User talk:Captainalpha1

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Ideological Edits....

You have certainly got my attention, trying to turn Chris Matthews into some kind of respected journalist! Please give it a rest. --şŷŝôρ-₮KṢρёаќǃ 00:01, 3 August 2007 (EDT)

If you watch his show on a daily basis like I do, you'll quickly find that he's not very liberal. He's actually more moderate than enything else. And he has a ton of experience, and a plethora of awards that makes hime a very respectable journalist. I can't turn him into something he already is, I can only write the truth and try to make this a respectable site in the process. - Captainalpha1

Two strikes:
  1. Liberals frequently to to pass as "moderate", on the grounds that they "predominate" and are therefore middle of the road. See Bernard Goldberg's expose of this error.
  2. You imply above that this is not a respectable site. --Ed Poor Talk 17:32, 3 August 2007 (EDT)

Let me specify. Chris Matthews is neither Liberal, or conservative. I know this because he frequently voices his mixed opinions. One Strike: This site and it's administrators imply that Chris Matthews is not respectable journalist. - Captainalpha1

  • He isn't. And many so-called "respected" journalists say so. He is a pundit, not a journalist, in any case. I know Liberals often ignore that fact. Godspeed to you, Captain! --şŷŝôρ-₮KṢρёаќǃ 17:40, 3 August 2007 (EDT)

I just don't want people to judge him simply by his political views. I think Brit Hume is a very respectable journalist as well, and I disagree with over half of what he says. I think we should all try to keep an open mind. - Captainalpha1

Hume is a journalist. Chris is not. That is the difference. Matthews is a former policial flack/hack, who was washed up, and hired by MSNBC. His ratings in prime time are less than 20% of what the 4:00AM reruns of O'Reilly get. That any indication of his popularity to you? --şŷŝôρ-₮KṢρёаќǃ 17:56, 3 August 2007 (EDT)

I wasn't talking about his popularity, or his ratings. (Even though Bill O'Reilly's ratings are down 17% and Countdown is up 40%). I was only showing that I try to listen to both arguments. Chris Matthews is certainly a journalist, and "Washed up"? He's been a broadcast journalist, newspaper bureau chief, Presidential speechwriter, and best-selling author. He worked for 15 years as a print journalist, 13 of them as Washington Bureau Chief for The San Francisco Examiner (1987 - 2000), and two years as a national columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle, which was syndicated to 200 newspapers by United Media. He's won the David Brinkley Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism, The Abraham Lincoln Award from the Union League of Philadelphia, and in 2005 he received the Gold Medal Award from the Pennsylvania Society. You're fooling yourself if you think he's not a journalist. And you're simply ignorant if you think that he was ever "washed up". I think that because his views disagree with yours, you'll do anything to make him into a low good for nothing journalist. Well I look at both sides of the spectrum, and I don't allow my opinions to interfere with my job. Goodnight, and good luck. - Captainalpha1

  • Take great care in name calling, okay? Remember this is not Wikipedia, we are a Christian and Conservative friendly encyclopedia, and are not striving for NPOV wherein Conservative and Christian thought is denigrated to make way for revisionist thinking. Like the ratings deal...Apples and Oranges comparison, and O'Reilly is up, not down, across the board. --şŷŝôρ-₮KṢρёаќǃ 22:23, 4 August 2007 (EDT)

I understand that this is a conservative site, but that shouldn't stop it from using facts. Chris Matthews has always had a successful job, and many journalists do actually look up to him. The O'reilly factor actually is down, I'm not making that up. And MSNBC is beating CNN in ratings. These are "FACTS", not opinions. I want to help this site, not hurt it. So please allow me correct these articles, and help make conservapedia a better site. :) - Captainalpha1

I suppose I should appologize, you're absolutely right. The O'reilly Factor is #1. MSNBC is slightly behind CNN. I guess it's a good idea to always double-check your sources. Having said that, I still disagree with the way this site is portraying Chris Matthews, though I acknowledge that you allowed his awards to remain in the article. - Captainalpha1

  • I will check it over again, with new, refreshed eyes in the morning, Captain. I am not a Matthews hater, in spite of what you assume. ;-) --şŷŝôρ-₮KṢρёаќǃ 00:09, 5 August 2007 (EDT)

Thanks for taking the time to go over it again. - Captainalpha1

August ratings now show MSNBC Ratings are up, as well as CNN. O'Reilly remains on top, though Fox ratings are continguing to decrease. - Captainalpha1

Fox News

Unfortunately, for you, the comparison you are quoting is based upon a study of 2006 versus 2005. This is August of 2007, last I checked. None of their hoped-for gains materialized over the past year, however. And when Fox launches its new business channel, most in the industry expect GE to finally pull the plug on CNBC and perhaps MSNBC as well. Less competition isn't desirable, IMHO. It's a pity NBC was allowed by GE to squander their resources on such a blatantly leftist agenda. Look for a major shake-up in NBC News and Network management in the Fall.  ;-) --şŷŝôρ-₮KṢρёаќǃ 14:55, 8 August 2007 (EDT)

Wow,that was a large mistake on my part. It's really nice to have this clarified, before I were to go as far as to put this into an article. Thanks for the correction. - Captainalpha1