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Irony report: Was CNN 'tea-bagged'? Network's decline follows rise of grass-roots America
WND ^ | April 9, 2010 | Drew Zahn

Posted on 04/10/2010 7:28:20 AM PDT by RogerFGay

In a year when America's tea party activists have been surging, cable news networks that slam the grassroots movement have been dying in the ratings. Is it merely coincidence?

As widely reported, 2010's first quarter ratings for cable news networks were released earlier this month. Compared to the numbers in 2009, Fox News Channel, frequently reported as a favorite of the tea partiers, actually gained 3 percent over last year's numbers, but MSNBC, whose left-leaning commentary has been far more critical of the movement, has dropped 15 percent of its audience.

Even more startling, however, is the ratings freefall of the former news giant CNN, whose viewing audience has been sliced by 39 percent. ...


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KEYWORDS: biased; cnn; crapnewsnetwork; demcheerleaders; irony; menacetosociety; report

1 posted on 04/10/2010 7:28:21 AM PDT by RogerFGay
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To: RogerFGay

I’m having a hard time mustering any sympathy for those socialists... Nope, I got nothin’.


2 posted on 04/10/2010 7:30:25 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (obama out now! I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom - you can keep the change.)
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To: ThunderSleeps

My feeeeeeeeeelings are on break.


3 posted on 04/10/2010 7:32:58 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberals love the poor so much they came up w/ a plan to create millions more of them. - Ann Coulter)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Never, ever, never watch the MSM anymore. Once they joined the Obama campaign team they lost me...and a lot of others too.


4 posted on 04/10/2010 7:36:33 AM PDT by kjo
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To: RogerFGay

Those networks have been so obviously, and transparently, and shamelessly, and disingenuously participating in an Obama slobberfest since he first became a candidate, that all their viewers with a few working brains remaining reached a point where they couldn’t take it any more. And those networks have continued in the same vein and transferred their same mindless, dishonest reporting to the Tea Party movement because it challenges their man Obama in many ways.

They have become so disgusting, few can still stomach them.


5 posted on 04/10/2010 7:37:59 AM PDT by Will88
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To: RogerFGay

I do not have time to turn on the tv and be insulted.


6 posted on 04/10/2010 7:41:16 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: RogerFGay

I gave up ALL tv two years ago. Don’t miss it a bit. Between the Internet and the radio I stay pretty well informed.


7 posted on 04/10/2010 7:41:18 AM PDT by upchuck (Get the Moslem rookie out of the White House!)
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To: Will88

My guess is that if they were to poll those who have dropped CNN, Independents would be a very high percent.


8 posted on 04/10/2010 7:41:34 AM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: Will88

Slobberfest!!!! Ha Ha. Needed a chuckle. Now it is Hate Speech and Violence....They are sick.


9 posted on 04/10/2010 7:42:46 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: upchuck

What? No re-runs of The L-Word? LOL!


10 posted on 04/10/2010 7:45:35 AM PDT by RogerFGay
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To: RogerFGay

How’s that Hopey Changy working out for you Omedia?

Pray for America


11 posted on 04/10/2010 7:46:50 AM PDT by bray (REPEAL CONGRESS!!)
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To: bray

You know, for all these a-holes who think they are such wits for calling us “teabaggers” I’d say I would rather be the teabagger than the teabaggee.


12 posted on 04/10/2010 7:48:44 AM PDT by gthog61
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To: gthog61

And they call us homophobes when they think calling someone a homo is a putdown.

Pray for America


13 posted on 04/10/2010 7:50:15 AM PDT by bray (REPEAL CONGRESS!!)
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To: upchuck
I have a TV for every room;and about the only time one is turned on is when watching a DVD or VHS movie ,although a game console get hooked up occasionally.

I literally cannot stand the obvious bias in favor of socialism,pervert rights nor have any interest in mindless sitcoms all featuring a very skewed cast.

Internet,then radio,then local newspapers suffice as news sources for me.

14 posted on 04/10/2010 7:50:44 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: RogerFGay

Crap News Network is an unbiased farce.

They won’t ever say (a) anything positive about conservatives or (b) anything negative about leftists or Democrats. Ever.

As far as serious news organizations go, CNN is a one-sided joke. And its failure can’t come soon enough to anyone who really cares about media objectivity.


15 posted on 04/10/2010 7:52:15 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: RogerFGay
Limbaugh commented on this last week. He got a BIG chuckle out of the ratings that showed that the audience for The Cartoon Network was larger than that of CNN and MSNBC combined.

Ain't life getting grand?

16 posted on 04/10/2010 7:58:00 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: kjo
Never, ever, never watch the MSM anymore. Once they joined the Obama campaign team they lost me...and a lot of others too.

Only time I watch the network news is at night for 10 min to catch the weather. I don't trust them for anything else.

17 posted on 04/10/2010 7:58:23 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (obama out now! I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom - you can keep the change.)
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To: RogerFGay

Yes well it seems that they have chosen their side so now they must face the consequences.


18 posted on 04/10/2010 7:58:26 AM PDT by mazza
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To: RogerFGay

tea-hee!


