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Posted By: Little Hawk
29-Jan-05 - 08:45 PM
Thread Name: BS: Good News in Iraq
Subject: RE: BS: Good News in Iraq
Well, Doug, the mainstream media, as you call them, are as uninterested in reporting good news about anything else as they are about reporting good news in Iraq. That's the fact of the matter. Bad news attracts more attention. :-) More attention means more viewers. More viewers means happier sponsors. Happier sponsors means more revenue for the media.

The reason Fox reports the news you want to hear is because Fox is an unofficial advocate for a particular special interest group...one that happens to back a viewpoint you have decided is your viewpoint. That makes Fox a bit unusual in the World...but I'm sure they are busy hunting out bad news too....just not bad news that makes their chosen political stance look like a crock of...um...horse puckey. :-) They must be careful to select bad news that makes their opponents' stance look that way instead.

You know how it is when you are trying to make a good buck AND push a partisan agenda at the same time, right? It's tricky.