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  •  that's the general effect of allowing media (0+ / 0-)

    led by a very loud and coordinated talk radio monopoly decide what is and what isn't acceptable, while the supporters who said they'd get their reps backs let 1000 radio stations take free pot shots at them and lie all day with barely a bit of talk back. no, the left is not 'getting their reps backs'.

    those radio stations have a free speech free ride from the left to tell the country and its media and politicians where the center is. as long as the left ignores talk radio the left shouldn't expect shit and won't get it.

    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 Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 07:21:31 AM PST

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    •  It's the general effect of electing hacks with (0+ / 0-)

      no integrity.

      Those radio stations are listened to by no more than 1/5th of the population.  That's a group that already completely despises anyone to the Left of Dick Cheney.  They are dialed to 11, all the time.

      Anyone pandering to them is an idiot or a coward.  They simply do not matter.

      You're rambling about the "huge impact" of a dying technology that no one under 50 relies on.

      income gains to the top 1% from 2009 to 2011 were 121% of all income increases. How did that happen? Incomes to the bottom 99% fell by 0.4%

      by JesseCW on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 10:12:57 AM PST

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      •  so, what percent of the pop actually votes? (0+ / 0-)

        lok at all the ignorant corrupt sycophants that win elections. look at how many come close. it doesn't even take anywhere near 20% of the pop to intimidate politicians and media around, especially if they're living in an alternate radio reality and are well coordinated.

        talk radio and its gods are what the tea party represents, is informed and motivated by. they haven't made a difference? maybe you haven't been paying attention.

        there won't be any major reform as long as the left ignores the radio- it started about 25 years ago and it's still working for them.

        and all it takes is some rural states with a disproportionate number of senators to fuck everything up. all it takes to fuck up fillibuster reform are a few senators from those kinds of states.

        what do you think killed the public option? made single payer unacceptable during clinton. swiftboated anita hill and got clarence thomas in? hamstrung clinton? lied us into the war on terror, afghanistan, iraq? gave us this whole debt ceiling and benhazi BS? where do you think most of the global warming denial gets sold?

        that 20% is well coordinated and well dis-informed.

        the country is full of under 50 yr olds that have no fucking interest in politics until it's time to vote and in many parts of the country many of those idiots are going to be influenced by other idiots who's only free easy source of politics and current events is the AM radio.

        if you're an activist or contribute in any way to progressive causes or the democratic party in any way know that in most states your activism is worth didley because there's an invisible idiot on every corner of your block yelling think tank talking points all day long- that your causes and ideas are shit and based on lies, your favorite reps are liars and traitors, and your women friends are sluts.

        and you're just walking by with your iPod in your ear.

        and if  you're a college student or were, there's a good chance your school has been endorsing it too.

        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 Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 02:44:08 PM PST

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