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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June 24, 2008

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DT

Black people are doing it themselves, then blaming it on racism.

Racism is but a fraction of what ills the black community. Most of it of their own doing, but you wouldn't know that from everyone always screaming the attention-diverting "racism!" as often as possible.

Tommy008

homunculus: a diminutive human; a miniature, fully formed person......... Monson just threatened to drop a fellow yesterday some months ago he bragged of threatening to knock the teet out of two minor boys who were standing behind him and the girls at a mall fastfood joint, using (horrors) foul language. Like his precious, perfect girls don't hear those words every day at shcool. If the boys had continued to use the words your girls might have had a withering attack of "the vapors". Note to Dori- drop the tough guy shtick. I doubt you've ever been in a real, serious fight with a grown man, or have seen firsthand the results of a punch strong enough to knock teeth out or break noses or jaws. You're just a pathetic little macho poser.

Upton

I doubt if doughboy Dori could drop a member of his girls basketball team let alone a real man

I didn't have much to do last night so I thought I'd give TBTL one more try. I tuned in to hear a invigorating discussion about kickball. After that thrilling experience, Jen informed the audience that she would like to do a tribute to George Carlin but she felt that he was too divisive. It's all about sugar and spice and everything nice for this pathetic entry into KIRO's lineup. Anyway, she ended up playing some movie clip that met with her approval. I was thinking who is this self righteous broad to judge one of the groundbreaking comedians of our time?

My original impression of TBTL had been correct, the program is for apolitical women and feminized men. I won't be tuning in again.

Tommy008

Upton, I tuned in only long enough to hear Luke bragging once again about what a bigtimer NYC kind of guy he is, who finds our city to be "provincial" at times-(note to Luke, are you living in 1980? Seattle was procincial in 1980. No honest analyst could call it provincial in 2008, only a poser who was trying to show how ultra-hip he is. My beloved hometown is moving at a thrillingly rapid pace {counted the const.cranes hovering above lately} to become something even cooler than New York.) l missed hearing mother hen prude Jen cluck cluck clucking over George Carlin. That is absolutely disgusting. A bossy, banal, dullwitted lightweight and mediocrity like Andrews turning thumbs down on a tribute to a brilliant comedian. Youre's spot on- a show for apolitical, nonthinking women and feminized men. Luke basically lets Jen boss the show, with his constant catering and obsequiousness towards her.

Tommy008

TBTL is a show that seems to be designed by someone who knows me intimately, including the exact circuitry of my "buttons", and then set out to design the perfect beast of annoyance, infuriation and irritation for me to listen to.

sparky

Very depressing, Bla'M. I hope what I read about today's young people not caring about color is true. But as long as the idiots (in all income levels) teach their kids to be racists, it will be a long slog to get past all this.

Tommy008

i watched a show last night about the racist serial killer who killed interacial couples and blacks for years before being caugt. Inadition to showing how sick and insane he is, he did say something interesting. He said that blacks were always bullying people and he hated bullys. Of course the guy is a freak job and no sane person advocates violence, but I've noticed that black males and some black women seem to be bullys much more than whites nowadays. I recently had some black guy in a gym insist on giving me unsolicited, overly aggressive advice on exercising. It seemed more like a guy trying to be a bully and have dominance rather than someone being genuinely helpful. When I've gone out on labor temp work crews with blacks , years ago, a large number of them were bullys toward whites and felt superior to whites. Too many of the black Metro drivers I've encountered, including one or two black women drivers, have been bully types. The vast majority of hate crimes in the USA are black against white, it's something like over 90%. Whites have behaved badly and been bullies toward blacks in the past, especially in the south, but i don't really see that now. It seems to be the other way around, at least in this region. Now I await Joanies braying donkey cries of "racist! racist!" for simply having the courage to be honest.

