February 13, 2009

TAC Scoops NY Times Again

In a post from last August called "Would TV Please Die Already", TAC said:
People with low reading comprehension -- and online maniacs who can't stand the idea of people using any medium other than their precious web -- read the hysterical reports in the press...and think that means everyone has stopped watching television.

Just to set the record straight, since the year 2000, when all this "tv is dead" bullshit started appearing, tv viewing is
up 7%...

To give yourself a sense of how mesmerized the press (The People Who Always Get It Wrong
) are with the "death of tv" storyline, trying finding the +7% fact in the press somewhere.
Apparently, The New York Times has finally caught on, and published a piece last weekend called "Why Television Still Shines in a World of Screens."

Here's a quote from that article:

In the quarter ended Sept. 30, the typical American watched 142 hours of television monthly, up about five hours from the same quarter the previous year.
Some more TAC posts on the supposed death of television:

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