Wright Says Liberal Net Wouldn’t Fly

By Brian 

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At “the annual media gathering wrangled by former Hearst Entertainment President Ray Joslin at Trinity College in New York, NBC Universal President Bob Wright and the person interviewing him — MSNBC host Tucker Carlson — veered into some interesting territory,” Broadcasting & Cable says.

“Waxing nostalgic for the days when networks played current events ‘down the middle,’ Wright lamented the over-the-top tone that cable-news channels are increasingly embracing. And, of course, he laid responsibility for it all at the feet of Fox News Channel.”

Carlson suggested the creation of a cable channel that caters to liberals. But “going after a lefty audience would be futile, Wright said. ‘For some strange, probably genetic, reasons’ — we’re pretty sure that was a joke — ‘they don’t listen to a lot of radio and they don’t watch a lot of television.'”

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