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Today the media are abuzz with news that MSNBC dropped to 4th place in the ratings this month – behind Fox, CNN, and HLN’s wall-to-wall Jodi Arias coverage – and a six-year low in prime time. Deadline Hollywood’s Dominic Patten blames the wave of scandal-driven headlines, but Salon’s Alex Pareene says it may be that, unlike conservatives, progressives aren’t plugged into politics all-day-year-round, and Digby has seen a similar drop in progressive website traffic. Must progressives feel besieged to tune into politics?