Sunday, May 26, 2013


I used to think that FAUX News & conservative talk radio had an enormous influence on American politics so I used to be very worried when they pushed some agit-prop like this:

Obama forgets Marine One salute

Skipping a presidential tradition, he does not salute the Marine before boarding Marine One.
I should've known better because radio insiders like Michael Harrison of Talkers Magazine in 2003 had already come out with the truth:
HARRISON: Thirteen hundred stations, that's approximately 10 percent -- between 10 and 15 percent of all commercial radio stations in America program some kind of talk format. ... The biggest names in talk radio who do politics, political talk radio, are conservative. However, you've got to remember that talk radio is a niche medium. No one in talk radio has a mass audience.

Approximately, maybe 5 to 6 percent of the entire radio listening audience at any given moment that he's on the radio is listening to Rush Limbaugh. So, the point you've got to remember is that radio is a niche medium. To be number one in radio, doesn't mean you have to have a majority of the population listening.
POLITICO still hasn't caught on:
But as for [Dick]  Morris the media personality, there’s no question that getting the boot from Fox has meant losing major influence — there’s no chance he can just appear on screens in 90 million homes around the country a few times a week anymore.
There never was a chance to appear on that many screens, not even close. O'Reilly has the highest rated FAUX show and his ratings are only a bit above 3 million and Hannity rarely gets 2.9 million.

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