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JonIrenicus
02-11-2011, 12:02 AM
http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-02-09/glenn-beck-sean-hannity-ratings-drop-right-wing-talk-is-dying/full/


interesting piece by John Avalon


I was glad to see the John Batchelor show was doing well (thank god he puts podcasts up for free - gives me an alternative to listen to when all that is on in Los Angeles is drek), I think he is probably one of the best broadcasters on the air. He is an anti hannity - smarter, much more in depth, much more variation of topics and better read and researched. (side bar - the guy even has scientists on to talk about the latest news from space and nasa like the kepler results - I love this guy - it's like a throw back to Art Bell without the ufos and ghost stories) And apparently, there is a trend of more people preferring that over the older Rush/Hannity model. Even Glenn Becks numbers are down, massively so. Criticism for its own sake is on the decline in popularity, I wonder how much of that is a new demographic shift?

bjkeefe
02-12-2011, 03:23 AM
http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-02-09/glenn-beck-sean-hannity-ratings-drop-right-wing-talk-is-dying/full/


interesting piece by John Avalon

Possibly related (http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/02/colorado-gop-chairman-quits-im-tired-of-the-nuts.php) (via (http://www.slate.com/blogs/blogs/weigel/archive/2011/02/08/colorado-gop-chairman-gets-tired-of-the-nuts-and-retires.aspx)):

Colorado GOP Chairman Quits: 'I'm Tired Of The Nuts'

(h/t: The Professional Left podcast (http://professionalleft.blogspot.com/), 2011-02-11 show)