They vote with their remotes (and, thus, dollars).
I disagree. There is no meaningfull vote via remote besides the vote of not watching TV news. If there was a relatively unbiased option that was equally marketed it would eventually get more of the vote. Corporate sponsership of mass propoganda however pays more then the commercial advertising dollars.
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Originally Posted by Edgar
Spamtar - a strange combination of boorish drunkeness and erudite discussions, or what I call "an Irish academic"
Absolutely they should (and do), but they don't have the right not to suffer consequences in their careers for it. MSNBC isn't restricted from disciplining or firing him unless stated somewhere in his contract.
Certainly they're not... To paraphrase Talleyrand, I'm not arguing against the suspension because it was a crime; I'm arguing against it because it was worse, a blunder.
spamtar, as against biased journalism as I am, it's absurd to think people who want to hear their ideas constantly reinforced, either on the left or right, are gonna wanna hear objective news instead.
I fully believe if Glenn Beck and Walter Kronkite were on the air at the same time nightly, starting from the same level of notoriety and using the same skills they have displayed in their careers so far, Beck would KILL Kronkite. So would Olbermann.
No one wants objective. They want a self-righteous mental jerk-off.
I was shocked. My first thought was that apparently MSNBC had been employing this guy for years without anyone bothering to check and see, like, who he was. How could this come as a surprise at anyone that ran that network?
And for what reason? Journalistic ethics? Hasn't Olbermann essentially become an op-ed guy? Do the same rules apply to him? Could you imagine Fox News suspending Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reily, or Sean Hannity for donating to the Republicans?
MSNBC, you have neither a sense of direction nor any balls, like NPR.
I think you grossly underestimate the importance of integrity. The little respect I had for MSNBC before this story developed has been developed into firm respect.