So much for regressive media

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Nick Leeson Jr, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. Left-leaning new media has hit turbulence at the marketplace, newly released stats show.

    A book hyped by major media as documenting a progressive revolution of "blogs" and political power, DAILY KOS 'CRASHING THE GATE,' has sold only 3,630 copies since its release last month, according to NIELSEN's BOOKSCAN.

    [NIELSEN claims only 2,062 copies of DAILY KOS have been purchased at the retail level; the rest coming through 'discount' outlets.]

    Meanwhile, the just released radio Winter Book [Jan-Mar 2006] from ARBITRON shows AIR AMERICA in New York City losing more than a third of its audience -- in the past year!

    Among all listeners 12+, it was a race to the bottom for AIR AMERICA and WLIB as mid-days went from a 1.6 share during winter 2005 to a 1.0 share winter 2006.

    During PM drive, host Randi Rhodes plunged to 27,900 listeners every quarter hour, finishing 25th place in her time slot, down from 60,900 listeners every quarter hour in the fall.

    A network source says the radio ratings released today do not reflect the overall growth of the broadcast.

    "The demos are better, and listerners trust AIR AMERICA to give them the real truth on issues and the Bush presidency," says the insider.
  2. maxpi


    Hee hee.. those guys are going to define the real truth for us. The truth is they don't have a platform and if people find out exactly what it is nobody will vote for it. They've got "Hate bush" and "Get Whitey" and that's about it.
  3. That's it in a nutshell.
  4. as a right moderate with libertarian tendenceis, i listen to air america sometimes. i disagree with the vast majority of what i hear, but it can be interesting

    here's my impression

    young turks - pretty good show. the best of hte bunch imo
    al franken show- kind of tired. i respect al for his support of the troops (going to iraq etc. and doing entertainment for them), but his show is pretty boring. he is very smart though. i will give him that.

    janene garofolo - i forget the name of her show is TERRIBLE

    randi rhodes - ok in small doses. she is the morton downey of the left wing. she has also (more than once) promoted the assassination of president bush. if any rightwinger had done the same vis a vis clinton, the media would be apoplectic. note the double standard.

    rachel maddow (sp?) - quite good. she also makes appearances on tucker carlson's msnbc teevee show

    on late night, i forget the name but they have a couple of hilarious, ultra far left megahateful conspiracytheoried nimrods that are frigging hilarious. these guys are AWESOME. total entertainment value
  5. Oh, geez, I guess Drudge was wrong, the daily kos sold a few more copies, and so now its right up there with Ann Coulter, Mike Savage, and all the other conservative best selling author.

    Yea, right.
  6. I wouldn't compare a blogger's ability to sell a book he wrote with those people. If you want to compare apples to apples compare Al Franken's ability to sell books with them.

    You really are quite stupid, aren't you?