Skip to comments.Internet Hits All-Time High as News Source, TV at All-Time Low, Says Pew
Posted on 09/26/2011 8:05:43 AM PDT by opentalk
-The Internet has risen to its all-time high as a primary source of news for Americans with 43 percent now saying they get most of their news on national and international issues from the web, according to a survey published Thursday by the Pew Research Center for The People & The Press.
Meanwhile, television sits at an all-time low as a primary source of news for Americans with only 66 percent now saying they get most of their national and international news from TV--a nadir television also hit in December 2010.
Since 1991, Pew has periodically asked Americans: How do you get most of your news about national and international issues? In this survey, respondents are allowed to give up to two answers. (So, a person can cite both television and the Internet, or television and radio, or newspapers and television, etc.
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Now, how can that be...with all of the fair and balanced (not to mention “Leaning Forward”) news we get from the boobtube?
What’s the surprise? I can get more news from FR in 30 seconds than ABC Evening News in 30 minutes.
Only benefit TV news has is live breaking-news video. When some internet site finally nails that one, TV is done.
“Internet Hits All-Time High as News Source, TV at All-Time Low, Says Pew”
Who do we trvst?????
Well, certainly not the gubmint fourth estate, to include the bimboes, liars, 0’pinhead, etc.—only Cavuto and Judge Napolitano are the good ones I can think of there at the moment...
While posting on a global warming thread it hit me like a ton of bricks: If we still got all of our news today as we did in the 1980’s, everybody would “KNOW” that man-made global warming is a serious problem and we must take draconian measures to save life on the planet as we know it!
But the internet allows both sides to be heard and the more intilligent can much more accurately determine what is truth.
Kinda makes you wonder what other things “everybody knew” that were hoaxes back before the internet.
And, of course, of the 66% of people who get their news from TV, 80% get it from Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show”. (I get mine from “Red Eye”.
Brian Williams’ smirk alone is reason to never, ever watch NBC.
Or Fox News which ALWAYS has an ALERT. They abuse that word. Also the thing I am getting tired of with all newscasters is when they report a study of something and they say YOUR tax dollars, or YOUR this or YOUR that! It’s THEIR tax dollars as well as with other things and when they say YOUR the tick me off becuase it is talking DOWN to the viewers.
Same with holding a story saying NEXT when it takes two segments later to see it. Well, we don’t WAIT for the story. We move on or most of the time we come to our computer and click on FREE REPUBLIC who is head and shoulders above everyone else along with Drudge for the up to date news.
The cable and network news is all about glitzy, obnoxtious backgrounds of color and movement and all that crap on the bottom of the screen...sometimes three lines of info plus a ticker moving along.
You buy and pay for a large screen TV and then they put all this JUNK on it. Same with the football games... all this crap on your screen. It’s TOO MUCH about glitz and nonsense anymore. Two people on every set to chat. No wonder they run out of time when talking to guests...they have to have their time to chat before and after the interviews about silly stuff. Also back to you so and so and so and so and so and so. Is it really necessary to say back to you to ALL THE PEOPLE? For heaven’s sakes. Also when they intro someone they just about give an entire bio on them and it’s constant CHATTER. We BARELY watch anymore. FR is the place to be. The rest is all NOISE AND REPETITION. It gets sickening.
The last time I watched TV news, with their beauty model talking heads, I just laughed...It’s become a pathetic wasteland, of totally choreographed and rehearsed streaming propaganda...My TV went back off after about 5 minutes.
What is this “TV” thing, the author speaks of?
Hence my abandonment of TV per se, and of Fox News in particular. Would like to watch, but so little of it is what I’ve turned it on for, what with content diluted by distractions and irrelevancies. Here’s $10/month, give me NEWS: rotating mix of top & lesser stories, sidelined when there is REAL breaking news & alerts, straight factual delivery without glitz & ads.
the main function of the network evening news these days is to assure the continued flow of royalty checks to Jerry Seinfeld for his reruns which are on the other channel...
Amen to your post. Every time they go from one desk to another at a different time... seems that YELLOW AND RED ALERT comes on? For What? They think everything is an ALERT? I remember a time when breaking news came on everyone stopped what they were doing to see what it was and it was usually IMPORTANT. Alert? Alert? Alert about what? It’s just so stupid.
They are nothing but glitz and ads. Everyone one at a desk thinking they are all better than everyone else. Sometimes the lip gloss and makeup is so bright along with the lights behind them that I feel I need sunglasses to keep up.
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