More Rush...why the left is envious...

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    "They ... resent the very existence of a program that’s been wildly successful for 24 years and spawned a powerful conservative talk industry which reaches an overall weekly audience of more than 40 million and which more than 1 in 8 Americans describe as “very credible

    Limbaugh’s critics seem unable to accept the fact that many of their fellow citizens actually appreciate the opportunity to listen to his opinions on a regular basis, so rather than persuade those poor benighted souls to listen to something else, they mean to take away the broadcast that they enjoy."

    "Rather than continuing to compete in the open marketplace, lefties merely yearn to shut down the other side with sponsor boycotts."

    "The logic seems to suggest that since we’re suffering at the moment then at least we can make you suffer too; we may not be able to help the poor but we can certainly hurt the rich.
    "This reflects the similarly resentful attitude toward powerful voices in radio. There, the left argues that since we can’t get our own messages out to millions of enthusiastic fans, then the least we can do is to stop Limbaugh and colleagues from imparting their dangerous messages to an immense and eager audience. At this point, the critics of the conservative talk medium seem far more concerned with shutting up right-wing voices than with raising left-wing voices as a constructive alternative."

    Rush Limbaugh: Why the Left Is Envious - The Daily Beast
     
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    Air America was such an astounding success.
     
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    Well Rush suspended himself today for one show.
    I wonder if the media will accept his gesture.:eusa_whistle:
     
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    Wasn't it though...
     
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    All Things Considered and Morning Edition on NPR get approximately the same size audience as does Limbaugh.
     
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    Rachel Maddow got a successful tv show out of it, something Limbaugh failed miserably at.

    Al Franken got to be Senator.
     
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    Neither compares. Franken doesn't have 40 million people behind him...and Maddow can't touch Limbaugh in terms of followers.
     
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    I repeat:

    NPR has TWO daily news/commentary shows that get approximately the same size audience as Limbaugh.
     
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    I repeat...

    No, they don't.
     
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    Unless you think the 1.4 mill that Rachel maddow claimed (and which has since dropped) at her peak last election, and Rush' 40 million are comparable?
     

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