In an attempt to beat back the Conservative Media, a group of liberals is trying to get a talk show for Al Franken and others. They want to have fourteen hours of liberal talk a day. I guess CNN and NPR aren’t enough. Actually, though, I could see Franken making a go of it because of his humor. The secret to Limbaugh’s success is that the show is entertaining, which is why attempts by such liberal stalwarts as Mario Cuomo to compete with Rush have failed. No matter how smart the host is, no one wants to listen to three straight hours of bland.

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm veteran. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.