Why MSM Is Losing

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    Sure too much of what they've served up has been biased and pointless, the real problem however, has been their underestimation of what their real 'base' is both interested in and capable of:

    http://www.townhall.com/Columnists/PatrickRuffini/2007/03/10/the_information_hunter-gatherers

     
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    TIME is laying off about 300 magazize workers

    Will they be Time's Unemployed Persons Of The Year?

    No, people are fed up with the one sided, slanted, liberal media
     
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    I also think they tend to under estimate their audience's intelligence. Prior to the internet, soundbites were taken pretty much as fact; with all the internet surfing going on, every comment comes under scrutiny. Some are more persistent than others but eventually it all comes out....the exact wording, the entire quote, the context, the environment in which it was said, who was there....everything. Plausable deniability disappears. Propaganda becomes glaringly obvious. All this makes it even harder for the individual to feel comfortable about their chosen political party for example....they WANT to be loyal BUT .... or international governments and organizations can now be viewed with skepticism; skepticism that with enough digging can be substantiated without the necessity of waiting for history to sort it all out.

    Please note that I started my comments with "I also think..." that means its my opinion.
     
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    The liberal media does think the masses ares stupid. Look no further then a few weeks ago. Upsate NY got 10 feet of snow, acroos the country record cold temps, and record snows in the West and Mid west

    What is the liberal media bellowing about? Global warming and the fact Al Bore won an Oscar
     
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    I agree. The alternative media also makes available to those interested, a plethora of analysis of any newsworth event. We are able in less than 24 hours to read, get feedback, and create our own opinions whereas in the past their was only the paper you read and 5 o'clock news program you watched.

    There are upsides and downsides to anything, in this case the sheer number of choices can be overwhelming. The upside is that for those interested, they can take a topic and know all sides within hours, if not minutes.
     
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    The main reason the liberal media is losing is they are biased. People do not want to spoon fed only one side

    Look at the cable news networks. Fox News is gaining veiwers and they are destroying CNN and MSNBC
     
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    Good points here. I love the idea of a loss of grip by the MSM, but it can be overestimated. They are still the primary source for news. Blogs, the Internet, USMB and other chatboards are great, but they don't call up government officials and interview them or attend meetings and hearings as professional journalists do (for the most part). So original reporting remains. It can just be spun harder and faster nowadays.

    Truly breaking the MSM would involve original reporting by alternative news sources on a more regular and vigorous level, IMO.
     
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    The difference is the liberal media cannot say whatever they want to without being called on it

    Remember how Dan Blather still to this day says the forged documents are valid
     

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