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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Counter narrative for the day

First Read questions Sarah Palin's bona fides,
Is she more influential with the media than she is with Republicans?

I think you could write a book on the context of her media relationship.

Short version: The decades of Republican screaming about "liberal media bias" coupled with the relative prominence and success of FoxNews (despite the fact that only a few percent ff Americans actually watch it,) has led the "elite media" to take on board the idea that they are not connected to "real America," and has led editorial staffs to bend over backwards to accommodate far right narratives and voices and to attempt to "estimate" what they believe "real America" is.

Sarah Palin is just such an estimation.


  • Re: your short version.... Duh! Ya think!

    Add to that the entertainmentization of network news.

    But the "elite media" are being led by the "propaganda media" to decide what "real America" is... No one's bothering to, you know, actually find out independently what the hoi-polloi really thinks. Sure, the crazies are part of that, but the national media is like a fun house mirror when it comes to accuracy in presenting a view of reality.

    By Blogger -epm, at 2:04 PM  

  • Fat old white guys are "real America."

    Nobody bothers to find cover what black people think, and they're about the same percent of the population.

    And, women! over 50%, but no coverage.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 9:20 PM  

  • Question: When's the last time a labor leader was on a Sunday "news" show? When's the last time a corporate or financial guy was?

    Yeah. I thought so. Damn Socialist media!

    By Blogger -epm, at 10:36 AM  

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