NY Mag says Fox News is old news, and the only reason it has clout is because “liberals” pay attention to it;
___Very funny: Look at this major attempt at spin control by introducing a paragraph to try to say it by admitting with an admission that Fox News is still first:
“The notion that Fox News has been defeated would seem absurd if you judge solely by the numbers. The year just ended was the network’s twelfth in a row as the most-watched cable-news network. Its number of total viewers surpasses CNN and MSNBC combined.”
Sounds like the favorite word of left-fascists (aka “liberals”): irony. They go on dissing Fox’s crown by saying cable news audiences are not so big. Never mind that the left-fascist cable channels are doing so much worse. They piggyback the spin on the broadcast networks’ news shows. But that audience has tottered between stable and declining with the Internet assault on all things canned-packages-TV, cable and broadcast.
But what it means really is, that people who are actually engaged with current events and the signs of the times, and find news-themed cable, prefer FNC over the rest of them.
Truth is, people still seem to find it easier to watch broadcast.
There is another factor, too. Direct-TV, and almost all cable providers, refuse to carry Fox News channel as part of the basic package, but they carry CNN.
The fact is, the big and exponential expansion in news audiences is not even in the news feeds of the traditional media of all types. The biggest and fastest-growing audience is the voracious appetite of those who seek an alternative to the party-cartel power-elite party lines, scouring the Internet for the truth, because they do not believe alphabet soup media or the old and now obsolete international media feeds.
Honduran-Americans found a more truthful media, in fact, coming from their own birthplace country, than in any of the big international sources. For a time during 2009, those sources became alternative news media and more trustworthy than Reuters feeds, or, for example nymag.com web pages.
That means Fox News is losing growth in its clout it could have had, because there are certain areas where it has limits to how much truth it will tell.
REPORTERS ARE 85 PERCENT DEMOCRAT PARTY
They try to make hay out of quotes by network execs that Fox News is a GOP outlet, but do not mention the percentage of reporters at traditional media, old media, that are registered Democrat Party voters, (85% by a recent survey) and even higher percentage of the editors (90%).
People were sick of hearing the same thing everywhere, one party line, so they fast made FNC Number One in cable news when it came available. People watched it for some of the news and details they knew were missing on the broadcast-to-TV transplant style used first by CNN. When the Internet broke, they did that and much more for “alternative” news sites that were publishing facts and figures that the so-called “mainstream” media have blacklisted.
Like the real world news about the way the Fed has caused the woes blamed on everyone else.
After decades of NY Mag peddling its Orwellian rubric of pretending to be an objective observer, bares its fangs by blaming Fox for what it does itself. Pot, meet kettle.
Fox News may be a propaganda machine, but of course NY Mag, CNN, NBC, MSNBC, have never been part of any propaganda machine.
(When you pick yourself up off the floor, we’re still here, satirical humor at no extra charge).
ALL of them were exposed during Iowa caucus season when all the left-fascist news shows joined the right-fascist news shows and skipped Ron Paul in the third spot, instead listing the three front runners as the ones who got #1, #2 and #4 in that race.
NY Mag pot, meet kettle.
Spin control: Angelo Carusone of Soros- and Clintonista-created Media Matters acknowledging the war on Fox was over had two main reasons having nothing to do with the attempt at self-fulfilling declarations of the death of the only outlet that made a pretension of acknowledging that Americans were upset at big government with the Tea Party. They realized their war on free speech they didn’t like was backfiring. Second, they decided to try other tacks to pull the peons of all colors back into the “liberal plantation”.
FOX LOSING YOUNG VIEWERS FASTER THAN ITS COMPETITORS?
If that’s so, it’s not just because of smart phones and Internet news. It’s also because the more libertarian viewers, who got some tidbits at FNC that the competitors blacklisted, found better sources for news.
Now they have http://www.lewrockwell.com, Ron Paul’s Peace Institute at http://www.ronpaulinstitute.com, Ben Swann’s Reality Check and Truth in Media project, and even the fringe stuff where people can decide in the marketplace of ideas whether they find something credible or not.
Fox a retirement community? Ha.
Here is something the author says that should be a badge of pride for any self-respecting thinking group: ‘Sherman writes, “Ailes’s audience seldom watches anything” on television but Fox News’. And after the abysmal failings of leftist predictions, kettle saying the pot’s predictions were wrong were as laughable as all of the predictions themselves.
Austrian economists could have told them, DID tell them, that individuals are unpredictable, and that groups are made up of individuals acting on individual motivations.
They try to cackle about the divide at Fox that reflects the conservative and libertarian rebellion against the Country Club Republican party bosses that they pretend to hate. They try to ignore the fact that the same young demographic and many of the older old-line youth that used to be a lock for their favorite leftist candidates, are joining this rebellion against old-line leftists as much as rightists.
And “Chauvinistic Christianity”? Really? At the station that pointedly refuses to bring on articulate spokespersons for organizations like Exodus International and Dennis Prager on the homosexual marriage and related issues?
Many of us real-world people were indeed gobsmacked by the reelection of Obama by the same electorate that returned the Republican majority to the House. But who was gobsmacked in 2010 and 2014? Was anybody surprised?
A PREMATURE OBITUARY:
The last paragraph is what we used to call “whistling Dixie”:
Without Ailes and his Fox News to kick around anymore, the left may feel a bit disoriented—much as the right most certainly will once its unifying bête noire (literal and figurative), Obama, is gone from the White House. But while the right remains obsessed with fighting its unending war against a nearly lame-duck president, it behooves liberals to move on and start transitioning out of their Fox fixation. Paradoxically enough, the most powerful right-wing movement in the country, the insurgency in the Republican grassroots, loathes the Boehner-Christie-Rove-centric Fox News nearly as much as the left does. The more liberals keep fighting the last war against the more and more irrelevant Ailes, the less prepared they’ll be for the political war to come.
Very funny. “Liberals” as they call themselves in the US today, are clueless. They still think in this age of the Internet they’re still relevant. The web outlet of the dying left-fascist theme press cackling glee over the decline of the Number One cable news network. It’s like the candle-maker laughing at the buggy whip makers because they’re declining while pretending they’re both not getting pushed into the oblivion of history together by the young folks.
Because the youth are waking up in ever greater numbers to a new paradigm driven by libertarian perspectives. The Right and the Left both in America, indeed the world, hate this trend. Right now, just like they did with the Ron Paul candidacy, they are fighting it by ignoring the reality as best they can. But that won’t last too much longer. They’ve actually already tested moving into Gandi’s laugh-at-you phase. That will last about five minutes and they’ll have to accelerate into crying wolf. They’re dangerous.
Well, Christians and libertarians are dangerous to the powers that be, that’s for sure. Families and Biblical Christians have been suffering under pseudo-Christian and pagan kings and emperors and chieftans for two thousand years, their Hebrew believing predecessors even longer.
But the ideas of liberty and peace and neighborliness that Christ preached have overtaken the world. Now libertarians have discovered their own version of the Golden Rule. The idea whose time has come.