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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March 09, 2005




Sharkansky is with SoundPolitics.com.

I agree with you about Webb. He has some great guests on and does some very informative shows but when he's bad he's really bad and hurts the progressive cause.


Somebody finally said it. Webb is an asshole. Although I generally agree with everything he talks about, he disses the wrong people--many times his friends or those of us who are friendly to his politics. It's got me going over to Air America reruns most nights.
Great blog, Michael


I've been saying it for a long time. Webb is worthless. He's got issues and he uses the radio to work them out. He's just as bad as any of the right wing hateriots. Thank goodness we can turn to Air America now when Webb's behind the mic.

As for Siegel-listening to him for an hour I could tell he's the kind of guy who would shill for either side if the money is right. Oh yeah, I forgot, he's a lawyer. That explains it.

I'd pay $1000 to any legitimate non-partisan charity to get a five minute debate on air with Siegel where we each got two and one half minutes with the other's mic turned off.

I'd intellectually slaughter the punk.



Siegel was broadcasting from Jerusalem, not Tel Aviv. It was actually in a studio at the offices of the "Jerusalem Post" newspaper.

It almost sounded like you were complimenting Siegel on his show from Israel. Am I reading that right?

Who are you anyway, Michael? Is there a reason why you keep yourself anonymous?


I am sure Siegel would take you up on your offer if you had anything interesting to say that wasn't just straight from the talking points of the Democrats. What would you like to talk about? Not that it is any of my business. I'm just curious.

blathering Michael

Mr. MNM: My name is Michael Hood. I own this blog. I've never been anonymous. My name has been on every single post...my name and relevant bio is on the above left under About. I've been a reporter around Seattle for yrs. On blatherWatch, I'm an unapologetic liberal...I don't get my talking points from the Democrats, tho' I wish they'd get them from me.
As a self-appointed media critic, of the first order, I give credit where credit is due. I was indeed complimenting Mike Siegel about his broadcasts from (thank-you) Jerusalem. I wish he'd always be so interesting and liberal. Keep reading and writing.



Thanks for the info. I was told by someone that you were anonymous. I am so sorry about that. I just moved to Seattle about two years ago, so I'm not up on all of the local reporters.

My "talking points" comments were for Scott and his comments on wanting to appear on Siegel's show.

It is funny that you would consider Siegel's stance on building the wall and not giving up the settlements as liberal. I'm sure that the majority of the liberal Jewish community here in America (which most are here) would tend to disagree with you on that one.

Also, Siegel was very much in agreement with Netanyahu when they were discussing welfare. As you probably know, Netanyahu was responsible for getting all of the LAZY able-bodied people off of welfare and back to work in Israel.

Just so you know, I am a miss and not a mister.

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