Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The One War Obama Will Fight

"ONE IN FIVE AMERICANS WATCH FOX NEWS EACH NIGHT" ~Dick Morris, Former Clinton pollster



" Is Fox News “an arm of the Republican Party” as White House Communications Director Anita Dunn says?

Democratic and independent voters beg to differ. A national survey conducted for the League of American Voters by the Global Marketing Research Center during last week shows that 46 percent of those who watch Fox News “just about every day” are Democrats or independents as are 50 percent of those who watch it “several times each week” or more.

Overall, the survey showed that 21 percent of all American voters watched Fox News every day and 18 percent watched it several times each week. So, combined, 39 percent watched the station several times each week or more.

• Among Democrats, 17 percent watched it several times each week or more

• Among Independents, 46 percent watched the station several times each week or more

• And among Republicans, 55 percent watched it several times each week or more

The survey indicated that 11 percent of all American voters watched CNN “just about every day” and 20 percent watched several times each week or more.

Combined, 31 percent watched CNN several times each week or more.

For MSNBC, the totals were 10 percent watched just about every day and 8 percent watched several times each week. Combined, 18 percent watched MSNBC several times each week or more." (source)


AS I have posted about in the past, I was an avid CNN viewer. I bought into the whole CNN/NYT watchers/readers were more intelligent. UNTIL I witnessed CNN make mistake after mistake (things that could have easily been fact checked) and other times practice in what could only be called purposefully misleading news stories.

So in 2003 I left CNN for good (Thankfully Bill Hemmer followed suit..) Not because I was too conservative for them ( I used to have fun arguing back and forth with Aaron brown via email...true story!), or because I objected to their ideology (POV) BUT because there was shotty reporting and blatant missteps in favor of that ideology.

So if Obama looks at Afghanistan, Iraq, North Korea and Iran and he decides to fight a FAUX war against FOX...well, that will just verify all that half of us already knew. And if he's cool with the Nixonian air this gives his administration (and we haven't even gotten into Net Neutrality yet) then so be it. It will only unite us tighter in 2012.

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