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Old 04-26-2015, 04:40 AM
 
Location: USA
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I used to listen to Coast To Coast AM when Art Bell was still doing it. Even though the guests were all crackpots I really enjoyed how he would do an extensive interview for 4-5 hours a night. I tuned in a few weeks ago and it's just totally lame now. The weekend hosts are far better but they have day jobs and are smart enough to realize that there are better endeavors these days than talk radio.

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Old 04-26-2015, 06:05 AM
 
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Rush and others are a very vocal mouthpiece for the conservative political point of view.
They state their opinion as fact and have a blindly loyal following.

How that differs greatly from Goebbels and the National Socialists I don't know.
The hatred and the lying is the same, but will it take the likes of Rush and his fans where it took Goebbels?

I wouldn't consider "yes" a sure thing, but I wouldn't bet a dime on "no" either.
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Old 04-26-2015, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Saint Paul
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Rush and others are a very vocal mouthpiece for the conservative political point of view.
They state their opinion as fact and have a blindly loyal following.

How that differs greatly from Goebbels and the National Socialists I don't know.
Are you familiar with Godwin's Law, which states that the first mention of Nazis ends the online conversation. A corollary to Godwin's Law says that the person who mentions Nazis automatically loses the debate.
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Old 04-26-2015, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Rush and others are a very vocal mouthpiece for the conservative political point of view.
They state their opinion as fact and have a blindly loyal following.

How that differs greatly from Goebbels and the National Socialists I don't know.
Goebbels stood up for the establishment, was an employee of the government in Germany and they actually made up stories to prop up the government's rep among the people. Further, he was on all of the main stream media in Germany during that time, his stories were reported as factual news, Limbaugh clearly labels his reports as opinion.


Mr. Limbaugh is a dissenter from the current order, a member of the private sector, usually at odds with the ruling government here.


Lastly, calling a radical like Dr. Goebbels a "conservative" is pretty absurd.
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Old 04-26-2015, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Saint Paul
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Lastly, calling a radical like Dr. Goebbels a "conservative" is pretty absurd.
Limbaugh could be considered a spokesman for the counter-culture, considering where the mainstream culture is headed.

If I wasn't an atheist, I would thank God for Rush Limbaugh. So instead I'll just say that I'm damned glad he's on the air.
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Old 04-26-2015, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Pre-Rush there was short wave talk radio. They were not worried about equal time and the fairness doctrine. It was the only way to get good conservative news, the real situation in Viet Nam and the economy. Take a look at Vietnamese currency. That is how they spell it. Back then you could hear an ad and order a new rifle and buy it mail order. The post office would deliver it to your house. Ah, the good old days.
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Old 04-26-2015, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Elysium
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Goebbels stood up for the establishment, was an employee of the government in Germany and they actually made up stories to prop up the government's rep among the people. Further, he was on all of the main stream media in Germany during that time, his stories were reported as factual news, Limbaugh clearly labels his reports as opinion.


Mr. Limbaugh is a dissenter from the current order, a member of the private sector, usually at odds with the ruling government here.


Lastly, calling a radical like Dr. Goebbels a "conservative" is pretty absurd.
However when he rose it was either President Reagan or father Bush in office. I remember the show turned after he was invited to the White House and came out supporting President Bush in the Republican nomination process. But I agree the anyone who disagrees with me is a Nazi mindset is offensive
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Old 04-26-2015, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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However when he rose it was either President Reagan or father Bush in office. I remember the show turned after he was invited to the White House and came out supporting President Bush in the Republican nomination process. But I agree the anyone who disagrees with me is a Nazi mindset is offensive

Mr. Limbaugh did vocalize general support for the Bush presidencies, but it wasn't blind support at all.

There were issues that he disagreed with both Bushes on, and was pretty vocal about it- issues like the elder Bush raising taxes, the young Bush supporting amnesty and campaign finance reform and prescription drug coverage were cause Limbaugh dissented on- pretty big issues.


Sure, he dissents more now that we have a much more liberal president in office, but he's always been saying his piece, compared to Goebbels who was just a mouthpiece for the German government back in the day.
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Old 04-26-2015, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Glenn Carbon, IL
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I'm male and will be turning 49 in July.

My mother was the one who started me on talk radio.
The radio was always on in my house. My mother would even sleep with a radio.

At this time being all of five years old I began to sneak a radio into bed with me as well.
I was eventually caught and knowing my emerging obsession with radio she allowed me to have the radio on for an hour while in bed.
I would tune into baseball games,news, weather,classical music, whatever was on.

When I turned 10 I received an all transistor Zenith Transoceanic multi band radio.
There I began my exploration of the shortwave bands listening to stations like Radio Moscow English service, Radio Prague, Radio Australia and Japan just to name a few.

in the latter seventies while living on the front range of Colorado I began listening to AM talk radio on KOA radio 850 in Denver. There talk show host Allen Berg would rattle the cages of many people with his brash style. He was murdered on June 18th 1984 by members of ""the Order "" a neo Nazi organization.

During the mid eighties I listened to Larry King who was also a very provocative radio host who angered many prior to his television debut that toned down his style.

Limbaugh came around in 1988 in limited markets and grew from that point.

During the early nineties to the mid 2000's I was an Art bell fanatic and would listen to his show Coast To Coast AM. Once he left the helm in 2005 George Noorey took over and it was never the same since.

I still sleep with a radio and at night I'll tune into Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis then on occasion I'll tune into Coast To Coast.

I love radio and I always will. Thanks Mom!!!
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Old 04-26-2015, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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I used to listen to WNBC, 660 on the AM dial, in the 1960's. They billed themselves as The Conversation Station and I used to listen to Lee Leonard in the afternoon and Brad Crandall in the evening. I also listened to Bill Mazur, who had a great sports conversation program, around 5-7 p.m. It was very, very different. They would often, but not always, talk about current events and politics and they would actually have intelligent conversations.

The show was more than just an opportunity for the star to run his mouth and attack those who disagree with him.
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