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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June 16, 2011



And this blog now has an expiration date.


Nothing Dori Monson says on air can be taken as sincere. Nothing.

Especially that part about Dori not being a girl's name.


Quitting in June, 2016 is sort of non-story isn't it? Who cares? I quit KIRO long ago. That's the big story. I was an avid fan. Even of Dori in the early, early years. As were a lot of people judging from the numbers that used to be. Maybe.

I remember going to events just to catch a glimpse of some of these people. And his really old Steve kelly-Monson sports talk on the weekend was great.

Dori . . . I'm just tired of him sincere or not.


One thing for sure, whether he quits today or in 5 years. the talk today is going to be about that perverted Progressive Weiner resigning.

And Pete, still no acknoglement that including Obama's golf outings that he has taken just as many days vacation as the Shrub. You say your not a fan but your omission of facts defy that statement.


Mr. Hood. There seems to be a problem with signing on to your blog using Twitter. Is there a glitch or have you disabled that feature for some reason. Just wondering. I really like using Twitter as one can look at my past posts and see that i dont call anyone names and dont post lies or bullshit.


Alpha Joanie, i am going to go out on a limb here and say that your falling out with Dori happened right about the same time Mr. Hood came up with this blog. Close?


Is there information about Dori renewing his contract that I missed?
I thought his 3 year was coming up soon or came up recently.

I've been listening to the start of Dori's show daily, but tune away when I hear Jessica, then tune back later.
If I hear Jessica mention her husband "the Doctor" I don't come back for the day.
I usually don't let her voice get into my radio long enough for that, but it does happen.


Once, Jay Leno said he'd be quitting in five years, too. Ask Conan O'Brien how that turned out. I'll believe this when it happens.


It was a more interesting and listenable show when Dori had on-air guests, was engaging in fire-breathing politics, taking calls from listeners (as opposed to the D-Mails), and sans the banal ramblings of Jessica the self-absorbed radio goddess,and the lamentable Jake, whose talents (such as they are) probably ought to be directed toward setting up interviews and screening callers. There's really no place on the air in a major market for a guy whose voice has not -- and maybe will not -- change in the forseeable future.

Lib Idiocy

5 more years of Dori being in Michael's weak, effete, limp wristed head!


Hey PBJ: I asked you for a link. Preferably from a credible source, but you haven't provided anything, nada, nothing, to back up your assertion. Instead you ignored my request, multiple times.

I'm perfectly willing to admit if you're right. But you gotta prove it, not just state it.


Do you think he might change the date between now and then ?

I predict that once he quits, Blatherwatch will downsize during the week, Anti-Dori will change his screenname and that Tommy008 will comment less.


Okay, PBJ, I need to get to work, so rather than continuing to ask for a link I just used The Google (Obama+Bush+vacation days+comparison) to check for myself.

There are tons of links, of course, almost all of which are from last year, so there's a chance the math has changed in Bush's favor in recent months. But probably not. Here's a typical one, from FactCheck.org:


It finds that in Obama's first year, he took all or part of 29 vacation days; in Dubya's first year (a year that included 9-11), he took all or part of 68 days. And Bush kept up that pace throughout his eight years.

There are different ways to parse this (the Bush White House called his trips to Crawford "working vacations"), but I can find nothing - absolutely nothing - that backs up your claim.

By the way, I very much apprreciate that (unlike some people here) you don't call people names or hurl childish invective. But I'd still really like to know your source. Cheers.

Olaf Jonson

I sincerely believe that Mr. Hood, the owner of this blog wangled at one time to get into Dori's pants, was rebuffed, and has found this way of carrying on this jihad ever since.

What if... What if... Dori had let himself be succored by the persistent Mr. Hood. It would be a different media world we live in today.

Raydeeoh Fan

If you look at the frequency cloud in the right hand column of this page, you will see that Dori's name is small, albeit highlighted in a darker font. That means that he is not mentioned any more or less than Rush, Sean or Ron and Don. Those three are not going anywhere so there will be plenty to talk about on this blog.


Note to KIRO management -- They sell douche bags down at Waldgreens. They could have a new one by tomorrow morning.


is dory the guy with the rat problem?


He was kidding. Why do you keep missing that?

12th Man

Does anybody remember former KING-AM & KIRO Radio reporter Fran Martin? Last i heard, she was working in Houston & i last heard her back in 1989 on her old station KING-AM via Westwood One/NBC Radio when she did a report from Houston on the lauch of a new transit system down there.

Bob Moles

Maybe it was Dori trying to get into Mr. Hood's pants, and was rebuffed. Dori is, after all a girls' name... and Hood has, by all accounts, married quite a few women. It has been rumored that Dori was born female and got the surgery sometime in the '80s.

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