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 01, 2007



Michael, you're a poet! And, finally, some chocolate!

"that seems laughably (if not insanely) distant and unlikely."

I was beginning to think that you were succumbing to the time when "...yellow leaves, or none or few do..." Glad to see you snapped out of it to embrace another spring!

Enjoyed each and every one except your resolve to diminish blog space on Dori and Frank. I enjoy the master's flogging of said hosts.

But, I do have one question: how does one increase "good, healthy radio gossip" and, at the same, live up to "Postman's journalistic expectations?"


5. We pledge to stop flame baiting Frank Shiers, Bryan Styble, Mike Webb, Ryan Blethen, Stefan Song-Sharkansky, Tom Clendening, and Dori Monson. You notice the people we bait are usually as immature as we are.

I sure hope I'm not included in the "we". Or at the very least, let's delay this resolution until after the Webb trial.

Seriously, Bla'M. Tis the season of goat-giving. If they continue to hand em over, why stop?

why not

"7. We're gonna put more pictures up on BlatherWatch."
I couldn't stand the week this was up -

PLEASE NO PHOTOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mt stomach can't take it!!!!!


Why not:
I couldn't stand the week this was up -

Yes I know I know! But as mentioned before in Glenn Beck Mad libs, the following statement needed a visual aid:

"Without even knowing who he is, Glenn Beck's face just begs for a back-hand
I'm just sayin' what everybody's thinkin"


Hammer on I say. I just bought an I pod. I am glad your listing so I do not have to


I just saw a tv commercial Dori does. EEEEEEEEEEEK!

a) He must really need/want the money to risk exposing his hideous mug like that

b) How did they find a camera that wouldn't break?


NO naked pictures of Michele Malkin, please.


ditto that :)


Well Vinnie was back from his english classes and it appears Vinnie recived an F , but got an A+ in one sitting he eat 43 double double Dick burgers with in 4 min 32 seconds .Back to the bad news Vinnie Still wants to Wiff us, about 12 times thru his show.
AUUU about 60 time!
here is a good show New york Vinnie and Mc Styblhead boast to boast , I just wonder how long Vinnie would go with out flicking the Styblehead in the back of the ear !


A reputable source I know intimately said that Thom Hartmann has predicted that Cheney will be resigning soon, and a possible replacement is Chuck Hagel.


Didn't realize you traveled in such circles, Sparky! :)

"According to a SurveyUSA poll, Hagel has a 10% higher approval rating among Nebraska Democrats than Republicans.[8] On the Issues rates Hagel as a "libertarian-leaning conservative.""

Sounds like a definite step up!


How about Dr. Edgar "Choch" ManaƱa, will he be back this year to give us his insight on some topic or another?


Hagel has been an outspoken war critic for a long time; that automatically disqualifies him from entering the hallowed Bush circle. It ain't gonna happen.

It would be a shrewd political move if Bush actually offered that up to Hagel, but when's the last time Bush did something like that on his own? (Harriet Miers, anyone?)

If Cheney has to go, Rove will have Bush give a team player like Condi Rice the VP job, which has the bonus effect of taking the wind out of any Obama or Hillary announcement headlines for 2008.

Either that, or he'll punt and dig up an old Poppy loyalist from the Rolodex like he did for SecDef Gates.



Keith Olbermann rocks

You may have to scroll down a bit. The only thing he left out was Bush saying that the Noah's Ark flood created the Grand Canyon!--and the National Park Service can no longer refer to the scientific time-line.


What is a libertarian-leaning conservative? I mean, what's the libertarian part and what's the conservative part?

I can't figure that one out, Sparky. And Trip, with all the bad news about Iraq, I think Condi is pretty compromised herself.

The problem with teaching is that I'm missing all the good radio in the morning - Ross and Hartmann.

Although, I can stream Hartmann at 9pm from AA . . . and listen to Ross starting at 1 AM. Think I'm up to it, Sparky?

Dale, I wonder how Styble would respond to that? They might end up chasing each other around the studio . . . (laughing here)


Sorry, just checked and AA is airing Franken again at this time . . .


oh i love to sleep...why do you like staying up so late? of course you probably dont have to be at school at 6;45 like i do........the butt crack of dawn, as i call it...


Sparky, that was the GREAT FLOOD, Noah's Ark was a vessel built at God's command to save Noah, his family, and a core stock of the world's animals.


I assume a libertarian-leaning conservative is someone who identifies as conservative, but who nevertheless holds some libertarian beliefs. Sort of like my analogue on the right. Such a person (I'm not talking about Hagel in particular here) might identify as conservative but nevertheless be pro-choice, anti-drug war, etc.


Well as profiteering goes, Olberman is sure doing a good job at it, but at least he is repectful to the president. Maybe some here should follow suit.


Well, I'm wondering on what you're basing the "step up." Don't you have to know which views are libertarian and which conservative? Or are we just talking labels again?


Steve is talking about his golden-haired fantasy, you, Sparky. Sure ain't me.


My last little comment for the night: I wish KIRO'd put Goldstein on in the early evening. I listened quite a bit last week and I liked him. He's pretty smooth, a fast thinker, was always respectful and reminds me more and more of Ross and Reagan. I think he really fits in well with those two.


Cheney is a nightmare. Frankly, almost anything is a step up from him.

So, anyway, looking at his record, I see why he is rated a libertarian-leaning conservative: they're using the Nolan chart. http://www.ontheissues.org/Senate/Chuck_Hagel.htm We differ on a lot of issues, but it looks like his support of immigration pushes him away from the type of Republican that currently dominates the government. So that makes him--to me--marginally better. He's no Ron Paul, though. I don't like the anti-choice, anti-flag-burning bits about him.


Michael, have no worry, you always meet my expectations.

Really, though, I love gossip, particularly media gossip, so keep it up. Just because I do something different doesn't mean I judge everyone with a keyboard by the standards of the scrappy little family newspaper I work for.

Happy New Year.


i always get Rue Paul and Ron Paul mixed up


I wonder what RuPaul's politics are like?

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      Multi-format: news and nearly all local talk. This is where classic KIRO AM news talk radio went... hopefully, not to die. The home of Dave Ross & Luke Burbank, Dori Monson, Ron & Don, Frank Shiers, Bill Radke, Linda Thomas, Tony Miner and George Noory.
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      Visit the burnt-out husk of one of the seminal right-wing talkers in all the land. Here's where once trilled the reactionary tones of Rush Limbaugh, John Carlson, Kirby Wilbur, Mike Siegel, Peter Weissbach, Floyd Brown, Dinky Donkey, and Bryan Suits. Now it's Top 40 hits from the '60's & '70's aimed at that diminishing crowd who still remembers them and can still hear.
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      Right wing home of local, and a whole bunch of syndicated righties such as Glennn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Medved, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Lars Larsony, and for an hour a day: live & local David Boze.
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      Syndicated liberal talk. Stephanie Miller, Thom Hartmann, Ed Schultz, Randi Rhodes, Norman Goldman fill in the large hole to the left on Northwest radio dial.
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      Once a rabid right-wing talker, except for Lou Dobbs, it's all business....