Remember Al Franken's book "Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot...." Franken wasn't just kidding.
When these media “leaders” expose their lunacy with one or two credibility smashing comments, conservative listeners don’t wisely take them less seriously the next time around, they instead come back for more. My conservative friend says he's funny. That's if you find racism and misogyny humorous.
And that’s the odd quirk I still don’t understand. I’m mystified why conservatives don’t lose interest.
For example, Rush Limbaugh is a former rock jock who found success in talk, essentially recreating the genre. I came from that industry and worked it for 25 years. And having met many on-air personalities, and I can tell you without hesitation, besides being dedicated radio geeks their skill set is somewhat limited. I humbly include myself in that group.
What got me going on this topic were these comments from Rush:
"Fifty-two million taxpayers haven't been born, is the way Washington looks at it. They don't look at it morally. They don't look at it in any kind of cultural way or any kind of cultural impact. They just say … we have 52 million fewer people paying taxes. We gotta replace 'em. Hello, amnesty. It's had an impact on crime. It's had a profound impact on our politics. It is at the root of our cultural rot and decay. And I'm not talking about the women. I'm talking the overall effect of a society having literally no problem with eliminating 52 million of its citizens. That can't be good."Absolute unadulterated madness dressed up as serious “insight.” Rush doesn't just vilify women, he also manipulates religion, twisting it tightly around racism.
The days when program directors would storm into a studio demanding accuracy and professionalism is long gone.
The Difference: Almost all liberal talk hosts advise their listeners to research the facts and issues they hear on the program, instead of taking their word for it. Conservative hosts do just the opposite, and become part of the story that they themselves have created. Due to their lack of insight, this jabbering lot of losers makes stuff up as a way to fill their 3 hour time slot. It sure beats actual content and thoughtful analysis they can back up with facts.