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January 1, 2011

Free Market Is No Friend of Moonbats

Posted by Dave Blount at January 1, 2011 12:41 PM

No wonder liberals hate the free market so much. It keeps punishing them for being such moonbats. A case in point is the preposterous Christiane Amanpour:

It was with great fanfare and a measure of controversy that ABC News named Christiane Amanpour to anchor its Sunday morning show "This Week" after George Stephanopoulos moved on to host "Good Morning America."
Since then, the former CNN correspondent's ratings and audience reception have been underwhelming as the international reporter attempts to take on the network's flagship Washington-based politics show. The show debuted at No. 3 among network Sunday talk shows, behind perennial leader NBC's "Meet the Press" and CBS' "Face the Nation." Nine weeks after she took the helm, the show's ratings fell to their lowest level since 2003. …
Indeed, a review of the high-profile hire's five months on the air yields a variety of biased, tortured, and downright silly questions that don't exactly have the ring of Tim Russert-like expertise about them.

But Amanpoor is enough of a moonbat to compare Palestinian terrorists to the Dalai Lama, explaining how she got the job.

Meanwhile, on the more successful side of the information industry:

Fox is the most trusted television news network in the country, according to a new poll out Tuesday.
A Public Policy Polling nationwide survey of 1,151 registered voters Jan. 18-19 found that 49 percent of Americans trusted Fox News, 10 percentage points more than any other network.
Thirty-seven percent said they didn't trust Fox, also the lowest level of distrust that any of the networks recorded.

The libs at Politico try to spin the story by including this:

"A generation ago you would have expected Americans to place their trust in the most neutral and unbiased conveyors of news," said PPP President Dean Debnam in his analysis of the poll. "But the media landscape has really changed, and now they're turning more toward the outlets that tell them what they want to hear."

We certainly can't have people deciding for themselves which are the "neutral and unbiased conveyors of news." That's what experts like Debnam are for. Since the free market listens to the public rather than to an elitist cadre of condescending blowhards, Big Government needs to step in for our own good and force us to pay for pretentious liberal pigswill via the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Mary Katharine Ham presents Amanpaltry in action.

On tips from GoY and Mats.