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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April 26, 2007



Does Dave Ross' failed Valentine's Day Viaduct boycott count as on-air campaign organizing?


Speaking of Ross, I seem to recall a minor uproar about him continuing with his show while he was running for office. I wonder what would have happened had he won the nomination and faced off against a Republican in the general election? I think we all know how apoplectic Kirby and John would have been.

This does make things very difficult: Will we see the out and out politicization of radio in the future relegating talk radio into a 24x7 infomercial during elections? Is this good?

will down south

Uhhh...Ross did win the primary and run in the general election and lost.
You must have been sick from school that day.
Facts...what a nuisance.


will down south: they just ramble on..and on...and on...and on...and on...and on...and on...and on..and never really say anything. They just have so much time on their hands to be blathering idiots that they don't care. They need each other's praise and affirmation to exist I believe? Sickening.


Wow, Grave describes himself to the tee.


Yeah I think 'Grave' did. Get a life; buy a house! Oh yeah, excuse me, I guess you did without KIRO's help...what a bunch of crap!


"It was unfair, and unbalanced."

Maybe, but the newspapers around here all do the same thing. Their "editorial boards" pound a single side of an issue. They they give a (very) little bit of space to the opposing side, using that to show how "balanced" they are.

Recent cases in point would be the viaduct issue in Seattle, and the NASCAR track in Kitsap. In both cases, the papers took a side and stuffed it down our throats.


My fault, Dave did indeed win the primary...however how about you senseless tools actually argue the key issue: Weren't those of YOUR political ilk up and arms against him for remaining on the air? I thought so. See what I did there? Admitted an error (although it in no way invalidated my position on the issue). It would be nice if you could argue issues.

Grace, you consistently come here and repeat yourself lecturing everyone to 'get a life.' We can only assume that this is because you have no viable points to argue, which is the only thing that really matters on an internet board. Sadly, you must be one of those who assume that anyone who you perceive as liberal must be a penniless pauper. It almost makes me chuckle at your idiocy. I can see people who post here clearly drive you up the wall since you have nothing to debate other than a strawman you've erected in that pea-sized little lizard brain of yours.


I like you cowpot! :)


THUS SPAKE THE SUPREMES! So, Bla'M, admit the error of your ways. Give it up...you are wrong! The Deciders have spoken and the Word is final!

Isn't Grace married to Duffman?


You no insult my heritage!




I think the more liberal members of the Supreme Court in WA are somewhat intimidated and are bending over backwards to be fair to the right. Sometimes losing objectivity to be sure.

Remember the kind of campaigning the right did against Alexander? I really think these are a bunch of scared people. They should be willing to lose their jobs rather than lose their integrity.

Sorry, I don't think using the media - a commercial and expensive enterprise - to campaign directly is a fair use of the public air waves. One side had use of an important tool and free gift for which the other side would have had to pay mightily.

Common sense is the key to this one.


hmmm. Grace is married to Duffman, but ChowMing (who sounds like a main dish down at the Tai Tung) is insulted at the idea of that. Makes you wonder who's who? Can't imagine Duffman is married, however, he is Hung Far Tu Lo.


Hung Far Lo is a restaurant in Portland




Isn't Grace married to Duffman?

Actually Fremont, as mentioned here, I suspect the Grace/Duffy connection is closer.

Every time Grace shows up, Duffman is mysteriously absent. Sound familiar?

It's like Superman/Clark Kent except with a bad drag-act & "craven ignorance" as a superpower.


I wish grace WAS duffman, maybe she/he could liven this board up a bit like he used to do.


I wish grace WAS duffman, maybe she/he could liven this board up a bit like he used to do.

It depends on your definition of "liven up".

If you think "liven up" means the following, then perhaps:

A.) Using Drudge & a Serbian holocaust denier as sources to smear John Edwards & Al Gore

B.) Claiming to be a "left-leaning independent", but - along with using drudge as a source - buying into the wing-nut black-helicopter conspiracy theory of a "UN Tax" AND using a WingNutDaily book as a source.
(Note: check this book's "rave reviews")

C.) Incessently bantering - in all seriousness, mind you - about Hillary being our "standard bearer" & encouraging us to "jump on her bandwagon", yet claiming not to be a National Socialist Freeper troll


I know merci but he got things going and created activity and you must admit he was kind of funny at times.


I agree some of the most entertaining stuff on this board was the back and forth between duffman and mercy and duffman and joanie. Could have been a hilarious talk show.


Word all over the blogosphere is that Duffman is that guy they busted in Hong Kong for molesting his daughter and posting it on the Net.


Yes that's me in another life you fuck-ups! Very LAME!!!


This reminds me of the Ed Wood movie " Glen, not Glenda."


I think fuzznuts is Duff. Besides, what did Duff ever say that stood the test of consistency. Man, he bounded that fence more than anybody I've ever seen on this blog.

'Cept for Hillary. He does have a thing for Hillary! :)


Duffy really cracked me up over the milk that was waisted in the army. Major Ricketts was not amused.


OK, then Fussnuts is Duff who is Grace who is the molester. If it was Duffman in Hong Kong, at least he'd be doing something interesting for a change.


and getting laid.


Grace is gentle Duff's alter ego - perhaps his macho side. (I'd say feminine side, but that's obviously incorrect!) :)


What are we doin playing who/where is the world is duffman?


Sorry, can't take credit for being duffman. I think joanie is the duffer and sparky is grace.


lol..right. I may be many things, but an anonymous troll is not one of them.

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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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      Seattle's foremost public radio news and talk.
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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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      Syndicated right-wing 2nd stringers like Mark Levin, Bill Bennett, Mike Gallagher, Dennis Prager, Dennis Miller and Hugh Hewitt inhabit this timid-voiced neighbor honker for your radio enjoyment (unless you're behind something large like Costco).
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      Once a rabid right-wing talker, except for Lou Dobbs, it's all business....