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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 04:01 PM

"The Persistence of Memory" (2/12/13 Moment with Bob read by Mike Malloy)



February 12, 2013, hour 2, segment 3, topic 1: Mike reads a Bob Alexander rant on the loss of progressive media and end of civil liberties.

The rant in full: http://www.superbeans.com/rant_02_12_13.htm

EXCERPTS:

Hey Mike,

The Elite surround themselves with their peers, minions, and court jesters. Their minions are expendable, the jesters replaceable, and periodically they wage war against their peers. But ... The Elite can always agree on this:

They never support anything that would thwart whatever it is they want to do. And they want what all gangsters have always wanted ... more.

...

Our benign (so-far) Fascistic Overlords ... benign domestically anyway unless you're not white ... don't want Progressive Talk Radio. And so there will be no more Progressive Talk Radio. Back in the day Hitler's, Mussolini's, and Stalin's thugs would have physically destroyed the radio stations and done something pretty horrible to the people who ran the stations. This was an effective visual aid for anyone who might have thought about getting into the anti-regime radio business. These days The Elite don't "disappear" the folks who produce progressive radio to concentration camps or gulags. They just make them disappear from the radio.

You can't find Mike Malloy, Thom Hartmann, or Stephanie Miller on KPTK in Seattle anymore. Not because their ratings were low but because The Elite won't allow Progressive Talk Radio to exist in Seattle. Now Seattle has Three, count 'em Three, sports radio stations and of course there's always room for Conservative talking points radio.

CBS said they dumped KPTK's format of Progressive Talk and embraced Sports talk because of low ratings. I say that's a lie.

"What!!!???" sputters radio executives across the land clutching their pearls and Arbitron ratings books. "Are you saying the hard-wrought data laboriously collected by Arbitron drones aren't nuggets of the purest gold?"

sources:
http://brilliantatbreakfast.blogspot.ca/2013/02/the-rise-and-fall-of-prog-talk-radio.html
http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/14355-an-insiders-view-of-the-progressive-talk-radio-devolution

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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 07:11 PM

1. They turned our only outlet for Stephanie, Thom, Randi and Mike into an

all news station, here in San Luis Obispo, with irrelevant shows on real estate, cars, etc. in between, too. Doesn't it seem weird that they hit these shows in more liberal places pretty much at the same time? So far I can still get Stephanie on Current TV but not for long. Thom is on FSTV so he might not get shoved aside in the near future. What annoys me is I like to listen to intelligent talk on the radio when I have to drive around. There is no such thing now. The news station is a joke and not too far from Fox News.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 07:28 PM

2. That station is run even worse than the new KGO.

http://www.sloradionews.com/page.php?page_id=74

"America's Radio News Network" by the way is a nationally syndicated outfit produced by...(drum roll) THE WASHINGTON TIMES!!!! Yep that wingnut publication.

Hmm. I go to the ARNN website and see that its interview guests range from the left (Gavin Newsom, Ralph Nader (!!! when do you hear HIM on mainstream corporate radio???), and Charles Rangel) to the right (Jason Mattera, Republican members of Congress, etc.)

KYNS still has the one local host, Bill Benica. Is he liberal, moderate, or conservative?

At least KGO up in the bay area replaced all its talk shows has locally produced news rather than some propaganda written by Republicans while still keeping Ronn Owens's show.

As for KYNS format change it seems more political than cost-cutting, as I don't think carrying ARNN hours on end would be more expensive than carrying Stephanie, Thom, etc.

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Response to alp227 (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 07:34 PM

3. I don't know what Bill Benica is other than an asshole.

He tried to sound liberal when it was a progressive station, but before there was an Air America I heard him a few times and he was pretty much a Republican, a moderate one but nontheless bootstrappy. Mostly, he deals with local gossip and spends a big part of the show playing awful music.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:01 AM

4. It's all because, beginning with Raygun, the presidents STOPPED

enforcing anti-monopoly laws (or practically any law that deals with holding corporations and banksters accountable). How do you like the American version of fascism? Chris Hayes calls it inverted fascism, or neo-fascism, something like that. It's not the government using corporations to abuse citizens. Our American version has the Corporations using the government to abuse citizens. Americans can't even get their fascism right. It's here to stay and it'll only get worse.

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