Written : July 27, 2010
I thought it would be interesting to compare what liberal and conservative talk stations were covering - on the same day. All occurred in 2010. Yes, this is a random sampling, and I did not choose or edit any of these to prove a point.
May 13: Lib: David Sirota – Animal rights – Should pets fly on a plane in a special cabin for pets? Con: Mike Gallagher – Mike explained the details of his new fundraiser for those ruined in the Nashville flood.
May 19: Con: The Arlen Specter situation (switching parties just to win an election) is an example of abandoning your principles, and selling out. Lib: There’s a system of racism in America.
May 21: Lib: Should everyone have a national ID card? Con: The self-esteem movement has made Americans less happy.
May 25: Con: Mike Gallagher – No more ‘blame game’ for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Lib: David Sirota – Legal and illegal immigration actually drives the crime rate down. Con: Hugh Hewitt – The oil spill - President Obama’s indecision/inaction. Lib: Mario Solis Marich – The oil spill – America’s angry with everyone because nothing’s getting done.
May 28: Con: Mike Gallagher - The November elections – How many seats are up for grabs? Lib: David Sirota – Ultrasounds prior to abortions – Do women really think through having an abortion, or do they just have them?
June 3: Lib: David Sirota – America's southern border is one of the safest places in the U.S. Con: Mike Gallagher – Detroit Tiger pitcher Armando Galarraga’s almost perfect game was a teachable moment.
June 7: Lib: David Sirota – Should the city of Denver increase the amount of camera surveillance and would it be a violation of our privacy? Con: Mike Gallagher – Discussed Helen Thomas’ ‘Jews should get out of Palestine and go back to wherever they came from’ comment.
June 9: Con: The fall elections. Lib: Campaign finance reform.
June 10: Lib: David Sirota – Alcohol companies are marketing to children. This is harmful to America. Con: Mike Gallagher - Nurses are choosing to not treat patients over a one to two percent pay increase. This union mindset is destroying America.
Draw your own conclusion, but it is interesting, isn’t it?