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Re those who wish you to provide 'balance'

Reader comment on item: Television in Time of War

Submitted by Dan (United States), Aug 3, 2005 at 17:26

With regard to some of those who have expressed the opinion that to disengage, as you have seen fit to do, is to abandon the playing field to the opposition ( Islamofacist/marxists/leftist apologists/anti-americans etc) is to fail to understand that a football field with only one team has no game to play.

Look at CNN and MSNBC...both in the ratings toilet. I would argue that is because they are finally seen for what they are, a one sided... unending monologue. A game with only one team chasing the ball around on a field.

Fox News at present is actually the most 'dangerous'...it is seductive, and they do make it a point to put on 50 percent for 'the right' side...but that still leaves 50 percent of the air time for 'the others'...and grants those 'others' validity that they do not deserve.

So extraction is I believe the wisest approach. [As a viewer I have pulled away from even Fox News...'fair and balanced' turned into 'the truth and the lies'. ]

With the Internet ( as long as we can keep Kofi and the ChiCom's hands off of it) and talk radio we have 'sane' options. I will echo the person who suggested that Professor Pipes consider podcasting as an addition to his written material.

More 'sane' folk like Mr. Pipes have to answer the bookers calls with 'thanks but no thanks'.

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