~ Fans of Lou Pate former KIRO overnighter can hear him live tonight in the Seattle market. He'll be filling in for Husty Rumphries syndicated show tonight on KKOL, 9-12p (1300 kHz)
~ Huck-A-Bee's religion problem: Will America elect another president who believes in Creationism? The stem cell-heal thyself- abstinence-only anti-science of GW Bush and the late, not-so-great, Republican Congress does't poll so good. Mike Huck-A-Bee, who can talk a dog off a meat wagon (and often must) is rapidly positioning himself as the compromise candidate, in a weak GOP field of presidential hopefuls tainted by scandal, unelectability, and weird religion. In lieu of a decisive Ron Paul primary victory, we say: Go, Huckster, go!
~ Running mate for Huck-A-Bee? Values hustler, and blowhardian Salem Radio talkster Bill "Luck, Be My Lady" Bennett (KKOL m-f, 3-6a) is being promoted by prominent right-wingers such as Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review Online Editor. We doubt Bennett with his baggage as a recovering gambling addict could be nominated, but it begs the question: when will the first talk show host be on a national Republican ticket?
~ Bernie Ward was indicted Thursday for possessing child porn in San Francisco. The liberal KGO talker is innocent until proven guilty; the case still under seal, so the facts are (It's rare that liberals get in trouble for sex, as you know, but Bernie is an ex-priest). The alleged pornography involves research Ward did more than four years ago for a book. In December of 2004, FBI agents raided Ward’s home and confiscated his computer. Ward's attorney says Ward has spent several years tryin g to convince the federal government that the research “was not being done to exploit children. … He was exploring the subculture. It was done for what seemed to be a good purpose.” Federal laws are strict- possessing any kind of child pornography is illegal, whatever the reason. the U.S. Supreme Court is currently considering a challenge to the law.
~ the worst pressbox lunch... ever? Rich Johnson, former KIRO newsie, now Fox White House Correspondent sent us the pic on the right he took from a press booth monitor at the Eagles/Seahawk game in Philly last week. "Reminds me of some Kingdome meals way back when," he says.
~ CNN's immigration demagogue Lou Dobbs will do a talk radio show with the United Stations Radio Networks startingin March, 2008, . "We're gonna raise a lot of hell and have a lot of fun," said Dobbs, adding, "We're going to push back hard against those who think this is a partisan world. We are going to bring an independent populist view to the air."