49 Shares By Bubba Atkinson 1 year ago
This is a pretty interesting discussion …and it very surprisingly happened on MSNBC’s Up with Chris Hayes. To be clear, I think Chris Hayes is a horrible person for having said he was uncomfortable calling soldiers “heroes,” but this is a great discussion to have hosted.
I’m inviting criticism with this statement, but the conservative media can and does often do itself injustice by too heavily appealing to one side. Every ideologically biased source does at some time or another, but that doesn’t mean that it is the most effective strategy from a long-term viewpoint. By getting into too much finger-pointing, you immediately turn off many potential viewers that may not initially agree with you.
I think Fox News has managed to do this over a long period of time. Huffington Post and MSNBC have virtually done the same thing. At this point, what liberal is going to even listen to a factual and very reasonable discussion on Fox, and conversely, what conservative would have the patience to read a well thought-out piece on HuffPo? By preaching to the choir too much and getting into too much finger pointing, many sources push away the middle that could be reasonably persuaded.
I’m certain liberals will berate me for this article, but is this a worthy discussion for conservatives to consider if their long-term goal is not only to combat the left, but overcome them?