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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sparky

I have friends who still discount blogs as being more rumor than fact. or that middle america does not read them, therefore they are not valid.

I learn so much every day from the three or four blogs I check on on a sometimes hourly basis on some days.
Sure, some things end up as being rumors, but I love the dialog, I love talking to people who are as passionate about issues as I am--the singing to the choir part, I guess. But some on the left are still apologetic that they get their breaking news from the blogs even though the blog gets it from breaking news, eye-witnesses, etc.
It has made it impossible to watch television news, however, because you realize how much content is left out and how serious the slant for the neocons is with some programs.

Brian In lacey

Hi LIz, I see we have are cowboy boot on the wrong feet again ! hooty hoo !

joanie

I think Dean's campaign was a lesson in the limits of the internet to do little more than raise money . . . Not that I like that but, as Liz and the article noted, blogs preach to the choir.

Most of my friends do not like talking politics and I do. So, here I am. There's an awful lot of ignorance out there but I don't see blogs solving that problem.

Michael said that he liked talking politics around the dinner table . . . well, this is one dinner table. My Kfal group is another. Hartmann's is another . . . it takes a lot of time to blog!

joanie

Sorry Sparky! That was you and not Liz that posted the "preaching to the choir" thing! I'll pay more attention next time. :)

sparky

well, if you went to bed before midnight....
How can you do that and function with 1st graders??

Scrilla

It's partisan. Period. Denying doesn't make it so. You( and other bloggers) have an agenda, and that's why you blog. Occasionally you include reportage, but it becomes a launching point for your own opinions. That wouldn't wash in newspaper (or monthly magazine).
Even blogs that use a "staff" are universally like-minded.
I was KICKED OFF DailyKos because I challenged the king douchebag himself. To your credit, you don't bar opposing viewpoints.
However,"Beyond that, there's a lot of partisan ranting," puts it rather well.

joanie

That's so funny! I was going to kid you last night about being up after 10!

Actually, I have a substitute this morning . . . am going in for the afternoon; but, I am a night person and it is hard sometimes!

blathering michael

I don't deny my partisanship- but bloggers of all persuasions look for niche stories that buttress our points of view. And we're often able to dig into corners that reporters can't get to. (newsrooms are being shrunk and dissolved all over the place these days since the accountants and mkting dep'ts are taking over the news operations).
My biggest scoop on the blog had to do with exposing Mike Webb, a liberal talk show host's legal problems. I couldn't ignore that story despite his politics were close to my own...
I wear two hats here, I'm a declared partisan on the blog, now but I also write for a living for those newspapers and monthly magazines, where I can't be partisan.

sparky

wow..it must have really been something to warrent being actually kicked off Daily Kos....or did the posters troll rate your post to get it bumped? There is a difference....

Lots of people there disagree strongly with Markos

sparky

It occurs to me that only we progressives feel this strange "guilt", or are told we should feel it for preaching to the choir, by supporting and agreeing with each others' opinions ( not that we always do).

Does anyone know of a SINGLE rightwing talkshow host or columnist who feels the need to apologize to his or her listeners, or ponders whether he or she should not push the Republican talking points?

I will apologize for "partisan ranting" when I hear Sean Hannity, Michele Malkin and Ann Coulter say they need to consider the other side of the story...

sparky

Joanie I am using up all my Internship sub days for the next three weeks...I think I teach 2 more days and the rest I am administratoring..I get to be The Decider! (interject insult about public education from Lump here)

Today I am home typing papers and sneaking looks on the Internets.

Fremont

"I will apologize for "partisan ranting" when I hear Sean Hannity, Michele Malkin and Ann Coulter say they need to consider the other side of the story..."
Amen (to quote you), Sparks! The problem is the agony we would have to suffer while listening for the apology...assaults on our collective intelligence (Not the NSA kind)!


sparky

Just saw Goldy on TV concerning the closure of his daughter's school in Seattle...

joanie

I don't know, Scrilla, "The Nation" and "Mother Jones" suit my politics just fine. I'm sure the Weekly Standard, the American Spectator and National Review have a market as well and it ain't me. . . I wonder why?

You're kind of a drive-by poster; you shoot from the hip and not always accurately.

I wonder what magazines/papers you actually think are totally neutral . . .

Mike Barer

Goldy gets credit for derailing Dave Irons Jr's campaign right when it started gathering steam.

safdsasd

so can we put to rest the notion that this is a blog about seattle talk radio?

the only scoops you've had were the prell bit (which is where most of your traffic probably came from) and the mike webb debacle

One station. Hardly any mention of FM talk or sports talk.

Not that there's anything wrong with that. Nothing wrong with being a third tier political blog, other than that they are a dime a dozen.

You had a nice niche going, to bad you had to muck it up with political mumbo jumbo.

sparky

Michael are you going to go hear Stephanie Miller, Laura Flanders, Thom Hartmann and Mike Malloy?
Maybe you could finagle a quick backstage interview....

joanie

Nobody is stopping you from talking whatever radio-talk you want? So, talk it. I tried to do some KJR sport stuff once but it fell flat. I imagine the board meets the needs of the people who post on it.

Guess it isn't the board for you.

Also, since a lot of talk radio is political these days, seems like an apt topic to me.

So, what's the beef?

KS

BTW - I also noticed that the article about Blogs & Darcy Burner cited 2000 readers/ day for the leftwing moonbat blog Horsesass.org and 4700 readers/ day for the rightwingnut blog Sound Politics.com.

joanie

What's the point, KS?

KS

No point - it was an FYI. Make of it what you want, whether it be the numbers or the blog.

joanie

Well, how about conservatives all jump to the same talking points while liberals tend to think for themselves?

RedRachel

The only person liberals think for is Lucifer because thats were all the things you worthless peaces of trash beleive in started. Nothing you beleive in will get you in heaven. WHICH IS GOOD because the last thing I want to do is see all of you ugly (I dont know for sure but I defanantly picture all of you as being ugly) faces in the next world. I hate all of you but satan loves you so GOOD FOR YOU!

Fremont

Dear God, please take ReRa away....

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