Bye bye Walter Cronkite, Brian Williams and Scott Pelley. Hello Google, Yahoo and Drudge.
A new Rasmussen Reports poll finds that traditional network news continues to fall as the nation’s source for news. The internet now is a bigger source of news for Americans than network TV, by a point, 25 percent to 24 percent.
Cable TV is still king, with 32 percent of the 1,000 likely voters Rasmussen polled getting their news from [...]
Surviving slavery, segregation and discrimination has forged a special pride in African-Americans. Now some are saying this hard-earned pride has become prejudice in the form of blind loyalty to President Barack Obama.
Are black people supporting Obama mainly because he’s black? If race is just one factor in blacks’ support of Obama, does that make them racist? Can blacks’ support for Obama be compared with white voters who may favor his [...]
July 1, 2012
Residents of Bethel, Alaska, know from cable TV ads what the major fast-food chains offer: chicken at KFC, burgers at McDonald’s and tacos at Taco Bell.
They just haven’t been able to get any of it.
The city of 6,200 people is about 40 miles inland from the Bering Sea in far western Alaska, and the closest fast food other than a Subway sandwich shop is in Anchorage, 400 [...]
The iconic game show personality was admitted into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Saturday, and is currently under observation.
Alex Trebek, longtime host of the iconic game show Jeopardy!, was admitted into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Saturday after suffering a “mild heart attack.”
PHOTOS: 10 Broadcast and Cable TV Show Most Watched By Men
Read more: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jeopardy-alex-trebek-heart-attack-341331
It started with homes, then cars, and now penny-pinching Americans, especially minorities, are giving up cable TV because they just can’t afford it in the lingering recession.
Instead, they are switching back to free TV, improved with the recent switch to digital broadcast which requires a special antenna but eliminates the $70-$100 monthly cable, satellite or broadband service fee.
Industry officials had worried that Americans would begin “cord-cutting” in a shift to [...]
The viewer plunge at CNN, which just recorded its lowest ratings in 20 years, is presenting a “challenge” to the Cable News Network to fight back against scrappier and more provocative cable networks, according to network anchor John King.
In a revealing moment at the annual Cable Show, this year in Boston, C-SPAN’s Steve Scully, hosting a media panel, asked King: “Who’s your audience John King, who’s watching CNN?” King, [...]
A microphone mishap led one television reporter from revealing a bit more than she expected.
When it became clear that one reporter’s mic was not working, the cameraman swapped over quickly to Sara Eisen.
Clearly thinking she was off-camera, the Bloomberg News reporter was adjusting her skirt and smoothing out her undergarments.
Because the camera swapped over to her sooner than expected, the financial-savvy viewers caught a glimpse of Ms Eisen’s underwear, quite [...]
Verizon Communications Inc plans to launch a standalone service allowing customers to stream movies and television shows over the Web, in a fresh challenge to Netflix Inc and the traditional cable TV business, according to several people briefed on the plan.
The phone company is talking with prospective programming partners about the service, which would be introduced outside of markets where it currently offers its broadband and TV package, known [...]
President Obama explains why he’s “going to give” Congress “another chance” to pass measures in his jobs bill.
Obama also claims that he is the tax-cutter in the race.
“I know you hear a lot of folks on cable TV claiming that I am this ‘big tax and spend liberal.’ Next time you hear that, you just remind the people who are saying it that since I’ve taken office, I’ve cut your [...]
Some celebrities may have soured a bit on President Barack Obama, but not Chris Rock. The comedian and actor told fellow comedian Marc Maron on the “WTF with Marc Maron” podcast that he’s “fine with the president,” if only because he understands that the president has to keep his most aggressive policies on the back burner until he earns a second term.
“There’s a f——— art to the first term because you’re [...]
Can’t help but wonder what Honest Abe would think about an American Public that votes Fox News as the highest rated Cable TV News programming, when even Fox admits that the programs voted best in the polls…..……….………..are not news. They’re commentary.
When the American Public can’t tell the difference between “News” and “Propaganda”, I fear for America’s future.
Keith Olbermann is not in the witness protection program, but he might as well be. His show on Al Gore’s Current TV(America’s least watched network) has lost nearly a third of its viewers in four months.
Pretty impressive result for $10 million a year. That’s just his salary.
Countdown with Keith Olbermann was a major draw when it was onMSNBC. On January 21, the network took a big hit when Olbermann announced on air [...]
Despairing middle classes could be the biggest threat to Greece’s future, writes Paul Mason in Athens.
Dmitris Andreou and wife Mary
Dmitris Andreou made the last sale out of his small estate agents business in June. His wife Mary, makes her living preparing high-school students for English exams.
But her living has dried up. Their savings are exhausted, their disposable income [...]
Here is an interesting read discussing the definitiion of “poor” in America:
What is Poverty In the US Today?
For decades, the U.S. Census Bureau has reported that over 30 million Americans were living in “poverty,” but the bureau’s definition of poverty differs widely from that held by most Americans. In fact, other government surveys show that most of the persons whom the government [...]
Former Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele is in negotiations with MSNBC to be a political analyst, according to sources.
Steele would be a prominent Republican voice on a network known for its liberal television hosts. If the deal goes through, he would join the cable network in time to offer commentary on the 2012 elections.
Steele was ousted as head of the Republican Party in [...]
- men are the breadwinners in a relationship (as a female engineer Iâ€™m making the $$s in my relationship)
I was in a bar once and some guys walked up to my friend and I and started chattingâ€¦ once they found out I was an engineer and my friend was in law school they closed out the conversation ASAP. WTF is that?
Semi related: A guy I knew in school used [...]