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Bozell Column: Liberals On The Lying Frequency
Newsbusters ^ | Aug. 25, 2012 | L. Brent Bozell III

Posted on 10/16/2012 12:28:08 PM PDT by TeaPartyJakes

Edited on 10/16/2012 12:38:51 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Admin Moderator note: This excerpt is taken from towards the end of the article

It's called "The Right Frequency: The Story of the Talk Radio Giants Who Shook Up the Political and Media Establishment." Author Fred Lucas chronicles conservative talk-radio stars over the decades, reminding us how they kept the American idea alive. (A disclaimer: Lucas works during the day as the White House correspondent for, a division of the Media Research Center, which I lead.)

Lucas travels back to the early days of radio history, describing, for example, how Fulton Lewis predicted to Mike Wallace in the 1950s that the Republican Party could be a majority party if they would only let the conservatives run it, instead of the wishy-washy, me-too moderates.

But it's really fun to remember how liberals have failed to find their anti-Limbaugh. In the 1990s, ABC Radio tried to make a star out of Texas Agricultural Commissioner Jim Hightower, thinking they could sell ultra-liberalism if it sounded folksy enough. He bombed. They tried to sell Mario Cuomo as a radio host, although he was far too pompous for the regular folks. He lectured a libertarian caller: "What if you have a plague? Floods? You'd just let everybody drown?" He bombed. They tried former Virginia Gov. Doug Wilder. Bomb.

In 2004, the media elite went gaga over the anticipated ascent of Al Franken and the Air America network into Limbaugh's orbit. The New York Times and Washington Post each promoted their debut on the front pages and in cover stories in their Sunday magazines. Newsweek published a three-page spread featuring Franken in a flight suit on an aircraft carrier. Time only gave it a page, with the headline "America Needs Air America." None of it worked.

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TOPICS: Books/Literature; History; Reference
KEYWORDS: mediabias; rushlimbaugh; talkradio

1 posted on 10/16/2012 12:28:17 PM PDT by TeaPartyJakes
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Liberalism on TV and Radio will never work because, 1) they are devoid of any ideas and 2) lying to create any ideas will never work.

2 posted on 10/16/2012 12:34:00 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz
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