The Family Institute of Connecticut offers up its assessment of the state of conservative talk radio on its blog.
While most of the attention is focused on WELI-AM talk show host Vinnie Penn, FIC Executive Director Peter Wolfgang talks about the other big players on right-wing talk radio.
Brad Davis: \”a firebrand against same-sex civil unions in 2005 but in 2007 he wanted nothing to do with the fight against full same-sex \’marriage\’ and by 2012 he was singing the moderate Republican tune that the GOP should not fight back on social issues.\”
John Rowland: His show was initially called \”State and Church,” Wolfgang writes, but it \”now focuses on fiscal issues and is vaguely disdainful of cultural conservatism. When social issues do come up, Rowland sounds less like the repentant ex-prisoner from 2006 who found Jesus and more like the cynical politician from 1990 who flip-flopped on abortion.\”
Jim Vicevich: \”[A] pro-life powerhouse. But he avoids same-sex \’marriage\’ and related issues, perhaps owing to his libertarian streak (a huge blindspot for libertarians, given that same-sex \’marriage\’ increases state power.)\”