“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Monday, January 21, 2008

The decline of the MSM

I was unaware until recently but MSNBC is still on the air. Despite dismal ratings and moronic show hosts like Keith Olberman and Chris Matthews abandoning all pretense of journalistic objectivity and clearly taking sides in the election, for some reason, advertizers still want to peddle goods to their remaining 4 viewers. This also explains the dramatic decline in subsriptions to left-leaning fish wrappers like the NYT, AJC, and LAT. People don't want to be told what to think when they are expecting straight news. Opinions are fair if they are presented as such, but to run "news" articles which are just veiled op-eds, alienates readers/viewers and they tune you out. Sure FOXNews is a little right of center but that in no way balances out all major networks and most major newspapers leaning way left....it just gives regular Americans a reliable place to get relatively unbiased information...we can make up our own minds about what to think about it.

Americans want to see bias in their news reporting like they want to see Tweety and Olby wrestle each other without clothes.

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