2009-03-30

Damning With Faint Praise

(Hat tip to Dr. Helen for this one.)

Or maybe it's a case of sour grapes. Apparently, Fox News is beating the Commie News Network severely about the head and shoulders. Imperfect though it might be, Fox News does obviously put effort into being fair and balanced. More than that, they provide a much-needed counter voice to the ABCNNBCBS cabal.
"The fact that one network may have eked out a slight edge in one small slice of the overall business really doesn't say much of anything," Jon Klein, CNN U.S. president, said on Friday. "It's more clear than ever, given the way that our competitors have positioned themselves, that CNN has positioned itself as the real news network."

That has to be the most hilarious quote in years. Reminds us of the old joke from the '70s about a race between an American car and a Russian car. The American car won handily, but the report in the Russian media remarked that the American car had finished next to last, whereas the Russian car had finished in second place.

Showing just how out of touch with real America they are, former Washington Bureau chief goes on to claim that people are "more interested in hearing things through an ideological prism as a form of entertainment, it diminishes the value of independent voices giving straight news". Of course, FNC's meteoric rise couldn't possibly have anything to do with their absence of ideology, could it?

Life must be tough when people stop buying your propaganda.

1 Comments:

At 12:31 AM, April 05, 2009, Blogger Ted said...

There is no "objectivity" in journalism per se, because each media outlet's concept of objectivity incorporates a bias.
You almost always have to cross-assemble and extrapolate from various sources...
Hell, even the big three propaganda producers are less leftist than CNN, but what do you expect from a Turner outfit?

 

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