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Fox News Ratings Hit 12-Year Demo Lows In January Cable News Figures

Some interesting information from the Huffington Post…..

I’m interested to see how/if this trend continues….

Keep in mind, Fox News has the same problem as the GOP: Only old white people pay them any attention and that demographic is dying out.  Younger people don’t watch much TV news anyway, but they certainly aren’t watching Fox.

And cheers to Rachel Maddow and the gang at MSNBC….

And, does anyone watch CNN anymore?  I can remember when they did real news and I watched it almost all the time.  Now I can’t take five minutes of their blathering.  Well, except for Anderson Cooper and even his show is not exactly a master class in journalism anymore….

Here is an excerpt from the Huff Post article and a link to the full story:

 

At the end of each month, cable news ratings are released to the public. And, like clockwork, Fox News dominates the top 13 or so programs, far outstripping its competitors.

January was … a little different. To be sure, everything is relative in cable news: Fox News still had nine out of the top ten programs. It has spent 11 consecutive years as the top-rated cable news channel. Its 6 AM show drew almost double the ratings of CNN’s top-ranking prime time show.

But, as rival MSNBC was quick to point out, and BuzzFeed was quick to trumpet, Fox News had its worst primetime ratings in the coveted 25-54 demo since August 2001, and its lowest total day ratings since June 2008.

To a seasoned watcher of cable news ratings, there were other surprises. Rachel Maddow, for instance, came in 10th, beating “Studio B” and the 11 PM repeat of “The O’Reilly Factor.” In January 2012, she came in 14th. It may not seem like much, but the top of the cable news field has been extremely stable — and if Maddow were to continue creeping up the list, it would mean a real sea change. Overall, MSNBC — perhaps powered by liberal euphoria over President Obama’s inauguration — was the only cable news channel to grow its ratings from 2012.

This continues a pattern that emerged in 2012: Fox News viewers tuned out en masse from Democratic-themed events, causing the network’s ratings to plunge during the Democratic National Convention, the hours immediately following Obama’s re-election, and the president’s inauguration. MSNBC, meanwhile, benefited from the solidification of its Democratic-friendly lineup, and drew a lion’s share of eager liberal viewers.

via Fox News Ratings Hit 12-Year Demo Lows In January Cable News Figures.

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Koch Brothers, Allies Pledge $100 Million At Private Meeting To Beat Obama

This really is shaping up as a pivotal election in the social and political history of the US….

And the 1% know it….

They will do anything– and spend anything– to stop President Obama’s re-election or the 99% from gaining any ground in through House and Senate elections.

They will try to take over the airways with propaganda and lies trying to drive down turnout and stomp down Democratic turnout and motivation….

And thanks to the Roberts Supreme Court and the “Citizens United” decision there is nothing we can do about it….

We are about to see if an election can truly be bought in the USA….

From the Huffington Post:

At a private three-day retreat in California last weekend, conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch and about 250 to 300 other individuals pledged approximately $100 million to defeat President Obama in the 2012 elections.

A source who was in the room when the pledges were made told The Huffington Post that, specifically, Charles Koch pledged $40 million and David pledged $20 million.

via Koch Brothers, Allies Pledge $100 Million At Private Meeting To Beat Obama.

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Fox News Makes You Know Less

If we really had truth in advertising laws, they wouldn’t even be able to call it Fox “News”.

It should really be called something like Fox Propaganda or Fox Positive Reinforcement for Republican Paranoiacs or, at the very least, Fox Fantasy.

God knows they don’t report facts….

I’m convinced watching Fox “News” more than 5 minutes a day is a leading cause of Alzheimer’s Disease…..

It has to kill more brain cells more than heavy drinking…..

From Political Wire:

 

A new Fairleigh Dickinson PublicMind Poll finds that the Sunday morning political shows on television “do the most to help people learn about current events, while some outlets, especially Fox News, lead people to be even less informed than those who they don’t watch any news at all.”

“For example, people who watch Fox News, the most popular of the 24-hour cable news networks, are 18-points less likely to know that Egyptians overthrew their government than those who watch no news at all (after controlling for other news sources, partisanship, education and other demographic factors). Fox News watchers are also 6-points less likely to know that Syrians have not yet overthrown their government than those who watch no news.”

