CNN's Ratings Continue to Plummet

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    Aug 04, 2012 2:34 PM GMT
    Am guessing it has to do with trust viewers have in what comes out of them.

    http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/july-2012-ratings-cnn-continues-to-struggle_b139787

    CNN was down double digits across the board in July. Compared to July 2011, the network is -20% in Total Viewers and -23% in A25-54 in Total Day. In primetime, CNN is down -23% in Total Viewers and -26% in the demographic.
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    Aug 04, 2012 2:40 PM GMT
    Obscure saidI guess being bipartisan ruined them.


    When did they try that?
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    Aug 05, 2012 12:43 AM GMT
    I find it odd how ratings for networks have become seen as some measure of victory for one side or another in the U.S.

    It is an implicit admission that US politics have devolved to nothing more than propaganda warfare.

    (that was once outlawed upon its own citizenry)


  • creature

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    Aug 05, 2012 12:44 AM GMT
    Just because more viewers happen to trust Fox doesn't make them better. We're talking about a network that fought for the right to lie to viewers.

    What does that say about Fox's standards
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    Aug 05, 2012 12:45 AM GMT
    Upper_Cdn saidI find it odd how ratings for networks have become seen as some measure of victory for one side or another in the U.S.

    It is an implicit admission that US politics have devolved to nothing more than propaganda warfare.

    (that was once outlawed upon its own citizenry)



    Thank you.

    It's like saying the food at McDonald's is better than the rest because of the business it does.
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    Aug 05, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
    CNN could increase viewership if they'd follow the False News program and;

    1. promote a few Bachmann Conspiracies,

    2. a spot or two a day of Limpballs bigotry,

    3 an Occassional blackboard drawing from Beck showing how Socialism is being brought to the US by Obama.

    4. Bring in a Breitbart conspiracy theorist about how Obama had him off'd

    5. Hire Palin for the 8:00 hour to produce and moderate a show on "Bringing America Back to god"

    6. Include interviews with Trump and Sheriff Joe Arpaio on the latest Birther information at least every other day.

    I could go on with a very long list of fearmongering that False News employs to attract and keep their high viewership of dumb republican Chirstian Fundi sheeple, but you get the point !!! These idiots don't want real news from CNN or MSNBC, they want to feed their fear and conspiracy theories from False News to maintain their ignorance.
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    Aug 05, 2012 7:08 AM GMT
    Obscure said
    riddler78 said
    Obscure saidI guess being bipartisan ruined them.


    When did they try that?


    They interviewed Republican candidates. Ive never seen one on MSNBC.
    I saw Bachmann and the interviewer seemed to ask fair and topical questions.


    Right. So no spin absolutely whatsoever when they did these interviews or subsequently quoted from them? CNN is well known for a number of reporting errors in favor of Democrats - and for which they have been gradually losing the trust of their viewership given their pretense of being unbiased.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CNN_controversies
  • jock_1

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    Aug 05, 2012 1:43 PM GMT
    Its no different than the conservative radio talk shows which continue to thrive while the liberal ones continue to fail. people want to be informed about issues and discuss them. Thats what you get with conservative programs. With the liberal stations they have nothing to say on topics and just rant hate and propagand about the same stuff....Bush, blah blah blah...Koch brothers, blah blah blah. Maybe why they are still crying for the fairness doctrine.
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    Aug 05, 2012 2:01 PM GMT
    jock_1 saidIts no different than the conservative radio talk shows which continue to thrive while the liberal ones continue to fail. people want to be informed about issues and discuss them. Thats what you get with conservative programs. With the liberal stations they have nothing to say on topics and just rant hate and propagand about the same stuff....Bush, blah blah blah...Koch brothers, blah blah blah. Maybe why they are still crying for the fairness doctrine.


    Conservative radio talk shows and programs thrive because they give what their audience wants—fear.
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    Aug 05, 2012 2:50 PM GMT
    creature said
    jock_1 saidIts no different than the conservative radio talk shows which continue to thrive while the liberal ones continue to fail. people want to be informed about issues and discuss them. Thats what you get with conservative programs. With the liberal stations they have nothing to say on topics and just rant hate and propagand about the same stuff....Bush, blah blah blah...Koch brothers, blah blah blah. Maybe why they are still crying for the fairness doctrine.


    Conservative radio talk shows and programs thrive because they give what their audience wants—fear.


    Or more simply more news that they're not getting from other media. As for fear? Not really any more than any other media source - especially if you ever watch CNN during any active news event.
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    Aug 05, 2012 2:58 PM GMT
    jock_1 saidIts no different than the conservative radio talk shows which continue to thrive while the liberal ones continue to fail. people want to be informed about issues and discuss them. Thats what you get with conservative programs. With the liberal stations they have nothing to say on topics and just rant hate and propagand about the same stuff....Bush, blah blah blah...Koch brothers, blah blah blah. Maybe why they are still crying for the fairness doctrine.




    As I wrote above, CNN could improve their following by following the False News scripts, here they are again. YESSIREEEE BUDDY THAT'S REAL NEWS YOU'RE GETTING FROM FOX. LIMPBALLS AND THE BECK ILK, KEEP DRINKING THAT COOLAID !!

    CNN could increase viewership if they'd follow the False News program and;

    1. promote a few Bachmann Conspiracies,

    2. a spot or two a day of Limpballs bigotry,

    3 an Occassional blackboard drawing from Beck showing how Socialism is being brought to the US by Obama.

    4. Bring in a Breitbart conspiracy theorist about how Obama had him off'd

    5. Hire Palin for the 8:00 hour to produce and moderate a show on "Bringing America Back to god"

    6. Include interviews with Trump and Sheriff Joe Arpaio on the latest Birther information at least every other day.

    I could go on with a very long list of fearmongering that False News employs to attract and keep their high viewership of dumb republican Chirstian Fundi sheeple, but you get the point !!! These idiots don't want real news from CNN or MSNBC, they want to feed their fear and conspiracy theories from False News to maintain their ignorance.
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    Aug 05, 2012 2:59 PM GMT
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    jock_1 saidIts no different than the conservative radio talk shows which continue to thrive while the liberal ones continue to fail. people want to be informed about issues and discuss them. Thats what you get with conservative programs. With the liberal stations they have nothing to say on topics and just rant hate and propagand about the same stuff....Bush, blah blah blah...Koch brothers, blah blah blah. Maybe why they are still crying for the fairness doctrine.




    As I wrote above, CNN could improve their following by following the False News scripts, here they are again. YESSIREEEE BUDDY THAT'S REAL NEWS YOU'RE GETTING FROM FOX. LIMPBALLS AND THE BECK ILK, KEEP DRINKING THAT COOLAID !!

    CNN could increase viewership if they'd follow the False News program and;

    1. promote a few Bachmann Conspiracies,

    2. a spot or two a day of Limpballs bigotry,

    3 an Occassional blackboard drawing from Beck showing how Socialism is being brought to the US by Obama.

    4. Bring in a Breitbart conspiracy theorist about how Obama had him off'd

    5. Hire Palin for the 8:00 hour to produce and moderate a show on "Bringing America Back to god"

    6. Include interviews with Trump and Sheriff Joe Arpaio on the latest Birther information at least every other day.

    I could go on with a very long list of fearmongering that False News employs to attract and keep their high viewership of dumb republican Chirstian Fundi sheeple, but you get the point !!! These idiots don't want real news from CNN or MSNBC, they want to feed their fear and conspiracy theories from False News to maintain their ignorance.


    Or, they could focus on reporting the news with a balanced perspective without having an agenda anyone with half a brain can see.