Far-Right Rhetoric is Profitable

Representative Tom Cole, an Oklahoman in the House Republican leadership and a former politics professor, said, “There’s a big difference between intellectual conservatism and what exists out there now. It’s much more populist in its orientation and much wider in its reach. This is not an elite opinion, a Bill Buckley sort of thing.” And in a nod to the new media’s greater profitability, Cole added, “While it’s conservative in its orientation, it’s a financially driven enterprise and market share matters. And playing to the prejudice of their audiences or reinforcing them – as opposed to engaging in enlightened and intellectual debate – is pretty widespread.” The best example, he said, is immigration reform: “Here’s an area we have to deal with, we’ve got to come to an accommodation. But the opposition, especially of talk radio, makes that almost impossible. Who in the conservative media is arguing for some kind of comprehensive immigration reform? Almost nobody.”[38]


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 They Don't Give a Damn About Governing: Conservative Media's Influence on the Republican Party
Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Calmes, Jackie (July 27, 2015), They Don't Give a Damn About Governing: Conservative Media's Influence on the Republican Party, Shorenstein Center, Retrieved on 2015-11-09
  • Source Material [shorensteincenter.org]
  • Folksonomies: politics rhetoric cognitive bias