Conservatives and their incessant haranguing about "the media" is such tripe. Fox has the largest audience of any cable news-talk television network. (Fox execs acknowledge that most of its programming, at least the most popular stuff, isn't news.) Fox's shows dominate the ratings among cable news-talk television networks. Talk-radio is overwhelmingly conservative and it's run by big media companies too. As of spring of 2007: Of the 257 news/talk stations owned by the top five commercial station owners reveals that 91 percent of the total weekday talk radio programming is conservative, and 9 percent is progressive. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! View attachment 1996 Each weekday, 2,570 hours and 15 minutes of conservative talk are broadcast on these stations compared to 254 hours of progressive talk -- 10 times as much conservative talk as progressive talk. In Ohio, there are 10 radio markets. In eight of those markets, there is not a single hour of progressive talk. In the two markets that do broadcast a total of six hours of progressive talk, those hours compete against 52 hours of conservative talk. Of course, all that talking isn't news: it's editorials. So, conservatives have what amounts to nationwide, non-stop conservative opinion pieces, all day, everyday, with tens of millions of audience members all hearing essentially the same set of messages and opinions, yet they'd have us believe that so-called "liberal media" -- networks and programming that consists primarily of morning and evening OTA mainstream programming, along with a 2.5 CNN talk programs, NPR and MSNBC -- or, as Carlson puts it, "big news stations," somehow dominate the airwaves.