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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August 11, 2009



Why does MH periodically "bold" portions of his speeches?

Is that so that folks who only want to skim it can just skip to the bold paragraph and leave the other 70 pages alone?

I've always wondered this. Wonder, wonder, what a world of wonder!


Outrage is extremely effective both in politics and in talk radio. Outrage got Hitler elected, got Obama elected, got big ratings for Limbaugh, Savage, Hannity, Beck, and Dori Munson. Outrage will defeat the Obama health care bill, and defeat Democrats in 2010 mid term elections.

Billy Bob

Medved's analogy of having to scream louder to make an impact is interesting (even though he does plenty of absurd bloviating on his own).

But I would prefer the turd analogy.

You know, when you've eaten too much fiber and then you top it off with a strong cup of coffee.

You get the sudden cramps and head to the bathroom. And out comes a very satisfying and relieving long, fat turd. It's perfectly tapered and you feel so much lighter and better.

That giant turd is Limbaugh.

Then you realize there is something clinging to your, um, butt hairs. You wiggle as best you can while still seated, and off drops a small dingleberry which floats and bobs near the Limbaugh turd.

That dingleberry is most of the other right-wing wannabees.

To be fair, occassionally, you'll have mud-but and will deposit a stinky and messy glob. That's Hannity and O'Reilly.


Billy Bob, better watch your back. Coiler just might report you to [email protected] and report you for putting out some smelly information. Because here at the BW, the giant turd has always been your Neo-Com comrade Coiler.


Interesting analogy Billy Bob.
It is nice to learn that Coiler is more than just a bigot. Thanks nevets.

Mark C.

Obama is kicking ass on healthcare in New Hampshire. About time. We'll get a bill, it'depends on how scared the wusses in Congress are... they'll pay a price if they let the hysteria of the ramped up old men stop them from getting it done.


Curious Mark, have you read any of the House bill? I spent a couple of hours going through parts last night and have never seen anything scarier in my life. There's a reason the town hall meetings are falling apart, the plan is indefensible. I suggest you read as much of it as possible, I bet you would change your tune.


What is Tyranty?


It is Hannity's new name


Has President Obama read the HealthCare Reform(or is it Health Insurance Reform) bill? If you ask the man responsible for the "death panel" part he would say HELL NO he didn't.


Speaking of boogeymen. How about that Wall Street one President Obama used to pass the Recovery Act. And incase you have not been watching, since the Recovery Act that boogeyman Wall Street has grown in size almost 50% while Main Street has shrunk to the tune of 2 million jobs.


Which bill do you want him to read Steven...they are working on 5 of them in the House, and the Senate has not even written one..they left off at recess with several committees working on their own versions. Max Baucus is working on one, Ron Wyden from Oregon has his version...even when both sides eventually pass their own version, then they will have to reach a compromise bill.

David M

I've been a listener of right-wing radio pretty avidly until about a week ago. Much to the chagrin of my wife, friends and family, I couldn't get enough of KVI, KTTH and sometimes KKOL. It was amusing for a very long time but now these latest episodes have become so filled with complete irrationality that I can't take it anymore. I've moved on to 1090 just so I can hear normal people who actually exchange ideas. It's very refreshing and much better for my brain.


I know you think I probably just linked a WND or Drudge article above, but sometimes Sparky, you need to click, look, and read something else besides your e-mail to learn something.


David, after a week of 1090 you'll be brain dead. I hope you have good mental health insurance.


David M, I was in the same situation as you years ago. It was Kirby in the morning until Brian “Baloney” Maloney finished his split show at nine o’clock at night. KTTH was welcome after KVI fired Medved. As time progressed, I could no longer tolerate the one sided view of right wing radio, especially after commencement of the Iraq War. It was no longer conservative as the trailer trash element took over the movement and appealed to the uneducated masses. Many of them will argue with me when I tell them that President Reagan had no problems listening to those with an opposing point of view and got along with Tip O’Neill. Instead, they point to the moron of last eight years as the type of persona a conservative should be. Bush was a death knell for intellectual conservatism.


