Is This Good Or Bad?

Many “dittoheads” are no doubt still in mourning over the passing of their savior, Rush Limbaugh, who most will tell you is simply irreplaceable. Apparently Westwood One, the media corporation that hosted Limbaugh’s radio show, disagrees. Or if they agree, it’s less important to them than replacing him with someone at least marginally comparable to him in talent who can keep the money rolling in that Limbaugh did during his lifetime. This has led them to announce that longtime podcaster Dan Bongino will be the new “talent on loan from God” whose radio program will lauch on May 24, 2021 on weekday afternoons at 3:00pm Eastern US Time.

I’m not familiar with Bongino, although friends and acquaintances who listen to his podcasts and view his BitChute videos speak highly of him. He appears to be more Alt-Right than most other “Conservative” radio talk show hosts, which is certainly a plus if true. My biggest concern would be his ability to stay that way once he goes “mainsteam.” Anyone who steps into Rush Limbaugh’s shoes is going “mainsteam,” something that Limbaugh himself demonstratred beginning with the George W. Bush presidency when he clearly chucked much of his conservative philosophical underpinnings and slowly degenerated into a GOP/neocon yes-man, which in turn made him less interesting and cost him a large share of his audience (which included yours truly back in the early 90s). I’m sure that there were many reasons for this, but I wouldn’t doubt for a second that the (((sponsors))) of his programming played a major role in “convincing” him to tone down his more paleocon nationalist side. Will Bongino face a similar challenge and undergo a similar transformation? Only time will tell.

Published by feeriker

Just an ordinary, flawed man grateful for the redemptive blood of Jesus who struggles to extend the forgiveness and understanding to others with which he has been blessed.

4 thoughts on “Is This Good Or Bad?

  1. I got a lot of flack for saying that Rush was wrong for not fostering the next ten set of voices. I think his stuff was stale years ago. Not that many people my age hung on to his work, outside of his kids books.

    I felt like he was riding waves, surviving and enjoying the paycheck. I hear plenty of podcasts and third tier radio programs that do more.

    As per Dan, I know his work but I doubt that a cross section of the talk radio folks will be super fond of him. He has respect from the military and cop types but Im not sure if the commuter desk types would savvy his work. Depends on if his corporate minders stifle him

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    1. [Bongino] has respect from the military and cop types

      That’s a bright red flag right there. “Law and Order ‘Conservatives'” never met a police state initiative that they didn’t fall head over heels in love with.

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  2. I concur with both of you re: Rush’s trajectory, but in the last few years of his life, during the Trump era, like Tucker Carlson, he pivoted; he seemed to ‘get it’.

    I know nothing about this new guy, but I wish him well; and hope and pray he is as good as some say – and stays that way…

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