Sometimes the arrogance gets to be a bit too much. From Real Clear Politics:
SEN. JAY ROCKEFELLER (D-WV): "There's a little bug inside of me which wants to get the FCC to say to FOX and to MSNBC: 'Out. Off. End. Goodbye.' It would be a big favor to political discourse; our ability to do our work here in Congress, and to the American people, to be able to talk with each other and have some faith in their government and more importantly, in their future."
Yes, Senator Rockefeller's job would no doubt be easier if there were less voices out there weighing in. However, Rockefeller seems to have forgotten that he works for the people in his state, not for himself.
No doubt Rockefeller's job would be easier if we went back to the bad old days of no balance for conservative thought or talk. If we went back to just the alphabet networks and CNN, life would be much rosier for liberals like Rockefeller. There is no dissent on networks where all voices agree or maybe a token conservative is allowed on a panel now and then only to be shouted down by the rest.
MSNBC is for the far left wingbat sector of the Democratic party. They are currently becoming quite disenchanted with President Obama for not being as far left as they hoped he would be. They are the ultimate Obama fanboys and fangirls. Tingling legs and all. The irony is that this network more than any other loves to criticize FOX for alleged bias. In the minds of the far left, if any other voice is heard, it must be silenced.
Here's the interesting part about cable news outlets, though... FOX is higher rated than any other. The lead established by FOX is in no danger of faltering. This is a center-right nation, still, despite the election of Barack Obama. People are hungry to hear all sides of an argument or a subject before Congress. MSNBC is the lowest rated of the cable networks. They are a liberal vacuum.
And, oh yeah. Rockefeller's wife heads up public television in Washington, D.C.
Sounds like Rockefeller has been in elected office a bit too long.