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  •  I don't think the parallel is the same (10+ / 0-)

    I get where you're coming from, and I think it's worth discussing.  

    The main difference, as I see it, is that for the listener like this guy, talk radio is describing a real world battle between the forces of good and evil.  Essentially, it is telling the listener that he or she is on the side of good, and the evil out there is intent on destroying you.

    So it sounds a lot like the ideas represented in video games, but the difference is that video games are not, on the whole, portraying a real world.  

    Do some people forget that it's not a real world? Yes.  

    I think that if you asked most AM radio conservatives if they think what's happening is real, they will tell you that it's real.  there are probably a few who would tell you that they take it all with a grain of salt.  


    by otto on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 08:01:35 AM PST

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