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The ruination of TV journalism is well on its way

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Yawn, May 9, 2007.

  1. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    Not to sound sexist...

    This strategy of hiring "lookers" to run the anchor chair of any news show is beginning to show huge shadows over the question, "can you trust these people?" On FOX News yesterday, in a plug for the "Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader," all the TV personalities of FOX's noontime show could not answer the question, "What country is second largest by land mass?" They all said China.

    It kind of explains why none of them can analyze and get to the truth of why oil prices are out of control. Corporate slime hires dumb blonde to spew exactly what you tell them to spew without asking questions.

    To O'Reilly's credit, I bet he knows the answer to the question (of course, he probably approved the hiring of dumb blondes - if he can't have them as his producer, just give them a time card and allow her hours to overlap hours with his).
  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    I thought the demise of TV journalism happened about 15 years ago
  3. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Finally, something Yawn and I agree on. Still, this probably belongs on the Journalism thread.
  4. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    Well, let's say it is nearing completion now.

    And the corporate sliming of print is also a work in the turn for home.
  5. TV journalism has been terminally ill for years.

    The creation of a an "all-news" channel (FOX) that delivers slanted information toward one group of people (Republicans) is the equivalent of the cancer spreading to the brain.
  6. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    can't disagree with any of that
  7. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

  8. rallen13

    rallen13 Member

    The demise of "credible" TV journalism, perhaps, but not TV journalism. As the ruination of education by government and the resulting dumbing down of America continue, TV journalism will be in for a long and profitable ride. As long as people continue to demand more Nicole Smith etc. insider stories, the industry need not fear. It is when journalism wises up to it's mediocrity and starts once again putting out a quality product that something smelly and dark will hit the fan. And believe it, the fan will be on high and oscillating. People demand garbage, so that's what TV journalism will give them.
  9. Non-Republicans is right. Dude, anyone can watch CNN. It's clear. It's simple. It's based on video. There's not a lot of slanting.

    Fox is just a bunch of Republican douchebags talking.
  10. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Oh, bullshit, HH. CNN is far more objective than Fox will ever be.
  11. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    It is a shame that TV journalism is now split according to political persuasion.

    Add to it the interests of the corporate world to taint what is spewed, and liberty is simply a fleeting thing.
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Who taints what you spew?
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