Skip to comments.Zogby: Liberals Drive Rush Limbaugh's Ratings
Posted on 11/12/2007 11:34:28 AM PST by rface
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That would be a nice conclusion IF that was what Zogby was actually polling. Instead, he is trying to apply the results of very vague and open-ended questions to something very specific. For libs to say “oh yeah, I love stuff I don’t agree with” and to ACTUALLY PRACTICE ON THAT BELIEF are two totally different things.
If you want to find out if libs actually listen to Rush, why doesn’t Zogby perform a REAL poll that asks, “Do you listen to Rsuh Limbaugh? Given only two choices, are you more likely to classify yourself as a liberal or conservative?”
Wow - then you’d ACTUALLY get some results instead of trying to create some BS extrapolation from BS data.
OF COURSE, libs say they are tolerant. That’s what they SAY. How they act is another matter altogether.
Real message behind the poll: conservatives are more intellectually honest than liberals.
Yeah, but they often don't know it's fiction..
I think they often don't want to know it's fiction
Zogby predicted every 2006 Senate race correctly.
“I think they often don’t want to know it’s fiction”
I’m not sure a true liberal even knows how to determine the difference between truth and fiction.
He tried to steal an election by cooking the books on election day with biased poll samples.
The Left sees it as a boast. Actually it is a humble admission.
The actors and musicians who “thank God” for things in their lives are not similarly scoffed for thanking God for their talents.
true liberals don't believe in an objective truth. Truth is whatever truth is for the individual at any given moment.
Really, I read, and have read quite a bit in my lifetime. Love the horror books, King, Koontz etal...
“18% of moderates who said the same thing”
Note how they are implying that moderates are closer to liberals here. And further trying to bolster the idea that “liberals are more open-minded” to listen to “opposing” views.
I was being sarcastic. ;)
Same Zogby that predicted “Victory for Kerry”.
I understand that. No worries.
“And further trying to bolster the idea that liberals are more open-minded to listen to opposing views.”
And the liberal definition of “open-minded” is different than that of conservatives. I’m fairly conservative but I’m open-minded in that I’ll listen to opposing views, debate them accordingly. But to a liberal, “open-minded” means indoctrination without debate.
And this is the same for nearly all commentators, on radio, TV, the net, etc.
I havent been kicked off but all I get these days is surveys on identifying silverwear patterns and other such foolishness...
I notice they don't mention liberals watching Foxnews... Liberals like shows with political themes because nearly all the shows with political themes have liberal themes (except on fox). That doesn't show open-mindedness to me - it shows conformity.
I'd guess conservatives have given up on movies, theater, museums, etc because the leftist messaging in those venues has become more and more blatant every year. It's not about not being open to hearing the other side, it's about being sick of hearing ONLY the other side. I'm sure their questions weren't focused enough to detect that...
The poll seems to say nothing about Rush Limbaugh’s listenership, it is all unscientific extrapolation. The main theme is that liberals are more open minded, which is not accurate.
bwhaahaaha yep i get my self into a lot of ‘fun trouble’ using those same words....’are you crazy!?”
‘what the hell are YOU talkin’ about’....or the ever ready
‘thats hors$hit’ hahahaha
after the lead ins you hammer em with about a half a dozen hard facts and they either shaddup....or (even more fun) they meltdown....ie: start to sputter; then the spittle flies hither and yon and then they begin to wildly flay their arms knockin over their coffeee....its just side splitting....and ever so entertaining....fun to see fun to do.
i usually end up with ‘ and just what part of the journey thru oz into never never land are you passing thru right about now? ..jees you’re somewhere circling the outer rings of saturn here lad it seems to me’..
it’s more fun than a human being ought to have....!
“Maybe you will see the light and convert.”
Rush did. He stopped pooh-poohing “conspiracy theory”, NWO, etc since about 7-8 years ago.......plus he has evolved from a dependable Republican first, foremost, and always, into what I’d call “American, first foremost and always”.
I’d say that Rush has become what is “on loan from God” to those of us who are “American, first foremost and always”.
This story makes liberals seem to be high-minded rather than low-browed..... I think they are just too stupid to figure out what is going on... like their radio is broken or they are too fat and lazy to get up and change the channel after the infomercials about the miracle cure Xantos-jahobabab from the Swaziland desert.
Of course liberals are more likely to watch programming with a political theme. Where is there any programming with a non-liberal political theme?
socialists don’t get a right to own anything, not my property and not the color red, which is one of my favorites. They should get an ugly color, like the color of puke
“...Limbaugh’s potential audience is larger than that of liberal competitors because more liberals say they will listen to conservatives than vice versa.”
Ah...so the message of this article is that Libs are more open minded than us narrowly focused bigots of Conservative persuasion. I say BS. If Libs are listening to Rush, then it is solely for the purpose of nitpicking his philosophies, and trying to find error or misstatements to ram him with.
Being extremely hard of hearing, I find the program difficult to attend due the excessive advertising (for me, very tiring). I enjoy reading at his site though. Rush has quite a great mind.
