Glimmerjim wrote: ....Why does FOX News have a large viewership?....
Because MSNBC has such a small viewership?
Seriously though, until Glenn Beck had his own network, Fox was the one and only network that wasn' biased toward the left. It's bound to pull high numbers just from people who don't want to see guys like Sharpton and Mathews.
I know, cd, but I sincerely believe that if the right wasn't so in lockstep there would be more platforms to express various nuances. Don't be rough on Mathews. I like him! (as if that lends him credibility!
) He can without a doubt be an overbearing host that gives no opportunity for rebuttal, but he has a LOT of experience in the political world, is the most conservative of the MSNBC crew, has a brother that is a staunch and recognized Republican, and leads, from all outward signs, a moral life committed to his opinions and his family. He famously said, after the 2004 DNC, "We have just seen the first black president."
As opposed to some other heavyweight conservative TV commentator whose name I am in too much of a Rush to recall, that has NO political experience and No sense of morality that I have yet to witness.
Now, in re to the esteemed Rev Al Sharpton, I really hate to soil the page with my thoughts! How he graduated 6th grade is the most critical statement I will ever proffer regarding our educational system!