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The Crank's diary now at the top of the Rec List exposes the sophisticated propaganda techniques Fox News employed in their coverage of the Democratic National Convention. Fox presented an image with washed out colors from a vantage point that made it hard to see the speakers faces, and a faint audio signal that made them hard to understand.

Apparently Fox News' manipulations drove viewers to switch to other channels in DROVES so they could see and hear what was going on. ESPECIALLY to MSNBC which is "the first prime-time ratings win for MSNBC in its history"!  

Fox recedes, MSNBC surges with DNC coverage

By James Rainey

After Fox outstripped all the competition with coverage of the GOP convention in Tampa, Fla., last week, its cable rival MSNBC  has led the ratings with its coverage of this week's Democratic National Convention.

The liberal-tilting cable outlet bested its cable rivals, with 4.1 million viewers on the first night of the convention Tuesday, followed by CNN at nearly 3.9 million and conservative Fox at a distant third, with 2.4 million. The overall ratings leader, with the broadcast networks included, was MSNBC cousin NBC,  which drew just over 5 million viewers on Tuesday night.

The ratings represented the first prime-time ratings win for MSNBC in its history and vindicated—in a pure business sense—the cable outlet’s decision to tilt most of its programming toward progressive commentary.

This is HUGE!

One of this week's big winners:
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One of this week's big losers:
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What a contrast between these two!

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