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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April 10, 2009



Michael Medved vs Thom Hartmann:


He looks so much like his father in that picture..I hear his dad liked to wear women's clothes.


This apparent phenomenon makes a number of progressive/regressives clamor for the Fairness Doctrine, like Schumer, Pelosi, Boxer - the typical shrill shrieking shrews...

Peter Cavanaugh

While I enjoyed reading Brian Jennings' new book, "Censorship: The Threat to Silence Talk Radio" , the title and content of Mr. Jennings' new offering seems silly.


It’s hard fitting “fair” into framework. As Supreme Court
Justice Potter Stewart once ruled on obscenity, he couldn’t define
it, but knew it when he saw it.

Having over 90% of government regulated, publicly owned
AM/FM radio airwaves devoted to right-wing
commentary is simply unfair. And this 90% plus percentage is, pun intended, a conservative estimate.

Such dominance in the last two decades came about through the
mechanics of “free market” economics. It's The Golden Rule 2.0."He Who Has The Gold-- Rules.
Commercial sponsorship
commands programming. Business loves Rush, Sean, Glenn and Mark.

As of this week, Fresno, California, has four full-time talk stations, KMJ-AM (580), KMJ-FM (105.5), KJZN (105.9) and KYNO-AM (1330), all devoted to Conservative thought. For example, between 9 AM and Noon, it's Glenn Beck against Rush Limbaugh vs. Dennis MIller opposite Laura Ingram.

In earlier times, the Federal Communications Commission
enforced what came to be known as “The Fairness Doctrine”. This
was a policy, not a law, firm definition proving elusive. It just
meant all sides of important issues should be heard.

It was never meant to shut people down, but open discussion up.

In August of 1987, under President Ronald Reagan, the FCC
abolished the Doctrine.

In August of 1988, Rush Limbaugh, through the magic of newly emerging satellite technology, began national syndication with radio stations unhampered by the need to
offer reasonable rebuttal. Ratings scored, profits soared and “Rush Rooms” flourished coast-to-coast. With lemming-like instinctive drive at
full throttle, rewarded by riches, the American broadcast industry
took a right hand turn, now intransigently locked in place.

Might I suggest that when 2009 financial covenants can't be met, taxpayer owned (or owed) banks should seize the stations and/or broadcast groups
which they funded and transfer the facilities in Federal
Communications Commission-sanctioned public auctions to local

In such transactions, former employees would receive special
consideration, including the opportunity to be considered for
small-business loans to not only gain control but participate in
common, community-oriented ownership.

It’s only fair.

Peter Cavanaugh
Oakhurst, California

Frank Provasek

unlike Print, Internet, Cable and Satellite...the airwaves belong to the people, and stations are licensed to "serve the public interest." Corporate radio has no right to use the public airwaves for 24/7 GOP talking points any more than if they tried to claim only Republicans could use the public roads. It's not censorship to give other viewpoints. The Republicans are all for "other viewpoints" when it suits their agenda...such as Creation taught in public school alongside evolution.

Gus O. Kahan

Unlike all forms of information the parasitic aggregator
will take and leave original work alone, isolated, bereft of its source material, like:
Now, right or left, lest we forget, History reminds us that we Humans have short Memories.
Scari.Org makes images for those who link to source material.
Perhaps source material is at least as interesting as those
who appropriate without attribution. The image is J. Edgar Hoover with forehead callus or zebiba. Please correct your image to reflect original content.
Please link to source material for authentic context.

Gus O. Kahan

-Where is you Webmaster-----------Parasitic Aggregator Blather Watch

Dear parasitic aggregator / incestuous amplifier, when you steal intellectual property you do a disservice to yourself, you steal the thought of others without attribution and you jigger the web to do evil. When you use images taken from others without linking to source material you steal the soul of what the web is about. As an parasitic aggregator you are killing the very source of you own inspiration. Please fix this now!
You have stolen images from Scari.Org

Link to source: http://scari.org/threats.etc.html
This is the second time I make my request: J. Edgar Hoover image is not yours, link to source. What happened to our other post on you "blog?"
This J. Edgar Hoover image belongs to Scari.Org and relates to a narrative that speaks to religious duplicity. It has nothing to do with your selfpromotion, either link to source or delete our image.
link to source now.
You are denying access of information by stealing keyword and image.