19 posted on 04/10/2010 8:03:19 AM PDT by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: canuck_conservative

People leave CNN and MSNBC because these networks don’t tell the truth. People watch news to see what’s going on, not to see only what a small group of people want them to see.

People aren’t that stupid, it’s the small group of people who run these networks who are stupid, and can’t figure out why there viewership is plummeting. I pity the fool! (not)


20 posted on 04/10/2010 8:03:31 AM PDT by ph12321 (We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: RogerFGay

“MSNBC, whose left-leaning commentary has been far more critical of the movement, has dropped 15 percent of its audience.”

You can only listen to so much hate.


21 posted on 04/10/2010 8:06:55 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: RogerFGay

CNN, Anderson Vanderbilt Cooper..GO SUCK A TEABAG.


22 posted on 04/10/2010 8:10:49 AM PDT by Mamzelle (Employers--lay off Obama voters first)
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To: RogerFGay

I bitched at the time about what a foolish mission the switch to digital TV was, but no more. I bought a converter for my boob tube but it was a piece of junk and only gave me a fraction of what was available before. Then it quit altogether. Since then I have been blissfully television free.

I can still catch the salient portions of news online and without supporting the Government Owned Media.

I’m glad that they didn’t think this thing through!


23 posted on 04/10/2010 8:11:38 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: RogerFGay

BFD.......................


24 posted on 04/10/2010 8:12:14 AM PDT by GitmoSailor (AZ Cold War Veteran)
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To: upchuck
I gave up ALL tv two years ago. Don’t miss it a bit. Between the Internet and the radio I stay pretty well informed.

Ditto me, except I gave it up over ten years ago. I don't have a working television in my house and don't miss it a bit.

25 posted on 04/10/2010 8:23:32 AM PDT by KevinB
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To: skimbell
He got a BIG chuckle out of the ratings that showed that the audience for The Cartoon Network was larger than that of CNN and MSNBC combined.”

Well the cartoon network makes a heck of a lot more sense than MSNBC and CNN combined.

26 posted on 04/10/2010 8:32:25 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: RogerFGay

Calling your viewers and their family members, the vulgar homosexual term ‘teabaggers’ seemed sooo funny to them at the time. Accusing them of being racists, Having congress members on to call the American citizenry names and accuse them, seemed cool at the time.

WE SURROUND THEM.

Take the Hill, starve, repeal and replace the bill.


27 posted on 04/10/2010 8:34:42 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: KevinB

I occasionally watch a show on Syfy or maybe one of the other channels, but my TV’s been mostly off since about 1999...TV is a good addiction to break.


28 posted on 04/10/2010 8:36:50 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Without the Constitution, there is no America!)
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To: bgill

tea-hee!


29 posted on 04/10/2010 8:41:03 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: RogerFGay
When your “stars” are an old drunk like Jack Cafferty, a hit and run driver like Rick Sanchez, Larry King (who most people think is dead - including those watching his show) Campbell Brown and Anderson Cooper, you have no stars.
30 posted on 04/10/2010 8:45:43 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: RogerFGay

CNN’s Larry King, however, has slipped to No. 16 in the rankings, drawing only 655,000 viewers, or less than half of what O’Reilly draws for late-night reruns.....

HEHEHEHHEHE!!!!!!!!!!


31 posted on 04/10/2010 9:00:55 AM PDT by Buck-I-Guy
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To: RogerFGay

www.secondamendmenttaskforce.com
32 posted on 04/10/2010 9:13:25 AM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (SPEAK UP REPUBLICANS, WE CAN'T HEAR YOU YET! IMPEACH OBAMA!)
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To: RogerFGay
I believe the reason for the drop in CNN and MSNBC ratings is because as the people have turned against Obama they have tuned out these pro administration stations. People are more comfortable listening to FNC which more people agree with their views.
33 posted on 04/10/2010 9:26:20 AM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: RogerFGay

Watch the youtube clip. I would’ve blown my top. I’m glad I wasn’t there.


34 posted on 04/10/2010 9:32:30 AM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: RogerFGay

L-word: more proof that TV today, with the exception of Fox News and the occasional middle-of-the-road documentary on PBS, has no redeeming value. TV makes idiots.


35 posted on 04/10/2010 9:41:19 AM PDT by upchuck (Get the Moslem rookie out of the White House!)
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To: Uncle Hal

I enjoy imagining that the reason is deeper than that; and hope there’s something to it. Maybe it’s possible that people have more knowledge and a broader perspective now because of the Internet. So, they see the shallowness and stupidity of CNN, MSNBC, etc. Also - I think CNN has gotten worse over the years. Not that they were ever great. MSNBC - not sure if that was ever anything.


36 posted on 04/10/2010 9:43:56 AM PDT by RogerFGay
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To: upchuck

Middle of the road documentary from PBS?


37 posted on 04/10/2010 9:44:50 AM PDT by RogerFGay
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To: RogerFGay
You left out the most important word when you borrowed from my post:

occasional middle of the road documentary from PBS.

38 posted on 04/10/2010 12:17:11 PM PDT by upchuck (Get the Moslem rookie out of the White House!)
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To: RogerFGay

Consequences...


39 posted on 04/10/2010 12:44:44 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Liberals are educated above their level of intelligence.. Thanks Sr. Angelica)
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