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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May 12, 2005



I heard the interview and Medved toyed with Reimer like a cat with a dead (or dying) mouse. True, Medved did challenge Reimer regarding his misleading allegation that many lawmakers wish to destroy social security. Reimer hemmed and hawed for many minutes unable to come up with one name of any lawmaker who had made any such statement. I guess one of Reimer's assistants finally scrounged up the name of an obscure congressman from the 2nd District of Indiana (Chris Chocola) who had made some comment regarding the privatization of Social Security. Reimer was clearly trying to frighten the gullible into thinking that there is a cabal of Republican Lawmakers salivating at the opportunity to kill Social Security, but all he could come up with was Count er, I mean Congressman Chocola!

Medved called Reimer on every single sloppy and false allegation he made about the various proposals to mend Social Security. Reimer was decimated in the debate. Medved successfully challenged every single false notion that Reimer was peddling.

I suggest you go to the tape (available from Treefarm Communications) and listen to the actual interview. It wasn't even close.

blathering Michael

Michael from Ezra Bessaroth: Please use your influence w/Michael (and I suspect you have some) to get me one of those tapes-- Ill give it a .isten and report duly but I'm not a member of the mainstream media so I can't afford to buy one--many TR hosts provide transcripts for free. Keep reading, we've got big stuff coming up that I know that you and your hero, boss--whatever Michael is to you-- will be very interested in.


This is the typical response when a right winger gets his clock cleaned. They simply declare victory and move on even though they look like shit.

I too heard this and even though Medved is a master at changing the subject or cutting off debate when he's down, he was clearly bested here.

I would think the guy would not want to show his face anywhere near a mic after getting such a sound drubbing. But why the surprise? Like his pal Lush Flimbaugh, Medved pulls his facts out of his ass and makes sure no one legitimate is allowed to challenge him.

He was a failure as a movie critic and he's a failure as a talk show host.

Bush Lies

I heard the show yesterday - Reimer cleaned his clock! When Medved challenged him to prove his statement that some Republican congressmen wanted to abolish Social Security, Reimer trapped him.

Even though none of Congressman Chocola's statements on his website come out and say that he wants to destroy Social Security, you can tell he is just another Republican liar. And I don't want to hear that nonsense about how Reimer couldn't come up with another name even though he said he could name many such Congressmen. He still beat Medved - it doesn't matter if he lied. Sometimes, good people have to lie to accomplish a greater good.

Way to go Hans Reimer! Now, if he could only get on Limbaugh's show....


**Even though none of Congressman Chocola's statements on his website come out and say that he wants to destroy Social Security, you can tell he is just another Republican liar.**

well I am here to help

Now Mr "bush Lies"
I know you really want to have Bush's children but gosh....


Golly... the hotlink barely shows...
try this Link to Count Chocola's Freudian slip


Bush Lies

Thanks Marty - there's the proof! I knew Chocola was a liar.

We should send this link to Medved and shove it in his face! Do you have links to the other Congressmen Reimer was referring to? We should send those too. We'll show Medved who the real liar is!


The real issue for Entercom is: who fills the noon-3 slot when Medved's Salem handlers bring him on board the new 50k watt KKOL?


Scrilla: Why would Medved leave his cozy perch following Rush for the hinterlands of 1300? Doesn't he have some kind of a say in this?

Lazy Murrow

Media Matters has an audio clip here


Good god, Medved is such a shameless hack.


Contractually....no. His product is solely owned by the syndicator. Entercom didn't hire Medved, they contracted with Salem for the show.
Now, revenue-wise it may be more sensible to keep Med on KTTH because the "avails" are worth more. But KKOL will continue in the pooper until they get a flagship "local" show. Following Rush is a gift. Opposite Rush is a death sentence. Medved at noon on KKOL makes sense because radio is all about habits.


Another word he doesn't like is LIBERTARIAN....when I listened once and awhile years ago @KVI I noticed he'd go into a foam-at-the-mouth phobia whenever the word was mentioned. I think he had more positive things to say about Communist-lefties really....

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