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Whatever makes you believe that the “brain trust” over at ABC News would feel any pressure or guilt if Steffi went (dare I say it!) liberal? They are the ones who elevated him to his position, knowing exactly who he is and what he represents. We conservatives could holler all we wanted, and it would fall on deaf ears. After all, didn’t we holler when the rumor mill on this started? Did that slow them down?
ABC News could care less about conservative viewers. They are going after the “younger viewers” with this move, trying to entice them to watch by putting in a putative MTV-known celebrity, a pop-culture fellow. The fact that he is a shrieking liberal just makes them feel all warm and fuzzy inside. A perfect choice for them. So what if conservatives holler; we’ll just shuffle off to Fox News and leave them alone.
Nothing but wholesale changes to the entire management at ABC News would fix this situation. Since the mantra of TV programming is always “counterprogramming” then hopefully one day a network exec will wake up and say, “Hey! I’ve got an idea! Everybody else is Liberal! Let’s go conservative!” Scorn and lots of free advertising would follow, along with a tremendous flood of new viewers!p>Naah… br> —