The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Friday, March 11, 2005
Most Americans prefer MSM to Fox
Even online, apparently. According to Nielsen, Fox News got fewer unique visitors to its site in January than the BBC!
The Baghdad Broadcasting Company kicks Murdoch's ass. About time the poor things got a win...
Now, one might add a couple of things by way of perspective:
First, numbers don't matter so much: arguably, what one has in Fox, the talkers and the bloggers is a revolutionary vanguard that actually benefits in terms of morale and cohesion from being a small minority. You can't get ideological purity within a Big Tent. And you have to share power with those you let into that Tent.
Second, in many crucial respects, the MSM has coopted itself to the Cause:
A one-dimensional model may adequately explain ideological position in the Congress , but ideology in the news media seems much more complicated. Understanding the matter comes glacially slowly to your humble blogger, at least...
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