allowing callers to make their point

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I've listened for a long time. It's a good show. It would be better if Thom allowed callers to make their points rather than saying the same thing over and over again and cutting off differing opinions.

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You have to follow Hartmann's rule.

When confronted by a caller that is smarter than you.

1. Overtalk the caller

2. Talk louder and louder.

3. Dump the caller.

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You have to follow Hartmann's rule.

When confronted by a caller that is smarter than you.

1. Overtalk the caller

2. Talk louder and louder.

3. Dump the caller.

That is talk radio's rules. El Rushbo has the rule "always make the host look good" or something to that effect. If someone wants to call in to any show, and try to reframe an issue, the host has the right to control his show. It is the host's airtime, he is sharing it with people who "always make the host look good." If a caller comes on and tries to substantially lie about an issue to reframe it, it is the host's right to dismiss the heresy.

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Then:

1. Be smart enough to not bring up topics that are easily refuted by anyone with half a brain.

2. Never have a guest, or let a caller through, that can make the host look stupid as Thom so often does. Maybe he should hire El Rushbo's screeners.

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