Originally posted by ModernAcademia
Originally posted by EllaMarina
All mainstream media is filtered. Fox just happens to be one of the most obviously biased. Why do you think it's such a favorite channel amongst the
Couldn't I edit your post and say this:
All mainstream media is filtered. MSNBC just happens to be one of the most obviously biased. Why do you think it's such a favorite channel amongst the
Would that edit be an incorrect statement?
Not the most biased, but definitely the Progressive's version of FoxNEWS. And, since FoxNEWS was the first TV network to go completely partisan, whose
fault was the requirement for a left-leaning edition of the partisan news outlet? And what makes you shocked ("shocked, I say")
that the DNC
would return the GOP's media echo chamber strategy in kind with an obviously Progressive TV cable news network? Did you think that the GOP owns
proprietary rights to the entire concept? The biggest difference is that MSNBC officially declares itself to be a political news network, and covers
only politics news and commentary (except for the occasional disaster coverage, of course, as a back-up to NBC news)
. Unlike Fox, which
presents itself as a news network only.
The GOP still owns AM talk radio, and from year to year that hooks most guys over 35 yrs old into their base, since all baseball game radio broadcasts
are still the exclusive property of AM talk stations. The DNC tried to crack that medium with Air America, and that was a disaster, so co-opting MSNBC
was a no-brainer and entirely predictable. The only glaring difference in content focus between FoxNEWS and MSNBC is that MSNBC has several dissident
voices that are prominently featured.
"Morning Joe" is definitely not DNC talking points political theater. Immediately after that, Chuck Todd's show is more "horse race" than partisan,
and for most partisan lefties, he's more irritating than FoxNEWS, since Todd is very good at not tipping his hand concerning just how eager he is to
cripple whomever is in the lead (during any specific campaign cycle) so that the drama can be amplified. He was very instrumental in creating the
illusion that Mitt Romney had a showball's chance in Hell's crushing sphincter during this last tragedy, since the Belt Way media sucks its collective
thumb at the feet of his data analysis "gravitas".
Then, on Sunday morning, Meet The Press (which can't be separated from the entire MSNBC political theater troupe without missing what brings that
troupe together as a cohesive mass)
has become a bizarre "gotcha" gauntlet for progressive politicos since Tim Russert died and left that gangling
moron, David Gregory, boss over the week's initial examination of what's important in Washington DC policy and politics. If anyone has taken over the
GOP's stealth operations, relative to nudging center-left prospects back toward center-right, it's this imbecile. Progressives hate Gregory and his
little kid haircut, and are constantly reminded of that one YouTube clip where he's dancing on stage with Karl Rove (featuring that inane
whitest-guy-on-Earth hopping that Rove translated over some thugged up hip hop to the eternal embarrassment of every single Caucasian that's ever
known any better)
during the peak of Bush/Cheney power and influence, whenever he offers up yet another clumsily loaded question/suggestion during
one of his hyper-eager interviews/grillings of any Obama Administration official.
And this is the difference between these two bookend networks. FoxNEWS has only ever offered Combs (who dutifully fulfilled the rightwiing's
central casting requirement of the weak-kneed, weak-chinned, limp-wrist New York Jewish libertard to Shawn Hannity's bullish, steel-jawed,
straight-talking, commonsense heartland Protestant conservative)
in their only-ever attempt to balance out their fair and balanced approach to
political theater. On FoxNEWS, there isn't anything to piss off the GOP base. Maybe there are hardcore conservatives that can find fault in FoxNEWS'
programming, but hell, there will always be conservatives left to grope around in the outer darkness regardless of where you place the street lamps
(ditto for the hard-edge leftists that prowl the perimeters of this and every society on Earth)
. The GOP supplies the talking points to
FoxNEWS, and there's no one (other than those who've been completely hoodwinked and those whose job it is to hoodwink them)
that denies this -
or more accurately, no one who hasn't, at one time or another, tacitly acknowledged that fact - and on a fixed recordable medium that's been available
MSNBC is definitely center-left, but it is independent of the DNC. The same can't be said about the programming and content relationship between
FoxNEWS and what little there is that's left of the GOP these days.
edit on 11/18/2012 by NorEaster because: (no reason given)