War is Peace - Freedom is Slavery - Ignorance is Strength

Saturday, July 24, 2004

FNC Bashing, Etc...

AlterNet has a nice little piece titled The Ratings Mirage, which disects and debunks Fox's claims of ratings superiority.
CNN regularly claims a cume of about 20 percent higher than that of Fox. For instance, in April 2003, during the height of the fighting in Iraq, CNN's cume was significantly higher than Fox's: 105 million viewers tuned into CNN compared to 86 million for Fox. But in the same period, the ratings reported by most media outlets had Fox in the lead, with an average of 3.5 million viewers to CNN's 2.2 million.
It is pretty much spinning the spin, which makes me dizzy. Or maybe that's just my hang-over. Which is somewhere around an 8.2 on the *******-Scaleā„¢.

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