Right-Wing Talk Radio

June 21, 2007 on 11:28 pm | In Politics | 4 Comments

Oh boy. If this doesn’t make you mad… or spook you… you’re not paying attention.

The Center for American Progress and Free Press have released a joint report about talk radio. It says, in part:

As this report will document in detail, conservative talk radio undeniably dominates the format:

  • Our analysis in the spring of 2007 of the 257 news/talk stations owned by the top five commercial station owners reveals that 91 percent of the total weekday talk radio programming is conservative, and 9 percent is progressive.
  • Each weekday, 2,570 hours and 15 minutes of conservative talk are broadcast on these stations compared to 254 hours of progressive talk, 10 times as much conservative talk as progressive talk.
  • A separate analysis of all of the news/talk stations in the top 10 radio markets reveals that 76 percent of the programming in these markets is conservative and 24 percent is progressive, although programming is more balanced in markets such as New York and Chicago.

So the arguement being set forth to the government – the FCC – is that there isn’t any balance being provided by talk radio and therefore, the government needs to regulate that talk radio must carry an equal amount of “progressive” shows.

But hang on. Who is the Center for American Progress? Why, it’s a liberal organization. OOps. I mean, it’s a “progressive” organization. (Liberals don’t like being called “liberals,” because it carries a negative connotation.)

Think I’m just a conservative nut calling the group “a bunch of liberals” because I don’t like what they say? Well, yes, partially that. But also because they admit to it on their site:

The Center for American Progress is a progressive think-tank dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through ideas and action.

And what do they consider a “progressive?”

Founded on the ideals of the progressive movement at the turn of the century, todays progressive movement believes that an open and effective government can improve the lives of everyday Americans by playing an active role in solving social and economic problems.

Folks, that’s what is affectionately referred to as “socialism.” A government that provides an “active” role in helping you run your life, because you’re too stupid to run it yourself. They are not conservative, and want to take your conservative talk radio away from you, because you don’t really know what you want: they do.

Who is the Free Press? It’s a Massachusetts-based organization that is generously funded by pro-liberal nutball billionaire George Soros.

Who is George Soros? Says Cliff Kincaid:

Soros, portrayed by the major media and “progressives” funded by him as a humanitarian and philanthropist, has made billions of dollars through international financial manipulations conducted through secretive off-shore hedge funds. He was convicted of insider trading in France, one of many countries to have borne the brunt of his global financial schemes.

The bottom line is this: a vast majority of the American people prefer conservative talk radio, because it best reflects the values of America. Liberal – or “progressive” – talk radio does not reflect those values and, in the eyes of radio station companies, is bad for business.

Since the “progressive” media can’t win the hearts and minds of the American people, they’re trying to shut down conservative talk radio. And since “conservative talk radio” usually reminds people of Rush Limbaugh, this movement is getting the label of the “Hush Rush” movement.

We have a congress with lowest approval rating in history, and President Bush wants to reward illegal aliens with amnesty. This really frustrates me, because I believe in much of what President Bush has done… but ever since the Democrats took over Congress, it’s like the air just went out of him. He just doesn’t seem to care about conservative values anymore.

All of that is bad enough. Toss in a group that wants you to be forced to listen to more “progressive” [socialism] talking points, and take away your choices in talk radio, and what we have is very simple.

A. Very. Big. Mess.

We need a leader to come and rescue this country. It sure as heck ain’t Hillary or Obama. It might be Rudy or Fred.

The leader will have to do just one thing: [and here's a newsflash] LEAD. Make some common-sense decisions, and this country will follow this new President all the way through every decision.

Glenn Beck said this best, so pardon me while I paraphrase…

FIGHT the war in Iraq. Or NOT. But stop this half-ass nonsense. Either allow our military to take the kid-gloves OFF, or get them out of harm’s way. This indecision stuff is getting our troops killed. “The war is already lost?” Bull. Do you really think that anyone could beat our military if they were allowed to take it to the enemy? NO!

SECURE the borders. Build a fence. THEN deal with the 12 million illegal aliens that are already here.

STOP spending money for special interest groups. Congress works for ME… not them.

We won’t get another Ronald Reagan. We had one. He did a fine job. He was the right President at the right time.

What we need is another solid, conservative, LEADER as our next President.

Anything less, and we may all be getting more “progressive.”

RLR

Links:

  • The Plan To Silence Conservatives
  • Center for American Progress
  • Pirates Seize Vessel Off Somali Coast

    June 5, 2007 on 7:59 am | In Politics | 2 Comments

    From FOXnews:

    The USS Carter Hall also fired on three small boats that surrounded the commercial ship, the “Danica White,” after her crew messaged for assistance after being boarded by pirates, the Navy said.

    It seems to me very likely that these pirates are probably “terrorists in training.” Yes, pirating has been going on for a long time in Somali waters, no doubt. But I suspect it wouldn’t be a far stretch to see a group of terrorists attempt to take over an oil tanker, with evil intentions of making lots of Americans dead. Not to mention creating a mess of fires, and fear of shipping oil to the USA. Price of oil would shoot up. Financial industry would like take a serious hit. It would be, in short, a mess.

    And while it may be considered an unlikely possibility… so was flying planes into a building.

    Unless you believe what Edwards has been saying, about the war on terror just being a bumper sticker for the Bush administration. What an idiot.

    You know, it’s been over five years since 9/11. You would think that the Dems and their base, the far-left wackos, would admit that we – the United States – have enemies that want to kill us by any means possible.

    Their lack of that belief… and lack of security as a result… would certainly result in deadly consequences if they are put in charge of the White House in ‘08.

    And while I blame the Dems and liberals for not seeing the big picture, most of the current bunch of Republicans – including President Bush – ignoring the demands of the people of this country to secure the border… that could be the thing that gives the Democrats the power they want. Even though the Dems are also for open borders.

    What we need is a solid conservative to get behind, and I’m not seeing anyone in the list of Republican candidates right now that gets me excited.

    Now if Fred Thompson gets into the race… that could very well change for me. We’ll see.

    RLR

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