No Thanks, I'd Rather Listen to Dr. Dean
Yesterday, I was reading Cunning Runt's cunning rant about the gaseous right-wing commentators dominating the radio airwaves in today's hell-bound America. He focused on Rush Limbaugh, which is appropriate, I suppose, because he's been around the longest and is the best known, but I don't think he's the worst of the rabid pack. Granted, Rush is a loudmouthed, obnoxious blowhard, and I am distressed by the amount of influence he exerts. But, I believe he is intelligent, and knows what he's doing, and he's doing it for the money. In other words, he has no soul and no heart, but he does have a brain.
Now...let me mention the loudmouthed, blowing asshole whom I would like to banish to the hinterlands. SEAN HANNITY! I'm pretty darned sure that this man actually BELIEVES what he says. He excoriates the "Liberals" and "Democrats" as though they are the spawn of Satan. EVERYTHING the L's and D's say or write is stupid and/or evil, in his opinion. And so much of what he says is so blatantly hypocritical that I cannot understand how he doesn't realize it. e.g. "The Libs want absolute power. They want to force their beliefs down our throats. They're so convinced they're right that they won't listen to anybody else." (These are not literal quotes, but summarize the essence of his diatribes.) Substitute "ultra-conservative' religious-right-wing nut jobs" for "Libs," and you and I can see that those characteristics apply even better to that camp. Of course, Rush makes equally hypocritical statements, but at least he injects some humor (though not as much as in his pre-druggy days) into his blather.
Does anyone here know why the Right Wing dominates the airwaves to the extent they do? The only liberal viewpoints I’m exposed to are here in the blogosphere.