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Pivotal? Or Pitiful? The "All-Important" Wisconsin Primary

Rick Horowitz | Posted 04.02.2016 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Badgered in the Badger State...

On immigration, Ingraham's Pointless Call to Inaction

Raul A. Reyes | Posted 07.07.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul A. Reyes

Ingraham's idea is a dud all the way around. Not only that, it runs counter to what most Americans want: a solution to our country's broken immigration solution. Ingraham's pledge is remarkable only for being pathetic and pointless.

Conservatives Mock Eve Ensler on Right-wing Talk Radio

Jackson Katz | Posted 09.09.2013 | Media
Jackson Katz

The right has the right to satirize its adversaries. But on the day these two men were claiming to celebrate American democracy, they made a point of dismissing and ridiculing one of the leading voices for women's advancement, which, it must be noted, is fundamental to the advancement of democracy.

25 Years Later, Morton Downey Jr.'s Voice is Louder Than Ever

Bob Cesca | Posted 07.31.2014 | Media
Bob Cesca

Morton Downey succeeded where earlier talkers like Wally George and Bob Grant failed. He turned conservatism into both a rock concert and professional wrestling theater. Out of this innovative mash-up came the slick, in-your-face production values and jingoism of Fox News Channel.

Geraldo: Talk Radio Ruining GOP

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 06.29.2013 | Media

In an interview with HuffPost Live Monday, Fox News host Geraldo Rivera echoed Republican strategist Frank Luntz's controversial leaked comments about...

Welcome to Glenn Beck's Grifter Theme Park

Bob Cesca | Posted 08.01.2014 | Media
Bob Cesca

Glenn Beck is building an amusement park called -- what else? -- Independence Park. But he's pitching it to be much more than a roadside tourist trap with a tilt-a-whirl, concessions and skeeball. Beck wants his herd of followers to believe it's a real city -- his own version of Ayn Rand's "Galt's Gulch."

The Demise of Boston Talk and the Ongoing Collapse of Corporate Radio

Dan Kennedy | Posted 03.05.2013 | Media
Dan Kennedy

What happened to talk radio in Boston? I would point to three factors. And I would suggest that none of these are unique to our part of the country. Boston may be on the leading edge, but these same trends could sweep away talk elsewhere, too.

Will the FCC Finally Act to Enforce the Rule of Law and Protect Our Public Airwaves?

Sue Wilson | Posted 01.27.2013 | Media
Sue Wilson

In Milwaukee five right-wing talkers on two stations directly supported Republican candidates 15 hours a day, five days a week. But these are public airwaves, not Republican airwaves, so the Media Action Center filed a legal challenge with the FCC to deny WISN and WTMJ their licenses.

Why Mitt Can't Reach That "5-10%" and Obama Will Win

John Ziegler | Posted 11.18.2012 | Media
John Ziegler

It won't surprise you that I blame the media for this reality. What will probably shock you is that I fault the conservative media more than any other entity.

Bye Bye Boortz

Rory O'Connor | Posted 08.06.2012 | Media
Rory O'Connor

It is with profound satisfaction that I note the impending retirement of Neal Boortz after four decades in radio.

Putting Talk Radio on Trial at the FCC

Sue Wilson | Posted 08.01.2012 | Media
Sue Wilson

I believe I have found the legal means to put Talk Radio on trial at the FCC -- and perhaps eventually at the Supreme Court. The Wisconsin recall of Governor Scott Walker presented a golden opportunity.

City Council Tells KFI To Hire Non-White Staff

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.23.2012 | Los Angeles

Just three days after singer Whitney Houston passed away, KFI AM hosts John and Ken dismissed her as nothing more than a "crack ho." Nearly one month ...

Sadly, It Seems Sandra Fluke Wasn't The First Woman Falsely Accused of Being a Prostitute by an Intimidated Man.

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.16.2012 | Women
Sarah O'Leary

It seems the Bible never referred to Mary Magdalene as a prostitute. A Catholic Pope did.

Gender Slurs: Why What Rush Limbaugh Said Is So Damning to Women

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.13.2012 | Media
Sarah O'Leary

Rush Limbaugh's use of "slut" and "prostitute" was a textbook example of how horrifically damning gender slurs are, and why such forms of abuse deserve swift and serious action.

Should We Ignore the Righty Talk-Radio Hosts in Our Own Back Yard?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.08.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Limbaugh hit a nerve last week, but Rush-like comments aren't uncommon from radio hosts in Colorado, too. Should the major media ignore them, given the tiny audiences (mostly) who listen?

Rush Limbaugh's Attack Met With Hypocrisy on All Sides

Peter Scheer | Posted 05.08.2012 | Media
Peter Scheer

The flight of advertisers from Limbaugh will be defended by many as the market mechanism through which the public's views are expressed. To me, it's just cowardice.

Coffman: Obama "Probably Won't Admit" to Reading U.S. Constitution

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.18.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I've been thinking that journalists should add a "civility" beat to their shrinking offerings. At least they should give a little extra air or ink (literal and digital) to challenge politicians when they hit below the belt.

Rep. Lamborn Says Others Played Hookie With Him

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.26.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

This morning, Rep. Doug Lamborn told radio host Steve Kelley that he wasn't the only member of Congress to skip President Obama's SOTU speech yesterday, implying, perhaps, that he was being singled out unfairly.

Are You a Democrat Who Doesn't Like "Sissy Pizza?" Watch Out!

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.28.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Skip this if you're one of those people who doesn't want to read about the latest outrageous comments on right-wing talk radio, because... they're just the latest outrageous comments on right-wing talk radio.

Occupy Wall Street Isn't Anti-Corporation, It's Anti-Corporate Crime

Bob Cesca | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The Occupy Wall Street movement, like the American people, isn't anti-corporate, it's anti-corporate crime. The real question is: why aren't its critics like Herman Cain against corporate crime?

Shocking Diatribe by Third Biggest Right Wing Radio Talk Show Host

Mike Stark | Posted 10.24.2011 | Media
Mike Stark

(Don't have time for the whole diary? Just want the audio/Cliff Notes? Skip to the last video.) Mark Levin is one of the more abrasive right wing t...

Denver Radio Fixture Steve Kelley Joins Right-Wing Lineup at KNUS

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.18.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Steve Kelley says his show isn't designed to be political. But he'll "respond to something that's edgy," like an "outrageous comment by Maxine Waters," which was at topic on the air this morning.

Gardner Ready to Shed Department of Transportation

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.11.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Egged on by radio-host Amy Oliver, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) revealed Friday that he favors plans that "would basically turn the Department of Transportation back to the states."

Post Buries News That Hancock Phone in Use During Some Possible Prostitution Appointments

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.15.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The mainstream media, like the Denver Post, which hyped this rotten story unfairly, should back off of this drama now and stop the strange front-page play that it's been giving it.

How Conservative Groups Are Leveraging Talk Radio Hosts For Influence

Politico | Kenneth P. Vogel & Lucy McCalmont | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics

If you're a regular listener of Glenn Beck's radio show and you wanted to contribute to a political group that would advance the populist conservative...