Another thing I learned about the States recently is how great NeoCon Talk Radio is. You never hear people use words like "retard" or "dirty Mexicans" on Canadian radio. In New York State you can spin the AM knob on your car radio and chances are you'll end up with a hateful white man with a generic "working-class" accent shouting at you about foreigners, liberals, bombing things or people, terror (always pronounced "Terrahh!"), terrorists, terrorist states, bioterrorists, abortion (abortion is also known widely as Roe V. Wade, as you know, but they say it like RoveeWade, or they say "killing little baby fetuses"), abortion-as-terrorism, foreigners as bioterrorists and other stuff. It doesn't really matter what they talk about, it just matters that they shout. SHOOOUUUUTTTT!!!!! They repeat themselves a lot too; I think the American Right, en masse, tend to associate familiarity with conviction so that the more they hear something said, the more they believe that they agree with it and that it is the morally superior stance. I know none of this is new to anybody and that Al Franken and Michael Moore both have bestselling books about this sort of thing but I'd never heard American Talk Radio outside of that garbage Bogosian movie. You gotta hear this guy actually talk. His website is pretty fucked and everything but you have to imagine that this man has a 3-hour primetime radio show that can be heard EVERYWHERE in the United States.
The advertising is fucked too; lots of people advocating the liquidation of "risky" investment ventures in order to put all your money into GOLD BULLION. You know who can't touch your GOLD BULLION? The JEW-RUN MEDIA can't touch your GOLD BULLION!
I just checked out Air America Radio and, unfortunately, it seems pretty boring. They've got to get angry if they want to compete with guys like Michael Savage.
Start SHOUTTTTTTTTTINNNGGGG!!!!! about shit, I don't think it matters what. People love shouting on the radio. Instead you've got Chuck D, a very exciting shouter, actually whispering and humming and hawwing and uttering very sober and well-considered statements about reparations. YOU GOTTA FUCKING SHOUT ABOUT REPARATIONS, DAMMIT!!!! I THOUGHT YOU WERE ANGRY CHUCK D!!!???!!!! THIS IS TALK MOTHERASSING AM RADIO, YOU'RE ALLOWED TO SHOUT!!!! YOU'RE ENCOURAGED TO SHOUT!!!!!! PEOPLE WANT YOU TO SHOUT IT OUT!!!!!!!
Franken and Gareafalalafaalloelloelo are only going to reinforce the Right's notion of liberals as snide and smart-alecky. Franken shouts a bit, I think, but I don't Middle Americans like sarcasm very much. They sure as shit love shouting though.