Discussion in 'Politics' started by Max E., Jun 21, 2011.
Hmmmm, too much rye?
Then you would surely agree that their slogan of "fair and balanced" is false advertising. Along with their, "We report, you decide."
However much you may not like MSNBC, which I don't watch, they fired Olbermann for a lot less than what FOX "personalities" have been able to get away with, either organizing or cheerleading conservative rallies and so on.
I did a little googling for viewership numbers earlier... why do people think FOX is more popular than the "leftwing" media? It isn't, neither on cable, nor on the internet.
No. One can be a liberal or a conservative and be fair and balanced. Your point of view is not what throws the balance off, it's how you present that point of view. I would argue that almost every show on Fox and almost every segment on Fox has an equal number of conservatives and liberals as guests. On MSNBC for example, they routinely have 2 or 3 guests on each segment in which all of them are liberal.
So again to explain, FOX is a conservative network, that presents their content with balance. MSNBC almost always does not. I can't believe I had to explain that to you. Sheesh.
Now on to you. For each time slot, FOX not only beats the liberal networks ratings, but they actually have more viewers then all other networks combined! That is f*cking shocking. Don't believe me, look it up Ricter.
He claims he already did, oddly enough he didn't post his search results.
Here are some of the highlights from Nielsen that will help you cut through all the clutter of ratings, shares and spin for February:
For the 110th straight month, Fox was the most-watched news channel in total viewers for both Total Day and Primetime.
Overall, Fox News Channel was the fourth most watched basic cable network in Primetime -- behind USA, TNT and History. By comparison in the news universe, MSNBC was 26th and CNN was 29th. By comparison to other widely known channels, ESPN ranked 6th, MTV was 1th and AMC finished 17th. And who else in the world of news does better than top sports and entertainment programming outside of the legendary "60 Minutes" on CBS?
During Total Day, FNC was the sixth most-watched cable network, while CNN was 27th and MSNBC was 28th.
In Primetime, Fox News beat all three news channels â MSNBC, CNN, HLN â combined in total viewers. In Total Day, Fox News beat CNN and MSNBC combined in total viewers.
Fox's news anchors, Shepard Smith and Bret Baier, continue to rank within the top 5 programs in both total viewers and in the 25-54 demo
Fox Report with Shepard Smith ranked #3 in P2+ and #5 in 25-54
Special Report with Bret Baier ranked #2 in P2+ and #5 in 25-54
Fox News owned the top 10 cable news programs in total viewers and 11 out of the top 15 in the 25-to-54 demo.
Top five cable news programs (P2+) include: The OâReilly Factor (3,194,000); Special Report with Bret Baier (2,204,000); Hannity (2,189,000); Glenn Beck (2,055,000); and Fox Report with Shepard Smith (1,949,000)
Top five cable news programs (25-54) include: The OâReilly Factor (770,000); Hannity (558,000); Fox Report with Shepard Smith (505,000); Glenn Beck (501,000); and Special Report with Bret Baier (466,000)
Every Fox News program from FOX & Friends at 6am to Hannity at 9pm beat at least both CNN and MSNBC combined in total viewers
February Ratings â Nielsen Data
FOX: 1,917,000 viewers (461,000 in 25-54)
MSNBC: 841,000 viewers (258,000 in 25-54)
CNN: 673,000 viewers (215,000 in 25-54)
HLN: 348,000 viewers (111,000 in 25-54)
FOX: 1,114,000 viewers (285,000 in 25-54)
CNN: 484,000 viewers (159,000 in 25-54)
MSNBC: 449,000 viewers (145,000 in 25-54)
HLN: 240,000 viewers (100,000 in 25-54)
You would lose that argument. And whatever passes for a liberal on FOX habitually gets crowded out and shouted down.
And try not to forget what Wallace himself said to Stewart: "I don't think our viewers are the least bit disappointed with us. I think our viewers think, finally, they're getting somebody who tells the other side of the story." The OTHER side. Not the FAIR side or the BALANCED side. The OTHER side.
Have you considered maybe they're either just stupid or poor debaters?
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