Messages From Three Conservatives. 3. Lee Habeeb
All well and good — but Habeeb is thinking much bigger than that; much. Habeeb wants to build a network. As in: a network. First on radio, then on TV. This network would feature — get this — not a bunch of talking heads wagging their fingers at the already-converted right-wing choir, but entertainment, culture, stories, comedy… created by talented people who understand the truth of those original principles of liberty and limited government that actually made America great... until the current set of knuckleheads got their grubby fingers on it.
Habeeb is so radical he actually wants to build this thing so that it makes — wait for it — a profit! And he asks the questions: Why can't we? Why Fox News and none other? Why do conservatives, who believe in free enterprise, always try to communicate through non-profit venues, while leftists, who pretend to be socialists, create studios and publishing houses that actually make money? Why do conservatives who have successfully built so many businesses balk at show business (which there is no business like)?
After our panel, I was shocked at how many people came up to me to say that Habeeb is thinking too big, daring too much, going beyond what can feasibly be done.
I genuinely think they're wrong. My money's on Lee. And if he pulls it off? It'll be the start of a revolution.
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