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      fox is the viz icing on the RW radio lie turd pie.

       the talk radio monopoly is where the alternate reality has been created the last 20 years- while the left ignored it.
      limbaugh gets first dibs on the daily dump from the think tanks that feed RW radio and fox.  he's point man for a radio monopoly of 1000 stations and numerous blowhards chosen for their certitude. (most are nuts in denial)

      fox cannot create like RW radio. it has to pretend to be balanced, can't do the coordinated repetition RW radio can, and there are plenty of other channels to go to. and it's liars have to look you in the face. the left watches fox but largely ignores talk radio- while it kicks their ass. richard myers and the flush rush bunch have contributed hugely to the reeleciton of obama- finally challenging limbaugh and getting him into the limelight- but the big problem is the talk radio monopoly in general- and fox has been a distraction - they couldn't do shit without talk radio- they'd be laughed off the air..

      coordinated by the think tanks, they can turn a molehill into a mountain in a day. RW radio creates "conventional wisdom", decides what or who is acceptable or not, and can shout over most anything obama and dems can do. they create made-to-order constituencies for any pro-corporate agenda- (health care town hall screamers). teabaggers are dittoheads.

      RW talkers are protected by call screeners and praised and reinforced by paid callers.

      they reach 50 mil a week and in most parts of the US there are no free alternatives for politics and current events while driving and working. it's a huge near-captive audience. the local blowhards are locally coordinated for regional/state issues (selling voter ID, etc). some locals take real callers and if you have those you may be able to reach thousands with truth telling before getting cut off.

      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 Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 10:33:49 PM PST

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