Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin lead conservative tech revolution. Did opponents fix ratings?
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Well, you know
We all want to change the world.”
— Revolution, by The Beatles
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IT WAS THE MOST downloaded app when it was released in December of 2010.
For two days.
Apple scored it #1 for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad maniacs.
Who was moving these kind of numbers? What force of nature was blowing through the tech world with the force of a category five hurricane?
Say what? You guess Lady Gaga? Guess again.
The center of all this attention was none other than — Rush Limbaugh.
That’s right. The man liberal critics are trying to convince you is losing his radio audience is in fact at the head of a conservative radio revolution that is not only humiliating liberals all over again, this time he’s doing it right under their noses.
As befits those who could never master the basics of talk radio (can you say Air America?) this time liberals haven’t even begun to scratch their heads at what’s happening because they haven’t yet realized that it is happening.
And well beyond the story of a technological revolution led by talk radio, a question has now surfaced that raises the possibility liberal opponents have deliberately tried to fix radio ratings. Why? To give the decidedly false impression conservative talk radio is losing audience.
First, the Radio Revolution.
Limbaugh and conservative talkers Sean Hannity and Mark Levin are not only not losing their audience, as low-tech (or is that no-tech?) political critics are braying, the three are so far ahead of the communications curve that their liberal blogger and news outlet political foes are literally clueless even as the revolution unfolds right in front of them.
There is a stunning story here, a new one and a big one. How best to explain?
Let’s start by taking a look at this classic cartoon short (34 seconds) of the legendary Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius as he tries yet again to do in his mortal enemy The Road Runner.