Nick Confessore is one liberal who gets why the new liberal talk radio initative (see Byron York elsewhere on NRO today) is probably doomed by pushing radio rookies like Al Franken and Janeane Garofalo:
What made Limbaugh successful was, in large part, his mastery of the medium — he spent years as a radio DJ before becoming host of a political show. He knows radio. From what I’ve seen, the various liberals who’ve gone up against Limbaugh (Jim Hightower, Mario Cuomo, etc.) were almost always people selected for their political and intellectual credentials rather than any proven mastery of the radio medium. And not surprisingly, they failed to build a Rush-size audience.