Talk Radio Hosts Featured In New York Times Piece On Internecine Conservative War Over Trump
September 30, 2016 at 3:40 AM (PT)
An article in the NEW YORK TIMES SUNDAY MAGAZINE coming this weekend examining how the right-wing punditocracy has turned its ire at each other over DONALD TRUMP's candidacy focuses in part on the positions taken by several talk radio personalities.
In ROBERT DRAPER's article, the anti-TRUMP voice of COX MEDIA GROUP News-Talk WSB-A-WSBB/ATLANTA's ERICK ERICKSON takes center stage, from his vocal disapproval of TRUMP and subsequent backlash from the candidate and his supporters to his grudging "reconsideration" of his position and resultant conclusion that he is "without a candidate."
Also featured is PREMIERE NETWORKS and FOX NEWS CHANNEL's SEAN HANNITY, described as being accused of "essentially running hourlong daily TRUMP infomercials" but countering that he is more against a CLINTON presidency (although adding that I feel like DONALD TRUMP would be a great president"); syndicated LAURA INGRAHAM, among those described in the article as having "thrown in for TRUMP with a brio that strikes some in the business as unseemly"; SCRIPPS News-Talk WTMJ-A/MILWAUKEE's CHARLIE SYKES, whose skepticism about TRUMP made national headlines and who says of HANNITY and other pro-TRUMP hosts, "It’s been genuinely stunning to watch how they’ve become tools of his campaign and rationalizing everything he’s done"; and RUSH LIMBAUGH, who has praised TRUMP without officially endorsing him and who asked ERICKSON if a commentator should act as “the guardian of what it means to be a conservative.”
Read the article in advance here.