June 3rd, 2014

Death Throes: The Mainstream Media Is Hanging By A Thread


Corporate media

Good news! The lamestream (mainstream) media is slowly dying!

This article comes from theDailySheeple.com

by Joshua Krause

As the May ratings for the 4 major news networks come in, it’s never been more apparent that the mainstream media is in its death throes. According to a recent article from Politico, Fox News is faced with its lowest numbers in over a decade. While the networks continue to maintain enough viewers to stay afloat, they have absolutely failed to attain the younger demographic.

“Another key factor coming from May ratings is just how old Fox News viewers are. Take for example, Bill O’Reilly’s show…O’Reilly had his lowest month since 2001 in the key demo, with 308,000 viewers. Yes, O’Reilly is still the No. 1 program in cable news in both total and demo viewers, averaging 2,136,000 total viewers in May. But the majority of those viewers are over the age of 55. In fact, the median age for O’Reilly is now just over 72 years old. The average Fox News viewer overall is 68.8, while the average ages of MSNBC and CNN viewers were 62.5 and 62.8, respectively.”

Simply put, the largest news networks are hemorrhaging viewers, and most of what’s left are now senior citizens. If any institution is going to survive, it of course needs younger adherents. And this is not an abnormal year. Breitbart reported an almost identical story two years ago for the month of May. This is a clear and long term trend of decline. And it isn’t just Television news of course. Print media is likely on its way out as well, with only about a quarter of the population saying they have confidence in newspapers. 152 newspapers were shutdown in 2011 alone. Though I couldn’t find any more recent data, I suspect last year wasn’t much better.

Honestly, it’s an exciting trend to me. The mainstream media has failed to inform us on so many levels. You can pick any day or week of the year, and observe the most trending news items littering our television screens. What you’ll find is a news media that desperately holds onto any celebrity gossip for days on end, and lies through its teeth at every opportunity. Look at what they did this week. They failed to report on the possibly earth shaking events that could unfold from a yearly meeting of the most powerful and influential people on earth. If they can’t do that, then what are they good for?

The lies are the most telling of all. For most of my life, I was told that the media is only concerned about ratings. “If it bleeds it leads” or something to that effect. I was led to believe that a news organization would do anything for ratings, but perhaps that isn’t exactly so. If all they cared about was being seen and heard, why are their ratings in the toilet?

If you’re reading this right now, you probably already know. There’s a good chance you’ve at least partially abandoned television and print media. You know deep down that it can’t be trusted. You know it’s not just about ratings. If numbers were all that a multibillion dollar industry needed to survive, they could do it. It’s not that hard. Just tell the truth. The world is a baffling and complicated place, teeming with mystery and beauty. We’re on a rock hurdling through space with billions of people living on its surface, and not one of them is identical to another. The world is an unlimited tap of incredible technological advances, political intrigue, wild natural phenomena, and an endless parade creative and courageous people.

The truth of our world is filled with awe and wonder. They could get all the ratings they could possibly dream of, if they just told the truth. And yet, from the school textbooks of our formative years, to the talking heads of our adult lives, every source of mainstream information appears to be a sanitized version of the truth, or even an outright lie.

What are they sacrificing their livelihoods for? If there’s anything that the free internet media has taught me, it’s that the mainstream media is bought by the highest bidder. They sure love money don’t they?

Read more here.

As the May ratings for the 4 major news networks come in, it’s never been more apparent that the mainstream media is in its death throes. According to a recent article from Politico, Fox News is faced with its lowest numbers in over a decade. While the networks continue to maintain enough viewers to stay afloat, they have absolutely failed to attain the younger demographic.

“Another key factor coming from May ratings is just how old Fox News viewers are. Take for example, Bill O’Reilly’s show…O’Reilly had his lowest month since 2001 in the key demo, with 308,000 viewers. Yes, O’Reilly is still the No. 1 program in cable news in both total and demo viewers, averaging 2,136,000 total viewers in May. But the majority of those viewers are over the age of 55. In fact, the median age for O’Reilly is now just over 72 years old. The average Fox News viewer overall is 68.8, while the average ages of MSNBC and CNN viewers were 62.5 and 62.8, respectively.”

