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Response to Rosco T. (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:23 PM

27. As I now ONLY watch Rev. Al Sharpton on MSNBC and none of the others...

 

the downfall will be ratings, ratings, ratings being so low

all of political talk chat stations are not doing well, when compared to say sports, shows, movies, etc.
(yes MSNBC is rising compared to other political but still total ratings suck for all)
in this day of corporate profit wanting, soon enough it will change

But as I posit'd the other day

With the coming change in formats that inevitably will happen, we must be prepared that with the day we cheer Fox for no longer being here, the other stations will also change

The shareholders of Fox will demand the change when either ratings, or Murdoch himself retires, and which point his sons/family/shareholders will not want to continue the vanity production

BUT at the same time, CNN and MSNBC might also switch too.

One can't just snap fingers and get rid of it.

What I personally would like to see happen is the following-
have a station where Rev. Al and Rachel and Ed and some of the others, also are on with some of the rightwing awipes BUT the difference being that each is allowed the total freedom they have now.
The difference of course is that now Rev. Al in the SAME place can immediately respond TO THE SAME listeners the lies that say Rush or Sean spew forth

the propaganda machine would not be able to be an echo chamber and would not get away with it


IF just Fox were to leave, what will happen is CNN would see an opening and turn hard right.

And then there is the radio shows- for the most part, nationwide, there is only rightwing radio talk, and its not very popular rating wise, HOWEVER- it does own the minute nationwide news
which someone driving state to state to state hears and is brainwashed by

Just like the TV placement Fox buys for hotels, bars, restuarant chains, diners, etc.

The fairness act being returned would be good

But it would mean going backward and its very hard as the right would scream censorship

but it should happen naturally not forced
but the law of unintended consequences might also take the good with the bad

so be prepared

(As I now only watch Rev. Al Sharpton daily, I would not much care about the others.
Not after the reactions of Rachel and Ed after the first debate. Who needs Fox when you had
the two hysterical wrong reactions to that debate? They aided and abetted the rightwing spin of that debate that was uncalled for.)



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