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Friday, October 03, 2003
Posted by Tanstaafl
OpinionJournal - John Fund's Political Diary: "'Californians spend more time stuck in their cars listening to conservative talk radio than sitting in easy chairs reading the state's uniformly liberal newspapers,' says George Neumayr of The American Spectator."
1) Not in San Francisco.
2) I bet a few of them listen to NPR.
"Good morning, a majority of Americans now think the war in Iraq was a mistake. This is NPR and I'm Bob Edwards for Morning Edition."
What a way to start the day.
Brian --"Stuck in their cars listening to conservative talk radio."
What?? I was unaware that car radios only tune into conservative talk radio when one is stuck in traffic. Maybe because I often tune it in by choice, I was unaware that it is actually a choice.
But seriously, come on now. There have been attempts by liberals to launch talk radio programs of their own in the past, and it hasn't worked -- they can't compete with the NPR monopoly. The only reason the programs from the right survive is because they offer a stark contrast to NPR, while liberal stations wouldn't be too different.
I love this view on the Left in this country that conservatives force the American public to follow their beliefs, that Ashcroft is the devil because he obeys the rule of law, and that Bush is imposing a religious agenda on the public. Now, granted, I'm in an institution where liberals are safe, and very confident in themselves, but I have yet to hear a conservative here try to force his views on a liberal, or shout one down -- the reverse happens all the time. People listen to what they want to listen to, and believe what they want to believe. There is not an active policy in the White House to try and "trick" the people into following conservative beliefs. George W. Bush, whether you agree with his principles or not, is a principled man, and he sticks to those ideals. Since he's been in office, he's been very open about what he plans to do, and for the most part he's done it. That doesn't strike me as dishonesty, unlike certain other presidents who obeyed what was popular, like, oh, I don't know, the liberal godhead known as Clinton. I'm so tired of people considering us evil and selfish.
Sorry, end of rant.