12/14/2005: Putting Bill O'Lielly (and the rest of the Faux News Network) in his (their) place....
At The Blogressive today (entry of December 14, 2005), they take an opportunity to take Bill O'Lielly down a couple notches:
Our friends at Wonkette.com pointed out this whopper from Orlando Sentinal columnist Kathleen Parker:"Murtha, Murtha, Murtha, Murtha, Murtha, Murtha, (Lieberman), Murtha, Murtha, Murtha. That's about how news coverage has gone the past several weeks concerning Rep. John Murtha's call to withdraw from Iraq versus Sen. Joe Lieberman's call to stand fast. And the media wonder why newspaper circulations are dropping and why Fox News dominates television ratings over the networks and other cable programs." [orlando sentinal]Well, here's some solace for anyone worrying about the daily assault on the trurth from Bill O'Reilly and company:For a little perspective on just who the dominates cable TV, the blogressive art department whipped up this handy visual aid.
"For the week of November 28th through December 4th, NBC Nightly News averaged 10.5 milliion nightly viewers, ABC World News Tonight averaged 9.1 million, and CBS Evening News averaged nearly 8 million. And Fox News? On Tuesday, December 6th, its top-rated show, The O'Reilly Factor, attracted 2.6 million viewers. Its second-highest-rated show, Hannity & Colmes, attracted 1.8 million viewers. How can you be a media professional and not know that network news still beats cable news, ratingswise?" [wonkette.com]
Len on 12.14.05 @ 08:01 PM CST