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BlueRoamer
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posted June 22, 2007 09:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueRoamer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In the spring of 2007, of the 257 news/talk stations owned by the top five commercial station owners, 91 percent of the total weekday talk radio programming was conservative, and only 9 percent was progressive.

Each weekday, 2,570 hours and 15 minutes of conservative talk are broadcast on these stations compared to 254 hours of progressive talk 10 times as much conservative talk as progressive talk.

76 percent of the news/talk programming in the top 10 radio markets is conservative, while 24 percent is progressive.

They try to attribute to simple demand and supply. I would agree that this is probably accurate, not because all of the listeners are necessarily conservative. I attribute this to a "freak show" psychology, people are most interested in what is extreme, sensational, crazy, and that is something the right these days definitely is \


http://thinkprogress.org/2007/06/20/radio-report/

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posted June 22, 2007 11:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dervish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My memory is vague on this...didn't Air America, an extreme liberal talk show station, get started by a conservative who wanted the money that he felt Air America could make?

There's more than one irony regarding talk radio, but I'm not recalling any of them in much detail (other than Pacific being taken over in a hostile manner by NPR/public radio and having their union busted up by the presumed leftist business owners). I can't recall the details of the business behind Air America, other than I found it exceedingly ironic (and thus interesting).

I think Air America is going bankrupt now, too. IDK. Don't care, either. I don't listen to talk radio, at least not very often.

I think the worst memory was when I was on a long road trip from CA-Texas with someone else. She LOVES to argue (she's very competitive, and you should see her trophies and how much she values them). She doesn't care with why or whom. Like me, she's neither Left nor Right, but Rightwing Radio was most of the talk radio that came on (she happily mocked and argued the more leftist stations when the rare opportunity presented itself). This was the summer of 2004, so it was really intensive with the scare tactics and rhetoric.

Finally, I covered my ears and chanted, "Kerry, liberals, terrorists, oh my, we're all gonna die!" Which summed up all the rightwing talk rather nicely.

After several times, she finally turned off the radio. Blessed silence. And awkward, as I wasn't sure how mad she was at me. But we were ok. She later said she appreciated my chant, and we were gonna listen to NPR talk and do one for the leftists, but never got around to it.

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posted June 23, 2007 01:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jwhop     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The flagship of leftist talk radio...Air America filed bankruptcy some time ago. Even in the leftist Mecca of NYC, they couldn't make it.

No, they were not formed or funded by conservatives. This was talk radio with a far, far, far...off the left edge of the Earth ideology and it couldn't be sold to anyone but leftist nuts.

Now, for those who think the government should be in the business of forcing viewpoints on radio stations that their listeners will not listen to....up yours. Radio, television and other media...news and entertainment are organized as businesses which go out of business or lose significant portions of their audience when they get too far off the track....ala socialist/Marxist/Leninist/Maoist drivel spewing over the airwaves....exit Air America.

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posted June 23, 2007 11:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pidaua     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amen to that jwhop.

If Hillary and Boxer had their way, we would no longer even have Conservative talk radio.
http://www.breitbart.tv/html/2042.html

Can we say.....communism?

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posted June 25, 2007 08:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AcousticGod     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Think for yourself," is the Conservative mantra on talk radio, right?

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posted June 26, 2007 01:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jwhop     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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What kind of Bullshiiit is that acoustic?

Are they right? Wrong question!

Do broadcasters have free speech rights and do listeners have the right to hear what they have to say....if they so choose by tuning them in.

No one suggested Air America should be taken off the air for broadcasting utter bullshiit. Their lack of listeners took them off the air.

That's the way it works in the free market of ideas. That's the way it works in America.

Those who believe broadcasters should have ideas and ideology forced upon them which their listeners or viewers will not tune in need to take a very long hike.

Contact me for directions to your nearest border out of America.

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posted June 26, 2007 04:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AcousticGod     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's a really funny response to what I wrote.

We're talking about the market for Liberal ideologic radio, right? Turns out there's no market for it. Surprise, surprise, huh? Democrats aren't looking for a self-important blowhard to tell them how they should think or feel about a subject. Liberals don't need a Rush, a Sean, a Bill, or a Rupurt to condense political news and make it appetizing for the idealogues in our party. Liberals don't need a figurehead to listen to and follow blindly.

It's very clear to me why liberal idealogue radio doesn't work. No market.

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posted June 27, 2007 01:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jwhop     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not surprising demoscats aren't looking for self important blowhards to tell them what to think...since that's exactly what the vast majority of demoscats are themselves. Why court the demoscat self important blowhard competition?

Now acoustic, thanks for pointing out that Al Franken and the other crazed leftist morons at Air America were...and are..."self important blowhards".

Finally, something on which we agree.

