Sunday, June 16, 2013

This Guy's Not Alone in His Opinion

The principal reason that Rush Limbaugh is the single most significant radio host in history is this:  he says what a helluvalotta other people think, and that draws a helluvalotta listeners.

Here's another example of saying what others think from a fellow named Bill Quick:

It doesn’t really matter who you vote for. Vote for Bush, get an attempt to shove scamnesty down your throat. Vote for Obama, get scamnesty shoved down your throat. Vote for Bush, get gigantic new entitlements, and one of the biggest spending increases in history, and a massive economic crash. Vote for Obama, and get gigantic new entitlements, the biggest spending increase in history, and the New American Depression. Vote for Bush, get a promise to sign an Assault Weapons Ban if congress sends it to him. Vote for Obama, get him sending a new Assault Weapons Ban to congress. Vote for Bush, get a vast new security state. Vote for Obama, get that security state on steroids.

We've pointed out Sensenbrenner and Ryan's complicity in the Statist regime; RoJo tries to hold the fort but is drinking the Legalization Kool-Aid.


HT:  Cold Fury


Tim Morrissey said...

The Rush Limbaugh program is the most-listened-to radio program in the nation. According to its syndicators and the Arbitron rating service, the show has an audience of just over 5 million people a week. While Paul Harvey was alive, only his "news and comment" program had more listeners. No other nationally syndicated radio show comes close to the number of listeners Limbaugh has.

In Wisconsin, the Limbaugh show is heard every week by, give or take, 100,000 people.

You understand numbers.

Doesn't really take that much to be "the number one radio show in America".

Limbaugh's real power is the reach and frequency provided by retransmission of his pronunciamentos by so many other "lame-stream media" cable television outlets.

Anonymous said...

Only old people listen to the radio.

Anonymous said...

Question for you, Tim?

If only 100,000 people in Wisconsin were listening to Rush Limbaugh, what was your audience? 20?

Tim Morrissey said...

Answer for you, Anonymous:

The last year I was on the air, which was 2008, the average quarter-hour audience for WTDY was 1,600. Essentially no one listened to that radio station. It was near dead-last in the ratings.

On Q-106, the average quarter-hour audience was 36,800. Back then Q was #2 or #3 in the 12+ ratings.

My blogposts generally get about 250 to 300 hits; some have been as high as 1,400 (figures from Google metrics).

Now, Mr. or Ms. or Mrs. Anony: I sign my work and have always made my audience/circulation figures public. Yet you don't have the intestinal fortitude to sign your work, and my guess is that your circulation figures are even lower than mine.

Anonymous said...

So 1,600, which is about 1/4 of your daily calorie consumption?

Tim Morrissey said...

Pretty close, Anony, but just a bit high. It's closer to 4,800.

And this conversation is over, as far as I'm concerned.

"You're fat!" isn't much of an argument, and doesn't advance the dialog.

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Anonymous said...

At least Morrissey is gainfully employed compared to the assclowns at 10:38 a.m. and 9:57 p.m.

Anonymous said...

Writing slanted, mindless crap like this is not gainful employment.

Dad29 said...

Well, he's getting paid to write slanted mindless crap. Lawyers also get paid to write slanted mindless crap.

They get paid MORE, however.

Tim Morrissey said...

Thanks, Dad29, but I can defend myself. I can list more than a handful of online news organizations which have a right-wing slant, too. My work stands or fails on its own, and I sign it.

How ironic that on a string of comments begun with a reference to Rush Limbaugh that I'm targeted for being fat. My BMI is lower than Rush's, but don't let the annony's in on that.

Fat is bad when it's center or left, I guess. Or if it's Chris Christie. He's not "good fat" like Rush any more.

Anonymous said...

Without lawyers, Dad29, the Constitution would never have been written.