Saturday, November 08, 2008

Tracking the lies in the echo chamber

Media Matters:
Summary: Beyond the echelon of widely known conservative radio hosts with national audiences lies a vast network of lesser-known syndicated and regional radio hosts who have become key components of an echo chamber for conservative talking points and falsehoods. Like their better-known counterparts, these syndicated and regional radio hosts have played active roles this election season in promoting falsehoods and smears in an all-out effort to foment hate and distrust among their listeners for President-elect Barack Obama. While the hosts vary in the degree of vitriol they spew and in their ratio of rebuttable falsehoods to unbridled smears, Media Matters for America and Colorado Media Matters have identified common themes that many, if not all, have promoted over the past year.
They have quotes from Chris Baker, Dan Caplis, Bill Cunningham, Mark Levin, "Gunny" Bob Newman, Jim Quinn, Rose Tennent , Lee Rodgers, Michael Savage, Neal Boortz, G. Gordon Liddy, Peter Boyles, Mark Belling, Jon Caldara. These people have gotten away with much in the last few years. Start holding them accountable for the lies and the hate speech they broadcast.

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