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Wright Says Liberal Net Wouldn’t Fly

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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