But those aren't the only failures in the liberal media world. Back in October of this year, the S&P slashed the NY Times rating to "junk". Tell us something we didn't know. But the NY Times is not alone in its junk label, as other mainstream media companies are suffering a similar fate, and it's only going to get worse. The irony is it will be self-inflicted.
If the Democrats get their way, they will pass what is known as The Fairness Doctrine. A Franken win in Minnesota would give the Democrats a super majority of 60 in the Senate (inmates running the asylum!), which would prevent filibustering of legislation by Republicans. Essentially with this super majority, the Democrats can pass whatever laws they choose, and they are locked and loaded on The Fairness Doctrine. Why?
Democrats are upset that 21% of Americans get their news from talk radio, and that area is dominated by Conservative talk shows. Translated: The Democrats can't exercise mind-control, when you listen to talk radio. So they believe that by imposing The Fairness Doctrine, they will balance the airwaves or better yet, kill Conservative talk shows.
They are convinced that if people are forced to hear the Liberal message, they will convert, despite the "trail of Liberal talk show host bones" I mentioned earlier. I want to drive this point home, so forgive me. But what we have here is documented failure for Liberal talk shows, and the Democrats want to force radio stations to provide equal time. That's like saying to Lexus, you MUST offer a Gremlin in your luxury car line, because we aren't selling enough Gremlins. No where else but Bizarro World, aka "the mind of a Liberal". Oh, and the idea of Whoopi Goldberg being a Gremlin, well think about it?!
Radio stations run shows like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and so on, because those shows draw huge audiences. They don't run shows like Al Franken, Whoopi Goldberg, and that ilk, because they can't even get family to listen to their shows. It's really that simple, supply and demand.
If you had a very popular liberal who could draw an audience of 20 million listeners, there is not a radio station in the country that wouldn't syndicate the show. The problem is the liberal message is weak (and that's being nice!), thus nobody is listening…unless forced.
So what has "going Liberal" gotten the mainstream media? The lowest rated TV shows on cable and newspapers that should be in triage..."We have a bleeder!" And like I said earlier, it won't get any better for them. However, there is a safety net for Conservative talk shows: The internet.
All of the radio shows are streaming audio of their shows via the internet. Now the Liberals will try, but they will never control the world-wide web. Perhaps the biggest irony is the "inventor of the internet" is another Al. So we may have two "Als" to thank!
That's my rant!