Former Vice President Al Gore, once a newspaper reporter, may be getting back into the media business.
Gore has been meeting with potential investors interested in creating a cable television network, Time magazine’s online edition reported Wednesday.
There’s been a lot of talk in Democratic circles about launching a media enterprise to counter dominant GOP voices. Political talk radio is dominated by conservative voices and Fox News Channel, the top-rated cable news outlet, is also very popular among conservatives.
When it fails, who will they blame?
My favorite snippet:
There’s been a lot of talk in Democratic circles about launching a media enterprise to counter dominant GOP voices.
Don’t they already have one called Hollywood?
Am I going out on a limb to predict Michael Powell’s FCC won’t be cutting them any slack?
or Rupert’s DirecTV suddenly won’t have any room at the inn?
Assuming that there is a market for such a channel. I know that I would not subscribe to a channel that is all hate-Bush, hate-Israel, and hate-America 24/7.
And the “Dominant GOP voices” thing is a laugher. Brokaw, Jennings, and Rather are as liberal as possible. There still is no “Dominant GOP voices” in broadcast network news. It’s FOX News vs. CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, PBS, NPR, and MSNBC, and they want to add more against FOX? Why?
The reason that some liberals want a self-consciously, liberal network is because the truly think that the major network news organizations are objective or biased to the right. Any criticism of Democrats, especially, Clintons is given as evidence that the networks are biased against them.
And they are flat unhinged about it. They want a TV platform to shout down opposing voices. They want a left-wing network, not a liberal one.