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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #7)
Sun Jul 28, 2013, 12:52 PM
certainot (2,827 posts)
27. 2 ways to fight/end RW radio monopoly
it's a well protected monopoly and it would take a huge leap of money to do it by trying to compete. there are ways though to challenge it and it really needs to stop getting that free speech free ride- ultimately it can't survive if exposed. stoprush boycott is doing damage but is specifically targeted.
1) another way to challenge/expose it would be to monitor the top 50 or 100 blowhards in the country with automated transcription software and computers. make that available for search and study of the topics and patterns and repetition - that's why it works, its invisible. why these GOP freaks can repeat lies and myths on the floor of congress or the sunday shows needs to be exposed so they can be shamed. would we have the sequester if limbaugh had been exposed as the biggest seller of the debt 'crisis' suicide? that goes back 25 years of talk radio successes - and now the transcription software may be able available to automate it.
2) and RW radio's piggybacking of our universities and college sports programs needs to end. 170 + (28%) of limbaugh stations have the team logos of 70 major university football programs on them https://sites.google.com/site/universitiesforrushlimbaugh/
to leech community credibility and sell ads. how many student activists are allowing their own universities undermine their activism by endorsing the shit from the rw state megastations? it's stupid. RW radio would fall apart if those universities started honoring their mission statements.
IMO there are more effective things to do to end that RW advantage than try to buy stations and compete with that monopoly. i suspect if a few unis declared they were going to go to non partisan alternatives others would follow and a lot of those stations would go to other formats or try to bargain by offering balance. and the RW liars couldn't compete. that would give us a lot more prog radio opportunities.
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