RadioWonkLance

If you'd like additional discussion on a related topic, check out African-American comedian and general Renaissance man Brian Copeland's show from last Sunday on the KGO archives, 9 am and 10 am hours (http://www.kgoam810.com). Rather than having Imus as a starting point, he started with Barack Obama's Father's Day comments and later a question of whether Obama's race or McCain's age would be a bigger issue in the presidential race.

RadioWonkLance

If you'd like additional discussion on a related topic, check out African-American comedian and general Renaissance man Brian Copeland's show from last Sunday on the KGO archives, 9 am and 10 am hours (http://www.kgoam810.com). Rather than having Imus as a starting point, he started with Barack Obama's Father's Day comments and later a question of whether Obama's race or McCain's age would be a bigger issue in the presidential race.

joanie hussein

You might be surprised, Tommy. I have worked with many Blacks and do currently work with several in higher positions.

This is an observation which has led to a conclusion - sort of.

Seems like people who have been controlled become the controllers when given opportunities. That can look like bullying.

I'm trying to be cautious because it is true that I notice that tendency to want to be in charge. It is also true of many women for whom I've worked.

But, perhaps it should be expected. White men have been in charge for so long, they take it for granted and are frankly easier to work for.

We're going through some cultural shifts and people are learning new roles. It is uncomfortable for me because I do not like being "told" what to do. I like giving input and being respected for my effort and knowledge.

It is a tough issue. But I have experienced the same thing.

And for the record, I don't think what Imus said should matter to anyone. It is perfectly reasonable he meant what he said in his email. But, who cares. Who's Don Imus but an overpaid talkjock?

Now, I'm ready for the accusations of racism and trying to couch it in "reasonableness." I don't think it can be done.

Bridget

>I doubt if doughboy Dori could drop a member of his girls basketball team<

I'm always suspected Dori would like to do something to the girls on his team and it doesn't include "dropping" them. He's a real, little, creep.

AuthenticAndrew

Dori is very boastful, and to some extent he's boasting with every utterance that spews from his mouth whether he's talking about his superior insights, intelect, life experiances or his wonderful family. His tone of voice says "this is why I'm hot". That's why I'm bothered whenever he mentions that he coaches a girl's basketball team. It's sounds as if he's bragging about that as well, like; "don't you wish you were in my shoes?" Keep in mind Dori isn't a high road type of guy. Whenever there's a story about strippers serving coffee or a cheerleader dying he puts up a picture on his website and tells his audience "a picture of the [young females] are up on MyNorthwest.com IF you'd like to see..." Because of course we all know WHAT SOMEONE LOOKS LIKE is crucial element to any moral dilemma.

But that's OK, he has good ratings. We reward people like him.

David Tatelman

Hey I certainly am no fan of the bully Dori Monson (http://homesteadbook.com/blog/?p=90), but I think the last 2 writers have gone too far. He coaches the basketball team because his daughters are on the team, plain and simple. Your insinuations about his motives are totally unfair.

Tommy008

i have to agree. let's not give Monson grist for his slander of us here as the "dregs of society". I don't have any reason to think he's a pervert or predator- just a girls' basketball team coach. Anyone making unfounded "amateur psychiatrist" insuations against him is being unfair. He IS a bully an arogant ass and a narcissist. Let's stick with what is real. Making unfounded accusations against Monson is like those certain lowlife reprobates on this blog who accuse me and others who don't tow the pc lib line of having mutual, one-on-one male masturbation sessions and "circle jerks listening to Dr. Bill".

Gay Gary

How is that every thread here, no matter the topic, always turns back to how much everyone hates TBTL?

AuthenticAndrew

Why can't these same things be observed with Dave Ross or R&D or any other host on KIRO? I can only work with what I've been given by the hosts themselves. If I've made anything up do let me know.

But in a similar vein, I don't think it's appropriate of Luke Burbank to involve his daughter in his radio show the way he does. He seems to use her as a living prop in the play he puts on for his audience. She submits her likeness to an endeavor in which he profits. Is she getting any payed? Some might say that exposing a minor to the public spotlight is harmless, I disagree.

