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American Political Culture Explains Why Trump Is Still Strong

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.02.2015 | Entertainment
Daniel Wagner

Why do Republican voters seem to naturally gravitate to celebrities -- most of whom are, shall we say, 'short' on actual knowledge about politics, legislative issues, and global affairs?

The Trump Phenomenon and U.S. Political Culture

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

The only things that really matter in Republican politics today are name recognition, a degree of celebrity, and the ability to make outrageous statements that appeal to a minority of voters.

North Korea, Sony, and Ignorance

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.27.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Given that the vast majority of Americans cannot identify North Korea on a map, or the name of its leader, the very idea that a major film studio would sanction the production of a movie whose plot is based on the assassination of Kim Jong-un is just plain silly.

Rush Limbaugh Ratings Drop

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.21.2012 | Media

Rush Limbaugh's ratings have dropped sharply in several major markets following the firestorm over his comments about Sandra Fluke, Politico reports. ...

Lucas Kavner

Radio Makes People 'Happier' Than TV And Internet, New Study Finds | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.19.2011 | Home

Perhaps the future of media lies in a retreat to the past. A new study commissioned in the U.K. by the Radio Advertising Bureau concluded that lis...

Limbaugh's Ratings Plummet

Posted 07.24.2011 | Media

Rush Limbaugh's ratings have fallen sharply in recent months, according to a new report by Arbitron. Limbaugh still has the top-rated radio talk sh...

Why Don't We Just Pretend Rush Limbaugh Has 50 Million Listeners?

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

A check of Nexis finds more than 800 news references to that mythical Limbaugh number throughout the years. Despite the fact nobody knows if it's accurate, the figure has been codified: Limbaugh attracts 20 million listeners each week.