Meghan McCain Brings Virtual ‘Fairness Doctrine’ To Talk Radio
I admit that I am truly baffled and quite irked by the decision of Premiere Radio Networks to hire Senator John McCain’s daughter, Meghan McCain, to host the nationally syndicated radio talk show, America Now. I’m baffled, because America Now is carried on conservative talk radio stations, and Meghan McCain is not a conservative (more on that in a moment), so conservative talk show listeners will tune out each time she signs on. That’s a fact. We are bombarded with leftist media tripe everywhere we turn. We don’t want it on our conservative talk stations, too, thank you very much.
Premiere has several shows hosted by liberals, but why would it set itself up for a massive, nationwide tune-out by hiring this non-conservative hostette to be imposed on conservative talk radio stations? Perhaps out of deference to the commie Democrats’ desire to saddle conservative media outlets with a so-called “fairness doctrine,” Premiere is ingratiating itself with the hard Left, because this can in no way be called a smart decision for success based on “Time Spent Listening,” which is a very big deal for radio revenue.
According to the show’s website, America Now is carried on 130 affiliates across the nation. No, it’s not a huge network, and many of you may not have even heard of it, but if you’re in a market in which your conservative talk radio station is an America Now affiliate, you may be as irked as I am about this development.
America Now debuted back in 2011 with host, Andy Dean, a very sharp young man who tends more toward the “establishment” Republican wing, but at least he had enough noticeable conservatism about him to “pass” on conservative talk radio. He left the show last year. The network carried the Joe Pags Show as an interim fill-in from last August until last week when news broke that Premiere had hired Meghan McCain to be the permanent host of the show. She signed on Monday of this week.
Many of us already know her politics. For those who don’t, here are a few points, and there are plenty more besides these. She is all-aboard the “climate change” express. She strongly supports same-sex “marriage,” and she is on the board of directors—the board of directors!—for GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), a radical homosexual propagandist group. She has the typical, blind liberal view of the TEA Party, claiming it represents “innate racism.” She is a former columnist for the hard-left “Daily Beast” website and contributor to the MSNBC network (but, hey, she’s now been picked up by FOX News), and yet she calls herself a “Republican.” Well, I must say, in light of some of today’s “Republicans,” like John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and even her Dad, she may have a point. She proudly admits to being a social liberal. No doubt about it. But a social liberal is not a conservative.
In a few of her own words, from her Daily Beast column from November 2012, you can learn pretty much all you need to know about Meghan McCain:
I know there are many out there, especially in the more conservative sphere, that regard me with disdain. I don’t fit into the traditional Republican box that the wingnuts who have hijacked my party think all Republicans should. For the last four years, I’ve been calling for Republicans to stop concentrating on social issues. I am a single woman in my 20s and that fact alone gave me the perspective that I don’t want to regulate a woman’s right to choice.
… I also don’t believe it’s the government’s role to tell gays and lesbians that they can’t be given the same opportunities in American just because of who they love. I think America needs a better immigration policy and immigrants who were brought here illegally as children shouldn’t be deported.
… We must accept each other and the different opinions within the party instead of trying to cannibalize people that diverge from an arbitrary purity test. I refuse to let the extremists win. We can’t let the Tea Party bully us any longer. We can’t keep worrying about ultraconservative white male voters. At the end of the day, I still believe I’m on the right side of history, and we can’t let this party sink away. We can and we must evolve.
Did you get that? She called us “wingnuts.” She called us “extremists.” She called us bullies. She seems to have a problem with “ultraconservative white male voters.” And, she thinks we’re going to listen to her on our radio stations? Fat chance, chickie. She’s a liberal, who is one of many who have infiltrated the Republican Party in order to mold it into the desired image of the commie Democrats.
I predict that her show, as carried on conservative talk radio stations, will bomb in a big way, because the millions of us who listen daily to talk radio are sick to death of being maligned, misunderstood and stupidly lectured by girls like her. We have no desire to hear more of her Columbia University-indoctrinated liberal bunk. We know who she is, and we won’t listen. Now, let’s see how long it takes “Big Radio” to figure this out.
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