And it’s exactly the same with Fox News. They are bad, they are evil, whatever. But do you really, honestly want there to be a single “correct” perspective on offer with no contesting point of view? That’s called propaganda, and it’s bad no matter if you agree with its contents.
There is already a scary uniformity in the media. Do we want even more? Before, we could say, well, there’s the internet for alternative viewpoints. But the internet is being censored by precisely the same folks who create the uniformity of opinion in other media. And the censorship is only going to get worse. Look at what’s happening in Europe where linking is becoming illegal and people who express “incorrect” viewpoints are hassled by the police.
Even if you are completely aligned with the Maddow / WashPo / NYTimes / Don Lemon crowd, do you really want no other voices even to exist? Is that going to be good for you? How? By making sure there’s a one-party system? Because that’s such a great thing?
Remember during the Bush years how crucial it was to have voices that questioned the WMDs? It’s equally important now to have somebody question all of these Julie Swetnicks, Covingtons, collusions, etc.