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 â€˜rein inâ€™ conservative talk radio.
This was Inhofe speaking to Los Angeles Radio Station KFIâ€™s John Ziegler earlier this week.(roll tape#1 o.q.â€and it still countsâ€)
When questioned about Inhofeâ€™s comments today, both Senators denied Inhofeâ€™s accountâ€¦.A spokeswoman for Senator Boxer said that â€œeither 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, â€œJim Inhofe is wrong. This supposed conversation never happened â€“ not in his prescence, or anywhere elseâ€.
The report that Inhofe was referring to is one made by the liberal Washington group The Center for American Progress, which reports that â€“ 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.â€for progressive talkersâ€)
Thatâ€™s Nico Pitney. Heâ€™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. Thatâ€™s Americanprogress.org