take your answer off the air...

  • HorsesAss.Org: the straight poop on WA politics & the press
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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
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  • Streaming Radio Guide
    Hellishly long (5795!) list of radio streaming, steaming on the Internets.
  • The Naked Loon
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  • Irrational Public Radio
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  • 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
    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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March 04, 2012



Will just one of you give me a good reason as to why you or anyone care what Limbaugh or any other entertainer has to say about anything.


Its not about whether or not we care ( I dont) but there are a lot of people who read this blog who complain that there are not enough stories about talk radio. Can't please everyone, huh? :)


Point made, Sparky. This blog could use more talk radio news. And not just political talk radio.

Mike Barer

Give me a break, Rush is not sorry!
He apoligizes because he has to. If a serial killer could get out of prison with an apology, they would say they are sorry too.

Belly Lint

Those of us who know that Rush is full of crap are not my concern. It's the folks who believe he knows what he is talking about that make sleeping at night a little difficult. If he didn't have an audience he wouldn't have a job. He's still hanging in there, but he may have just screwed the pooch on this one. We can hope.

Mike D

"I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke."

He chose the wrong words three days in a row? It was made clear by the public's reaction on the first day that it WAS an attack and it WAS offensive. How many days does it take this idiot to get a clue?

At any rate, even though the apology is laughably insincere, it's nice to see him grovel.


I wonder if all those listeneers will reconsider their earnest worship of Rush's self-proclaimed absurdities.


They'll call him a pussy, and not in a Trans-Vaginal Way.


That is the whole point...he doubled down the next day. He has always been pretty sure he can yell the proverbial "Fire!" in the theater and get away with it.


If I owned any number of radio stations Rush would either be relegated to the early morning hours or taken off the air completely.

This time he went over the line, just as Don Imus did a few years ago. Even though Imus is known for his satire and wit, he was let go. Imus survived to jab another day.

Rush, on the other hand, doe not really have the kind of reputation that will let him get away with his comments, let alone his "apology."

In many ways I think talk radio has run it course as a viable format. Too many national hosts use their programs as bully pulpits, pushing foolish agendas.

Time for Rush and all the others to consider taking all their millions and riding off into the sunset.


If Limbaugh proved anything this week, it's that the free market can force even the misogynistiest of misogynists to issue half apologies about showing misogynistic misogynistiness.

How's that for a hot and fruity slice of Ayn Randian irony? Not that his conservative fans get the irony.

Once advertisers stop advertising on your show because you're a FREAK SHOW who has lived so far above the 1% line for so long that you no longer can relate to the concept of accoutability.....that's when you've crossed a line.

It's not the Government, baby.

It's the Free Market.

It's the FREE MARKET that's kicking Rush Limbaugh's ass, baby. It's the FREE ASS MARKET.

One would think his ultraconservative freakshow fans might appreciate that. To appreciate that it's not the GOVERNMENT stepping in and forcing Rush Limbaugh to enter an apology. It's business. It's pure business. But the free market is too darn Librul for them. Their beloved, Person corporations are listening to the millions of customers who are saying "WHOA...now THAT is ONE F****D UP DUDE."

The Constitution protects Limbaugh's right to say the stupid shit he says. The government can't just decide that him being an idiot is illegal.

Limbaugh is "Free" to say whatever the fuck he wants to say (within FCC rules, obviously) and We The People are "Free" to be outraged by it, and demand that businesses we patronize to cease their financial support of his audio cesspool. Those advertisers are "Free" to listen to our concerns, or, well, they'd be "Free" to ignore us as well.

Limbaugh and his supporters should be proud. This is the vaunted "Free Market" they're always clamoring about.


The Free Market? You're excited about something but I'm not sure what. I guess seven advertisers say they are quitting for good but do you think that's true? As long as he gets the ratings, he'll get the ads.

I wonder how many people on this blog will quit listening to him.

We'll see.

Mike D

Remember during the '08 campaign when Obama said in a speech "you can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig" in reference to John McCain's policies being identical to Bush's? And how every goddamn rightwinger tried to make it seem like he was referring to Sarah Palin so they could all cry "sexism!" in unison?

Puget Sound Blathers

Remember during the '08 campaign when Obama said in a speech "you can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig" in reference to John McCain's policies being identical to Bush's? And how every goddamn rightwinger tried to make it seem like he was referring to Sarah Palin so they could all cry "sexism!" in unison?

Posted by: Mike D | March 05, 2012 at 12:09 AM

You mean those same 'failed Bush Policies' that Obama follows on Foreign Policy, Gitmo, Rendition, Bush Tax Cuts, etc etc etc. LMAO

Puget Sound Blathers

...or USA PATRIOT ACT, or Drones, or War on Terror, or Trials for Terrorists, or Recognition of Corporations as People.

The striking point between Pres Obama is not the differences, rather it is the similarities.

Mike D

Well that's a seperate argument. I'm talking about the fake conservative outrage over a statement Obama made in 2008 and you're trying to pull some dumb rightwing jiu jitsu switcheroo spin bullshit. Try to stay focused, Blathers.


Bottom line, this is the free market at work. If I don't like what you do, I can pull my advertising. We can still make choices in this society, can't we?


KPUA 670 Radio in Hilo, Hawaii has just pulled the Rush Limbaugh show as of today. The Big Island is now Limbaugh free!

Harbour City Fund, Ltd.

Time for Limbaugh to retire. Sell your Maybach collection, Bluto and start your own hedge fund. The sensible, reponsible voice against the anti-male media and the ballbusting feminists , is Tom Leykis, who returns with a new, uncensored internet radio show on monday April 2. Leykis would never bash a woman for having an active sex life or wanting to obtain affordale or free birth control. Tommy will never be forced to apologize for anything, since he owns the internet network. Even if he goes on Satellite, Sirius will have to apologize on his behalf, if he says something wrong, since he never apologized for anyhting he said even in his old school radio days.

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