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#1161 of 1210 Re: so do you think... [british_rover]
Nov 28, 2009 (10:47 pm)
Actually TMZ has been extremely reliable and has built a huge reputation the past few years. They were the first to break the Michael Jackson death, for example. Other sources like CNN would not confirm it until they had "reliable" information. Apparently TMZ has a lot of "spies" all over the place and pride themselves on being accurate.
Note: I do not work for TMZ and am in no way affiliated with them, I just heard an interview or podcast or something that talked about their rapid evolution.
#1162 of 1210 Re: so do you think... [tlong]
Nov 29, 2009 (4:29 am)
Another source that people have historically enjoyed slamming, is the Enquirer. Fact is--and I'm not proud to say this, but it's true--they are often dead-on correct in the past several years. For instance, it wasn't a network but the Enquirer that accurately reported the whole revolting John Edwards story.
#1163 of 1210 Re: so do you think... [uplanderguy]
Nov 29, 2009 (8:30 am)
I agree. I would trust Drudge or TMZ a lot more that the N.Y. Times.
In today's world of "selective" reporting by "big mainstream media," if they don 't like a story or don't agree with it, then it goes unreported or gets spun beyond recognition. Your best bet to get all the news these days is on the internet.
For example, the N.Y. Times has not uttered one peep on what is being referred to as "climategate". Probably the biggest story on global warming ever. Their thinking is 20 years in the past where, if they did not report a story, then it just wasn't a story. This just doesn't work any more and that is why the Times is going broke. They have lost all their credibility and are not smart enough to figure it out.
#1164 of 1210 Re: so do you think... [houdini1]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 29, 2009 (8:57 am)
I see about 16 stories with a "climate email" search at the NY Times.
There's 103 stories found when I do a search on "Climategate" there.
#1165 of 1210 Re: so do you think... [steve_]
Nov 29, 2009 (9:18 am)
Yes, buried deep in the papers science section, etc. How about any headlines or front page stories about the implications? Send me a few examples of those please !
The 16 hits that you got are nearly all blogs from readers or from other sources rather than the Times. Where are their actual news stories and reporting from staffers?
#1166 of 1210 Re: so do you think... [houdini1]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 29, 2009 (10:23 am)
I don't know, I don't "read" papers much anymore. Just the WSJ that my wife takes, and I usually don't read it everyday. I do Bing or Google News for my overview, and they'll aggregate a little bit of everything (unlike the push sites, that only link to stories they think will advance some editorial position - like the NY Times or Drudge - they're birds of a feather).
There's 75 climate stories just on Google this morning for example. And over 7,000 "auto brand" stories at the moment.
Like this one:
Car buyers display brand loyalties (Omaha.com)
But there's nothing in the story about people changing brands because of problems they had with something. Makes you wonder if all the news about car problems is overblown, like so many other news stories.
#1167 of 1210 Toyota's fall continues
Nov 29, 2009 (11:10 am)
Some more bad news for Toyota:
1) Car and Driver magazine's 10 best cars list does not have any Toyota; while Ford has 3 (including Mazda).
2) Motor Trend magazine named Ford Fusion Car of the Year.
3) Toyota's consumer ratings in the Yahoo Auto continues to drop. The 2010 Camry and Corolla; the 2009 Corolla only gets 3.5 stars (which means 1/3 of the people are not happy with them). The 2009 Camry gets even lower 3 stars (which means 1/2 of the people are not happy). They are lower than most the American car ratings. More interestingly, almost all the posts with high ratings for Toyota got super low "helpful" rating from the readers of these posts while almost all the posts with low ratings for Toyota got very high "helpful" ratings from the readers of these posts. This indicates that the negative view on Toyota of the Yahoo Auto readers is much higher than the people who post reviews.
These are in addition to the old news:
4) Toyota's worldwide sales drop 31%
5) Toyota lost 1.5 billion dollars in half year
6) Toyota lost No. 1 automaker title in 2009 after being there for just 1 year
7) Toyota produced 3.1 million cars but recalled 6 million cars in half year
8) IIHS published the 2010 safe pick list; Ford (including Volvo) has 6 cars on the list; Toyota 0
9) Consumer Reports give Toyota Camry V6 an average rating on reliability; while Ford Fusion gets the highest much better than average rating.
#1168 of 1210 Re: Toyota's fall continues [xlu]
Nov 29, 2009 (11:52 am)
I see you posted this exact same post in the 2010 Camry forum and probably others.... Your preference for Ford is clear, however your posts have a very "anti wal-mart" anti corporate giant" mentality that does not bode well for a supposed non biased impression as demonstrated in your "down with Toyota" writings.
#1169 of 1210 Re: Toyota's fall continues [accordguy0325]
Nov 29, 2009 (2:02 pm)
I saw the same reply from you in other forum as well. Are you afraid of people telling the truth? Of course this post was related to Camry because Camry was the main model in the big 4 million car recall. Toyota kept covering up the bad designs which already claimed 19 lives until the consumers and the government pushed them to acknowledge their mistakes and take action in the big recall. But the fixes they have are still artificial and not to the potential root cause. We have to keep the heat on them. I'm not the only one. Just look at how many cover page stories in the recent LA Times newspaper.
BTW, I'm not a Ford fan.
#1170 of 1210 Re: so do you think... [steve_]
Nov 29, 2009 (5:21 pm)
I think you are more likely to find the Whole story via a link from Drudge than any other source. Google is run by a very liberal bunch and will not help you find what you want without digging deep. Google tries to direct you to the links they approve of. NY Times is a joke. Not worth bending over to pick up if it was free.