Dispatches from Conservative Talk Radio Part 2

Dispatches from Conservative Talk Radio Part 2

What They are Really Talking About

Dispatches from Conservative Talk Radio Part 1

       The rest of the day is pretty much a mixed bag when it comes to host. You got our Michael Medved or sometimes a local conservative guy. My favorite of course comes on towards the end of the day and his day is Michael Savage. This guy is great. He's not the best host or even the best at backing up his theories with facts. No Michael Savage is truly his own type of crazy. And again to avoid this being a hit piece I don't want to talk about whether I agree or disagree and on what subjects. But Michael Savage is my favorite because he just lets it fly. He doesn't try and hide behind that "I'm just entainer" shtick that Rush like to use. He doesn't try to win you over with facts. He just spews out his ideas and let's them hang out there. He attacks everyone including conservatives and takes very few calls. This makes him a favorite of mine just because he avoids the daily annoyance that is callers. It's like these people have never heard of a landline or the fact that kissing the host ass is just boring to listen to.  But Savage has no use for them. He is the mad poet untethered by daily events or callers he tends to just rant and ramble. Yes, if you read more than one of my artciles you can begin to see why I am attracted to him. No, what I like best is in not sticking to the party line and just free associating off the top of his head; I feel you get a clear idea of the conservative mind. He seems to speak to universal problems that a consevative mind fears and a certaint truth comes out in that.       

The one thing that drives me nuts with conservative talk is that they are always talking about there authenticity. Host will talk on and on about how they are the most honest and conservative talk show host; which if you have to tell me then it's probably not true. And see that's the problem with trying to reach the conservative talk show listner you can't. They don't want to hear from you and no matter what you say it's going to be filled with distrust. Year after year of listening to that stuff is a way of indoctrinating yourself. I'm not saying conservative are out there trying to indoctrinate listners not at all; I'm just saying listening to same thing over and over will cloud your judgement. At some points after listening in for too long I would start to feel I had conservative beliefs and then in saying them out loud I would realized this isn't something I believe at all. You can reach out all you want but once a Rush Limbaugh listener always a Rush listner. There only hope is the vaccum is when he finally leaves the air to finally snag a few on the fence listeners. But the odds are people will continue on listening to whomever they pop up into the top seat. My guess is Sarah Palin. She's perfect for this business. You're either a fan or you're not and that's exactly how conservative talk radio likes it.