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"The news" is increasingly a domain of ideological ax-grinding, bland, corporate-driven fluff and blatant sensationalism. Do you feel you get the truth about Iraq, for instance, from talk-radio celebrities and teleprompted "personalities"?
Derrik Broadfield -  - Manitou Springs -  - Cook at UCCS -  - Where do you get your news? From - the Internet, especially Yahoo! News. -  - What story has been overblown? Anything - dealing with Paris Hilton. What a waste of time. -  - If you were in charge of a network, how would you - change the evening news? I'd shift from - sensationalism to informing, but that's probably not a - good business decision. Most media goes for the money - and caters to the highest bidder. -  - Does the public's love of sensationalism drive news - coverage, or vice versa? News coverage drives the - public.
  • Derrik Broadfield

    Manitou Springs

    Cook at UCCS

    Where do you get your news? From the Internet, especially Yahoo! News.

    What story has been overblown? Anything dealing with Paris Hilton. What a waste of time.

    If you were in charge of a network, how would you change the evening news? I'd shift from sensationalism to informing, but that's probably not a good business decision. Most media goes for the money and caters to the highest bidder.

    Does the public's love of sensationalism drive news coverage, or vice versa? News coverage drives the public.

Ed Brady -  - Broadmoor Bluffs -  - Consultant -  - Where do you get your news? The Wall - Street Journal, the New York Times, and, - alas, the Gazette. -  - Name a story that didn't get the coverage it merits. - The whole Iraq war  that we were unprepared for - reconstruction, that they took out Jay Garner out and put - in Paul Bremer, with disastrous results. And they let Karl - Rove off way too easy. No one's asking the right - questions. -  - What story got over-covered? The [JonBenet] - Ramsey case. And just about anything that's on FOX - News. -  - Does the media fuel the public's love of - sensationalism? Yellow journalism sells. -  - If you had charge of a network, would you change - news coverage? I'd try to de-couple it from - advertising  have a block of time that's not subsidized - by advertising.
  • Ed Brady

    Broadmoor Bluffs

    Consultant

    Where do you get your news? The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and, alas, the Gazette.

    Name a story that didn't get the coverage it merits. The whole Iraq war that we were unprepared for reconstruction, that they took out Jay Garner out and put in Paul Bremer, with disastrous results. And they let Karl Rove off way too easy. No one's asking the right questions.

    What story got over-covered? The [JonBenet] Ramsey case. And just about anything that's on FOX News.

    Does the media fuel the public's love of sensationalism? Yellow journalism sells.

    If you had charge of a network, would you change news coverage? I'd try to de-couple it from advertising have a block of time that's not subsidized by advertising.

Connie Wagner -  - West side -  - King Soopers employee -  - What story has been covered to death? - JonBenet Ramsey. It's on the news every night. -  - Where do you get your news? From local TV - coverage. -  - Why is there so much sensationalism in the news? - The media feeds the public's interest in it. -  - How would you change news coverage if you could? - I'd do more local and less national news, and not - so much on the war.
  • Connie Wagner

    West side

    King Soopers employee

    What story has been covered to death? JonBenet Ramsey. It's on the news every night.

    Where do you get your news? From local TV coverage.

    Why is there so much sensationalism in the news? The media feeds the public's interest in it.

    How would you change news coverage if you could? I'd do more local and less national news, and not so much on the war.

Jack Ekstrom -  - Old Colorado City -  - Publicist for Air Force Academy -  - Is there a story on which the press dropped the ball? - The Democratic candidate for the 5th - Congressional District [Jay Fawcett] hasn't gotten any - coverage at all. That idiot sleazoid, Doug Lamborn, has - gotten it all. -  - What story's been over-covered? Religion and - sexual conduct at the [Air Force Academy] has been way - overblown. What we really need is good coverage of the - quality of our elected leaders and our generals, so we - can weed out the sleaze. -  - Does the media feed sensationalism? Hey, - sensationalism sells. We're all frustrated journalists in - search of the big story. I don't object to a little - sensationalism. -  - How would you change the evening news if you - could? I'd get rid of "news personalities." That's not - what news is about. ... The commercial media needs the - fairness and balance of PBS.
  • Jack Ekstrom

    Old Colorado City

    Publicist for Air Force Academy

    Is there a story on which the press dropped the ball? The Democratic candidate for the 5th Congressional District [Jay Fawcett] hasn't gotten any coverage at all. That idiot sleazoid, Doug Lamborn, has gotten it all.

    What story's been over-covered? Religion and sexual conduct at the [Air Force Academy] has been way overblown. What we really need is good coverage of the quality of our elected leaders and our generals, so we can weed out the sleaze.

    Does the media feed sensationalism? Hey, sensationalism sells. We're all frustrated journalists in search of the big story. I don't object to a little sensationalism.

    How would you change the evening news if you could? I'd get rid of "news personalities." That's not what news is about. ... The commercial media needs the fairness and balance of PBS.

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