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  •  Randi came to political talk from entertainment (1+ / 0-)
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    radio.  Mostly, she's faking it, and reading press releases, etc., her staff gives her, regardless of the issue.
    If Clear Channel said they pay her $1 million to anchor a right wing conservative woman's show, she'd be a conservative.  Immediately.

    Oprah? Nah, I'm voting however Jerry Springer tells me to.

    by Barry in MIA on Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 08:58:12 PM PDT

    •  I have heard her say on the air (1+ / 0-)
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      multiple times that she has been offered big money to do conservative shows but turned down the offers.

    •  Barry, there's tremendous truth to your comment. (2+ / 0-)
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      Barry in MIA, invisiblewoman

      Read my comments upthread. This election is building upon the 527-created world of our perception. The volume of the message, and the style of the delivery of it, now trump the validity of the content.

      It's not what you say, but how--and through whom and how "loudly"--you say it.

      That is what's left when there's little philosophical difference between the two (quite mainstream) candidates for this party's nomination.

      There is no other choice but to succumb to the stylization of the delivery, inevitably, when both messages--once you look closely at them--are quite similar.

      If it's approached any other way, then there'd have to be agreement between the two players, and we'd be hammering away at Bush and the Republicans now, instead.

      Capturing audience demands a more exciting and visceral level of communication, that becomes the rule of the day for the media delivering the message.

      Around here, the content reflects this mentality that's run rampant throughout the MSM, as well. Despite Kos, et al, putting forth the false notion these days that they're different.

      A reality-based blog? Nope. At the end of the day, you're/we're left with a mainstream liberal blog reflecting the mainstream media's style, too...just like Randi on the radio.

      It's what's in. It is the zeit geist. And, the zeit geist is fucked.

      "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

      by bobswern on Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 09:17:36 PM PDT

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      •  It is THE CULTURE...of the media and this blog... (2+ / 0-)
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        myboo, Barry in MIA

        ...never, ever forget that Kos was a registered Rethug until less than a decade ago. It affects everything here. What's not said? Very simply: Kos was a card-carrying GOP'er when Clinton was first elected. Totally bought into the anti-Clinton establishment, Newt Gingrich and the entire school of thought. But, not today. Kos would have us believe that affects none of his comments or perceptions which affect all here now. We cannot allow history to change the perception. That would undermine everything around here.

        The new school of thinking: Don't look past the veneer...'cause it'll bite you in the ass every time. And, one can't have their own words and posturing undermined with the truth of their existence can they? That would blow everything!

        "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

        by bobswern on Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 09:24:46 PM PDT

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