I didn't like that Frank Shiers talked about his daughter on air, that seemed like a violation of her privacy and explotation for personal gain, but thankfully he and his awful show are gone.

sparky

Rodgers and Hammerstein had it right:

You've got to be taught
To hate and fear,
You've got to be taught
From year to year,
It's got to be drummed
In your dear little ear
You've got to be carefully taught.

You've got to be taught
To be afraid
Of people whose eyes
Are oddly made,
And people whose skin
Is a diff'rent shade,
You've got to be carefully taught.

You've got to be taught
Before it's too late,
Before you are six
Or seven or eight,
To hate all the people
Your relatives hate,
You've got to be carefully taught.

AuthenticAndrew

That's not entirely true. People have a natural bias to favor and trust people who are more like themselves whether it be skin color, culture, language, or whatever. Generaly speaking the less you can identify with someone the less empathy you will have for them.

sparky

Kids of different races play together happily. It isnt until they get older that they learn from family, media, friends, etc that they should be afraid of, dislike, suspect of or even hate people who are different.

Tommy008

It's true that Monson's constant mentioning of his girl's bball team is an extension of his general boasting but i don't take it the same way as Andrew does. To me it's part of the phony persona that he feels he must project- that of the suburban, ballcap-wearing,fairly expensive new car-driving white "good guy"- the church and community man. This image is betrayed as a lie by his actual bad behavior we can hear on his show. He's actually not a good guy. I recently replayed the podcast of the day he came on and trashed Nancy Grace after appearing on her show, making fun of her voice and pronunciation and other things. He's a nasty, meanspirited, petty little man. He's that man who mimiced Celine Dion's voice and pronunciations as she made a heartfelt tearful speec about Katrina victims and laughed and chortled at the sound of a man screaming after being tasered.

Tommy008

It's true that Monson's constant mentioning of his girl's bball team is an extension of his general boasting but i don't take it the same way as Andrew does. To me it's part of the phony persona that he feels he must project- that of the suburban, ballcap-wearing,fairly expensive new car-driving white "good guy"- the church and community man. This image is betrayed as a lie by his actual bad behavior we can hear on his show. He's actually not a good guy. I recently replayed the podcast of the day he came on and trashed Nancy Grace after appearing on her show, making fun of her voice and pronunciation and other things. He's a nasty, meanspirited, petty little man. He's that man who mimiced Celine Dion's voice and pronunciations as she made a heartfelt tearful speec about Katrina victims and laughed and chortled at the sound of a man screaming after being tasered.

Gay Gary

But in a similar vein, I don't think it's appropriate of Luke Burbank to involve his daughter in his radio show the way he does. He seems to use her as a living prop in the play he puts on for his audience. She submits her likeness to an endeavor in which he profits. Is she getting any payed? Some might say that exposing a minor to the public spotlight is harmless, I disagree.

I don't listen to TBTL enough (i.e. 3 times in 3 months) to comment on this, but I will anyway. I think it's appropriate how Dori incorporates his children, namely, he never has them on the show and he never actually mentions them by name. That seems okay. I didn't have a problem, necessarily, with how Shiers used his daughter, aside from the fact that his stories were boring and annoying as all get out. The once I heard the Luke Burbank Show where that shows host had his daughter on it did seem rather sick and there's clearly a reason he doesn't have custody. Particularly in the consideration that he seems to attract a small coterie of listeners who have a weird or unnatural obsession with him and his life (including one frequent commenter on this blog, even), the idea of regularly use his pubescent daughter seems reckless and irresponsible at its most innocent and downright menacing and disturbing on the extreme.

Brobdignag

Didn't anyone hear Dori as racist as I did? He is the one who brought up Rev Wright and the way the Rutgers women looked. He is a punk from Ballard 1975, and bashes black males any time he can.

