While driving up to 'mom sit' for a bit, I was flipping back and forth
between SiriusXM's 'Patriot' and 'Left' channels. It was interesting to
say the least.
The misnamed 'Patriot' channel seems to be all from 'The Blaze' channel
that Glenn Beck started up. And I was surprised to find that there are
some talkers on the right more nuts than Glenn. I didn't really think
that was possible! :)
But the one thing I noticed is that on both channels the talkers were
all pretty nuts. Throwing out one nutty, poorly researched subject to
discuss after another.
And other than the positions taken, they were both very similar in
approach. Propose a nutty topic, back up the position with some vague
references, sometimes get a nutjob author on to talk about it, and take
calls from those that were just as nuts as the DJ on the shows.
The one thing I think I learned in all that listening is that if you
want to get some facts, don't tune in those channels!