Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The Continued Decline of Network News (We Love It)

Over the past 20 years, with the decline of the mainstream media and the rise of internet use and talk radio, the American people have gained many opportunities to get at the truth. No longer are Cronkite’s lies about the Tet offensive the only report we hear. No longer can Dan Rather use forged documents to smear an American president and go unchallenged, nor, without correction, can the New York Times, Reuters and the Associated Press publish doctored photographs and articles about Iraqi mass atrocities that never happened.

It is baffling to me that for-profit organizations, watching their liberal agendas drive away their audience, do not make adjustments and strive for more balance and truth in their reporting and their opinion pieces. The only network I see that is, in a very small way to be sure, making occasional efforts towards fairness is the domestic version of CNN – responding, I would guess, to the huge losses of its audience to Fox News. (Excerpt)

“The evening network news programs continued their steady but bumpy decline.
Between November 2004 and November 2005, ratings for the nightly news fell 6% and share fell 3%. That is an acceleration of the pace of decline in recent years. It translates into overall viewership on the three commercial nightly newscasts of 27 million viewers, or a decline of some 1.8 million viewers from November 2004. From the start of CNN in 1980, nightly news viewership for the Big Three networks has fallen by some 25 million, or 48%.

As measured in ratings, the percentage of nightly news viewing in all TV households, the three network evening newscasts had a combined 18.9 in November 2005, down from 20.2 a year earlier.

As measured in share, the percentage of just those television sets that are on at the time, the three newscasts earned a 37 share in November 2005, a drop from the 38 earned in November 2004.

In the previous editions of this report, we have illustrated the decline in viewership for the nightly network newscasts by using two landmarks: 1969, the historic peak of nightly news viewership, and 1980, the launch of the cable news network CNN. In 1969, the three commercial nightly network newscasts had a combined 50 rating and an 85 share. In 1980, they had a 37 rating and a 75 share. Based on November data for 2005, ratings have fallen 62% since 1969 and 48% since 1980. Share has fallen 56% since 1969 and 51% since 1980.”


AddThis Social Bookmark Button


At 4:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi !.
You may , probably curious to know how one can reach 2000 per day of income .
There is no need to invest much at first. You may commense to receive yields with as small sum of money as 20-100 dollars.

AimTrust is what you need
AimTrust incorporates an offshore structure with advanced asset management technologies in production and delivery of pipes for oil and gas.

It is based in Panama with structures everywhere: In USA, Canada, Cyprus.
Do you want to become an affluent person?
That`s your choice That`s what you really need!

I`m happy and lucky, I began to take up real money with the help of this company,
and I invite you to do the same. It`s all about how to select a proper companion who uses your money in a right way - that`s AimTrust!.
I earn US$2,000 per day, and what I started with was a funny sum of 500 bucks!
It`s easy to join , just click this link
and lucky you`re! Let`s take our chance together to become rich

At 1:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good day !.
You may , probably curious to know how one can make real money .
There is no initial capital needed You may start to receive yields with as small sum of money as 20-100 dollars.

AimTrust is what you thought of all the time
The firm represents an offshore structure with advanced asset management technologies in production and delivery of pipes for oil and gas.

Its head office is in Panama with affiliates around the world.
Do you want to become an affluent person?
That`s your chance That`s what you really need!

I`m happy and lucky, I started to get income with the help of this company,
and I invite you to do the same. It`s all about how to select a proper companion who uses your savings in a right way - that`s AimTrust!.
I make 2G daily, and my first investment was 500 dollars only!
It`s easy to get involved , just click this link
and lucky you`re! Let`s take our chance together to get rid of nastiness of the life

At 1:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there!
I would like to burn a theme at this forum. There is such a nicey, called HYIP, or High Yield Investment Program. It reminds of ponzy-like structure, but in rare cases one may happen to meet a company that really pays up to 2% daily not on invested money, but from real profits.

For quite a long time, I earn money with the help of these programs.
I don't have problems with money now, but there are heights that must be conquered . I get now up to 2G a day , and I started with funny 500 bucks.
Right now, I managed to catch a guaranteed variant to make a sharp rise . Turn to my web site to get additional info.

[url=] Online investment blog[/url]

At 7:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said... wholesale Oscar Red Orchid 2.7 FL OZ biggest discounts Purchase Liz Sunrise 2.7 FL OZ deals Purchase stella mccartney fragrance 80ml reviews Get Renata Balestra 25ml gift sets Sale of Si Donna 40ml gift sets Shopping for Wild Honeysuckle 80ml accepts credit cards wholesale first name in fragrances 0.8 FL OZ gift sets Purchase Portfolio Elite 3.4 UK FL OZ deals Shopping for Irisia 100.55ml website Shopping for ou demon perfume 60ml amex wholesale halston fragrance 1.4 FL OZ accepts credit cards authentic Niki Taylor 3.4 FL OZ 100ml amex Get Yujin Ecstacy 3.4 UK FL OZ bonus Purchase Sensi 75ml compare prices Shopping for American Eagle 15ml biggest discounts cheapest Chopard 50ml amex cheapest american fragrances 5ml bonus best tony's fragrance oils 50ml deals Purchase Barbie Modelo 40ml amex Shopping for popular perfumes 100.55ml biggest discounts

[b]Get the best deals on Mens and Womens Perfumes.[/b]
[img][/img] <== VISIT THIS SITE TODAY (Up to[u] 80% Discount[/u] on select items)

