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  •  But is it actually Rush who is in charge of the (1+ / 0-)
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    positions? That doesn't make sense to me. I think he has to be getting his talking points from someone else and then it is his own natural talent at articulating them in a way that riles up his listeners. I am sure he adds his own opinions as well.

    In the Milwaukee area, we have a similar local radio host, several in fact. In an open records request emails were found that showed the governor's press staff asking to be on the show to discuss issues. Is that the usual case with politicians and these programs? It doesn't seem quite right to me.

    •  central coord left with rove, tea party was born (3+ / 0-)
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      ssgbryan, elwior, OleHippieChick

      i think there's national and local coordination by the GOP and the think tanks relative to trending issues, elections, selling of issues, passing legislation, swiftboating of particular politicians, etc. ie. the selling of voter suppression measures ties into much of their long time regular material- ACORN, anti-immigration, etc.

      rove was good at that central coordination and i think when he left the white house what used to be his invisible fluid made-to-order constituency got out of hand and became the tea party, which, even tho it stopped the public option, was too visible and hard to control.

      a lot of stuff gets regular rotation through local talkers' shows

      local shows get a lot of calls from people who regurgitate stuff they heard earlier in the day too.

      i think it's all about repeating far and wide with different sources while avoiding challenge to the certitude the lie/myth is building

      This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and partisan lying by broadcasting sports on Limbaugh radio stations.

      by certainot on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 08:00:54 AM PDT

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