take your answer off the air...

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  • Talker's Magazine
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  • The Advocate
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Orbusmax
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  • The Radio Equalizer
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March 01, 2011



I feel so sorry for the poor little Mormons.

After years of being vilified for having multiple wives and for their 'No Niggers in Church' policy, they finally start to gain a little respectability. They even get a handsome douche who might be a presidential candidate.

But, lo and behold, the man who turns out to be the most famous Mormon in the history of their idiotic cult turns out to be a stark, raving lunatic.

Good going, Mor-muns!


Progressive liberal Media Matters is your source? You gotta be kidding Mr. Hood. You can't do better than that? There must be other "liberal" sources. You're just as bad as Beck, per your opinion, but on the other side of the fence. We all know your bias, but this is comical.


Censor what you don't like? Nope. Just don't listen. I'm disappointed by this.

Right Leaning and Right

I, of course, will write a letter expressing full support and appreciation for the opportunity to listen to Beck on KTTH.
Thank goodness ratings influence who is on the air rather than the ass holes at Credo Action that don't like a program and thus don't want others to have access to it.


Republicrat: what's the problem with "biased" sources? Every information outlet has bias of one sort or another; it doesn't change whether any particular piece of information is correct (or cited in context) or not. If you think any of Credo's (it's not Media Matters that originated this) assertions are wrong, specify them.

Given the ratings, it seems to me that Seattleites have already said pretty clearly they're not interested in Beck on KTTH. But I gotta say, there are thousands of petitions on the web urging people to boycott or censor this or that. Not sure what makes this one post-worthy. Twice.


Can't help you with that one...
I like Glenn Beck's radio show as well as his TV show.
As far as Beck being the spark that fuels violence...
He constantly goes out of his way to tell the Tea Party members and all of his viewers and listeners that "violence is not the answer to any of the problems our country faces."
I've been a regular listener of Beck's since his show took over from the Sytman and Bose show on KTTH and he is taken out of context by liberals more than any other voice I've heard.
Beck uses humor often and he gets jumped on by those who will do anything to discredit him.
I like "Right Leaning and Right's" idea...
I may have to e-mail KTTH as well.


Better yet, have someone list his sponsors and let us contact them.

I'd do it but there's no way I could listen to the raving lunatic for 3 minutes, let alone 3 hours.

South King County

I predict this post will work to get Beck off the air about as well as all of the Blather posts to get rid of Dori Monson.

Dangerous rhetoric ? Make me laugh... Rat B has it correct. Hood must be a FOG (Friend of George) Soros with the repeatedly Media Matters references. Sorosand his henchmen have gone to Fox and asked them several times to silence Beck and take him off TV.


Bla'M!! You're a friend of George??? Come on..you've been holding out on me. Hit him up for some bucks--Ihave that SPU Admin. Certificate student loan to pay off!


All is not lost when there are some reasonable people still occupying the North American continent.

Regulators Reject Proposal That Would Bring Fox-Style News to Canada

The reason: Canada regulators announced last week they would reject efforts by Canada's right wing Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, to repeal a law that forbids lying on broadcast news.

Canada's Radio Act requires that "a licenser may not broadcast....any false or misleading news." The provision has kept Fox News and right wing talk radio out of Canada and helped make Canada a model for liberal democracy and freedom. As a result of that law, Canadians enjoy high quality news coverage including the kind of foreign affairs and investigative journalism that flourished in this country before Ronald Reagan abolished the "Fairness Doctrine" in 1987. Political dialogue in Canada is marked by civility, modesty, honesty, collegiality, and idealism that have pretty much disappeared on the U.S. airwaves. When Stephen Harper moved to abolish anti-lying provision of the Radio Act, Canadians rose up to oppose him fearing that their tradition of honest non partisan news would be replaced by the toxic, overtly partisan, biased and dishonest news coverage familiar to American citizens who listen to Fox News and talk radio.

Golly gee. This must be another liberal conspiracy. After all, the article was written by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. So, it must be wrong. I'm sure Canada didn't really reject a fixed-news format and this is all one big fiction dreamed up by Kennedy.

Right, Geniuses. The unfortunate part is that you're too dumb to know what you do. And you will be too dumb to take any responsibility when some nut - someone nuttier than you - targets Piven and we have another Gabby event.

You guys sound like a bunch of fifties D- greasers smoking in the parking lot chuckling about your next game of chicken instead of actually learning anything in school. Imbeciles.

Oh, BTW, it is not name calling when the names are accurate.


