Two of the sources with the best track records I know are both saying the same thing. The Obama Administration and their minions are beginning a multi-phase attack on Talk Radio; both to bolster their supporters and to negate their detractors.
Dick Morris at Dick Morris.com writes:
Obama’s liberal philosophy dictates that when the news is bad, shoot the messenger. The newest data from Arbitron, the company charged with measuring the size of radio audiences, suggests that listenership to hip hop, inner city, and minority radio has been overstated in the past and that the popularity of conservative talk radio has been under-reported.
The opening barrage in Obama’s efforts to reign in talk radio was fired by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) this week when its acting Chairman Michael J. Copps announced an investigation of Arbitron’s radio measuring technology called the Portable People Meter. (Not to be confused with the Purple People Eater celebrated in song in the 1950s).
Brian Maloney at The Radio Equalizer equates The obama Administrations coming “War on Limbaugh” with Hugo Chavez’s destruction of Venezuela’s media:
Here’s their blueprint:
From there, dreaded license procedures are changed to force stations into a mere three-year renewal cycle, subject to the whims of Obama’s installed agents at the FCC:
Continuing their campaign of destruction, the new electronic ratings system that provides an accurate assessment of conservative talk radio’s huge ratings is dismantled.
Next, once the licenses of talk outlets have been cancelled, making their stations nearly worthless as a result, pro-Obamist firms are cleared to purchase them with taxpayer funds through targeted “bailouts”.
While a bit long and detailed, Maloney’s Equalizer report is chilling in it’s simplicity and clarity.
Something else you really need to read.