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  •  Liberal talk radio isn't a ratings winner... (1+ / 0-)
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    ....because it is boring. Rationality is boring.  Structural; analysis is boring.  Refraining from characterizing individuals based on race or gender or religion is boring.  That's just how it is.  I don't think any amount of increased promotion would solve that.  

    You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

    by Rich in PA on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 06:28:24 AM PST

    •  Nope, don't buy that (3+ / 0-)

      There are ways to make rationality not boring. Rhodes and Schultz inject passion into their shows. Stephanie Miller uses humor.

      Unfortunately, Al Franken was the flagship show for AAR, and he mostly followed, and drew audience from, public radio. But it helped to get him a Senate seat, so I'm not complaining.

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      by maxomai on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 09:18:23 AM PST

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      •  But we know it doesn't work with audiences (0+ / 0-)

        We know that because the audiences are very small, in absolute terms and compared to the number of people who hold those views in society. So it's a non-starter to say that X, Y or Z do a good job, because a good job is measured by how many people are listening.

        You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

        by Rich in PA on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 11:18:45 AM PST

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    •  Speak for yourself! I love Carl, Randi... (0+ / 0-)

      and Stephanie Miller. I defy anyone to watch the latter's TV show and call it boring.

      Not even I expected Romney to let his entitled Lord-of-the-Manor freak flag fly as proudly as he did on Tuesday night ~ Charlie Pierce

      by AuroraDawn on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 06:51:44 PM PST

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