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View Diary: Christie’s Bridge-Gate Scandal Boosts Rachel Maddow To Ratings Victory Over Fox News (148 comments)

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  •  Perhaps a Nuanced Variant, (11+ / 0-)

    in general Fox's success is described by many observers as dependent on considerable entertainment content not just in discrete programs but in their presentation of news. The lack of which has accordingly been pointed to as a factor in CNN's inability to replicate Fox's success despite moving toward Fox's worldview.

    So to the extent that progressive news programming could compete steadily with Fox, some more entertainment element stirred into the mix (and yes definitely scandal is part of it) would help greatly.

    Ed Schultz is a lifelong broadcaster, mainly radio, and for bluecollar types he's a good mix of entertainment and news/analysis/hosting. Evidently MSNBC took quite a hit when he left.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 08:44:23 PM PST

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