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Politics in Wisconsin as they roll up to every level... and some other thoughts that may cross my mind are explored here from my lefty point of view. My values shape my opinions. You'll always find them in here. Let's have some fun exploring why Liberal values are American values!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Talk Radio's Direct Conflict of Interest in Public Transportation

Milwaukee talk radio jocks have been slamming the proposals for high speed rail, medium speed rail, streetcars, a city wide train system, buses, etc...

In fact any and every discussion of public transportation is met by talk radio shock jocks with disdain, horror and digust using any and every excuse they can think of to rile up the public and create a "movement" against ALL proposals to expand the availability and use of public transit in Milwaukee.

I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out why it freaks these guys (and they are ALL guys) out so much and then it hit me...

If everyone's on a train, bus, streetcar, etc..., who's gonna be left to listen to these guys in their cars on the way to work in the morning?

Their listenership will go down.  Advertising will go down.  Most scary is their INFLUENCE over the thoughts and politics of the Milwaukee public will plummet. Their opinions will become moot points. Their entire livelihood is in jeopardy!

Milwaukee talk radio is against public transportation because it is in direct conflict with their BUSINESS interest.  They should do a public disclosure every time they decide to bash it.

But if they did that, why would you need a blogosphere?

1 comment:

dadofone said...

Thank you, I love it.

Someone seeing the forest, despite the trees.

We should have had a clue to this with the decline of newsprint and its influence.