In context?

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on November 14, 2007

After reading this report, I just can't believe that radio talk show host and former head of the California Democratic Party said this:

Liberals, such as radio host Bill Press, say it's only fair for government to rein in right-wing broadcasters who dominate the airwaves licensed by the government.

"Conservatives rule talk radio," Press said. "Conservatives have their own powerful television network: the only one, the most powerful in the country, the most watched. Liberals have none. Conservatives rule the op-ed pages of all the newspapers."

There's got to be some context missing -- or Press is taking advantage fo California's liberal medical marijuana laws.

There's only one TV network in this country? One? You know he's talking about Fox News, but that cable channel doesn't get a fraction of the viewers that any of the three major broadcast networks nightly newscasts get. Conservatives "rule the op-ed pages" of all the newspapers? Maybe. Maybe that's because liberals "rule" the editorial pages. (And let's just continue to completely ignore The New York Times.)

Maybe CBN screwed up its reporting. But unless Press comes out and chooses to revise and extend his remarks, I'm going to guess he's gone off the deep end.


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