Kathy Shaidle

Sour grapes: Media Matters still flogging dead "Beck boycott" story

Posted on November 5 2009 9:00 am
Kathy Shaidle blogs at FiveFeetOfFury, now entering its 11th year online. Her latest book is Acoustic Ladylandkathy shaidle, which Mark Steyn calls "a must-read."
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Credit where credit is due: as of 10 AM ET today at least, Media Matters has refrained from making jokes about the emergency appendectomy that’s temporarily forced Glenn Beck off the airwaves. (Keeping with the spirit of Beck’s show, his producer, Stu, has no such qualms…)

However, the George Soros Steno Pool insists on running a daily post called “So who’s still advertising on Beck?”

As I’ve explained before, cable tv makes its money through viewer subscriptions — you know, your cable bill. Ads are gravy.

It’s pretty sad that is someone’s actual job at Media Matters to watch Glenn Beck’s 5PM ET show on Fox News and count the sponsors.

But even sadder is the fact that through either ignorance or stubbornness, Media Matters (and the left in general) is bitterly clinging to 1960s era tactics which clearly aren’t working. (Clue #1: Beck is still on the air.)

It’s hard to take Media Matters seriously as a “progressive media watchdog” when they apparently don’t understand how modern media functions.

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