Libs Say Fox News Beats CNN Because of Pres Bush

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    I had to read this one three times to make sure I was reading it right.

    Now the libs are blaming Pres Bush for CNN's dismal ratings and Fox News for being #1.

    Correect me if I am wrong, but the libs said Rush would not be around for long once Clinton left office.

    Libs have said Sean Hannity would be off the air once Clinton was no longer President

    When will libs learn it is the slanted reporting of the news that is causing viewers to leave CNN and tune to Fox News?


    http://newsbusters.org/node/7059
    Market Watch: Fox News Ahead Because of Republican President
    Posted by Greg Sheffield on August 18, 2006 - 13:18.
    CNN is so exceptional with its shows and journalists, so there must be some other reason why Fox News is ahead. Thus writes Jon Friedman in his "Media Web" commentary at MarketWatch.com.
    Friedman rattles off a whole litany of reason why CNN is exceptional.

    CNN, a unit of Time Warner, has invested a lot of its parent's dough to assemble a first-rate global reporting and production staff. It features such reliable and charismatic on-air stars as Nic Robertson and Christiane Amanpour abroad. Peter Bergen is rapidly becoming the most compelling voice when it comes to analyzing the ongoing worldwide terrorism story.
    In the U.S., CNN has a very deep bench, too. John King, its long-time top White House reporter (and now a senior national correspondent), stands out in what I've regarded for many years to be television's finest Washington bureau. Fortune's Andy Serwer, who appears regularly on CNN's breakfast-hour show, is the most analytical business-news commentator around -- and the same goes for the New Yorker writer Jeffrey Toobin, when the topic turns to legal matters. Further, the lively "Reliable Sources," anchored by Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz, is an hour-long look at journalism's weekly hits and (mostly) misses. The show stands out for its consistent excellence even though it faces stiff competition on Sunday mornings.

    Perhaps only CNN would have the ambition to present a documentary such as "In the Footsteps of bin Laden." It will air on Wednesday evening at 9 p.m., Eastern.

    The question:
    So, with all of this firepower -- and powerful Time Warner bankrolling Klein's ambitious strategy -- where the heck did CNN go wrong in losing ground to Fox? And how can it leapfrog over its chief foe?
    The answer:
    I suspect that Fox will remain No. 1 for as long as George W. Bush calls Crawford, Texas, -- I mean the White House -- his home. That's how strong a base Fox has built among supporters of the president. That's how high the mountain is that CNN must climb.
    Democrats have the same question: "Our stances on the issues are so superior, how come we never win?" The loser of last season's Superbowl, NBA Championship, and Stanley Cup, all had the same question.
    The opposition media to the president always see an increase in its audience. During Bill Clinton's presidency, The American Spectator saw huge growth with its never-ending broadsides against that administration. But CNN's ratings have shrunk, and it has nothing to do with Bush.

    Friedman believes that because Fox News rose to prominence during the Bush administration, this increase can be attributed to the fact that there was a Republican president. But Fox News did not gain access to many television markets until the Bush administration, at which time it could finally dominate CNN.
     
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    They're both horribly slanted. Fox caters to Republicans with little competition, while CNN caters to Democrats, while competiting with other Liberal networks.
     
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    Little competition? Fox News has more liberal on their networks, then the number of conservatives on CNN and MSNBC combined.
     
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    That article had me:rotflmao:


    I was picturing Friedman:cry: as he was writing it....
     
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    Your graphic reminds me of Ted Turner when he sees the ratings.
     
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    Competition within the market of different media outlets.
     
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    You have four cable news networks and Fox creams the other three.

    Perhaps the folks are tired of the slanted left wing til of the other three, and want to here BOTH sides express their opinions?
     
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    Fox gets half, the other three all get 1/6th.


    Just curious: How many jounalism awards has CNN won, and how many has Fox won?
     
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    More important question is, how many stories turned out to be false the other networks had to retract?

    The fake National Guard documents, the Koran being flushed down the toilet, 10,000 dead in new Orleans, ect,ect,ect

    Fox has not had to retract any stories they broadcast. They get the stories correct, while the other networks report what they WANT to happen and not what actually happened.
     
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    And that is a fact that the liberals and librulls cannot handle....
     

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