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posted June 27, 2007 01:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jwhop     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Speaking of self important blowhards...who also happens to be a leftist traitor to the United States...what other kind is there, consider John Traitor Kerry.

Now this blowhard moron got 73% favorable news reporting in his failed presidential election campaign from the moronic leftist media. Since the news media approval ratings were lower, a lot lower than that of Bush, perhaps the smart thing for Traitor Kerry to have done would have been to court negative reporting for his campaign.

Now, this blowhard moron traitor wants to overturn the free speech provisions of the US Constitution to stamp out talk radio.

Exactly what one would expect from the screeching, whining, pants wetting shriekers of the brain dead leftist moron set.

"Kerry joins 'Fairness Doctrine' chorus
Also wants to bring back equal-time provisions
Posted: June 27, 2007
10:28 a.m. Eastern
WorldNetDaily.com


Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.

John Kerry openly stated his support of the overturned "Fairness Doctrine" that required broadcasters in America to "afford reasonable opportunity for the discussion of conflicting views of public importance."

The Federal Communications Commission overturned the rule in 1987 because it failed to accomplish its purpose of encouraging more discussion of controversial issues. More notably, concerns were raised over the constitutionality of the doctrine because many believed it violated First Amendment free speech rights.

"I think the fairness doctrine ought to be there, and I also think equal time doctrine ought to come back," he said on the Brian Lehrer show on WNYC.

Kerry's remarks can be heard in a recording posted by the Drudge Report.

"These are the people that wiped out ? one of the most profound changes in the balance of the media is when the conservatives got rid of the equal time requirements and the result is that they have been able to squeeze down and squeeze out opinion of opposing views and I think its been a very important transition in the imbalance of our public eye," Kerry argued.

Kerry also favored reinstating the Equal Time Rule, which requires television and radio stations to allocate equal airtime to political candidates.

Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, recently introduced in Congress a plan to revive the Fairness Doctrine.

Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., said this week she is considering the possibility of bringing it back.

"Well, I'm looking at it, as a matter of fact ? because I think there ought to be an opportunity to present the other side," said Feinstein in an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday. "And unfortunately, talk radio is overwhelmingly one way."
http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=56398

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posted June 27, 2007 01:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jwhop     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Of course, there are other traitors who wish to overturn the free speech provisions of the Constitution...like the traitor Dick Durbin...aka Dick Dustbin who likened US military forces to the murdering minions of Pol Pot, the murdering gulag guards of Stalin and the Nazi death camp guards of Hitler.

Giving the enemies of the United States aid and comfort is priority one with leftist demoscat traitors.

A close second is the destruction of the rule of law and the destruction of individual rights and liberty.

It's time to reinstitute the Fairness Doctrine, said Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.). I have this old-fashioned attitude that when Americans hear both sides of the story, they're in a better position to make a decision.
http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/gop-preps-for-talk-radio-confrontation-2007-06-2 7.html

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posted June 27, 2007 04:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AcousticGod     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Supreme Court ruled twice yesterday on Free Speech, and it would appear that Free Speech backed by money is ok, and Free Speech not backed by money is not ok. Interesting.

As far as Al Franken is concerned, I couldn't really tell you whether or not he's a self-important blowhard, I didn't tune in like all the rest of the Democrats. If he was anything like Rush or Sean, then I wouldn't be interested.

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posted June 28, 2007 01:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jwhop     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A link supporting your assertion the law of the land is now...money can speak...the poor cannot...would be helpful acoustic.

Al Franken and other leftists seldom get near the truth. They leave it strictly alone. Heartburn perhaps?

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posted June 28, 2007 04:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AcousticGod     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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A link supporting your assertion the law of the land is now...money can speak...the poor cannot...would be helpful acoustic.

Supreme Court news. Ever hear of it? Try Google. Part of the McCain/Feingold campaign finance reform bill was decided to be a breech of big corporate entity's free speech. Meanwhile, some kid who put up some stupid banner (Bong Hits For Jesus) while the olympic torch went by had his free speech decided against.

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Al Franken and other leftists seldom get near the truth. They leave it strictly alone. Heartburn perhaps?

How would you know this? The only time you get to hear what a leftist says is when some rightist is blathering on about it in some article.

You seem to have a lot of trouble getting at the truth in some areas as well. Does that make you a leftist?

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posted June 30, 2007 01:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jwhop     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you're really trying to make a point acoustic, then why not simply post the link to the story you wish to draw attention to?

One reason might be that the story doesn't really say what you say it says or, it's possible that's some leftist twits own interpretation of the Courts ruling.

In any event, it's your interpretation to prove if you can. If you thought it important enough to mention, one would think you would be happy to do so.

I read and hear leftist blather all the time acousic...and recognize it for the blather it almost always is.

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posted January 05, 2012 12:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rush says the competition for Republican nominee doesn't bode well for Obama.

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