One thing I’ve never understood about conservative complaints concerning the “mainstream media” (or “lamestream media,” as some of them say) is the peculiar selectiveness with which this term is applied.
Why are the big right-wing media not considered mainstream?
Fox News Channel is by far the most-watched of the cable news outlets, and yet its conservative commentators are forever whining about the mainstream media. Why isn’t FNC considered a part of the mainstream itself?
The Wall Street Journal, which has a decidedly conservative editorial policy, is the biggest-selling daily paper in the land. Why isn’t it considered mainstream?
Talk radio, which ...