Tuesday, December 7, 2010

In a poll by ConservativeHome.com, "Republican activists" were asked to name their favorite conservative commentators. The top five: Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Charles Krauthammer, Bill O’Reilly, and Sean Hannity. And as ConservativeHome's editor Ryan Streeter notes, Krauthammer's strong showing "is likely owing to his regular Fox appearances," rather than to his weekly syndicated column. The spoken word has more direct power than the written word, even if the latter is more eloquent—something intellectuals (I'm defining the term loosely enough to include me) need to remember.