take your answer off the air...

  • HorsesAss.Org: the straight poop on WA politics & the press
    progressive brilliance from the guy who pointed out Tim Eyman's nascent horse's-assedness
  • Talker's Magazine
    The quirky talk radio trade mag. Check the Talk Radio Research Project- it's not very scientific, but places on the top 15 talkers list (scroll down to Talk Radio Audiences By Size)) are as hotly contested as Emmys (and mean just about as much).
  • The Advocate
    No, not THAT Advocate... it's the Northwest Progressive Institute's Official Blog.
  • Media Matters
    Documentation of right-wing media in video, audio and text.
  • Orcinus
    home of David Neiwert, freelance investigative journalist and author who writes extensively about far-right hate groups
  • Hominid Views
    "People, politics, science, and whatnot" Darryl is a statistician who fights imperialism with empiricism, gives good links and wry commentary.
  • Jesus' General
    An 11 on the Manly Scale of Absolute Gender, a 12 on the Heavenly Scale of the 10 Commandments and a 6 on the earthly scale of the Immaculately Groomed.
  • Howie in Seattle
    Howie Martin is the Abe Linkin' of progressive Seattle.
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  • The Naked Loon
    News satire -- The Onion in the Seattle petunia patch.
  • Irrational Public Radio
    "informs, challenges, soothes and/or berates, and does so with a pleasing vocal cadence and unmatched enunciation. When you listen to IPR, integrity washes over you like lava, with the pleasing familiarity of a medium-roast coffee and a sensible muffin."
  • The Maddow Blog
    Here's the hyper-interactive La Raych of MSNBC. daily show-vids, freakishly geeky research, and classy graphics.
  • Northwest Broadcasters
    The AM, FM, TV and digital broadcasters of Northwest Washington, USA and Southwest British Columbia, Canada. From Kelso, WA to the northern tip of Vancouver Island, BC - call letters, formats, slogans, networks, technical data, and transmitter maps. Plus "recent" news.
  • News Corpse
    The Internet's chronicle of media decay.
  • The Moderate Voice
    The voice of reason in the age of Obama, and the politics of the far-middle.
  • News Hounds
    Dogged dogging of Fox News by a team who seems to watch every minute of the cable channel so you don't have to.
  • HistoryLink
    Fun to read and free encyclopedia of Washington State history. Founded by the late Walt Crowley, it's an indispensable tool and entertainment source for history wonks and surfers alike.

right-wing blogs we like

  • The Reagan Wing
    Hearin lies the real heart of Washington State Republicans. Doug Parris runs this red-meat social conservative group site which bars no holds when it comes to saying who they are and who they're not; what they believe and what they don't; who their friends are and where the rest of the Republicans can go. Well-written, and flaming.
  • Orbusmax
    inexhaustible Drudgery of NW conservative news
  • The Radio Equalizer
    prolific former Seattle KVI, KIRO talk host speaks authoritatively about radio.
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mercifurious

Weingarten locked himself alone in a room for 24 hours with 6 TVs, a laptop and two radios, "listening to and watching and reading only political shows and pundits and blogs, sometimes monitoring four or five things at the same time. Just to see if it can be done."

Unless self-inflicted, I do believe that this is outlawed by Geneva... and used in GitMo, of course.

Ahhhhhh, reminds me of those late nights of yore listening to Styblehead. Good times.

Central Concern

I would like to see a real picture of Billo, liver spots and all

abob

Weingarten failed to acknowledge the most obvious reason for the spectacular success of Limbaugh and O'Reilly. They both possess extremely rare talent & skill as professional broadcasters.

No liberal radio host comes within light-years of Limbaugh's success or popularity. O'Reilly is by far the most dominant cable news commentator. Billo annihilates Olbermann and everybody else in cable TV news ratings on a nightly basis. Love them or hate them politically; there is no denying Limbaugh & O'Reilly are outstanding performers.

Central Concern

O Really doesn't have the market share he once thought he had, in fact his show has come in behind Olbarmann on more than one occasion.

