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  •  I would... (3+ / 0-)

    ..blame them...

    They, at this site, have shown no remorse in the collateral damage they have done to liberal talkers.  All is ok to them just so long as thier one target is taken out completely ignoring the fact that even if rush gets removed, which I don't this he will because he is to valuable to the likes of the kochs, the person who will replac him will be just as bad but just a little slicker to say the same thing in ways that won't get him or her in trouble.

    There is no subtly or plan from the boy otters to show support for good liberal talkers while the boycott the bad.  They are destroying the industry, all the while claiming it is dying any so what does it matter, just to kill off one easily replaceable blowhard, who btw is a great example of an asshat that can be used to damn the conservatives with.

    We Glory in war, in the shedding of human blood. What fools we are.

    by delver rootnose on Sat Jun 28, 2014 at 11:43:57 PM PDT

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    •  "They are destroying the industry..." (3+ / 0-)

      I'm not sure how valuable an industry of opinionated propagandists operating on public airwaves really is.  Obviously, I prefer those whose views I agree with to Rush, Beck and the rest.

      But for me, the question is, has it raised the level of our political discourse?  Do we have a more informed electorate now then we had when most broadcasting was "straight news"?

      Maybe it would be better to broadcast in a more neutral fashion and let people form their own opinions?

      Feel trickled on yet?

      by War4Sale on Tue Jul 01, 2014 at 02:07:09 PM PDT

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    •  We don't need talk radio (3+ / 0-)
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      reasonshouldrule, chickeeee, indedave

      It is right-wing dominated and always has been.  If it dies, it will hurt the GOP far worse than it will hurt us.  I say good riddance.

      Progressives are almost by definition more tech savvy than those on the right.  So we will get our political news and entertainment from more sophisticated sources, whether on-line, thru pod casts, on our phones and ipads, or whatever the next medium becomes.  AM radio is mostly listened to by the less educated and those resistant to new things (in other words, conservatives).  As they are dying off, so are their news sources.

      Hey, I like Stephanie Miller, Thom Hartmann and some of the others as well as the next liberal.  But I also think they'll be smart enough to move on when the time is right.  And if they're not, or if they don't want to bother, others will come along who will.

      •  They already have, in some cases. (2+ / 0-)
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        I now listen to a few of the old liberal talkshow hosts on my smartphone, as its the only way to catch them in my market. Clear Channel decreed awhile ago that only rw or conservative speakers would be allowed on the airwaves, if they could help it.

        I have been forced to get closer to the bleeding edge, if I want to listen to my favorites.

      •  Actually, Jean Shepherd* invented talk radio (0+ / 0-)

        back in the 60s and there was no political talk on his show at all.  I know this because I used to be his biggest fan and never missed it from 1970 until it ended years later.  Recently I started finding earlier episodes of his show online and I've been enjoying listening to them--again, no political talk.  Right wing conservative radio is a perfect example of "this is why we can't have nice things."

        Young people don't listen to radio and once the dinosaurs who listen to conservative radio talk shows pass on, there really won't be much of an audience for it.  It's inevitable, but I do think it could take years.

        *Jean Shepherd is the guy who wrote the books A Christmas Story is based on, and narrates and does a cameo in the film.  He would talk for 45 minutes every week night on WOR radio, just any topic off the top of his head.

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