Tag: Talk Radio

Don’t Even Try to Replace the Irreplaceable. Retire the Golden Mic.

 

A lot of keyboards are busy today either celebrating the life and career of the estimable Rush Limbaugh or are celebrating his death. You know, the usual blue-checkmark accounts on Twitter engaging in the exercise. I will spend little time on the latter. I do not wish to show any respect to the secular cretins among us who celebrate anyone’s death.

We all remember “firsts” in our lives. Certain political memories, among others (this is a family blog) stick with us forever, such as the JFK assassination. The days that Martin Luther King, Robert F. Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan were shot. And for those living in Washington, DC back in 1982, the Air Florida Flight 90 crash on the 14th Street Bridge. Hours later, on the same day, DC’s once-vaunted Metro system experienced their first-even subway crash at the beginning of the afternoon rush hour. Lenny Skutnick’s life-saving heroics in the Potomac River that cold winter morning still lives on in my memory. Trump’s surprise election night victory four years ago is clearly another.

I also remember the first time I tuned into Rush Limbaugh on the radio. It was in late April 1989, and I’d just started a new job. I had long been fascinated with news/talk radio, which had no personalities in those days. Just lots of open line time for average folks to opine on certain issues. I would listen for hours to WRC AM980 radio in DC during the early ’80s.

As conservatives mourn the passing of conservative radio legend Rush Limbaugh, join Jim and Greg as they remember how Rush rose to conservative stardom in the early 1990’s, changed the political landscape, and then stayed at the pinnacle of his industry for the next 30 years. They also share their personal stories of how they first got hooked on Rush, and they discuss what his lasting legacy will be.

How’s the Trump presidency faring and what’s its effect on “Victorian Reagan conservatives” and the political chattering class? Hugh Hewitt, a conservative talk-radio and MSNBC host (not to mention the recipient of several Trump barbs as a 2016 GOP debate host), weighs in on the good, the bad and the ugly of Trump’s reign.

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I used to listen to quite a bit of talk radio but in the past four years or so, I have listened to a hand full of talk radio shows, mostly when Mark Steyn was the guest host for Rush Limbaugh.  What has replaced talk radio consumption? Yes, of course, podcasts from Ricochet and other […]

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Is Political Talk Radio Dead? w/ Michael Graham

 

What’s the future of talk radio and how can Conservatives counter-balance biased media while attracting the next generation of voters? The loquacious and hilarious Michael Graham’s background was in stand-up comedy, he coordinated several Republican campaigns including Pat Buchanan’s 1992 Presidential run, and was a talk radio host with millions of listeners in New England on WTKK and Washington DC on WMAL. Graham has appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher The O’Reilly Factor, Hardball with Chris Matthews, Fox & Friends, and the Dr. Phil ShowMichael is now a writer at Washington Examiner and Creative Director at The Weekly Standard where he writes and hosts several podcasts.

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George Will — the token “conservative commentator” the Democrat Media Complex likes to  have on panels with 3 or 4 liberals — is very sad that the Republican nominee is Donald Trump. So sad is George Will that he not only wants Trumpy to lose, he wants Trump to lose in a devastating electoral landslide that probably loses the […]

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We heard an interview on 89.1 talk radio while heading to Lowes on Sunday. Whether you are pro or anti-Trump, it was interesting and informative, and secondly, in the radio interview, the journalist, David Cay Johnston, posed some important questions on the current state of journalistic reporting. While you may or may not like his […]

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Do you have fifteen minutes? Listen to this interview: This is what it takes to make me speak up for as opposed to against Mr. Jonah Goldberg, until recently a star in the intellectual firmament of recent American conservatism. He lays out his case against talk-radio-at-its-best for its connivance in the rise of Mr. Trump. Mr. Bennett, I believe, […]

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Republican Self-Sabotage

 

shutterstock_193802486The latest CBS poll suggests that the Trump juggernaut continues to roll, with 35 percent of Republicans supporting him. Ted Cruz, his nearest rival, garners 18 percent. Jeb Bush, the candidate who should have been the obvious choice if conventional wisdom about money and politics were even remotely true, is dead last with 4 percent. In vain does Ted Cruz protest that Donald Trump is not a conservative. Among those who describe themselves as “very conservative,” 35 percent favor Trump versus 30 percent for Cruz, and 12 percent for Rubio.

In South Carolina, Trump is ahead among the evangelical voters Ted Cruz targeted as his savior army that would rise up to carry a true conservative to victory. According to a Fox News poll (2/18), Trump leads Cruz 31 percent to 23 percent among evangelical Christians. And while Cruz leads among those who identify as “very conservative” it’s a razor-thin edge (well within the margin of error).

As in New Hampshire, Trump leads nationally among a broad swath of voters. Not only those with just a high school diploma (47 percent), but also those with some college (33 percent), and college graduates (25 percent). He is the preference of men and women, and among all income groups including those earning more than $100,000.