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Matt Vespa

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March 19, 2013 - 9:14 am

A new Pew study shows that MSNBC is a hub for left-wing ideas packaged as news reporting.  With a line-up consisting of Rachel Maddow, Al Sharpton, Chris Matthews, and Ed Schultz, should we be surprised that 85% of what the network dishes out is progressive drivel? Forbes reported yesterday that:

A full 85% of the Comcast-owned network’s coverage can be classified as opinion or commentary rather than straight news, according to the authors of the Pew Research Center’s annual State of the News Media report.

CNN and Fox News Channel, meanwhile, fall much closer to a 50/50 distribution, with Fox News skewing somewhat more heavily toward opinion.

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Not coincidentally, MSNBC also spends by far the least producing its news: some $240 million in 2012, according to an estimate by SNL Kagan. CNN spent $682 million, while Fox led the pack with an outlay of $820 million.

Yet, when you look at the data, you can see that Fox News can safely call itself more of a news organization.  Additionally, it’s another reason for conservatives to celebrate that their convictions about MSNBC are well-founded.  Nevertheless, with MSNBC being – more or less – the low-hanging fruit, it means conservatives should pay even more attention to what is said on ABC, NBC, and CBS.  However, it’s always reassuring that MSNBC will produce content for us to write about.

Matt Vespa is a conservative blogger who contributes to CNS News, RedState, Noodle Pundit, and was formerly with Hot Air's GreenRoom.

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I stopped watching Fox News Channel last spring when it became obvious they were shilling for Romney. Since then I've gotten most of my info from the web and from reading the WSJ for business news. As far as the "opinion" shows are concerned, O'Reilly and Hannity work off the same template night after night and the circular discussions give me a headache.
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Frankly, I'm finding FOX News is starting to swing left. How many Geraldo, Juan and Je$$e progeny does FOX need to hire to be liked by the progressive dregs and still be invited to the Washington black tie events? Is that the bravery of Roger Ailes too?

Watching FOX anymore, and I am doing it less and less, is like reading a Rick Moran PJMedia post. One really good one, followed by ten stinkers.

I still feel there is a huge cable market for real Conservatism besides the token Hannity. FOX ain't it.
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MSNBC is, together with the HuffPo, the Soviet-era Pravda of their day, and their ideas about social reform are equally Orwellian and debased. They're an all-day sucker to a liberal, themselves suckers and members of a de facto suicide cult. Just ask London, where they'd be hard pressed to cobble together a WW II era Spitfire. Today's UK would've been successfully invaded by both the Spanish Armada and the Nazis. Okay, slavery's not suicide but you know what I mean.
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What the study doesn't attempt to show, is all the things that are NOT covered, all the questions that are NOT asked, all the scandals that are NOT exposed.

Because, in the final analysis...it's not doing their jobs that makes them unworthy as "news" people. It's not the coverage, it's the coverup.
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