Congress Swings the Other Way

What markets and companies does that bode well for? Which ones will do worse? What media companies will swing their bias to the party in power? Which ones will stay the same?

In other unrelated news, Rumsfeld is out. If he still supports the war in Iraq it would be nice to see his ass in uniform on the front line. Rumor has it the reserves are looking for a few fine men.

Published: November 8, 2006 by Aaron Wall in marketing


November 9, 2006 - 11:46pm


i'm looking for a partner to help me buy the tribune company. you could expand your reach into the print world and give yourself a front page op-ed column. also, i think we could make a good bit of coin selling links from their properties. i would leave that to you, and mr.turner and i will run the Cubs. what do you think?

fyi- you would probably have to come up with most of the money.

let me know;)

November 8, 2006 - 10:19pm

Am hoping this (Dems in control) is good news for the Net Neutrality threat.

November 8, 2006 - 10:36pm

Hi Aaron

couldn't find a link for your mail or contact form, so hopefully it's allright writing here...

I get this warning when using the keyword tool:

Warning: fsockopen(): unable to connect to in /home/awall19/ on line 37

This is just one line, i think there are hundreds of warnings....


November 8, 2006 - 11:09pm

I think the jury will be out on which markets this will affect. If we start to see tax hikes or the revokation of current tax policy... well, considering the health of our economy that would be plain ignorant. Things shouldn't change for the sake of change alone, but rather because something is broken. I get my views on the economy from factual market data, not some politician, and I feel the backbone of the economy is alive and well.

What (major) media isn't already liberal in nature - honestly. And no, Rush isn't all that major ;-) I tell ya, I feel like I live in two different countries when I change my channel from NBC/CBS/ABC to FOX.

Rummy had his day, and that is a good place for new leadership. We did what we set out to do back in '03, but I don't feel we had a solid game plan thereafter. I see you (Aaron) were in the service - same here: 10 years, mobilized in '03, 12C/Combat Engineer.

Cheers, and let's hope for the best moving forward,

November 8, 2006 - 11:45pm

Hi Dennis
Sometimes Overture doesnt work and when they suck that suckage passes on to my tool.

November 9, 2006 - 2:08am

Though most media channels are left-leaning when you compare them to Fox, I think they are for the most part fairly central. I can't think of very many really strong 'left wing' articles/shows in the mainstream media lately.

Referring to the centre as 'the right' or 'the left' (depending on your own stance) is quite common. It's a good tactic if you're looking to preach to the converted; not so good if your intention is to speak to those who don't share your worldview.

November 9, 2006 - 3:14am

I don't think of the media as typically being biased toward left or right so much as being biased toward the big business interests that own the media and/or support their business models via advertising.

November 9, 2006 - 4:56am

Speaking of markets... I don't want to seem like a conspiracy theorist or anything, but gas prices are back up today.

Coincidence? Hmmm

November 9, 2006 - 8:15am


With respect to newspapers, the NYT and the Washington Post (which both own several other papers and media outlets) are primarily family owned. The Tribune company is for sale, and billionaire Eli Broad is thinking of buying it. But "big business" doesn't really have much ownership interest in the major papers in the US.

TV may be more darkly Chomskian as you imply.

November 9, 2006 - 4:15pm

I can't agree with you that NBC/CBS/ABC aren't left leaning. They do nothing short of pummel the current Administration on a nightly basis. I turned on the mid-term elections and NBC only highlighted the states where Democrats were ahead or winning. They gave absolutely no accolades to any Republican leaders or winners. I wouldn't be surprised if they weren't strapped to their seat just to contain their joy when they got word that the Democrats won back power in the House and Senate. Night after night I have to watch them disagree with every political stance of the Republican party - no exceptions. Those that rely on the nightly news programs, FOX included, as a source of factual data are fooling themselves - they all preach to the choir. It is a shame that it is bias in my opinion, but that's how big business works I guess.

Now, if you don't think there is a bias, just think back to Dan Rather for a moment - he was the face of that network, and did nothing short of lie to the American people regarding President Bush night after night.

Disclaimer: although I voted Republican, I by no means agree with every issue. I've done my own due diligence and base my opinions on experience as an investor, military service member, small business owner, tax payer, home owner, and someone who understands the global economy fairly well.

Aaron, isn't this another good way to build upon your SEO? ;-) Controversial topics always seem to do well.

November 9, 2006 - 5:47pm

I did not go in depth enough or attack hard enough for this post to have had much of a linkbait type SEO purpose.

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