Shepherd: Well... long story short, it was either this or be a radio talk show host, so I chose the one with the brighter audience.
Baaaah ! Ewe just didn’t want to be the black sheep of the family. Daddy, what’s a ditto head ?
He lives in Montana, where the men are men and the sheep are real nervous !
Well, certain Radio Talk Show Hosts do try to pull the wool over your eyes….Thank you I’ll be here all week, weakly……
ram it rush
In the morning, driving to teach in Benton Harbor on I 94, I’d pass by a field of sheep just as they were being let out to graze for the day…There was always one trotting ahead in the lead…
Is that ewe, Sean?
If the radio talk shows had that big a following, they could compete with conservative talk radio! Not well, perhaps, but they could at least get some sponsors.
Baas of the heather flock to graze there.
You got it wrong Wiley. The smart audience listen’s to the radio, the dumb sheep watch TV. I prefer talk on NPR myself.
I’d take the sheep job too but I would bring along my knitting.
Yo, Brass!It’s called ‘talk’ radio, not ‘think’ radioAll about ratings, not information…
the average white American, easily led. to the slaughter
I like sheep, too, but are the eligible to vote?
So that’s why Air America couldn’t get an audience: the sheep don’t have a radio!
Oh how true and so sad. So many of the dummy down generation.
haha The pot calling the kettle black! I love it when comic artists disparage the general populace. I think this strip says more about Wiley than anything else!
Guess I’m dumber than a sheep. At least, that’s what those ruled by emotion believe.
Amen on that. Wiley that was a good one.
The truth is people of both sides see the opposition as stupid, why else would they disagree with MY well thought out position. If you accept the other sides opinion a being possibly valid your half way to having a rational discussion, that is against the laws of nature.
The song is “Bringing in the SHEAVES”, as in harvesting grain. Please feel free to resume commenting on the ignorance and stupidity of others, now.
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.
How smart is a cartoonist who insults a portion of his readership? (Apologies to anyone who said this first. 48 comments is too much to read.)
Yes more brilliant the Fox Faux News or Limbaugh fiends. Great Choice!
He just choose to go with the sheep with more brains (and wool) than the flockers on talk radio.
Why do people assume that this about conservative talk radio? Talk radio is about entertainment these days and pandering to their target audience . . . kind of like many news stations. Don’t like what you hear? Change the channel until someone’s telling you exactly what you already believe . . . it’s all about money honey.
Thank you for elucidating what should have been – but apparently wasn’t – obvious to all your readers.Like yourself, I stopped listening or watching shows that simply reinforced my own political and social beliefs. They were preaching to the choir, as you said.The much maligned NPR does have some shows with a good balance of ideas and good interaction from the listening audience.Because there are more of them and they are more bombastic than their progressive counterparts, ( with exceptions ) conservative pundits do make great satirical targets.Unfortunately, on both sides of the divide, we are losing our sense of humor and our ability to laugh at ourselves.
You think talk radio audiences are bad? Try listening to sports talk radio.
All we like sheep, have gone astray.
Keep stirrin’ the pot, Wiley. apparently, down here in the commenters column, a huge crowd of paranoiacs reside !
A radio talk show host has but one job… grab as big an audience as possible, by any means possible and generate Money for him/herself, the station owner and the All Mighty sponsors. There is no other reason for their existence… if it was for the good of the public… no one would notice… but HATE something… now, that’s radio !!
Talk radio audiences are brighter than those who read the comics.
He’s obviously talking about liberal talk shows.
Who would want to compete for an audience of mutton heads?
Ab-So-Lute-Ly love it! Same could be said for the so-called news media too.
Why do I read this comic? Its seldom funny.
I fully agree with Wiley, whether Rush or Reverend Al, polarization is our problem today, without recognizing the reality is closer to the equator.
That said, I don’t listen to radio that much, because it’s not closed captioned, and even with hearing aids, trying to understand all that’s said by “mumblers” is very hard, and trying. BUT: it’s also interesting that it’s always the extremist “conservatives” who label all “liberals” as “sheeple”, who are the first to jump on such a ’toon like wooly lemmings taking offense.
The difference between sheep and sheeple? The sheep aren’t stupid enough to listen to talk radio.
As a former radio talk show host, I love it!
Wiley must still be bummed because his beloved Airhead America crashed and burned years ago, while El Rushbo, The Han-Man, and The Great One are still going strong (and keep getting stonger).
Having worked in local radio, I know that you don’t have to be intelligent to natter on for two hours about nothing in particular. And now here is the travel news with Gary Gridlock.
Omni….it’s “Bringing in the sheaves”…not sheep. Tra la…
NPR excluded, of course!
Humanity, by and large, is just a flock of sheep; either being led around by the nose, or milling around stupidly waiting for the wolves to pick them off. (I just thought that up!)
Well, he’s right where he beongs – with a bunch of sheeple.
My old high school history teacher (back in the ’60’s) is now a shock jock on Sydney talk-back radio. After being compelled to attend several 40minute period each week for 2 years with him, I cannot understand why so many people voluntarily tune in now.
So, Miller, are you a member of the audience? Just, think about it before you answer… (Ok, for those of you in Rio Linda – if he’s not a member of the audience, how does he know the content? From what others tell him? That’s generally the case for critics of FNC.)
Of course, he meant the "sScialist-Progressive talk radio types (who hide under the Liberal banner) feeding BS to their doe-eyed sheeple!
Ever notice that it is always followers of the other side (regardless of which side you are on) that are like sheep.
That’s why el rushbo has lost almost all of his advertisers?Funny how all the cons ass-u-med he was talking about rightwingers. Paranoid much?
February 16, 2022