Rhodes: People Listen to Rush Because 'He's on Every Radio Station -- They Have No Choice'
It’s a simple law of economics, right? If there’s a demand for a certain service or good, that business has a strong shot at thriving. Since the now-defunct Air America shut down for the last time earlier this year, the casual observer must conclude that no one wanted to hear left-wing diatribes over the broadcast airwaves.
But that’s not the case according to a panel on HLN’s April 5 “The Joy Behar Show.” This meeting of the minds, consisting of Behar, GQ’s Ana Marie Cox and liberal talk show host Randi Rhodes, accused conservative talker Rush Limbaugh of playing victim in responding to an interview President Barack Obama conducted with CBS News in which the president mentioned Limbaugh and Glenn Beck by name – calling them “troublesome.”
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“So now they’re saying oh, you know, we’re going to accuse them of doing everything we did. And that’s how people become these victims,”
A sympathetic Behar wondered why Air
“I mean, somebody – somebody, something like Air
According to Cox, there was a demand for Air America-style programming. However, the it wasn’t necessarily over the broadcast radio airwaves, but cable television on Comedy Central in the form of “The Daily Show,” which some would consider entertainment media and not the same as talk radio-type content.
“I think Air
Rhodes, who was once employed by Air
”Well, I don’t want to be sour or negative or anything about that, but Air