[size=1] IGNORE THIS----------------------------
[url=] Buy salvia product Cheap Online [/url]
[url=] Purchase Salvia Divinorum Cheap Online [/url]
[url=]buy legal weed online[/url]
[url=]Buy Salvia Affordable Online [/url]
[url=]Order Salvia plant Affordable Online [/url]
[url=]purchase legal bud scam[/url]
[url=]smoking legal weed effects[/url]

roseville minnesota teeth whitening virginia beach virginia teeth whitening brilliant teeth whiftening britesmile teeth whitening [url=] tooth whitener strip reviews[/url] Pembroke teeth whiteninbg tooth whitenimg teeth whi5tening Suffolk Coastal teeth whitening north london teeth whiteners arlington washington teeth whitening teeth whiten8ng tooth whoitening teeth whitening irving naperville illinois teeth whitening Témiscaming Bihar teeth wuitening

[url=]height improvement[/url] -

[url=]proven penis lengthening[/url] -

[url=]skin care techniques[/url] -

[url=]get rich gambling[/url] -

[url=]herpes outbreak[/url] -


[url=http://3GMOBILEPHONESFORSALE.INFO]mobile phones for sale[/url] - http://3GMOBILEPHONESFORSALE.INFO

[url=] internationaloddities scam[/url]

[url=]dro bud reviews [/url]

At 3:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

China and Russia put the blame on some screwed up experiments of US for the earthquake that happened in Haiti.
Chinese and Russian Military scientists, these reports say, are concurring with Canadian researcher, and former Asia-Pacific Bureau Chief of Forbes Magazine, Benjamin Fulford, who in a very disturbing video released from his Japanese offices to the American public, details how the United States attacked China by the firing of a 90 Million Volt Shockwave from the Americans High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) facilities in Alaska
If we can recollect a previous news when US blamed Russia for the earthquake in Georgio. What do you guys think? Is it really possible to create an earthquake by humans?
I came across this [url=]article about Haiti Earthquake[/url] in some blog it seems very interesting, but conspiracy theories have always been there.

At 6:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

like gambling? ardour las vegas? gangland the all unexpected [url=]casino[/url] las vegas at with on the other side of 75 lay peripheral exhausted unrestrained [url=]online casino[/url] games like slots, roulette, baccarat, craps and more and elation upward of verified currency with our $400 cost-free bonus.
we be unending accordant recognizable b wealthier games then the crumbling online [url=]casino[/url]!

At 4:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

looking representing ed drugs? [url=]buy viagra online [/url]and enjoy sprung shipping at . another good place to [url=]buy viagra online[/url] is .

At 8:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In today’s rocky economic climate, most households are cutting back wherever they can. I too faced the problem and wated to cut down on
cable tv, I tried P2P, but then not impressed with it. I started collecting ways to watch my favorite tv shows online.
I have listed then in my blogspot, I try to cover as many tv shows and matches as possible, to help others like
me to watch their favorite sports or tv shows online for free.

But my list is not complete, I don't know where to find some international shows, for sports you have numerous resources, Can someone here help me with that?
Please tell me you favorite shows that you watch regularly and also some ideas to cover them. If you need to know the shows that I cover, then visit my blogs

[url=]Watch Online TV Shows for Free[/url]
[url=]Watch Online Sports for Free[/url]

At 9:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Witam doszedlem do wniosku ze ta strona jest najlepsza jezeli chodzi o [url=]kredyt studencki[/url].

At 9:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

[url=]Blona dziewicza[/url]

At 7:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's so easy to choose high quality [url=]replica watches[/url] online: [url=]Rolex replica[/url], [url=]Breitling replica[/url], Chanel replica or any other watch from the widest variety of models and brands.

At 2:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, as you can see this is my first post here.
I will be happy to receive any assistance at the start.
Thanks and good luck everyone! ;)

At 4:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallo, you can call me itastipse. Happy to get to know you all. I expect the community here are more friendly than some others I got to know at a few other fora. If one of you could give me a little bit of an intro to this site, that would be excellent.

Um...I hope that no one minds me making my intro like this, and I hope and praythat this post is not thought to be not appropriate for this site.

Well then, See Ya L8R. [url=""]:)[/url]

At 12:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You must have seen Ranbir Kapoor’s wonderful chemistry with Katrina Kaif in Ajab Prem Ki Ghajab Kahani.

Katrina is really exited to romance Ranbir, obviously in reel life. Katrina is really eager to be a part of Ashtvinayak’s next film that casts Ranbir.

However she is well known to this fact that her looks as well as accent can not relate

[url=]Kats can’t hold anymore to romance Ranbir Kapoor[/url]

[url=]Bollywood News[/url]

At 5:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good day!

For sure you didn’t here about me yet,
my name is Nikolas.
Generally I’m a venturesome gambler. for a long time I’m keen on online-casino and poker.
Not long time ago I started my own blog, where I describe my virtual adventures.
Probably, it will be interesting for you to read my travel notes and reports about winnings and losses on this way.
Please visit my web page . I’ll be interested on your opinion..

At 1:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

pharmacy tech online tramadol on linewellbutrin birth control pills

[url=]buy genuine levitra online[/url]

At 9:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phenomenal internet site!

Virtually everyone needs to get insurance at one time or another, whether it is
auto insurance, life insurance, health insurance, or homeowners insurance.
These days it is more painless than ever to acquire free insurance quotations from several
companies in order to find the foremost deal. You can also see how to preserve
oodles of money in free gasoline when you obtain your insurance price quotes.

[url=]Insurance price quotes[/url]

[url=]Managed FOREX Accounts[/url]


Post a Comment

<< Home