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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 07:53 AM

41. The Problem Has Been Access...

Rushbo and other hate spewer's power have come from their ability to dominate the most powerful stations...most owned by a handful of corporates. "Deregulation" destroyed local radio and broadcast diversity as satellites and "consolidation" replaced many voices with only a few. It's destroyed a dying medium as hate radio was designed to cater to a small audience that still clung onto their AM radios and became a political tool of the right wing.

AM Radio is going the way of the rotary phone...passe technology now surpassed by television and now the internet. It'd seen its audience decline as alternatives for information and entertainment become more available. Almost all of us are closer to a computer than a radio these days...and a growing number are now getting connected in cars and via smartphones that will lead to further erosion of the existing radio model...and with it will go the hate spewer's unique platform.

The internet and netroots have become a great equalizer. Look at the shitstorms that flew following the Komen/PPA outrage and then again when rushbo spewed his bile against a woman daring to speak up in public. The combination of websites such as DU and social networking have interconnected people beyond what hate radio can do...and as its audience gets older and more isolated, the less effect it will have. Unfortunately it's influence on the corrupt and inept rushpublican party is what makes it dangerous...our job is to prevent that party from gaining power...

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