Monday, September 26, 2005

The "liberal media," explained

If you've followed the arc of Katrina coverage, and wondered how the media voices of outrage were silenced, you should read this LA Weekly column by Nikki Finke:

If big media look like they’re propping up W’s presidency, they are. Because doing so is good for corporate coffers — in the form of government contracts, billion-dollar tax breaks, regulatory relaxations and security favors.

At least that wily old codger Sumner Redstone, head of Viacom, parent company of CBS, has admitted what everyone already knows is true: that, while he personally may be a Democrat, “It happens that I vote for Viacom. Viacom is my life, and I do believe that a Republican administration is better for media companies than a Democratic one.”

No comments: