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 26, 2009



It's comical that only now after they lose political influence that they complain about how boorish they've become. They've been low brow since 2000, from Bush talking to Blair with his food in his mouth to Michael Savage wishing AIDS upon gays.

Obama did a great thing by putting a spot light on Limbaugh. I sincerely hope mainstream conservatives come to identify conservativism as what it is, fearmongering and reactionism, and warm to the idea of helping others with their tax dollars.


The highest paid and most listened to political talkers in radio are reich wing blowhards. Limbaugh, Hannity, Savage, Ingraham, Beck, Boortz, Levin, and Medved enjoy a combined income of over $500 million/yr. Reich Wing radio is booming and generating millions in profits for syndicated radio.


You miserable wretches of the left keep complaining as the above mentioned conservative hosts continue to soar.

Pity you cant get one of you own to compete. Never have-never will. They have nothing of value to say nor can they generate any interest. The market is the judge and it has judged correctly every time on the left wing wackos.



I’m with you_those “miserable” Lefties over at the American Conservative_Ooh wait!!!

Isn’t that a very Conservative “Right” leaning magazine???_and therefore the writers are of Conservative Right-wing stock NOT a leftist bunch of “wretches.”?!

See Mrogi_YOUR typical response is a prime example of how most So-Con Right-wingers tend to discuss/debate a topic, on the merits. You DON’T discuss it at all.

Instead you immediately jump to name-calling and attempt to CHANGE the topic. Can you people stay ON TOPIC?! Any issue you don’t understand_or refuse to acknowledge _is dismissed or ridiculed THEN dismissed right on the spot.

It’s pitifully reflexive, characterized by “habitual and unthinking behavior.”

As for the “left-wing wackos” not being able to compete with right-wing talk-radio:

Umm_in case you haven’t noticed (and I’m guessing you haven’t) the days of talk-radio’s influence in terms of “REAL” power are gradually diminishing. It’s called PROGRESS.

Yes, Limbaugh and his ilk will have a following as long as they are on the air. I honestly don't believe it matters anymore.

You see, Thanks to advances in IT, Obama and his team were able to achieve all kinds of successes…to say nothing of winning the Presidency.

Simply put: Obama didn’t need_and doesn’t need_ “talk-radio” to get his message out OR to raise massive amounts of $$$ for his campaign.

His team uses the INTERNET in innovative ways the Republican Party doesn’t even know exist!

BTW: I’m a moderate/conservative Independent.


truthiz is spot on


Reason has been overwhelmed by propaganda, ideas by slogans.Talk radio has contributed mightily to this development."

That's why it is impossible to have a conversation with anybody about politics on this blog. Reason alone cannot undo or defeat slogans and propaganda. It takes a crisis.

And Mrogi correctly labels this brand of talk radio "reich-wing." Making millions off the small-group that remains loyal to these propaganda-meisters who spew bigotry and hate and greed? The dumbed-down, lowbrow conservatism- the mouthbreathers, the racists, the good 'ol boys, and the Bible-thumpers whom talk radio has aimed itself at?

Fine with me.


The American Conservative does not represent the "Right" that you think it does. This magazine is the mouthpiece of Pat "Air America" Buchanan. He no more represents the Conservative movement than Rachel Maddow does.

Pat's credibility on the right was lost several years ago when he ran a stupid Third Party presidential campaign. He is disdained in what you would call "Neo-con" (Dennis Prager, Michael Medved, Hugh Hewitt) circles and has far more in common with "Progressives" than with, say, Rush Limbaugh.


Mykelbe, Michael said this was a Buchanan-symp site... does that mean the remarks by the writer are invalid? I don't thinks so.


Habu: too bad you can't find "one of you own to compete" in national politics. Republicans are conscientious objectors in the War of Ideas.

Oregon Coast

The Senate Bill with the Fairness Doctrine passed today 87-11. I am anticipating that this may soon be ballyhooed on this blog, but NOT SO FAST... the following amendment (#591) was also attached;

"- The amendment by Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) would achieve the same goals of the Fairness Doctrine through backdoor FCC regulations. His legislation forces the FCC to “take actions to encourage and promote diversity in communication media ownership,” an attempt to dismantle successful syndicated radio programs. The Durbin amendment would hurt small, local radio stations who depend on popular syndicated programming for listeners and revenue."

Seems like some shuck and jive going down by the "Progressive" Left. In other words, the headline of Fairness Doctrine being revoked was defanged by the "Turban" Durbin amendment. The door is open for something similar to it, under a different guise to be inflicted on the airwaves. No surprise - pretty much as I predicted.

woody held

I bet that conservatives are abjectly grateful for advice from liberals and Buchannanites on where they went wrong and what they need to do to get the ship righted.

