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  •  None that stick in the public mindshare, right. (5+ / 0-)

    There are bright spots here and there, but some of them are so-called comedy (Stuart, Colbert) and others are thoroughly niche (Maddow).

    What we don't have is anything within an order of magnitude of RWTR.  Bear in mind, under that umbrella I include approximately 80% of "christian" radio stations.  Listen to anything on Bott Radio Network and you'll know what I mean inside of five minutes.

    Radio (and non-web TV) are slowly phasing out as major stimulators of national dialogue, but they're still present and potent.  Progressive messaging and ideals will (I firmly believe) win through in the end, sheerly on weight of numbers and drift in media emphasis, but it's a long road yet ahead.

    When ESPN first went on the air, people couldn't believe anyone would possibly go for an all-day-every-day sports TV network.  Now there are people who could barely imagine life without it.

    When RWTR, and later Fox News, went on the air, people probably figured we could ignore it and it would go away.  Instead it's inextricably part of the biggest problems our nation currently faces.  Not the whole or only driver, but a huge driver.

    JMO.

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