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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March 08, 2009



Ah, but lesser people are vulnerable to his propaganda. People like - shall we say - Michael Steele?

the GOP - the second coming of the Keystone Cops. I'm loving it.


It's good to see them step in the bucket of paint with Steele et al.


The answer to the question is : Far too many, but probably not as many as he would like you to believe.


I have to once again congratulate Team Obama for validating Rush Limbaugh and effectively turning him into the go-to guy for Republican policy making. At the time everyone was saying Obama had made a mistake by singling out a radio host but in hindsight that was a brilliant strategy and I'm sure they will be using this trick the next time Republicans try block something that's good for America. Sean Hannity is waiting in anticipation.


Michael wrote "The American public have no difficulty separating his amusing bluster from serious criticism."
Huh, yeah they do. Thats the problem.
I worked with a guy who bought dittohead t-shirts and a dittohead coffee mug, and was proud of it. He never realized he was the brunt of caustic humor, and this was a sawmill, quite conservative and blue collar. He was also an evangelical christian. Go figure.


Q. How many dittoheads are there?

A. Enough to make Rush Limbaugh an extremely rich man.


Yes, the number of dittoheads are making Rush rich, especially since the White House has drawn attention to him - they perceive him as a threat to implementing their Dimocrat control-freak agenda.

It will be interesting to see if they are able to show some tolerance and spar with him off and on for the next four years or if they try an end-run to work behind the scenes to try and have White House minions force out and diminish Limbaugh and others who dissent with them through threatening the sponsors or through the FCC. I have a belief that it will be the later - but again I hope I am wrong.


As for Michael Steele, maybe the Dems will try pelting him with Oreos- and display their racism, like they did a few years ago when he ran for Governor of Maryland. That would be another opportunity to propagate the demise of what they perceive to be the Republican party.


They should pelt Steele w/Oreos, the Stepanfetchit that he is. There are still plenty of southern R's gunning for him after the nasty chairmanship election, too. There's no small amount of racism left down in the deep south country clubs who are the "grassroots" of the GOP. A graft investigation is ongoing in Maryland because of a fony contract between a fat-cat and his sister's catering company. Seems the check was written but the canapes never arrived. This is more likely to get him fired (or indicted) than playing bum-boy to Rush.

Puget Sound

Love him or hate him, he delivers a prime demographic. Advertisers don't like to waste their money sooooo it would seem clear that Rush delivers what the sponsors want: customers.


In all this talk about Rush, we never hear about Weissbach. Did they cancel his show already?

"This is the show with no false gods and no sacred cows. It's the show that looks behind the facade; pricks the pretensions; and questions the veil that we're told is reality.
It's the show that encourages you to think - and once having thought - stand up and speak out."
Don't be bashful - voice your opinions on the show and in the Forum located in this site. Remember, in order to have freedom - you must be prepared to give it away."


in all this talk we never hear about joanie and the gay guy..how are they..hhmm..???

dave (not dave ross)

Obama continues to enjoy alot of popularity in the polls, at the same time americans see the government throwing trillions of dollars at a problem that is only getting worse. They dont trust government, each other or see an answer to a broken banking system that has repercussions across the world. Using rush as a diversion because he cannot fix the problems will more likely blow up in his face over the long run than it will damage rush or the republicans.

dave (not dave ross)

While it is true obama enjoys popularity in the polls, americans see trillions being thrown at our economic problems and the banks are still broken with likel worldwide repercussions, they dont trust each other and they see things getting worse. Using rush as a diversion will be more of an embarassment to the democrats in the long run than to the republicans.

dave (not dave ross)

its a parallel universe


I like that picture of Rush on the top. Like they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.


Speaking of dittoheads...Stephanie Miller and crew did a hilarious job of mocking Dori Monson this morning, because he said some things about Stephanie on his show last week..Jim Ward was SPOT ON on imitating Dori's voice, but the best part was when Chris Lavoie mentioned Dori's name--Stephanie thought it was a girl. hehe


I immediately turn off the radio or TV or I change channels.

He is the most negative and hurtful voice the country (as well as the Republican Party) has.
If he were the least bit positive he might develop a serious audience.
It’s time we ALL work together and help our president pull us ALL out of the mire we are in...Obama was elected by the people of the US. Does that tell Limbaugh something?

Oh, and by the way Rush, President Obama has been on the job for a whole 6 weeks......how about showing some respect as he grapples with the toughest issues a president has ever had to deal with.


"As for Michael Steele, maybe the Dems will try pelting him with Oreos- and display their racism, like they did a few years ago when he ran for Governor of Maryland."

Funny thing about that...none of the news accounts from media that were there mentioned anything about it...wasn't brought up til 5 days later, and then it was the oreos 'were passed around'...even Steele himself later denied they were thrown at him. Oh well, makes for a good victim story, right KS?


If that's the case, it was the Republican's bad. Are you sure you are talking straight or do you speak with fork-ed tongue ?


You're an idiot, Klueless.


That post to Mungo was none of your damn business. Oh yes, you are a brown shirt and a whack job, Ph(Jo)anie.


I see zero is going to appear on Leno.

If you libs had any faith in that empty suit you would be encouraging him to accept Rush's offer and bury Rush.

You dont because you know what the outcome would be.

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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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      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....