Not one word on “church attendance” or even “religion”.
To say “there’s no way to inject liberalism into a football game” is to not watch Monday night football on ESPN. I believe it was the first game of the season they had Spike Lee on bemoaning Katrina.
Both of these polling groups are liberal. >:-}
I like to hit them with what one of the liberal programs will do to them if it happens.
Like the fact that the rich aren’t the only ones who are going to get taxed, and how it will end up hitting their wallet.
Now with Jon Carey, I had a really good time because he was a snotty idiot. Sad thing for them too, because they knew it!
So did pretty much polling organization in the country. In many of the races, Zogby's margins were totally off (the Senate races in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee for example).
Besides, when the results of a race are going to be known to the world when it's over, it pays to do your damnedest to get it right. Not the case with this type of poll. There will never be any results to compare it to. It will never be judged for accuracy. It's just Zogby, an activist leftist, pushing his own leftist agenda. Like he does every other time he can get away with it.
Trust the guy at your peril. But I sure as hell don't.
Rush is real. Hannity, to me, seems a bit plastic.
This is Astrology and Horoscope reading...That, or I have MPD.
I find reading the desciptions, that I can easily catagorize myself as a Red, Blue, or Purple, depending on a mood I may be in, on any given day.
“Today is a bad day to hit yourself in the foot with a hammer....”
This is psychotic. Zogby has long gone round the bend with his anti-American and anti-Semitic tirades.
It was the revolutionaries of the 1800s that cemented Red as their color because it is the color of the blood they were so determined to spill and it was enthusiastically adopted by the Communists.
The MSM reassigned the colors because red was too identified with the left by everyone and Americans are generally distrustful of Left. I was appalled when the Conservative media and politicians accepted the change without much comment at all. Are we now accepting the mantle of Revolution?
Hannity’s show is for soccer moms. He actually serves a valuable purpose, as long as you don’t have to listen to him or his audience.
Certainly Rush attracts listeners of like mind. Does anyone seriously believe that is any different than those who listen to Air America? What is key is not who listens to Rush, but how many. Rush has a huge audience as do other conservative talk shows indicating that there are lots of conservative minded Americans. Liberal talk radio has always had ratings problems simply because relatively few people agree with their perspective and tune in to listen. It is the same reason that the MSM is headed to extinction. When people are given a choice they tune in those they most agree with.
I am not usually a talk radio listener, but i have had occasion to listen to several days shows over the last few weeks, of Limbaugh and Hannity following him. And one thing that *did*...cause me mild wonder..was how many callers were DemoLibs...and it seemed that Hannity had many more Libs calling his show than Rushs’ show.
He *does* seem to get their panties all bunched up...the Dem womens too. ;o)
Yes, of course. I will take anyone that is on the Right to
counter the leftist LSM.
I do listen to Hannity via online from WABC, but given a choice I would take five days of Rush over one day of Sean.
That makes it sound like liberals are more open minded and tolerant but we know better...right.
Races in which one candidate wins by a wide margin are often hard to predict, because turnout is less predictable and the number of undecideds is usually greater than normal.
Ah yes, liberals love to listen to diverse opinions. That's why the MSM is usually at least 3 to 1 liberal, and they feel that is "balanced" while FOX has roughly equal numbers of liberals and conservatives and the liberal complain that FOX is biased.
A liberals idea of diverse opinions is" Shall we raise taxes $2.1 Trillion or only $2 Trillion, while cutting taxes isn't even a valid opinion to be considered.
I don't own a TV - 90% of the content is garbage, and the other 10% is stuff that the internet is better suited to disseminate (history, science, medical, politics). FOX news is slightly less left-wing than its competitors, but I would not call it conservative by any stretch, and am not endeared to it even remotely.
They like sports, especially football and auto racing, and they watch news and business programming.
Can't stand sports...unless you count women's beach volleyball and similar :-)
They don't like most contemporary music and they don't watch VH1 or MTV. They don't much like late-night TV.
Sorta - a smattering (~6/year?) of catchy songs notwithstanding. True. True.
They like to go to sporting events, and when they do go to the movies which is rarely they seek out action-adventure films.
Can't stand sports. Movies - yup, only action-adventure (300, Gladiator, Sin City, Casino Royale, etc).
They prefer non-fiction. When they read fiction, they often select mysteries and thrillers.
Spot on - aside from my wife's Clancy novels, only non-fiction graces my shelves. About 800 lbs of it.
They think that fictional TV shows and movies are politically biased, and they believe they can predict a person's politics if they know the person's entertainment preferences.
Duh. As for the second point, not always.
I read it as not more open minded but looking for the correct path.
It’s continually amazing how many people , mostly lefties ,misinterpret the phrase “Talent on loan from God”—it’s the ultimate statement of humility—any talents any of us have are “on loan from God”
Your post is right on the mark. The biggest forced indoctrination system is the Big Government Public Schools. Liberals are so used to the constant their concentrated leftist messages, they think Rush is an conservative extremist.