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posted on Jun, 21 2007 @ 02:56 PM
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Liberals Want End of 'Right-Wing Radio'


www.newsmax.com

A liberal organization has gone on the attack against what it calls "right-wing talk” radio – while acknowledging that it totally dominates the airwaves today.

The Center for American Progress’ new report, "The Structural Imbalance of Political Talk Radio,” questions whether the "companies licensed to broadcast over the public radio airwaves are serving the listening needs of all Americans,” the Center’s Web site states. "Right-wing talk reigns supreme on America’s airwaves.”

According to the report, 91 percent of the total weekday talk radio programming on stations owned by the top five commercial station owners is conservative, and 9 percent is liberal.
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posted on Jun, 21 2007 @ 02:56 PM
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Imo, the reason that radio stations that stress conservative values dominate the market is obvious: demand. It's what the majority of Americans believe and embrace. But that is not the case, according to this liberal group:

The report dismisses the obvious notion that conservative dominance is attributable to "simple consumer demand,” calling that a "myth,” and instead maintains:

"The gap between conservative and progressive talk radio is the result of multiple structural problems in the U.S. regulatory system, particularly the complete breakdown of the public trustee concept, the elimination of clear public interest requirements for broadcasting, and the relaxation of ownership rules including the requirement of local participation in management.”

The report calls for an increase in "ownership diversity,” which will supposedly lead to "more diverse programming.”


Ahhh, so we need "more diverse ownership" among radio stations. Yeah, right!


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posted on Jun, 21 2007 @ 03:00 PM
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This is all corporate bs. The liberal media is a monopoly, it should leave radio alone.



posted on Jun, 21 2007 @ 03:02 PM
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I didnt hear screams for diversity from 1933-1995.
The market drives what talk radio host are on the air, Air America died because no one wanted to listen to it in any numbers.
Basicaly 60 years of liberal media dominance have come to an end with the Advent of Talk Radio and Fox News so now they want fairness.



posted on Jun, 21 2007 @ 03:14 PM
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Air Amerika failed and so they are jealous. 'If I can't have it then no one can' ....
Gawd, they are so obvious.



posted on Jun, 21 2007 @ 03:18 PM
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I dont think it has to do with demand. I think it has to do with the values the owners of said radio stations support.

If your a "liberal" owner of a radio station, your certainly not going to go against your political motivations and play nothing but conservative soundbites.

Edit: Took our "at all" because demand does have something to do with it, thats just not the only factor.

[edit on 21-6-2007 by InSpiteOf]



posted on Jun, 21 2007 @ 03:18 PM
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Wow, so a liberal organization wants to impose itself on the airwaves instead of letting the public decide what it wants?.... Wo would have thought?....



posted on Jun, 21 2007 @ 03:23 PM
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Originally posted by InSpiteOf
I dont think it has to do with demand. I think it has to do with the values the owners of said radio stations support.

If your a "liberal" owner of a radio station, your certainly not going to go against your political motivations and play nothing but conservative soundbites.

Edit: Took our "at all" because demand does have something to do with it, thats just not the only factor.

[edit on 21-6-2007 by InSpiteOf]


I think you're offbase here. It's purely demand. Face it, big business owns radio nowadays and their only goal is to make money. If playing liberal talk makes them money, they're going to do it. Personal beliefs have very little influence on corporations and their pursuit for the almighty dollar.



posted on Jun, 21 2007 @ 03:25 PM
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The airwaves should be used for the TRUTH. Reporting non-truths is unAmerican.

I call for the end of the talking evil heads myself. We would all be better without "LIES" permeating from their lying mouths.

The FCC should crack down on this and permit nothing but true reporting- in keeping with good excellence in reporting and journalism.

That would also include the liars on television- which would shut down tv altogether. That's fine with me.

I dont know HOW Sean Hannity, Limbaugh, etc can get away with saying what they do- the hypocrites that they are.

I am for freedom of expression, but when its pure unadulterated twisted lies, its another thing.

* go ahead now, punch me- but you cant. I'm at home and you cant get to me*



posted on Jun, 21 2007 @ 03:28 PM
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Ok DG, tell us of a lie that you claim they have said on talk host radio.

