I think we are each trying to make differnt points.
My points are:
1. What is right/center/left is subjective
2. Generally the US media has left point of view - those with positions the the right of theirs are marginalized by taging them with titles such as extream conservative/right etc.
3. The "bias" is not a reflection on those that are labeld "extreamist" but on the media itself.
4. I do not believe the media is in touch with a large portion of the US public for several reasons - read the book menioned earlier.
5. I belive in the US public - in the final analysis a label of right or left does not fit them. They love freedom and respect people and their opinions.
6. Fox, CNN, MSNBC do not really have large audiences.
A quick google search turned up the attached - good enough for now.
NBC: 5.9 / 13 share / 6,349,000 HH / 8,271,000 viewers
ABC: 5.5 / 12 share / 6,014,000 HH / 8,071,000 viewers
CBS: 4.8 / 10 share / 5,207,000 HH / 6,687,000
I'm not trying to convince you of my opinion, just to question the media.