Skip to comments.20 Years of Bias, Network anchors are captains whose ships list left.
Posted on 09/10/2003 11:51:16 AM PDT by fight_truth_decayEdited on 04/23/2004 12:05:52 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
Both ABC's Peter Jennings and NBC's Tom Brokaw celebrated their 20th anniversaries as their networks' top news anchors Friday, a milestone CBS's Dan Rather passed 2 1/2 years ago. Such longevity is extraordinary both in television and in politics, and these three wield considerable clout in both arenas.
(Excerpt) Read more at opinionjournal.com ...
Today's Wall Street Journal column by MRC President L. Brent Bozell III, "20 Years of Bias: Network anchors are captains whose ships list left," has been posted on the WSJ's free access site, OpinionJournal.com.
Direct address for the September 10 piece by Bozell marking the 20th anniversary of Jennings and Brokaw as solo anchors of network evening newscasts: http://www.opinionjournal.com/la/?id=110003992
To put it mildly. A very long time ago I quite watching television "news" -- there was never anything of substance there.
WHY? These 3 left wing news editors make millions doing what they're doing and their salary only increases as their audience decreases.
The people who would be well advised to contemplate this would be the shareholders.
Media bias: can they still deny it?
The Wall Street Journal's OpinionJournal.com, after George W. Bush's election, began publishing the "Homelessness Rediscovery Watch." Why? When Republicans assume power, the media seems to suddenly rediscover homelessness. But the Media Research Center tracked interest in homelessness during the latter part of the Clinton administration. The MRC says, "Homelessness -- one of the media's favorite tools to portray the alleged downside of Ronald Reagan's '80s prosperity -- was a more serious national problem during Bill Clinton's 1990s. ... Patrick Markee of the Coalition for the Homeless admitted ... 'Definitely, we saw more homelessness in the 1990s than we did in the 1980s.' But we saw far less homelessness on TV sets during the Clinton years.
"During the first Bush administration," according to the Media Research Center, "morning and evening newscasts on ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN ran an average of 53 stories on homelessness annually, compared to less than 17 per year during the Clinton administration. ... The expanding homeless population was out of sight during the Clinton years but just three short weeks after George W. Bush assumed office, ABC won the race to be the first network to rediscover the homeless. On Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, "World News Tonight Sunday" anchor Carole Simpson intoned: 'Homelessness, which is estimated to affect from two and a half to three and a half million people, is again on the rise.'"
I think the statistics showing FOX NEWS at #1 are for cable news networks, vs. CNN and PMSNBC.
Network newscasts have bigger audiences because they're free.
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