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FOX News Still Number 1 And Growing... What The Left Doesn't Understand

chaoskitty123 2013/06/12 14:22:15
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I was reading the above article by one of the typical extreme left authors you find all over the internet and this guy seems completely baffled as to how this can be. In the article, you have his April topic on this when FOX News was experiencing a ratings drop and how he was gloating as to why. But his May follow up has him both angry and clearly confused because FOX really didn't change anything and yet, their ratings have rebounded.

Why?

In 2008, FOX suffered extremely low ratings after the election of Barack Obama. A lead reason for this was how Obama came off very well and McCain came off poorly... but FOX News stood by McCain.

Listening to all the bull the left was telling them was a lead reason Republicans went with Mitt Romney as they wanted someone who appeared younger, more vigorous and who wasn't laden down with scandals from the media... forgetting, of course, that all their past Republican candidates who became President had such baggage but still won against candidates the Democrats thought couldn't be beaten. Well, Republicans suffered defeat against Obama because they didn't listen when people tried to warn them Romney was a RINO and would actually give Obama victory like McCain did in 2008.

So, as in 2008, FOX News suffered a ratings drop for having supported Romney as just as Republican voters didn't come out to vote for Romney, they got tired of watching the network promote Romney on every one of it's programs.

But the article is interesting for other reasons.

In it the author points out how FOX News viewers are aging and they're losing that 25 to 54 year old age group that advertisers want.

Well, if this is so then their ratings should be still in the clunker as where did all these extra viewers suddenly come from who weren't viewing FOX just a few months ago?

The truth is that FOX News viewership rises and falls like the tide and when you take an audience as large as 25 to 54 (29 years to be more precise) when you average viewers under 25 aren't going to be watching much cable news and your viewers over 54 aren't either, then your viewership comes from that 25 to 54 year old age group.

But here's the real problem which the author doesn't address.

For all his attacks on FOX News, he's talking comparatively with FOX News vs all the other networks combined.

Now, if you combine all the other news networks together, they are beating FOX in overall ratings and yes, FOX should be worried about that if you can only see them as greedy. While FOX is raking in the money, the other news networks are still losing money hand over fist individually and combined are losing far more money than FOX because combined they have far more expenses than FOX does.

If we were to merge all the other news networks to cut their expenses then they'd be earning about as much profit as FOX... but that's not going to happen.

The very fact that authors like this combine all the other networks together while attacking FOX also reveals they do, in fact, consider these networks to be more leftwing. How can I say that?

Because anytime the other networks become a little more fair minded where reporting rightwing views earns them better ratings by luring away FOX viewers, these people go on a rampage attacking these networks and threatening boycotts or they'll just start watching the other networks which leads CNN or MSNBC to reduce their rightwing programming and take more control from their news personalities over what they are saying... thus, they lose those viewers they pulled in from FOX.

Most voters in the US are rightwing or right leaning and thus, common sense alone tells you that unless you are a complete idiot, you need to air programming that appeals to these viewers... and FOX News is the only network doing this.

That's not being stupid as when FOX does try to go a bit more leftwing, it loses viewers and gains nothing to replace them. People don't wtch FOX for leftwing programs as if they wanted leftwing programming, they can watch any of the other news networks.

And how is it that their competition are all owned by rightwing corporations? Some of which are even more rightwing than Newscorp and yet, here they are losing viewers and millions of dollars on leftwing news networks?

Simple answer... if you control the media, you control those who watch your networks which the left seems to understand when they are attacking FOX. The only problem there is that FOX is rightwing from the owners to the people behind the camera and in front of it... but that's not true of the other networks.

The sad fact is that while they attack FOX and the political right as sheep watching FOX, they can't even see the simple fact that it is they who have been manipulated and are being dumbed down by the networks they watch which is the only reason rightwing corporations would not shift to a rightwing news format to compete for FOX viewers as all they care about is the money.

Since the early 1970's, the news networks began shifting to the left in their broadcast efforts. Until the foreign owned FOX Network came along, viewers didn't have a choice of what they saw and even though the news was leftwing, for some reason the political right was gaining power... that doesn't make sense unless you realize that the news media itself was being used to weaken the political left.

When you read a lot of what the left writes, you have to wonder how they can claim to be intellectuals when what they say is so ignorant and uneducated.

They try to tell you why they aren't Socialists or that they are Socialists backing up what they say with links to topics where if you read the topics they link to... the topics totally dispute what they claim and it's clear all they did was read the header of the topic instead of the topic itself.

They accuse the political right of being haters not even noticing they're spewing out ten times more hatred than they're claiming the political right is saying and where they might be aiming at the young... they fail to see that the majority of Americans are from the Baby Boom generation and represent the majority population... thus, attacking the aging population only turns the majority against you and by the time the current younger generation becomes the majority... they'll be old farts too and watching FOX News lol.

