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  •  but 95% of talk radio listeners don't want hartman (1+ / 0-)
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    xaxnar

    - they want limbaugh - that's the free market idiot's excuse for the subsidized and protected monopoly

    imagine if 50% or even 30% of talk radio in the country was progressive.

    instead, our major universities endorse the RW blowhard stations

    This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

    by certainot on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 03:56:59 PM PST

    •  Limbaugh is heavily subsidized (3+ / 0-)
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      And the reason he's on so many radio stations is because of the heavy consolidation of station ownership. Plus his views are what the people who own those stations want heard.

      There have been a lot of reports here at Kos that his audience share is dropping though, and a number of sponsors have jumped ship.

      I make a point of listening to him when I can, and Hannity too, mainly to find out what's twisting right wing knickers at the moment. It's a quick way to learn what the Right Wing Echo Machine is pushing as the message of the moment.

      Their shows are highly structured; they're very careful who actually gets to call in, and very careful to limit discussion to the right wing fantasy world they're creating.

      Perhaps it's my imagination, but lately they seem to be flailing. When they get into a rant, every other sentence seems to contradict the one that came before - but an audience of angry and frightened people isn't going to pick up on that.

      "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

      by xaxnar on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 04:35:24 PM PST

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      •  yep, they're having some difficulty for the first (3+ / 0-)
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        time in 25 years. the boycott is hurting and so is the long overdue attention which hurts them merely because the people they've been attacking all those years are paying a little more attention and they're losing their complete control over who hears their lies and threats.

        i hope it  grows until they can't get a single university to broadcast sports on their stations.

        and i agree that listening to them once in a while is a good way to find out what the GOP/1% is doing- that's where they do the groundwork repetition. and  i think they use a lot of paid callers.

        among other things limbaugh seems to be caring less and less about his sarcasm- he used to spell it out or use it much more recognizably so his audience could get it right- seems like he doesn't care anymore- and his core audience is not one that understands a lot of sarcasm.

        This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

        by certainot on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 05:12:58 PM PST

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