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How much influence does talk radio or television have on the public?

Asked by dannyc (5257points) June 10th, 2009

I never recall as much talk radio or talk shows as I have heard in the past 10 years. Is it shaping opinions or just annoying, or perhaps you are an avid listener?

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syz's avatar

None on this public – I don’t listen.

Lupin's avatar

Hey, they don’t call ‘em “Ditto-Heads” for nothing!
I’m not a fan. That stuff drives me crazy!

alive's avatar

too much.

oratio's avatar

I don’t know. Haven’t had TV for almost five years.

charliecompany34's avatar

i listen to talk radio every day. the older you get, the more you want to be informed or just hear it in the background of your rush-hour drive. an avid music listener and a musician as well, i either have to listen to all music or all talk. but when the music is not right, i elect talk radio.

Jack79's avatar

Quite a lot of influence. But of course you can always turn it off.

augustlan's avatar

More than I’d like to see, sadly. My husband listens to Rush and Glen Beck pretty much daily. Then I have to patiently undo the harm they have done. For instance, several years ago my husband and I watched An Inconvenient Truth. By the end of it, he was completely convinced that global warming is a real phenomena and that we should do our part to stem the tide. Now? He thinks it’s a crock of shit again. Sigh.

Bagardbilla's avatar

Like Jedi Mind tricks, they only work on the weak of mind.

alive's avatar

@augustlan hahahahahaha ooh man

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