Al Gore is apparently looking into purchasing an entire news network, which he would fashion into an antidote to the predominant conservative media. Going after Fox with something that might actually resemble “fair and balanced?” They’re casting it not as a leftist media outlet per se, but as a sane info source on the landscape. Former chairman of the FCC says:
“We’re not trying to fight fire with fire; we’re trying to fight fire with cold water.”
Al Franken says::
“[people are] listening to NPR not because it’s left-wing information, but because it’s information.”
Meanwhile, a recent Gallup poll finds that 45% of Americans think the media is too liberal. That must be mostly the same chunk who think Saddam attacked the U.S. Wait, no, that was 70%.
Update 10/14/03: The network is now being re-cast not as a liberal outlet, but as a news network for youth (under 25).
“Liberal TV is dead on arrival,” said an insider advising Mr. Gore and his team. “You just can’t do it.”
Thanks David K.