Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Future of Talk Radio

While on vacation I had the displeasure of reading an article on conservative talk radio. Although it was a displeasure, it is always important to educate ones self on all views. The reading material shall remain nameless because I wouldn't want such a one-sided left leaning publication to get more subscribers. And just to let you know, I didn't purchase it. It was left behind at the pool for anyone to read.

The main focus of the article was on Rush Limbaugh and the prediction that conservative talk radio will soon be extinct based on its findings that the average listener is a white male in his late 60's. Funny thing is, I doubt NPRs listening audience, of its political content, is all that different. It made mention of only the political analysts fitting that same bill such as Karl Rove, Newt Gingrich, and Dick Morris. The writer would have the reader believe that no non-caucasian conservatives exist. The writer of the article fed in to Obama's ridiculous warning and protest of Rush Limbaugh being the defacto leader of the GOP. I say ridiculous because Limbaugh is an opponent to Obama's ways of leadership for this country, and to jump from that to the defacto leader of the GOP is just laughable. A radio talk show host is not a threat to this country but leaders of countries like Iran and South Korea are. Limbaugh is a thorn in Obama's side but hardly a threat to this nation.

The average listener of conservative radio may be male, white, and late 60's but many of the calls I hear that come in to the various conservative radio talk shows out there are from females, African Americans, and persons younger than their 60's. That certainly isn't to say that conservatives should rest. The GOP certainly should have learned a lesson from the Democrats on early voting registration.

My vote for a conservative talk radio show of their own is Michelle Malkin. Add her to radio while keeping her blog to reach the internet crowd, and continue her television commentary spots. She's female, Asian American, and young. Get a smart young woman like Michelle, who can hold her own, her own show and conservative talk radio will not die. It will flourish.


dmarks said...

I think the report was also a way of whatever left-wing getting in some racist/sexist digs against "white males"

EatYourOkra said...

What wouldn't surprise me at all is if the writer fell in the "white male" category. I think if you're a white male today it is politically correct to hate yourself.

Left Coast Rebel said...

Newsweek? I think that I read that article before a dentist appointment, I preferred the root canal. Newsweek is not representative of 'all views', it is a vile rag. Good blog here!

EatYourOkra said...

Left Coast Reb- thanks for the comments and welcome!
Not Newsweek. Remember I was by a pool so you're not going to typically see something like Newsweek there. It wasn't quite US Magazine either. Here's a hint: there was a scantily clad female on the cover. Wait. That's about half of the magazines out there.