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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January 10, 2013



"leveraged buy out" - does that mean busting the retirement benefits of employees? That would truly be the Gecko-ing of Fisher. I hoped that sort of restructuring went away with "greed is good" and Mitt Romney.


Pretty much speaks of how the internet and it's peripheral appendages have affected old-fashioned media. Would not be surprised to see a multi-national giant swallow them up. Shark tank time.

John DeRosa

Colleen Brown, psychopathic new media guru, is sure to get a golden parachute.

Mikee Barer

Fisher, specifically KOMO, had a tough year last year, if not financially, emotionally.


I wonder, Mike, if that would have happened the same way if out-of-town buyers were in charge? Good example of empathy from local ownership.


They need to get Piers Morgan to tell America how good Fisher and KOMO is good for them. Maybe a buyer will come forward.

Nevet's Ghost

A change of pace - our education system is in a sad state - a discussion from the Five on Fox News yesterday (a show with content - and debate of liberal vs. conservative). If nothing else, it could bring a stimulating discussion.

Eric Bolling accused Scholastic, the largest publisher and distributor of children's books, of "pushing a liberal agenda" in a fifth grade algebra exercise.

Bolling held up a worksheet created by the publisher on the math property distribution. Bolling and his Fox News co-hosts were seemingly appalled by the worksheet's title, "Distribute the Wealth."

"Distribute the wealth, for distributive property of addition and multiplication," Bolling said while reading off the worksheet. Pointing to the illustration of a girl holding money, Bolling added, "Distribute the wealth with the lovely rich girl with a big old bag of money, handing some money out."

He cautioned parents to read their children's textbooks and said, "I do it every year at parent-teacher night, you have to read your kids' textbooks, find out what's being taught. If you see a bias, make sure you explain it to your kids and by all means, tell your teachers you're on it!"

Scholastic described the worksheet as giving students "insight into the distributive property as it applies to multiplication ... Students complete each multiplication sentence using the distributive property!"

Co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle said that she goes through all of her six-year-old's homework papers, adding that she was now on "high alert after this inappropriateness!"

"So it starts in third grade [with] 'Distribute The Wealth,' and guess what happens? Through their whole educational experience they continually get indoctrinated through college," a concerned Bolling said, holding up the math sheet once again.

Co-host Dana Perino said that the assignment was probably written by an "Occupy Wall Street grad student."

Bolling made one last appeal to parents to check their children's textbooks, particularly their history books. He said he was once looking through his child's history textbook and read a section on the war in Iraq. "They were very, very liberally biased, saying George Bush went in there because he heard there were weapons of mass destruction and they were never found. It was a very liberal bias to the history books," Bolling said.

Mike Barer

T-S. Good question, but Fisher has gotten so large, it does not seem like your ma and pa shop.

David Allyn

I hear Al Gore has a cool $500 million laying around now...


N.G. you obviously flunked math in 5th grade. The exercise is on the distributive property--
"a(b + c) = ab + ac"
( as opposed to the associative property "a + (b + c) = (a + b) + c" or the commutative property "a + b = b + a";

That the idiots on Fox think algebra is a liberal conspiracy proves that it takes no brains at all to be on TV. I dont blame YOU for hiding behind Nevets' name..he was equally uneducated. Thanks for my giant laugh of the night.


Fox suggested that a 1$ trillion coin would have to weigh the same as 89 Blue Whales.

This must be true because, the current $100 bill weighs 100 times more than the $1 bill.

Must be something to do with thread count in the cotton they use.


The lunch lady speaks about the educated. So hilarious.

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