Interesting piece in Buzzfeed about the Republicans starting to wake up to the fact that they need to start appearing on other news outlets – real news outlets – than just Fox News.
The thing is, going before real journalists can be hazardous to your
health. Not often. But it’s certainly more risky than having Hannity
brown-nose you for ten minutes.
The argument some conservatives are giving is that they’re only preaching to the choir when they go on Fox. Yes, but.
It’s a complicated question as to when its useful to go on a show
that might as you tough questions. For the left, there really isn’t an
alternative kind of show. Only lately MSNBC has been trying to fill
Fox’s shoes – and MSNBC does it with fewer lies and less party loyalty.
But before then it was either go on CNN and the other networks, and
face tough questions, or go on Fox and be treated like a subhuman.