September 22, 2008

For every call or email I’ve ever received pointing out that conservative talk radio is “just entertainment,” I have received dozens upon dozens more responses that reflect, almost to a T, the perspective of men like Limbaugh, Hannity, and all the rest. For years, conservatives complained about the impact of the liberal media on the voting public. They were correct. Conservative talk radio has unquestionably had the same impact, perhaps even deeper. While democracy can be entertaining, the notion that the occasional wit of some of this country’s primary political players should automatically shield them from criticism is completely nonsensical. And while any pundit’s job is in part showbiz, politics isn’t a play, America isn’t a movie and in their supporting roles, talk radio’s biggest stars are much more likely to win elections than the Academy award.

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