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  •  RW radio deals in emotion, not reason. (7+ / 0-)

    That emotion is powerful stuff.  Rush always sounds angry.  A lot of people getting the short end of the stick in this economy are angry.  Anger is the connecting point. It's easy to identify with angry.  Then Rush wraps that anger around some object or idea and ridicules it.  That becomes an OK object of anger for angry people, whether they ever rationally thought about it or not.  That anger validation is what counts.

    The liberal left counters with facts and reason.  Explains clearly the situation or idea.  But logic no emotional traction.  It might be 100% correct, but it doesn't connect with a lot of people.  "What do pointed headed liberals know?  Bunch a educated idiots."  How many times have you heard a variation on that?  

    People have every reason to be angry in this economy.  Talk radio and MSM carefully channel that anger away from the real causes of the misery.  Logic and reason alone won't be enough to counteract the MSM message machine.

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