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We’re Turning Off Cable News

by John on 06/01/2012

The latest TV ratings show the cable news yakkers – on all sides — are fading.  It also proves that media bias in not just a left and right bias but truly an entertainment bias.

From the NY Times story:

Fox News also had some steep declines since last May. It was down about 21 percent in prime time in the 25-to-54 group. News about the political race has apparently not sent viewers flocking to get either the Fox News or MSNBC take (considered polar opposites) on events this spring.

What is especially noteworthy about the Fox numbers is that for several shows, including those hosted by Sean Hannity and Greta Van Susteren, they are at their lowest since the summer of 2008. That was the last time the White House was up for grabs.

Is this a trend?  The fall TV ratings will tell us more, but I think this is going to be the norm.

  1. More people are getting news and information from smart phones and tablets.
  2. The political parties — like their surrogate networks Fox and MSNBC — are creating more entertainment and drama that is turning off the moderates and centrists.
  3. The parties and the networks are not talking about creating jobs and helping the middle class create their own businesses.
  4. We don’t have the time to watch an hour-long show or watch 2 hours to get both sides.  Instead, the internet and news websites can give us short quick posts and video clips.  This is where it is going.  You will see that here soon.


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