Could Koch Brothers improve conservative journalism?

  • Article by: Matthew Yglesias , Slate
  • Updated: April 25, 2013 - 2:03 PM

After all, the big problem with right-leaning media in America isn’t that it doesn’t exist. It’s that it’s terrible.

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bannedmuggsApr. 25, 13 2:08 PM

Who knows, but they can improve the liberal mass media that refuses to investigate anything related to Democrats. Just think if Benghazi was really checked out completely. We'd probably have a different president.

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dflleftApr. 25, 13 2:26 PM

AND WHAT WOULD wrong with balancing [ liberals love to use the word "balance"] these editorial boards....the strib board is infested with DFL and hard core left theory. THE ENTIRE BOARD.

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jgmanciniApr. 25, 13 3:02 PM

"Just think if Benghazi was really checked out completely. We'd probably have a different president."--------No we wouldn't. Just think if Romney's finances were really checked out. Obama would have had a much bigger win.

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arspartzApr. 25, 13 3:05 PM

Don't fool yourselves. The Koch brothers will publish papers that sell. That means the Strip will still employ Steve Sack to rant about the NRA, all of the leftie writers will still have a job. Metro Minnesota is not ready for, nor has any interest in a balanced POV from the Strib.

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twinsajsfApr. 25, 13 3:08 PM

Hmm . . . are great conservative ideas hampered in their reach for widespread appeal by too little and/or just plain lousy conservative journalism, or are the ideas themselves so lousy that they have trouble attracting good journalists or sound arguments to promote them. Truly a conundrum.

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bettyanneApr. 25, 13 3:09 PM

The first step in improving right wing media is for them to start telling the truth

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bannedmuggsApr. 25, 13 3:17 PM

The first step in improving right wing media is for them to start telling the truth =========================== Yeah - like CNN,MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, NPR, etc. All the left wing truth tellers. Funny!

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honeybooApr. 25, 13 3:20 PM

Roger Ailes always jokes" "FOX News found a niche market - 60% of America." That's why FOX crushes ratings against CNN, CNBC, etc.

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windigolakeApr. 25, 13 3:32 PM

arspartz: "Metro Minnesota is not ready for, nor has any interest in a balanced POV from the Strib." And the far-right paper from St. Paul doesn't even bother to publish any left-leaning columnists or articles. Most of the media is tipped far right until you get into the larger northern and western cities. However in Chicago, the Tribune is the Midwest version of the Washington Times and most of the southern metro papers are far right. Add to that all the right-wing talk radio (Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck, Ingraham, Savage, Boortz, Liddy, Medved and dozens more) and the liberal media has a very tiny voice.

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swschradApr. 25, 13 3:37 PM

in a perfect state, there is no "left-wing" or "right-wing" journalism. reporting, checking, and distributing facts has no bias. it's when you get into opinion and pressured into story selection that you set a bias. I would venture to suggest that everybody in the business get back to the basics... get it correct, then try to be first... ask if this affects anybody or sets a historical record before locking the chase or activating the story... and always question the agenda of all your sources.

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