"The Right Wing Domination Of Talk Radio And How To End It"
If you think Hugo Chavez shutting down a TV station with contrary political opinions was something unique to Venezuela, you would be wrong. The Leftwing right here in the USA would dearly love to attempt to shut down all opposition voices. This is not something I had find out in secret while consulting Yojo. The Left makes it plain loud and clear that they HATE opposing opinion as you can see in this DUmmie THREAD demagogically titled, "REPORT: The Right Wing Domination Of Talk Radio And How To End It." So let us now watch the DUmmies plan to shut down conservative talk radio in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, wondering if Al Franken will ever return his hefty salary stolen from the Boys and Girls Club, is in the [brackets]:
REPORT: The Right Wing Domination Of Talk Radio And How To End It
[But Left Wing Domination of the rest of the media is perfectly okay with you.]
The Center for American Progress and Free Press today released the first-ever statistical analysis of the political make-up of talk radio in the United States. It confirms that talk radio, one of the most widely used media formats in America, is dominated almost exclusively by conservatives.
[Damn those lousy market forces!!!]
The new report — entitled “The Structural Imbalance of Political Talk Radio” — raises serious questions about whether the companies licensed to broadcast over the public radio airwaves are serving the listening needs of all Americans.
[They must be FORCED to put on Leftwing hosts that almost no one listens to! Bring back Jim Hightower! Bring back Mario Cuomo!]
While progressive talk is making inroads on commercial stations, right-wing talk reigns supreme on America’s airwaves. Some key findings:
[What inroads? Al Franken quit because of lousy ratings and both Randi Rhodes and Blowhard Ed Shultz are in the ratings toilet.]
– 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.
[That's because only 9 percent of the public wants to listen to Bolshevik radio.]
– 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.
[Boo! Hoo! Protect us from those evil market forces!]
– 76 percent of the news/talk programming in the top 10 radio markets is conservative, while 24 percent is progressive.
[And 95 percent of network television news is "progressive."]
Our conclusion is that the gap between conservative and progressive talk radio is the result of multiple structural problems in the U.S. regulatory system, particularly the complete breakdown of the public trustee concept of broadcast, the elimination of clear public interest requirements for broadcasting, and the relaxation of ownership rules including the requirement of local participation in management. (…)
[EEEK! Free Speech! It must be STAMPED OUT!!!]
Ultimately, these results suggest that increasing ownership diversity, both in terms of the race/ethnicity and gender of owners, as well as the number of independent local owners, will lead to more diverse programming, more choices for listeners, and more owners who are responsive to their local communities and serve the public interest.
[A quota system in which only one viewpoint will be allowed to be heard---Bolshevism. And now to hear from the DUmmieland Chekhists...]
I can say it in harsher terms...conservative radio listeners tend to be stupid and not very in-tune to modern technological developments...or else they wouldn't be listening to the f*cking radio. RADIO? People still use that thing?
[We am too stoopid to use Internet. Ug!]
I've never listened to Malloy extensively, so maybe he offers something different. But I've listened to Stephanie, Franken, AAR, etc...all the lefty offerings. It's BORING. It's f*cking BORING to just listen to someone for three hours telling you stuff you already agree with. ENLIGHTEN ME. INFORM ME.
[Thanx for admitting that leftwing radio is BOOOORING as hell. Laura Ingraham and Rush are easy to listen to because they are INTERESTING.]
Well what Malloy was doing for me was echoing all the crap
that used to filter through my own cerebrum - you know, the phrases, like that lying goddamn awful Bush! If I could just explain how much I hate them! And he basically just enthused about the simmer that some of us have going on full time because of that Doofus in the WH and all his little pranks and all the terrible destruction. But now i can't even listen to that any more. I am gonna pretend that everything is okay.
[So that voice you heard in your head was really Mike Malloy...or maybe it was just Yojo laughing at you.]
Every fundie and right-winger I know -- and I actually know way more than I wish I did -- doesn't use their computer.
[Free Republic doesn't exist. Conservative Underground doesn't exist. NewsBusters doesn't exist. Why? Because we am too stoopid to use Internet. Ug!]
Believe me, there are a LOT of people out there who are totally clueless when it comes to the internet. And I'd hazard a guess that MOST OF THEM are moranic white-ringers...er, right-wingers...who can figger out how to turn on an AM radio, but just don't git this whole web thingy.
[Like Larry King who says he doesn't go on the Internet because he doesn't want to "push all those buttons?"]
Listening to "progressive" stations is a chore. I feel like I've stepped back to the fifties. Horrible production values...it makes me feel as if I'm listening to an old scratchy AM station in Biloxi. What's the deal with that?
[When I listen to "progressive" stations I feel like I've stepped back into another dimension in the Alternate Reality.]
Right-wing talk is successful becuase its informative and often quite entertaining - they know what their audience wants, and they give it to them. Rush started out in 1988, when talk radio was pretty much a DEAD medium ... and after 20 years, he's created what can only be described as an empire. He has more listeners at any one time than most liberal stations will get in any one WEEK. He is single-handedly responsible for the success of other hosts like Boortz, Hannity, Savage, Schlessinger, and Beck. There is an admirable quality to that kind of grass-roots success.
[LOUSY FREEPER TROLL!!!]
The market is deciding- and yet successful liberal stations are being pulled by right-wing corporate owners.
[Like Clear Channel which is keeping Air America shows on their WINZ station here in South Florida despite incredibly crappy ratings?]
There's gotta be a way to turn this around. The only alternative is to surrender our positions on the issues.
[We own ALL your issues!]
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