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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November 24, 2008


adam hartung

Recognizing that Fox first caught CNN, which had practically 100% share in cable news, we need to give Fox credit for a great accomplishment. That MSNBC has figured out how to catch Fox and CNN is a really significant accomplishment. Understanding how each did this can help us all compete more effectively to improve sales and profits - even in a tough economy like this one. Read more at http://www.ThePhoenixPrinciple.com


IMO Alan Colmes will never command a spot in prime time. If Fox wanted to pull a coup, they would try to hire Rachel Maddow away from MSNBC and hook her up with Hannity to generate some real fireworks. [Doubt Sean would be up for that tho, as it w/be too risky for him - she would likely show him up]. Colmes was always and will always be the sidekick type of personality. He has talent but is not telegenic and takes too long to make his point and when he does make his point it's weaker than it should be. His television days are likely over. Hannity too needs reviving and it may take some other personality paired with him to do that...otherwise he too made fade, as I predict Rush will...soon.


I posted on a TeeVee blog this morning that I though Rachel Madcow would be a wonderful one to debate with Hannity on a regular basis. It is too bad that she is tied to a contract with the inferior network.
Maybe that professor Hill guy, or Kirsten Powers. I think that Bob Beckel and Hannity would end up in a fist fight. Geraldine Ferraro might be good.
Who knows, but Colmes was getting stale and it would be boring with just Hannity.


Um why would FOX give a liberal his own show? Are all the MSNBC viewers going to change to FOX just to watch that limp sellout? I don't think he has any intention of staying with the network.


Liberals are on FOX, you blind fools - FOX is balanced, but not necessarily fair and balanced. I am not a Hannity fan and Colmes is not the best spokesman from the left (Bob Bechel, Carville, Kirstin Powers would be better).
However, the reasoning is not what the progressives on this blog would blather about.

FOX is not that different from CNN in that is sensationalizes stuff that emulates the National Enquirer because Joe Q Public seems to be more interested in that. There is a shortage of conservatives in the print media, which is oversight on their part.

susan g.

Sen Hannity would never let an A-list lib be the other half of his show. He is where he is because Alan is cerebral, a nice-guy, and almost timid in nature. He always come out looking weak. But put someone like John Kerry, Paul Begala, etc., there are many liberals who would have never let Hannity's fake arguments and rhetorical tricks get by. He is a bully, and uses the tactic of running out the clock in the question, then interrupting in the middle of the answer. It's not debate, it's schoolyard pigpile. He never uses these tactics against someone he agrees with... he never even asks people like Palin a follow-up question. Hannity could never dominate in a debate where he didn't control the rules. I teach high school rhetoric, and Hannity couldn't make it in debate where I teach, let alone college debate. He can only survive in a forum that's been created for him to succeed. It's show biz that is hurting America.


I would love to see a strong debater with Hannity. Please, not John Kerry. The man is smart enough. No doubt about that. But can you imagine that stiff personality night after night. The show would suffer. Steal Maddow away from the inferior network. That would be watchable.


Maddow might be interesting - she would challenge him, but MSNBC would be hurting if she left and that would be too f'ing bad. It's hard to image them debating in the same room - since they are so diametrically opposed on their views, but never say never.


Excellent post, susan g.


She wouldn't be caught dead on a faux news channel like Fox.

I saw somebody give Hannity his due. Can't remember who it was. Wasn't it posted on BW?

I'll try to think of it.

You'd think klueless, that out of all those liberals on Fox, they could find somebody.


Ph(Jo)anie has FNDS - Fox News Derangement syndrome. Why ? Because Liberalism is a mental disorder.

Hannity is too much of an ideologue along the lines of Malloy and Ed Schultz, but of the opposite persuasion. There are enough liberals on Fox so they ought to be able to find one in house to replace Colmes and make it more interesting.


wouldn't it be great if the could fill in colmes with mort kondrake? just a joking.
i love colmes line about now that he un-hannitized america. 'i got a dem congress, senate, and presidency. my work here is done.'
colmes never got much street cred from the air america or nut roots but he had a difficult task. just watch this clip and try not to laugh as colmes gets coulter to agree with him.

watch the last two minutes of this 5 minute clip

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