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

    Is the so called "news" in this country more worried about ratings and views rather than truthfulness, being objective, and the actual stories?


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

    Indeed, they're in the entertainment business now.
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    Re: Is the "news" in this country more worried about "ratings" than the actual news?

    There was a time when the news divisions were separate from the entertainment divisions... today they report to the entertainment divisions and must profitable.


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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?
    Duhhhhh!!!!

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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?
    I believe they and the companies that own them are more worried about spreading propaganda. Everything from picking presidents to ensure the two party duopoly to shaping public opinion on social issues.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Duhhhhh!!!!
    Well yes i know! But i was just seeking the opinion of the DP community.


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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
    Well yes i know! But i was just seeking the opinion of the DP community.
    Don't worry, some like James above won't disappoint.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I believe they and the companies that own them are more worried about spreading propaganda. Everything from picking presidents to ensure the two party duopoly to shaping public opinion on social issues.
    I believe they are more worried about profit, ratings, and viewers.


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

    Yes. It's generally a walking op-ed with explosive graphics, sound effects, and transitions. I'm not romanticizing the old network formats, but in my opinion, the more boring you make the broadcast, the better it is.
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    Re: Is the "news" in this country more worried about "ratings" than the actual news?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I believe they and the companies that own them are more worried about spreading propaganda. Everything from picking presidents to ensure the two party duopoly to shaping public opinion on social issues.
    they're disgusting. The problem is in the ownership monopoly. Every single one of them is owned by the big evil corporations. The last thing they care about is honest reporting. They have one purpose. To control and/or influence how and what you think.

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