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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Linda's on maternity leave I believe.
It's actually quite simple. Fox is now a tabloid network, which means their primary competition is no longer CNN or MSNBC -- it's the "Inside Hollywood" type of crap you see on the major networks.
It's becoming increasingly clear to me that Fox is marketing itself to an audience with an average IQ of about 90.
Two of the reasons I no longer watch Fox -bb
I don't know how much you watch him, but Charles K is one of the most astute observers, at the table. He routinely stomps on the libs, and gets to keep his status. He doesn't seem to be a liberal. He is not anything that I can really detect... but he usually does have some very good thoughts.
As for Sean, I can say similar things for Mr. O'Pompass...
Tell me about it...
Now that NWI is no more, I only watch TV news for major story coverage.
I can't really remember the last time I watched it before Katrina.
Fox News Channel Up 32% In August Ratings
Nork, Glock, Steveegg, Westcoastgal and Grrrr could host the weekly NASCAR Shows
I agree, Brit Hume, that's it.
For the London Bombing CNN was the best even if you had to read between the lines because of their slant. I'd still rather watch News, even left leaning, than People Magazine on the air.
I haven't watched BO, H & C, and Greta in over a year. In fact, other than Brit Hume, I haven't watch FNC since it went 24/7 over Scott Peterson. Although FNC is apparently holding its place from a ratings standpoint, I have to believe its because (a) it has more cable outlets than it had a year ago; and/or (b) thay are replacing the middle to high wage viewers that advertizers love with low or no wage welfare queens and Jerry Springer fans.
Replace Greta with Ann Coulter....Now we're talking ratings!
Looks like they have a break from Natalie with this hurricane. They are going to spend the next two or three weeks obsessing over the hurricane.
I believe he was talking about a decline in the quality...not the ratings.
Any idiot tv station could get ratings by showing non stop car crashes and train wrecks.
Apparently this is the strategy of FNC.
And precisely what did I write in my post that causes you to say that? Ratings weren't mentioned.
Fox News, All Aruba, All The Time!
Okay - the news update anchors are hot. Take it easy.
I was channel surfing last night, during innings of the Mets' game..MSNBC had Rita Cosby reporting on Katrina and NOLA live from Aruba...can you believe it?
I don't know if I would call it obsessing. I think over the next 3 weeks, there will be a hell of a lot of real, hard news coming out of the destruction. Something else not of that scale will come along, though, and it will be just like their wall-to-wall Natalee coverage.
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