[Vision2020] Dramatic Changes In Media

Tbertruss at aol.com Tbertruss at aol.com
Sat Aug 7 13:34:59 PDT 2004

Tim et. al.

Your reading problem appears to persist.  Have you read the Wall Street 
Journal article printed last week that I mentioned previously that contains the 
content suggesting that Sandy Berger has been exonerated?  I suspect not.  You 
are too busy insisting he must have been guilty of something.

As to this comment:

"Since papers have been sold and distributed itt's been the sensational that 
sells. And  things haven't changed since the 1800's."

What planet do you live on?  The cool alternative KUOI asteroid?

US media in the past 40 years has changed dramatically.  There is far more 
centralization and corporate control of content based on the bottom line in the 
news rooms of newspapers and TV networks.  Consider what has happened to CBS 
news, once one of the most respected news gathering and reporting outlets, now 
gutted.  Read former CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite's commentary on this 

The rise of Fox News is an example of what I am talking about.  In the 2000 
election on election night, when Fox News broke the story that Bush was leading 
in Florida when Gore had already been reported the winner, all the other news 
networks followed this lead.  Why?  Had they independently verified the 
truth?  No.  They were losing audience share, so they switched their story also to 
gain viewers.

Fox News has changed the TV news reporting landscape with its flashy 
infotainment style, with other Networks (CNN, MSNBC, etc.) copying this approach.

When I had Direct TV, I often watched the Canadian news network, because it 
was obviously less hyped, commercial and biased.

Yeah, right, Tim.  Those "government" media outlets are so unreliable!  

I suppose given your political bias it won't make any difference to point out 
that the government in a Democracy is supposed to represent the people?

The CBC in Canada is an excellent source of news, in my opinion.

Ted Moffett

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