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Each moring before any daily activities, I read the VA from front to back. I also read the San Antonio Express before the Victoria delivery was canceled. At times during the day, I will scan FOX and CNN on TV for national news and updates. I quit wasting my time with ABC, CBS and NBC for their constant blasting of my beliefs.As for the local TV news channel, I rarely watch it.As onewhoshappy stated, they probably have a low budget and small staff. They are most likely to be a training ground for beginners and they generally move up after a period of time, with the exception of the sports department who can't wait for volleyball season to start up each year.
Chris, I had not read the WSJ article. I was just asking if you were talking that viewership was down --where is it going. However the article did bring to mind something I received this week, Net TV with push/pull service.
This will turn local services as well as national services upside down. I love the idea of a larger screen with such services. The funny thing is I watched a private presentation and used a closed pc system way back in 1992 that was made to handle these types of services. It was so cool. The poor man could never get enough investors to believe in him back then. I just wanted the computer system for office work, it was heads above the 386 and pentiums being used at the time. Many that seems like a 100 years ago, and we still are debating these services. Technology has to to catch up with the vision. The equipment worked but there were no cables, phone lines, etc. that could handle the streaming transmissions. But it looked so cool.
I quit watching Network news because of the extreme left wing reporting they do. What really bugs me is they are selective in reporting events that reflect badly on their political views.Instead, I watch Fox News which has a growing number of viewers and I get to see all the news.
I realize you are speaking of the general networks --but did you also discuss where the numbers of viewership are constantly increasing in regards to nightly news?
Regretably, network news covers the daily deaths or accidents, weather (if you have a PC, you can find anywhere), and sports. I never cared about sports. Sorry everyone --just really not my cup of tea. Yes I will sit and watch a football game if it is a real barnburner no matter who is playing, college or professional. Otherwise I am off having to do something around the house or work supporting my nonprofit group.
In our house we quit watching network news about 5 years ago interestingly enough. We were tired of the soft peddling, avoidance of telling the truth on something that happens --you know the slants.
I mean now you can if you really honest in your heart, no matter your political choices, see how several are politically slanted --you only hear one side. I want to hear two or three sides to a story. I am not dumb, but network newscasters assume we are and strain out anything that might offend a group or is not of the political affiliation of their parent company.
Yes, I miss hard hitting, no punch, gut wrenching reporters. Most of them are gone. Now we have pretty faces with very white teeth. Bobble heads. I use to be friends with a great reporter before she changed careers (became a lawyer of all things). We had interesting discussing of how choices were made. They always were worried about ratings and grabbing viewership --it was not about the news.
So if network news is dead in five years, they buried themselves.