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CNN Psychoanalyzes Talk Radio Listeners, Cites Liberal Study on Format (MORON ALERT)
NewsBusters ^ | October 19, 2009 | Matthew Balan

Posted on 10/19/2009 1:05:24 PM PDT by kingattax

CNN’s Carol Costello began a new series on political talk radio on Monday’s American Morning, suggesting it was unfairly dominated by conservatives, and brought on a liberal psychiatrist who theorized that Rush Limbaugh has an audience because he’s “operating like the bully, and if you’re on the playground...you want to be...under the bully’s wing and go along with him and get...some power by proxy.”

The correspondent’s report, which aired just before the bottom of the 7 am Eastern hour, was the first installment in a “special series on talk radio,” according to anchor John Roberts.

Costello zeroed in on the listeners and why the format “can capture people for such long periods of time.” A graphic on the screen during her report heralded “anger on the air: what listeners don’t know about talk radio.”

Towards the end of her report, the CNN correspondent played a sound bite from radical left-wing host Randi Rhodes, who speculated that “the reason they don’t passionately listen to liberal talk radio is access” (Costello outrageously downplayed Rhodes’s political leanings by describing her as someone whom “many consider a liberal talker”).

The “liberal talker” noted that apparently, “ninety-one percent of talk radio is conservative.” Costello continued that “according to Talkers magazine, liberal talkers fill just nine percent of the nation’s news talk radio on the commercial dial.

Change that, Rhodes says, and liberal listeners would listen just as much.”

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what these total idiots didn't bother to even consider much less discuss is that 'talk radio' is a BUSINESS and is subject to market forces like any other business.

the fact they ignore is that liberal-slanted radio DOESN'T sell. 'air america' is the case in point.

1 posted on 10/19/2009 1:05:25 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

This is ridiculous!....The dumbasses of the left have no clue! We listen to Rush because he says what’s on our minds already!Just because the drones line up behind Obama and will go over the cliff with him does not mean the right is as stupid as they are!


2 posted on 10/19/2009 1:09:37 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: kingattax

What a pathetic bunch of grownups acting like spoiled brats who don’t get their way.

Grow up CNN


3 posted on 10/19/2009 1:11:44 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: kingattax

They don’t have access? How about the hundreds and hundreds of NPR affiliates generously provided from sea-to-sea by your fellow citizens’ taxpayer dollars?


4 posted on 10/19/2009 1:12:07 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: kingattax

Why do they care? Here’s a crazy idea... How about reporting the news?


5 posted on 10/19/2009 1:12:49 PM PDT by marstegreg
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To: A_Former_Democrat
What a pathetic bunch of grownups acting like spoiled brats who don’t get their way.

Or, in other words, "liberals".

You've penned a nice definition.

6 posted on 10/19/2009 1:12:52 PM PDT by TChris (There is no freedom without the possibility of failure.)
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To: 9YearLurker

They don’t have access? How about the hundreds and hundreds of NPR affiliates generously provided from sea-to-sea by your fellow citizens’ taxpayer dollars?”

PBS is full of cartoons, and some of them are pure indoctrination. I can’t stand to see them. Glad I don’t have grandkids.


7 posted on 10/19/2009 1:15:07 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: kingattax
subject to market forces

They seriously don't understand what this means.
All must be (and is) directed from some central dictating body, in their world.

This is why they seek to gain control of that central body, because "the market", ie, the natural laws and consequences, never work in their favor. This leads them to believe that the central controlling entity, whatever it is, is intentionally acting against them.

8 posted on 10/19/2009 1:15:51 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: kingattax

“CNN’s Carol Costello”

All libtards lie all the time. If they want to escalate the situation until it’s out of control, I’m fine with that.


9 posted on 10/19/2009 1:16:18 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: kingattax
Yes - everyone who disagrees with Obama is a racist, sexist, homophobic bigot.

But we all knew that, so this is a non-story.
10 posted on 10/19/2009 1:16:33 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: kingattax
You can skip this series. I have the cliff notes........


11 posted on 10/19/2009 1:16:51 PM PDT by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: kingattax

What a coincidence. The White House is pushing the same message.


