No. RT @ContentHackers: Are people actually reading your content?
Bitcoin. RT @CNBC: Trader thinks this currency will replace the whole global financial system
Golden State Warriors. RT @matt_dollinger: We have an all-West top five in the NBA Power Rankings. Who is No. 1? (via @SInow)
CVS. Cigarettes. They're bad for you. RT @Upworthy: A major pharmacy just stopped selling a super-profitable item. Here's why.
I've actually seen where the social media person who put the tweet out get mad and fire back at this guy because he ruins their headlines. I love it.
Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.
I'm not sure about Vice - they might.
Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.
Various news aggregation sites
Quo usque tandem abutere, Trump, patientia nostra?
I intentionally avoid TV news except for Democracy Now and occassionally the news on PBS News. The Nation magazine, my local Hearst Corp owned newspaper, another inferior local paper, a couple of local lifestyle weeklies and Pacifica radio provide most of my news. Various sites online, including this forum, often lead me to news stories. This site is a convenient way to quickly learn about my opponents spin on events and their trending issues. I also get a lot of alerts in my e-mail from advocacy groups. I don't consume them consistently, but Al Jazeera TV and the Guardian (British newspaper) are good sources.
In my opinion, and probably objectively, commercial broadcast and cable news-entertainment*1 shows and the lesser newspapers disinform more than they inform the consumer. It isn't that they lie, its that they tend to sensationalize the trivial, trivialize or ignore the important, create fear and crisis, manufactures heroes and villians and misses the big picture. The bias is a centrist pro-corporate bias. The agenda is to encourage you to buy stuff. Those outlets don't even provide much actual news with all the sports, weather, advice, entertainment "news", video "news" releases*2, and human interest stories. Commercial TV is the worst with all the happy talk and banter, theme music bumpers with crane shots coming out of the commercials, and opening and closing credits and titles that are included in a news show, there is very little time for real news. Ignore the stories on fires and crime (almost always inconsequential) and there is very little substance.
*1 that's all of the "news" shows
*2 "A video news release (VNR) is a video segment made to look like a news report, but is instead created by a PR firm, advertising agency, marketing firm, corporation, or government agency. They are provided to television newsrooms to shape public opinion, promote commercial products and services, publicize individuals, or support other interests. News producers may air VNRs, in whole or in part, at their discretion or incorporate them into news reports if they contain information appropriate to a story or of interest to viewers......"
Last edited by Hard Truth; 12-06-14 at 12:25 AM.
What Drudge does is no different than what I do when I start a thread on the DP that links to another source. I don't get a damn penny and neither does the DP. But I should.
>" Drudge met Andrew Breitbart in Los Angeles during the 1990s and became his mentor, with Breitbart later helping to run the Drudge Report. Breitbart announced in 2005 that he was "amicably leaving the Drudge Report after a long and close working relationship with Matt Drudge" but still helped run Drudge's website from Los Angeles by working the afternoon shift, in addition to running Breitbart.com. Drudge frequently links to Breitbart's site, but does not get paid for this service.
A story by Business 2.0 magazine from April 2003 estimated that Drudge's website received $3,500 a day (almost $1.3 million a year) in advertising revenues. Subtracting his relatively minor server costs, the magazine estimated that The Drudge Report website netted $800,000 a year..."<
Matt Drudge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
>"The Drudge Report doesn't have a salesforce. It works with a firm called Intermarkets to sell the ad units on its pages. The Drudge Report contains general news, often with a political slant, which means The Drudge Report likely gets relatively low revenue-per-page. (Say, $1.50 per 1000 pages). But The Drudge Report has a lot of pageviews...
One of the most remarkable things about The Drudge Report is that the site's content still consists primarily of original headlines linked to stories elsewhere on the web. This is a highly innovative and efficient media model, one that takes full advantage of the amazing capabilities of the Internet..."<
Read more: Drudge Report Worth Hundreds Of Millions - Business Insider
>"The Drudge Report site consists mainly of selected hyperlinks to news websites all over the world, each link carrying a headline written by Drudge or his editors. The linked stories are generally hosted on the external websites of mainstream media outlets. It occasionally includes stories written by Drudge — usually two or three paragraphs in length. They generally concern a story about to be published in a major magazine or newspaper. Drudge occasionally publishes Nielsen, Arbitron, or BookScan ratings, or early election exit polls that are otherwise not made available to the public.
The site carries advertisements that generate the site's revenue. The Drudge Report's advertising is sold by Vienna, Virginia-based ad firm Intermarkets..."<
Drudge Report - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia