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    anthroguy101 (56 posts) Sat Jun-05-10 07:22 PM
    Original message Progressive talk radio: third time's the charm?


    Edited on Sat Jun-05-10 07:52 PM by anthroguy101
    I know that some of us here are sad at the second loss of Air America, but in truth I feel that they were a failure from the start. There were many major flaws and lots of bad planning from beginning to end. All they were doing was blowing raspberries at the right without making arguments for themselves. In addition, they let themselves be controlled by Clear Channel (gee, I wonder how that would go over) and other outside influences.

    Their effort was not unified, and neither was their programming. There was plenty of "let the local stations--" which lead to deviations from station to station. They got a bunch of celebrities (most of which you could already watch on TV) while shutting out average Americans. They also did not have any noteworthy promotions, nor did they encourage growth and expansion of their network. In short, Air America was fail.

    What progressives need to do is form their own independent network with their own hosts, none of which are the slightest bit familiar. We need people more interested in sharing their perspective more often than blasting those of others. There should be people capable of making constructive criticism of their opponents, rather than those who want to fan the flames. There needs to be a diversity of people, and it needs to be inclusive when it comes to race and religion. We need to try and view things from the other side so that we understand how we can share our views with right-wingers. Most importantly, we need people that will take this seriously and without the influence of Clear Channel. Otherwise, it will be Air America all over again.

    (I also made this thread so people could share their own ideas)
    DUmmies, liberal talk radio hasn't worked yet. Who do you still have on the air?
    Mike Malloy??? That kook is still banished to a time slot that no one listens to other than some of you assholes. Good luck morons. You idiots still haven't figured out that the vast majority of people in this country don't want to listen to how the USA is always at fault. You're pathetic meatheads. :D
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    Talk radio for Moonbats is like Socialism for them as well; no matter how many times it fails, no matter who gets hurt, they do it anyway because their tiny brains haven't grown since they were sixteen and they are only looking things that make them feel good, not what works.
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    The 21st century. The age of Smart phones and Stupid people.

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    The main problem with liberal talk radio is that: a) It doesn't present much thought but instead displays an outlet for ad-hominem attacks and b) it's pretty boring. Once in a while I'll stream a liberal talk station, but I usually can't stand it because everything is always the conservative's fault.
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    Third times the charm for what .................that they realize they shouldn't be doing this??
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    Doing the same thing for the third time expecting different results?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marv View Post
    Doing the same thing for the third time expecting different results?
    Einstein's definition of insanity.
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    These kooks do realize that there is plenty of liberal talk radio on satellite, right? However, the truth of the matter is that the reason why liberal talk radio doesn't work is due to several reasons. First, in order for talk radio to work, you need an intelligent argument. This goes for any talk radio that is based on opinion whether you're talking politics, sports, movies, anything. As was said, if your arguments are based on ad hominem attacks, you aren't going to present anything interesting. Listen to Rush, Beck, Wilcow, Church, etc. They present their arguments. Back them up with facts(whether or not they skew these facts to fit their arguments is irrelevant). Then they get feedback from callers, pro and con alike. The only time they cut people off is when they are such moonbats that their time is being wasted. I've never heard any of them cut any caller of an opposite opinion off who was actually presenting an intelligent argument. You didn't get that with Air America. Listen to this exchange between Malloy and a caller who said they voted Republican:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grJMe...next=1&index=4

    Here he is calling Bush a madman and Cheney a mass murderer. Not backing anything up with facts, just a plain ad hominem attack. Not to mention that he doesn't allow the caller to explain themselves. Sadly, the caller sounds completely flustered but Malloy give no facts to back up his claims. At all. This is why liberal talk radio will always fail. They want DU style conversation only.
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    Fore some silly, silly reason Liberals think " If only people heard from our side, they would stop listening to conservative/libertarian/ independent radio shows." But what they don't grasp is their side has been blasting their message since the early 70's from Tv and movies with Fairness Doctrine silencing all other voices.

    The truth is they think the American people are stupid, and that liberals to tell how to think and feel.

    In other words they hold their own people in contempt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    These kooks do realize that there is plenty of liberal talk radio on satellite, right? However, the truth of the matter is that the reason why liberal talk radio doesn't work is due to several reasons. First, in order for talk radio to work, you need an intelligent argument.
    No. As with any commercial media enterprise, for it to succeed you need to maximize ratings, which means you need to appeal to the lowest common denominator. Charm, Charisma, Humor, and low-brow spectacular arguments, shouting, conflict, and reinforcement of commonly held ideals. These attract people, which rise ratings, which attract advertisers and which pay the bills.
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