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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 07:52 PM

"Egan: Right-wing media in decline" By DYLAN BYERS at Politico

Egan: Right-wing media in decline

By DYLAN BYERS at Politico

http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/02/egan-drudge-rush-on-the-decline-155891.html

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Rush Limbaugh, who sits atop the right-wing media food chain along with Drudge, has compared the president to Hitler for years. On Fox News, Hitler allusions are less overt, but crazy talk about Obama... is the stock in trade. The good news is that these people are talking mostly to themselves, from inside the much-ridiculed bubble that burst in spectacular fashion last November, while fewer and fewer voters are listening to them.

Yes, the pyramid of political dissemination is still in place: from Drudge, to Rush, to Fox, to Republican politicians in green rooms, trickling down to all the lesser Drudges and Rushes in the wacko-sphere. ... the lash, Mr. President, is now a straw. ... In truth, Drudge, though admirable as a bootstrap story, is a tool. Limbaugh is a tool. Fox is a tool. They are used to punish dissidents, people who actually try to govern and a range of enemies. ...

Fox and friends can still crush their own, as Obama noted. But that only drives the Republican Party further to the fringes. Virtually everything the broadcast bullies are against sensible gun measures, immigration reform, raising taxes on the rich are favored by a majority of Americans.


This takes the conventional wisdom about the 2012 elections -- that conservatives are withering in a new era of "Barack Obama, gay marriage, weed, and a new focus on climate change" -- and applies it to the media. There's a great deal of truth to that: As Egan notes, and as we've reported, Fox News hit a 12-year-low in the key demo recently and Drudge accounts for a mere two percent of the nation's political media diet.


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applegrove Feb 2013 OP
zbdent Feb 2013 #1
11 Bravo Feb 2013 #2
bluestate10 Feb 2013 #3
pscot Feb 2013 #4
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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 08:14 PM

1. one can hope ...

but remember ... the dems were dead after 2002 ... 2004 ... 2010 ...

and the Repugs were dead after 2006 ... 2008 ...

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 08:26 PM

2. As with smallpox, polio, and syphillis; the organism tends to find a way to innoculate itself ...

against destructive influences.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 08:33 PM

3. Hate is a difficult to sustain human condition. It ultimately eats up the people that embrace

it and push fair minded people away from the hater.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 08:46 PM

4. Why give politico the hit

when you can read Tim Eagan himself in the Times?
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/31/right-flight/

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Response to pscot (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 08:52 PM

5. Thanks.

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