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Conservative Media Are Not the Problem

Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 6:34 AM
The nugget in this piece: "Perhaps it seems more divided than it used to because the liberal media no longer have a monopoly and the emergence of a robust alternative media has given conservatives a consistent public voice. It's understandable that after enjoying decades of free rein, liberals are frustrated at having their views challenged daily on the public airways,..." From c. the 1930's into the 1980's, the major media were controlled by people with a metro-statist viewpoint ok with kleptocracy. There were 2, then 3, broadcast networks all repeating the New York Times' take on everything, with the "Fairness Doctrine" used to make sure nobody got out of line.
Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 6:40 AM
There were daily newspapers that increasingly followed the NWT/ WaPo take, the newsmagazines that had a trendy metroleftist &b statist outlook, The 2 (then 1) wire services with a leftist statist bias.

Their ideological near-monopoly was enforced by high financial & regulatory (i,.e. FCC licensing & Fairness Doctrine) barriers, until cable, public access, computer tech for the masses, & the Internet 'democratized' the media & put access to the public audience within the reach of almost all, not just the very rich, huge corporations, & well-connected cronies.

Now the people can talk back to the self-appointed elite & call them out on their lies & omissions. They don't like it boo hoo.

It is really getting old to hear liberal politicians and pundits complaining about conservative media as being destructive, as if the country would be better off returning to the halcyon days of the monolithic liberal media.

That seems to be the view of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who complained about "the right-wing control of the American media, particularly starting with Fox News." During a discussion on HuffPost Live, Kennedy said, "Ninety-five percent of talk radio in our country is right-wing ... so a whole section of our country that's what they're hearing."

"Twenty-two percent of Americans," continued Kennedy, "say...