take your answer off the air...

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  • Talker's Magazine
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  • 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
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  • 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 30, 2011


The Original Andrew

It bothered me that CNN and MSNBC were preempting everything for coverage of their silly little earthquake, but then I figure, they're all about ratings, and if it's a good business decision, then it's a good business decision.


It's ALL about money; always was and always will be. If you havent already heard Einstein, we live in a capitalistic society. DUH!!


It's true for sports, too; it's the same reason either the Yankees or Red Sox (or both) are the national games of the week every week. One of the reasons I like college football is that the East Coast is irrelevant, and places like Tuscaloosa and Norman matter. And even then, West Coast teams not named USC rarely get any respect.


Go lick yourself pooch.

Randi Rhodes talked about this yesterday on her show. She pointed out that even in the media nYc was the most important story, over anyone else along the coast. once they figured out NYC would be fine, they stopped their coverage even though Vermont was flooded. Self absorbed assholes.


Anyone remember way back when our Supersonics won the NBA Championship. Even though we were the champs you couldn't tell it by the cover of Sports Illustrated, as they ( on cover and article) highlighted the Bullets (Wash DC) more. I was so pissed. I saved that copy of SI and could probably get a good price for it on E-Bay or Craigslist, but I realized then that the E coast still thinks the W coast is uncharted territory. They HATE it when a team like the Oregon Ducks kick National ass.

Johnny Sombrerro


Mike Barer

Hey, Seattle hates it when the Oregon Ducks kick national ass. Nothing new there.


Sirota spent several minutes agonizing over all the weather news, too. Then, he said, when it was Vermont that took the big hit, nobody's talking about it again.

I wonder how much talk radio was focused on dissing the east coast talkers for over-reacting and much ado about nothing?

Vermont Country Store

40+ people died.


I'm sorry. Vermont isn't even on the water, is it? Landlocked as I recall.

Vermont Country Store

Landlocked from the ocean, but hudreds of streams, many rivers overflowing because of the high volume of rain. Some communities are stranded and are having to helicopter in medicine and food. Several beautiful covered bridges were damaged. But we are a small state with a small population. We don't attract media attention even now. Nor are the families of the 40+ people who died as a result of the storm, so it isnt really "much ado about nothing" to them.


I dont think joanie is dismissing the number of deaths. Randi was right, when it no longer affected New York, the media lost interest.


You got it pretty much, Sparky. In the hinterlands, weather happens a lot more than most people. But I guess the only people who matter are the East Coast aristocrats when it comes to media. And when anybody loses their life, it is important.


Listening to Bernie today on Ed, it is worse than I realized in Vermont. Very sad, indeed.

I remember the Chehalis floods of a few years ago. My mom and dad had a retirement farm down there so I knew the people. I don't remember any people dying but farms were underwater and livestock died. Recovering from the Chehalis Flood

I remember hearing about livestock. Not people but devastating and tragic all the same.

Mother Nature usually gets her way.


Interesting story Amy Goodman had on Tuesday on the WDEV-AM/FM in Waterbury, VT. It was the only station in the area not off the air, and it managed to stay on without power(through generators). WDEV is family owned, by the same family for 80 years. If it had been owned by one of the media conglomerates, a good chance that it would have been automated.



So go complain about Cliff Mass and his weather regime (tongue in cheek).

Yes, the East Coast includes the black hole known as Washington DC, the cesspool of political stench. Who makes that possible ? you/we the people who elect the Guvmint we deserve. :(

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Evet, East Coast, Washington DC, siyasi kokusu lağım çukuruna olarak bilinen kara delik içerir. Kim bu mümkün kılan nedir? Guvmint seçerler / biz insanlara hak ediyor. : (

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