Sunday, October 15, 2006

Murdoch Says Democrats Only Watch CNN

NewsCorp owner Rupert Murdoch unabashedly demonstrated his vibrant and feisty nature in an interview with Time Mag, itself a liberal rag:
News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch says he is "quite proud" that his Fox News is reportedly the only news channel on in the White House.

"It should be that way," he told Time magazine. “I go around to Congress, and you go to Democrats who are 100 percent CNN. You go to Republicans, and they’re 100 percent Fox. And if you go to government departments, you’ll probably see Fox.

"If you go to the State Department, you only see CNN. Viewers seem much more biased than the channels."

Asked if his decision to launch a news channel was linked to a desire to present an ideological viewpoint, Murdoch declared:

"It was part of it. The good bulk of the press in this country was monolithic — liberal to varying degrees. And I’m not saying that’s wrong. But the journalism schools and newspapers in this country are totally monopolistic. In the average city there’s one newspaper. And people like a choice of news."

As for what newspapers he reads every day, Murdoch told Time he reads the New York Post, and looks at the front page and editorial page of the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. "That’s about it."

Recently, in a poll unpublished by the Mainstream Media, Americans definded themselves as "Conservative" to the tune of 34%; "Liberal" to the tune of 21%.

Interestingly, that is roughly the percentage of Fox-News lead over CNN Headline News and its other cable news outlet---roughly five viewers on Fox to three viewers on CNN.

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