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  •  up against a well protected monopoly and sabotaged (2+ / 0-)
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    - rhodes talks about it, there's a documentary but i can't remember the name of it right now.

    no, the left didn't try. the fact that it dominates politics in most parts of the country is missed by the left and the there is no real organized opposition except the boycott against limbaugh. opposition/challenge doesn't mean it has to compete head to head against a well established monopoly in the 'marketplace'.

    they're getting a free speech free ride. the collective 'left' allows the right's  think tanks to put lying carnival barkers on every stump in the country to insult them, their ideas, and their candidates, and the left just walks by.

    one of the big BS RW talking points about the supremacy of RW radio and the 'failure' of prog radio is that the playing field was even and market forces spoke. that suggests that 95% of talk radio listeners, even in all those blue states where there's NO progressive radio, americans prefer the wit and wisdom of limbaugh and hannity. that's an insult to americans.

    BTW, randi was one of the most, maybe the most, experienced and established talkers when that started. it transitioned al from comedian into senator, too.

    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 Thu Aug 15, 2013 at 06:42:34 AM PDT

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    •  There was battle and there was sellout (0+ / 0-)

      The left wing and balanced stations were bought out.  Which means that someone got money for them, took the cash.  Now the right made offers they couldn't refuse, often paying way over the worth of the station but in most cases the resistance was minimal, understandably so since it's so hard to make a true profit in the industry but the station owners on the left for the most part didn't line up making any principled stand against the takeover.  

      •  the left has never recognized the importance of RW (0+ / 0-)

        so why blame those who had no idea either?

        my parents actually knew some folks who sold their station and regretted it in a sick-in-the-stomach way when it became RW radio.

        no one knew then and i'd say most don't have a clue now.

        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 Thu Aug 15, 2013 at 08:49:43 PM PDT

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