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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January 16, 2011



Well, I guess we're back. It was so quiet that I thought we might have faded into a quiet little radio blog again.

Getting the right to even suggest that some of their talkers might be inflaming unstable people appears to be a futile endeavor. What if you posted a quote a day from the right and dared the people on this blog to match each one with one from the left?

I don't listen to right-wing radio because I don't want to hear it and of course I don't like their "me" politics.

Regarding Levin: would the court hear such a case? He'd be'd be the worst sort of hyocrite, wouldn't he? Making work for all those lawyers the right seems to hate. Unless, of course, he plans to represent himself. What an idiot.

Doesn't surprise me he's threatening. Isn't that what they de? Try to instill fear? He's with the program. Just another right-wing fear-monger.

Anonymous in Tacoma

the silly woman that Tommy was talking about, the one that sounds like an onair Joanie, is coming on KGO 810 right now.


Oh, and you're going to listen to that silly woman. Isn't that sweet. Maybe you and Tommy could have a late date and listen together.

Anonymous in Tacoma

i'm listening now and she truly is silly. A silly, silly woman talking about "colored " drinking fountains, refighting battles long ago won for the good. The reality of racial hate nowadays is a reverse image of the '60's. It is the guy in the D.C. Metro station on Foxnews tonight who was beaten for sport by a group of cowardly black teen animals so several other black teens could video it with phones and cameras.

Anonymous in Tacoma

everyone else living in the real world know this already without me saying it, but for Joanie's benefit i should mention that the guy being beaten was a white man.


Levin and other mouthpieces of the right, like the US Chamber of Commerce want tort reform for us and the ability to sue for them. There was a good segment on this on Ring of Fire this weekend.

"And Linda Lipsen, the CEO of the American Association for Justice, will be joining us to talk about how the US Chamber of Commerce is restricting access to the courtroom for average citizens, but filing a record number of lawsuits on behalf of their corporate buddies."


Just a thought...

If words and images have no effect on people, why do we have advertisements?

Why do parents sometimes demand that a certain book be removed from a library?

Why did parents demand ratings on movies and CDs and video games?


Levin is absolutley right.


"Why did parents demand ratings on movies and CDs and video games?"

I am not so sure it is parents but nosy assholes who want to tell others what to do...


Great comment from a great article in the NYTimes this morning:

"Unlike Americans in the television age, who shared the common ritual of watching an Ed Sullivan or a Walter Cronkite at the same hour every night, modern Americans increasingly customize their information, picking up radically different perspectives from whichever sources they trust — Fox News or MSNBC, Newsmax or Huffington Post. There is very little shared experience in the nation now; there are only competing versions of the experience, consumed in such a way as to confirm whatever preconceptions you already have, rather than to make you reflect on them. "

Here is the link


I watched "The Next Chapter" which was a panel of diverse people on CSpan last night talking about our current society

The discussion which happened Thursday included the comment about Cronkite. Also, I didn't know that the original tea parties started out being rich older white men. And the third thing that struck me was the belief by Dana Milbank that the economy was correcting itself One of the business-side guests said there's a whole bunch of foreclosures in the pipeline and things looked bleak.

Also, a pretty fair discussion about welfare for Wall Street and nothing for main street. Most agreed that Wall Street needed to be bailed out but where were their obligation to main street?

BTW, I also watched a wikileaks panel at Seattle Town Hall with Mike Fancher formerly managing editor of the Seattle Times as one of the guests. That was an informative discussion. Really good. It is down in the middle of the page.

And finally, another good speaker: Allison Stanger author of OUTSOURCING AMERICAN POWER. There's no better way to learn than by watching/listening to the best and brightest. Unfortunately, they cannot run wars. This one is not on video yeet. Have to watch on Seattle Channel.

Did you all know that we are now tenth in opportunities for upward mobility? They talked about American exceptionalism. Some people's belief's die hard.

Anonymous in Tacoma

i thought Eric gave you the creeps......


I find it interesting that “Anonymous in Tacoma” labels hoodlums in DC as ‘animals’ but an assassin in Tucson? Not so much. Maybe now that I have pointed it out, this will change. Or maybe I will be labeled too. Also.


So, does Glenn Beck intend on scaling back his rhetoric?

"Tea parties believe in small government. We believe in returning to the principles of our Founding Fathers. We respect them. We revere them. Shoot me in the head before I stop talking about the Founders. Shoot me in the head if you try to change our government.

I will stand against you and so will millions of others. We believe in something. You in the media and most in Washington don't. The radicals that you and Washington have co-opted and brought in wearing sheep's clothing — change the pose. You will get the ends.

You've been using them? They believe in communism. They believe and have called for a revolution. You're going to have to shoot them in the head. But warning, they may shoot you. They are dangerous because they believe. Karl Marx is their George Washington. You will never change their mind."

One of those to whom Beck was screaming was Byron Williams who was apprehended following a police shootout as he was on his way to San Francisco to kill people at the ACLU and the Tides Foundation. In a prison interview he said...

"Beck is gonna deny everything about violent approach and deny everything about conspiracies, but he'll give you every reason to believe it. He's protecting himself, and you can't blame him for that. So, I understand what he's doing."


Levin is a little, squirrely lying sack-o-crap whom I would gladly bitch-slap if in his presence. THAT'S RIGHT, I SAID IT!"

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