Tag Archives: Old Media

CNN in the cellar

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.

Old Media honks for Baby Barry

Their readership/viewership declines every year, in part because they’re widely and quite correctly perceived as politically skewed Democrat. But, as usual, the Old Media is deaf to the criticism, so they’re suffering no shame at their announced plans to staff BB’s upcoming "world tour" big time, while continuing to shoo Mac away as, uh, too old, too boring, too Republican.

Afterall, now that the Iraq campaign is essentially over (no thanks to them or the Dems), they can safely leave the Green Zone hotel to have a look around as BB sings his get-out-now tune. The Old Media poobahs also gave preferential treatment to John Kerry, their ersatz war hero, in 2004, and we all saw how well that worked out–for him and for them–but my guess is they really didn’t catch on. They’re insulated by their exorbitant pay and the adulation of their peers, which makes them pretty slow when it comes to reality.