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  •   the problem is talk radio, the audio under (1+ / 0-)
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    increasingly, since reagan killed the fairness doctrine, tens of millions of radio -listening americans have been hearing an uncontested and often coordinated repetition of lies, distortions, excuses, and GOP talking points that trickle up into the more visible media, the MSM.

    those media employees you talk about, who have to be somewhat 'liberal' by definition to have the imagination, empathy, and curiosity to be good at what they do will  be subjected to that propaganda......but

    i heard limbaugh talk about how ted koppel and he talk on the phone once in a while and how ted listens to the show when he's driving.

    all these editors owners producers talking heads and media whores lazily ride the talk radio bandwagon repetition because they know it's already been  pounded into the ears of tens of milllions that day or that week. they can repeat the most irrational and hypocritical stupidities because they feel the certainty of the giant talk radio bandwagon.

    that's the bandwagon that readers and watchers never listen to and completely ignore in their analysis of media and politics, even though it gives a small minority the power to really fuck things up.

    •  Agree. You have to wonder, doncha, what in the (0+ / 0-)

      Hell Ted Koppel want to talk to Rush Limbaugh about.  Doesn't he have any FRIENDS or is it the challenge of reaching across the 'divide' (assuming there is one) by someone who actually has, sometimes, been a decent reporter?  Notice how Andrea, Ted's daughter, is now in the MSM.  Talk about yer legacy hirings...

      Tell me how you spend your time and how you spend your money -- I'll tell you what your values are.

      by oldpro on Thu Jul 12, 2007 at 10:42:01 PM PDT

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