What does winger talk radio have in common with pro wrestling?


h/t CJR.

Note that the outfit that recruits actors as fake call-in guests also syndicates Limbaugh, Beck, and Hannity.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com

6 thoughts on “What does winger talk radio have in common with pro wrestling?”

  1. One more aspect of the full package of Persona Management Software. Orwell is slapping his forehead wondering why he didn’t think of that.

  2. You mean winger talk radio isn’t just a radio broadcast of a pro wrestling match? I guess I must skip past both types of broadcast too quickly to notice the differences.

  3. “…ensuring the authenticity of your programing for avid listeners.” And they say it, presumably with a straight face.

  4. For years something parallel has occurred in newspapers (and now websites) with hired professionals writing in as fake citizens to promote their cause or discredit some prior story or op-ed.

  5. Keith is right, of course. What’s special about this is that it’s being organized by the shows themselves.

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