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  •  heritage foundation may be main source (10+ / 0-)

    it is a sponsor for him and hannity and probably others.

    i think there's a farm system training talkers to spread into local markets. call screeners may get training too re RW radio.

    i've heard heard on several occasions coordinated/scripted series of paid callers related to the war. call screening software allows instant identification of callers so paid callers can be bumped in front, etc.

    i once heard a hannity back-up once describe they were broadcasting from the heritage foundation.

    limbaugh may have various sources but who knows who the central coordinator is. he probably gets first dibs though, unless its breaking news. palin for VP was announced minutes before his show started, the friday before their convention. they know that is their base listening- the tea party. he was the amain man getting the global warming "email gate" hoax going- there may be extra pay involved for something like that. the GOP might want to start exposing the talk radio mechanism if they want their party back. or maybe progressives should start offering whistleblower rewards.

    one thing for sure- rush doesn't do much extra work himself. he lives in a bubble, like hannity. the material they get can be very coordinated for important items. they both read a lot of their stuff and it is often right there for them, ready and timely.

    yesterday for instance, they both (hannity right after rush) went with a story about 'liberal elite' media coordination with a snippet overhearing mitt questioners coordinating their questioning (standard). they often use the same phrasing with new and timely stuff, sometimes exactly the same.

    local talkers around the country are also coordinated for material and guests (writers from the RW think tank book factories, global warming deniers, pro fossil fuels, media 'experts', etc).

    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 Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 07:24:49 AM PDT

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