Brent Bozell: The Right Frequency ‘Chronicles Conservative Talk Radio Stars Over The Decades, Reminding us how They Kept the American Idea Alive’
L. Brent Bozell III, president of the Media Research Center, the nation’s leading media watchdog group, called The Right Frequency a rebuttal to the attacks from the media on conservative talk radio.
“Author Fred Lucas chronicles conservative talk-radio stars over the decades, reminding us how they kept the American idea alive,” Bozell writes. “Lucas travels back to the early days of radio history, describing, for example, how Fulton Lewis predicted to Mike Wallace in the 1950s that the Republican Party could be a majority party if they would only let the conservatives run it, instead of the wishy-washy, me-too moderates.”
Bozell continues, “But it’s really fun to remember how liberals have failed to find their anti-Limbaugh. In the 1990s, ABC Radio tried to make a star out of Texas Agricultural Commissioner Jim Hightower, thinking they could sell ultra-liberalism if it sounded folksy enough. He bombed. They tried to sell Mario Cuomo as a radio host, although he was far too pompous for the regular folks. He lectured a libertarian caller: “What if you have a plague? Floods? You’d just let everybody drown?” He bombed. They tried former Virginia Gov. Doug Wilder. Bomb.”
Bozell also includes, “A disclaimer: Lucas works during the day as the White House correspondent for CNSNews.com, a division of the Media Research Center, which I lead.”
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