A few days ago, the big splash in the MSM was Bruce Springsteen’s early attempts at senility, complaining about FNC, and how they’d let us down. But what’s the real reason behind his attack?

Why the demise of the leftist media of course.  Says VARIETY:

NEW YORK — For the first time in its history, Fox News Channel beat the combined competition in primetime during the third quarter of 2004, with major headlines of the summer including the national political conventions and a brutal string of hurricanes.

According to Nielsen Media Research, Fox News averaged 1.8 million viewers, while CNN, MSNBC, CNBC and Headline News averaged a combined total of 1.7 million. The quarter ended Sunday.

CNN came in a distant second, averaging 882,000 viewers, while MSNBC drew 421,000. Headline News averaged 226,000 in primetime, and CNBC attracted a paltry 133,000

Update: Boortz this morning, notes the same report and says we should look for increased attacks on Fox news. well, gee, Neal.. that’s already happening. Where do you think this bit with Springsteen came from?

He does get one thing right though, does Boortz:

Meanwhile, my challenge stands.  Write me an email … give me a call … send me some snail mail detailing any right wing bias in the reporting of the news on Fox News Channel.  For those of you who went to government schools and who, accordingly, vote for the big-government party … expressions of opinion by commentators is not considered to be “reporting the news.”

I’ll be listening, though I doubt anyone will take him up on his offer.