NBC the Democrats Choice
or why I'm sick of NBC News and Time Magazine
I just finished watching Tom Brokaw do his very best to discredit McCain on Meet the Press, Sunday, October 26, 2008. So I sent this to them.
I've been an NBC network fan for years. I appreciate the connection with MSN, I love many of the shows. But I have to let you know that I am about to divest myself totally of the NBC brand, from TV to Internet. Why, you might ask (although I sincerely doubt that you care)? Simply, it is the politics.
Simple me always hoped and expected news broadcasting to be level, truthful, straightforward, unbiased, and not obviously "for" a party or candidate. What makes it worse is when a network markets itself as being all those attributes and then is obviously tainted to the bone. Why not just say your network and the power vested to you by the public is FOR a candidate, or is a certain party? Are you afraid that the opposing party or candidate's supporters will not watch your network? Well, guess what, we have you figured out and it didn't take much this time. Thank God for Fox Network, if for no other reason, they attempt to keep the news in balance. The big difference with them versus you, is that they pretty much tell you up front who they are and what they stand for. If you were to do that, I could at least appreciate your position, rather than trying to ascertain if what I am hearing is what I think it is. You are like the teeter-tauter of news presentation. Unfortunately, for us to get on the other end, we would need a ladder because you have weighed down your side with your obese, biased opinions, you make the ride both difficult and unpleasant.
Time magazine is the same way. Every week I wish that the writers would just tell me what their base prospective is on politics to more quickly facilitate my understanding of what they are saying. It's like Vietnam or maybe Iraq, where the enemy is not kind enough to wear a uniform. Can you imagine a football or soccer game where everyone wore the same outfit? Besides the commentator's confusion, the teams would have a heck of a time just pulling off a play.
But, believe it or not, I actually understand. All I have to do is remember that you are a business, and that this is all about money. It's all about ratings; it's all about being top dog. Hmmmm, last I checked, you're not there, or even close. The people you hire to represent you in talk shows spend a daily amount of time literally making fun of your poor performance. And somehow, you still don't get it. Well, just keep doing what you're doing, and hope that Obama will be right there for you with the bailout plan you will need to stay alive.