Why Do Libs Fail At Talk Radio?

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    The reason libs cannot compete against conservative talk show shows is simple

    Lack of talent


    'Radio Imbalance' is in the Talent
    By Rich Lowry

    Rush Limbaugh, the conservative talk-radio pioneer, has been called many nasty things before, but never a “structural imbalance.” That’s the fancy term a liberal think tank uses to characterize his success — and to dress up its proposal for counteracting that success through new government regulation.

    The report of the Center for American Progress on “The Structural Imbalance of Political Talk Radio” marks the latest phase in liberaldom’s grappling with conservative talk radio. First came the attempts to create a liberal Limbaugh — Mario Cuomo, Jim Hightower, et al. — that fell flat. Then an entire left-wing network, Air America, was founded, and foundered. So there’s only one option left — if you can’t beat them, and you won’t join them, you can agitate for government to regulate them.

    for the complete article

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2007/06/radio_imbalance_is_in_the_tale.html
     
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    Why do Republicans fail on TV - Same Reason Lack of Talent.. What the fuck is your point??
     
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    You can only blow hot air for so long before the audience loses interest. Conservative talk radio backs up their hot talk with fact.
     
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    No, actually most talk radio hosts lie a lot and its mostly bullshit.

    I like reading conservative articles. A lot of them are intelligent, if misguided in my mind. I don't like conservative radio. It appeals to base emotions, contains numerous flaws both logical and factual, and generally appeals to the lowest common denominator. When Air America came on the air I was disappointed in liberals. I had hoped, with the vast scope of high quality leftist intellectual content out there, that the left did not have to resort to the kind of emotional bullshit seen on talk radio. And then, it failed. And I took heart from this failure, that even though I disagree with liberals much of the time, a lot of them are rabid leftists, that we did not have enough of those idiots to sustain a liberal talk radio station.
     
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    Please point out where Rush Limbaugh lied on purpose.
     
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    The usual whine from those who don't like what they're hearing but can't refute it.

    The fact is, a show like Limbaugh's contains a few flaws (less than a typical Time magazine article), and a great number of correct, accurate, and relevant facts. Limbaugh usually supports his points well, sprinkling in occasional humor and sarcasm, easily recognized by those who aren't trying to find excuses to dislike him. He occasionally gets it wrong, providing grist for the mills of his desperate opponents, but usually pins them to the wall with merciless facts that are in no way diminished by his occasional mistakes in other areas.
     
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    The success of Conservatives at talk radio doesn't prove that Conservatives have won the battle of ideas; Liberals dominate print newspapers and most other avenues of the mainstream media.

    Different points of view work differently on different mediums, that's all.
     
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    You do not have to be accurate to keep people’s attention. Clowns at a circus keep audiences entertained too. Rush has a history of being technically wrong several times.

    See: http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=1895

    Also see “The Way Things Aren’t”

    http://www.powells.com/biblio?show=9781565842601#synopses_and_reviews

    Recently, the media watch organization FAIR had a novel idea for a stinging response to Rush Limbaugh's reign of error: the truth. The Way Things Aren't documents and corrects over 100 whoppers like these told by The Lyin' King, pitting Limbaugh versus Reality in areas ranging from American history to the environment, health care to rock and roll. It also has features such as "Limbaugh versus Limbaugh" with examples of Limbaugh contradicting himself, cartoons by Garry Trudeau and Tom Tomorrow, seven things you can do about Rush Limbaugh, a postcard to mail to the talkshow host about his Limbecile statements, and a foreword to Limbaughland by Molly Ivins that is as scary as it is funny. If you know a dittohead who needs deprogramming or if you want to see for yourself how far out on a Limbaugh Rush really is, pick up a copy of The Way Things Aren't - it's cheaper than The Way Things Ought to Be, and it's been fact checked.
     
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    Yeah, they "work differently" because of who controls them.
     
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    Wow, a whole 100 "whoppers" over about 20 years. That works out to about 5 slip ups per year. Can we say "human"? Critics have been after Rush Limbaugh for years trying to discredit him on a solid basis. However, nobody can prove that Limbaugh is deliberately lying to deceive anyone.

    The same thing goes for Ann Coulter. She has been raked over the coals as much as Limbaugh but despite her being "out there" at times, nobody can prove her to be a liar either.
     

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