They ARE upfront. Hosts like Rush Limbaugh pulls NO punches when they claim to be a Convervative. Conversely, hosts like Ed Schultz ALSO pulls NO punches when they claim to be LiberalThe US is supposed to be a free country that values liberty and open discussion on the issues. Instead we have an assortment of radio talk programs that are basically an advertisement for a political party. I just like you, believe that the media needs to honest with the public and if need be, they must be forced to be upfront.
Many stations pull no punches when they claim to be Liberal or conservative in their talk formats neither
Try againThis is comparing an apple to a carrot. First, infomercials are largely on TV. Secondly, infomercial hosts (And the companies themselves) pull no punches when they claim the host isn't a paid endorser of the product. The fact that its required by law is only a bonusThe companies that produce infomercials that employ famous personalities wouldn't tell us that people like Alex Trebeck and the Fonz are paid employees of the company if they weren't required by law.
Try againWHY ??Using that same reasoning, Premiere Radio Networks needs to be forced by law to acknowledge that specific calls are paid callers. They can't deny it as they employ many paid callers.
If Premiere Radio were forced to do this, then it's only fair to ask the same of PACIFICA RADIO (Whom Conservatives have LONG claimed to be biased towards Liberalism - FAR more so than NPR)
Try againYou sound like one of those conspiriacy believers who thinks EVERYTHING Jesse Ventura says is true. Who should I put on that list next ?? Alex Jones ??The main national right and left wing talkers are well coordinated as a unit on a daily basis. The main ones regurgitate much of the same material. They’re getting paid millions to sell talking points. To be useful the call needs to be in agreement with the conservative talking point of the day. Abramoff emails had some references to coordinating radio when trying to influence politicians. Local right wing talkers often reinforce the national shows and coordinate with state and local GOP political needs -the same holds through with the left. Are they getting preferred topics lists and how are these coordinated with paid callers on a national scale?Yeah - You're A LUNATIC if you believe what you said above is trueYour thoughts on this?
What Congress SHOULD be investigating is THE CORPORATE INFLUENCE of political dialog & discourse on the public airwaves. This means subjecting people like Rupert Murdoch & the head of Comcast to public scrutiny. But THAT won't happen till the $$$ hungry politicians ON BOTH SIDES of the political spectrum are THROWN OUT OF OFFICE (And that's ONLY THE BEGINNING of what has to be done before such an investigation like I propose gets underway)
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