Questions asked to Republican candidates from the drive-by media range from total non-sense to absolutely idiotic. Rick Santorum got the conservative treatment on Sunday.
What happened and what should we do about it?
On NBC’s Meet the Press or as Rush likes to call it, Meet the Depressed, David Gregory asked Rick Santorum the following question:
Let me ask you one more question about women. If you are President of the United States, and women want to work in your administration. Do single women without children only need apply? Are you going to respect the decision of women to come work for you if that’s the choice they make, or would they be somehow held by radical feminists?
Did Media Matters email in the talking points for David Gregory?
Can you imagine David Gregory asking Barack Obama a tough question about his birth certificate or Jeremiah Wright or perhaps even his questionable land deal in Chicago.
Come to think of it, can you imagine David Gregory or anyone at NBC asking Obama a tough question?
The media is certainly to the left. No one seriously even debates that any more. There is no conservative broadcast or cable news. Fox News has moved to the center, parting ways with or reducing the roles of their major conservative anchors and personalities. Politico has a good article on this today, if you have missed it.
Conservatives spend a lot of time complaining about the liberal media, but we do nothing about it.
The Daily Caller has been doing a series of exposes on Media Matters, with inside information about Media Matters’ plans to try and silence conservative media.
One of the plans Media Matters planned was to encourage people to buy shares in News Corp., which is the parent company of Fox News to complain about their conservative slant.
What works for them, works for us. NBC is owned by NBC Universal, which is owned by Comcast (51%) and GE (49%). Both Comcast and GE are publicly traded companies, which means anyone can buy shares of their stock.
NBC’s ratings, particularly those of MSNBC continue to tank. Fox News has more viewers than MSNBC and CNN combined. Someone can make a good argument at a shareholders’ meeting that the leadership of NBC needs to be changed.
A shareholder has the right to go to the shareholder meetings and even present resolutions to be voted on by the shareholders.
So the question is, why don’t conservatives band together, buy Comcast and GE shares, take our complaints to the shareholders meeting and make some changes?
The answer is for the most part, we are happier just complaining about liberal bias in the media than we are about doing something to change it.
The good news is there is a revolution coming. The old broadcast media are the dinosaurs and the giant meteor of death is about to sweep down on them. The giant meteor of death is the Internet.
The Internet is the great equalizer.
The good news is this may well be the last Presidential election where the broadcast networks dominate the news. By 2016, the Internet should be putting the old broadcast networks on the endangered species list.
We conservatives just need to make sure we are on the web and do not let the liberals artificially control the web so our viewpoints are heard.