12 posted on 10/19/2009 1:18:05 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: 9YearLurker

And not just NPR. Include NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN. And MSNBC takes the prize as Stalin’s mouthpiece.


13 posted on 10/19/2009 1:18:13 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (From this point forward the Democratic Party will be referred to as the Communist Party)
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To: kingattax

Let me see....the liberal viewpoint is promulgated on 4 out of 5 TV networks, nearly all of Hollywood’s output, NPR, and most newspapers-the liberal slant simply cannot be escaped, but one conservative talker dominates AM-freaking radio, and HE’S a bully.


14 posted on 10/19/2009 1:18:26 PM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

“Just because the drones line up behind Obama and will go over the cliff with him does not mean the right is as stupid as they are!”

Because they act that way, they assume everyone else does too.

As Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote, “Mediocrity knows nothing better than itself.”


15 posted on 10/19/2009 1:19:13 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: kingattax

Isn’t it amazing how badly people can “psychoanalyze” when the bias precedes the observation?

Here’s my dime-store psychoanalysis, since everyone is an expert, so am I.

Liberals don’t listen to talk radio because they are afraid to engage the world. Liberals have an avoidant personality, and they would prefer to immerse themselves in entertainment (FM radio) as an aversion to reality.

Conservatives do not have a fear based mentality, and view life as an opportunity at best, and as a challenge at it’s worst, and thus are prone to engage and participate. This is why they appreciate talk radio. Information and discussion gets them involved.

Liberals are not concerned with anything that they have to deal with, only with what they are to be given. Fast food, FM radio, and freebies.


16 posted on 10/19/2009 1:19:14 PM PDT by z3n
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To: kingattax

This entire argument is a perfect illustration of why liberal policies are destroying this country. In their minds it’s all about parity. In their minds, if there were an equal amount of conservative and liberal talk radio shows, then people would listen equally between them. In their minds, the lack of liberal talk shows is because the radio stations are in some conspiracy to keep them out. They just can’t fathom the idea that it’s about what the consumer wants. Liberal shows barely exist because people who listen to talk radio don’t want to listen to them.

It’s the same with our economy. In the liberal mind, they can’t fathom the idea of competition determining which businesses are in power and which ones go under. In their minds, it’s simply a matter of putting two choices side-by-side and both will flourish even though 90%+ of the consumers don’t want option two.


17 posted on 10/19/2009 1:21:37 PM PDT by LoneStarGI (Vegetarian: Old Indian word for "BAD HUNTER.")
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To: kingattax

Is Randy Rhoades out of jail yet?

She is an insane maggot Commie who craves breadlines and a Kafka-esque existence for “us” where the “elites” (herself included) will live as the 1%.


18 posted on 10/19/2009 1:22:21 PM PDT by wac3rd (Felipe Calderon supports the public option.)
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To: ridesthemiles

A group of us guys from college used to chum about after work, go to ballgames, etc. We were a pretty conservative bunch sans one guy we suspected was closet gay. He was what you would call metro sexual. The coiffed hair, nice square toed shoes, perfectly iron slacks. He read all the right books and had a pithy wit that reminded me of the Ethan Hawk character in the movie Reality Bites. He had an answer for everything, hated then George B ush 41 and acted like overall know it all liberal jack-ass. Well smarty here had a very hot GF, way too hot for Mr. 138lbs soaking wet liberalista. He had a nice job doing sales in Daddy’s company but seemed to never be at work always in Vegas or on vacation. Anyways turns out Ms. Way To Hot found Mr Enlightened way too stupid and too effeminate and was getting a little some some on the side side for another dude in the peer group. She ditched Keith Olberman Jr. about the time we did his obnoxious butt , she married my bud and 20 years later and 3 kids still married. She has some great insights on liberal men and their neuroses. Liberals hate anyone being happy and anyone who disagrees with them..PERIOD


19 posted on 10/19/2009 1:28:27 PM PDT by pburgh01
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To: kingattax

you can’t make this crap up...


20 posted on 10/19/2009 1:28:32 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: kingattax

These idiots are so far out of touch with people who believe in the America that was founded by our forefathers and the Constitution they framed and our Creator, that they are blinded to the TRUTH.


