Our ADMC contributor Jerry A. Kane will be a featured guest on The Andy Caldwell Show from 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM PST — that’s 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM back east. He will be discussing his research on “The Curley Effect,” a Democratic strategy for changing the demographics of the electorate. You can read his article here — The Democrat Plot to Reshape America’s Electorate. You can listen online with this pop-up player — KUHL-AM 1440 Streaming Audio.
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Our ADMC Editorials Editor, Harris Sherline, will be a featured guest on the Andy Caldwell radio show (AM 1440) at 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time. He will be discussing this Monday’s editorial — Out On A Limb. You can listen online with this pop-up player — KUHL-AM 1440 Streaming Audio.
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Liberal media personnel who “bend” the truth have not been faring well this month. Have you noticed?
First, we learned that Air America has finally been taken off life support. The leftwing talk radio network started programming on March 31, 2004 but failed to operate profitably. Mounting debts resulted in filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on October 13, 2006, with original capital lost. Brothers Stephen and Mark Green bought the outfit for $4.25 million on March 6, 2007 but in less than three years their investment is also kaput. Live programming ended on January 21 last month and all remaining operations ceased on January 25. We need not feel too sorry for the first and second rounds of owners — liberals do not believe in profit and capitalism anyway, or so their politics would lead us to believe.
Keith Olbermann is not doing well either, and many predict that he will soon be departing the scene. It won’t be his first failure. A sportscaster for the first twenty years of his journalistic career, he left ESPN amid controversy in 1997. He then became a sports anchor for Fox Sports, but was canned by Rupert Murdoch himself in 2001. Next he lost his job covering the 2008 election for MSNBC after maligning a tribute to the victims of the 9/11 terror attack. This week the buzz is all about the possible end of his cable TV hour-long show Countdown with Keith Olbermann:
In the important demographic of adults 25 to 54 — the group advertisers are looking to reach — Countdown was down 44% year-over-year in January. It averaged 268,000 viewers in that demo, only 3,000 more than Nancy Grace’s show on HLN, and 12,000 more than CNN’s Campbell Brown. Fox News’s O’Reilly Factor dominated the hour with 964,000 viewers age 25 to 54, and was the only cable news show in the time period to increase its audience, by 55%.
Remember Keith Olbermann? He was the one-time must-see anti-Bush ranter who helped rescue MSNBC (yes, it’s still on at night) from even worse oblivion years ago. Well, quietly last month while no one was looking, hardly anyone was watching Keith Olbermann anymore….
…one of the memes of the day seems to be that Countdown with Keith Olbermann isn’t doing so well ratings-wise and might soon be history.
KO has made his way by being an unprincipled, irrational and untruthful attack dog. Those who live by the sword die by the sword.
And then there is Katie Couric, who tried to parlay a cutsie face and short skirts into a serious prime-time news anchor career. She is a newsreader, not a news reporter, and so has been way overpriced at $15 million per year. This past Monday morning, CBS execs made cuts to Katie’s staff and salary, as well as cuts in many other areas, due to declining ad revenues:
Much of Ms. Couric’s staff would not [return]. Dozens of employees—including staff members in D.C., San Francisco, Miami, London, Los Angeles and Moscow—were being let go. The changes were effective immediately. There would be no buyouts. According to one longtime staff member, the network had long ago negotiated away most of the severance clauses in staff members’ contracts….
With a little more than a year to go on her contract, Katie Couric is dressing up her resumé. The CBS anchor, now 53, is facing a huge pay cut in her unprecedented $15 million-a-year salary. More importantly, her bosses at CBS have not yet said whether they want to keep her — at any price….
No matter, the idea of paying Couric eight figures to anchor a news show that is in last place does not sit well in the upper echelons of CBS News, where her hiring as TV’s first female anchor is seen as a noble but failed experiment….
Here’s what Katie Couric looks like, posing for Harper’s Bazaar:
The leftist elite establishment has blinded the people in this nation through its educational institutions, mainstream media outlets, and the entertainment industry to garner power for a repressive society. While Brother O and his Bread and Circuses Administration zealously dismantle the sleeping middle class, Americans have become unwitting accomplices to a growing underclass.
During education’s ongoing paradigm shift to a postmodern pedagogy in the mid-1980s, a fellow graduate student recognized that tenure and promotion in the academic world depended on the ability to “quack like a duck,” i.e., absorb and regurgitate the academy’s leftist world view and withhold personal opinions. In other words, outspoken conservatives are both persona non grata and underemployed in academia.
The duck motif not only extends to “journalists” in the mainstream media, but as Rush Limbaugh recently discovered, it extends to the National Football League (NFL), a league he greatly admires.
