Maybe it means nothing to you, but most of the center-right public in this country no longer trusts or gets its news from the state-run media.
Websites like Free Republic and conservative talk radio are now in the vanguard of the information sector.
In case you hadn't noticed, most of the biggest news stories are ordinarily broken in the alternative press these days, and it's that citizen press pool that drives the citizen resistance.
The MSM has little leverage over current events any longer. They're largely irrelevant, except to the hypnotized useful idiots of America, and only regurgitate the talking points from their Socialist masters in Washington.
Additionally, the alternative press often forces the MSM to tow the line of reality and report the truth. That's happening more and more.
And, let's not forget that even the most die-hard Obots in the press are beginning to falter in their allegiance to The One. That, too, is growing.
You make excellent points. However, State-run media sets the tone. For example: Obama calls them “corpseman” — State-run media? No big deal.
Bush refered to nuclear as “nucular” and I heard about that on every State-run media outlet for days.
See what I mean - - state run media sets the template.
You’re right, Windflier. Drudge is as close to mainstream as I get when checking the news. Only go to Fox when it is linked from another site. That’s why they need the kill switch.