Brian Anderson in today’s LA Times:

Wait a second, you say, didn’t I read that Air America has expanded to more than 50 markets? That’s true, but let’s put things in perspective: Conservative pundit and former Reagan official William J. Bennett’s morning talk show, launched at the same time as Air America, reaches nearly 124 markets, including 18 of the top 20, joining the growing ranks of successful right-of-center talk programs (Limbaugh is still the ratings leader, drawing more than 15 million listeners a week).

And look at Air America’s ratings: They’re pitifully weak, even in places where you would think they’d be strong. WLIB, its flagship in New York City, has sunk to 24th in the metro area Arbitron ratings — worse than the all-Caribbean format it replaced, notes the Radio Blogger. In the liberal meccas of San Francisco and Los Angeles, Air America is doing lousier still.

As I’ve been saying, gang, this thing is crashing.
Now, when it does, we’ll be told about how places like Clear Channel kept them at bay… forgetting of course that it was Clear Channel who put them in about half their markets, including here in Rochester. The left will then claim ‘well what did you expect when we’re limited to the weaker, ‘rimshot’ stations, forgetting that’s where Limbaugh started, and saw rating on those rimshotters that were blowing up the big hitters in every market Limbaugh gt anywhere near.

Anderson says the left is already admitting they’re losing.

Unable to prosper in the medium, liberals have taken to denouncing talk radio as a threat to democracy. Liberal political columnist Hendrik Hertzberg, writing in the New Yorker, is typically venomous. Conservative talk radio represents “vicious, untreated political sewage” and “niche entertainment for the spiritually unattractive,” Hertzberg sneers.

And having declared defeat on the open market, we’ll see calls from those leftists for a renewal of the only way the left can generate any litenership at all; force of law, in this case the ‘fairness doctrine’ which in reality was nothing of the sort.

Here’s the deal with that, Gang…. the left can’t sell their goods to the people without the force of law behind it.

And the forthcoming crash of Err America is the result.