Talk radio

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Talk radio is "a peculiarly American phenomenon featuring much rhetoric and not a lot of substance; high volume noise often combined with the absence of facts. An estimated 22 per cent of Americans get their daily news from Talk Radio - bizarre, bigoted and often startlingly misinformed diatribes from radio show hosts hired for their ability to shock first and foremost."[1]

Dominated by conservatives

In 2003, "as the New York Times Magazine quoted Paul Weyrich, who started the Heritage Foundation, they (think tanks) have 1,500 conservative radio talk show hosts."[2]


Resources and articles


  1. Sheila MacVicar, "Talking dirty to the American people," IndexOnline, March 20, 2003.
  2. Bonnie Azab Powell, "Framing the issues: UC Berkeley professor George Lakoff tells how conservatives use language to dominate politics," UCBerkeleyNews, October 27, 2003.

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