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    Re: America is fed up of me: Morgan to quit CNN job

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Rush and Hannity have an established market ... angry white males. People who feel "their" country is being taken away from them by minorities, women (or, as Rush likes to call them, "sluts" or "Feminazis") and, worst of all, Democrats.

    They feed on the entitlement of their audience. Morgan never had that, because even the most liberal person on the planet can recognize he's a douchebag. Fans of Rush and Hannity don't care -- as long as those fans' problems are being inflicted on them by the liberal scourges, Rush and Hannity can say what they please without angering their fanbase.

    ANECDOTE TIME: During the mid-to-late 1990s, my grandmother lived next door to me and my folks. And she'd always have Rush on the radio. Now, she wasn't a full on dittohead (although if she was still alive she'd STILL claim Bill Clinton had Vince Foster killed), but the stuff that came out of Rush's mouth was unreal. His entire show was telling angry white males how they're getting dicked over. Which, of course, is asinine.

    Nothing I've seen or heard since has led me to believe anything has changed one iota. Sure, he's got female and minority listeners, but that's not his target audience. And Hannity is Rush with that extra bit of Irish belligerence I know all too well from my extended family.
    I don't want to hijack this thread and turn it into yet another "I hate Rush Limbaugh" thread complete with all the assigned silly talking points to condemn him that become sooooo old because they are sooooo dishonest. I don't care if you hate Rush Limbaugh. A lot of people do. Knock yourself out.

    But the fact is that for 25 years he has been able to attract the #1 market share in his genre in virtually every market in this country, and in most markets the #1 market share among all genres. Loathe him, trash him, hate him, make up all kinds of nonsense to say about him, and don't forget to use the 'angry white males' assigned talking point several times--I can trot out all the other hate slogans referring to Rush if you want--but he nevertheless is No. 1 in his field and has enjoyed a quarter century of great success doing what he does.

    Piers Morgan, whose rhetoric is about 180 of Rush's, couldn't pull a tiny fraction of Rush's audience and is looking for a new job.

    And that's it.
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    Re: America is fed up of me: Morgan to quit CNN job

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    Yes because we all know only righties love this country. If only I was half the American that you are.
    You probably aren't.
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    Re: America is fed up of me: Morgan to quit CNN job

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    I actually don't like the guy. But let's not pretend hacks like Hannity and Limbaugh are any better.
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    Certainly your posts will reflect more inner peace and contentment with the knowledge that Hannity has been replaced and outscored in 50 radio stations this year. Apparently he has been falling in popularity.

    Gaining in popularity and replacing Hannity on all 50 stations is a mild, retiring young fellow named Michael Savage. Savage is now Número Dos behind Rush Limbaugh.

    That is all. Carry on.

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    Re: America is fed up of me: Morgan to quit CNN job

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    I don't want to hijack this thread and turn it into yet another "I hate Rush Limbaugh" thread complete with all the assigned silly talking points to condemn him that become sooooo old because they are sooooo dishonest. I don't care if you hate Rush Limbaugh. A lot of people do. Knock yourself out.

    But the fact is that for 25 years he has been able to attract the #1 market share in his genre in virtually every market in this country, and in most markets the #1 market share among all genres. Loathe him, trash him, hate him, make up all kinds of nonsense to say about him, and don't forget to use the 'angry white males' assigned talking point several times--I can trot out all the other hate slogans referring to Rush if you want--but he nevertheless is No. 1 in his field and has enjoyed a quarter century of great success doing what he does.

    Piers Morgan, whose rhetoric is about 180 of Rush's, couldn't pull a tiny fraction of Rush's audience and is looking for a new job.

    And that's it.
    That's very true. He plays to an audience, and he does it well. I detest Rush Limbaugh's audience far more than I detest Rush himself.

    And I detest Piers Morgan too.
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    Re: America is fed up of me: Morgan to quit CNN job

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    That's very true. He plays to an audience, and he does it well. I detest Rush Limbaugh's audience far more than I detest Rush himself.

    And I detest Piers Morgan too.
    Holy cow, you don't like anybody do you? I don't spend much time listening to Rush these days, but because he is on the #1 station locally and where I generally travel, his program will be running in the background or on the car radio when he is on. So I often catch bits and pieces of his commentary. And they are almost always interesting and informative. So I guess that makes me Rush audience and you can put me on your list of people to hate.

    However, I will admit I haven't spent a lot of time with Piers. I tuned in a couple of times to see how he was doing and it was positively agonizing how boring and annoying he is in that genre. As an AGT judge he was tolerable playing the 'hard hearted pompous ass' role much as Simon Cowell effectively played that role on American Idol. But he was not tolerable doing an interview program on CNN.
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    Re: America is fed up of me: Morgan to quit CNN job

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    Holy cow, you don't like anybody do you? I don't spend much time listening to Rush these days, but because he is on the #1 station locally and where I generally travel, his program will be running in the background or on the car radio when he is on. So I often catch bits and pieces of his commentary. And they are almost always interesting and informative.
    Let me guess. You're an angry disenfranchised Middle Aged white guy, right?
    Many Trump supporters have lots of problems, and those deplorables are bringing those problems to us. They’re racists. They’re misogynists. They’re islamophobic. They're xenophobes and homophobes. And some, I assume, are good people.

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    Re: America is fed up of me: Morgan to quit CNN job

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Let me guess. You're an angry disenfranchised Middle Aged white guy, right?
    No. Probably no longer classified middle class since retirement, but certainly not disenfranchised, and certainly not a middle aged white guy, and not angry at all. You certainly do a lot of assumption about who people are, what they think, what they mean, what they intend, what they want, don't you.
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    Re: America is fed up of me: Morgan to quit CNN job

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    No. Probably no longer classified middle class since retirement, but certainly not disenfranchised, and certainly not a middle aged white guy, and not angry at all. You certainly do a lot of assumption about who people are, what they think, what they mean, what they intend, what they want, don't you.
    No. Just seeing if you are in his target audience.
    Many Trump supporters have lots of problems, and those deplorables are bringing those problems to us. They’re racists. They’re misogynists. They’re islamophobic. They're xenophobes and homophobes. And some, I assume, are good people.

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    Re: America is fed up of me: Morgan to quit CNN job

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    No. Just seeing if you are in his target audience.
    His target audience are people with ability to appreciate humor, understand metaphors and satire, who can think critically, who care about America and the principles it was founded on, and who will forgive his occasional straying over the line into bad taste and/or political incorrectness and when he occasionally gets something wrong; i.e those who will allow him to be human. So based on my own opinion as stated, I suppose that makes me one of his target audience even though I probably don't listen to more than 15 minutes a week of his program.

    Piers Morgan, by contrast, failed because he insulted the intelligence of his audience and therefore lost most of it.
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    Re: America is fed up of me: Morgan to quit CNN job

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    That's very true. He plays to an audience, and he does it well. I detest Rush Limbaugh's audience far more than I detest Rush himself.

    And I detest Piers Morgan too.
    I detest all of them. Far too many get their brains filled with the crap that they all peddle instead of actually thinking for themselves.

    I will miss Piers thought. Calling him every dirty name I could think of used to be my evening entertainment a couple of times a week.
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