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So much for an informed electorate …

September 4, 2012

According to tvnewser.com, total viewership of Romney’s speech:

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Ken’s Take:

FOX’s share was greater than #2 ABC and #3 NBC combined … before you say “yeah, it was the GOP convention” … I’m betting FOX outdraws the other nets for the DNC

Only about 25 million people watched … down over 31% from 2008.  So much for an informed electorate … I guess if if the vast majority of undecideds watched it’s ok.

I channel switched between FOX and CNN …  felt sorry for CNN … pretty good stable of commentators – arguably better than FOX’s, save for the leftie flame-throwers like Begala …. surprised their ratings free-fell

MSNBC has become a parody of a news network … does anybody take them seriously? It should merge with Comedy Central.

Speaking of which … What if Comedy Central had broadcast the convention – hosted by Stewart & Colbert?  Would be interesting to see the draw since many young voters and older liberals get most of their their news from Comedy Channel.

On balance, I’m disappointed more people didn’t watch …

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Divorce: MS splits from NBC … opts to be fair & balanced

July 16, 2012

According to Reuters

Microsoft is pulling out of the joint venture that owned MSNBC.com, freeing the world’s largest software maker to build its own online news service.

The online divorce stemmed from the two partners’ desire to gain greater control over their digital destinies as the Internet becomes an increasingly important part of their businesses.

Microsoft, in particular, had grown frustrated by contract terms requiring it to exclusively feature MSNBC.com content aimed at an audience with a liberal viewpoint.

The strategy fed a perception that material from MSNBC’s website was politically slanted, too.

“Being limited to MSNBC.com content was problematic to us because we couldn’t have the multiple news sources and the multiple perspectives that our users were telling us that they wanted,”

Anybody remember Air America — Al Gore’s liberal radio network?

Hmmm.

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