You cannot win a battle of wits with a leftwinger today because they can't even spell "wit" let alone know what it is.

FOX News dominates in the ratings because the political left is so far to the extreme left and self destructive that anyone who sides with them will be brought down alongside of them.

The lefts only strength is when the Democrats are the opposition party and the Republicans are the majority.

Why?

Because whomever holds the majority tends to shift to the extreme while the other side shifts more to center to recover.

When Republicans hold the majority, the mainstream left can more clearly see the extreme left for what it is and turn against them... or maybe I should say the Moderates and left leaning among us. How else can you explain going from anti war to pro war practically overnight when Obama is elected President? You don't make that kind of shift that easily unless something within your ideology is fundamentally flawed. In this regard, the Republicans have been slowly turning against the war in Afghanistan but most still support it... there is no radical or extreme shift in their views except when there's a screw up, it's the other side in charge and there's no reason to defend them even if you still support the war effort.

FOX News is number one because it's the only network giving the political right a voice where all the other rightwing corporate owned networks go with a leftwing cable news format causing them to lose viewers and profits.

The only news network that is leftwing owned is Al Gores Current TV which is so bad not even most on the political left can stand it... or maybe it's that it's so leftwing that Moderates can't stand it and it gives us a true view of how much support the political left actually has and how much damage they are doing to the other networks or better yet, to the people viewing those networks.

The funny thing here is that Moderates represent 38% to 40% of voters every year with Conservatives representing roughly the same amount and Liberal Progressives representing only around 19% of voters. Logic would dictate that one of the networks be Moderate and yet, even most Moderates will tell you there's not one network out there that's Moderate... it's either left or right and doesn't that tell you how much power corporations hold in America more than anything?

And what's worse, doesn't that tell you how far the political left have fallen that they cannot see how the leftwing networks are owned by rightwing corporations who are purposefully employing extreme leftwing news personalities to magnify their worst character traits?

They can see this where FOX News is concerned and constantly attack FOX viewers... why is it then so hard for them to see it in their own networks?

FOX should not be so dominant in the ratings and would not be if they were not the only rightwing news network and the only network giving the political right representation where news important to them is presented. FOX could care less about the political left as they understand the reasons they are successful where Mark over at Newscorpse.com is dumbfounded why none of his projections from April about FOX came true and FOX is again moving forward regaining everything they lost during the elections. A few months ratings downturn means nothing to these networks as it's longterm they care about and where Mark here tries to tell us that FOX is losing it's younger viewers, he's not being factual as FOX obviously regained the viewers it lost and if what he says is true then as the viewers of the other networks age, they'll go to FOX as well.

FOX is raking in money hand over fist and that's all that matters as what difference does it make if advertisers pay more to networks with younger viewers if these networks are doing badly in the ratings and losing millions of dollars every year?

If he were intelligent instead of ignorant, he could see the contradictions in the facts he's trying to present but when a blind sheep tries to tell you what he sees... it's only what someone else tells him is there that he's capable of repeating to you.
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  • MichaelJ 2013/06/12 15:14:12
    MichaelJ
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    I know this must hurt our liberal s friends feelings. I mean for such a lying network they seem to have a lot of credibility with Americans.

    Lets analyze this dilemma. If the President won the election that must mean that most American voters agree with him, right? So taking that into account you would assume that the number one network would be MSNBC or at the very least CBS, ABC or perhaps CNN.

    That isn't the case. What does this tell us? Apparently that vast number of voters, those that support the President are getting their news from newspapers? Magazines?

    That doesn't seem likely as all of those media are going down hill rapidly. In any case I really don't think many of the President's supporters are really readers do you? Perhaps what this really tells us is that the President's supporters are overall the most uninformed group around. Which if you think about it, kind of makes sense huh?

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  • MichaelJ 2013/06/12 15:14:12
    MichaelJ
    +3
    I know this must hurt our liberal s friends feelings. I mean for such a lying network they seem to have a lot of credibility with Americans.

    Lets analyze this dilemma. If the President won the election that must mean that most American voters agree with him, right? So taking that into account you would assume that the number one network would be MSNBC or at the very least CBS, ABC or perhaps CNN.

    That isn't the case. What does this tell us? Apparently that vast number of voters, those that support the President are getting their news from newspapers? Magazines?

    That doesn't seem likely as all of those media are going down hill rapidly. In any case I really don't think many of the President's supporters are really readers do you? Perhaps what this really tells us is that the President's supporters are overall the most uninformed group around. Which if you think about it, kind of makes sense huh?
  • JuJu~Pr... MichaelJ 2013/06/12 20:41:09
    JuJu~Proud to be Infidel
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    Yes it does make sense and I totally agree. Maybe folks need to have a license to vote. Like driving, you can really hurt someone if you don't know what you're doing!

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