"Be it politics or history, it's really no mystery. The truth of
the matter is, it's all showbiz."
There once was a man named Spicer who wrote and distributed Anti-
Catholic hate literature. He made his living selling HATE against
Catholics. Why? Because Hate is a business, and in his memoirs he
acknowledged that he became Anti-Catholic not because of any real
reason, but because there was a market for it. He was going to be
an Anti-Semite and sell hate against Jews, but there was already
a company back East that had that market pretty well sewn up. He
did research and found that there was potential to make money on
the West Coast selling anti-catholic hate literature. If he
couldnt make money as a Jew hater, he would make it as a Catholic
hater. And he did. His hatred wasn't real, but the money he made
was. Again, it was all an illusion. He sold prejudice for a
living. He saw it no different than selling anything else. If
people were silly enough to buy it, he was silly enough to cash
Remember the CNN show CROSSFIRE? A "liberal and a "Conservative"
would argue back and forth and yell at each other. Well, that
wasn't real either. Every show they were told what side to take,
even if they didn't really believe that way, and play the part!
None of it is real! I have pals in the business who when they
show up for a TV show ask "do you want me to be on the right or
the left?" They don't care. It doesn't matter. It's SHOW BIZ.
And they are ALL playing a role.
The "funniest" (or most absurd) was when a JOKE by a
"Conservative" talk show host (or someone playing the part of a
conservative) was taken SERIOUSLY. And repeated over and over.
Every time they say it, they are giggling under their breath..the
joke was ..and im sure you've heard it…
"The Liberal Controlled Media" It was originally said as a joke
because Rupert Murdoch, Michael Eisner, General Electric, Time-
Warner AOL and Viacom are all owned and operated by
conservatives, and the "slant" of network news.is right of
center, and the same with corporate newspapers.
Having been in the business since I was 15, and now being 63,
I've learned that NONE of what you hear on American talk shows
can be taken seriously as having any foothold on reality. Even
the "opinions" of the opinionated are not always their REAL
opinions. Everyone is acting. It's a part they play.
Those of us in the biz know it, and it is no secret. Also, 75% of
the audience knows it too. 25%, however, think it is real.
Like pro wrestling.
I did my first radio show when I was 15, and I still do one today
..an Award winning show at that…and I didn't get it by being a
The quickest way to get your own show is to get outed as a crook,
criminal, liar or fraud — but with lots of publicity.
Oliver North, for example, faced charges of TREASON against the
United States ( death penalty offense, or at least life in
prison), but cut a deal giving him immunity if he testified. This
qualified him for a radio talk show portraying him as a true
Michael Medved was busted for taking bribes…pay me to give your
film a good review..his career as a film critic was of course
destroyed by his corruption and dishonesty…so he re-invented
himself as a critic of Hollywood! Now THAT'S balls..and clever.
As famed "conservative" Wm F Buckly admitted, he would have been
a liberal commentator instead of conservative, but there wasn't a
job opening for a liberal when he was first looking for his
niche, but there was a job opening for a conservative!! It was
simply a marketing decision, not a decision based on his actual
Every radio station that runs Rush, Medved, North, etc runs a
disclaimer, usually in the middle of the night, that says,
basically, DONT BELIEVE A WORD OF THIS — it is for entertainment
And that's okay. The law protects satire and humor, and no one is
obligated to tell the truth. The real change came when NEWS was
put under the ENTERTAINMENT division at the networks.
The bottom line is this: if the most "Conservative" talk show
host in America could make more money as a "liberal" talk show
host, his politics would change in a heartbeat. And vice-versa.
None of it is real. It is all showbiz. It is like professional
wrestling. Good guys become bad guys, and bad guys become good
guys depending on story line and market research.
My show doesn't get into partisan politics at all…my show is
about "true crime"..and the only time "politics" comes up is when
there is crime involved…such as Sarah Palin defending herself
from allegations of corruption and her costs to defend herself.
Turned out that the most expensive case was one where she
actually ACCUSED HERSELF OF CORRUPTION and then had to spend
money defending herself against HERSELF! I know that sounds
crazy, and I didn't understand it until my co-host, an attorney,
explained the advantage of doing that sort of thing for legal
Yes, I listen to talk radio and get a good laugh…because that's
the idea. It's entertainment….its role play. Just as I play a
smart-ass wise-acre with no sense of taste on my show, balancing
against my co-host who is a respected high-class family law
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