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Thread: Is the "news" in this country more worried about "ratings" than the actual news?

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    Re: Is the "news" in this country more worried about "ratings" than the actual news?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Is the so called "news" in this country more worried about ratings and views rather than truthfulness, being objective, and the actual stories?
    It's all about ratings. It's all in the first segment, where they tell you of some mystery item you need to know about, but you have to stay tuned in to find out, and the hot lady co-anchor that everyone wants to sleep with. Usually a light skinned black lady, or a latina that appeals to the minorities while being light skinned enough to be sexually attractive and non-offensive to upper middle class whites. Everything gets sensationalized to the fullest extent by reporting on the new thing that's going to kill us all in the most horrible and gruesome manner. Then they show you how the cops will beat your ass for being a "criminal", followed by Steve with the sports, and the weather forecast, topped off with a feel good local story about a person from the ghetto "making it" after being graciously helped by the benevolent forces of the news station.

    It's the reason why I stopped watching tv four or five years ago, but getting an occasional glimpse of the ole telescreen is inevitable. Same sensationalized crap as it ever was, while providing no real information.
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    Re: Is the "news" in this country more worried about "ratings" than the actual news?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Is the so called "news" in this country more worried about ratings and views rather than truthfulness, being objective, and the actual stories?
    yes. specifically, they sell sensationalism, fear, and confirmation bias.

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    Re: Is the "news" in this country more worried about "ratings" than the actual news?

    if it bleeds it leads


    Rating is the life blood of todays major news sources.

    If a story is expected to be popular in the ratings, it will get lots of airplay
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    Re: Is the "news" in this country more worried about "ratings" than the actual news?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Is the so called "news" in this country more worried about ratings and views rather than truthfulness, being objective, and the actual stories?
    Not MSNBC. Their ratings always suck, but they keep plowing through.

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    Re: Is the "news" in this country more worried about "ratings" than the actual news?

    Absolutely. There are so many competing news sources that it's become much more about doing whatever attracts money than actually reporting the news.
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