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Is Robin Swanson an Idiot?

There are some things you don’t want a media consultant to say…

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Like what Robin Swanson felt the need to make up:

But despite the well-deserved perception of FNC as a conservative monolithic “news” outlet, they continue to do well in the ratings game, and their viewers run the gamut of the ideological spectrum.

In the reality Swanson should visit:

An audience that decides for itself, based on “fair and balanced” coverage, ought not to reach monolithic conclusions. Yet, in our 2004 polling with Media Vote, using Nielsen diaries, we found that Fox News viewers supported George Bush over John Kerry by 88 percent to 7 percent. No demographic segment, other than Republicans, was as united in supporting Bush. Conservatives, white evangelical Christians, gun owners, and supporters of the Iraq war all gave Bush fewer votes than did regular Fox News viewers.

Going on Fox News is sad enough in and of itself, but defending them because they give her face time is pretty pathetic. And she acknowledges as much in her closing by saying:

Keep dreaming O’Reilly — your on-air temper-tantrum today is proof positive that your “no-spin zone” is anything but.

Yet she provides Fox fodder anyway. Maybe she’s never seen Fox News and was just snookered. Or maybe she’ll try again to get her face on TV and encounter the same results. Again and again.

Instead of getting her face on TV, Swanson should watch some:

Do you understand Fox News now?