Conservatives explain the total dominance of right-wing opinions on talk radio by claiming that right-wing personalities are somehow inherently more interesting and entertaining than anyone expressing views on the left. That doesn’t make any sense at a time when the intelligent, hilarious news satires of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert coming from the left are among the most popular shows on television.Read it here.
It seems far more likely that half of America doesn’t even bother turning on commercial talk radio because they expect their intelligence to be insulted by simpleminded, right-wing rants up and down the dial.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Fairness idea terrorizes radio talkers
Joel McNally on the Fairness Doctrine, which terrorizes the right-wing Republican talkers who dominate the airwaves: