Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Goodbye MSM!!!

UPDATE: Good lord. This, you stupid dingbats, is what is turning people off. Perhaps NBC needs to have a little talk with their news staff.
It's news like this that warms the cockles of a cold blooded bitch like me. NBC refunds advertisers as ratings plunge. During the one of the coldest and earliest winters in recent memory, that's some feat.

Fourth-ranked broadcaster NBC has quietly begun reimbursing advertisers an average of $500,000 each for failing to reach guaranteed ratings levels, the first time a network has taken such a step in years, media buyers said.....Networks usually offer make-goods -- free advertising slots -- in the event of such shortfalls....CBS, ABC and Fox also are doling out make-goods, primarily for the first quarter.

I don't know what combination of factors have caused the major television networks to loose a large segment of their viewers. There are probably many, including, most certainly, that the net and blogs offer information that is far superior to the mindless pap, hyper-sexualize so-called comedy and sensationalized and voyeuristic gossip that passes for programming. Too many of them have also been caught telling lies and not doing the proper fact checking.

But whatever the cause, the results are very gratifying, because the Main Stream Media throughout the world has bent over backwards to prevent Iraqi's from succeeding. I can hardly wait for CBC to go bankrupt. Oh yeah, I forgot. They aren't accountable to viewers. They just steal our taxes and offer up garbage that offends me and destroys the things I most passionately support, and that includes my country. Are you listening Ottawa? Privatize the DAMNED CBC!!! Make them accountable!!!!!


Blogger huffb1 said...

"Privatize the DAMNED CBC!!!"

There are many things I dislike about the CBC. I consider it to be a branch of the Liberal Party of Canada.

December 12, 2007 3:03 pm  
Blogger Louise said...

Indeed it is. CBC employees know where they bread and butter comes from and they know that if they suck up to the Liberal Party and constantly diss the Conservatives, the possibility of being privatized is diminished. Their listeners are brainwashed.

If they provided a balance in their political programming I wouldn't mind, but their left leaning bias is extreme. I shouldn't have to pay for it unless I find at least a reasonable percentage of their political programming reflects my views.

That is the cure that privatization would bring. They would have to appeal to the audience that patronizes the sponsors and if they don't appeal to that target group their sponsors would ditch them. That's the only way to make them accountable. It's a user-pay system, rather than a rob the citizen and use their money to give them something they don't want, or worse yet, use their money to indoctrinate them.

December 12, 2007 4:43 pm  
Blogger Louise said...

I also like the PBS television model from the US, where every so often they undertake a televized fundraising campaign. Makes for poor TV watching while it's on, but at least the funds so raised are given voluntarily rather than through the tax man. People can choose and influence what shows they like to see.

December 13, 2007 8:05 am  

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