Skip to comments.Right's Reign on Talk Radio Called 'Structural Imbalance'-(Lib 40 Page Report)
Posted on 06/26/2007 8:26:22 AM PDT by tcrlaf
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“the format can work if given enough resources”
IE, supported through coercion or donation - you’ll never get enough “resources” in the free market because it’s a BAD INVESTMENT.
Well at least she likes Rush.
Er...the BAND. Helped them get their start in the U.S. :)
If the people chose not to listen to them, it’s obvious (and proof that) they aren’t smart enough to make the right choices -
so the elites, through the government (FORCE), will have to make the right choice for them.
The answer to this is in the Constitution of the USA.
“There shall be FREE SPEECH.”
Has anyone made mention of the fact there is NO legal requirement that people MUST listen to the drivel of the “liberal media”? The station selector is under OUR control, not CAP. If I wish to listen I tune in. If I find myself being insulted, I exercise my right to CHOOSE and I go to another station. Even here in Mass, believe it or not, we still retain the freedom NOT to listen. Now, even this right is coming under threat from the “progressive left”.
In Nazi Germany, it was a crime to listen to forbidden radio programs. A serious crime. Is that where we, too, are headed? You answer.
It is good to want. Try this. Gather some true talent, perhaps someone who says intelligent things, is engaging and well spoken, grow an audience (takes time), and build a darn following (may take a while). Like trees in the woods: the big strong ones do well b/c of favorable conditions and natural ability to thrive. There is no conspiracy to it.
>>I exercise my right to CHOOSE and I go to another station. Even here in Mass, believe it or not, we still retain the freedom NOT to listen
I thought the libs were all for “choice”...except here.
And that's what enrages the looney left. People don't want their cr*ppy talk shows, so the left thinks they can FORCE us to listen to them. They've tried and failed to get us to read newspapers, watch the alphabet news, and listen to ErrAmerika and NPR, so now they're trying to take over talk radio.
I also want "diversity" in sports. (It's not quotas, don't you call it quotas -- but I'm gonna count the number of white players anyways.)
For example, only two black players at a time are allowed on any basketball court -- the other eight must be white. For starters.
"Our goal is not less speech, but more speech," said Free Press Policy Director Ben Scott. "We want more voices on the radio."
Wow. Here's a concept even a dumb conservative can grasp. In the above statistic, 91% is conservative and 9% is 'progressive', that represents 100% of radio air time. In order for there to be more 'progressive' talk time, there must be LESS conservative talk time. That would be, Ben, LESS speech.
Hypoctitical liberal dirtbags. They want the media all to themselves.
Savage is awesome.. So is Levin, Ingraham, Medved, Miller, and especially Glenn Beck.
I doubt Jon Stewart would do well on radio... making a face doesn’t translate well over radio waves.
But i know what you were trying to say, and I agree with you.
There is unrest in the forest,
There is trouble with the trees,
For the maples want more sunlight
And the oaks ignore their pleas.
The trouble with the maples,
(And they're quite convinced they're right)
They say the oaks are just too lofty
And they grab up all the light.
But the oaks can't help their feelings
If they like the way they're made.
And they wonder why the maples
Can't be happy in their shade.
There is trouble in the forest,
And the creatures all have fled,
As the maples scream "Oppression!"
And the oaks just shake their heads
So the maples formed a union
And demanded equal rights.
"The oaks are just too greedy;
We will make them give us light."
Now there's no more oak oppression,
For they passed a noble law,
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet, axe, and saw.
Rush - "The Trees"
ping to #53
PING for great retort!
“I want half of every department in every university in America to be staffed with registered conservatives, I want a competing newspaper in every city with the same funding as their leftist counterpart, I want 3 conservative, national TV channels to counter the big three, and for every socialist movie or documentary, I want funding for a conservative counterpoint. I also want a right leaning version of the ACLU, the ABA, and the AMA. “
There is indeed a “structural imbalance” in the media world in which talk radio is an island of conservative voices surrounded by a sea of “progressive” voices.
the left reigns on TV and most other forms of media. I don’t hear anything there..
It would be disingenuous on the one hand to say that the government has the power to step in and prevent Stern from saying "f**k" on the radio, but with the same breath say they don't have the power to regulate anything else. You either have the power to regulate or you don't.
In for a penny, in for a pound.
"Progressives" are anti-capitalists. Why would they get enthusiastic about the products advertised on their shows and encourage their listeners to purchase those products?