Ok, I freely admit I can’t compete with Variety in rhyming or alliterating headlines but nevertheless the stats are in and one mo’ time the conservative-leaning Fox News Network, FNC, trounced the leftist-leaning MSNBC, CNN, and other liberal, cable networks in viewership.
That’s no surprise since first, “liberal” and “cable” are largely redundant and, second, FOX dominance has been the prevailing trend for years. Nevertheless, the new numbers published on Drudge.com are startling:
FOXNEWS O’REILLY 3,178,000
FOXNEWS HANNITY 2,196,000
FOXNEWS BAIER 2,127,000
FOXNEWS SMITH 2,085,000
FOXNEWS GRETA 1,817,000
MSNBC O’DONNELL 1,138,000
MSNBC HARDBALL 1,026,000
CNN MORGAN 859,000
CNN COOPER 851,000
MSNBC MADDOW 832,000
MSNBC SHARPTON 699,000
CNNHN GRACE 663,000
Some ballpark math: About 11 million people regularly watch Bill, Sean, Scott, Shep and Greta versus 6 million who catch Lawrence, Chris, Piers, Anderson, Rachel, Al, and Nancy.
And few libs thought those dolts, those Neanderthal throwbacks that Obama called in 2008 bitter, frustrated, gun-loving, Bible-thumping, immigrant-hating dummies, even had cable!
It seems the mass of semi-literate, ignoramuses affiliated with the Tea Party and other radical conservative movements, those terrorists, as Joe Biden calls them, actually do have cable connections rather than aluminum, antennaed hats and choose to watch the fair and balanced reporting on FOX with its liberal representation in the persons of Juan Williams, Bob Beckle, Kirsten Powers and others.
They somehow seem turned off by the twisted perspectives of the tingler Matthews and the sacrosanct O’Donnell, the phony Brit Morgan, the gaiety of Cooper and Maddow, the race-baiting of Sharpton, and the vapidness of Grace.
Not even the occasional commentary by a Pat Buchanan can assure those hateful, frustrated nutcases in flyover country and elsewhere that MSNBC and CNN are any more objective than the rest of President Obama’s mainstream media and his honchos at ABC, CBS, and NBC.
It’s very plausible the recent revelation that supposedly-objective MSNBC show hosts O’Donnell, Maddow, and Matthews, fifteen months before the general election, unanimously predicted their boy, the Annointed One, would prevail in 2012 further eroded any confidence they may ever have had that libs could be fair, if imbalanced.
It’s also extremely feasible that the commonly-known, yet consistently-contested, fact of media bias toward Democrats, liberals, and Barack Hussein Obama has finally convinced Middle America, the great unwashed to the MSM, the old Silent Majority which is no longer silent, that FNC may be far from perfect but is yet the only viable alternative to Obama’s media.
The question remains: What if anything do leftists watch on “progressive” controlled TV when they’re not blindly reveling in their skewed news and distorted commentary?
The answer rests in the quality of that television fare today. They probably eschew all that crap and devote themselves to campaigning for Obama.