Please understand that I types that title with tongue planted firmly in cheek. Folks on the left wonder why there are so few successful liberal radio programs. Here's a prime example of why they fail, from Billboardradiomonitor.com:
Air America Radio is being investigated by the Secret Service over a skit that aired during Randi Rhodes show on April 25...Like the anti-Bush and anti-Delay shirts I mentioned recently, routines like this one (even in jest) convey a horrible message. They also exemplify what's wrong not only with liberal radio, but so much of the liberal Left. You have Howard Dean, chair of the DNC, calling Republicans "evil", "corrupt" and "brain dead". John Kerry (who by the way served in Vietnam) is still pushing the baseless accusation that the 2004 elections were tainted by millions of Democrats being "denied their right to vote" by "intimidation".
In the skit, which focused on the ongoing debate over Social Security, a character, purportedly from the American Association of Armed Retired People, said , "A spoiled child is telling us our Social Security isn't safe anymore, so he is going to fix it for us." While not named, it's obvious the "spoiled child" is President Bush.
"Well, here's your answer," the character continues, "you ungrateful whelp." At this point there is audio of four gunshots.
"Just try it, you little bastard," the announcer concludes, followed by the sound of a gun being cocked.
Mainstream America sees these charges for what the really are: the angry, pouting blabberings of a group of whining cry-babies who can't accept the fact that the majority of Americans... gasp!?!... didn't like or trust them enough to vote for them. The average American sees through the rhetoric. They don't like the liberal name calling, and they don't want to hear it. That's why the liberal message doesn't win elections, and why it doesn't garner ratings for Air America.