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00h UTC; TUESDAY, 8 JANUARY 2013: If there is any Hidden Political Significance to be discerned in the leadoff image today, children, Your Correspondent would like to call to mind the emerging trend in conservative talkback radio, facing ever-declining (and largely elderly or otherwise ignorant) audience numbers to win over the easily-led hearts and minds of, of conservative influence peddlers paying talkback radio hosts to advance their current tropes and articles of faith on air (and to keep quiet about the same being bought-and-paid for "lest scandal ensue," after the stylee of the Australian "cash-for-comment" imbroglio a few years back).

Which, in any event, is something which the FCC needs to keep all the closer que vive on in the interest of protecting especially listener interests, especially from the ranks of "poor whiteism" as are targets of conservative prolefeeders themselves being set up by such ur-payola tactics in the name of "winning hearts and minds"--howbeit ignorant and vulnerable to exploitation, especially should mass letter- and e-mail-writing campaigns seeking to harrass Washington policymakers "by proxy," as it were, become part of the effort.

For the moment, it may be FreedomWatch seeking to thus influence on-air and online content from Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh ... but it's possible other conservative prolefeeders may be targeted by any of a number of other conservative elements, much of them dominated by corporate interests claiming all the while that they've nothing to do in all of this (and insisting that it's really "REAL AmeriKKKans" as are bankrolling these exercises in Reclaiming Our Dear Lovely Nation From Herself). The which, in any case, should raise clear and present concern among all stakeholders--listeners, broadcasters, advertisers, advertising brokers, broadcasting industry groups and even the FCC--about the potential danger of using the airwaves to subtly sound the alarum-bell of insurrection.

Let's just hope it's sooner than later: Huffington Post hath it that NBC Television is subtly warning Donald Trump to watch what he says within due course because of his History Recent of puerile and tactless prolefeed remarks questioning the credibility, loyalty and True Patriot Love of President Obama potentially affecting his future as host of the American editions of The Apprentice and Celebrity Apprentice, with the likelihood of outright and sudden cancellation not out of the question (more than likely announced only just before a crucial mid-run broadcast).

It was inevitably bound to happen: James Dobson, formerly of the so-called "Focus on the Family" (pseudo)ministry, has finally acknowledged defeat in the wake of President Obama's reelection unto a second term vis-a-vis his Traditional Christian Values agenda and articles of faith. Quoth he, via DailyKos.com:
Now let me share my heart with you. I'm sure many of you are discouraged in the aftermath of the National Elections, especially in view of the moral and spiritual issues that took such a beating on November 6th. Nearly everything I have stood for these past 35 years went down to defeat.
But then again, perhaps it was time to consider, dear reader, whether the Christian Right's Agenda for Reclaiming Our Dear Lovely Nation from Itself and Unto the Greater Luscious Glory of God and Christ is actually a thinly-veiled rehashing of the Christian Nationalist agenda as prevailed under apartheid South Africa, imbued as it was with a hybrid of racist Nazi ideology and a warped parody of Calvinist/Dutch Reformed Christian thought reconciled to excuse scientifically-institutionalised racism and package the end product as God's Own Country. That, and the possibility that these same prolefeeders will start calling for the "REAL AmeriKKKan" to study apartheid South Africa as the model, the inspiration, the Last and Only Hope for Saving Our Dear Lovely Nation.

(And Another Thing: Where exactly is the interconnexion between the defence of "Christian" racism and ekonomesie vryheid met Amerikaanse eienskappe as suggests an implied and mutually-beneficial coexistance between the two as gets spun to the point of suggesting that an attack on one concept is to be seen as that upon the other, such as these Elmer Gantryites are bound to push in their prolefeed before too long?)

In closing, may I just explain that the reason I added the Slambook, first and foremost, as part of this very blog's several features was to make it easier for such who read these blogs by way of the main blog page to leave blog post comments. Even if it means having to "jump through hoops" beforehand. So why not give same a try when you have comment or criticism to share?



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