Urbin Report

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Liberals against Free Speech

Not much of a surprise for anybody who pays attention.
Here is the hard cold proof of the matter, direct from the far left so called "Think Tank" mislabeled "Think Progress":

The Center for American Progress and Free Press today released the first-of-its-kind statistical analysis of the political make-up of talk radio in the United States. It confirms that talk radio, one of the most widely used media formats in America, is dominated almost exclusively by conservatives.

The new report — entitled “The Structural Imbalance of Political Talk Radio” — raises serious questions about whether the companies licensed to broadcast over the public radio airwaves are serving the listening needs of all Americans.
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Hardly surprising, the far hard left "liberal" extremists are calling for a return to the days of strict government regulation of political Free Speech on privately owned radio stations.

A commenter named Noahm sums it up:
there’s no conspiracy at work here. programmers would put on a talking fish if they thought it would get ratings. talk radio listeners want to hear conservative talkers. how do we know this? they get ratings, liberals don’t.


As one pundit put it
, "To be sure, conservative radio talk show hosts have a built-in audience unavailable to liberals: People driving cars to some sort of job."

The great "experiment" in Liberal (actually far left extremist) talk radio "Err America" failed miserably. It couldn't even stay on the air in the oh so "Blue" market of Boston.