Monday, March 01, 2010


....."From the Global Resources of ABC News...."

not so much now 

Now I kinda get the internet versus dead tree thing but it's a little unclear to me why the demand for electronic news reporting, on television both on the tube and "on demand" is off.  I'm sure Tookie will explain it to me.


At 5:44 PM, March 01, 2010, Blogger TOOKIE said...

Every major network is taking hits . I also think the "Fox" effect plus the net is killing the MSM in droves . A vast majority is center to center right in the USA , always has been and always will be . I think the Breitbart message of " not business model that sucks , but you are the ones who suck " to MSM it ringing true.

The AP & Reuters , Fox , and WSJ are seeing record growth . I think the very left leaning MSM better adjust soon or go dinosaur .

Even Huffpo is doing well .

Free market at work and right now the local scene is a great microcosm of the national scene. Soon there will be 1000's of QNO type news agencies . The MSM never should have allowed a beachhead.

At 5:54 AM, March 02, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BigMedia pushed their message and got their president. Turns out people really didn't want that.

I listen to FOX most, but even with them I have the volume off, till I see someone of interest.

The remote control allowed us to mute commercials, or go channel surfing. Now the internet has opened up a whole 'nuther dimension where we can seek out independent sources, as opposed to being "programmed".

Even individuals now can have a local and even national voice and make a name for themselves, without prostrating themselves to "the powers that be".

Yes, it's all for the best. And now "the best" have a chance to be heard.

At 6:55 AM, March 02, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

my whole confusion with "new media" is that a lot of the blogs and online "news" outlets seem to just cut and paste a link to an AP or Reuters article and put in some dippy talking points. I doubt most of the new media could stand alone without stealing the hard work of others.

At 2:20 PM, March 02, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:55 ... you need better sources.

Some blogs do set their discussion to contrast what AP or others say, but there are others that write independent opinions.

Breitbart has a few ... American Thinker is a good start, HuffPo for the left (supported by Soros?) ...

Of course the left started the astroturf crap ... and there is plenty of disinformation, but you can develop your own more trusted sources with just a little effort.

At 7:00 AM, March 03, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not looking for independent opinions...I'm looking for facts. Mr. Breitbart is a pundit, he has an agenda, and he pursues that agenda. If you want to read different opinions then super-blogs like his and Huffington Post are fine. The news content, though, is predominantly purchased from the "dead tree media."

At 11:26 AM, March 03, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The AP and BigMedia also have an agenda ...

While Obama declares FOX news is totally biased and should be ignored, the "fact" is our "news" has been very slanted for a long time. So when they misrepresent facts, the blogs may quote them and point out their bias. I find that useful.

But sure, most blogs can't travel the world, but it doesn't mean BigMedia is really fair and balanced "news". Selective reporting and burying the lede happens all the time.

A few leftists protesting Bush gets blown up as huge, a huge Tea Party rally at DC gets minimalized and ignored, except if they can find two Nazi posters which they choose to portray the whole movement.

But technology is allowing independent soundbites and video to "go viral", and "BigMedium" is no longer able to completely control "the message".

At 9:53 AM, March 07, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that the Main Stream Media has an agenda...and it's a conservative one. A tax protesting terrorist flies a plane into a government building in TX and leading conservatives like Scott Brown express understanding and sympathy for him and the media bury that so fast that no one notices.


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