Posted by Charles Cooper
September 16, 2009 8:46 PM
With Barack Obama's arrival at the White House, Fox has emerged as the voice of conservatism in exile. Fox touts itself as the one media outfit brave enough to hold the new administration accountable. Everybody else is "in the tank." That message finds an audience. During the second quarter of 2009, Fox's prime time ratings soared 34%, according to Nielsen Media Research. Compare Fox's average 1.2 million viewers with CNN's 598,000 and MSNBC's average audience of 392,000.I strongly encourage you to go read the body of this article. It would be hilarious if it weren't so completely 180 degrees wrong.
So, in the interest of being fair and balanced, let's dispense with this dated fiction about a scrappy upstart and all, and acknowledge the reality: For better or for worse, Fox is undeniably a player in the world of big television media. Welcome to the MSM, guys.BTW - My response to this article was as follows (not that any one on the left cares...):
by an80sreaganite September 17, 2009 11:11 AM EDT
A White House advisor (or "czar") resigns at 12:05 pm on a Sunday morning and yet the MSM fails to even mention it. I don't care who you are, the sheer timing of the resignation is enough to report, yet all I heard where crickets from the likes of CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, NYT, WP, etc... (aka: the MSM)
The largest (leftist) community organizing group in the U.S. fires employees on 3 consecutive days, the census bureau cuts ties with them, the senate votes to suspend (housing only) funding from them and yet all we get from the left wing media (re: MSM) is crickets or at best maybe a story on a block. Charlie Gibson was too busy sailing off the coast of Maine to know anything about it. The only place this in mentioned on the ABC website is Jake Tappers BLOG! I wonder what would happen if the NRA were advising people on how to evade gun laws??
So, as per usual, the drive-by gets it wrong even in their opinion pages. Reading this blog only confirms what the rest of us in "fly-over-country" already know. The MSM (as defined above) are operating as media consultants for the liberal elite, the inside the beltway liberal democrat-socialist party and more importantly this administration.
If they (the MSM) can build a case to prove otherwise, I would think now would be the time to start, before they go broke. Maybe that is what Rupert Murdock is waiting for. As the players in the MSM go broke, he can just buy them one by one out of bankruptcy, dust them off, hire some actual journalists, and make real news organizations out of them once again.