“[T]he NFL … is the most politically correct environment I’ve ever seen in my life,” said Dennis Miller on The O’Reilly Factor. “I don’t even know why Limbaugh would want to be in [it] quite frankly.”
Like many outspoken professors and journalists, Limbaugh now suffers from the pangs of outrageous injustice, being denied his dream for criticizing and mocking the nanny notions of the statist-minded elite. Limbaugh will not be afforded the opportunity that he has earned through achievement to work in the profession he loves for no reason other than his outspoken conservative views are abhorred by the leftist elite establishment.
Since it was leaked that Limbaugh was part of a group intending to buy the St. Louis Rams football team, the propagandists in the mainstream media have worked feverishly to malign his reputation, undermine his creditability, and destroy his character. They overturned rocks for race-baiting poverty pimps and scoured the NFL for nitwit jocks or any feckless team owner they could find to denounce Limbaugh as a bigot and racist before the nation.
The attack and subsequent defamation of Limbaugh adds to the list of media assaults on outspoken conservatives in order to prevent the resurgence of Reagan conservatism from entering the mainstream of American politics and undoing the leftist elites’ socialist agenda. The leftist elite establishment fears the resurgence of a conservatism of individualism, not of country clubs and boardrooms. The establishment dreads the Reagan conservatism championed over talk radio and at town hall meetings and tea parties, which respects the law and reflects the values and traditions of the people.
Statists demagogues live in constant terror of individualists who are independent, loosely connected to groups, and don’t know their place. They commission media propagandists, ready at their beckon call, to seek out and destroy them. The statist diktat is not to refute an opponent’s argument, it is to “wipe him from the face of the earth,” Sarah Palin, Clarence Thomas, and Robert Bork are noted recipients of the left’s scorched-earth and personal destruction politics.
The mainstream media have been frantically trying to deflate Sarah Palin’s ascendancy to the leadership of a national conservative movement since her dazzling acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in September 2008. Had she been a Democrat and espoused the statist ideology of Brother O or Hillary Clinton, Palin’s astounding rise from housewife, to mayor, to governor, to vice presidential candidate would have been praised by propagandists, extolled by environmentalists, lionized by leftists, and fawned over by feminists throughout the nation.
People who use common sense and apply the principles of the Constitution obstruct progressive governance, which explains why the media upended Robert Bork’s nomination and tried to stop Clarence Thomas’ confirmation to the Supreme Court. The media permitted and perpetuated the malicious, baseless allegations of the Democrat smear merchants to damage the reputations and destroy the creditability of both men.
Such reprehensible media campaigns, waged to disgrace both men, “did not resemble an argument so much as a lynching.” Bork was depicted as a judicial tyrant, his wife was falsely accused of being a Holocaust denier, and even his movie viewing habits were called into question. Likewise, Thomas was caricatured as a freakish feel-copping porno pervert in order to humiliate him, strip him of his dignity, and dishonor him for life.
The NFL’s management, owners, and players union along with most of the mainstream media and entertainment industry detest and despise Limbaugh as much as they do Palin, Thomas, and Bork. Yet Limbaugh persists in his love for the National Football League regardless of whether the sentiment is mutual.
Like the pedestaled wife of a fawning cuckold, the NFL graciously accepts Limbaugh’s lavish praises, glowing endorsements, and personal expenditures, yet abhors the very thought of embracing him. When the NFL’s leftist elite establishment denied Limbaugh limited ownership in a football franchise, it denied all outspoken conservatives and sent a subtle message to its owners, coaches, and players to suppress conservative opinion and quack like a duck.
The environment is ripe to don the special sunglasses, face the unadorned reality, and see the hideous leftist potentates and mindless moguls for the despicable fascists they truly are. In the grand scheme of things, the significance of the NFL pales in comparison to that of the USA. The country needs a wake up call, and the time has come for Limbaugh to stop chewing bubble gum and phone it in.
Two MSNBC commentators accuse conservative talk hosts of inciting Americans to assassinate political leaders. The media meme suggests that the Tea Party and Town Hall protesters’ placards and rhetoric likening Brother O to Hitler is an implicit or a coded call to incite violence against him.
The anti-government, anti-Brother O sentiment expressed by some of the white protesters has caused two political propagandists to demonstrate their overt hypocrisy. Jolly old Chris “Tingle” Matthews notified TV and talk radio hosts that they would be held accountable for any violence that happens to Brother O.
In Rachel “Mad Mad Mad” Maddow’s world the right-wing media and the corporate-funded anti-reform movement are invoking political assassination by deliberately and systematically using Hitler as a rhetorical weapon against Brother O and the progressive Democrats in Congress. Mad Maddow says she’s afraid that the right-wingers don’t understand the implications of their actions and is even more afraid that they do.
