ubikcan

August 7, 2007

Your liberal media

Filed under: politics — ubikcan @ 12:34 pm

Daily Kos points to this interesting analysis about the “liberal” media from the Chicago Sun-Times:

Conservatives tend to say the media is liberal, but Olbermann heads the only lefty show on broadcast or cable news. (Olbermann once described himself not as a liberal, but as an American.)

“I’m surprised that nobody has tried to come in and snake my turf,” he says, especially since “Countdown” earns “a good deal of money.”

According to Kos this is pretty revealing of just how tilted to the right the media landscape is today:

This is the bottom-line idiocy of the corporate media. They keep ratings-starved conservative shows like Glenn Beck and Tucker Carlson on the air, while the fastest growing show on all of cable news-land is still the only liberal show on the schedule.

For an industry that thrives on ripping off each other’s successes, this is curious indeed.

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