Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Upside of the CorruptMedia’s Benghazi-Gate Cover Up.
Famed baseball player Yogi Berra is quoted as saying "Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded.” There’s a lesson there for anyone who is in competition. It’s hard to stand out if you’re following the crowd.
One of our favorite complaints is that the MSM is in the tank for Democrats. The problem is that people who get their information from the CorruptMedia will make political choices based on lies. And that’s true, up to a point. But it also provides an opportunity. If people begin to see that reality doesn’t correspond to the images provided by the MSM, they will seek out alternative information sources.
The reason for the success of Fox News is not flashy graphics, it’s content. Fox differentiates itself by hiring news reporters from across the political spectrum and reporting on news that the Right side of the political spectrum considers important. It’s as simple as that. The NY Times, LA Times, Washington Post and the alphabet networks all compete for the Liberal eyeball, leaving the field entirely open to a competitor who tries to represent the interests the rest of the American people. Rush Limbaugh’s success is only half due to “talent on loan from God.” The other half is due to the fact that literally no one occupied the space he now dominates.
Which is a lesson to bloggers and the “new media” people who bemoan the bias of the MSM. Be thankful. If the MSM covered the news out of Benghazi like the blogosphere is doing you would be out of a
job … er …. hobby. The MSM business model is dying partly due to technology – change in the way information is provided to people - but in a large part it’s due to content. If you can’t find to what went on in Benghazi because of a media blackout, your only alternative is the internet. In an interesting way the MSM is literally driving people to DRUDGE, to Limbaugh, to Glenn Reynolds, to Free Republic, and a host of blogs and alternative media to satisfy their desire to know.
I said two years ago: How the Media Created the Tea Party. Today the MSM is helping the alternative media grow faster than ever. So even as we excoriate them for failing to do their job, be secretly grateful that their failure is our opportunity. Be Breitbart.
Oh, and here's a piece of news you won't find in your local paper. GALLUP: Romney Up 52-45% Among Early Voters