Cross posted from Right Truth
Think Progress has an article, The Right Wing Domination Of Talk Radio And How To End It. That’s right, you read it correctly … How to END conservative talk radio. (hat tip Rachel)
The new report (via Center for American Progress – pdf) — entitled “The Structural Imbalance of Political Talk Radio” — raises serious questions about whether the companies licensed to broadcast over the public radio airwaves are serving the listening needs of all Americans.While progressive talk is making inroads on commercial stations, right-wing talk reigns supreme on America’s airwaves. Some key findings:
– In the spring of 2007, of the 257 news/talk stations owned by the top five commercial station owners, 91 percent of the total weekday talk radio programming was conservative, and only 9 percent was progressive. – Each weekday, 2,570 hours and 15 minutes of conservative talk are broadcast on these stations compared to 254 hours of progressive talk — 10 times as much conservative talk as progressive talk.
– 76 percent of the news/talk programming in the top 10 radio markets is conservative, while 24 percent is progressive.
From Americans for Legal Immigration, ALI-PAC, (hat tip Mary Chamberlain):
While stunned lawmakers and political pundits try to decipher how online organization such as ALIPAC, bloggers, and talk radio shows stopped Amnesty bill S. 1348 on the first run, those organizations are now launching new tactics to defeat the renewed push for passage of the Amnesty bill.”It is time for us to reach out to the public in new ways,” said William Gheen of ALIPAC. “By weeks end, we will have contacted over 1 million households in key states via automated calls. The vast majority of America’s legal citizens oppose this bill and we need them to shout loud enough for these Senators to hear them. It is time for more Americans to take action!”
Another Secret Immigration Deal, cross posted from Common Sense America
Just when you think they can’t stoop any lower . . .From The Heritage Foundation:
The Senate’s Second Secret Immigration Bill Now, an altogether new bill (S. 1639) has been introduced by Senators Ted Kennedy and Arlen Specter. It seems to incorporate the previous legislation, with some amendments. After it is read into the Senate calendar on Wednesday, the Majority Leader will be able to proceed to consider this legislation anew at any time; debate is likely to follow later this week, with a final vote very soon thereafter.
This schedule will afford lawmakers even less time for consideration and deliberation than they had before. It will deny them the various procedures long associated with America’s deliberative lawmaking process–hearings, testimony, committee debate and amendments, floor debate, and the possibility of further amendments. Instead, according to reports, this legislation will proceed based on an altogether new and expedited procedure designed for the sole purpose of forcing the bill’s many ill-conceived policies over legitimate minority objections.
Update: If you are on dial-up and have a problem with the above pdf file of S.1639, you can also find the text at The Library of Congress. Just type S.1639 in the search box, click on ‘bill number’, and then click on ’search’. Right now they have the name of the bill wrong but all of the text is there.
Also from Common Sense America, The Battle Continues and House Republicans only hear the jobs our Senate won’t doBrad Marston of Azamatterofact has started a new site, Azamatterofprinciple which provides various tools and resources such as numerous interactive/searchable databases concerning Federal spending that you might be interested in. Check it out.
Who is the under educated here?, J.C. Cordray
Illegal Immigration, Combat Soldiers and Deportation, Stormwarning’s Counterterrorism Blog
Greed is a powerfull inducement to become a traitor…., Bloggin on Down the Rogue by James Foley
Lawyers teaching employers how to cheat Americans out of jobs Miss Beth’s Victory Dance and Spread Far and Wide, and From NewsMax
Tony Snow and Laura Imgram, another House surge Maggie’s Notebook
Of Clay Pigeons and Immigration, The Virtuous Republican
A Pledge To Those Committing Treason In Washington, The People’s Patriot, and A Pledge To Those Committing Treason In Washington
“Shut Up” Lindsay…or um….”We’ll shut you up” Trent…, stickNstein
The Fairness Doctrine Isn’t Fair Enough, DeMediacratic Nation
Learning Straight Up, Shocker: America does not trust Congress and Liberals continue to whine about Conservative Talk Radio.
Newt: No to Amnesty, Yes to Border Security, The Amboy Times
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