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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-20-09 02:36 PM
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17. Yes I do
Look, I'm not saying they're Liberal, Center-Left or even Center-Right

They are essentially apolitical - but the bottom line trumps all

So when a story is reported, the editors don't ask "Does this have a Liberal/Conservative bias?" or even "Is this true?" but "How will this affect TWX stock?" and "Does it have legs? (meaning, can we run this over and over, and still keep viewers?)
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  -CNN is not Conservative - they are a business Taverner  Sep-20-09 01:04 PM   #0 
  - So, this attack on Fox is a market share tactic. Get the independents to swing away from Fox.  thunder rising   Sep-20-09 01:10 PM   #1 
  - Of COURSE they supported the war - gore is big business!  Taverner   Sep-20-09 01:11 PM   #3 
  - Controversy sells.  lpbk2713   Sep-20-09 01:11 PM   #2 
  - Exactly!  Taverner   Sep-20-09 01:12 PM   #4 
  - They are corporate and therefore driven by low taxes and less regulation as possible.....  FrenchieCat   Sep-20-09 01:13 PM   #5 
  - Oh they don't treat all Democrats like shit  Taverner   Sep-20-09 01:18 PM   #6 
     - True.....  FrenchieCat   Sep-20-09 01:27 PM   #11 
  - Ratings and ideology are intertwined in some ways.  Ron Green   Sep-20-09 01:18 PM   #7 
  - Time-Warner is not Conservative?? n/t  retread   Sep-20-09 01:20 PM   #8 
  - I agree just look at how they report the "news"  SpartanDem   Sep-20-09 01:23 PM   #9 
  - That is, of course, if they can't find a guy saying "It was me who fucked that chicken!"  Taverner   Sep-20-09 01:24 PM   #10 
  - Then why haven't they hired a leftie/liberal like Olbermann or Maddow - who are winning in ratings?  grahamhgreen   Sep-20-09 02:26 PM   #12 
  - They thought they were doing that with Begala and Carville  Taverner   Sep-20-09 02:29 PM   #13 
  - Christiane Amanpour  Turborama   Sep-20-09 03:03 PM   #19 
  - Who isn't?  Deja Q   Sep-20-09 02:30 PM   #14 
  - Who isn't?  Deja Q   Sep-20-09 02:31 PM   #15 
  - do you actually watch CNN.....  sam sarrha   Sep-20-09 02:33 PM   #16 
  - Yes I do  Taverner   Sep-20-09 02:36 PM   #17 
  - But it is clear they fear the right  Analyticalist   Sep-20-09 02:54 PM   #18 
  - they're getting slightly better  samsingh   Sep-20-09 04:59 PM   #20 
  - Better at what?  Taverner   Sep-20-09 07:22 PM   #21 
     - sanchez appears to be reasonable and after facts  samsingh   Sep-21-09 10:27 AM   #25 
  - The MSM's real "customers" are advertisers, not us.  Odin2005   Sep-20-09 08:18 PM   #22 
  - Yep - other countries it is readership that funds the media source  Taverner   Sep-20-09 09:26 PM   #23 
  - K&R #7 n/t  UTUSN   Sep-20-09 09:30 PM   #24 

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