Thursday, November 04, 2010

Media Matters Not Handling Crushing Defeat Too Well

To no surprise, Fox News had record-breaking viewership Tuesday night as their fair and balanced lineup is now the most trusted name in news. Contrast that with the running joke that MSNBC has become, where their absurd coverage laced with snide commentary left them at the bottom of the cable heap, trailing even CNN.

Naturally, the children at Media Matters aren't taking defeat well.
During the 2010 election cycle, Fox News, its employees, and its parent company engaged in an unprecedented campaign in support of the Republican Party. The network served as the communications and fundraising wing of the GOP while fervently promoting -- and sometimes creating -- the party's candidates.
I guess the RNC, RSCC, RCCC, state parties and individual candidates did nothing. They simply waited for funding and marching orders from a television network.

Is this what George Soros expects for all his money? These clowns even see something sinister brewing as they look ahead to 2012.
Fox News candidates "speak through Fox News" at least 269 times in 2010. Media Matters for America searched the Nexis database through September 18 for network and cable television appearances in 2010 by five potential 2012 Republican presidential candidates who currently have relationships with Fox News. The five potential candidates -- John Bolton, Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, and Rick Santorum -- have appeared 269 times on Fox News and a total of six times on CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, and CBS combined.
Let's put it this way: Why not go where you reach the largest potential audience? They just don't get it.

Ironically, Media Matters sees no such nefarious collaboration when a lone Democrat appears 62 times on MSNBC.
Methodology: Media Matters uses Lexis transcripts and TV Eyes searches. We don’t have access to these premium services, so we had to make do with the interwebs. We searched the msnbc website for transcripts and, with the help of Google, searched the web for videos of Grayson appearances on MSNBC. Appearances on CNBC were not counted.

So what did we find? MSNBC has treated Alan Grayson very well, with considerably more appearances than Kasich and Paul on Fox combined. More than 30. More than 40. In fact, a total of 62 appearances! To be fair, as a sitting Congressman prone to attention grabbing, it is likely that he would be called on more often than a non-incumbent. But over 60 appearances, even multiple appearances on the same day? (In what must be an oversight, Media Matters has yet to report on this spectacular example of what it calls ‘promotion’.)
Meanwhile, a delusional Media Matters drone tells us America rejected the GOP Tuesday (H/T).

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