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December 30, 2014

The Future Of Broadcast News And Punditry

It dawned on me that within a decade or at most two,

there will be no room on the airwaves for the ill-informed or the deeply biased.  Information flows are too fast for the slow, too complicated for the dense.  Every cable channel will have to jettison their good-looking but dim-witted anchors and correspondents and find good-looking, smart people.  In this regard Fox News has led the way with Megyn Kelly and Bret Baier, CNN with Jake Tapper, and NBC with Chuck Todd, but look for more network execs to realize that the public is increasingly sophisticated about who is delivering the news.  Stupid or biased –or worse, both– don’t stand a chance against the new wave of hyper-smart, energetic anchors and commentators.
-- Hugh Hewitt

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 30, 2014 9:05 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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They'll have to keep at least one channel and a couple of the mushwit talking heads like Pelly to babble to the ignoranti. That channel could be called "The Electronic Hind Teat".

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 30, 2014 12:53 PM

People are not tuning in to tv for news. They are turning to the Web for the same reason tv helped strangle newspapers, immediate info. Mild and moderate TV wannabes like Hugh Hewitt hope that one day Prince Charming will knock on his door and request smart hosts. Hewitt has been courting leftists for years. He's turned over vast sections of his show to them to try and apply for a job on TV where he will do what David Brookes, Joe Scarborough, David Frum have done, play the role of the non-crazy Republican on the Commie-Lib networks.

Posted by: tscottme [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 30, 2014 11:42 PM

"Political conflicts are merely surface manifestations. If conflicts arise you may be sure that certain powers intend to keep the conflicts under operation since they hope to profit from the situation.
To concern yourself with surface political conflicts is to make the mistake of the bull in the ring, you are charging the cloth. That is what politics is for, to teach you the cloth.
Just as the bullfighter teaches the bull, teaches him to follow, obey the cloth. — W. S. Burroughs

The media control what input we get. They are teaching us to follow the cloth they are weaving. We are "allowed" to view certain sites, bastions of truth and liberty, but for how long? If we can't effectively resist looting and killing and crimes right there in front of us do you think we can defend internet sites? Um, I don't think so.

Who describes the conflicts? Media, in whatever form. Going from newsprint to TV to internet will not change the content, just the format.
Media is an organ of the State. You really think we will see "freedom of the press" again? hahaha, I don't think so.

Look at Alinsky's rules, how many of them the Left and the lapdog media follow with much success:
RULE 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Each manufactured crisis and DC's solution, Executive orders;

RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” Hey, Conservatives, fight fair.

RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” They tanked Palin, didn't they?

RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.”

RULE 10: “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” Obamacare, printing money, Sub-prime lending ...

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 31, 2014 12:42 AM

Since the internet has become ubiquitous THEY do not control what anyone can know. However, if the lazy turds that flip on network news at the the same time, simply because that's what they were doing 20-50 years ago, yes THEY do control that venue, but those viewers don't care what they are told anyway.

For every topic there are web sites where the people in that area discuss that area. Go to those web sites. It's no more difficult to type C-N-N-.C-O-M than search and click. It's a citizen's job to get the info the need. It's not the media's job to filter and present what you need. It's the media's job to sell ad time. They can and will cover pillow fights among nymphomaniacs to get eyeballs. Go where the info is, not where the herd is going. It's your duty.

Posted by: tscottme [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 31, 2014 1:36 AM

If we can trust all these web sites chock-full of info, what do we do with the info once we have it?

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 1, 2015 1:43 PM

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