Then you must be a regular listener Nevets.


What was I thinking Sparky. You dont even read your e-mail. You just read the subject matter, click, copy, and paste at the nearest neo-com website in your favorites folder. So go one further step before you push that delete button, read them.

And sorry excon, I dont listen to 1090. I switched to 100.7 THE WOLF. I never really appreciated country music like I do now.


If you say so, steven, it must be true. I bow to your superior intellect.

Doug Parris

“In two years, talk radio has lost 30-40% of its ad revenues,” a fact directly attributable to John McCain and the insiders who engineered his “nomination,” Michael Medved among the foremost. The Conservative movement was disenfranchised by the RNC, itself, reaching out to the illusory “middle.” McCain represents their ultimate triumph and is emblematic of their future success.

“the 58% of Republicans who buy into the "birther" theories”
This demonstrates the genius in the Obama camp that is so underestimated by conservatives. By refusing to release his actual birth certificate, by putting a substitute on the internet, by continual stonewalling on the legal questions, refusing to respond in court, relying on liberal judges who rule that American voters have “no standing” to contest the issue and by simply ridiculing a significance that relies wholly on the Constitution, the Obama camp has lured the unsuspecting Right into an ambush, into believing that where there is smoke there is fire. They should have learned a different proverb: where there is Obama there is smoke. He is a citizen. It is his procedural obfuscation and unprincipled legal relativism that convinced them otherwise. Brilliant!

“…there is going to be some portion of the base that is going to ignore you and move onto someone who is more extreme.”
Right, Michael. And Michael. Freedom is extreme. Socialism is moderate. Right.

Michael Medved continues, deservedly, as liberals’ favorite “conservative” talk show host.


He is?? Im liberal and I think he is a goof.


Medved a liberal's favorite conservative? He hardly deserves that title as Alan Colmes is the conservatives favorite liberal. Colmes had his show on KVI for a while. Can't say I heard Medved on 1090.


Oh I know its true Sparky. One just has to look at your past posts here on BW to figure it out. Anyone with a mind not infected by Randi's neo-com wisdom that is.


what will be wee little man Monson's take on Michael Vick getting signed by the Eagles? i believe he should not have been signed by any NFL team. period.


Why not? He served his time; don't you believe in giving someone a 2nd chance. How GOD'ly of you.


it's a priviledge not a right to play in the NFL. Vick has served his time, yes. All that entitles him to is the right not to be harrassed, as long as he keeps his nose clean, and the freedom to find an employer willing to hire him, at whatever salary level he can obtain. He is not entitled to get the old job back.


Agreed! He obviously didn't get 'his old job' (Falcons) back, but he deserves the opportunity to shop for ANY job (that he might qualify for) and ANY employer can opt to hire him (obviously weighing what the down-side might be...i.e. picketing animal-rights folks).
Obviously the 'Eagles' have considered the down-side.


A drunk driver is a guy with a problem, who is capable of reform and redemption, even if he's killed people in a car accident. A person who hangs, electrocutes, bodyslams and drowns dogs to death, personally, for his own pleasure, with his bare hands, is a sociopath. Sociopaths cannot be reformed. Vick is simply a caught rat who is now doing what he has to do( contrite speeches, Humane Society appearances etc.), because it's a route to get back to the big bucks and glory of the NFL, not because he feels one iota of remorse.A sleazebag in Philly has chosen to hire him- i can't do anything about that. I can and will root against him and hope that he fails.


Apparently you're a psycho-analyst who has the ability to judge even though you've never met the man.
I can see you're a real 'glass is half-full' type of person.
Hope the Eagles go to the Super Bowl and that Vick leads them and that through his leadership and spokesmanship manages to reduce animal cruelty in this Country.
But you're certainly entitled to your expert opinion.

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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....