“Get real. Marks audience would become quite impatient if they had to listen to him attempting to use reason and logic with those who arent even ABLE to live in anything other than a FANTASY world.”
That argument is contradicted by the fact that Rush and Hennety both have larger audiences and they both don’t act like deranged lunatics when a liberal calls in. BTW I’m totally in sync with Mark’s world view, and like I said I think the monologues with which he normally starts the show are great.
...it has been estimated that fewer than ten percent of the American public are reliably in Piagets highest cognitive developmental stage of formal operations thinking. And even then, one cannot escape the cosmic law of bs in > bs out. ..
Let’s say that that is true, and you do not try to reach the other 90% in some way, then, in a democracy, you’re doomed anyway, so he may as well stop yelling because it ain’t going to do him any good.
I understand and accept the fact that there are people that are unreachable with a rational argument(on both ends of the political spectrum), even if one can make a case that is in their self-interest, but that’s a minority - the rabid left, ecofreaks and utopians, KKK, etc. The majority of the people can at least be made to see what’s in their self interest if you don’t start by insulting them.
I think we can all agree that most people in the middle have been brainwashed by the schools, pop culture and the MSM into believing the crap that liberals dish out. A great majority of these are candidates for conversion. So when you get lucky enough to have someone like that calling your show and you have an opportunity to plant the seeds for a conversion of him (and others like him listening) and instead you spit on his face - it just doesn’t seem very effective. Yes, you may have vented your spleen and gotten a chuckle out of your rabid fans, but you haven’t helped your cause any.
I have no doubt that Hennety and Rush have by far more converts than Levin.
As for his ratings, yes right now they’re growing as he gets into more stations, however I predict he’ll run into the same wall as Savage did once people satisfy their curiousity and then eventually get turned off.
One size does not fit all. Those who are able to recognize substance don’t care who the messenger is. Savage is an extremist, erratic, unstable nitwit. In no way is he a “conservative” (classic liberal).
Savage is a cynical opportunist and merely the extremist right-wing / flip-side of the extremist left-wing coin because that is where the money is at the moment.
That some “conservatives” listen to him merely means that they either lack discernment and/or aren’t really movement conservatives, themselves.
Isn’t BOR opposite Rush — in the same time slot?
I doubt that Mark would agree to compete with Rush; they’re friends and have been for a long time.