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    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
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    Hellishly long (5795!) list of radio streaming, steaming on the Internets.
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    "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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« Winter of our discontent: the Arbitron losers | Main | Open Thread: Rev. Jerry Falwell is dead »

May 15, 2007



What I can't understand is why Rev's Jackson and/or Sharpton don't organize and go after Rush's sponsors like they apparently did with Imus? Why do they let HIM off so easy? It would seem to me that they could have clip after clip after clip of 'evidence' against him? Why is HE spared their wrath?
Is it that they feel his listenership is so vast that it would be ineffective? Confounds me!


On Frank Shiers, We found out yesterday, That Frankie's ratings are in the bucket , right next too the Styblehead radio progam (it's more than just bad it's plan wrong) Frank tell's us every night at least 5 or 6 times, thru his show he was a school teacher , you would think after finding out how BAD thing's (Or As Vinnie would say TANGS!) are in Frankie radio Land , He would Learn! to change somethings
around and get something going , Now I see why he is not teaching , and from what he talked about last night ,
( Again Fast Frankie thinking on his feet !! got behind the MIC on KIRO 710 am. And started talking about Yep ! you Know the drill, Fast Frankie , talked about , What David Boze, Dave Ross, and you Guest it!!!! What Ron And Don talked about on there show . DUDE! Frankie ! Whats up the writing is on the wall and your still standing there with your pants down looking for better T/P paper on the ferries and not working on your show PREP


What? Ron and Don were warmed over Ross and Boze? Well, now I'm mad. :)

Hey, Duff, if they pick on everybody then nobody will pay them any mind. If Obama isn't offended, well, what can you do?


Rush was a commentator at ESPN, not Monday Night Football.


Yes joanie, I suppose you're right. May be he would be mad if he weren't running for Pres...doesn't want to miss out on any chance of votes.

Lets make Mrs. Clinton our candidate!


Mrs. Wall Street you mean? Mrs. Nafta, Mrs. Cafta? I'm putting my dinero on Obama, thank you.


I think its the audience that controls things: if you don't cross their lines and there are enough of them you can get away with racism, hate or whatever you want practically. See Rush Limbaugh and Howard Stern.

I found it really telling that the conservative jocks talking about the two firings brought up many other examples but left Limbaugh alone. I guess it goes to show you that they are much more willing to ignore blatant racism if one of their "boys" is doing it.


Duffman, if Sharpton called for Limbaugh's sponsors to drop him, it would only create more support from Limbaugh's core audience.

It's like the story I've heard about some conservative member of congress taking great joy when Jim McDermott made one of his extreme statements: one of his colleagues had to explain that in McDermott's district, his support goes up every time he castigates the Bush White House. Any time Sharpton criticizes Limbaugh, Limbaugh's audience figures that's one more reason to believe their guy.

Please, let's not get side-tracked into a discussion of McDermott's politics. I'm using the story to make a point about Limbaugh.


Gotcha rev; makes sense.

[Lets make Mrs. Clinton our candidate!]


cnn: news flash
"CN-- Televangelist Jerry Falwell is being given CPR after being found unconcious and taken to a Virginia hospital, Falwell assistant Ron Godwin says"

[Lets make Mrs. Clinton our candidate!]


I hate truely that promo spot where the lady "I started listening to Dave Ross when he went to Qatar. And Jerusalem?"

And I wish they would stop snipping out the breathbetweeneveryword! I take pleasure in knowing that must be tedious soul crushing work for the poor bastard charged with the task.


Oh no! Jerry Falwell is dead!


...and CNN further reports that he has died.

[Lets make Mrs. Clinton our candidate!]


Chalk one up for the good guys!


Wonder if he'll rise up in 3 days?


I guess Jerry is going to meet his maker. For his sake I hope he isn't judged for his deeds on earth because Jerry is in for a long hot eternity if so.

David Tatelman

I was thinking the same thing about Falwell. Maybe he'll have to spend eternity at Regence University or whatever that school is called.


"We don't know what to expect," an FM morning radio person told Blatherwatch. "We've toned it down for sure- problem is, nobody knows where the boundaries are."

Enter: Orbusmax with his giant Anti-Goldy boner (ie, "KIRO Talk-show host behaving badly" alerts)

He's worried about the sunset/dusking of WingNutRadio. Orbi tries to exploit these non-existant boundaries (any means necessary) in order to chase-off progressive talkers. Get his freeper goons to call-in and complain en-masse *

In other words, make a big stank about the 2nd Amendment, but always forgets the 1st... (not to mention Bush/Gonzo's least favorite: the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th)

* Note: When Orbi sends out his Anti-Goldy marching orders, I send an email to KIRO (PD, etc) alerting them about mass-emails from Orbi's boys.


99.9% of all radio talk show hosts do "safe" programs. Only .1% are even remote courageous enough to run the risk of being fired by pushing the limits. Seattle radio is populated by Dave Ross types who are even less controversial than lukewarm tapioca.

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