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Every time I see some liberal, such as a particular columnist in the Democrat daily, for one, refer to Fox News as “Faux News,” I’m reminded of this quote from Stanford economist Thomas Sowell:
“Watching CNN after watching Fox News Network is like drinking skim milk after you have gotten used to egg nog.”
Which is undoubtedly why Fox News is far and away more popular than CNN—much to the consternation of the Dems, alarmed that one of the six television networks doesn’t toe their political line.
Meanwhile, over at the Communist News Network polling place, the Tea Party has a higher approval rating than the chief magistrate of Obamalot: 50 vs 42 percent.
Another call for it, this time from a CNN toady. Don’t these people get tired of trying to abuse the First Amendment in the name of, ahem, their use of the same? I know I am tired of them doing it. But, then, I never watch them anyhow. And that, right there, is probably the crux of their angst: more people would rather read the Web than watch them.
BLITZER: Do Mexican police go around asking for papers of people they suspect are illegal immigrants?
CALDERON: Of course! Of course!
BLITZER: If somebody sneaks in from Nicaragua or some other country in Central America through the southern border of Mexico and they wind up in Mexico, they can going get a job?
CALDERON: No, no, no.
BLITZER: They can work?
CALDERON: If somebody do that without permissions, we send — we send back them.
Last place in prime time. Is that a surprise? Beats me. I stopped watching them years ago. Glenn Reynolds thinks it’s because of the way they bash or ignore conservative protestors. But that reminds me of a Roger L. Simon piece back in 2006:
"Of course, Blitzer is only a typical representative of his class. Nothing special or exceptional in any way, except for his success and longevity. Now some people call this class the ‘liberal media.’ I reject that idea and terminology entirely. There is nothing liberal about them at all. They are a rich, privileged class much like the bourgeoisie in a Bunuel movie (or Moliere, of course). What is ‘liberal’ is only a talking point to preserve their perquisites. Perhaps these values were there at some point, but that was decades ago in another universe. Now the real issues are good tailoring and homes in the country. Nothing should disturb that."
The disturbance has arrived. The viewing audience, well, the surviving portion that has not fled to the Web, is finally catching on and tuning them out. Lefty anti-military they are, for sure, but their sense of elite privilege also comes through clearly. And the CNN version no longer sells. Boo-hoo.
The unacknowledged anti-war activist who just happened to show up at CNN’s Dem "debate":
"Activists have just as much right to ask questions as anyone else. It’s just that when their activist backgrounds are known but not disclosed, the false impression is created that they might as well be ordinary Americans selected at random. Why, they’re just plain folks like you sitting at home!"