Patchwork Nation

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Each week in October, Dante Chinni, project director of Patchwork Nation and author of Our Patchwork Nation: The Surprising Truth About the "Real" America, reviews the way Americans group themselves into categories like "Boom Towns," "Tractor Communities," and "Monied Burbs."


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Comments [4]

john from office

It comes down to funny, right wing radio is more entertaining. Left wing radio is all tears and anger.

Oct. 28 2010 11:46 AM
C.E. Connelly from Manhattan

Wow! This is really interesting. I had no idea that the audience for conservative talk radio beat public radio by such a wide margin, even in college towns. That really explains why so many people think Obama isn't a citizen, is a Muslim, etc. Also, why when on the street interviews are conducted people so often literally repeat conservative talking points--it's all they hear! I've lived almost my whole adult life in Manhattan and was clearly out of touch with what the "real" America hears.

Oct. 28 2010 11:42 AM
Mike from NYC

There's plenty of liberal talk on the radio: Ed Schultz, Randi Rhodes, Thom Hartmann, Tom Joyner just to name a few. In fact, Randi will be on WWRL starting Monday night.

When you compare Rush Limbaugh to NPR it's simply feeding the attitude that NPR is left-wing, not an unbiased news source.

Oct. 28 2010 11:42 AM
Robert from RBC

Conservative v National Radio? Is that the new comparison. Sure NPR has moved away from the left but it's its own classification now? No it's mediocre almost CNN-like at best. Blech!

Oct. 28 2010 11:40 AM

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