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White House's war with Fox News is helping ratings 10 years 1 month ago #381113

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According to Murdoch
News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch said on Friday that White House criticism of commentators on his Fox News television channel had served to "tremendously" increase their ratings. "There were some strong remarks coming out of the White House about one or two of the commentators on Fox News," Murdoch told the annual meeting of News Corp. shareholders here. "And all I can tell you is that it's tremendously increased their ratings," he said. Murdoch's remarks came after White House Communications Director Anita Dunn told The New York Times earlier this week that Fox News was "undertaking a war against Barack Obama and the White House."
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White House's war with Fox News is helping ratings 10 years 1 month ago #381121

Makes sense. The people who watch Fox News are the people who want affirmation of their own beliefs anyways, so...
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White House's war with Fox News is helping ratings 10 years 1 month ago #381124

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Funny, I tuned in for the first time in months to just to see if the white house's accusations were justified.
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White House's war with Fox News is helping ratings 10 years 1 month ago #381125

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It seems kind of petty and childish to CONSTANTLY single out one media outlet.
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White House's war with Fox News is helping ratings 10 years 1 month ago #381127

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If it's on television, it's on to sell you shit. They aren't going to give you the straight news because that doesn't sell tampons.
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White House's war with Fox News is helping ratings 10 years 1 month ago #381133

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Reffy;381124 wrote:
Funny, I tuned in for the first time in months to just to see if the white house's accusations were justified.
That's probably most of the increase.I bet a significant portion of their viewers don't actually agree with their commentators. They're just in it for the freak show, or to whine about it on their liberal blogs later.Seriously for people who hate Fox News, it's quite clear that DailyKos/TPM/HP/etc. watch a LOT of it to catch all the crazy shit they're saying.
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White House's war with Fox News is helping ratings 10 years 1 month ago #381139

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Fox has been destroying the other two for a while now in the ratings, this only made it look that much worse for CNN and MSNBC.
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White House's war with Fox News is helping ratings 10 years 1 month ago #381153

Burr;381133 wrote:
That's probably most of the increase.I bet a significant portion of their viewers don't actually agree with their commentators. They're just in it for the freak show, or to whine about it on their liberal blogs later.Seriously for people who hate Fox News, it's quite clear that DailyKos/TPM/HP/etc. watch a LOT of it to catch all the crazy shit they're saying.
Sadly, it's true. This is part of the reason why the current Conservative agenda continues to thrive -- limp-wristed Liberals hang on their every word so they can dissect it on half-assed blogs. There are Conservative blogs that do the same, no doubt, but the number of blogs that do watch-to-critique Fox News is at least 10x greater than blogs that watch-to-critique MSNBC. And people just ignore CNN.
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White House's war with Fox News is helping ratings 10 years 1 month ago #381161

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I only watch Fox News for Megan Kelly and the Car Chases Other than that they tell you the wrong things to attack Obama on
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White House's war with Fox News is helping ratings 10 years 1 month ago #381163

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people ignore CNN because they don't have any good opinionated shows. Larry King Barely Alive isn't gonna cut it anymore.
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