I’m so ashamed

Why am I ashamed?  I’m ashamed because I didn’t even know that there was a radio talk show network directed at women.  How in the world could I have missed that!  And yet today I suddenly discover that, while I was blithely listening to Dennis Prager, Hugh Hewitt and Michael Medved, poor Jane Fonda (along with former Bunny Gloria Steinem) was struggling to make sure women’s voices were heard about such timeless issues as . . . as . . . well, whatever.  Wait, wait.  I know.  About timeless issues that matter to vapid, overage Hollywood stars who have for years dabbled, in humiliating, foolish and dangerous ways, in Left wing politics.  Sad to say, these timeless issues don’t seem to have mattered to the majority of American women.  Otherwise, how could this have happened?

The “feminist” radio company whose founders include Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem failed to attract an audience and it signed off the air for good on Friday.

When the talk-radio network, called GreenStone, officially launched in September 2006, NewsMax reported that it was a “new left-wing radio network that plans to appeal to women listeners and counter the dominance of conservative talk radio.”

GreenStone claimed it would deliver “de-politicized, de-polarized talk radio by women hosts for female listeners,” and Steinem said it would offer an alternative to current radio talk, which she described as “very argumentative, quite hostile, and very much male-dominated.”

She also said radio was “overbalanced toward the ultra-right.” But “Greenstone Media’s brand of tepid liberalism didn’t appeal to women,” Carrie Lukas, author of “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex and Feminism,” writes in the New York Post.

Tut, tut, tut.

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  1. zhombre says

    Every attempt to counter “conservative talk radio” has thus failed, miserably and quite demonstrably. The left will resort to the legislative option, resuscitating the Fairness Doctrine, and imposing censorship under the banner of fairness (after all, who could be opposed to fairness), in order to get talk radio to shut up, the name of the game all along. Those of you who are familiar with Bruce Bawer, whom BK has mentioned, may be familiar with his view of European media, which functions less to reflect popular views than to remind the masses how they are supposed to think & behave in a well-appointed social democracy.

  2. lisabeth says

    As I understand it, the network only got on eight stations. So how can the majority of American women have rejected it, when they never got to hear it? All the Greenstone episode demonstrates is that talk radio management is a closed club of good old boys who won’t entertain anything that isn’t a conservative echo chamber.

  3. says

    I’m not sure that isn’t simplistic, lisabeth. With regard to the good old boys, they like to make good old money. I think they correctly recognized that there wasn’t a good old market for this kind of stuff. But if you’re truly saying that all good old boy doors were closed to a feminist radio station, are you also saying that there are only eight liberally managed radio stations in all of America? Even Air America got more play than that. If we assume, as I do, that there are more than eight liberally inclined stations in America, that tells us this show was so radioactive that even the liberal echo chamber wasn’t willing to touch it.

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