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Rush Limbaugh talks about Wichita

KNSS Historical Audio
Monday, July 30th
Kansas and Wichita was in the political discussion.

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And rent audio sound bite number three this is spot. There is a leftist author out. His name is Thomas Frank and he has written for a number of liberal publications is that a problem books he got a new book out. Called rendezvous with oblivion. His first famous book was what's the matter with Kansas. The premise of what's the matter with Kansas. Was why is it. He adds that all of these Americans are voting against. Their own self interest. And in his. Voting against Democrats. Voting against big guy for voting against that. His voting against your best that he couldn't figure out why. And Kansas was literal and metaphorical the same time we didn't just mean Kansas. He meant the midwest any man went wherever there are pockets. Of of voters. Who he thought would be voting Democrat but don't in the public's got a new book out. All around than ever with the oblivion and being appeared on C span through book. TV. And this is part of the interview and I wanted you to hear the that there's there's no question here. This is just an excerpt from his interview on C span to what. You see a place like Wichita Kansas or wherever you know I keep using Wichita as my example I'm going there next week to do the same top but in a place where someone would have been part of the farmers alliance or someone would have been part of a labor union and those organizations would have helped them understand the world around them. Those are gone today those have disappeared from every day life in a place like that and what has taken their place is Fox News and Rush Limbaugh you get into the car and Rush Limbaugh is on he's constantly it's like you know it North Korea how they have a loudspeaker they don't have radio they have a loudspeaker and only plays one channel. In vast parts of this country that's what it feels like to me when you're there that you have this voice that is constantly explaining your relationship with the world's view. And thirty year as it's got a thirty and they still do not understand why this program is a success. And if after thirty years they can't understand this program and the relationship between me in the halls and of the audience. They're never gonna figure out trumpet trump voters. I mean is this is not great. Comparing this program to North Korea you're driving around in the boys you can hear is mine except people are choosing my voice mr. frank. The battle is not just what's that mr. Franken does not just can't did you go to any state and win this program is on you would find this very same thing happen. Audiences and I wasn't gonna mention on economic audience today is higher its larger than it's ever hope to figure out. You figure we got a thirty year career at the peak is going to be somewhere. We are but it certainly going to be somewhere between the start again but we're we are continuing to Pete sending would membership but Rush Limbaugh on dot com. We're looking at at record numbers their record audience. Ratings. Support and it's it's it's evidenced by. Thinks like this although this is the first I've never been compared to North Korea propaganda. I mean that's a middle you know high Europe North Korea drive and running loudspeakers at what you can and I think that's true by the way. It is true I think in North Korea Adam or whoever they have television. Something like seven. 8 o'clock at night there is a mandatory you must watch a dress from Kim Jung owner somebody in his regime. But they're. You have no choice. But people in Wichita mr. Franken chews things. And by the way I must have the windows down in order mr. frank to be able to hear what's on their car radios. Mr. frank it's not just in carvers. Yet in restaurants and it's in people's homes and is as I say not just in Kansas. Still bug bit. And you know what what what bugs. One bugs them is they still have this view. This at Xavier they have a trump people that you're basically. My note. And you'd tune to this program every day to find out what to think. It is on your own you don't know. York is not fit your stupid is just don't have any confidence. In all your your your. On shore obvious obviously your home to this program to find out what you. And you'd tune to this program to find out what is going on from your perspective relates to you they haven't the slightest idea. Why people listen this program and in the process of trying to explain why you'll listen this program we got a little bit evidence site. In the way they view of their own audiences as if everybody is preaching propaganda. And if everybody is treating their audiences and margins don't crosses the drive by media. I honestly falch. One of hallmark in this program over the years as my belief that you were vastly intelligent. And that you are able to understand and curious and want to understand the intricacies. And the ins and outs of any number of issues that come along. They don't treats. And they have the same view of trump people stupid mind numbed closure and bigots racists Soledad. I and it basically I am trump are just pied pipers. We are Svengali you're getting up every ditty get your marching orders are getting up every day to figure out what do you think it's important because it's a kid. It's it's conceivable you could think what you think about somebody telling. It is a product of the arrogance. And me in the condescension. And this is it's not just these guys out the Democrat party it's throughout the American leftists throughout their political. Consultants in fact there's an. Companion story and it works here this is from the daily wire to headline Democrat congressional candidate. Wrong story. 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