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Response to sendero (Reply #50)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 05:43 PM

54. Hard-core listeners

I think the listeners of any talk/opinion program consist largely of those who "already believe" (i.e., preaching to the choir.) It amuses me how many seemingly liberal people on DU can't wait to post on DU the latest "outrage" uttered by Rush. Why are they listening in the first place? For their daily dose of "outrage" dished up by the "outrage industry?"

Nevertheless, it can make a lot of sense to keep someone on the air that "practically no one is listening to." The purpose is to promote the illusion that they speak for "a lot of people." How? By saying, "but Rush is on hundreds of stations!!1!" That, alone, can help shape public policy.

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