Sunday, August 02, 2009

Right, Again

One of my favorite bromides to lob at bromide-spewing coworkers who inveigh against "The Liberal Media" is this: "So-called 'liberal' media are only as liberal as their conservative corporate masters allow them to be."

I've been proven right again.

It's been fun to watch Bill O'Reilly of Fox News and Keith Olbermann of MSNBC snipe, snap and snarl at each other over the years. But no longer, thanks to Charlie Rose of PBS.

Ironically, Charlie Rose, who once denigrated those who stated that media corporations affect those who report the news, helped broker a meeting between the heads of General Electric (who owns NBC, and MSNBC) and News Corporation (who owns Fox). The two corporate heads conceded that although the feud was good for ratings it was dragging down any remaining facade of civility in the news.

So they reportedly put the kibosh on The Feud.

Olbermann has stated that he's not part of any deal, but it's important to point out that the level of vitriol has dropped way down.

So once again I've been proven right.

Doesn't make me feel good, though.


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