[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
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.
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