Funny, but why can't the liberals have shows that make as much money spewing their sort of propaganda? I mean, if liberalism is the way to go, where are all the rich, liberal talking heads making the same sort of money as Rush, Hannity et al?
That's a very good question, pacedog. I've had the same question for years and have never been able to get a handle on what the answer is.
"Liberals" did have their own nationally syndicated talk radio programming which was just as partisan and just as much of a mouthpiece for their political party.
It never really garnered a radio audience to amount to anything and finally just died.
The answer for why that fails may also be related to why the same thing happens with cable tv news. MSNBC is just as partisan and just as much a mouthpiece for it's political party propaganda as Fox News is. But, just like with talk radio, Fox News draws a crowd and MSNBC does not.
Is it because a lot more of the country is republican than it is democrat?
Well obviously not because voters put democrats in charge of the white house and the senate.
I think there's a different reason for why this is. I think most democrats prefer to receive a more subtle delivery of political propaganda. Rather than the screaming and ranting and emotion of talk radio and cable news, they are more receptive to listening to something like NPR and PBS. They like a softer version of political propaganda.
That's my take on it for what it's worth (probably nothing).