallmac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-06-06 08:23 PM
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17. Ha Ha! Good point. I'm like all up in arms about her and yet
I don't even have a TV. I'm just taking my lead from other DU'ers descriptions of her show.
Oh well. I stand by my uninformed posts!
:P
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-06-06 08:35 PM
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19. banging head against wall....
I've really about had it. People refuse to see how allowing utter shit to enter their brain and occupy space, could possibly have any effect, on what comes out of their mouths. Yuck....
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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-06-06 08:43 PM
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23. I watched her, I'll watch her again, and I won't...
tell anyone else not to watch her.

OK, I didn't see tonight's show, but I did see last night's and while I don't give it aces for hard journalism, I never did give any of the network news aces-- it's just impossible to talk about everything in the whole world that's happening in less than 20 minutes. With all the tremendoos pressure Couric was under after all the hoopla, I think she did OK.

But, at least half of the first night viewers were likely news newbies who were just checking out what all the buzz was. Most won't come back simply because they don't watch news, but some will be hooked on her show. She's not Fox with an agenda, so if she gets more people to think about the news at all, that's a good thing.

I wish her well, so sue me.

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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-06-06 08:58 PM
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24. I added "Cutie Couric" !
:hi: :takesabow:
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