The Word - Truthinews

  • Aired:  06/24/13
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Television news channels don't just say what you want to hear, they let you hear you say it. (3:42)

>> Stephen: GOD DAMN IT.

SO THIS SCANDAL IS NOT CONNECTED

TO OBAMA.

I DON'T WANT TO HEAR THAT.

I WANT TO HEAR TONIGHT'S WORD.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

TRUTHINEWS.

NATION, LISTEN.

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT I DO

NOT WATCH THE NEWS TO SEE WHAT I

DON'T WANT TO HEAR.

AND I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO.

THESE DAYS THERE'S A NEWS

CHANNEL FOR EVERYONE:

CONSERVATIVES HAVE FOX.

LIBERALS HAVE MSNBC, AND THE

ELDERLY WHO LOST THE REMOTE IN

1988 HAVE HEADLINE NEWS.

NOW, CABLE NETWORKS HAVE ONE

CARDINAL RULE.

THAT RULE IS TO TELL THEIR

VIEWERS WHAT THEY WANT TO HEAR.

SPEAKING OF WHICH, TUNE IN

TOMORROW FOR MY SPECIAL REPORT

"HAVE YOU LOST WEIGHT?"

AND, FOLKS, TELEVISION NEWS

ISN'T ONLY SAYING WHAT YOU WANT

TO HEAR.

THEY'RE LETTING YOU HEAR YOU SAY

IT.

>> WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU.

'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU

VIA TWITTER.

>> WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU

THINK.

>> DON'T FOR GFER GET TO VOTE.

HERE'S YOUR CHANCE TO HELP US

CREATE A FOOD LOVERS MAP OF THE

WORLD.

>> WE DID A BILL O'REILLY

DOT-COM POLL BUT IT DOES

INDICATE WHAT MY VIEWERS

BELIEVE.

75% OF THEM SAID FACTOR WAS FAIR

IN ITS COVERAGE.

>> TWITTER ONLINE AND THEN WE'LL

FIGURE IT OUT TOMORROW

>> Stephen: JUST LIKE ANCHORMAN

WALTER CRONKITE USED TO SAY: AND

THAT'S THE WAY I THINK IT WAS.

I DON'T KNOW.

WE'LL FIGURE IT OUT TOMORROW.

THE POINT IS CABLE NEWS IS

INCREASINGLY PUTTING THE "ME" IN

MEDIA.

ESPECIALLY THE GOOD FOLKS OVER

AT CNN.

ON THE SAME DAY THAT THE FULL

I.R.S. DEPOSITION TRANSCRIPT

CLEARING OBAMA WAS RELEASED,

CNN'S HEADLINE READ "SHIFTING

I.R.S. POLLS CONTRADICT KEY

DEPOSITION."

TAKE THAT.

KEY DEPOSITION.

CNN HAS THE POLL.

A POLL THAT SAYS HALF OF

AMERICANS THINK OBAMA DID IT

ANYWAY.

NOW, FOLKS, YEARS AGO I GAVE YOU

SOMETHING CALLED TRUTHINESS,

IGNORING WHAT THE FACTS SAY AND

INSTEAD GOING WITH WHAT FEELS

RIGHT IN YOUR GUT.

WELL, YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS?

FOLKS, YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS

WHEN YOU PUT A BUNCH OF THOSE

GUTS TOGETHER?

I'LL TELL YOU WHAT HAPPENS.

WHAT HAPPENS IS YOU TURN

TRUTHINESS INTO TRUTHINEWS.

WITH TRUTHINEWS, CABLE NEWS

NETWORKS HAVE ONLY ONE

OBLIGATION.

THEIR OBLIGATION IS TO REPORT

WHATEVER THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

ALREADY THINK.

IF ONLY TRUTHINEWS WERE AROUND

IN THE LAST CENTURY WE COULD

HAVE SEEN GREAT HEADLINES LIKE

DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN?

YOU TELL US.

AND 63% BELIEVE TITANIC IS STILL

UNSINKABLE.

LUCKILY, NOW TRUTHINEWS IS HERE

TO USHER IN A NEW STANDARD OF

BROADCASTING.

FIRST, WE ASK YOU WHAT YOU THINK

THE NEWS IS.

THEN REPORT THAT NEWS YOU TOLD

US BACK TO YOU.

THEN TAKE AN INSTANT TWITTER

POLL TO SEE IF YOU FEEL INFORMED

BY YOURSELF WHICH WE WILL READ

ON THE AIR UNTIL WE REACH THAT

GOLDEN DAY WHEN WE ARE SO

RESPONSIVE TO OUR VIEWERS THAT

CABLE NEWS IS NOTHING BUT A

MIRROR, A LOGO AND A NEWS CRAWL.

AND THAT'S THE WORD.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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