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  •  I have long maintained that the biggest reason (8+ / 0-)

    for Limbaugh's huge income was the audience of guaranteed gullible idiots his show brought to stations that carried his spew.

    Anybody stupid enough to listen regularly to Limbaugh is the sort of person who would buy absolutely anything: fraudulent identity protection services, massively overpriced gold, literal "snake oil" remedies, "survival" kits, etc.

    Bonus points if the advertised products or services appealed, as you say, to fears... fears of the black people or the brown people or the poor people or the furrin' people, for example.

    So, I've always believed that Limbaugh was paid so much not because of the size of his audience, but because of the aggregate stupidity and gullibility of that audience.

    "Bernie Madoff's mistake was stealing from the rich. If he'd stolen from the poor he'd have a cabinet position." -OPOL

    by blue in NC on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 07:28:25 AM PST

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    •  Bingo. (3+ / 0-)
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      Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends. - Gandalf the Grey

      by No Exit on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 10:34:05 AM PST

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    •  The herd that stampedes to the safety of the (1+ / 0-)
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      OK RWMedia Corral do not do so to gain information or knowledge. They do so to confirm their own preconceived, ingrained belief system. There they are insulated from those that would threaten them, never noticing that the paddock is not getting more populated and that their numbers diminish as time passes.......

       The louder the braying, the less there are to bray.....

      it tastes like burning...

      by eastvan on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 04:01:53 PM PST

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