Tommy008

this afternoon Dori took on the Olympia City Council for their law requiring that the city will only do business with companies that provide benefits to an employee's live-in partner if they are providing them to the spouses of the married employees. Or something generally like that. Why would a "good guy" be outraged by this? He's not a good guy.

Gay Gary

Upton, I tuned in only long enough to hear Luke bragging once again about what a bigtimer NYC kind of guy he is, who finds our city to be "provincial" at times-(note to Luke, are you living in 1980? Seattle was procincial in 1980. No honest analyst could call it provincial in 2008,


Well, first, I do think Seattle is pretty provincial, but I just had to download the MP3 (which, BTW, is labeled "Entercom Seattle" --- does their web guy know they're no longer with Entercom?) of that nights TBTL show and, O-M-G ... the host of TBTL spending awhile talking about how insecure he was having had to move from a "hip, happening town like NYC" to a "little sleepy, bywater like Seattle" without his normal maniacal giggling that is the listener cue to know he's trying to be sarcastic. What an absolute arrogant ass!

DT

As second in command to Michael on this blog, I want to remind people to keep their comments pertinent to the post's subject.

Thank you.

Gay Gary

As second in command to Michael on this blog, I want to remind people to keep their comments pertinent to the post's subject.


I apologize, I got carried away by another listeners comments and it won't happen again.

Tommy008

Years ago, I was at a Mariners game in the Kingdome and before the game they trotted out Dori Monson in a sportcoat and slacks do some pregame crapola- ball scores or announcements of some sort at a microphone at home plate. I was laughing into my Coke cup the whole time.

chucks

You are dreaming DT. Stay on topic?
If I think of something to share, I share. Same is true for most posters here.
Besides, last time I said what I thought about Imus, joanie said I was wrong. Can't risk that again.
(and I was wrong).

Tommy008

yes Gay Gary, that wa the outrageous comment that I didn't recall when making my post, but actually inspired me to make it- "sleepy little bywater like Seattle". I suppose one could quibble over whether we still have some provincialism- I guess anyplace can be called provincial against NYC- BUT THE SLEEPLY LITTLE BYWATER COMMENT was just total garbage. Sleepy little bywaters don't have a forest of construction cranes hovering over them.

AuthenticAndrew

DT is to this blog as dog shit is to dog hair.

Tommy008

Burbank might have a point in terms of Seattle not having a huge 24/7 clubbing scene or some such poobah,(who cares, nightclubs don't make any city) but the people of New York are just as provincial as Seattleites and actually probably less sophisticated-certainly less educated. Tom Leykis did another of his shows recently on why he hates NYC (his hometown) and is glad he moved to LA., in which he played a sportstalk radio station in NYC fielding calls from a bunch of local yokel "born and bred" Big Apple morons. As he noted , the three hosts pf the show all sounded as stupid and apelike as the callers. Throwing garbage onto the outfield at Yankee Stadium is pretty damn provincial.

Gay Gary

Whether or not Seattle is provincial (I take the view it is), it's just bad form to go on-air and tell your listeners what a bunch of yokels they are and how far your station and show is beneath you. I never tell my neighbor, Baron Vlad, that he's fat and ugly, even though he is.


I'd like to also take this moment to say "I told you so". In a previous comment I mentioned that the algorithm iTunes uses to calculate "Featured Podcasts" and iMix rankings guarantees anything new shoots up immediately and any brand new AM radio show podcasting should be guaranteed to achieve that marginal distinction for at least several months. Check TBTL - in this case barely a few weeks as it's already off, which is even faster than I could have imagined and indicates a dedicated, but *extremely* tiny, group of online listeners. Unfortunately, people of the generation which Burbank appears to have aged into, don't quite understand how this newfangled computer stuffs works and think things like having a pop-up open on your browser to inform you that you've been selected to receive a free iPod, or getting an email from a Prince in Nigeria or having a "featured podcast" on iTunes are indicative of "things".

