"If we were sitting here six or seven years ago," the term "talk radio" would have meant "Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Ollie North and all the right-wing nuts who would have occupied 98 or 99 percent of the space out there," Sanders said. Listen to AudioThe obvious answer is because they have not yet invented a radio that forcibly attaches itself to people and makes them listen to shows that they have no interest in. Unfortunately for Bernie and his good buddies Al, Janeane, Jerry, and Randi, radio is still a voluntary medium. No doubt after The Revolution that will change, however.
"Well, you know what? Things have changed," Sanders said. The liberal network "Air America is doing very different talk," and several progressives are being broadcast on a variety of media outlets.
Nevertheless, Sanders admitted that he is unhappy with the number of liberals on the air. "This is a divided nation," he said, "so why isn't half of talk radio progressive?"
Posted in Meta at June 15, 2006 10:43 PM
"they have not yet invented a radio that forcibly attaches itself to people and makes them listen to shows that they have no interest in."
And that, my friends, is where the Fairness Doctrine comes into play for the Libs. They will use the FD to force themselves on airwaves in places where nobody wants to hear them and where they have no audience.
Keep up the great work BA!
Posted by: David Drake at June 19, 2006 02:28 PM
go to the WRKO site and hear Howie Carr talk about Sanders ("Can you imagine Bernie Sanders is gonna be in the Senate? Now that's scary...")
and click "Radio 101" (may only be up for awhile)
Posted by: raccoonradio at June 20, 2006 10:54 AM
Do you think Republican Virgil Goode was also a socialist when he was an Independent?
Posted by: Jaxebad at July 17, 2006 06:30 PM
Monitoring Air America Radio [TM] so you don't have to.