Folks have this misguided belief that mainstream media is a controlling force that has the capacity to indoctrinate and influence 310 million Americans. What once was true is no longer true and trust in MSM is at an all time low....
While Fox still leads in total primetime viewership (Primetime: FNC: 2.049, MSNBC: 964 CNN: 347, HLN: 270), Fox is getting clobbered on the coveted 25-54 age group which means that the young have no use for Fox News. This does not bode well for the future of Fox News, a network that largely caters to entertaining old neocon statist Republicans who are dying off. Moreover, a nightly audience of 2 million (Fox) is quite pitiful while the situation is even more pitiful for MSNBC (few shows even crack 1 million viewers) and CNN (347,000 nightly viewers)....
What does this tell us? Effectively, it tells us that the news has moved. The Internet, the blog universe and the rise of independent news sites are definitely having a profoundly negative effect on mainstream media. Also, print mainstream media isn't faring much better than broadcast news and continues to lose newspaper readers.
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