Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Next Sucker, Indeed
I have concluded tha the problem w/ Air America was not its content per se, but that there simply isn't a large enough audience for it. I think there may be a fundamnetal difference between right wing wingnuts and left wing wingnuts. This is an unscientific opinion has I have not consulted w/ any psychologists; phrenologists; or vivisectionists who may have disected the two diverse types of brains but I think that basically right wing wingnuts want to talk to their host who will reinforce their positions. Left wing wingnuts, by and large, don't find satisfaction in this custom.
When Rush Limbaugh rails @ Hillary Clinton, he throws gas on the fire and the switchboards light up.
When Randi Rhodes embarks on a rant, like Rush Limbaugh, she is preaching to the converted, but the converted are more likely to be not listening to Air America b/c they are, if in their cars: listening to music; listening to NPR; or listening to a book on tape. If @ work: they might actally be working; or listening to music; or surfing the web; or listening to NPR. If @ home, well let's just say that if would be a desperate housewife indeed who listen to talk radio @ home given all the other possibilities. This goes equally for house husbands.
I can't vouch for Air American giving us the facts, Roger, but do we hear them from Rush Limbaugh? From Neal Boortz, From et al?
Boortz doesn't lie.
But remember people, in the end, this is about entertainment. Plenty of left wingers listen to, and call into right wing shows, because they are listening....I doubt that the left wing air waves tout the same percentage of right wing listener ship, that talk radio on the right enjoys......thus the woes of an air america.
keep in mind,Rush doesn't even take a salary.....his income is based on advertising revenues solely. That''s a stout listenership.....and they are not just righties.
Trust but verify. I would like to see the demographics on Rush's show.
My inclnation is to think that not a lot of people who do share is views are tuning in. I could be wrong.
Good point on the compensation based on ad revenue. Does Rush want to tell the truth or dooes Rush want to sell ads.
I'm sticking w/ Alton Brown.