Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Wrong Again, Liberal Media

A Truthful Voice has something to say. His name is putatively George McClure.

The mainstream media in this country are dominated by liberals.

I was informed of this fact by Rush Limbaugh. And Thomas Sowell. And Ann Coulter. And Rich Lowry. And Bill O'Reilly. And William Safire. And Robert Novak. And William F. Buckley, Jr. And George Will.

Of course it's true. Because the Right has no control over the media. They especially don't own any of them. Oh, wait:
Just for the sake of argument, let's assume that the media in America really are predominantly recalcitrant leftists. Say you're a conservative media mogul named Rupert and you have the wherewithal to do something about it. Here are three paths you might take:

1. You could announce your belief that the reporting of news is always subjective and therefore biased, so you are going to start a news network that comes at things from your own perspective in order to balance out what you perceive to be the bias of the left.

2. You could set up your own news network that actually is fair and balanced.

3. You could set up your own news network that's consistently and demonstrably partisan, but call yourself fair and balanced

The whole thing is a decent read.

1 comment:

Joe Erjavec said...

I saw a poignant bumper sticker a couple of days ago: "The Media is as Liberal as the Conservative Companies That Own Them."