Boston-Radio-Interest Digest, Vol 9, Issue 154

Larry Weil
Mon May 30 21:13:20 EDT 2005

At 08:06 PM 5/30/2005, wrote:

>I think his point was that in order to be successful, left wing political
>talk has to be ENTERTAINING...approach topics with a sense of humor.  For
>a network made up of so many "comedians", AA is anything but...what skits
>they introduce seem to be more mean spirited than anything.  Jerry
>Williams was pretty liberal for his day yet managed to be entertaining at
>the same time.  Today's crop of political talk radio (right as well as
>left) takes itself way too seriously.  In order to reach anyone but the
>hard-core true believers AA is going to have to be less their
>credit they seem to be moving in that direction axing some of the more
>dreadful hosts.

I think sometimes funny or entertaining is in the eye of the beholder.  If 
a right wing talk host does a bit that is a slam on liberals, the right 
wingers who are listening might find it to be a riot and real entertaining, 
while a liberal who happens to tune in might not find it entertaining at 
all, and feel his or her blood boiling.

Likewise, a liberal host may do a bit that liberals find very entertaining 
but conservatives find not entertaining at all.  This may be behind some of 
the people who say that AA should be more entertaining.

Larry Weil
Lake Wobegone, NH 

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