Tuesday, February 10, 2009

RNC Urges Supporters To Call Right-Wing Talk Radio

I've written a number of times about the role of Fox News as the propaganda arm of the Republican party, despite the network's farcical claim to being "fair and balanced." We should not forget, however, the role of right wing talk radio in serving the same purpose (h/t Crooks And Liars). 

President Obama recently told the GOP, "You just can't listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done." The influential conservative talk show host told his audience, in reference to Obama, "I want him to fail."

On the right-hand column of the Republican National Committee's web page, there's a blatant appeal to "Call Talk Radio: Get the word out by calling local radio shows & promote the GOP" (above). But not just any talk radio. No, it's the radio that talks the GOP party line. Granted, these shows have a point of view; however, there isn't even a pretense about any objectivity or independent expression.

When one clicks on "Call Talk Radio," one links to a list of all those who've used the airwaves to support the disastrous policies of the past eight years, from Glenn Beck to Michael Savage to Sean Hannity to Bill O'Reilly to Limbaugh and more:

To read about the latest outrageous statements of these hosts, I suggest taking a look at Media Matters.

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