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April 04, 2005

Jerry Springer to rescue liberalism, liberal radio

The NY Times covers his first day in "Politics, Yes, but No Fistfights for Jerry Springer on Radio":
...His critics may scoff at being called crass by the host of such television episodes as "Male Siamese Twins" and "I Refuse to Wear Clothes." But Mr. Springer insists his radio program is political, and a far cry from his television program...

In recruiting Mr. Springer, Air America Radio got an established celebrity with a dedicated audience...

Each personality on Air America draws "a slightly different audience composition," said Danny Goldberg, the chief executive of Air America, a subsidiary of Progress Media. "What we're trying to do is broaden out the progressive audience."

Mr. Goldberg added that Mr. Springer appealed to a large national fan base. "He's got a real brilliance at talking about complicated political ideas in a conversational, accessible manner," he said...
"The Rhetoric" asks: Will they guests fight until an Air America radio security guard gets involved? A take from the other side here. Includes a review of "Left of the Dial"! A 1998 article includes the following:
"He exploits every human vulnerability and every debased human behavior for the sake of ratings," said Robert Peters, spokesman for Morality In Media, a New York-based organization that monitors the content of TV shows. "The show focuses on the kind of behavior that civilized people have been trying to curb since the beginning of civilization."
Plus ca change...

Posted in PureClass at April 4, 2005 11:53 AM


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