When Your Society Fails, Does It Make a Sound on the Radio?

rush 1I guess we’ll see. I’d be very surprised to see the rest of the “news” spewers like Limbaugh, even mention that an influential, local right wing radio host from Wisconsin has realized his job hasn’t exactly been helping his society at large.

Charlie Sykes is finally, man enough to admit he, and those like him created Trump, but it goes much deeper then that, because an entire generation of Americans have been hidden from any kind of interesting debate, in favor of a verbal wresting match where any earnest man always gets disqualified from even participating by the corporate interests who own our airwaves. Sometimes the paid talkers get bored and let somebody on who can actually bring facts into the conversation, before they turn his mic off, or try to make him lose his composure.

This obvious controversy has been let out of the box much too late for Fox-like-viewers to have their minds changed in the midst of a train wreak election, but I guess we can hope for a scrap of justice to fall our way. It got reported on by the media-omnipresent “Talking Points Memo”. (sarcasm).

Conservative Pundit Owns Up To Role In Trump’s Rise: We ‘Created This Monster’

Don’t miss the important part of the TPM article. Charlie Sykes really seems to be tiring of his miserable, influential, corporate job. This part of an interview with him is SPOT ON!

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Nothing will happen. We live in an oligarchy.

  1. #1 by Richard Warnick on August 16, 2016 - 9:06 pm

    Probably the right-wing radio hosts are secretly rooting for Hillary to win. Their ratings need a boost.

    • #2 by Larry Bergan on August 17, 2016 - 1:51 am

      Well, there’s that.

  2. #3 by Larry Bergan on August 17, 2016 - 10:12 am

    I can now vote for Hillary without any reservations based on an inferior level of slime and sleaze:

    Last week, [Liz Cheney] called on fellow Republicans to “unify” around presidential nominee Donald Trump, saying: “There is just a level of slime and sleaze associated with the Clinton family, and we know in Wyoming we’ve gotta do everything possible to make sure they never get anywhere near the Oval Office.”

    Come on Wyoming! Any more of this and we’re going to have to confiscate the Grand Tetons.

  3. #4 by Richard Warnick on August 18, 2016 - 3:22 pm

    Digby weighs in: The Danger of the Right’s Noise Machine: Years of Misinformation Led to Trump’s Rise

    The right’s great noise machine just kept chugging along, however. And the rise of social media turned it into an even louder megaphone that simultaneously blocked out any competing information. It was this environment that has made it possible for Donald Trump to emerge. We know he is a twitter and Instagram addict and uses all social media more casually and more intimately than any presidential candidate in history. But less known is the fact that in preparation for his run, Trump hired people to listen to talk radio and give him detailed reports on the zeitgeist…

    • #5 by Larry Bergan on August 18, 2016 - 11:39 pm

      That’s a good article. The biggest lie, which has been pounded into American brains for the last couple decades is the myth of the “liberal media”. Clever but the myth never would have worked if there had been any kind of liberal media you didn’t have to pay for.

      KSL finally took Hannity off the air after the station forefather, Don Gale complained in an angry op-ed, but where’s the apology? Isn’t it their responsibility to tell us they failed us, over and over and over and over?

  4. #6 by Mostly farce on August 18, 2016 - 8:27 pm

    Guy’s a genius, the Democrat party only wishes they had such a Tom Sawyer paint my fence ability in even the slightest way..certainly the most successful campaign not paid for ever run..masterful really.

    I read the average attendance for a HildeBeest rally is 382 people.

  5. #7 by Larry Bergan on August 18, 2016 - 11:48 pm

    I wouldn’t listen to Limbaugh or Hannity if you held a gun to my head, but I think I can surmise that this is a one day story. Charlie Sykes probably got told to STFU and did. Haven’t heard much buzz.

  6. #8 by Larry Bergan on August 19, 2016 - 4:07 am

    I was actually able to find Don Gale’s rough article, although not directly through the Deseret News. From way back in 2005:

    It Takes a Liberal and Conservative to Run a Nation

    The concept of true, unexpurgated debate got lost somewhere, didn’t it? Don Gale was exactly right on!

  7. #9 by Larry Bergan on August 19, 2016 - 4:18 am

    And from the Deseret News site; this from longtime talk radio host Tom Barbari about Don Gales great article:

    Readers’ forum: Don Gale wrote truth

    Not sure why the dates are four years apart, or Mr. Gale did another one I didn’t see and can’t find. Also not sure of the exact date when Hannity got dumped for being an ass.

  8. #10 by Larry Bergan on August 19, 2016 - 4:31 am

    So it seems Utah personalities beat Charlie Sykes by somewhere around ten years. The tree fell and nobody heard it. But I heard Glenn Beck’s podcast called “The Blaze” is going down in flames, but so is the earth. Thanks guys!

    • #11 by Richard Warnick on August 19, 2016 - 12:22 pm

      I don’t get why the Utah PTB (aka LDS Church bigs) can tolerate all kinds of off-the-charts right-wing extremism but they turn up their noses at Trump’s candidacy. Too New York?

      For years I theorized that New York politicians couldn’t succeed on the national stage, but this year was different. They’re everywhere. Even got Bloomberg speaking at the DNC.

      • #12 by Larry Bergan on August 19, 2016 - 11:33 pm

        I hate to say this about Mormons, but I just think it’s a lot easier to attack people who can’t fight back, then stand up against your leaders, who, around here, always support every radical right wing agenda that comes down the pike.

        There was one really small event that KUED reported on Thursday, which warmed my heart a little, before the right winger got his chance to “balance” the story.

        Mormon Democrats Call GOP Policies “Anti-Family”

        To think that democratic policies could actually be pro-family. Outrageous!

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