Richard Blow thinks he knows why liberal flamers such as Michael Moore don’t get as much TV time as conservative flamers such as Ann Coulter: Liberal flamers might attack the corporate elite (TV owners) and the foundations of American capitalism. Maybe.
Then there’s the whole Ann-is-better-looking thing.
Getting back to the first reason, one might suppose liberal media would love Michael Moore. And I have no doubt there are some reporters and editors for TV and print who do love him. Is it ideological affection that drives the choices of guests on TV pundit shoot-outs and other news-talk shows? Or might there be other things going on?
Blow’s column is the first in a series in which he’ll take a look at liberals and the media. I’ll keep you posted.