Media trust? Not any time soon

Where America goes we do follow.

Gallup has released research that shows Americans no longer trust their news media.

This is what happens when media cease telling the news and start mounting campaigns, mostly for left wing causes.

Americans’ faith in each of three major news media platforms — television news, newspapers, and news on the Internet — is at or tied with record lows in Gallup’s long-standing confidence in institutions trend. This continues a decades-long decline in the share of Americans saying they have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in newspapers or TV news, while trust in Internet news remains low since the one prior measure in 1999.


These results are from a Gallup poll conducted June 5-8.The three major sources of news ranked in the bottom third of 17 different U.S. institutions measured in the poll.

Confidence in newspapers has declined by more than half since its 1979 peak of 51%, while TV news has seen confidence ebb from its high of 46% in 1993, the first year that Gallup asked this question. Gallup’s only previous measure of Internet news was in 1999, when confidence was 21%, little different from today.

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When will TV3 make changes, something has to give



Mark Jennings should have a look at his ratings for the late news which rates pretty well considering Mediaworks put absolutely NO money or resources into it at all.

Jennings seriously needs to answer to shareholders why he thinks a Greenie who lives in Grey Lynn who uses prime time to push an agenda that excites his dinner party guests is the right formula.

Maybe it’s Jennings that needs to go and take a fresh look taken at the leftie agenda that comes out of 3news that condemns it too crap ratings.

Paul Henry is on the payroll who better reflects the public in general and would be good for a ratings jump at 7pm?

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Pandering to leftwing conspiracy theories doesn’t help the ratings

John Campbell has built his career on pandering to left wing conspiracy theories…and it isn’t helping his ratings…one little bit.

Regan at Throng explains.

While both 7pm current affairs programs were down on the previous week, Seven Sharp had a week that included the highest Friday night rating the show has ever had. Not only that, it was the fifth highest rating episode they’ve had. At the end of the week, TV One’s 7pm average audience was down 2% to 430,978 viewers per night.

Campbell Live, after starting off well, fell away after their GCSB story resulting in a 9% fall and the average audience for the week ending with 218,138 viewers per night.

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The perils of local content regulations


Canadians are finding out the perils of local content regulations that socialists like to push when demanding more public broadcasting.

I wonder how NZ on Air would go with this?

The federal broadcast regulator wants the naked truth about a couple of porn channels.¬† Read more »

You are worthress Arec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin has been making gay slurs again, this time it has got him suspended.

MSNBC suspended Alec Baldwin on Friday after a furor stirred by a gay slur that he made in a confrontation with reporters this week.¬† Read more »


The biggest show on cable and yet never shown here

from left, Phil Robertson, Jase Robertson, Si Robertson and Willie Robertson

from left, Phil Robertson, Jase Robertson, Si Robertson and Willie Robertson

Duck Dynasty is cable TVs biggest show and yet it has never been shown here. There are plenty of other cool shows as well that we miss out on…American Hoggers¬†and Meateater for example.

I’d much rather watch those than Storage Wars…which for some strange reason is shown here but not the other two.

‚ÄėTill Duck Do Us Part‚ÄĚ: That was the title of the most-talked-about television show in America last week. Was it a revamped version of Looney Tunes? An offering from Animal Planet? No. It was the season opener of America‚Äôs favorite TV family show, featuring the women of the extended Robertson clan organizing a formal wedding for the heads of the family, Phil and Miss Kay, who 49 years earlier had only been able to afford a justice of the peace.

Not exactly the kind of plot TV executives would expect to draw a record audience. But that‚Äôs what happened last Wednesday night on A&E. The backwoods reality show Duck Dynasty drew 11.8 million viewers, which happens to be the most ever for a nonfiction telecast on cable television.¬† Read more »

This is the new Doctor [NSFW]

Peter Capaldi has been selected as the new Doctor Who.

Let’s hope he unleashes this sort of shock and awe onto the Daleks and Cybermen.

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And Labour attacked the PM for appearing on Letterman…

The Labour party scoffed when John Key appeared on Letterman…and now it looks like it is paying off because David Letterman wants to come to New Zealand…with John Travolta.

What do you do if you get to hang out with a pilot who owns a fleet of private jets?

You ask them if they could give you a lift to the furthest away country you can think of.

When US talk show host David Letterman had actor John Travolta in his studio, he casually inquired for a ride to New Zealand.

During the Late Show interview, Travolta not only agreed to give him a lift he also offered to wine and dine Letterman all the way to Godzone on one of his planes. ¬† Read more »

How many kids? Don’t you have a tv?

That is what I say to my mates who have more than two kids…i am always joking…but it seems like many things it has some basis in fact.

Source: Martin Lewis

Source: Martin Lewis

India’s population will overtake China’s by 2021, putting a huge strain on resources and public services. And though the country’s overall birth rate has fallen a lot, it’s still explosive in rural areas (pdf).

So how to get rural women to have fewer children? As we just discussed,¬†coercive sterilization¬†is probably not the best way to go. But things you might expect to bring the birth rate down, like higher female literacy or urbanization, don‚Äôt necessarily seem to do so,¬†as Stanford professor¬†Martin Lewis explains.¬† Read more »

Banned Pamela Anderson advert [VIDEO]

An ad for a web-hosting firm has been banned because it features Pamela Anderson dancing in a bikini…

An advertisement featuring Pamela Anderson dancing provocatively in a bikini has been banned in Britain.

The TV commercial for web-hosting firm Dreamscape Networks shows a man in a business meeting fantasising about his boss, played by the former Baywatchactress, covering herself and her brunette assistant in cream.

After a number of complaints from viewers, Dreamscape executives tried to defend the clip by arguing it portrays Anderson as an “attractive, dynamic and confident” businesswoman.

However, bosses at the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) have now ruled the advert cannot be aired again in its current form, as it suggests female colleagues are viewed as sexual objects.

“We considered the ad was likely to cause serious offence to some viewers on the basis that it was sexist and degrading to women,” ASA said.¬† Read more »