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CNN and Cooper In Ratings Nosedive
Accuracy In Media ^ | May 31, 2009 | Don Irvine

Posted on 06/01/2009 8:33:14 AM PDT by AIM Freeper

CNN's strategy of playing to the middle to distinguish itself from Fox and MSNBC appears to have fallen flat.

From the Politico

On day one, CNN ruled cable news.

But while viewers may flock to the network for election day or the Inauguration, day 130 is a different story.

CNN, which just took home a Peabody Award for its 2008 election coverage, and dominated cable-news ratings on days when politics took center stage, is having trouble getting those viewers back on other nights.

(Excerpt) Read more at aim.org ...


TOPICS: Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: ac360; andersoncooper; bigmedia; cnn; cooper; gayanderson; imnotgay; liberalmedia; mediabias; mediaelite

1 posted on 06/01/2009 8:33:15 AM PDT by AIM Freeper
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To: AIM Freeper

CNN could aim for the large gap growing to the right of Fox News....


2 posted on 06/01/2009 8:35:01 AM PDT by Yossarian (Everyday, somewhere on the globe, somebody is pushing the frontier of stupidity...)
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To: AIM Freeper

Middle? MIDDLE!? Anderson Cooper, that little sodomite, who mocked tea parties with his juvenile “tea bagging” jokes is “moderate”? Goodness!


3 posted on 06/01/2009 8:35:48 AM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "We do not want to become slaves of Washington.")
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To: SolidWood

CNN = Commie News Network

MSNBC = Most Spun News By Communists

NBC = News by Communists


4 posted on 06/01/2009 8:40:35 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: AIM Freeper

I wish I could be ten thousand viewers so I could quit watching all at the same time.


5 posted on 06/01/2009 8:40:53 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Pit bulls - the SUVs of the animal world.)
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To: Ev Reeman
ABC = Always Biased for Communists

CBS = Commie Bull Shite

6 posted on 06/01/2009 8:42:16 AM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: AIM Freeper

CNN is sitting in the center-right of press-land, which is far to the left of the idealogical center of America, perhaps center-left if we are to be generous. MSNBC has its foothold on the far-left, FOX on the center-right, and every other network is battling it out in the region between left and center-left. There is little competition for the center to center-right (basically FOX), and little competition for the right (a few talking heads on FOX - perhaps just Glenn Beck and some assorted guest hosts).

FOX has some really poor programming, going beyond right-left issues (I mean, Bill O’Reilly? Geraldo Rivera? Mike Huckabee? Unwatchable and embarrassing...), and oftentimes comes across as being an RNC mouthpiece - yes, I understand every other network is collectively one giant DNC mouthpiece.


7 posted on 06/01/2009 8:52:36 AM PDT by M203M4 (A rainbow-excreting government-cheese-pie-eating unicorn in every pot.)
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To: AIM Freeper

CNN plays to the middle.

LOL

Someone needs to recalibrate their political meter.

Limbaugh is to the right (20 million listners)
FOX is in the middle (2 million viewers)
MSNBC is to the far far left (0.8 million viewers)

There is a whole lot of viewers starving for something to the right of FOX.


8 posted on 06/01/2009 8:57:26 AM PDT by kidd (Obama: The triumph of hope over evidence)
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To: AIM Freeper
CNN playing to the middle of what?

And here I thought Fox was a hair to the 'moderate' side of center...

9 posted on 06/01/2009 9:01:49 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: M203M4

I would like to see the following have their own shows on the FOX NEWS CHANNEL or talk radio:

1. Dick Morris

2. Ann Coulter

3. Mark Steyn

4. Pat Buchanan

5. Monica Crowley

6. Charles Krauthammer

7. Bill Kristol


10 posted on 06/01/2009 9:25:56 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: Ev Reeman

Replace Sheppard Smith with Megan Kelly.

Heck, replace everybody with Megan Kelly.


11 posted on 06/01/2009 9:48:12 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: M203M4
FOX has some really poor programming, going beyond right-left issues (I mean, Bill O’Reilly? Geraldo Rivera? Mike Huckabee? Unwatchable and embarrassing...), and oftentimes comes across as being an RNC mouthpiece - yes, I understand every other network is collectively one giant DNC mouthpiece.

Agreed. I have found Fox biased at least as much as CNN. However, it is the tabloid crap on Fox that makes it unwatchable for me. I have basically accepted that I can't get unbiased news on TV, so I mostly read news on the internet, in newspapers, and when I have to pick a biased network, I pick CNN because while biased, it isn't tabloid.
12 posted on 06/01/2009 9:52:14 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: mysterio

Actually FOX NEWS CHANNEL is far less biased than most other cable or network news channels.

Yes it is true some programming leans to the right a bit but by and large they do present BOTH points of view frequently.

FOX NEWS CHANNEL is extremely good on national news (not so good on local news unless it is particularly newsworthy).

While the morning programming on FOX NEWS CHANNEL is not as strong as the afternoon and evening programming it is still very good especially when compared to the other cable and network news shows.

What FOX NEWS CHANNEL needs to do is so get stronger and better shows on the weekends which is where I believe there is enormous room for improvement!


13 posted on 06/01/2009 9:57:17 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: Ev Reeman
What Fox news needs to do is to eliminate all bias and tabloid, non-news crap, and instead become a news network.

I enjoy news. I don't enjoy sensationalism masquerading as news.
14 posted on 06/01/2009 10:02:34 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: mysterio

I agree with you that you are an idiot.


15 posted on 11/03/2009 9:07:29 AM PST by mindburglar (I'm not "The Man" anymore. Stick it to someone else.)
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To: woodbutcher1963

On radio from 9 to 12. Break for Rush. On tv from 3 to 10. Then Beck. Then Brett.

16 posted on 11/03/2009 9:13:40 AM PST by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Thanks Jet Jaguar.
What a nice surprise from an old thread.
Who are you ?
I do not recognize your name from this site.


17 posted on 11/03/2009 9:32:34 AM PST by woodbutcher1963
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To: woodbutcher1963

Just browsing the threads. Your post caught my eye. I thought I would respond.

I am usually a late night Eastern FReeper. But, work has me on pacific time and still up.


18 posted on 11/03/2009 9:55:28 AM PST by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

It is just an old thread. I am surprised to get a response from an old post like that.
Darn, for a minute I thought you might BE Megan Kelly.


19 posted on 11/03/2009 10:23:23 AM PST by woodbutcher1963
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To: woodbutcher1963

See post 12.

It was bumped to the top of comments.

Browse by comments, you will see what others are talking about.

And no, not Megan. But, she is eye candy and plenty smart.


20 posted on 11/03/2009 10:26:30 AM PST by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: woodbutcher1963

Post 15 I meant.


21 posted on 11/03/2009 10:27:48 AM PST by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: AIM Freeper

They are kidding themselves if they think they are playing to the center! They are left but not far left while most of the country is rigth/far right.


22 posted on 11/03/2009 10:32:01 AM PST by chris_bdba
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