Originally posted by ClintK
Those who spew hate deserve to get it back. The thread is not aimed at conservatives in general, but rather at Limbaugh and people like him (Ann
Coulter, Sean Hannitry, Gordon Liddy) who make their living encouraging people to hate and be contemptuous of ALL liberals. Many of you have no idea
of how far they've dragged this country down because you're not old enough. 30/40 years ago, we didn't have this kind of ABSOLUTE INTOLERANT
How old are you
? Forty years ago, in the 1960s, they were using firehoses on black people in the street. Forty years ago, protesters were
spitting on wounded Vietnam soldiers and calling them baby killers
. Forty years ago, there was nothing but
intolerance and hatred in
Today, people like Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter are making money
by giving their audiences what they want to hear, just as people like James
Carville and Paul Begala make money pushing their carts. As I've said before, the audience
determines what is a successful sales pitch in
America. If radio listeners didn't approve of Rush Limbaugh's message, they would change the channel, his listenership would fall off, and his
advertisers would go elsewhere. Simple.
But there is a demand
in America for the conservative message, which is why people like Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity and Bill
O'Reilly are still making a lot
of money. What? Do you think they're paying for the air time out of their own pockets? Do you think they
their audience as they go? That's not the way it works.
Limbaugh and Fox News and the others are successful
because the audience is already out there
. It's a vast
enough economic pull to drive success and failure in the news and entertainment industries. People such as Limbaugh are successful
this audience what they want to hear
The Great Lie
is that America is a progressive/liberal
nation, except for a handful of terrible redneck renegades of Hate
ruining the party for everyone. But that's not the case at all. Simple commerce tells the true story — Conservative books and radio shows
liberal books and radio shows by a factor of 10X. Conservative TV news outlets (such as Fox News) have greater viewership and better
ratings than their mainstream (liberal) counterparts.
How can this be, if America is a progressive/liberal
nation? I mean, if Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity and Michael Savage and Laura Ingraham
are these rogue hate-mongers
, these islands of Hate
in a sea of peace and tranquility, then who the hell is buying their
Well, obviously, the answer is that the sea is not so peaceful, not so tranquil. The American People are very smart, they see through the lies, and
they reward those who reflect their own views.
That which can
succeed. That which sucks is doomed to failure.
— Doc Velocity