Here’s just one more reason why you should vote like your life depends on it!
(via – The Urban Buzz).
It’s Clear Who’s Calling the Shots. You might think a Republican presidential candidate could just buy the support of just about every major conservative talk show host in America. So what would you think if that Republican presidential candidate benefited from conservative talk show support without spending a dime?
Clear Channel owns more radio stations (850) than anyone else in the United States. They also own Premiere Radio Networks, the company that syndicates the radio shows of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Glenn Beck, among others. Needless to say, Clear Channel basically owns conservative talk radio in the United States.
So who owns Clear Channel? Well, it turns out that Bain Capital is one of the primary owners of Clear Channel. That’s right. The company that Mitt Romney ran for so long is one of the “big bosses” over virtually all conservative talk radio in America. Of course Mitt Romney is not running Bain Capital anymore.
He is a “retired partner”, but he still has a huge financial stake in Bain Capital. We’re talking about millions upon millions of dollars. In the media world, there is a clear understanding that you simply do not bite the hand that feeds you. Some of the most prominent conservative talk radio hosts are earning tens of millions of dollars a year. If you were making tens of millions of dollars a year, wouldn’t you be very careful to avoid offending your boss?
So if you have been wondering why so many conservative talk show hosts are being so incredibly kind to Mitt Romney, now you know. Vote like your life depends on it, because it does.