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Monday, January 24, 2011

MSNBC loses its largest liberal voice

And so now the media are even more imbalanced.

In the book, evidence shows that there are far more conservative than liberal editorial writers in major newspapers, far more conservative than liberal talk show hosts on major radio stations, and far more conservative than liberal talk show hosts on major TV stations.

And now liberals have lost their most successful voice.

MSNBC and Keith Olbermann have parted ways.

1 comment:

  1. This was weird and sudden, and although it is being denied that the firing has anything to do with CommCast, I do have to wonder, especially after the class discussing the narrowing powers that be.

    On a more positive note, I read that Beck's viewership is also down, so maybe that combined with the massive loss of advertisers, we're actually returning to a less extreme media? It would stand to reason that with fewer viewers than Beck, that Olbermann would go first.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not happy about a further imbalance of power and information, but I'm hoping that this is a step in a slow equalization rather than a straight up imbalance. Or at least I really, really hope so!