Conservative talk radio becomes minority whip

This is all pretty new to me. Conservative talk radio, including our host Jim Vicevich and others including Limbaugh, Carr, Savage and Hannity, all seem to be stepping up as leaders in the Republican party. Maybe they are not the true leaders, but as soon as Obama told Republicans they had to stop listening to Limbaugh, it seems like they tuned in.

Maybe this is a good thing, I’m not sure.

I was reading this article on Fox News and got a kick out of the following statement by Leslie Marshall, a liberal talk show host who is nationally syndicated.

Leslie Marshall, who’s on the liberal end of nationally syndicated radio hosts, said Limbaugh will not derail the stimulus but will have fuel for as long as the package is being executed. She suggested the conservative talk giants are in a good spot right now.

“Rush Limbaugh came to glory during the Clinton years because he had somebody he could bash, in a sense, and liberal hosts have been having a field day for the last eight years,” she told FOXNews.com, explaining that nitpicking the opposition party is “part of why people listen to us.”

Leslie, I’m happy that your show is successful, but goodness grief, did you just suggest liberal hosts have been having a field day for the last eight years? You – liberal talk in general – may have had what they consider a field day, but I would not say it was successful day.

She mentions that Rush became popular during the Clinton administration since he had someone to bash, but that does not explain his success during the Bush 41 presidency.

If Limbaugh came to “glory” during the Clinton years since he had someone to bash, why was there not one liberal host that came to “glory” during the eight years of Bush 43?

4 replies
  1. Terry W
    Terry W says:

    I totally agree with Steve about the liberal talk shows.  Rush has survived many long years because he is good no matter who's "in charge."  Maybe what the liberals are lacking is something called TALENT!

    TW

     

  2. Conservatarian
    Conservatarian says:

    Talk radio is one of the few conservative  forums that consistently reaches wide audiences.  It is a way for Republicans, Libertarians, and other correlative political ideologies  to convey their ideas through a medium that has been accepted by those who share similar views and opinions.  Most of the established media are antagonistic toward  conservative viewpoints.  It is likely that strong adversarial criticism will have the effect of increasing both the popularity of and the allegiance to Conservative Talk Radio.

  3. Anne-EH
    Anne-EH says:

    Talkradio shows are one of the few means in which everyday Joe or Mary Q. Citzens can have a say in what is going on and can give voice to the issues.

  4. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    You ask: "If Limbaugh came to “glory” during the Clinton years since he had someone to bash, why was there not one liberal host that came to “glory” during the eight years of Bush 43?"

    Dear God in heaven, did you ever listen to leftie radio?  When the station that carried Hannity switched to Err America, I figured I would listen to see the other side.  I had the misfortune of commuting during Franken's segments, and was appalled at how singularly bad it was (Oy, oy, oy? was painful).  Perhaps I was spoiled by the likes of Rush, but I don't think so, and the "success" of liberal radio is testament to that.

    Conservatives use liberal's own words against them.  Liberals use the voices in their heads against conservatives.

    Let me tell you about Boston politician/talk host Marjorie Claprood, better known as "Marjorie Crapload"……

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