Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Michael Savage and a host of other conservative television and talk show hosts all seem to have a huge following but I’m beginning to wonder how many of the US population they truly reach.
I do quite a driving and enjoy listening to talk radio, a good dose of Michael Savage will make the miles virtually disappear while driving.
There is a lot of wisdom and knowledge passed down from these shows and they all have their loyal listeners which seems to be a core of better educated, hard working, well raised Americans or Immigrants successfully living out the American Dream. This, however, is where the demographics stop. Little is ever done on these “pseudo-intellectual” shows to simplify the message so an average educated person can become a more enlightened person. There is a continual stream of bitching from these hosts that continually bag on George Soros, David Axelrod, Barrack Obama, Broken Economics, Unrecoverable debt and so on, most of which the average educated person does not have a clue about. As an experiment, as the next 10 people you meet in the street who George Soros is.
I understand that ratings are important bit so is where the US stands in this point in time. Personally, I’d love to see these host win over a whole new fan base by actually taking the time to explain how world events are connected, how economics truly work, and of course cheering people on to become entrepreneurs instead of becoming low wage slaves.
The Conservative Media needs to start cheering more and bitching less, win over more fans and turn out the vote.