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Poll: Internet edges networks as
public´s source for news

Washington Examiner [DC], by Paul Bedard

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/28/2013 12:32:26 PM

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 that source. Newspapers barely register a 10 percent, and radio is the source of news for 7 percent of the country.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 2/28/2013 12:37:52 PM     (No. 9201043)

I regularly find the internet more trustworthy than the "networks."

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dman, 2/28/2013 12:59:29 PM     (No. 9201084)

Dittos, #1. Trust is the foundation of any "news" source. Lie, distort, obfuscate, and "spike" news enough and the public eventually loses trust. With the internet, the public can do it´s own editing of what´s fit to print or see. They report; we decide.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 2/28/2013 1:04:37 PM     (No. 9201092)

And, in the online stakes, I hope the Daily Mail continues to lead the MSM, especially after it trounced the NYT for readers last year. It´s not perfect but is almost always first with news we need to know. I notice Rush Limbaugh often refers to the Mail--and sometimes to the Telegraph too.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Susannah, 2/28/2013 1:07:19 PM     (No. 9201103)

The Internet gives people a much wider access to conservative publications worldwide, which is a huge advantage.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JudithC, 2/28/2013 1:36:07 PM     (No. 9201164)

I can´t even name the network anchors since it has been so long since I´ve watched network news. Cable´s CNN is long gone and FOX is well on the way out as it continues to drift downhill into nano second stories and laughable heavyweights who are blonde, leggy, and expose as much bust as is legally permissible, bring nothing to the table and routinely struggle trying to look intensely smart. I dumped all news magazines years ago and the only newspapers I read are found on the net (go to refdesk.com and halfway down the center column one can access any paper in the US and the rest of the world). I still watch Brett Baier but he´s now losing with Juan Williams and like panelists that include Kirsten Powers. I´ve come full circle and am back to headlines on the local news that include weather forecasts.

FOX, is headed by Ailes who I once respected. In my mind´s eye I see him seated like Buddha contemplating his navel as his audience is quietly walking out the door, which happens when one doesn´t listen or refuses to believe what those who are leaving are saying.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: M Stuart, 2/28/2013 1:49:36 PM     (No. 9201189)

FOX News does have leggy buxom blondes, but they are smart. Judge Jeanine is WONDERFUL!

The only reservation I have is that we need to find away to be seen on the liberal sites. Otherwise the news becomes even more polarizd, and some people will never hear the other side. While most of us make it our business to keep up with the world, the LoFo people don´t. Like illiterates they are dependent on their surroundings.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: belwhatter, 2/28/2013 1:57:59 PM     (No. 9201208)

For news I prefer to find it on the internet or select stations on am radio. Print media is really only good for opinion any more. Today is a far cry from when the cinemas ran Pathe newsreels during WW2 which were mostly at least three weeks old by the time they were seen. ow we have the instant acces but with a very large dose of subjective influence.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 2/28/2013 5:06:40 PM     (No. 9201481)

I almost never watch network news and then it´s Fox for a breaking story.

Drudge, Lucianne, Natl Review, The Daily Mail and London Telegraph mostly.

I still read two print newspapers (old coot that I am) and watch local TV news for weather, sports, etc.

The MSM may be losing it´s grip but it´s probably too late for our country.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: Trigger2, 3/1/2013 6:43:18 AM     (No. 9202105)

Try Fox Business. It has more news than you think.

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