Skip to comments.Why Is There No Conservative News Network?
Posted on 03/17/2012 1:42:22 PM PDT by Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri
Why isn't there a dedicated conservative news network on television that covers stories the liberal media won't cover? There's definitely a market for it, in my opinion and who cares if the progressive imams start calling for jihad.
Fox has become a tabloid.
It’s people magazine. All about celebrity.
CNN is all about liberal spin.
MSNBC is all about socialist dogma. Almost every newspaper is about leftwing spin.
Hollywood is about stupid stuff, with a homosexual agenda.
Fox News had the world as their oyster. But no, they decided that Bill O’Reilly was more important then news. So even they dropped the ball.
Fox could have been a real, news-oriented breath of fresh air.
They abandoned that job. Nobody is providing actual, hard news. All American journalism has been co-opted by the left.
Nobody is left, reporting simple honest news.
“60% of the population” probably more.
But a network doesn’t make money from viewers, it makes money from advertisers.
Advertisers don’t make money from viewers, they make it from customers.
Dumb people buy a LOT more at a higher price and for less value than thoughtful ones.
Oh, and they vote Dem of course. That’s why media is so pro-Dem: they’re pro-stupid.
Au contraire: The EUCrats of Brussels make the NYC types look like amateurs. . .
I think the leftwing bias in the media is far more deliberate than you have described.
The media was deliberately taken over, and deliberately dishes out an agenda.
It’s not about stupid. It’s about communism.
GBTV is well worth the money.
After what he did to Andrew Breitbart? Are you serious?
Beck is a dead man walking.
I dont understand why people insist that TV is not for idiots despite overwhelming evidence that it is.
You make an astounding point!
I don’t watch tv news at all.
Why bother. About twenty seconds after it would take to the air, many Conservatives, and probably including many FReepers, would start condemning it for not being Conservative enough. Look at what the Conservativer-Than-Thous are doing to Orrin Hatch (right here on FR even), one of the most Conservative senators ever—a 90 per cent index level from Conservative organizations. Senator Hatch was instrumental in getting Justices Alito, Clarence Thomas et al into the Supreme Court. That doesn’t satisfy the Conservativer-Than-Thous, however. They want him to agree with them point-for-point. Why would we need this kind of thing redressed daily on a television networ?
One word: Money.
It’s been tried. Back in the 1990’s Paul Weyrich founded NET (National Empowerment Television) which I’m sure would fit your conservative bill. It later became America’s Voice. Whatever you call it, it was never profitable and died a horrible death.
When most FReepers use the word conservative they’re really referring to paleoconservatism, and to be honest the numbers are small, really small. I would argue with anyone who thinks that conservatives of all types combined make up anything resembling a majority, but when you narrow it down, it’s tinier than most would ever admit.
Keith the Goose-stepper is circling the drain with the rest of the morons at current TV. My hope is that Gore someday loses every penny he’s ever had and hits rock bottom HARD!
Would very much like to see Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck work together somehow.
Not gonna happen. Maharushi has his own empire and doesn’t need the others.
Which makes me ask: why do you people even bother looking at TV? What’s the charm, what’s the payoff?
A freedom oriented, tea-party type news network would take over the world.
Defiant. Edgy. In your face independent.
THAT is what would sell. Not dignity. Defiance.
That’s pure unadulterated fantasy right there. Honest estimates place conservatives at around 20%. The vast, and I mean vast majority of Americans are apolitical. Liberals, conservatives and moderates combined wouldn’t make up 50% of the population, let alone 60%.
Very nice summary.
That's the absolute truth right there. The other truth is that is where the money is to be made. How do you get around that and still make money?
Rush won the recent dust up handily. But it does show his weakness.
He’s got all his eggs in that one basket.
I seriously think he could be the deep pockets with the badly needed sense of defiant independence, to make a conservative network hugh.
Wouldn’t mind to see Michelle Malkin as a driving force either. That’s favoritism on my part, but she’s likewise on the right track.
That new guy at Brietbart is no slouch either.
Time for some of these heavyweights on our side, to start cooperating. I think.
Take over a new market.
Well, it reflects what everyone’s taught- socialism is the fair way. And it reflects their access to government employees and officials for ‘news’.
But ‘you show me where a person gets there cornpone and I’ll show you where they get their views’, or however Sam put it, carries a lot of weight with me.
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