Friday, May 02, 2008

So How's Fox News Doing?

I don't watch Fox News, as I don't get cable. It's funny how I'm often accused of being brainwashed by them, though, because I'm relatively conservative. Keep projecting, lefties.

Remember a few months ago when the Dems were going to have a debate on Fox, and enough people squealed and got it moved to a different network? I guess their ideas can't stand up to any scrutiny at all, or that's the fear.

But something's changed.

The nation’s top Democrats are suddenly rushing to appear on the Fox News Channel, which they once had shunned as enemy territory as the nemesis of liberal bloggers.

The detente with Fox has provoked a backlash from progressive bloggers, who contend the party’s leaders are turning their backs on the base — and lending credibility and legitimacy to the network liberals love to hate — in a quest for a few swing votes...

With the party’s presidential contest reduced to hand-to-hand combat, Democrats are turning to the ratings leader among cable news channels in a clear rebuff to the liberal activists known as the Netroots...

The Democratic leaders’ new openness to Fox reflects the liberal left’s diminishing power, at least at this point in the political cycle. Once feared by the Democratic candidates, these activists are now viewed at least in part as an impediment to winning the broad swatch of support needed to clinch the nomination.


So if Fox is eeeeeeevil, and the Dems are agreeing to appear on that network more and more....

2 comments:

allen (in Michigan) said...

Depending on how hysterical and abusive the frantic left becomes, they could deal themselves out of their new-found influence pretty quickly.

allen (in Michigan) said...

Oh yeah, and Fox News has finally fixed their video web page so us Linux techno-wizards can see 'em as easily as the Windows and Mac users.