Always Good for a Laugh
Cenk Uygur, writing in the Huffington Post
, which can always be counted on to provide plenty of unintentional comedy:I was once in a meeting with a television executive at ABC. I was explaining how people who didn’t vote for George W. Bush felt frustrated because television isn’t representing them at all. She stopped me in the middle and said, “Wait a minute, no one would accuse us of not being liberal enough.”
That’s when I realized it – it’s not just Bush who lives in a bubble. All these TV executives seem to hear is conservative propaganda, so they actually think they are being too liberal. What a laughable thought. There is wall to wall conservative talk show hosts on air right now and not one show representing the liberal point of view on any of the television news networks and she still believes they are being too liberal.
Yes, I know, the notion that the TV networks aren't largely liberal seems odd, but it's a staple of the far left. Just how out of touch Uygur is can be gleaned from this passage:For the last year or so, our listeners put together a letter writing campaign to MSNBC, CNN, Fox News Channel and CNBC. They asked these stations to hire just one liberal or progressive or moderate host. They already have Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Joe Scarborough, Chris Matthews (if you think Matthews is moderate, check this out ), John Gibson, Pat Buchanan and Robert Novak, let alone Neil Cavuto, Brit Hume and every other host on Fox News pretending to be a news anchor.
Yep, that's right, Chrissie Matthews isn't liberal, he isn't even moderate. He's a conservative. No mention of Olbermann, either--is his show still on?