Simply put, the largest news networks are hemorrhaging viewers, and most of what’s left are now senior citizens. If any institution is going to survive, it of course needs younger adherents. And this is not an abnormal year. Breitbart reported an almost identical story two years ago for the month of May. This is a clear and long term trend of decline. And it isn’t just Television news of course. Print media is likely on its way out as well, with only about a quarter of the population saying they have confidence in newspapers. 152 newspapers were shutdown in 2011 alone. Though I couldn’t find any more recent data, I suspect last year wasn’t much better.

- See more at: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/death-throes-the-mainstream-media-is-hanging-by-a-thread_062014#sthash.PhtK6GSz.dpuf




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5 Responses to “Death Throes: The Mainstream Media Is Hanging By A Thread”

  1. 1
    Deborah Says:

    More bailouts? Evil always stoops lower.

  2. 2
    BOB NAPPI Says:

    Personally I get most of my news from the BLAZE,GLEN BECK , MERCURY 1, very informative…

  3. 3
    Robert J. Simmons Says:

    I’m over 65, and about 2 years ago I got so fed up with being lied to, that I had my cable TV service disconnected. I don’t miss it a bit and I save a bunch of money every month. Good riddance to bad garbage !

  4. 4
    CowDawg Hank Says:

    Good job on ridding yourself of the bondage of TV.
    Cable TV is used as a surveillance device.
    But you are likely to dismiss my WARNING.
    I warned people years ago about cell phones.
    They just couldn’t believe. Now they are aware.
    -phones
    -mail. And your mail carrier.
    -your new auto with built in telemetric’s capability
    -credit cards
    -your bank
    -your hospital and doctor
    -your children’s school and the “educational” officials
    ALL are snitches and snoops.
    ALL TV Media is government scripted and approved.
    Like the book “1984″, is here NOW and worse.

  5. 5
    Already Tagged and Chipped Says:

    NSA “revelations” are old news to tech guys.
    We tried to warn people 15 years ago.
    No one would believe the warning.
    Above warning from CowDawg is QUITE correct.

    The situation is that those in control have built a massive
    Police State surveillance grid that is interconnected so as
    to track your everyday activities and physical location.
    This grid is very real and capable. If you use technology
    or services then you are “tagged”.

    The USA officials just do ANYTHING they want to do.
    Lawless snoops and snitches that insure you follow the party line.
    There is no ACCOUNTABILITY. No following law.

    Nazi Germany, East German Stasi after WW2, and Iron Curtain KGB, could only dream of such a capability
    that is currently available to USA. You are being conditioned to think that TYRANNY is “normal”.
    The worse things get in USA, the more THUGGERY that is being used to make people afraid.
    The government officials try to Intimidate to keep you on message and compliant.

    Massive civil disobedience and peaceful noncompliance is one way that you as an individual can clog up the system.

    We as a people must STAND up and PARTICIPATE in the direction TECHNOLOGY is going.
    The MEDIA in USA is a controlled mouth for US Government. Been that way for decades.
    It is just more in your face and obvious now.

    We as AMERICAN People have inalienable RIGHTS under the Constitution.
    When a Amerikan Obamunista government is LAWLESS without Accountability, then the People must
    stop obeying Delusional Tyrants that have no respect for Constitution or rule of Law.
    Do NOT obey.
    Do NOT give up your Constitutional Rights.
    Do NOT ever register or give up your guns.
    Peaceful resistance.
    The reality is that USA Government Officials can NOT Jail and Murder us all.
    As much as that seems to be their Future INTENTIONS and current Plans.
    Don’t fear. Just be cool. Be Calm. Peaceful NON COMPLIANCE to Delusional Tyrants edicts.

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