If MSNBC’s Chris Tingle and the stark raving mad Maddow are really concerned for Brother O’s well being, why didn’t they alert Americans to the dangers of the Nazi slogans, Hitler placards, and vituperative language when members of leftist groups used them to demonize George W. Bush and his administration?
Better yet, how would the two peas account for their anti-Bush rhetoric had a leftist “looneytune” “fruitloop” committed a violent act against Bush? Would political commentators have held them responsible for complicity and for unleashing anti-democratic, anti-American forces in this country?
Paul Williams has pieced together a video montage exposing the blatant hypocrisy of leftists Chris Tingle and mad Maddow. Williams uses the audio portion of a mad Maddow interview, in which she asks Frank Schaeffer whether or not calling Brother O Hitler is an implicit call for politically motivated violence.
Williams overlays the audio portion with video snippets of demonstrations that occurred when George W. Bush was president; the end result is quite revealing.
The hypocrisy of Chris Tingle, mad Maddow, and Frank Schaeffer is rivaled only by Seth Pecksniff, a character Charles Dickens likened to a sign post, “which is always telling the way to a place, and never goes there.”
Our editorial writer Harris Sherline will be on the Andy Caldwell talk radio show at 3:30PM Pacific Time (6:30PM Eastern Time) today. He will be discussing “Solving The Health Care Dilemma.”
Here’s the radio station web page for Andy’s program — KUHL-AM: California Central Coast – Andy Caldwell. You can also check out Andy’s schedule on Facebook. When it is time for the Sherline-Caldwell segment this afternoon, just use the link below to pop up and automatically start a radio player:
The total establishment suffered a crushing defeat last Thursday at the hands of an outraged American public with the failure of the “comprehensive immigration reform” legislation in the Senate. And that defeat was historically unprecedented, with the sheer volume of incoming calls from an aroused electorate crashing the Senate switchboard for the first time.
All of the traditional information sources — the President of the United States, the bigwigs in both political parties, most of the mainstream media, big business and most national religious leaders — were supporting the amnesty for illegal aliens. So how did Middle America find out what was going on behind the closed elitist Washington doors? They got the facts from a handful of determined advocacy groups, from the bloggers, and from conservative cable news and talk radio programs.
Stung by the ability of the American public to get at the truth despite their best efforts to ram the S.1639 bill through without even committee exposure, the politicians set about trying to muzzle talk radio. While most of us were preoccupied with the battle on the Senate floor, on that very same day in the House they were trying to resurrect the “Fairness Doctrine.”
This isn’t about Republicans versus Democrats. It’s about the establishment versus the American people, and the elitists of both parties were in support of government control of programming.
From Trent Lott — â€œTalk radio is running America. We have to deal with that problem.â€
From Diane Feinstein — â€œ…in my view, talk radio tends to be one-sided. It also tends to be dwelling in hyperbole. It’s explosive. It pushes people to, I think, extreme views without a lot of information….I’m looking at [reviving the Fairness Doctrine] … because I think there ought to be an opportunity to present the other side. And unfortunately, talk radio is overwhelmingly one way.â€
From John Kerry — â€œI think the fairness doctrine ought to be there, and I also think equal time doctrine ought to come back….These are the people that wiped out â€¦ one of the most profound changes in the balance of the media is when the conservatives got rid of the equal time requirements and the result is that they have been able to squeeze down and squeeze out opinion of opposing views and I think its been a very important transition in the imbalance of our public eye….â€
Fairness Doctrine hammered 309-115
By Alexander Bolton
The House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to prohibit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from using taxpayer dollars to impose the Fairness Doctrine on broadcasters who feature conservative radio hosts such as Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.
By a vote of 309-115, lawmakers amended the Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill to bar the FCC from requiring broadcasters to balance conservative content with liberal programming such as Air America.
The vote count was partly a testament to the influence that radio hosts wield in many congressional districts.
It was also a rebuke to Democratic senators and policy experts who have voiced support this week for regulating talk radio….
Opinionated Talk Radio: Is it Fair to Require a Rebuttal?
From Corey Deitz
Let me ask you a question: if you stand on a corner with a sign that says, “I donâ€™t support cabbage!” should somebody be required to stand next to you with a sign that says, “Iâ€™m in favor of cabbage!”?
Most reasonable people will answer “No.” Why? Because most of us know that the guy who supports cabbage is expressing his opinion – his 1st Amendment right – and the rest of us who donâ€™t agree can look away or ignore him….
What this comes down to is simply this: liberals have not been able to compete with conservative talk radio as well as hoped. So, instead of playing a better game (i.e., create more compelling programming), they want the rules changed to make it easier for them to WIN the game. Maybe we should call this new movement about talk radio “No Party Left Behind”….
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