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.
  • Streaming Radio Guide
    Hellishly long (5795!) list of radio streaming, steaming on the Internets.
  • 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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Puget Sound

Double yes to Dan Savage. That is a very talented man with a unique take on things. Very willing to show some perspective and not be afraid to go against stereotypes. He is also a talented writer.

sparky

Add a live audience..not the kind standing behind her this week, but more like Jon Stewart. Yes to Kent Jones and Allison Stewart.
And to be REALLY different..start each show like she does her radio gig...news from Iraq and life in wartime. NOBODY talks about Iraq anymore.

Duffman

I would seriously like to see Rachel have a chance at anchoring the Meet-The-Press show on NBC. Tom Brokow is not doing it for me in replacement of Tim Russert; but I think Ms Maddow just might do the trick.

Shelly

I agree about adding more voices to the conversational mix. One thing I find incredibly annoying about most cable chat shows is that the same people say the same things every night. Having a few semi regulars is a great idea, but Rachel shouldn't rely on them exclusively. To the west coasters I'd like to add some people from the rest of the country. Interview regional bloggers or other writers, or activists on particular issues. I'd also like to see some of what I call Rachel's alt-sensibilities come to the surface. Give us geeks and nerds something to look forward to every once in awhile.

Oh, no radio talk show hosts, please. Most of them, even on the left, are loud-mouths who use their TV appearances to preen for the radio audience.

joanie

Norah O'Donnell?

Ditto above. Esp. Iraq News segment.

Lots and lots of guest not generally heard. No gov types or beltway hacks. Writers who can add something to the conversation: Klein, Mayer, Ritter, Susskind...we need information that isn't reactive and emotional but is still interesting. She's the talent that can get that done.

Can't wait to watch!

nevets

Kent Jones. Keep the hack off the air. If he was any good he would be working somewhere else now but all he is doing is sulking that AA kicked his rear end off the air.

What she needs to do is get rid of them moles. Talk sensible and try not to go for the homerun. I would beleive her more on her points she makes if she ddn't throw in a couple of them DEAN talking points to keep the party happy.

Oh, and shorten that neck. Its freakishly to long.

Sylvia

what a freak you are, Nevest. Such crap is why rightwingers will never be able to convince us of their suddenly anti-sexist, all-inclusive, everyone is wonderful crap they're trying to sell us with the golden girl from alaska . You are what the left accuses Kos trolls of being. Fact is, Maddow is attractive, successful, smarter than you and doesn't need personal attacks on appearance to make her points. When is the homophobia going to start, you asshole?

sparky

wow.


Steven, how do you know Kent Jones is sulking??

Brian

I Like Rachel and listen to her often.
However, I really can't stand it when she slips into that smirky voice she uses when divulging something that is causing or will cause harm to this country.
I understand her wanting to show the present administration in the poorest light but finding glee in things that are ultimately bad for our country and citizens is a bit sick in my book.

Oh,that and the moles.
Maybe she could get a connect the dots tattoo.

Upton

How about an imitation of Dan Abrams? In fact, why don't they put Abrams back on instead?

Maddow's ok, I agree with her politically, but she comes across a bit on the masculine side and that just sort of creeps me out.

howie in seattle

I am only going to forgive you for leaving me off the "Rachel List" because your reference to the zucchini harvest made laugh. Could you please provide some zucchini recipes pronto (maybe Sunday?--your foodie day here).

chucks

Eeewww Bart
Maybe chaps with bare butt, spurs, a whip and a cowboy hat.
Or maybe just a little balance to show olbermann what an idiot he is.

orcas

My suggestion to Maddow: Wear a dress. You are a woman goddamit. Act like a woman. And grow out that butch haircut. Your name is Rachel Maddow not GI Joe.

Ben

Maybe she can borrow one of yours!

Eatit

What a LOAD OF GARBAGE.
It's cute that you put in "MORE WOMEN" because if you hadn't, women wouldn't be mentioned as guests. Look at your list of bloggers and take accountability for your own sexism.
Grab a slice of ignorance as well because Kent Jones is not Rachel's creation or something that showed up first on her show. Lizz Winstead -- the one woman you couldn't think to name -- put him and AAR together. She had him do his comedy on Unfiltered. The show she hired Rachel for. In other words, Rachel owes Lizz big time and you can't even think to suggest her as a guest?

sparky

In case you dont post a new thread about her show tonight, Bla'M...
Rachel's show is even better than Keith's...the only thing she needs is to have Pat Buchanan swinging in a cage behind her! She keeps referring to him as her fake Uncle...heh

Coiler

it was good to see Kent Jones back, too.

joanie

Darn, I missed it!

Rachel had Winstead on as a guest on her radio show a very short time ago. Gave her lots of time and credit for everything.

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