posted on Sep, 8 2008 @ 09:28 AM
I'm surprised at all this left/right liberal/neocon drivel.
The equation relates to one thing. Money.
Advertisers are applying pressure by threatening pulling advertising dollars for political //partisan// reasons - in the end, the operating budget of
the network is all that matters to MSNBC because it relates to the almighty PROFIT.
I guarantee that it is NOT about journalism.
Journalism CANNOT, by definition, be a business. (Facts are immutable, and do not change. Journalism is about facts.)
None of the networks are moved by considerations of journalism. The only time journalism is even remotely relevant is during the Peabody
awards, and even then, its a popularity/glitz event for media back-patting.
Remember, none of our media is obliged to EVER tell the truth. If it suits a purpose made relevant to the network, they will bend, misconstrue,
ignore, overlook, re-frame, and even LIE about anything their black little hearts desire.
Olbermann was on TV because he drew viewers. Advertisers want those viewers to buy their stuff. But if their interests in legislative circles are
called into question, they will remove any offending voice they can, using the power of money.
[edit on 8-9-2008 by Maxmars]