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  •  all that's needed is to stop ignoring talk radio (0+ / 0-)

    you won't find a lot of support for a new FD here. the are a lot of nuts who think that a right wing radio monopoly coordinated to repeat think tank talking points is an expression of free speech.

    RW talk radio does the groundwork repetition for all their alternate reality and media management  but there is NO organized opposition to it except limbaugh hate speech related boycotting ( great work though).

    so it has been kicking the left's ass for 25 years because it gives liberals headaches to listen to it and theres no written record for the readers to search and study.

    local dem party offices should be monitoring with transcription software and responding immediately to what their local RW stations are saying about dems and our issues.

    and it is a crime that state funded universities are endorsing those stations with sports broadcasting. get a few unis to declare they are no longer going to renew those contracts and others will follow, and the 30% or so of the largest RW radio stations that piggyback our "institutions of higher learning" will fall apart and take the rest of the monopoly with them.

    This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

    by certainot on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 10:55:58 AM PST

    •  AGreed (1+ / 0-)
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      as you know, that collegiate sports should withdraw their support of stations that air RW talk.

      "Everything I do is blown out of proportion. It really hurts my feelings." - Paris Hilton

      by kestrel9000 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 11:38:23 AM PST

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    •  Thedata (1+ / 0-)
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      does not support your main argument.

       See:Rushed Decisions: Political Talk Radio and Vote Choice, 1994-1996 Author(s): David C. Barker
      Reviewed work(s): Source: The Journal of Politics, Vol. 61, No. 2 (May, 1999), pp. 527-539

      This paper examines the relationshipbetween listening to conservativetalk radio, as personifiedin theRushLimbaughShow,andvotingforRepublicancandidatesinthe 1994-1996 congressionaland presidentialelections. I use a series of logistic regressionsto test the relationshipbetween listening and vote choice in House, Senate, and gubernatorialelections in 1994, relying on cross-sectional ANES data. I then capitalize on 1994-96 ANES panel data to explore the degree to which changes in vote choice between 1994 and 1996 can be accountedfor by listening to Limbaugh.Results sug- gest that listening to Limbaughmay have substantiallyincreased voter preference for Republican candidates.Explorationof this relationshipserves to enhance understandingof the means by which politicalpersuasionoccurs,andtheconditionsunderwhichmassmediainfluenceelectoralbehavior.
      and also:

      Understanding the Rise of Talk Radio
      Jeffrey M. Berry, Sarah Sobieraj
      PS: Political Science and Politics, Vol. 44, No. 4 (October 2011), pp. 762-767

      "The number of radio stations airing political talk shows— predominantly conservative talk radio— has surged in the past few years. This massive change in the radio industry says something about the demand for such shows, but attributing the rise of talk radio to a corresponding rise in conservative popular opinion is misleading. We argue that this remarkable growth is better explained by the collision of two changes that have transformed the radio business: deregulation and the mainstreaming of digital music technologies. Regulatory changes have shifted much of radio production and control from local to mass production (managed by industry giants such as Clear Channel Communications) and created a context ripe for nationally syndicated hosts such as Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and Mark Levin. Meanwhile, rapid technological changes have given consumers more control over the way they listen to music. Technologies such as MP₃ players, Internet radio, smart phones, and Pandora Radio have made it more difficult for stations with a music format to be profitable. As music programming has become more problematic, many stations have developed a highly successful business model by converting to talk formats airing nationally syndicated shows."

      •  Whydoyouneverputspacesinyoursubjectline? (6+ / 0-)

        "Everything I do is blown out of proportion. It really hurts my feelings." - Paris Hilton

        by kestrel9000 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 11:55:18 AM PST

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      •  sure it does (0+ / 0-)

        the first paper suggests the right would be stupid not to create a talk radio monopoly where their lying blowhards would read talking points and be protected by call screeners and prompted by paid callers.

        the second paper helps the right winger's false "free market" excuse for that monopoly-- that somehow 95% of people who listen to talk radio prefer to be yelled down to by proven liars like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and Mark Levin.

        attributing the rise of talk radio to a corresponding rise in conservative popular opinion is misleading.

        while identifying a couple of the main reasons the RW media machine has been so successful developing and keeping that monopoly.
        We argue that this remarkable growth is better explained by the collision of two changes that have transformed the radio business: deregulation and the mainstreaming of digital music technologies.
        but the biggest reason they can put carnival barkers on every corner and stump in the country screaming liberals are thieves and traitors and sluts all day long is liberals can't hear them and never get in their face to yell back. so the cowards get a free speech free ride to lie the planet into global warming and all sorts of other insane shit.

        the RW radio monopoly is actually not a profitable enterprise and it wouldn't survive real competition. the fact is that it is the primary media arm of the modern GOP/1% and they pay very little for their return. as long as those stations can pay the rent and local blowhards salaries they are basically free all-year political advertisements for whatever the GOP/1% wants to sell or obstruct. much more valuable than billions in subsidizing, in whatever form they're going to put it. although some in the GOP may be becoming less happy about it.

        a lot of those larger stations depend heavily on university and school sports.

        This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

        by certainot on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 12:49:13 PM PST

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        •  You (0+ / 0-)

          cannot deny the articles support the contention that talk radio is a force for conservative power.  If you want to change the law on guns you need to vote in people who will vote for it.  Two things prevent that now or the Demos would have the House:  1. Talk radio and the money behind the radio talk and ads and 2. gerrymandering.  You need to change the House to change to laws and to get judges in to rule on the gerrymandering.  Other wise you are just complaining.

          •  i think it's their main source of power and they'd (0+ / 0-)

            be a minor party by now if the left actually recognized that.

            a real challenge to talk radio would ensure a dem takeover of the house regardless of gerrymandering. it's the only reason they're still the major obstructionist party they are while at the same time being the main tool for creating the alternate reality that got them and us here in the first place.

            the talk radio monopoly is the reason why we can't have reasonable discussions about guns or global warming or debt ceilings.

            This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

            by certainot on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 10:10:38 PM PST

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      •  PS thanks for the references (0+ / 0-)

        This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

        by certainot on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 12:51:39 PM PST

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