20080619

Post Apocalyptic

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Nanny Nanny Boo Boo
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I am troubled by the interaction between the fans of Jericho and the author of this post and others online.

First of all I find it very sad how many of those covering television are sighting Nielsens assessment of the ratings for this show as rock solid data. Granted it is the system that networks use to determine a shows future but that does not make it accurate and you rarely hear this conveyed. But more than this, Jericho fans, in an attempt to politely correct inaccuracies, so often post with questionable discretion and in my opinion end up sounding like Jerks. Why do I bypass kinder descriptions and jump right to Jerks? Because that is what the general public is doing as they read our posts. The self aggrandizing and attitude of entitlement I often see coming from Jericho fans is a huge turn off all over the online world.

There are few who care what we have been through and we are not entitled to anything except our opinion. In many cases how we are stating our opinion, I believe, deserves serious introspection.
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3 comments:

ratkeeper said...

I totally agree. Too often negative emotions come through the posts and totally turn off a casual reader who might be interested in our efforts.

I actually didn't post on that article because I just couldnt' find the right wording.

Ichthus said...

I have to agree. I have found it difficult to respond appropriately to some of these articles. We do have a right to defend our actions but we can cause more harm than good if we do it poorly. Sometimes it is better to leave well enough alone and not respond than to respond in a fashion that makes others view us unfavorably. I do hope that when we win our fight we're not tempted to say "I told you so."

Anonymous said...

There seems to be a problem with Nielson and that is what they are reporting. I'm not saying that there bias because there not but they are reporting figures on a system that was set up back in the day when i listened to 8 tracks. When was the last time Nielson counted you.