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  •  Gotta remember that Faux Noose (2+ / 0-)
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    droogie6655321, Muzikal203

    reaches only about 3.5 million viewers; CNN and MSNBC are much smaller.  This is really a matter of peeing in each other's very small pools.  If I watched Faux I'd feel outraged at their obvious winger slant, but unless I see them in a public place (and request that the channel be changed) it really doesn't matter to me.  

    When in doubt, tweak the freeqs.

    by wozzle on Fri Oct 30, 2009 at 09:55:21 AM PDT

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    •  It's true their viewership is small (4+ / 0-)
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      wozzle, mjd in florida, mama jo, shevas01

      But their influence on the media at large is much more significant than their viewership numbers alone can indicate.

      If a story gets covered by CNN or Fox, it's legit, in other words.

      "A violent argument erupts over whose day was more pleasant." --- Tom Servo

      by droogie6655321 on Fri Oct 30, 2009 at 09:56:50 AM PDT

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      •  agreed--i have often found this to be true, (0+ / 0-)

        among the fairly stoopid who still argue:

        "hey!  i heard this on the tv, so it's gotta be true, else they wouldn't be able to say it,"

        [as if there were some Truth Wizard out there, discerning what is true and not true, and then somehow allowing or not allowing it to be spoken.]

    •  can;t go by viewership (0+ / 0-)

      Fakes News is the echo chamber for the much larger hateradio confederacy.

      "Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."
      --Tom Harkin

      by TrueBlueMajority on Fri Oct 30, 2009 at 08:04:48 PM PDT

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