New Survey on conservative dominance of talk radio listen06/22/07 Mitch E. Perry
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Both Hilary Clinton and California Senator Barbara Boxer are denying comments made by Oklahoma Republican Senator James Inhofe earlier this week, that the 2 Democratic Senators want to ‘rein in’ conservative talk radio.
This was Inhofe speaking to Los Angeles Radio Station KFI’s John Ziegler earlier this week.(roll tape#1 o.q.”and it still counts”)
When questioned about Inhofe’s comments today, both Senators denied Inhofe’s account….A spokeswoman for Senator Boxer said that “either her friend Senator Inhofe needs new glasses or he needs to have his hearing checked, because that conversation never happened,"
While a spokeswoman for Mrs. Clinton , said flatly, “Jim Inhofe is wrong. This supposed conversation never happened – not in his prescence, or anywhere else”.
The report that Inhofe was referring to is one made by the liberal Washington group The Center for American Progress, which reports that – as of this spring - of the 257 news/talk stations owned by the top 5 commercial station owners, 91 percent of the total weekday talk radio programming was conservative.
Niko Pitney is the Deputy Research Director at the Center for American Progress (roll tape#1 o.q.”for progressive talkers”)
That’s Nico Pitney. He’s the Deputy Research Director at the Center for American Progress. You can read their report on the imbalance of Political Talk Radio by going to their website. That’s Americanprogress.org