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  •  MSM's more significant for what it leaves out (4+ / 0-)

    and there's still some competition there. less than there used to be but still some.

    with TV or print or internet we can change the channel or page and get political alternatives, within 'acceptable' limits.

    that's why i have a much bigger problem with talk radio.

    in most parts of the country there are no free alts for politics while driving and working. they can hide behind call screeners and lie without challenge to their certitude. they don't have to look into a camera when they lie. and they can be coordinated on local, state, and national levels. paid callers can start rumors/lies, etc. and there's very little written record. it is so ubiquitous and loud that it can overwhelm. it is the loudest PC cop and censor-by-threat in our history. it can turn a molehill into a mountain in days, and visa versa.

    it has been successfully used to decide what and who is acceptable and unacceptable in media and politics and culture, and has moved the political center to the right as perceived by the MSM. it successfully short circuits our democratic feedback mechanisms and makes fact-based national discussions of major issues impossible.

    there's been nothing like it in our history.

    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 Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 06:10:54 PM PDT

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    •  Add to that the domination by (2+ / 0-)
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      Premiere Radio (home of the national radio shills), domination of station ownership by Clear Channel, and the never ending purchase of progressive radio stations or "format changes" at progressive changes and you have 100 % saturation of this country by RW radio with very little progressive radio (usually on low power stations).

      People often have a choice of which RW station to listen to while progressives site at their computers streaming the shows.

      On top of all of that, the RW haters have a bevy of local RW shills that cover "drive time" to propagandize folks on local and state issues.  Any progressive station generally carries only the national hosts.

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 09:15:05 PM PDT

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      •  the RW lie liberal radio can't compete is repeated (1+ / 0-)
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        even by progressives and i say to them the notion that 95% of americans who do or would listen to talk radio prefer the wit and wisdom of limbaugh and hannity is an insult to all americans!

        the locally targeted aspect of RW radio is very effective for them- as in selling voter suppression laws, etc.

        i think the dem party could make significant gains if the state dem HQs had a software package that would allow them to automatically transcribe the local shows and make them available for quick searches at the end of the day or week- so they don't get surprised with a bunch of lies showing up in the rest of the local media etc. and can stay ahead of the usual swiftboating of the dem candidates. and bieing able to go to the local media with a record, etc. paid callers can call in with 'rumors' about dem candidates, for instance. and so on.

        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 Jul 28, 2013 at 10:15:08 AM PDT

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