Reverend Jim: "Hey, Alex, you know the really great thing about television? If something important happens, anywhere in the world, night or day, you can always change the channel."
As a member of the vast right wing conspiracy I often get criticized for taking all of my information from the Fox News Channel, the supposed mouthpiece for the Bush Administration. Truth is, I rarely watch it anymore. I'm not going to debate that Fox is in fact, conservative but why, anathema to liberals, is Fox News and conservative talk for that matter so successful? Fox News currently leads the cable news market, earning higher points ratings than its chief competitors CNN and MSNBC combined by average viewer ship. In July 2006, Fox had the 55 top rated episode telecasts on cable news. The first non-Fox show to appear on the list was number 56, Larry King Live. In essence, the Fox Shows kick the crap out of CNN and MSNBC on a nightly basis.
The reason Fox News and conservative talk radio is so successful is not because it doesn't have opposing competition in the liberal area, it's successful simply because it exists. When your major news outlets, papers, TV shows, movies, cable, networks are all undeniably dominated by liberal influence, Fox succeeds because there isn't some Ted Turner type to tell them they can't say it. Basically, it succeeds because liberals have everything else. If there were balance on the other networks, Fox News would lose its pre-eminence.
Conservative commentators have long asserted that a liberal radio network would not do well because those view points are already well represented by other news sources. The Chapter 11 bankruptcy of Air America only reinforces this fact. You must understand as well, liberals for so long have tried to represent everyone that they wind up representing no one. Why would a registered democrat union steamfitter tune into a radio program that may be debating the issue of National Endowment of the Arts Funding or homosexual marriage or removing God from schools? Truth is they won't. The liberals have sold their souls in the interest of self preservation but ultimately it will lead to their self destruction. Remember, liberalism always results in the exact opposite of its stated intent.