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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September 19, 2011



How is Greta Van Susteren one of the nice ones? She simply parrots the normal FOX News talking points, never asks a hard questions of Conservatives, and pulls the normal FOX News "Here to comment on this story about why anyone to the left of Hitler is bad is someone that totally agrees with me on this point," style of interviews. Let's face it, Van Sustren is basically Sean Hannity, but with the balls that she doesn't feel like she always needs two or three conservatives on her side to face a liberal.

Der Moderate

JDB, yep, FOX News never asks the hard questions to conservatives as the other news organizations (MSNBC, CNN, CBS, PBS, etc.) never ask the hard questions to liberals. It goes both ways with FOX being really outnumbered. No bias here.

fluffy nuggets

Greta Susteren and her GOP flack husband have made millions of bucks advising Palin. She's just another one of the biased ones. If this had been about somebody else's vagina, say Nancy P{elosi's, there never would have been a mumblin' word out of ol' Gretchen.


fluffy nuggets says ".....have made millions of bucks advising Palin."
It is not hidden that Greta's husband does what he does. Please tell where you got your "millions" number from. Is it something that you extracted from your anus? Certainly you have something fact wise that does not come with that stink fluffy.
Maybe you are just telling a little progressive lie. Typical made up liberal fact?


Mike Tyson has never said anything worth hearing and Carlson was an idiot for reporting it.


Carlson is all over the place - deliberately wacky and idiotic sometimes, then witty and funny at other times, but here more the former.

McGinnis has low cred even before this piece of work - he qualifies as the new Kitty Kelly.


Im so glad I'm not a famous person...

Puget Sound Blathers

Im so glad I'm not a famous person...

Posted by: sparky | September 19, 2011 at 07:11 PM

probably something that all of us can agree with.


I bet you Mike Tyson is very, very happy that the Seattle Storm got eliminated in the WNBA playoffs Monday night.

Not because he cares about the WNBA, but because, like me, he listens a lot to Seattle's Progressive Talk, AM 1090,KPTK.

And, now, thank the lord, we no longer have to listen to those constant screeching Storm updates every 20 minutes from Lee Callahan with audio of Sue Bird in which Callahan pretends to be a sports reporter.

Now if we could only get the network newscasts in the morning instead of Lee Callahan pretending to be a news reporter.


I love your segue-way, Itchy, and agree most heartily. But you have to admit, Callahan pretty much carries the load over there.

Puget Sound Blathers

good post, joanie. glad to see you now onboard with the new way of doing things on this blog.

norMAN goldMAN is interesting for a change of pace. I catch him once in awhile.

his transparency for radio is an interesting concept.


Storm got eliminated?..GOOD

I'm tired of people (Dori is one) suggesting an WNBA title is equivalent to a championship won in men's sports..


The Storm title isn't an equivalent - not because the athletes are any less skilled or deserving, but because the WNBA has, what, 12 teams now? 14? There isn't nearly as much competition.


FWIW, Murdoch has made a lot of money with celebrity, lowest common denominator journalism, but he hardly invented it. William Randolph Hearst was doing the same thing a century ago, and he hardly invented it, either. Murdoch can be more sexually explicit today, and there's new technology to use, but the audience desire for vicarious thrills is still the same.

For Your Information

This story is filled with so much irony. A sexually twisted black guy comments about a white woman and her sexual dalliance with a black guy. A white guy, I guess in an effort to protect the integrity of the white woman, impugns the black guy. Then a white gal attacks the white guy for bringing attention to this non-story, there by attracting the attention of everyone else.

Cuzin Joe

Couple that with the racial overtones of the tea party...my my, what a mess, Tucker!


Another twist on this story; Greta was not having any of it and did not want to believe it, but also heard she had a rapport going with Mike Tyson (from other interviews only). Tucker Carlson exposed that unsavory story 2nd hand and incurred the wrath of Van Susteren and the stuff hit the fan...


The same thing could have happened on Rachel Maddows show and no one would know because nobody watches that guys show. Maddows ratings are really bad, he needs to work on that.


PS I think we can all be responsible for our own behavior sans individual kudos. I think.


PS I think we can all be responsible for our own behavior sans individual kudos. I think.

Posted by: sparky | September 20, 2011 at 08:03 PM

Maybe, the jury is out on some that know who they are, but they have the freedom of finding other blogs more to their liking. Speaking of that, what happened to PBJ ?

If PS doesn't appear for a few days, it may be because he has gone backpacking for a few days.


My point was there isnt a need to praise someone for their behavior..it comes across as gratuitous. We can do this without it.


That too...


LIBTARDATION: Ha, ha. I see what you did, there. You made a little underhanded joke about Rachel Maddow by pretending to think that she is a man and calling her "he." Damn, that is some funny, funny stuff. Real rib-tickler.

Tee, hee, hee. Oh man. That is rich.

Libtardation, you are one funny, funny person.

BTW, are you appearing at any of the local comedy clubs? Me an the Mrs. would love to see your act.


t's at once poignant and goofy, alarming and sweet, and filled with vignettes of mother-child relations that will have you squirming with recognition, no matter who you are.

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