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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-29-08 12:48 PM
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Are Americans losing their taste for right-wing propaganda? ... FAUX on the decline.....
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from ThinkProgress:



Fox News losing its lead over rival cable networks.

Fox News has seen its once formidable advantage over CNN erode in this presidential election year, as both CNN and MSNBC have added viewers at far more dramatic rates. The New York Times reports:

CNN has added 170,000 viewers a night, on average, when compared with the last presidential year, while Fox has shed about 90,000, according to Nielsen. (MSNBC, which added 181,000 viewers in that audience, much of it courtesy of gains by Countdown With Keith Olbermann, still lagged in third place, with 303,000.)


A Fox News spokeswoman, Dana Klinghoffer, refused several requests for comment about the channels ratings and strategy.


http://thinkprogress.org/2008/06/29/fox-news-losing-its... /

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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-29-08 12:52 PM
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1. I have always reacted to right-wing propaganda in a similar fashion to my reaction
...to a heavy dose of ammonia vapor :puke:
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-29-08 12:57 PM
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2. All I can say is, "What took them so long?"
Edited on Sun Jun-29-08 12:57 PM by Cleita
Fox News should have disappeared off our TV screens three months after its debut. Unfortunately, it turns out Americans were a lot dumber and easier to propagandize that I ever gave them credit for. However, going to CNN to drink their kool-aid doesn't seem like an improvement to me. Fortunately, MSNBC seems to be slowly moving away from becoming a mouthpiece for the Republican Party and the White House starting with KO. I guess they have looked to the future and seen the lame ducks.
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ellacott Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-29-08 01:31 PM
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7. Yes, what took them so long?
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nancyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-29-08 01:11 PM
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3. But look at all the damage they've managed to do!
There will always be a steady flow of angry old white men who will watch it religiously....come what may. As long as there are Rush Limbaughs out there stirring up crap there will be an audience for Fox.
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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-29-08 01:35 PM
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8. They need some nasty old biddies
To put them in their place. Tell them that they don't look big huffing and puffing and to just shut up and get to work. Put a choke chain on ol' Rush and give the other end to Rosie O'Donnell. Let her cut off his hot air long enough to get the facts straight.



If reason won't work on them, maybe nagging will.
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-29-08 01:18 PM
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4. This may be wishful thinking
but the way I perceive the current zeitgeist is that many if not most are fed up with being lied to for nearly 8 years and waking up and smelling the gas prices, amongst a plethora of other foul smelling odors.
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-29-08 01:19 PM
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5. CNN adding viewers doesn't euate to people rejecing propaganda!
They're as bad or worse than Fox.
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-29-08 01:47 PM
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11. Thank you!!!!
:thumbsup:

I watched Larry King's tribute to George Carlin, I hadn't seen CNN in years, I couldn't get over how every other commercial they aired were for oil companies. Yes, they are just as bad as FAUX!
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-29-08 02:43 PM
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12. I recently watched CNN for the first time in many years
and my jaws just dropped!

The framing and the colored copy delivered by the mews readers (along with the dishonest tripe spit out by the so called "analysts") was more transparent than it it had ever been.


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Spouting Horn Donating Member (310 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-29-08 03:51 PM
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13. They're all stupid
but MSNBC is the only one I can stomach for any real amount of time.

I pretty much gave up watching TV talking heads after the Lewinsky thing.
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Saturday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-29-08 01:29 PM
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6. I'm tired of all media propaganda, right and left. nt
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ThePowerofWill Donating Member (462 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-29-08 01:39 PM
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9. Thats my stance.
I'm tired of hearing more or less one side or the other. Whats ever happened to good honest objective reporting with no spin? Ya sure don't get much of it from MSM.I want to hear both sides, and make my own decision.
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Spouting Horn Donating Member (310 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-29-08 03:54 PM
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14. Big Corporate media
is becoming pretty much irrelevant at this point.

Declining interest in newspapers and other old media along with the advent of the internet and sites like these is the long term trend.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-29-08 01:43 PM
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10. I think the title of this thread is wrong...
Are Americans losing their taste for right-wing propaganda? ... FAUX on the decline.....
While FOX may be on the decline, that doesn;t necessarily mean that America is losing their taste for right-wing propaganda; it just means the propaganda has spread to other non-FOX networks.
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