I hunger for quality news. I’m tired of the right and the left. There’s a little bug inside of me which wants to get the FCC to say to Fox and to MSNBC, “Out. Off. End. Goodbye.” It’d be a big favor to political discourse, our ability to do our work here in Congress, and to the American people, to be able to talk with each other and have some faith in their government and, more importantly, in their future.
Does the “quality news” for which he hungers mean “journalism” which only reports on the comments he makes and the policies he supports in a favorable manner? Look, Mr. Rockefeller, you’ve been in the Senate for 26 years, using your family’s vast resources to help finance your various campaigns.
Seems this fella thinks “the reason people have lost faith in government is because of… Fox News and MSNBC.” You know, Jay, it just might be you and your big-spending colleagues. Ever think that the problem might be those crafting the message and not the messengers?
If ol’ Jay just can’t get his message out, then, then, well the media just has to be at fault because, well, his message is just so good and wonderful that everyone will just like it because, well, he crafted it and thinks it must be really, super good.
But, Mr. Rockefeller, the problem isn’t the messenger, it’s the message. So, maybe he should consider another line of work in line with the advice of one one celebrated leader of his party “if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.”