21 posted on 10/19/2009 1:30:32 PM PDT by usslsm51
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To: kingattax

They think the game is still in effect.

It’s over. The left’s attempt to label the opposition only works if the opposition allows it. Sorry, game over.

Leftys of all striped are simply irrelevant.


22 posted on 10/19/2009 1:31:01 PM PDT by OpusatFR (Those embryos are little humans in progress. Using them for profit is slavery.)
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To: kingattax

How about a psychoanalysis of Olberman viewers, or are repeated references to tossing feces and mastrubation too much even for CNN?


23 posted on 10/19/2009 1:32:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: kingattax

If anyone is interested, the following links lead to articles written by a psychologist totally destroying ‘studies’ performed by liberal pyschiatrists/psychologists which then a appear in pop media and the MSN uses to ‘prove’ that being conservative is a psychological illness.
1. “A Methodological Critique in Defense of those Wascally Wepublicans”
http://www.ironshrink.com/articles.php?artID=070116_jost_conservative_study_methodology
2. “Dial M for Misinterpretation: Psychology’s Latest Assault on Conservatives (Sort Of)”
http://www.ironshrink.com/articles.php?artID=070923_conservative_neuroscience_study


24 posted on 10/19/2009 1:34:08 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: kingattax

And leftist drivel media is what? The sick serfs are trying to destroy the thing they claim to revere, free speech. How screwed up is that, and who is the real bully?


25 posted on 10/19/2009 1:36:28 PM PDT by pallis
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26 posted on 10/19/2009 1:38:55 PM PDT by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: kingattax
Neighbor, I read some of this swill elsewhere, and I will just point out that without listeners and sponsors ( like Air America couldn't attract ) talk radio would wither.

Furthermore, there is no more egalitarian a a venue than talk radio. ( The Australians, with a neat turn of phrase, call it "talkback radio," and that describes it to a "tee.")

Love it?

Hate it?

Agree?

Disagree?

All you have to do is pick up the phone and call 'em up.

How much fairer can you get? You sure can't do that with the opinionators in print or the chatterers on TV...

27 posted on 10/19/2009 1:39:20 PM PDT by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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To: MrB

MrB! That is the best comparison of a ‘progressive’s’ view of reality that I’ve ever read!
Good job! It made my day!
Almost as good as Paul Krugman saying yesterday that the Obama administration cannot identify the ‘magical’ (or was the word ‘mystical’?) force keeping us from an economic recovery.


28 posted on 10/19/2009 1:39:55 PM PDT by griswold3 (You think health care is expensive now? Just wait till it's FREE!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
I am beginning to think that the liberals should have their own part of the country (Ca. Mass. NYC) all rolled into one state; with their 0bama to lead them into a hole of bankrupt zombies while Gore/obama and his gazillion slush funds et al become zillionaires.


29 posted on 10/19/2009 1:40:46 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: kingattax
Sounds like she was talking about obama and the partisan liberal media (cnn,msnbc,abc,cbs,nyt,and the like) when she said: “operating like the bully, and if you’re on the playground...you want to be...under the bully’s wing and go along with him and get...some power by proxy.”
30 posted on 10/19/2009 1:41:20 PM PDT by GloriaJane (http://www.last.fm/user/GloriaJane)
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To: kingattax

Come to Santa Cruz. HERE you can get all the liberal talk radio you want. I have listened to a Wiccan ‘panel’ discussion and a variety of conspiracy theories delivered in hushed tones. Gee....I wonder how much advertising those particular stations get? Hmmm...no...I don’t remember any commercials at all.....it must be a conspiracy. The liberal town must be conspiring against it’s liberal wiccan and consipracy radio stations.......


31 posted on 10/19/2009 1:44:42 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: kingattax

I like Rush but am not a dittohead. I listen to Rush to hear him direct the Liberals/Progressives daily lives.
His accuracy rating is over 99%.
Question:
Why do the liberals/progressives always do what Rush predicts?


