Liberals don't listen to talk radio. Or do they? As a matter of fact, every time I listen to one of the many conservative hosts on the radio, there are usually a few liberal callers on each show. So obviously they do listen to talk radio and have enough interest to take part. Perhaps it's because there really aren't that many liberals to begin with. Gallup conducted a poll in October of last year in which "conservatives" outnumbered "liberals" 2-to-1. The survey concluded:
"Conservatives continue to outnumber moderates and liberals in the American populace in 2009, confirming a finding that Gallup first noted in June. Forty percent of Americans describe their political views as conservative, 36% as moderate, and 20% as liberal. This marks a shift from 2005 through 2008, when moderates were tied with conservatives as the most prevalent group."
First you have their number one "star" Rachel Maddow. They actually just rebroadcast her MSNBC show from the previous night. So, it's a rebroadcast of a cable news show that places last in ratings compared to 9 of her other competitors. ... hmm.
Then there is Michael William Lebron, who goes by the name "Lionel" of "The Lionel Show." Before writing this, I had never heard of this guy. I still haven't, I'm merely listing their programming schedule.
The next big name on their list of "stars" is Montel Williams. Sad for me to say because there was actually a time that I respected Montel Williams. I can handle the weed thing but I cannot tolerate idiotic, intolerant, left-wing rants from someone I never viewed in any political context to begin with. He must be hanging out with the wrong group at the medical marijuana dispensary.
There are a few other people on that now defunct programming list that I had never heard of. There is also a name on there I know and respect quite well. Mr. couldn't have fallen any further from the tree, Ron Reagan. Or as Laura Ingraham calls him, "Non Reagan." It appears that unlike his father, Ron wasn't able to command a successful show.
By the looks of those hosts, minus a stoned Montel who's more successful days are long behind him, I don't see any "talent" that could ever produce an audience... So why on mother earth was this their cast? Could it be that trial lawyers make horrible business tycoons? Could it also have something to do with a mentally and morally bankrupt ideology? The unhinged intolerance and ridiculing behavior that has taken over the left-wing of this country since Barack Obama's rise is starting to wear thin on the American public. The demand for bigger government and more mandates never sells itself well. American's don't like socialism and that's what the "progressives" sell. Mean socialism.
Truth be told, this boat had holes in it for a long time. Air America first filed for bankruptcy in 2006 and got a cash infusion of $4.25 million from wealthy New York liberals, the Greene family. A good business model should have been able to pull them out of that bind with an influx of that kind of money.
Sad day for their handful of listeners but a great thing for conservatives! After all, this proves we beat you on the battlefield of ideas. Whether it be the conservative philosophy that more Americans identify with or the ability to operate a business, including staff management, the conservative talk shows are wildly more successful. In fact most of the shows on the right are having record years. The numbers may be a bit skewed due to the political climate but there are many successful shows that have been around for years, and will continue to be on for years to come..