posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 08:59 AM
reply to post by madhadder545
First, new channels aren't about news. "News" is a form of entertainment with a targeted demographic; scripted to keep the viewers tuned to their
particular channel and SELL for their advertisers.
Seemingly to disseminate the news is just the format used to sell the Depends, Viagra, Cat food, and other stuff to old people as it's the older
segment of the population that watches the "news"
Young people and kids don't find the "news" entertaining or even interesting. When your system is raging with hormones; the focus of the media
ex's to SELL crap via sex, music, violence.
The middle aged demographic watches cop shows, sit coms and reality goo.
I know it's an oversimplification but the TV/entertainment industry is researched by some very smart, well paid marketing/programing geeks in very
posh offices in NY and LA. They know what people want and they give it to em. And the wheels go round and round and the painted pony goes up and
edit...Political ideology of the viewers is just another factor to be considered in programing. We in the industry know that some people are hard
wired to be easily led by authority figures and conservative and others are hard wired to be outlaws, malcontents and mostly leftys.
It's all researched, planned, scripted, and designed to make money just like any type of product manufacturing such as fashion, cars etc.
With the advent of streaming programing via the www. Watch the internet to mirror TV with advertising. It's already started in a big way. Remember
when there was nary an ad to be found on the web.
[edit on 4-8-2010 by whaaa]