Today’s New York Times describes the plan of some “rich Democrats” to establish a liberal radio network to counter the redneck radio brigade led by Limbaugh et al. Consensus is it would be a “kinder, gentler” kind of reportage compared to that of the ever-angry right. I e-mailed Salon bigwig Michael O’Donnell about it, wondering aloud whether piggy-backing on this network might allow Salon to simulataneously reduce its costs and find an additional outlet for its important perspectives. Michael is not impressed, though I’m not sure whether it’s the concept or the people behind it that bothers him. Keep watching Salon to learn more. And if you haven’t already, have faith and become a premium subscriber.
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4 Responses to LIBERAL RADIO

  1. A liberal radio station is bound to fail because most liberals have better things to do than listen to talk shows, and aren’t so insecure in their political ideology that they need to get daily “talking points” from screaming-head hosts. I’d listen for a few days, but I think the fun would wear off pretty fast.

  2. Dave Pollard says:

    I think you’re probably right, though it would be nice to have something interesting and intelligent to listen to in the car, or, for that matter, in streaming audio on the Web. Mind you, some people think we already have that in NPR (or, in Canada, CBC)

  3. Martin Wisse says:

    Not as long as they provide homes to sullivan and horowitz

  4. Dave Pollard says:

    You make a good point, Martin. It’s interesting that so-called liberal media seem to go out of their way to include some conservatives so they appear balanced, where conservative media seem to have no such compunction.

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