Friday, November 26, 2010

Person of the Year

From Pundit Press:

NBC and its affiliates have been trounced in ratings over the last several years. With stations like MSNBC under their belt and liberals such as Matt Lauer and Keith Olbermann hosting programs, NBC is clearly disconnected with the average American. Another clear sign of their mismanagement: naming Sharif El-Gamal, developer of the Ground Zero Mosque, one of their "People of the Year."

In an interview set to air on Thanksgiving Day, Matt Lauer sat down with El-Gamal and discussed the "Park 51 Project." El-Gamal, who was apparently pleased to be named one of NBC's people of the year, seemed very comfortable answering questions. The excerpt released so far shows that Mr. Lauer gave El-Gamal a decidedly softball interview.
I have to wonder if NBC even realizes what it is doing. 
I mean do then not realize that they are flipping off the majority of the American public (you know the people whose viewership they depend upon to give them ratings)?
Or do they know exactly what they are doing and just don't care?
Is it that they have given up on reaching the great majority of the people and are just producing their "news" broadcasts for their fellow bi-coastal elite buddies?  That's the way it is in Hollywood after all.  Movies that have no possibility of making money get made just so the actors, writers, directors and producers can preen for their peers at A-list cocktail parties.
I hope this is the case because one of the biggest obstacles we will have to overcome in saving the country will be convincing the public that the mainstream media are not just "not too bright" but are actually the enemy - just as much as the Soviet Union during the cold war or the Islamofascists in the current war on terror.
If they stop even pretending they are anything other than propagandists for evil that task will be much simpler.