Endo Rockstar wrote:eric2000 wrote:Isthmus could have interviewed Valerie Walasek, Gary Tipler, Dardanelles owner Barbara Wright, or any of the many supporters and business owners who rallied to keep progressive talk in Madison. Isthmus also could have researched the Madison media market and compared the choices we have to those of other markets
What in the hell could Val possibly add to the conversation...Jesus, think before you post. Ditto Burns. Instead of a vegetarian reviewing Smokey's your asking that a half starved hyena do it instead. Way to go. Obviously the only way to get a good article is to have someone write it who already thinks the way you do....right?
Having thought about, and read, the article before I posted, my point was that the real story is not a "review" of the station (how often does Isthmus review Limbaugh or WPR?) but the story of how the station has now become viable through the hard work of some very dedicated people. It was worth a movie; it might be worth an Isthmus feature if they would be willing to write something informative about another media source. "Reviewing" talk radio, particularly when done by someone who doesn't like any talk radio, is pointless. People who are interested in listening have already tuned in. People who don't like talk radio aren't likely to tune in even if the reviews were glowing. A good article would tell readers something about the issues around progressive talk, or the process of saving it, that the readers hadn't already convinced themselves of. Val's opinion of progressive talk is widely known; the story behind her hard work on this is not.