|The Jack Wade Show||
The Stench Usually Comes From The Mouth.
In this case, the head I'm referring to is the real power behind our government, our corporations. The mouth is none other than our beloved conservative radio talk show hosts, with a little help from much of the broadcast news media. I look at it this way, our corporations have armies of lobbyists that get our elected officials to do their bidding. That leaves the corporations with one difficulty, we vote those same elected officials into and out of office hopefully based on how they handle issues that are important to us.
The corporations know that they can always rely on the media, also run by major corporations to help them sway the ignorant masses out there, otherwise known as ordinary people like you and yours truly. They know that, since they buy most of the advertising on the broadcast media, they will probably be handled favorably in the newscasts. Once in a while, into each corporation's life, a little rain must fall. For the health insurance corporations, that rain took the form of healthcare legislation.
“Lucky” thing for the insurance industry that conservative radio talk show hosts “decided” to fight for their cause. If there was a corporate medal for services above and beyond the call of duty, a number of those talk jocks would be wearing them on their fast food stained radio station tee shirts. Those conservative talkers did nothing less that help to create a pseudo-populist movement, fondly referred to as the teabaggers, those delusional people who were actually brainwashed by the previously mentioned talk loudmouths into believing that protecting the interests of America's health insurance companies is the patriotic thing to do. Their toxic teabag talk has, in some cases, caused the less hinged of their audience to get worked up to the point of violence.
So there you have it, our country is under the control of a corporate two-headed hydra: One head controls our elected officials with it's lobbyists, nothing like a few bucks to smooth things out.
The second head controls the voter with misinformation and fear. The cure for the problem is to bring back the Fairness Doctrine* for starters. We have to re-regulate the broadcast media to wrest it from it's current corporate de facto monopolistic state. I will be discussing that and more on my next show, until then, keep the faith.
*The Fairness doctrine stated that broadcasters were obligated to provide equal time on controversial issues. That would effectively restore our media to being the free and open market place of ideas it once was.
Have you noticed that there's no one on Talk Radio who speaks for John and Jane Q. Public? I want to change that situation. When I go into the studio and get on the air, I say the things that you've always wanted to say. The big corporate interests have their lobbyists, I want to be your voice. Just think of me as your guy fighting for your interests.
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