I can probably point to you 100 lies from the liberal media, and even in these forums we can find those, for every lie you might find in the "right wing" media.



posted on Jun, 21 2007 @ 03:29 PM
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Originally posted by BlueTriangle

I think you're offbase here. It's purely demand. Face it, big business owns radio nowadays and their only goal is to make money. If playing liberal talk makes them money, they're going to do it. Personal beliefs have very little influence on corporations and their pursuit for the almighty dollar.



Your right about the persuit of the dollar. But what if those liberal concepts being played on corporate radio fly in the face of corporate values and profit making? You really think they're going to play liberal talk in those cases?

Edit to add: If your statement was entirely true, then wouldnt it stand to reason that the Liberal owned corporate media would aslo espouse conservative idealisms on air in order to make money?

[edit on 21-6-2007 by InSpiteOf]



posted on Jun, 21 2007 @ 03:33 PM
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Originally posted by dgtempe
The airwaves should be used for the TRUTH. Reporting non-truths is unAmerican.

I call for the end of the talking evil heads myself. We would all be better without "LIES" permeating from their lying mouths.

The FCC should crack down on this and permit nothing but true reporting- in keeping with good excellence in reporting and journalism.

That would also include the liars on television- which would shut down tv altogether. That's fine with me.



Soo.......would that include Mr. Dan Rather and the CBS Evening News for their great piece of journalism with the National Guard Memos?.......

It meets everyone of your criteria DG, let's hear what you have to say?

[edit on 21-6-2007 by pavil can't spell today]

[edit on 21-6-2007 by pavil]


apc

posted on Jun, 21 2007 @ 03:37 PM
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Originally posted by dgtempe
I dont know HOW Sean Hannity, Limbaugh, etc can get away with saying what they do- the hypocrites that they are.

I am for freedom of expression, but when its pure unadulterated twisted lies, its another thing.


Because their shows are for entertainment, not formal journalism.

Should modern rock stations be required to play country? Of course not... country gets its own station. If one loses listeners, it can't make money from advertising, it goes off the air.

Freedom of expression should encompass everyone, not just people you agree with.



I can probably point to you 100 lies from the liberal media, and even in these forums we can find those, for every lie you might find in the "right wing" media.

How can you tell when a Liberal mediawhore is lying? Their mouth is moving.



posted on Jun, 21 2007 @ 03:43 PM
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Originally posted by apc
Because their shows are for entertainment, not formal journalism.

The issue is, many American citizens who dont educate themselves on the issues actually believe such people are journalists, and not entertainment jockeys.



How can you tell when a Liberal mediawhore is lying? Their mouth is moving.


The same can be said about lawyers, Regean, Bush, and Conservative media mouth pieces.



posted on Jun, 21 2007 @ 03:43 PM
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ANY LIAR should be taken off the air.

People with agendas, etc. It used to be that news, was news. You told the truth and that was that. You didnt have 24/7 must fill airtime giving an opportunity to liars to spread dissinformation, hash and re-hash old news, and give their opinion, that isnt worth diddly.

We should not have OPINION shows. Those people are ....well, you know, everyone has an opinion as well as one of these.

I dont care about anyone's opinion on radio or tv. Just give me STRAIGHT news, that's all that's needed.

Leave the opinions for baseball, football, etc.


Its not as if these characters on the radio or tv are loved


They have so many skeletons in their closets, they should go home and clean them.



posted on Jun, 21 2007 @ 03:53 PM
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dgt, now be easy. You know some folks have strong feelings for the like of old 'Catch a Rush" Limp----. Why when that man gets his wind wound up with a few illegal happy pills, he almost makes sense.
And almost making sense is close enough for the right wingers.

You know all those law and order non-liberal folks just knew that a rich white guy couldn't be a druggie, so they supported him through his 'medical problems', and now he's back. If he'd really been a drug addict, like so many non-rich, non-white people are, they would have had his butt in jail.

That's why talk radio is so popular with the right wingers, nobody gets a picture of their sniffers and snorters, doing their thing, while telling the world about the evils of giving a damn about anything except more profit.

And the right wing is growing in America, and so naturally is the number of radio stations that serves it. The dumber this nation gets as a whole, and who doesn't lament the poor education system here, then the more people we churn out that can't be bothered by thinking for themselves, and most of these new crop after crop of non-thinkers vaguely drift into the right wing camp.

