Thursday, March 09, 2006
The Crumbling of the Gaslighters...
Could 2006 be the year that sinks the Washington Times? Bill Sammon recently jumped ship to join the Washington Examiner and the paper continues to hemorrhage money. Further, two former W. Timers are working on pieces that will open the curtain on what takes place behind the scenes at the Washington Times, and from my conversations with both of them, it sounds as if some damning information could potentially emerge as a result...read onThis ties in with what I'd mentioned earlier this week. (And how could I have forgotten to mention the implosion of The Ignoble and Tacky House of Black, or the decline of Richard Mellon Scaife's media empire?) The right-wing movement has jumped the shark; it is now on a downward run, and it's because the reality-based community has started to fight back with both fists.
It's like we've moved up from spears to bows and arrows, while the other side has Gatlin guns.
Ratings for FOX and for the hate-radio talkers are all falling -- with Rush and O'Reilly leading the charge into the ratings cellar -- even as the rating for shows like MSNBC's Keith Olbermann's rise.
And we all know that the conblogs, which used to rule the internet roost as recently as two years ago, are losing readers even as the lefty blogs gain them. DailyKos alone is bigger than the top ten conblogs combined, and when you add in Eschaton, Crooks & Liars, DU, FireDogLake and other popular reality-based sites, the lefty domination of the blogosphere is undeniable.
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