These results mirror a University of Maryland study published last year.

via Some News Makes You Know Less.

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Steve Jobs: Fox News ‘A Destructive Force In Our Society’

There are so many excerpts from this book on line in various articles, I really don’t feel like I need to buy it….

Here is more wisdom from the late, great Steve Jobs via the Huffington Post:

 

Steve Jobs told Rupert Murdoch that Fox News was a “destructive force in our society,” according to the blockbuster biography of the late Apple CEO.

Poynter was the first to uncover Jobs’ blunt words about the network in Walter Isaacson’s new book. Isaacson writes that, after speaking at a News Corp. retreat, Jobs unloaded on Murdoch:

“You’re blowing it with Fox News,” Jobs told him over dinner. “The axis today is not liberal and conservative, the axis is constructive-destructive, and you’ve cast your lot with the destructive people. Fox has become an incredibly destructive force in our society. You can be better, and this is going to be your legacy if you’re not careful.” Jobs said he thought Murdoch did not really like how far Fox had gone. “Rupert’s a builder, not a tearer-downer,” he said. “I’ve had some meetings with James, and I think he agrees with me. I can just tell.”

via Steve Jobs: Fox News ‘A Destructive Force In Our Society’.

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Keith Olbermann Calls Fox News A ‘Political Whorehouse’

And he’s right…as usual…

Can’t help but love the guy…

From TalkingPointsMemo:

Keith Olbermann often has tough words for Fox News, but not often like this.

During Countdown’s “Worst Persons” segment on Monday, Olbermann harangued the weekend crew of Fox and Friends.

“Yes, they’re the ‘B Team’ to the weekday dingbats, so they’re astoundingly bad,” Olbermann said.

Well, the Fox and Friends hosts devoted part of their weekend airtime to the story of Stacy Hessler, a middle aged Florida mom who left her kids and husband to participate in the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York. She equated her call to action to military service, saying, “Military people leave their families all the time, so why should I feel bad? I’m fighting for a better world.”

Surprise! The folks at Fox and Friends don’t see it that way. “Disgusting!” host Dave Briggs said. “She’s clearly having a midlife crisis,” Alisyn Camerota said.

“So she’s disgusting,” Olbermann said. “She’s having a midlife crisis, she’s denying her husband sex, and she’s an unfit mother because she decided to get involved in something political she believes in.”

“It’s funny,” Olbermann added, “(Camerota) has three kids, yet she leaves the house at four in the morning to go work at the ‘political whorehouse’ that is Fox News. I don’t see anyone suggesting they should take her kids away!”

via Keith Olbermann Calls Fox News A ‘Political Whorehouse’ | TPM LiveWire.

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Rupert Murdoch Uses His Media Empire to Declare War On Occupy Wall Street

Sounds like some folks are getting a little scared….

The Murdoch machine, headlined by Fox News and the NY Post, is going to war against Occupy Wall Street.

I hate to tell them, but no one who would support Occupy Wall Street pays attention to their right-wing media machine anyway….

Still, this is truly getting interesting when Murdoch’s gang is threatened enough to start portraying Occupy Wall Street as a bunch of dirty, drug addicted, over-sexed hippies…

Isn’t that what they tried to do in the 1960’s?

This really is back to the future…

 

 

Murdoch is using his vast media empire to declare war on Occupy Wall Street and the 99%. News Corp is now coordinating their message and attacks. The anti-Occupy message has been appearing on several News Corp owned properties individually, but the media giant is now trying to unify the dissemination of their misinformation. News Corp has gone from mocking the protests, to denying the size of the protests, to launching an all-out coordinated misinformation campaign against Occupy Wall Street.

News Corp and the right wing media have been trying for over a week now to slow down the growth of this movement with no success. More people are joining the existing protests, and new protests are springing up around the country. The 99% don’t have a Rupert Murdoch, but they do have thousands of people taking to Twitter, Facebook, blogs and websites to report the truth about these protests.

The one percent have their media machine churning out their propaganda 24/7, but they are fighting a message war that they are destined to lose.

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Fox News Meets Their Match at Occupy Wall Street

The guy in this video is great!

Of course, this never aired on Fox News….He’s too good at challenging them and calling them out….

I hope we see and hear more from this guy…

 

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