Skip to comments.Thoughts on the Olbermann Firing (Will this Bring Back Fairness Doctrine)?
Posted on 01/22/2011 10:38:53 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
While it's tempting for conservatives to cheer the termination of the liberal blowhard from MSNBC, I have a bad feeling that the Obama administration will try and use this to ram through some of their proposals for regulating broadcast content and the internet.
Despite the fact that MSNBC will still feature liberals Matthews, Maddow, O'Donnell and Schultz as their big "stars," and despite the center-left bent to the big three networks and CNN, liberals are already using the Olbermann firing to advance the myth that there is nothing out there to balance against "Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, and the vast network of right-wing talk radio."
That sort of rhetoric typically comes shortly before the left takes another stab at censoring conservative media outlets. And with the Olbermann news coming on the heels of liberals trying to blame free speech for the Giffords shooting one can easily envision yet another attempt at censorship.
By the way, as we all know, Olbermann went to Cornell which is located in...Ithaca ...the City of Evil.
It all goes back to Ithaca... where Satan’s cult is located?
There is something to this. I have at least one liberal friend who is “pleased” by Olbermann’s dismissal, because he wants to see toned down rhetoric on the airwaves. That can only mean one thing when Fox, Limbaugh et. al. don’t follow suit of their own accord: regulation.
A rather ridiculous contention given the entire MSNBC prime time lineup remains liberal.
Now that Olbermann is gone and Comcast takes over next week, the MSNBC lineup is going to fall like a house of cards.
Well, let Soros start a network and employ all of those Bolshevik Blowhards.
The goal of any business is to make a profit.
While many silly and asinine people are still on TV making a profit for their employers at some point if the person is viewed as being totally insane and agenda driven they lose appeal and thus audience. The result is firing.
Maybe Comcrap will try to balance the network with a conservative voice.... probably more like a RINO voice....
we should all be sending emails suggesting a replacement... someone like JC Watts or something.
Kathleen Parker IS looking for work...
Politically, the city's population has a significant tilt towards liberalism and the Democratic Party. A November, 2004 study by ePodunk lists it as New York's most liberal town. This contrasts with the more conservative leanings of the surrounding Upstate New York region, and is also somewhat more liberal than the rest of Tompkins County. In 1988 Jesse Jackson received the most votes in Ithaca in the Democratic Presidential primary. In 2000 Ralph Nader received more votes for President than George W. Bush in the City of Ithaca, and 11% county-wide. In 2008, Barack Obama, running against New York State's Senator Hillary Clinton, won Tompkins County in the Democratic Presidential Primary, the only county that he won in New York State. Obama went on to win Tompkins County (including Ithaca) by a wide margin of 41% over his opponent John McCain in the November 2008 election.
The ‘Fairness Doctrine’ violates the First Amendment. It is intended to suppress criticism of all sorts of indefensible policy, unlawfulness and unethical behavior.
Oh yeah. One thing media is short of is leftists.
Uberdork being the first to go, yet he had the highest ratings over MS-LSD and CNN.
THURS. JAN. 20, 2011
FOXNEWS OREILLY 2,918,000
FOXNEWS HANNITY 2,079,000
FOXNEWS BAIER 1,940,000
FOXNEWS SHEP 1,786,000
FOXNEWS BECK 1,780,000
FOXNEWS GRETA 1,460,000
MSNBC OLBERMANN 1,106,000
CNN PIERS 1,025,000
MSNBC MADDOW 976,000
MSNBC ODONNELL 855,000
MSNBC SCHULTZ 760,000
CNN COOPER 740,000
MSNBC HARDBALL 700,000
Can’t wait to see “Tingles” Matthews head explode when it’s HIS TURN to go!
**Politically, the city’s population has a significant tilt towards liberalism and the Democratic Party.**
If you believe that Karl Marx was a Moderate... you’ll fit in, JUST FINE, in Ithaca the CITY OF EVIL!!!
I agree with this. Fox should get rid of Juan Williams. There, pmsnbc got rid
of a liberal and according to npr Williams is not a liberal.
I hope the odious douchebag enjoys a long spell of funemployment.