Saturday, September 27, 2008
The debate was broadcast on many different stations last night. NBC, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, CNBC, CNN, etc. However, it is widely acknowledged that all of these stations are unapologetically left-leaning organizations who are, and have been from the beginning, “in the tank” for Obama. Hence, their viewership is similarly inclined. Any poll of the viewers of these “anti-news” organs is going to be artificially skewed.
There is another news agent, however. Its viewership is remarkably balanced; there was a figure publicized just two days ago on its afternoon chat show which informed that its viewers broke down as follows: 36% Republican, 30% Democrat, 30% Independent. This same news organ also happens to enjoy a viewership which, in terms of raw numbers, exceeds all the other lefty cable “news” stations combined.
This is Fox News. Their viewers are the focus here. It is huge, and it is balanced across the political spectrum.
After the debate concluded, Fox invited its’ viewers to vote on who they thought won. They voted McCain 82%, Obama 16%. Even if you factor in the slight increase in Republicans compared to Democrats, the % are SO lopsided, and it really wasn’t even close, no matter how you adjust or cut it!