“You cannot, in a democracy, expect people to be able to reach across the aisles and make the accommodations for important issues if they are terrified that in so doing they’re gonna expose themselves to the wrath of either the right or the left – either Jon Stewart’s humor or Rush Limbaugh’s sharp tongue.” – Ted Koppel, Main Stream Media Geezer, speaking at a symposium entitled The Twilight of Network News.
“When you and I were young, there were three networks. ‘Nightline,’ we had 70 percent of all the homes watching television at 11:30 at night. These days we are lucky to have 25 percent.” – Ted Koppel…
So let me translate here. Koppel and Kalb, two old, leftist, MSM hacks lament the good old days when they had a monopoly on delivering the news. Then came along Limbaugh (he threw in Stewart to seem balanced) and Fox (he threw in MSNBC and CNN to seem balanced) and screwed everything up.
“If you eliminated MSNBC, Fox, and CNN, it would probably improve American democracy overnight. I’m not saying that we can ever return to the good old days. That’s gone. That’s done.” – Marvin Kalb, Main Stream Media Geezer, interviewing Koppel at the symposium.
The left currently controls 90+ percent of the media right now. Take away Rush and Fox and they would control 99+ percent of it. Even sacrificing MSNBC and CNN, (who are circling the drain anyway) they would easily reach that percentage.
Do they really think we’re that stupid out here? What army general wouldn’t sacrifice a couple of squads to annihilate the entire enemy army?
These two ancient, ego bloated, wind bags perfectly articulated the lament of the Main Stream Media. They want to go back to the way it used to be, when there was no threat from diversity of thought or democracy in journalism. And they would be willing to throw a couple of their crippled comrades under the bus for a time machine.