MRC: Inability to control election narrative frustrates Left

MRC: Inability to control election narrative frustrates Left

MRC: Inability to control election narrative frustrates Left

The Left controls all the media markets – except one: they've never been able to gain ground in talk radio. And that, says a media watchdog group, remains a burr under their saddle.

Liberal politicians and media outlets are working hard to silence or marginalize anyone who still questions the results of the 2020 presidential election, the security of the upcoming midterms this year, or the integrity of the general election in 2024. They've been phenomenally successful in shushing the opposition – except for one medium: talk radio.

KEEL Shreveport: "They're going to get smoked so bad it's going to be embarrassing if they can't cheat. They've got to be able to cheat – and the way they got to do that is with mail-in ballots."

KFAB Omaha: "These people are not going to sit by and just except the big loss. They have the same poll numbers we do. What are they going to do? They're going to cheat."

The New York Times recently lamented control of the election narrative is getting away from them. With the arguable exception of Fox News, liberals have the mainstream media buttoned up – but to their dismay, conservative talk radio continues to grow, uncensored.

Curtis Houck of Media Research Center says it's not just distrust of the 2020 election results that throws the Left into spasms of rage; it's the fact that conservatives are expressing concerns about the integrity of future elections as well.

Houck, Curtis (MRC) Houck

"They [the Left] are getting freaked out that people aren't saying 'an election was stolen' – those people are just voicing concerns about fraud in an election," the MRC spokesman explains … and that, he says, rubs the Left the wrong way.

He says the reason the Left has never conquered the AM or FM dial is because they have no sense of humor. "Liberal talk radio is fundamentally unhappy. It's disgust; it's bitterness; it's resentment," he describes.

Buying the market, burying the opposition

AFN reported in late June that a liberal media group is buying up Hispanic radio stations throughout the country. The Latino Media Network, a group backed by former Obama and Clinton fundraisers, has shelled out $60 million to buy 18 AM and FM stations across the country. The change, however, hasn't gone as hoped among increasingly conservative Hispanics.

Rodriguez, Rev. Samuel (NHCLC) Rodriguez

"This is absolutely the George Soros apparatus purchasing Latino radio stations in order to propagate an anti-Latino, anti-Christian, anti-American ideology," Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, told AFN.

According to that report, Cuban Hispanics in South Florida are especially angry with the change in radio programming, as conservative radio has been popular with their community – like it has been for the rest of America.