When I started to get political, I watched Mike Duffy, CPAC, Question Period, and Don Martin. I listened to radio shows like Rutherford. I went to sites like Rabble, and quickly realized they were practicing freedom of speech, only for lefties. I finally found Free Dominion, and enjoyed commenting there. The first blog I found was Small Dead Animals, and I was instantly captivated by Kate's style. She was and is a refreshing voice for all things political.
I watched, I listened, I commented and finally, I decided to try blogging. I spent years blogging to myself mainly, but it was a great release for me, so I kept at it. Then I made the main page on Blogging Tories, and my page hits went up dramatically. All of a sudden, my voice was being heard! I still take it as a great honour to be a Blogging Tory.
As I evolved politically, I stopped watching political TV shows because of their bias and with a full time job, I just really don't have the time to listen to them. So far, I'm not missing much as far as I can see.
I would like to know what the viewing numbers are for CTV now that Duffy has left. The way they treated him was despicable and probably turned off a lot of people. He was popular until he became a Senator, then the lefties got nasty. Wasn't Liberal PEI involved again in slagging a Conservative? Typical. Same goes for CBC with Martin gone, what are the numbers for the new show? I suspect the viewing audience has diminished quite a bit. Are those numbers available anywhere? Only political junkies really care about these shows.
A typical day in my life, is dog pooling, work, make supper, help with homework, watch the local news, and then blog about something that bugged me that day. Who has time to watch the real Question Period, or any of the political shows? They come on here in Alberta at 3:00 while everyone is still at work. Nice Ontario bias by the networks. So they are catering to the Toronto audience. That is why the Liberal party only wins in Toronto.
Is anyone watching political shows anymore? Maybe the better question is: Why should we?