April 26, 2006
Next we have radio. Air America continues to tank in the ratings, losing more than a third of its audience in the last year. Where's the market for gob-smacking Bush hatred? Even in NYC where Air America is broadcast from its flagship station WLIB, the best that afternoon drive time host Randi Rhodes can pull in is 27,000 listeners, down from 60,000 last fall.
I have some thoughts about these items. But first, a little Shadenfreude... BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ahem, OK. I'm not going to beat to death the idea that Liberals are preaching to their own choir or that "mainstream" broadcasting is already so Liberally-biased that Conservative books and radio fill a market demand. These are a given.
What you have is classic example of an echo-chamber of the Left where Liberal spew reverberates in an insulated bubble of their own making and the resulting increase in volume convinces the moonbats that their world view is much more widespread than it really is. But the numbers just aren't there. Conservatives understand that their ideas aren't necessarily shared by the average person but they are happy to argue their ideas in a logical, cogent fashion. This is how you win people over to your way of thinking.
The Left, on the other hand, is convinced that their ideas are in fact shared by the average person. But to them, it's just that the average person isn't as passionate about these ideas as they are. So they ratchet up the rhetoric to hopefully whip their fellow citizens into a frenzy. Problem is, they just end up appearing to their fellow citizens as unhinged lunatics.
Arguments that make logical sense will almost always prevail over those driven by pure emotion. And pure emotion - irrational hatred of Bush, Republicans, Conservatives and anything not adhering to the "progressive" groupthink - turns people off. And, as a result, the public ain't buyin' it.
And by the way, how's Al Gore's "Current TV" project coming along? Hey, you can find it. As long as you have an internet connection, that is.
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