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  • 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
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    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).
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  • Orcinus
    home of David Neiwert, freelance investigative journalist and author who writes extensively about far-right hate groups
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    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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Jason Andersen

I have long been suspicious of the manner in which they've pushed gold. It just doesn't seem above board. Another thing that annoys me about Medved, in particular, is how he presents himself and his good Doctor Diane as holier-than-thou highbrow, but then in the next breath of his ads, he will be shamelessly lying through his teeth claiming that he and wife use Wallbeds and So and So roofers, or this and that mortgate company, and so forth; they are so disingenuous and SHAMELESS!!! It tells me that they do have solid data that their audience is mostly stupid. No wonder my fingers run for the dial and switch to KUOW. Limbaugh works his sponsors into the actual content of his show, which is even more egregious. But that is probably one of the better things I could say about Rush.

iprefersilver

Rhodes also shills for gold. A sponsor is a sponsor. What else can they do?

Idaho Spud

I hate to add to "I prefer silver" but I was thinking the same thing. I was frustrated and sad when I hear Randi Rhodes doing live endorsements for gold buyers thanks to Premiere Radio's (apparently) stellar sales staff. :-(

Jason Andersen

I don't know about gold, but Stephanie Miller, too, can come across as a pretty shameless huckster, and that's the *only* thing that I don't like about her show. But the morning levity makes up for it.

It is disturbing when Limbaugh actually weaves Zicam or Allen Brother’s meat into his commentary and people still take him seriously and give his shtick credence beyond sheer entertainment. Kudos to NPR for wanting to disassociate their serious news brand from Fox News when Juan Williams and Mara Liasson appear on TV.

Hi-Ho Silver

I thought capitalism was all about selling? No one is forced to buy. Isn't it good to be in gold during inflationary times? Why shameless to sell it?

Silver has an intrinsic value because it is used in so many products - it's metallurgic value is great. It may be a better investment for the long term.

chucks

Gold shot through the roof when Carter was the idiot in chief in about 1978 or 79. After Carter was disposed of, it dropped like a rock. I sold my modest holdings when it hit $1075.00
I think that it is going to tank again this next year. Oblama and his co-conspirators are going to release the rest of the stimulus money, probably in the second quarter of 2010 to promote job growth just before the election.
If it works, gold will drop like a rock. When it drops back to $250.00, maybe $300.00 buy again and sit on it while it recycles back up.
Just be certain to take physical custody of your gold and don't sell it to the guys at hotels.

Puget Sound

my favorite 'shill' for Gold is the shameless one performed by G Gordon Liddy.

if you ever get a chance to listen to the Nixon Tapes there is a classic piece of business in there in which Halderman is describing to Nixon how things are getting directly connected to the Whitehouse and Nixon calls Liddy an asshole.

PRESIDENT NIXON: Of course, this . . . [Watergate burglar, E. Howard] Hunt, . . . that will uncover a lot of, a lot of—you open that scab there's a hell of a lot of things in it that we just feel that this would be very detrimental to have this thing go any further. This involves these Cubans, Hunt, and a lot of hanky-panky that we have nothing to do with ourselves. What the

hell, did Mitchell know about this thing to any much of a degree?

HALDEMAN: I think so. I don't think he knew the details, but I think he knew.

PRESIDENT NIXON: He didn't know how it was going to be handled though, with Dahlberg and the Texans and so forth? Well, who was the asshole that did? Is it [Watergate planner, G. Gordon] Liddy? Is that the fellow? He must be a little nuts.

HALDEMAN: He is.

PRESIDENT NIXON: I mean he just isn't well-screwed-on is he? Isn't that the problem?

Hotly

Chucks is correct. The difference is that Beck puts the ad message into his talk content- telling the suckers that Obama is bringing on an financial armageddon where money will be worthless. Companies like Goldline sell gold at inflated prices trading on this populist fear. There's nothing wrong with owning a little gold in a diverse portfolio, but over-divesting and buying it out of fear from these thieves is stoopid. Beck softens the dittoheads up and delivers them into the kill zone. At least Rhodes doesn't foster paranoia with talk topics to make the sale. According to the WSJ, Fox isn't happy with Beck, and has asked him to desist.

Spambutcher

Mr. Beck lost most of his legitimate advertisers after the left-wing boycott campaign. He is forced to do the lucrative endorsements for the skeezy gold retailers, although I doubt he's too unhappy.

Tim

Chucks, why physical stuff and not stocks? I agree not the time to buy but why the real thing?

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