Tommy008

There once was a fellow named Luke Who claimed no smell from his poop He showed disdain for us locals And called us all yokels As he yearned for his West Side stoop

sparky ( not the imitator)

Duffman must be back from his "trip."
And, he must be bored.

sparky

Well, notice he posted as coiler, called YOU a racist, but then he posted as ME, supposedly angry about it. He cant even keep his own little amusing story straight.

what a maroon.

Puget Sound

Uhh Sparky

How would you know 'he' posted as Coiler?
I mean, you would know if someone posted under the name of Sparky but how would you be so quick -within 6 minutes- to know that someone was posting under Coiler's name? Yeah, in the post Coiler took a shot at Joanie but the rest of the posting was pure Coiler.

Not making an accusation just curious how you could know a third party was using Coiler's name.

People wonder.

Gay Gary

Well, in light of this convo, I took the opp. to tune-in to the last 20 minutes of TBTL tonight as I was motoring about town and this is what I hear:

(1) The host of TBTL droning on about how he is the only person in his apartment who subscribes to the NY Times Sunday edition (there's nothing more annoying than hearing Oculus Bleu chitter-chatter about the Dining In section and he's my gay lover so I can only imagine it's trebled with the host of TBTL),

(2) The host of TBTL saying how, anytime someone criticizes him, he secretly wishes they were sexually molested as children. If said as a joke that really wouldn't be funny but he said it in an absolutely sinister and digusting way that was clearly no joke.

My general conclusion from several months of random samples now is that this guy is just one sick puppy and has some serious, serious, serious issues.

Gay Gary

Youth Radio Show Bites the Dust - BTW, I did not see this anywhere despite it's a month old, but
PRIs silly little nighttime radio program designed to appeal to youth (sound like anyone you know?), "Fair Game", totally crashed and burned and has been completely and utterly canceled into oblivion. Thirteen PRI freeloaders (It took 13 people to produce that show? Christ, it was almost as bad as the Luke Burbank Show! Meet the Press had a staff of 6 and it was a freakin TV show!) were thrown onto the streets as a result of the cancellation. Clearly nighttime youth radio shows (Nightside, Fair Game, etc.) are the DOT-COMs of the '00s.

joanie husseing

Sorry, Sparky. I just got home and tuned into the Duh'fman's fun. See, chucks, I do have a life. :)

Oh dear. Now you'll all suspect I'm the Duh'f.

What's a dildo?

joanie

Why the obsession with TBTL? Are you in crush with Luke? Hmm?

KS

The topic of this post was about Imus's comments. I thought Imus's response was clever - the politically correct police were coming after him and he turned around what he said and called the actual police on harassment of blacks like PacMan Jones. Get over it or be a dildo !

As for Dori Monson, why is he the most widely listened to talk show in his time slot ? There are a lot of Dori bashers on this blog, who represent a skewed sample. So go ahead, bark at the moon and call him a racist, whatever lifts up your skirts.

Gay Gary

Why the obsession with TBTL? Are you in crush with Luke? Hmm?


Which one of us are you talking to? I'm taken, Joan! (And if I weren't I'd be dating you! [assuming I were str8 and not as ridiculously and flamboyantly a gay-homosexual like I am]).

chucks

A few days per week, I get off work at 7:00 pm. I try to listen to TBTL on occasion. Last night, they spent the first 15 minutes talking about how much they weigh. Must be extremely important to look good on the radio.
As an aside, joanie, I am glad you have a life. Most days I wish you no ill. Life needs to include the four F's (friends, family, fun and...) It's good for all of us.

sparky

heh...that is very good, chucks! I wish you had called the program to say so!

Tommy008

There once was a fellow named Burbank Whose show could be called the "SewerStank" He sneers at our city Calls it "sleepy", t'aint pretty He's now a bigger ass than old Shiers, Frank

joanie

Doesn't Imus have a face for radio?

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