Journal Communications and conservativesAside from the fact that newspapers always get many more letters than they print, consider this:
I was just told that a conservative state legislator sent a letter to the editor in support of me to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which they never ran. Pretty telling. Imagine what happened to the conservative voice on various issues in the days before blogs. It just didn't get through the media gate.
McBride has never allowed anyone to post a comment on her blog, and gladly joined Charlie Sykes, Jeff Wagner, and Journal Communications in screening and eliminating nearly all liberal/progressive callers to their talk shows. If you listen, you would think that 90% of their listening audience shared their right wing views -- because those are the only callers who get through. Most liberal listeners have quit trying.
So while you're imagining what used to happen to the conservative voices in the pre-blog days, imagine what happens to liberal/progressive voices on talk radio right now.