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That's kind of a strange headline, isn't it? I mean, conventional wisdom goes that the mainstream media is liberally biased. Of all the alphabets of letters (MSNBC, CBS, CNN, ABC, NBC, HLN, PBS, NPR), only FOX remains out of the vast left-wing conspiracy. This is bunk, and I can prove it to you.
When MSNBC started programming their prime-time schedule with the one-two punch of Countdown with Keith Olbermann and The Rachel Maddow Show, print media and the blogosphere were atwitter with stories about MSNBC's new liberal bias. Much was made of their lack of objectivity, the inappropriateness of Olbermann and Maddow anchoring "hard news" events, and just how unseemly it was to have openly left-wing stars on a news channel. The horror. But if the MSM is so all-fired liberal through-and-through, why did these two hosts garner so much attention? Wouldn't they just have been more of the same?
But people noticed, and that means something. And to me, it means that any news that isn't conservatively biased, is seen to be by default liberally biased by conservatives. Like George W. Bush's eight-year attitude, with conservatives "you're either with us, or against us." And to them, if you aren't tailoring the news to a conservative audience, you must be against them. My pet theory anyway.
And if the MSM was "in the tank" for Barack Obama, why--please tell me--are conservative voices still outmatching liberal ones in the news? NOTE: Yes, I'm aware this story is a couple of weeks old. I favorited it, and forgot to comment at the time. Better late than never!
Republican Lawmakers Still Dominate Cable News, Even in the Age of Obama, Democratic Majorities
The previous media excuse, during the last administration, for so many more Rs than Ds on television news, was that Republicans were in power of both the White House and Congress. Of course, now that Democrats control both, well, as ThinkProgress detailed last week the more things change. . .
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