Imagine going into a car dealership and having the sales person tell you that the fact you were “shopping around” made you a complete idiot. What if you went to buy a dress and the clerk told you that she hated the color blue and therefore you could either take the red dress or get the *&^%^ out of her store.
Chances are that you would avoid these places in the future.
But, if being abused is repulsive to most sane people, why is talk radio so popular? Let’s think about that for a moment.
The carnival barker is called the host. But, instead of offering you a cup of coffee like a good host, he or she offers a heaping helping of what he or she thinks, and if you dare to disagree, you get a big bowl of abuse for dessert.
A hundred years from now, I believe these mouthpieces will be remembered, if at all, as the poster children for the demise of a once great country. Not only do they clutter up the airwaves with their pomposity, they have polluted the discourse of an entire generation.
Lately I have noticed the talk show mentality spilling over into the real world, Don’t dare stop to breathe or formulate a thought while chatting with a friend, lest you be overtaken by their uncontrollable desire to speak. Apparently, stopping to think is not allowed any more in conversation.
And now I will offer a phrase you would never hear on talk radio, “Of course, I could be wrong.”