Conrad Black: Limbaugh Has 30 Million Listeners Because News Media Failed its Watchdog Role
Media mogul and author Lord Conrad Black told CNN that Rush Limbaugh is so popular because the American news media hasn’t been doing its job.
Asserting that the main stream media has withdrawn as a government watchdog, Black said the public is turning somewhere.
“And the country is uneasy about that. I think that’s why Rush Limbaugh has 30 million listeners and the network newscasts have declined,” Black said.
The Right Frequency goes into detail how Limbaugh led a media revolution that challenged the longstanding ideological monopoly throughout most of the media. The book also explains how and why much of the media moved leftward in the late 1950s, early 1960s. Limbaugh emerged on the national stage in 1988 and created a successful commercial model not just for talk radio but for an alternative media.
Black went on to say, “I think that there is a very large number of Americans that felt instinctively that the national media and the political establishment had unjustly destroyed a distinguished administration, which Mr. Nixon had in his first term, and had scuttled the effort in Vietnam and had never ceased to congratulate themselves for doing it.”