I’m not a huge fan of a lot of FOXNews, but I still find this to be disturbing, if true.
Brian Stelter of The New York Times reports that MSNBC is finally starting to catch up to Fox News in the rating game, mainly by becoming the left-wing answer to Fox’s conservative cheerleaders. Stelter says MSNBC, which normally trails Fox News in overall ratings, managed to best their cable rival in the key 25-54 year-old demographic on three straight nights after last week’s election. MSNBC still trails behind Fox and CNN in the number of overall viewers , but has closed the gap considerably in the recent years, by accepting their role as “the Anti-Fox News.”
The re-election of Barack Obama will only help MSNBC keep the ball rolling, as hosts like Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews have become unapologetic supporters of “Obama’s America” and stand to benefit from four more years of his liberal politics.
Three days of ratings doesn’t equal a victory of course. The impact may be negligible as lefties already dominate media and we lost FOX as a reliable conservative when Shepard Smith found a mangina in New Orleans after Katrina. It’s not like FOX was helping us win elections.