It’s not personal Hippocritico: it’s strictly business

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It's not personal Hippocritico: it's strictly business

At Big Jour­nal­ism Hip­p­o­critico has this story up about jour­nal­is­tic bias.

He is right about the bias of course but when it comes to Palin, this is the way it is.

If you do a story attack­ing Palin, you not only ener­gize your left­ist base, but we on the right will read it defend­ing her and attack­ing the piece and big Palin fans will fol­low every story that men­tions her.

On the TV news when they men­tion Palin eye­balls go to their chan­nel and if they are really lucky they might score the big Coup, being attacked by Rush Lim­baugh. If Rush attacks you, you get extra eyeballs.

Remem­ber these guys don’t make their liv­ing on news, they make their liv­ing on eye­balls. That is the rea­son why Norah O’Donnell is at that table and Ace of Spades is not (Sorry Ace). That’s not to say Norah can’t do the job, she does it, but I guar­an­tee the demo­graphic rather see her than say…me.

Sarah Palin pro­vides those eye­balls, Rush Lim­baugh pro­vides those eye­balls, J. Chris­t­ian Adams is less likely to do so. Or as this Doc­tor Who clip illus­trates, Mr. Adams, she is pret­tier than you:

It’s not per­sonal Hip­p­o­critico, it’s strictly busi­ness, and if the busi­ness model sup­ports their bias, so much the better.

At Big Journalism Hippocritico has this story up about journalistic bias.

He is right about the bias of course but when it comes to Palin, this is the way it is.

If you do a story attacking Palin, you not only energize your leftist base, but we on the right will read it defending her and attacking the piece and big Palin fans will follow every story that mentions her.

On the TV news when they mention Palin eyeballs go to their channel and if they are really lucky they might score the big Coup, being attacked by Rush Limbaugh. If Rush attacks you, you get extra eyeballs.

Remember these guys don’t make their living on news, they make their living on eyeballs. That is the reason why Norah O’Donnell is at that table and Ace of Spades is not (Sorry Ace). That’s not to say Norah can’t do the job, she does it, but I guarantee the demographic rather see her than say…me.

Sarah Palin provides those eyeballs, Rush Limbaugh provides those eyeballs, J. Christian Adams is less likely to do so. Or as this Doctor Who clip illustrates, Mr. Adams, she is prettier than you:

It’s not personal Hippocritico, it’s strictly business, and if the business model supports their bias, so much the better.