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  •  there's one big reason it's even close (2+ / 0-)
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    LordMike, Larsstephens

    you guessed it- the radio, the only reason this prick, like bush and palin could even be considered- the largely unchallenged and basically invisible radio megaphone is louder than anything democratic.

    it's probably going to be enough to keep romney in the hunt until the votes have to be tallied by republican computers.

    This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and partisan lying by broadcasting sports on Limbaugh radio stations.

    by certainot on Mon Jul 16, 2012 at 09:40:20 PM PDT

    •  Not That Important IMHO (1+ / 0-)
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      fearlessfred14

      If you are talking about talk radio, then it's not that important.

      The demographics of talk radio has been stagnant for years. It's mostly older white conservatives who vote Republican anyway.

      Rush Limbaugh has an estimated 15 million listeners, or 5% of US population.

      NPR has 27 million listeners.

      Don't get me wrong. Conservative talk radio has too much power and I wish we would return to the Fairness Doctrine but I think some people give these fools too much credit. And a lot of what they say is used by our side to rile up our base.

      2011 State of the media

      (towards the bottom are the figures for NPR and for the top ten talk radio hosts)

      •  50 mil a week getting the coordinated message (0+ / 0-)

        over the last decade the % of people who get their news from talk radio varied between the high teens and mid twenties.

        thanks for the link and i'll take a longer look soon.

        what is unique about radio is that in most parts of the country there are very few alternatives for political talk while driving or working. and all those millions of listeners of the right wing blowhards are getting the same message when it comes to the main content. they are coordinated in selling the message - the groundwork for everything the right does is done with that unchallenged repetition. all that other media has some form of competition. change the channel or page. NPR is not the in the business of selling liberalism or big lies. it is passive.

         the tea party are limbaugh hannity dittoheads. the right can't do shit without RW radio. no other medium is as powerful and effective for selling propaganda and lies the think tanks come up with. and it works because the left ignores it, is unaware of how important it has been selling us bush, iraq, deregulation, and global warming denial and defeating single payer going back to clinton.

        try some of my diaries if you'r e not convinced.

        This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and partisan lying by broadcasting sports on Limbaugh radio stations.

        by certainot on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 04:20:38 PM PDT

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