Liberals Decry Cable/Satellite Conspiracy To Hide MSNBC From Them
Apparently there’s some sort of vast right wing conspiracy plot to hide MSNBC from the liberals by having satellite and cable companies move the network to the high-end of the channel spectrum.
In the past few weeks, it has come to my personal attention that one cable or satellite company after another has been quietly moving MSNBC away from the news channel section of their lineup and into the premium section, or into the stratosphere of three and four digit channels.
As a result, when the ratings came out this week, it was no surprise to see how MSNBC is now a distant third behind CNN and FOX.
Right. That’s why MSNBC’s ratings are abysmal. It has nothing to do with MSNBC putting ratings black holes like Ed Schultz in their lineup. It’s a conspiracy.
I actually think that Ed Schultz and his ratings are a microcosm for the entire network’s rating problems. Schultz, who isn’t exactly an intellectual heavyweight or even that entertaining a personality, doesn’t get a lot of viewers because he is lost in a sea of people who are already doing what he does and doing it better. MSNBC, too, is awash in a sea of liberal media with little to distinguish it from it’s liberal media brethren (outside of the sheer intensity of the liberalism of people like Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow).
Media outlets like Fox and The Wall Street Journal tend to dominate within their respective spheres because conservatives in general don’t have a lot of options when it comes to media. Liberals, on the other hand, need not flock to MSNBC because they’ve already got CNN. And NBC. PBS. ABC. CBS. The New York Times. The Washington Post. Reuters. The Associated Press. And on and on.
Liberals don’t have to go to MSNBC for their teabag jokes about conservative activists, because CNN has them covered.
If MSNBC wants to get an edge, they need to offer the public something a bit more informative and entertaining than Olbermann and Schultz yelling at the camera all night.