Skip to comments.MSNBC's Liberal Stance: Decision Based on Profit, Not Politics ( Yeah right! LOL )
Posted on 07/04/2011 3:56:47 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
Did NBC Universal see Fox News thriving with its conservative-leaning approach and decide to swing to the other end of the political spectrum? Nope -- it just sort of happened, said former NBCU chief Jeff Zucker.
"There was not a secret meeting that said, hey let's go left with MSNBC," Zucker said in an appearance at the PromaxBDA event last week.
He said Keith Olbermann emerged as a liberal voice with an anti-Gulf War stance and drew an audience. MSNBC placed a companion show behind it, and things sort of moved in that liberal direction, with profits, not politics, the guiding strategy.
"That was a business decision," Zucker explained. He noted MSNBC's ratings troubles before the new approach, saying for its first 10 years "we couldn't get arrested."
(Excerpt) Read more at mediapost.com ...
They do not want conservative customers.
They’re going for a nuanced, niche market.
First, they can’t change things overnight. There are contracts with the “talent” to consider.
This is why Comcast (the new owners) have not made radical changes yet.
I expect that as contracts come due, you will see a change in MSNBC talking heads.
I have never seen a “turn off MSNBC” sticker.
First no one who is serious about life issues watches MSNBC
Second Conservatives are not really into group think
I'm certainly in favor of letting the future happen as it will, none of us can ultimately know for sure. I do however know of several anecdotes that don't bode well for the future of MSNBC.
Had Fox News, or let's say.... Limbaugh tried to buy up MSNBC everybody on the left would've gotten tied up into pretzels.
They didn't do that over the comcast merger. Not on an ideological line. They did get tied up over "monopolistic concerns".
I don't think Obama's SEC would've approved the creation of another rival, do you?(another fox news to actually question him)