I didn't say be rude. All I'm saying is don't fawn all over Ingraham because this week she had Ron Paul on as a guest when last week and next week she will slam him and preach that he is unelectible and a crazy nutcase. She will.
Gene...here's the thing. I DO get it. In fact I would be willing to bet that I get it more than most people on this particular topic. I used to work with Laura Ingraham.
I know the daily agenda. I know whats going on behind the scenes when the microphone isn't on. If it will make you feel better about yourself to send an email thanking her for having Ron Paul on her show, go for it. Know this though, she will never see that email. It is pointless and a waste of time. You will accomplish more by playing solitaire. I'm not kidding.
If by some weird chance one of the three assistant producers happen to pass the emails on to her and if she for some unlikely reason gets past the first Ron Paul mention in the subject line, it won't cause her to do anything other than laugh.
Be rude? No. Be thankful? Yes. Be thankful that the hard work we are doing is forcing these republican bulletpoint cheerleaders to give him some time and throw us a bone because they don't want to fall in to the trap that WE created.
As soon as it became obvious that the media was ignoring Ron Paul they started to scramble and start giving him more coverage. We have people like Jon Stewart and Judge Napolitano and Jerry Doyle to thank for that.
The point I'm trying to make is that knowing what I know from years of working behind the scenes in talk radio and knowing schills like Laura Ingraham, it frustrates me to no end to see people praise a disingenuous talking head for having Ron Paul on their show.
She could get 10,000 emails saying thank you for having Ron Paul on your show and she would sit back and grin at the success of her pavlovian experiment. "I booked him for my show, tweeted that he was going to be on, the Ron Paul followers spread the news, my listenership went up, my advertisers got more exposure. Look, I got a few more subscribers to my podcast. Wow that was easy. Hey guys...lets get Karl Rove on tomorrow to talk about how nuts Ron Paul is and how he can't win. Then let's get Newt on because he is ahead in the polls." I'm not kidding folks. This is how it works. She doesn't support Ron Paul, she never has and never will. She is part of the problem.
Look, we are all on the same team here. I'm not trying to rain on your parade GenePlain. I'm trying to keep it real. If you want to shower Laura Ingraham with thank you emails, be my guest. I just wanted to throw my 2 cents in because I know how the game works. The intent of my comments is to empower people with the knowledge of what is really going on. If you think I don't know what I'm talking about, then just ignore me and do what you want to do.