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  •  very good diary and (4+ / 0-)
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    these people have infinitely deep pockets.  

    Starting with the powell memo, the rich white elite in this country took the long view.  They pour millions into maintaining a dominance over all media.  They really don't care how much they lose or how much they have to pay Rush.  By propagandizing the citizenry, they can make billions in return.  

    It is amazing that there is NOT ONE progressive talk radio station in LA, NYC, or Chicago, three "blue" cities.  And as you pointed out, what they do now instead of turning them into another right-wing blowhard station, they turn them into sports talk.  That is to mitigate the losses because they know that another Rush station will lose less money than a sports talk station.  

    Back in the Air America days, Randi Rhodes consistently kicked Rush's ass in ratings as their shows went head to head with each other.  Did that mean companies started advertising?  Nope.   They know that if Randi (who I don't agree with many times, by the way) will open the eyes of the dumbass republicans who vote against their best interests.  That is a risk to the bottom line.

    So they will just keep funding these.

    We are going to have to fix this ourselves.  I am not sure how to do that, but I wrote a diary about some possible ideas.

    Call your representative and senators and the white house (lack of capitalization intended) to STOP this crazy warmongering with Iran, please.

    by Indiana Bob on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 11:40:13 AM PST

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      That is to mitigate the losses because they know that another Rush station will lose less money than a sports talk station.  
      should be:
      That is to mitigate the losses because they know that another Rush station will lose more money than a sports talk station.  

      Call your representative and senators and the white house (lack of capitalization intended) to STOP this crazy warmongering with Iran, please.

      by Indiana Bob on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 11:44:24 AM PST

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