Link to source: http://scari.org/threats.etc.html

Please in the future regard our site with respect and make thoughtful posts
thank you, Gus O. Kahan of SCARI.ORG


I suspect he typed in J Edgar Hoover into Google Images and WOW IT'S THE THIRD PICTURE linked from this blog which you obviously already know about. I doubt the blog operator has ever heard of your site.

Gus O. Kahan

The SCARI.ORG image J. Edgar Hoover with zebiba was ranked #3 before Blather-Snatch stole both image and rank for its own end. As you can see the other image of zebiba-Hoover goes to another page from which Blather-Snatch has also stolen the "Little Kind in Crisis."


So your theory falls apart; I would guess he found my Justice Thomas or Don Rumsfeld and got excited about stealing something, "Maybe I'll just steal a little image of lessor importance and no one will be hurt."
When intellectual property is takeen from source material it hurts the web and the body of knowledge.
Scari.Org relies on image search for its traffic so when dim-wits steal it is vexing; creating yet another "Classified Meritocracy."
I think the Blather site is so manic and freakishly liberal; one overlooks the details to serve the greater good.
God Only Knows, I hate the right's willful ignorance banter too but discrediting one's-self to mirror the other is no way to gain
traction for global understanding.
As you can see, with a few searches, our RHYME OF HISTORY page is much trafficed.


I wonder where the gate keepers are on the Blatherwatch -- God Only Knows?



That is a lovely picture of J.Ed. When and where did you take it?
One other minor issue. Please do not confuse our little blog community with anything intellectual, property or otherwise. As you may have noticed, we have joanie. Intellect and joanie are like water and oil. You can store them together but they will not mix.

thaddeus quella

If BLATHER is so powerful, why use images?

it's gang rape by fellow Blathersnatchers, "PLEASE, DON'T MAKE ME SQUEEL LIKE A PIG."
So Parasitic Aggregation Bloggers are claiming willful ignorance as a path to enlightenment?
Incestuous amplifiers breed like the spawn of satan; making more more because less in not enough.
Yes Martha, more blogging is mo-betta cause we all gotta to flood the planet with incestuous skree.

If BLATHER is your calling then, make blather and leave images alone; your words should suffice.
If you wish to illustrate your narrative, then make what you must to drive the message home, but,
leave us out of your loop.
Yes intellectual you are not, like a Bald Eagle to carrion you snatch whatever you desire to get through to the next day's blog.
Now that you made it you can't leave it alone just keep blogging and blogging and blog some more. Perhaps, one day you will be all blogged out.

The Mormons call what they do "THE BLOGGERNACLE."


One might call what you do "THE BLATHERNACLE."


Here's hoping your "little blogging community" will lean on your own inspiration and leave others out of your loop.
I don't rely on your blather to inspire images and text, please reciprocate.
If you must, if you just can't help yourself, then link to source material and I will understand;
sometimes there's writers block and bloggers know better than anyone of this phenom.
As a media slut, there is much to be done, like making sausage, Blathersnatchers are driven by the need to use whatever is at hand,
"Hell Jake pick it up off the floor and chuck in the hopper, it don't smell bad, do it."
"It's not pretty but we got another blog out the door. Like George Bush, you did it because you could.

Just link to source,
thaddeus quella

Jake Lucci

Brian Jennings is the biggest tool Portland has ever seen!!!!!! Hes got local celeb and radio personality Chad Doing in cuffs!!!!! Because Jennings is old and out of touch with whats in. Jennings may have been good....in 1780 but now hes just destroying 95.5 The Game...

12th Man

When Brian Jennings programmed then-Conservative Talk KVI in the early '90s(in which he came to KVI from the old KING 1090), KVI had this business news sounder going "Da Da Da Dum Da Dum...De De De De De De". When he was programming KING, they took NBC off in the fall of 1990 & replaced it with ABC Direction for TOTH network news. This was blamed on Westwood One's ownership of NBC Radio. They should of gone with CNN Radio for TOTH Network News or maybe Mutual.

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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.
    • 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
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    • KKOL am 1300 KHz
      Once a rabid right-wing talker, except for Lou Dobbs, it's all business....