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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January 27, 2006


howie in seattle

This is great stuff, Michael. I have always had the highest respect for Jack Olsen.


First let me say I like Oprah and especially admire her for her achievements. She wasn't handed her success or popularity on a silver platter, such as Paris Hilton and so many others, she earned her station in life. Having said that:

I don't think for one second Oprah would have apologized if she hadn't received so much mail from her angry fans after her phone call to Larry King. She had no choice but to apologize (if she wanted to maintain her following).

Like everything else; it's all about the mighty dollar. Frey's publisher proved that on Oprah by saying she is holding off printing more books (the same book of lies) until they can add Frey's comment.

They shouldn't be re-printing it at all! They should also be apologizing and returning the money to the consumers. Yeah, right. Not in this lifetime.

I question, now, whether Frey is even a recovering addict or alcoholic. Once somebody lies to me, I can't believe anything they say.

I repeat...it's all about money.


When Oprah originaly defended his it realy seemed like corperate knee jerk reaction.

Like when Fred Meyer was caught including the weight of packaging in the price of meat their response was "Fred Meyer works very hard every day to earn the trust of our valued customers... We consider honesty and integrity to be our company's most important assets." Before or after screwing us? On the eve of Ford laying off like 25% of it's employees there have been allot of rosy Ford commercials on TV all of the sudden. It's a corperate reach around.


Isn't everything in The United Corporations of America all about money? I've joked for several years now that we should replace the stars on our flag with a dollar sign.

This is old news.


I've been upset for a long time about the fictionalization of history . . . it is bothersome because a lot of people believe what they read, watch and hear from books, movies, plays and other media that presents as fact largely fictionalized material.

We live in fuzzy times . . .I'm not sure what truth is anymore.

Noemie Maxwell

The same voter/consumer credulousness brings us a million little pieces, oh Oprah, radio fakery, tv reality fakery, fake food but real children with dissolving teeth, fake seeds and fertilizer real disappearing farms, fake presidency and fake wars with real blood, fake freedom of the media but real porno dudes with fake press passes, fake informed consents for every consumer or medical risk making us all fakers, fake science but real glaciers melting, real ski resorts with no snow. Big Daddy says, “Mendacity. What do you know about mendacity? I could write a book on it...Mendacity. Look at all the lies that I got to put up with. Pretenses. Hypocrisy….. It's-it's got me on the number one sucker list."


"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof?"

Great post!

Burl Barer

Jack Olsen was my dear friend and mentor. His praise, "Burl Barer writes true crime at its best" is plastered acrosst he cover of my books. He told me to get out of true crime or I would end up like him. He kept urging me to build a career in fiction, and blurbed by fiction novel HEADLOCK. Sadly, I'm still writing true crime -- and doing my best to stay true to the ethics Jack and I so strongly believed in.

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