Wednesday, December 19, 2007

WTF? Where's This So-Called Liberal Media?

Warning! Wednesday Night Rant!

I Know where the liberal media isn't.

I don't think it's on National Public Radio. It certainly is not on C-Span:According to a new study by the Center for Economic and Policy Research,
right-wing think tanks got 51 percent of C-SPAN’s total coverage in 2006, while left-of-center think tanks only got 18 percent of their coverage.
Maybe Liberal media is to be found on MSNBC's Keith Olberman's Countdown. I don't much like his show, however. Especially with that bimbo who's taking his place recently: the one who devoted 12½ minutes of noninterupted air time to the Clinton clowns last night.

However, I'm not really looking for 'liberal media'.

For me, all I want is objectivity, fact-based, reality reported by journalists with integrity and funded without strings controlled by corporate bosses.

The gold standard for me is the British Broadcasting Corporation. I am fortunate to get the BBC on my local AM radio station (owned by a conservative newspaper).

Listening to 'Beebe' for a year convinces me that my brothers and sisters who live in the notorious fly-over states are not stupid. They are just not informed. They would be, could be and should be fact-based, but they do not hear of facts. All they hear is American teevee, American gospel, American gossip. Their politics is full of polemics and bumpersticker superficialities. Because that's the only way their media 'informs' them.

My brothers and sisters are enslaved by our dysfunctional corporate-controlled, ratings-driven media which enshrouds our continent from sea to shining sea. We can do better.

Set my people free.