Just what does Pat B. stand for these days? A return to the Nixonian era?


Nice try Oregon Coast..you have sand in your shorts:

WASHINGTON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate passed an amendment on Thursday that would bar regulators from requiring broadcasters to give equal time to all points of view, a ban strongly supported by some Republican lawmakers.

The legislative amendment, sponsored by Republican Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, would prevent the Federal Communications Commission from reimposing the so-called Fairness Doctrine to all broadcasters. It was repealed more than 20 years ago.

Aides to President Barack Obama have said he has no intention of trying to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine, but that has not stopped some Republicans from raising the issue.

Oregon Coast

"Nice try Oregon Coast..you have sand in your shorts:"

Are you in denial ? Go back and reread what also passed. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what actually went down if you decide to take off your blinders. Why do you suppose that Reuters omitted the part about Amendment 591 ?
It was also part of this bill that gave DC and Utah an additional representative.

True, that Obama said that he did not want to reinstate the fairness doctrine - As former President Reagan said (of the Soviet Union) - "Trust, but verify..."


What have you got against fairness, OC?


I notice persons named after geographical regions have the same similarities.


Furthermore, it shows the complete intellectual bankruptcy of the Republican who started our country down the road to ruin nearly 30 years ago. His cracks about the government are really ironic now that his party's minions are all of a sudden screaming to feed at the public trough. Said screaming, because of the colossal Republican mismanagement of our banking system and of our public affairs in general. Mr. Reagan's statements are a textbook example of the all-too-familiar Republican unwillingness to take responsibility for themselves. I'm sure his answer to all this would be, "There you go again!


I read through the article, baring with it to try and find what it offers. I have to say, it seems like the main contributor to Derbyshire's article was Michael Hood.

In all, the whole thing concludes that Conservative talk radio has to be like this 'one show in Britain' to meet the writer's standards of conservatism. If he said it honestly, he wouldn't make his dough as the magazine's writer.

So whoopty-do. Is it so surprising that there are SOME conservatives that agree with Hood on talk radio?

anonymous in the midwest

Well, I'm an ex-republican. After 25 yrs I changed parties. Now I absolutely cannot stand the far-reich and am embarrassed that I was duped into voting republican for all those years. To my credit, I was only a ditto-head for about 6 months (and I couldn't take it anymore). The GOP isn't even conservative; it's like a combination of the ku klux clan, nazis [insert the word "liberal" in place of the word "Jew"] and religious fanatics who want the world to end so maybe, Jesus will come back (don't want those types near the red button).

Hell, maybe Obama will actually use my tax money to better the lives of middle-class tax payers like me instead of funneling it to his rich friends and deregulating to the point that his rich friends can steal my pension too... like Bush did (all in Jesus name of course)

Only an idiot holds Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity in high esteem at this point in time. I might be a slow learner (took me a few years) but even I finally put 2 and 2 together.


anonymous in the midwest.
Go screw yourself you phoney piece of shit. I doubt that the most liberal moron on this site buys your line of crap.
(well, maybe joanie, but that is special circumstance)


I agree that the GOP isn't conservative.


"I doubt that the most liberal moron on this site buys your line of crap."

well let's check. what say ye coil


Are you saying Coiler is the "most liberal moron on this site"?

Dave (not dave ross)

good topic today


Pat Buchanan is conservative god. He just hates neocons, and doesn't always think Israel is perfect. He's principled, and calls 'em like he sees 'em, even if he would be comfortable in the Jurassic.

blathering michael

AJ: I wouldn't be whoopty doo-ing seeing you "baring with it." Keep your clothes on around here.


HaH! Adventures in spelling...


The reason the left has no widely popular radio hosts is because common sense is not particularly entertaining.

Corporations make more money when people vote Republican. The only way anyone making under a quarter mil would ever vote for the current crowd of Republicans is if they were brainwashed and scared to death. Hence, corporate profits rise while they fill our airwaves with hours and hours of hate- and fear-filled propaganda to sway frightened and inadequately trained thinkers.

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    • KIRO 710ESPN Seattle 710 KHz
      Games and sports-blabber
    • KIROFM 97.3
      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.
    • KUOW FM 94.9
      Seattle's foremost public radio news and talk.
    • KVI am 570 KHz
      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.
    • KTTH am 770 KHz
      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.
    • KPTK am 1090 KHz
      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.
    • KLFE AM 1590 kHz
      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).
    • KOMOAM
      News, traffic, Ken Schram and John Carlson.
    • Washington State Radio Stations
      Comprehensive list of every danged AM & FM station on the dial.
    • KKOL am 1300 KHz
      Once a rabid right-wing talker, except for Lou Dobbs, it's all business....