11.06.2006

Exactly!

I like Billmon, but I have only been saying this about the New York Times until I'm tired of hearing myself saying it (which means, twice, probably):

Note this key quote from Halperin's recent appearance on Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor. It pretty much lays bare the motivation behind the kowtowing:
"As an economic model, if you want to thrive like Fox News Channel -- [if] you want to have a future -- you better make sure conservatives find your product appealing." [Emphasis added.]

This is about moving product, not producing good journalism.

I don't think I've ever heard it put quite so bluntly -- except, maybe, by Ruth Brown:

�If I can't sell it, I�m gonna sit on it. Why should I give it away?"

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