The Left in the USA, is greedy! They want total control of all media so they can shape the opinions of us huddled masses to fit their own version of what should be.
Orson Scott Card has written an essay about leftward bias in the mainstream media. In it he makes mention of the boiling rage in media centers because of the "unfairness" and "dominance" of the conservative views expressed on cable TV and radio.
This is so, so true. I can't count the times I've read and heard the screams of lefties pissing and moaning about the "dominance" of conservative views on TV and radio, specifically Fox Cable News and the Rush Limbaugh Radio show.
But wait! There are approximately 105 million TV viewing households in the U.S. of A. Fox News, on a good day, brings in 1.5 million households to it's highest rated show. The other cable news companies, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, et al split about 2.5-3 million. The remaining 101 million are divided amongst the cable entertainment and major broadcast networks, ABC, CBS, NBC!
These television outlets are 99.9 percent left-liberal, in way the news is presented, and the plots for their dramas, comedies and sitcoms. The message is nearly always the same: Republicans are Evil, Democrats are Good. But I stray from the point, which is the ratio is one hundred to one in favor of the left! This is NOT conservative dominance.
The nationally syndicated AM radio shows are the one venue that can truly be termed conservative. But only a small minority of listeners tune in to AM. And it can also be said that a left-liberal message dominates FM radio due to the presence of National Public Radio. The rest of FM is devoted to music with some Christian stations thrown in. The bottom line is conservative views DO NOT dominate the radio listening audience.
Then there are the newspapers. Of all the national newspapers in the US, the only one recognized as conservative is the Washington Times. That's an incredible ratio. One against everybody else. Consider this: When was the last time you saw a Washington Times byline in your local paper? When was the last time you saw a New York Times byline in your local paper?