Old people. O'Reilly's main demo is 70 year olds. The right-wing is institutionalized xenophobia, bigotry, and ignorance, and old people are the best at those things. Also, propaganda sells very well. That's why Faux Noise is what they are. Don't forget that they've defended their rights in court to lie about news.
Originally Posted by kfaess
The nation is BY FAR a liberal nation on policy, it's just that so few people pay enough adequate attention to politics to actually know how to couple their policy with politics. There are diehard bigots and diehard libertarians, but outside of that, many people who vote right-wing have Eisenhower type policies in mind, which are MEGA MEGA MEGA liberal socialist. Eisenhower was a revered Republican military man, yet he couldn't get elected today in a small local election in the most liberal district in the country. That's how far down the right we've fallen over the years. Reagan couldn't get nominated for POTUS in the Democratic primary, GOPers would run him out of contention in a flash. Even Obama is more right-wing than Bush (the second Bush). It's crazy crazy crazy stuff. There's a reason Limbaugh hammers away that the right-wing strategy should be to go as far right as possible; it's because it shifts the political "center". They've been doing this since around Nixon, and the policy of the nation has moved to right-wing extremism by several magnitudes since then.
Here are some examples. The top tax rate under Republican conservative hero Eisenhower, who helped usher in an era of great prosperity, were over 90%, today it's in the low thirties with an effective rate in the single digits due to insane loopholes, capital gains and estate rates, and overwhelming redistribution of wealth up to the tippy top billionaire earners
More jobs were created under that evil librul Carter than any other four years of an administration since. Carter was a people's champion, he got annihilated by the megacorp powers of his day, and since history is written by the winners, he's been swept under the rug and vilified. Goldman Sachs then brought in their puppet, Ronald Reagan, whom, like already stated, was substantially to the left of Obama
I implore you, examine the policy, history, and motivations of politicians. US corporatism co-opted the GOP a long time ago, they developed the Southern Strategy of bigotry, and it's been nothing but propaganda mill since
Like take a look at what the GOP is demanding in order to not shutdown government. In there is a clause that would prohibit ending war. No joke. It's disgusting. To steal from Chris Rock, the GOP are the guys who steal your TV then come over the next day and say "I heard you got robbed"
You might think I sound like I'm on Team Democrat. Far from it. I really don't like the Democrats too. They're stuck in the need to compete for megacorp funding, so they're very corporatist. But the difference between hate for Dems from liberals and neocons is that the liberals dislike them for actual policy issues while the neocons hate them for fairy tale batshit reasons
Get your news from the internet in a variety of sources. If you like right-wing work, like WorldNetDaily, make sure to spend some time reading liberal work like ThinkProgress. You'll gradually be able to figure it out, but the most important thing is to make sure you don't get your information from a bubble.