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Why did O'Reilly stop on radio?
Me

Posted on 03/11/2009 9:56:53 PM PDT by Paul46360

Why did he stop on radio??

Would love to read your thoughts...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: lackey4obama; obama; obamabot; oreilly; oreillylies; quit; radio; talkradio; tedbaxter

1 posted on 03/11/2009 9:56:53 PM PDT by Paul46360
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To: Paul46360

O’Reilly’s explanation: I work too many hours.

Everybody else’s explanation: His ratings sucked.


2 posted on 03/11/2009 9:58:06 PM PDT by GOPyouth ("Uhhhhhhhhhh." - President B. Hussein Obama)
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To: Paul46360
Two words: Rush Limbaugh.
3 posted on 03/11/2009 9:58:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("To insist on strength is not war-mongering. It is peace-mongering." Barry Goldwater)
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To: Paul46360

On his TV show on Wednesday, he claimed he couldn’t compete with Rush. there are markets where he is on opposite Rush.


4 posted on 03/11/2009 9:59:27 PM PDT by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: Paul46360
I believe he said he was having problems finding enough time for both the radio factor and his TV show. Plus he's in his 70’s. That or he's afraid of Rush. ;O)
5 posted on 03/11/2009 10:00:04 PM PDT by BigCinBigD ('When a man believes that any stick will do, he at once picks up a boomerang,')
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To: Paul46360

I would say O’Reilly’s radio show sucked but then again so does his TV show yet it still beats everybody.


6 posted on 03/11/2009 10:00:08 PM PDT by exist
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To: Paul46360

He waffles and people can sense he’s not saying what he believes or not believing what he says. He doesn’t get outraged by the outrageous. Makes you wonder what he believes.


7 posted on 03/11/2009 10:00:55 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Paul46360

Because he sucks bad enough on TV alone?


8 posted on 03/11/2009 10:01:55 PM PDT by KoRn
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now

He is a populist.

He never tries to change minds on tough questions.


9 posted on 03/11/2009 10:03:23 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: GOPyouth

I’ll take “His Ratings Sucked” for $200, Alex.


10 posted on 03/11/2009 10:03:32 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (The inmates are now officially running the asylum.)
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now

You said — “Makes you wonder what he believes.”

Ummm..., making more money?

[ ... seeing clearly now...? :-) ... ]


11 posted on 03/11/2009 10:05:20 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: Paul46360

Whether you like them, or not, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity are radio guys who started in the medium and paid their dues for years. It’s not O’Reilly’s fault, but he was a TV guy. He just jumped into radio. Guess what, radio isn’t a medium where all conservatives succeed, no matter what. It shouldn’t be a surprise that radio guys, who live and breath that medium, do well in radio. You would ask plastic surgeon to do you heart surgery, would you?


12 posted on 03/11/2009 10:05:23 PM PDT by nickcarraway (Are the Good Times Really Over?)
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To: Paul46360
If anyone got what was coming to him, it was that two-bit, low life idiot Bill "Ted Baxter" O'Reilly.

That said, Mark Levin has always been a FRiend to this website and an avid supporter of our military and first responders.

O'Reilly is a foaming-at-the-mouth enemy to this website and the Conservative movement, and Mark is willing to publicly defy O'Reilly for disrespecting and attacking the Conservative movement.

Listen from 92:48 to 100:19 here:

http://www.marklevinshow.com/wp-content/themes/levin/player/?url=http://podloc.andomedia.com/dloadTrack.mp3?prm=2824xhttp://citadelcc.vo.llnwd.net/o29/network/Levin/MP3/levin02052009.mp3

O'Reilly LIED about and trashed Free Republic, and he compared our website to Daily Kos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO5TEvSNguQ

O'Reilly trashed Sean, Mark and Rush:

But, Mark refused to take O'Reilly's BS and fired back:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1-ZgouoJso

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2132144/posts

O'Reilly is a classless, worthless POS.

13 posted on 03/11/2009 10:10:49 PM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: BigCinBigD

He was born in 1949


14 posted on 03/11/2009 10:13:22 PM PDT by Krankor (Vitajex, whatcha doin' to me.)
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To: GOPyouth
Everybody else’s explanation: His ratings sucked.

Correction; O'Reilly sucks.

15 posted on 03/11/2009 10:13:58 PM PDT by South40 (Obama lied; the economy died.)
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To: GOPyouth

He sucks.
I dunno why he’s even on TV any more.

Beck is beating him like a rented mule.


16 posted on 03/11/2009 10:18:24 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.......)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Two words: Rush Limbaugh.

Exactly my thoughts.

OReilly is a master of spin fence rider.

We now have Laura Ingraham which is a major improvement in all categorys, but I still listen to Rush.


17 posted on 03/11/2009 10:20:23 PM PDT by o_zarkman44 (Obama is the ultimate LIE!)
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To: GOPyouth

Why did Rush stop doing his television show?


18 posted on 03/11/2009 10:21:11 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Paul46360
I liked O'Reilly's T.V. and radio shows. I think O'Reilly thought he could compete with Rush because his T.V. show was such a hit, but his strategy seemed to try to draw an audience from the center which he must've believed was a larger audience than both the right and the left and that way he could challenge Rush for supremacy on radio.

Well not sure what his ratings were like, but probably not anywhere near to O'Reilly's satisfaction to continue on radio, note that he only had a 2 hour radio show, whereas Hannity and Beck both do 3 hours on the radio in addition to their one hour television shows so not sure why they're able to do it but not O'Reilly.

