posted on Aug, 1 2013 @ 09:01 AM
Like I said in an earlier post, I don't see the higher ratings for Fox being compelling evidence for it being a better news source, but on further
reflection I will also say this: given the amount of time that CNN and MSNBC have put into the Trayvon Martin case and before that all the pro-gun
control propaganda ad nauseum, I am not surprised that these two networks' ratings have dropped. I can't stand CNN anymore, and MSNBC has become a
blathering house organ for the corporate Democrat establishment.
The format and and content of the MSNBC shows has gone way downhill. Just yesterday on the Rachel Maddow Show, Melissa Harris-Perry's TOP story was
about an interview John McCain gave to Politico, in which he said his sequester vote was the worst vote he ever cast. That's considered news and
takes up more than a quarter of the broadcast? Jeez Luise. I'm a staunch liberal/progressive, but I can't stand most of the bilge MSNBC passes as
news. Even Current t.v.'d coverage has gotten worse, as well as the news shows no longer being repeated or broadcast during convenient times, since
it was sold to Al Jazeera. And the Young Turks now have a paywall at their website. I'll get my news elsewhere where it is way better and more
So I'm not in any way defending Pox News, but I sure can see how the other cable stations have dropped precipitously in their ratings of late.
I did have high hopes for Al Jazeera's new American broadcast, but evidently that is going to be establishmentized/vanilla-ized too in order to make
it more "palatable" to 'Muriken viewers. Evidently they got David Schuster as one of their hosts -- boy, is that not thinking outside the box.
Gadzooks, I get better news information from ATS these days than from any of these cable networks -- and I never thought I would say that. But in
fact ATS is a very good source for a wide variety of news stories. Gotta sort out the wheat from the chaff, of course, but the cable networks only
provide soggy gruel, loaded with chunks of chaff, at best any more.
All the cable news stations should be ashamed, but clearly they don't have any, whatever their political bent is.