The Mormons are an evil cult. I just got through watching a real life trial on TruTV, where a lawyer and his wife turned to a Mormon Church-run "tough love " boot camp type orgainzation that has various facilities where problem, rebellious teens are sent by their parents to be "broken", backed up by court orders. They can even be kept on these hellholes past the age of 18 with a court order. These parents sent their teen son to the camp these bastards run in Western Samoa. I believe this is probably their most severe place since unlike their U.S. facilities the camp administrators can get away with things not permitted by U.S. law. This teen adopted son of theirs was hogtied, humiliated , forced to live without running water, isolated on a blazing tropical beach in a "timeout" hot box, on and on. The guy hated his parents so much for sending him into the cutches of these od these sick, sadistic Mormon bastards that once he got home in the U.S., he hired a hit man to kill his parents. The shows featured interviews with various former graduates of this hellhole, and other places run by this boot camp group who have serious PTSD from their time there.

Stephanie-----for Sparky!

Oh, BTW, it is not name calling when the names are accurate.

Posted by: joanie | March 01, 2011 at 11:09 PM

Sparky, is this what you meant by your request for people to stop the name calling?


Sparky is not my mother. If you have something to say, say it to me or don't say it. You're an imbecile, too.


"Oh, BTW, it is not name calling when the names are accurate."
Posted by: joanie (a true cunt)


I'm pretty easy going on the language thing.
Name calling, swearing...
It's no big deal to me in general, and quite often funny, but did Chuck really just use the "C word"?
There's a few words that never seem quite right...
That's definitely one of 'em.
Come on, Chuck... Get it together.


How would an imbecile know?


Last comment not meant for you, Bastard.

Kent Larsen

It is surprising that so many commentors here have no problem with using the same kind of hate speech that they accuse Beck of using. Its apparently OK to criticize Beck for its inaccurate and hateful statements about others, but its apparently OK to make hateful and inaccurate statements about Mormons.

Now I'm in a dilemma about whether or not to sign this petition. Do I sign and hopefully get someone off the air who I think does not help resolve problems? Or do I not sign because I can't support this kind of hateful language?


No confusion Joanie, I figured that comment wasn't for me...
I just hope that Chuck doesn't kiss his dog with that mouth.

And Kent, go ahead and sign the petition if you don't like Beck being on the air here.
I e-mailed KTTH last night to say how much I like his show.
It's the free market at work.

Radio Queen

All name calling, regardless of its intensity, is derogatory and inflammatory. It actually weakens your argument when you have to resort to it to make your point.

Audio-Slave--for Sparky and Radio Queen

Radio Queen:
You are correct. Posters like Joanie (a school teacher!) demean the entire profession with her inability to argue/debate in a cogent fashion with Chuck.

Chuck, you have the street savy and good manners to make a better impression then to use such an ugly name. Even if Joanie makes untoward comments about your wife.

Sparky, I want to help you clean up this blog. Will you help me challenge them to stop the name calling and become part of the solution instead of the problem.

Joanie, will you take the no name call challenge?

Chuck, will you take the no name call challenge?

The Anti-Dori

Puget Sound is back.




Figures. I knew it was only a matter of time.

Audio-Slave--for Sparky

So Sparky, I guess everyone now has an answer to how sincere those calls were for civility.
No doubt Puget Sound is having a nice laugh.

Rachels Goiter

Figures. I knew it was only a matter of time.

Posted by: Coiler | March 02, 2011 at 05:49 PM

Kind of like the time I hads with your momma.
She really loves my goiter!

Radio Queen

Oh for god's sake, "Rachels..." - either grow up or take a permanent vacation. You're embarrassing yourself.

Rachel's Goiter

Oh, BTW, it is not name calling when the names are accurate.

Posted by: joanie | March 01, 2011 at 11:09 PM

Now I can quote no more authoritive voice than Joanie on this blog.
The new Blatherwatch credo: If it is true, it ain't namecalling.

So I guess this gets Chuck off the hook.


I am not a nut!

Just thought I would clarify the confusion.

Progressive Blog Junkie

Amatuer hour on Blatherwatch. So funny.


Blathering Michael: You forgot the third 'n' in Glennn. I may have to report you to NPR!


That wasn't joanie


The problem with liberals is that they claim to fight for "equal rights" and "for the people". They like to sing songs about love and peace and preach can't we "Coexist?" and yet when it comes time for people who have opposing thoughts to speak,they are incredibly INTOLERANT and unlike conservatives believe that shouting verbal attacks in your face and taking someone off the air is the way to win an argument.
You don't hear conservatives plotting to take away your beloved NPR or MSNBC do ya?
This is America and freedom of speech is a cornerstone of our Republic...why do you want to take that away???

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