1. Oggie. My Favourite Colour is MediOchre says

    Of course. Important to hear both sides of an issue.

    That would be nice for a change. Of course, today, if they do have someone from both sides of the issue, one is a rabid radical right-wing Trumpist and the other is a blue-dog Democrat right-of-centre nobody.

  2. davidnangle says

    Dressing nicely and saying, “But the Democrats…” pays quite well. The pool of money that pays people to say that on TV is bottomless.

  3. mcfrank0 says

    “Related question: Why is Rick Santorum constantly on CNN?”
    He’s on the payroll!

    BTW: I’m surprised Congressional Reps never quizzed Pichai about what happens when you Google “Santorum”.

  4. davidnangle says

    Oggie, those “democrats” on Fox and CNN are like the team that the Harlem Globetrotters play against. There to be poked fun at. There to be strawmen. NOT there to win.

  5. Saad says

    What does “sensible conservatism” say about transgender people, healthcare, Black Lives Matter, and Native Americans being people?

  6. nomdeplume says

    I often wonder how these people would have reported events in Europe in the 1930s. Well, when I say “wonder” …

  7. robro says

    I never “watch” the news. Some how reading about things makes it easier to understand, digest, and spot the assumptions and general bullshit, both the writers and mine. Also, it’s easier to ignore the ads.

  8. zetopan says

    It’s not just the news, many talk shows feel that they must have at least one right-wingnut to represent an opposing view. Like platygaiasm and an oblate spheroid Earth are somehow equally valid views.

  9. Akira MacKenzie says

    I’m sorry, but when one side is demonstrably right and the other side is obviously wrong and/or harmful , are there really “two sides” that deserve equal exposure?

    Yes, this might technically be considered “censorship,” but I care far more about the path our civilization takes than the supposed “rights” of redneck, racist, sexist, homophobic, religious trash to run their toothless gums.