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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February 18, 2007



"As always, those who make the list use it on their resumes and promos; and those who don't- scoff at it."

Nope, even those on it don't take it too seriously. Some guys asked to be removed last year. Talkers sucks.


Every Michael Savage hater claims that his program stinks. Savage has the third highest rated radio show in America. Ronald Reagan was right...there is a big difference between the critics and the box office.


There is an undertone of jealousy that only a few of your favorite leftwing talkers (except for Ed Schultz and a scattered few others) made the Heavy Hundred. Evidently, there must be a reason for that to the chagrin of the Blatherwatch and Blatherwatch junkies...

OR do you think it is because the judgment of Talker's Magazine is flawed ? (To me, it is what it is and it doesn't really matter)


As far as Savage goes- anyone who is seriously disliked or hated by O'Reilly, Levin, and Medved can't be all that bad. In Medved 's case, I think it's mostly jealousy. Savage will do a show about his bad Chinese restaurant meal the previous night, stories we in his audience love to hear, and Litterman (Medved) will come on the next afternoon kvetching about how he dislikes hosts who talk about their bad restaurant meal the night before (although Medved's hamster-sized balls preclude him from mentioning Savage by name). Savage is number three and Medved is, well, , "America's number one show on politics and culture"-whatever that means.

blathering michael

KS: could be it's because overwhelming number of the 5000 talk hosts in this country are conservative. Talk show hosts are to liberals what creative and intelligent people are to conservatives- mutually exclusive.


OK, On a national level, there are way more talk show hosts that are conservative, but on a local level (esp. urban areas) there are probably just as many if not more liberal talkers. I'd like to see some actual numbers that confirm this nationwide.

Contrary to the urban myths that you seem to buy hook line and sinker, there are a good number creative intellingent conservatives (not an oxymoron in the real world). If your sphere of conservatives is only talkers, pulezze ! that is a skewed sample - ya think ?

blathering michael

just pulling your chain, KS, I don't really think conservatives are dumber, and less creative... although where's the right-wing Jon Stewart? the conservative Bill Gates? the Republican Soupy Sales?


Who is dumber; the people who make the irrelevant list or the people who publish blog articles about that irrelevant list?

Stephen Colbert

I always thought Dense Miller tried hard to be that Soupy Sales...I could be wrong.

blathering michael

I'm dumber- they're selling ad space and paying themselves...


agree, Michael. :) and you gave them publicity . . . you should have called them "an unnamed source."


Rabbi Lapin, show Rabbi of the racists, and "the man who mentors Medved" (could he be responsible for Litterman's ludicrous superiority complex, or was Medved just that obnoxious from birth onwards?) is fillling in for big Kirby this morning on KVI. Don't be fooled by the faux jolly, jovial persona- he's a hateful toad underneath the bloviating banter. Among other things, watch out for Kennedy family bashing. The good "Rabbi" has been known to veer into venomous and vicious tirades against various members of the clan, both living and dead. After the skiing accident death of one of the Kennedy cousins in the late nineties, Lapin could barely contain his glee, as he chortled that this death was "a cleansing of the gene pool".


Hood--you're a fucking cucumber.


Touche Tommy... Touche .. There isn't enough said on the Bull Shit Medved spews daily.. I now believe he trully passed out copies of his "pathetic" book to little ghosts and goblins on Halloween!!

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