Remember when you talk about “The Media”:
- The bestselling newspaper is The Wall Street Journal.
- The top-rated radio talk show host is Rush Limbaugh, who has more listeners than the top four liberal hosts combined.
- The top cable news channel is Fox News (by a lot).
- The top cable commentary show (by a lot) is the O’Reilly Factor.
I don’t want to get into an argument about bias. You go looking for it, you’ll find it. Left or right. But don’t try to paint “The Media” as some monolithic institution. It’s a wide-ranging stew of content out there.
For some food for thought, take a look at the “Seven Truths ‘They’ Don’t Want You To Know About The Media“