As is well known, it seems all the talk shows on radio and TV talk about, for the most part, exactly the same thing on a given day as all the other shows do.
I can think of a couple of theories to account for this:
- The people scripting the shows are all using the same methodology to determine, each for themselves, which will be the most ratings-generating topics for the day.
- There is a single source distributing so-called “talking points” to all of these shows.
A. What other theories might account for the phenomenon
B. My second theory is one I hear espoused by others quite a bit, and I’ve often wondered, is there clear evidence that there really is a central source for talking points? Or is this just speculation?