32 posted on 10/19/2009 1:45:52 PM PDT by griswold3 (You think health care is expensive now? Just wait till it's FREE!)
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To: kingattax

What is this, the latest demonization tactic? Paint conservatives as suffering from mental illness, so they can round us up and institutionalize us “for our own and the nation’s good”?


33 posted on 10/19/2009 1:48:49 PM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: kingattax
"...you want to be...under the bully’s wing and go along with him and get...some power by proxy....”

Isn't this why Rahm joined up with the rest of the Chicago Thug Wing of the Dems?

34 posted on 10/19/2009 2:25:27 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Ditto! Rush says better what we think!


35 posted on 10/19/2009 2:32:41 PM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: kingattax

Why didn’t CNN offer to have Rush give the rebuttal?


36 posted on 10/19/2009 2:39:20 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (90% of the fedgov is unconstitutional. The other 10% besides the military doesnt know what it's doin)
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To: OpusatFR

DAMN RIGHT! I’m 61 years old and I’ve heard and saw far too much of the Leftards since the 1960s...I wonder if we could exile the traitors to Canada? It worked wonderfully well in 1783 when we called them, “Tories.”


37 posted on 10/19/2009 2:41:46 PM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: OpusatFR

DAMN RIGHT! I’m 61 years old and I’ve heard and saw far too much of the Leftards since the 1960s...I wonder if we could exile the traitors to Canada? It worked wonderfully well in 1783 when we called them, “Tories.”


38 posted on 10/19/2009 2:41:54 PM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: OpusatFR

DAMN RIGHT! I’m 61 years old and I’ve heard and saw far too much of the Leftards since the 1960s...I wonder if we could exile the traitors to Canada? It worked wonderfully well in 1783 when we called them, “Tories.”


39 posted on 10/19/2009 2:42:05 PM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: kingattax
he’s “operating like the bully, and if you’re on the playground...you want to be...under the bully’s wing and go along with him and get...some power by proxy.”

They are talking about 0 here, right? He has more media coverage then all conservative talk show hosts put together.

He's just not as popular so he has to play dirty like any good bully. This is why they want everything done on a fast track, so we won't know what hit us.

40 posted on 10/19/2009 2:53:25 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (dimocRATS, the party of taxes and death. Is this what you want?)
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To: kingattax

The odd thing about all this is that OBEYME and his Chicago Thugs are the bullies with their thought police, social control, and condescension, NOT Rush Limbaugh.

Rush Limbaugh just shines a light on the cockroaches and their hypocrisy. Not exactly bullying.


41 posted on 10/19/2009 3:03:07 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: kingattax

And your typical white liberal being an emotionally weak dupe fears strong men. There I trumped their psycho babble with mine, case closed.


42 posted on 10/19/2009 3:15:57 PM PDT by junta (S.C.U.M. = State Controlled Unreliable Media)
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To: kingattax

Psychiatrists have attested to the mental derangement of Whittaker Chambers, Barry Goldwater, George W. Bush, etc.

An advanced degree does not confer intelligence, let alone wisdom.


43 posted on 10/19/2009 3:24:02 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Hear us, O Bama: Mmm, mmm, mmm.)
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To: kingattax

Maybe Dr. Gail Saltz should start analyzing MSNBC where she works before she starts on anyone else! There are plenty of fruits & nuts on there to keep her busy for quite a long time.

I just love how television 'experts' can analyze anyone they have never met much less talked to. That leads me to believe she doesn't have much credibility since a competent doctor would never try to analyze a person with whom they have never made contact.

44 posted on 10/19/2009 3:33:33 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Remember...psychiatrists are at the low end of the totem pole at medical schools. Mainly, they are medical students who couldn’t handle being a “real” doctor. This is especially true of “media” psychiatrists.


45 posted on 10/19/2009 7:06:55 PM PDT by hal ogen
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To: kingattax
brought on a liberal psychiatrist who theorized that Rush Limbaugh has an audience because he’s “operating like the bully, and if you’re on the playground...you want to be...under the bully’s wing and go along with him and get...some power by proxy.”

Gee, that certainly seems to be an indication of malice calling someone a playground bully and all.

46 posted on 10/19/2009 8:31:55 PM PDT by Tribune7 (I am Joe Wilson!)
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