19 posted on 03/11/2009 10:24:14 PM PDT by whatisthetruth
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To: Paul46360
more importantly where is Larry Elder??? I miss him.
20 posted on 03/11/2009 10:24:44 PM PDT by Wonderama Mama (Socialism is great until you run out of someone elses money - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Paul46360

When he called FR a hate site did it for me.I wont watch him if he was the thing on TV.What a waste of space on Fox.


21 posted on 03/11/2009 10:25:29 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's even tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: GOPyouth

I heard him occasionally. He stank.

He reflexively dismissed people who were too liberal or too conservative—but rarely gave a rational explanation. He just called them “loons.”

He repeatedly asserted that Obama is a citizen. Of course, he never cited any evidence, since there is none.


22 posted on 03/11/2009 10:26:21 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Paul46360

Working several jobs sucks - he’s tired.


23 posted on 03/11/2009 10:33:55 PM PDT by Damifino (The true measure of a man is found in what he would do if he knew no one would ever find out.)
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To: Wonderama Mama

“more importantly where is Larry Elder??? I miss him.”

Me too. Larry used to be on WLS (taped) starting at midnight several years ago. Then they replaced him when the brought back Coast to Coast with George Nory which is possibly the most boring person on radio.


24 posted on 03/11/2009 10:34:06 PM PDT by squidward
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To: Krankor

Okay. he’s almost in his 70’s. :o)


25 posted on 03/11/2009 10:47:41 PM PDT by BigCinBigD ('When a man believes that any stick will do, he at once picks up a boomerang,')
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To: Paul46360

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDou01X5d28


26 posted on 03/11/2009 10:49:42 PM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: CaptainK
Why did Rush stop doing his television show?

As he has said many times, TV is a group operation -- producers, directors, camera people, writers, meetings, meetings, meetings ... Radio is just Rush and the golden EIB mike. He chose wisely.

27 posted on 03/11/2009 11:00:43 PM PDT by JennysCool (Ted Kennedy has a Knighthood. Patrick Macnee does not. Go figure.)
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To: Kansas58

He is a populist.

He never tries to change minds on tough questions

Trying to change minds or not, I want to know what an editorialist believes.


28 posted on 03/11/2009 11:31:41 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: CaptainK

Unlike radio, Rush was totally at the mercy of whatever stations wanted. Most of the stations did not have him in prime time, but usually between 1 and 3 AM when there is almost no audience whatsoever. He did not possess the clout like Leno had at NBC or Letterman at CBS.


29 posted on 03/12/2009 12:03:16 AM PDT by getarope (I will give Obama as much respect as the MSM gave W.)
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To: Paul46360
I listen, as he's in my market.

Compared even to Hannity, I found him boring.

30 posted on 03/12/2009 12:26:28 AM PDT by Does so (White House uncomfortable? Sleeplessness? The 0bama will quit before 6 months are up.)
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To: Paul46360

He was even worse on the radio than he is on TV. Especially when he had a woman on the air with him...he couldn’t help but flirt with her obnoxiously the whole time.


31 posted on 03/12/2009 12:31:40 AM PDT by Junior_G
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To: txnativegop

Geeze is Rush going to be the excuse/fall guy for everything now.

Its Rushes Fault. (rollng my eyes)


32 posted on 03/12/2009 12:32:53 AM PDT by Global2010 (Worship the Creator Not the Creature.)
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To: Paul46360

His show failed because he is full of @#$%, and everyone knows it. The only thing that matters to BOR is BOR, and after he stuck his nose up 0bama’s idea maker, I could tolerate him no more.

I expect he will fail in tv at some point too, because his show has about two crap segments on current affairs, then about 8 segments on crap from the 50’s and pop quizzes for fox employees. Personally, I find playing video games more educational and informative than BOR in any format...


33 posted on 03/12/2009 12:50:12 AM PDT by chris37
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To: GOPyouth

The business of radio stations is to deliver the largest possible audience of a targeted demographic to advertisers. To garner that audience they have to provide entertainment and/or personalities which will draw in those targeted folks. Failure to deliver (poor ratings) gets a show canceled. Ratings = money.


34 posted on 03/12/2009 12:52:00 AM PDT by awaken2spirit (When one fornicates with ignorance, the result of that union is chaos.)
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To: Paul46360
If it was ratings as some on this thread believe, I would like to see the numbers. He is top or near the top on TV.

My guess is he thought why work twice as hard when he saw Obama coming in to take half. He mentioned this on the radio before. Why bust your hump so the Feds can take it? He doesn't need it anymore, he has all the money he needs.

35 posted on 03/12/2009 12:53:06 AM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: Paul46360

Because He is a Pompous Ass, Pithy Enough


36 posted on 03/12/2009 3:50:27 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Paul46360

The few times I listened to BOR’s radio show, I got the distinct feeling that he hated the idea of having to take calls from listeners. In other words, he wasn’t comfortable with the format and it showed.


37 posted on 03/12/2009 3:58:21 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Hey, Obama! Where's my check?)
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To: Paul46360
BURNOUT
Plus Low ratings. . . .
38 posted on 03/12/2009 4:00:32 AM PDT by DeaconRed (B.O. Stinks: Don't Blame Me--------I Voted for the Wrinkly Old White RINO- FUBO)
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To: BigCinBigD

60 is the new 70.


39 posted on 03/12/2009 5:13:17 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: GOPyouth

It’s hard being a jerk 24x7.


40 posted on 03/12/2009 6:06:09 AM PDT by y6162
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