Isn't it wonderful to live in a nation that has Paris Hilton AND Rush L. for role models? The first one to inspire us, and the other to tell us how to think.

I can only think of one way to say how I feel---



posted on Jun, 21 2007 @ 04:32 PM
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Originally posted by InSpiteOf
I dont think it has to do with demand. I think it has to do with the values the owners of said radio stations support.

If your a "liberal" owner of a radio station, your certainly not going to go against your political motivations and play nothing but conservative soundbites.

Hardly. Radio station owners run a business. The purpose of the business is to make money for the stockholders. Revenue is generated by advertising, which is generated by the number of listeners.


Originally posted by dgtempe
ANY LIAR should be taken off the air.

People with agendas, etc. It used to be that news, was news. You told the truth and that was that. You didnt have 24/7 must fill airtime giving an opportunity to liars to spread dissinformation, hash and re-hash old news, and give their opinion, that isnt worth diddly.

We should not have OPINION shows. Those people are ....well, you know, everyone has an opinion as well as one of these.

I dont care about anyone's opinion on radio or tv. Just give me STRAIGHT news, that's all that's needed.

There's a place for both formats, dg. For example, in Boston, WBZ is straight news during the day. WRKO is talk radio, with scheduled news breaks.

WRKO comes closest to what you call "opinion radio". But there is a definite place for it in today's market. It has become extremely popular and profitable. It very much resembles the "town meeting" format of speech, where everybody has the opportunity to express their own views, or opinions. It is a place for people to discuss issues such as Iraq or immigration. It is a valuable part of free speech.

Dictators, like Chavez, understand the power of a free media. That is why he recently shut down several television stations in Venezuela.

The day that our media is shut down like that, we are in trouble. Liberals have already tried to force their viewpoint down our throats by implementing the Fairness Doctrine. Thankfully, cooler heads prevailed.



posted on Jun, 21 2007 @ 04:46 PM
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I didn't see any /sarcasm tags in your post, so I'll have to assume you were serious. Given that, let me respond:


Originally posted by NGC2736
You know all those law and order non-liberal folks just knew that a rich white guy couldn't be a druggie, so they supported him through his 'medical problems', and now he's back. If he'd really been a drug addict, like so many non-rich, non-white people are, they would have had his butt in jail.

He's a human being, with human failings, just like the rest of us. I could name dozens of famous people with substance abuse problems, but what would that prove?

All this does is show that you have no argument, so you must resort to ad hominem attacks on the messenger.



And the right wing is growing in America, and so naturally is the number of radio stations that serves it. The dumber this nation gets as a whole, and who doesn't lament the poor education system here, then the more people we churn out that can't be bothered by thinking for themselves, and most of these new crop after crop of non-thinkers vaguely drift into the right wing camp.

That's an interesting concept. The right wing segment is growing.

That must mean that the left wing is not growing, or maybe even be shrinking.

Why would that be, do you think?



Isn't it wonderful to live in a nation that has Paris Hilton AND Rush L. for role models? The first one to inspire us, and the other to tell us how to think.

I'd place Paris Hilton far out on the left wing, so I'd be careful where you cast aspersions...


apc

posted on Jun, 21 2007 @ 04:54 PM
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Originally posted by InSpiteOf
The issue is, many American citizens who dont educate themselves on the issues actually believe such people are journalists, and not entertainment jockeys.


Then your fight is with the people, not the talk show hosts.



posted on Jun, 21 2007 @ 05:39 PM
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Originally posted by dgtempe


We should not have OPINION shows. Those people are ....well, you know, everyone has an opinion as well as one of these.

I dont care about anyone's opinion on radio or tv. Just give me STRAIGHT news, that's all that's needed.



Doesn't opinion equal free speech?

There is a majority black radio station here where I live, and they have a live call-in show hosted by the NAACP. The host of the show asks for peoples opinions on current issues and she delivers her own opinions also.

Should this show be cancelled?

How about a Government talk show, with no callers, just stating STRAIGHT news STRIGHT from the Government, with the Government deciding what is STRAIGHT news? Is that what you are calling for dgtempe?





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