It would appear there’s a reading and comprehension problem going on here. The cartoon clearly says “radio talk show host”. That, dear readers, includes ALL of talk radio (as well as all cable “news” programs, but that would have made the cartoon more complicated). Most of you seem to think it’s directed at conservative talk radio, as there are more of those, but it is not. This is about preaching to the choir, which is what all talk radio has devolved to. There was once a time when talk radio stations had a variety of hosts of all political stripes. It was far more interesting as you’d get actual dialogue from people and hosts. We don’t get that anymore. It is now completely agenda driven, by both ends of the political spectrum. And that’s why I stopped listening to talk radio and stopped watching cable news programs years ago, even to those who I agreed with politically. I prefer to do my own thinking, thank you, not follow mindlessly behind some talking head who’s only interested in ratings.
One last thing…for those of you who for some reason were upset by this cartoon and responded with a personal attack, all you are doing is validating the point of the satire and actually agreeing with it. You see the truth in it, but rather than face up to it, you launch into name-calling hoping to divert attention away from the point. If you disagree with the point, state your disagreement with it, and try to do so in a civil manner. That’s how it used to be in a bygone era of radio.
May 10, 2018