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.
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.
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
With Suzan DelBene closing in on the Bland Bombshell, 8th District Rep. Dave Reichert, it's time to dust off our 2006 exposé of the drastic... er, expansion of the facts in his repeated claims of catching the Green River Killer.
Fact is: technology caught the killer, not Detective Reichert's dogged shoe-leather sleuthing as his press and the breathless Lifetime Channel movie so dramatically, yet eroneously recounts. Even then, on Sheriff Reichert's watch, the saliva sample that could have busted Ridgway as early as 1996 when the DNA technology became available, was not tested until 2001.
And it gets worse. (Part 2 tomorrow: there will be frozen clitorises!)
In March, KIRO Little Hero Dori Monson (m-f, 12-3p) asked Rep. Dave Reichert, “Did I hear you say earlier that you wanna, you wanna, fix this bill? Because the strategy among a lot of Republicans that I’m hearin' over the last 24 hours is tuh repeal it. Going forward, do you wanna fix this bill, or do you want tuh repeal this bill?”
“Now, first of all, are there any reporters in the room? Does anybody recognize… are there any people in here that you recognize as strangers? So we know that all of us in here are family, right?"
(photo: the package is misleading)
Then Rep. “Transparency Dave” Reichert (WA-8) totally busts himself, bragging to a roomful of Republican PCO’s that his pro-environment votes have all been tactical to keep environmentalists and their money off his back in his swing-y district.
It was the third time in three weeks! Today, Rep. Dave Reichert stood-up Steve Scher on his market-leading Weekday (KUOW m-f, 9-11a).
(photo: Dave Reichert- the package, unfortunately, is empty).
Funny, we've heard The Haircut around the dial a lot lately. On Kirby Wilbur, Dori and Dave -- last weekend on KVI'sCop Talk (Sat. 6-7p). Even the cops tried to lick Reichert to death, and he purred like a kitten.
Also appearing: Darcy Burner who's running against the coiffed Sheriff of
Bland for the 8th District (
WA) congressional seat; Seattle's Joan McCarter (Daily Kos), and Matt Stoller (Open Left). They'll will discussing ways to bring about an end to the Iraq War. Specifically, they will focus on IT A Responsible Plan to End the War in Iraq, which Burner co-authored. Read the Responsible Plan here.
Darcy Burner will appear this afternoon on The Rachel Maddow Show (KPTK m-f, 3-5p).
Darcy is running hard against the Auburn fly-weight, Rep. Dave "Hollywood" Reichert, the 401st most influential man in Congress.
Burner will speak with Rachel about The Responsible Plan to End The War in Iraq, a substantive 36-page exit strategy for the seemingly intractable mess we're in written by a group of Democratic congressional candidates with some military experts.
"It's one thing to write a hero [for a movie]. It's different to be a
real hero. That's what David Reichert is. It's slightly intimidating to
play him when you know the breadth of his accomplishments, but we had a
great group of people to help bring it to life. We knew we had to live
up to Congressman Reichert's actions. We knew what a hero he was. The
real challenge was trying to live up to that." ~~ actor Tom Cavanagh (above right)
"[Dave Reichert] desecrated the victims. The public ought to know that," says Seattle University journalism and criminal justice Professor Tomás Guillén.
The pristinely coiffed sheriff (above left with the actor who plays him) is portrayed as the dogged cop who got the Green River killer in The Capture of the Green River Killer, airing Sunday and Monday nights on the Lifetime Movie Network.
Guillen is describing Republican 8th District Congressman Reichert,known in local law enforcement as 'Sheriff Hairspray' -- and
for his manipulation of the Green River murder investigation in order to climb up into party politics.
The movie will keep alive the Reichert-stoked myth that his police work and determination was responsible for the arrest of Gary Ridgway.
KIROFM 97.3 Multi-format: news and nearly all local talk. This is where classic KIRO AM news talk radio went... hopefully, not to die. The home of Dave Ross & Luke Burbank, Dori Monson, Ron & Don, Frank Shiers, Bill Radke, Linda Thomas, Tony Miner and George Noory.
KVI am 570 KHz Visit the burnt-out husk of one of the seminal right-wing talkers in all the land. Here's where once trilled the reactionary tones of Rush Limbaugh, John Carlson, Kirby Wilbur, Mike Siegel, Peter Weissbach, Floyd Brown, Dinky Donkey, and Bryan Suits.
Now it's Top 40 hits from the '60's & '70's aimed at that diminishing crowd who still remembers them and can still hear.
KTTH am 770 KHz Right wing home of local, and a whole bunch of syndicated righties such as Glennn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Medved, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Lars Larsony, and for an hour a day: live & local David Boze.
KPTK am 1090 KHz Syndicated liberal talk. Stephanie Miller, Thom Hartmann, Ed Schultz, Randi Rhodes, Norman Goldman fill in the large hole to the left on Northwest radio dial.
KLFE AM 1590 kHz Syndicated right-wing 2nd stringers like Mark Levin, Bill Bennett, Mike Gallagher, Dennis Prager, Dennis Miller and Hugh Hewitt inhabit this timid-voiced neighbor honker for your radio enjoyment (unless you're behind something large like Costco).
KOMOAM News, traffic, Ken Schram and John Carlson.