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 28, 2009




Mark C.

Sure would love to see La Rsza on Kincaid Street street, kicking up a fuss in Bud Norris's face.


Beck is a local boy who made good. His cable TV ratings leave the entire TV broadcast news industry gasping in stunned amazement. He currently draws bigger numbers than Hannity and O'Reilly. Beck's TV audience size is now 4 times bigger that Olbermann's. ASTOUNDING.


Which means what, most of those watching him don't read the newspaper, or at all or don't have Internet access? It really only states what people are doing at a particular time of day if it's accurate. It doesn't include the other several million watching other non-cable network news, or other cable shows, or working a second job. Beck transfixes people the same way the Manson trial did, the OJ Simpson car chase or a train wreck does. It is the height of hubris delivered for disaffected middle America.


Yep, mrogi. Just goes to show that everybody will stop and watch an accident happening. And I guess you'd be in the front row.

Coiler, don't ask. mrogi is code for money. Apparently he doesn't have very much and really, really wants it.

Dedicated to mrogi:

I propose that Michael open up a thread listing things that we think mrogi would do for money:

cut off the ears of elephants under the big tent

toss cats into the ring at a pit-bull doggie show

run horses off a cliff for the enjoyment of the ticket-purchasing spectators below

c'mon mrogi, what else would you do to exploit deranged people into ponying their hard-earned money to make your first million? Is there anything you wouldn't do?


BTW, I wonder if "Bud" will get reelected if he does this?


AA: Who are you referring to as "hicks"? Bud? Glenn? Certainly not the fine people of the Skagit Valley?

Is a hick better or worse than trailer trash? Better or worse than white trash? Better or worse than wet back? It sounds kind of folksy, so maybe it is not an insult, maybe it is a compliment.

BTW, I do not live in Skagit county; I just object to the use of derogatory terms for people we feel superior to.

I wouldn't be surprised if there isn't some protestations of the Mayor's action.


The reason that Beck and O'Reilly have such high ratings is that so many people have contempt for the mainstream media and a thirst for alternative reporting - in hopes of finding the full truth. People are downright pissed off at the lack of objectively shown by these libtards in the media since this president was nominated over a year ago. The Soviet Union had no edge over our media in hiding the truth.

To be curious is an important quality, that many people have. Anyone who believes the liberally based media at their word is stoopid, mentally unbalanced and/or recovering from an Obatomy. If Mt. Vernon had the mindset of Seattle, there would be big protests about this, but thank God it doesn't - there are way fewer abnormal folks up there. There will still be some people who are bothered, but fewer than you resident progressives want to believe.


If that's true, klueless, why do so many more people listen to mainstream media than Beck and O'Reilly?


Listen to mainstream media - on the radio ? I don't think so.

Where do you get your "facts"
Ph(J)oanie ?


Klueless, you're still klueless. And confused.


We go with Mom and Dad up to Mount Vernon every year to attend the Tulip Festival and have a lunch. I guarantee that will end if the mayor goes through with this. Beck is simply a foul-mouthed FM jock gone political for money. I cannot believe a person like him could be exemplified as representing the values of this small town.


Is that all you have Ph(J)oanie ?
How about doing your homework before spouting off ?


I was born in Mt. Vernon and I fully agree, JP. That he is even contemplating this makes me think he ought to be fired.


Those abysmal "I Love Money" reality shows on VH-1 get more ratings than Beck does.

Moral of the story: credibility/relevence is not measured by ratings

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I was born in Tr. Vernon and I fully agree, JP. That he is even contemplating this makes me think he ought to be fired.

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