The O'Reilly Factor came in third in ratings in the 24 to 54 demographic on Thursday, 4/19/07. MediaBistro reported that O'Reilly came in behind Keith Olbermann and Paula Zahn which must have inspired O'Reilly's Ridiculous Item segment Friday night, 4/20/07, where he thanked viewers for FOX's incredible ratings and then claimed NBC was in ratings trouble.

I haven't seen it lately, perhaps it is still falling.

Central Concern News

This too just in, Rush may have encouraged felony voting in Ohio
http://www.alternet.org/story/80392/

While this all makes for great talk radio and sounds like fun, there is one catch: What Limbaugh encouraged Republican voters to do in Ohio was a fifth-degree felony in that state, punishable with a $2,500 fine and six to 12 months in jail. That is because in order to change party affiliation in Ohio, voters have to fill out a form swearing allegiance to that party's principles "under penalty of election falsification."

On Thursday, March 20, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that the "Cuyahoga County Board of Election has launched an investigation that could lead to criminal charges against voters who maliciously switched parties for the March 4 presidential primary." According to the report, "One voter scribbled the following addendum to his pledge as a new Democrat: "For one day only."

AuthenticAndrew

That article was a pointless piece of shit, the author is a fat asshole engaging in a lazy stunt to file a story on a slow news cycle. He even wore a tuxedo for fucks sake. This and other blogs cherry picked a minor excoriation of the wildly successful Bill O'Reilly which had NOTHING to do with the subject at hand.

I can't believe BlatherWatch recommended I read such tedious filler article. This is a classic case of "the enemy of my enemy is my friend", and you promoted garbage because you like'd a snippet of it. You're coming off like a liberal shill. Blogs are supposed to be independant generators of new perspective, this is self-insult big time. If I'm missing something please fill me in.

joanie hussein for obama

Weingarten failed to acknowledge the most obvious reason for the spectacular success of Limbaugh and O'Reilly. They both possess extremely rare talent & skill as professional broadcasters.

and from yesterday:

they refuse to acknowledge what all 4 men have in common; extremely rare broadcasting talent.


A-boob's having a tough week. Keeps getting stuck in that revolving door to the past and that repetitive rambling that goes with random nonsense.

Nice to have someone who knows about which he speaks, Central Concern.

Oh, Andrew, we liberals understand that clever writing is often difficult to read. Sophistication is not for everyone.

KS

Mostly agree with Authentic Andrew - the post is alot of blather about nothing.

Joanie sez:
"Nice to have someone who knows about which he speaks, Central Concern.

Says one progressive to another - love those conspiracy theories- right ? not to mention that O'Reilly typically outdraws Olberbite by at least 3:1 - after checking the most recent stats.

Oh, Andrew, we liberals understand that clever writing is often difficult to read. Sophistication is not for everyone."

Emotion gets in the way of comprehension though, as you frequently demonstrate :(

Andrew

That's the problem, it was clever but that's all it was. He works for the Washington Post; he could write a clever article about anything.

He begins by saying that spending too much time scouring news and commentary is unhealthy for some vague reason, and then he goes about doing that very thing for no particular reason, and then that's that, five pages later no conclusions of any kind. The article simply stops.

Joanie didn't even read it, she just showed up long enough to spray venom on anyone who might have criticized a liberal.

joanie hussein for obama

Isn't that what writers do? Observe and report? What did you expect?

And, Andrew, how do you know if I read it or not?

BTW, I got confused on all the Andrews. Are you the one from NW Progressive? Are you the one who taught me to hot link? Are those two one in the same?

And are you authentic Andrew?

abob

Bill O'Reilly self portrait:
http://tinyurl.com/37pjav

sparky

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah
I hope you all have gotten to see the video of Orally on Inside Edition when he goes ballistic over not understanding what " Play us out" means.
It is no longer on Youtube, but all you need to do is Google " Bill O'Reilly goes insane."

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