Skip to comments.The Decline of Fox News
Posted on 08/31/2005 8:40:33 AM PDT by Mike Bates
In response to my column on the decline of cable news because of their obsession with missing-person cases, one person wrote in, "Come-On. Get a Grip... What's wrong with a couple of hours 'break' from Real News.."
A couple hours break?
On the other hand, one said, "I am so sick of hearing all of the details of the Aruba fiasco that I just can't tolerate it any more. This Aruba show is sinking Fox News, and I am watching it less and less."
Here's what someone else wrote:
"I just read your article and have to agree completely that the Holloway reporting has gone completely off the deep end. I used to be a junky watching Hard Ball, O'Reilly, Hannity/Colmes and then Scarborough Country until about a month or two ago.
It was getting too much for me to waste that much time but these shows used to be compelling. Especially the first year or so of Scarborough Country. Joe used to be hard-hitting, very conservative and used to expose media bias and liberal hypocrisy. Not any more. Lately he has tried to go head to head and compete with Greta just because they are on at the same time.
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Well if your article is truthfull, then why is Fox News Channel leading in all the cable news polls?
You just wished it would be that way....keep on wishing, your other hand will get fuller first!
Fox wouldn't suck so much if it wasn't all Natalee all the time. I have no idea how they plan to hang on to #1 like that.
Fox News has two good things left:
1) Brit Hume
2) Smoking, hot babes
The fact that it is "fair and balanced" in comparison to other cable news networks says more about the entire industry than it does about Fox News.
It's the same with me. I still like Brit Hume's show, Media Watch, and the Beltway Boys but I infrequently watch BOR or H&C anymore.
It's not that bad...geeeeeeeeeeeessshhhhh.
You know not of whom you speak.
Talk about a chanell in decline! No idea how than can hang onto #1 at this pace.
Ratings for FOX just released and they were up HUGE, again. I guess the FACTS dispute the author's premise.
I watch Cavuto and Special Report w/ BH. That's it.
Isn't Tony SNow still there?
What about Krauthammer and Hannity?
I usually just put on CNBC for the financials, etc. When I did put on the early Fox news, I was surprised how stupid and trivial the morning "anchors" and news sounded.
It doesn't have to be all-news either, there'd be hunting shows, tips on firearm defense, spotlights on key issues such as SS and illegal immigration (bayourod could be one of the debaters ROFL) and interviews with FReepers.
Yet the Fox news numbers continue to rise. The ratings actually showed that more people WANTED to see the Aruba story. Someone please explain that one.
While I agree Fox News has worn out the utterly boring Natalie Hollaway story, is it any more worn out than what the other networks cover obsessively, whether it's the daily body count ticker in Iraq they get off on telling us endlessly about or their endless coverage of the utterly insignificant Cindy Sheehan?
At least the Hollaway coverage is motivated by the fact it at one time held viewer's interest and was something they wanted to know about (hopefully Fox is reading their ratings and noting people have lost interest now). Of course we know the Iraq body count and Cindy Sheehan obsession of CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, MSNBC was all about furthering an agenda. Given the two motivations, I'll take the former over obsessive reporting meant to mold public opinion.