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How Talk Radio Plays the GOP for Chumps

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How Talk Radio Plays the GOP for Chumps

April 29, 2009

Jay Diamond

The relationship of low-brow talk radio and the GOP is not a symbiotic one, but a parasitic one, with the parasite being low-brow gargoyles like the relentlessly smear-mongering Hannity, and the devoured host being the GOP.

This is true because if 4 out of 100 people listen to Limbaugh et al., then Limbaugh etc., are heroes, because a "4 share" in talk radio land is considered to be a major success. And there will always be at least 4 or 5 out of every hundred people who have the consciousness of a scarecrow, so talk radio will be fine and coarsely immoral vipers such as Hannity....AND HIS SPONSORS....will make money by corroding the civil comity and the standard of living of the rest of us.

But for the GOP it is a different story. Because The Party of Talk Radio, ie., the host to the parasitical radio scumlords, needs a lot more than 4% of the population to survive, let alone prosper. But the low-brow talk radio ghouls will, ironically, continue to stoke the dangerously inflammatory coals of intense political hatred because it makes for a "hot show"; notwithstanding that by stoking the viral hate of the lovely GOP base, it has eroded that base down to its poison core by chasing any sane American out of the thick reduction of slime in the GOP nucleus that low-brow talk radio ginned up in the first place.

So as long as the Party of Talk Radio continues to be defined by scumlords like Hannity to depend on talk radio to populate its Palin rallies and Tea Bag cotillions, it will continue to be "purified" down to its most concentrated "base" while Hannity, Beck, Limbaugh, etc.,drive to the bank....the Swiss bank.

And that, my fine GOP friends, is why you find yourselves where you are today.....stooped in your bunker, as one by one, your former safe houses and redoubts are raided and overwhelmed by normal Americans while you crouch beside your wind up radios, aroused as in yore, as Hannity spits his venom and you wonder why it all went away.

Full Disclosure:  For the past five years I was privileged to occasionally substitute for Alan Colmes on his Fox Radio program.  Very recently, however, I called Sean Hannity on his office phone and unburdened myself to the effect that I considered him to be a vicious liar and smear monger whose lies have contributed to the misery and death of not only his fellow citizens here in the United States, but also in Iraq and elsewhere.  I further inquired of Hannity who perpetually invokes his purported love of Jesus, if he thought that Jesus gave him a television program and radio program so that he could lie and smear his fellow Americans and others into penury and death.

A few days later I was informed that Hannity had successfully demanded that Fox management not employ me any longer as a substitute for Alan Colmes.  It should be noted that it was because of Alan's personal intervention that I was originally asked to substitute for him.  And Alan expressed his earnest regrets that Hannity had me expelled.

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