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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December 02, 2005



But did you find out any dirt on KTTH?


Dear God...

Chad Stanley

OUTSTANDING! Rock on Michael - it's shcoop like this that brings me to the blog. I wish I was there...sounds like a great evening. An evening that PJ O'Rourke would be proud to attend.

sara sue

I laughed so hard- poor atheists caught in a holiday purgatory of right-wing Christian wackos! thanks Michael- we appreciate the lengths you go to get the story.


--"his "hair" flying, and all the little hunch-fisted shoulder shimmy shrugs and "Yows!" you'd ever want."

Great writing! I'd have paid big bucks to see Mike Siegel jumping around like a fool.


Hood: I don't know who is more disrespectful of African Americans- you or Mr. Siegal. We haven't been Negros since Jim Crow.


A hilarious "winter celebration"!

sara sue

Michael--That was a CHRISTMAS PARTY! not a holiday party or a winter party!!!Do you hate Christians???

Michael B.

The real irony is not the fact that a couple of atheists were sentenced to their own private purgatory cruise but rather that it took three Jews to lead a bunch of Christians in their Christmas celebrations (Medved, Siegel and Sytman)(and one Jew to report on it).

PS: Beneath the cynical facade of your satiric script it is quite clear that you actually had a good time!

blathering michael

Michael, I did have a good time, though I surely can't figure out why you think I'm Jewish. Must be my name. I'm as WASPish as you can get, though I always wished I was Jewish- you've got better food than my miserable Irish/Kansan forebears passed on to us back in the Iceberg Lettuce Era.

Jeff Markoff

WOW! For a bunch of "tolerent" liberals you guys sure are judgemental. I especially love the comment by one of your sheeples about how it takes "three Jews to lead a bunch of Christians in their Christmas celebrations". I think I hear the footsteps of the PC Nazi patrol coming. How shocked will they be to be handcuffing one of their own? Hypocrite stew for CHRISTMAS this year?


Oh dont be so lugubrious and infelicitous..have some eggnog and a blintz and have a little fun.


The epitome of journalistic integrity...suffering for a story! Well done, Michael Hoodstein, you're a genius!

Lamont Cranston

Wendy who???
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar!!
The b__ch has already got three strikes against her!!
Why the hell didn't she just stay home???

extreme magic sing

Well i must say that you have a nice article and i really enjoyed reading so much. Keep posting!


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