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  •  tell that to those who were lied into iraq by (0+ / 0-)

    radio.

    ignoring it is why we're in this mess

    you must live in a city, in most of the country it is the only free alternative for politics.

    it does the groundwork for everything the GOP does and they can't do shit without it- but still the left ignores it like a hole in the head, waiting for internet in every pickup.

    wake up.

    Progressives will lose all major messaging battles until they picket the limbaugh/hannity megastations and boycott those stations' local sponsors.

    by certainot on Sat Jun 18, 2011 at 04:04:28 PM PDT

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    •  Most of those duped into supporting that attack (0+ / 0-)

      on the Iraqi people were duped by Telivision.

      Right-Wing radio doesn't win converts anymore than Christian Radio does.

      It certainly does get the true believers into a frenzy, though.

      I've spent my fair share of time living in very rural areas.   Right Wing radio is entirely about confirming existing biases.

      Mayan culture was strong enough to save the Mayan people from Mayan civilization.

      by JesseCW on Sat Jun 18, 2011 at 07:22:48 PM PDT

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      •  you're wrong, tv can't repeat lies like radio can (1+ / 0-)
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        fox has a smaller audience and the only reason those liars and pols can say such shit on tv is because it's already been pounded into the earholes of 50 mil.

        bush/war critics who got on TV were named on radio as traitors and hounded by the teabagger/dittoheads, same with the media outlets and producers who dared to put them on. that shit you can't do on TV. can't do that coordinated repetition on TV or in print.

        fox is viz whipped cream on the radio lie turd pie.

        ignorance of the radio's importance in politics the last 20 years is why we're in this mess.

        Progressives will lose all major messaging battles until they picket the limbaugh/hannity megastations and boycott those stations' local sponsors.

        by certainot on Sun Jun 19, 2011 at 08:58:54 AM PDT

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      •  wiener is a great eg of RW radio success (0+ / 0-)

        the difference in the way wiener was treated and vitter or many of the other repubs with more serious problems is radio.

        the pressure that makes wiener an 'overwhelming' distraction and stops everything else and requires dems to get him to resign is just like why van jones became a 'distraction' - coordinated radio repetition that creates 'public outrage'.

        all they have to do is get all the RW radio talkers to give it regular time- it doesn't go away.

        that radio repetition is not only absent re the vitters, the radio can be used to create a dem mountain from a molehill to distract from a vitter. it happens all the time.

        the global warming 'email gate' was another eg of a RW radio success- i wrote about it here:

        http://www.dailykos.com/...

        Progressives will lose all major messaging battles until they picket the limbaugh/hannity megastations and boycott those stations' local sponsors.

        by certainot on Sun Jun 19, 2011 at 09:11:49 AM PDT

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