The Somali pirates are reportedly "angry". Boo hoo.
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The Department of Homeland Security under Obama is assessing the risks of "right-wing extremists". Roger Hedgecock says, in his article, "This report smacks of profiling and harassing American citizens based on their political views, and specifically based on their opposition to the Obama administration's proposals."
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Vanity Fair appears to believe that the Limbaugh audience will crumble just like Air America's audience did.
A common misconception on the Left is that they own the youth demographic, that no one under the age of (say) 30 could possibly actually be conservative. This is demonstrably false.
But the problem with Air America was that it wasn't entertaining. Liberals don't have fun; they can't. Their idea of political debate is to get angry and insult those who disagree with them, because their views are at odds with reality; the only way a liberal can win a debate using facts and data is to make up that information beforehand and then select an opponent who doesn't know the data is false.
Limbaugh has the facts on his side, knows it, and isn't afraid to discuss the issues in a calm and reasoned manner...and he has fun with things, making the show entertaining.
Listen to a liberal talk politics: it's either boring, or else it's a vitriolic diatribe.
Air America failed because the shows weren't any fun to listen to; the hosts didn't have any talent. Come on, Al Franken was one of their big headliners--and that man has never been entertaining, ever. The only reason he had two best-selling books was that he insulted Limbaugh with the first one and Bill O'Reilly with the second. Any die-hard liberal will buy a book titled "Rush Limbaugh is a big fat idiot".
So Vanity Fair is engaging in wishful thinking, here. Limbaugh's show has survived since 1988 and has long outlived any prior prediction of its demise. I mean, people said that his show would go away after Clinton was elected; then they said it would die when Bush was elected--and none of these predictions has come to pass. (In fact, I'd wager that people tend to listen to Limbaugh more with a Democrat in the White House; and by attempting to demonize Limbaugh, "Carter 2.0" basically gave Limbaugh free advertising.)
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Anyway, so Mom's got a procedure at the eye doc today, I don't have work tonight, and I need a shower. I'ma going to take care of that.