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Right Wing Talk Radio

'The Tea Party Always Has Room For One More Voice In Their Heads'

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 04.12.2014 | Comedy

Bill Maher's final new rule this week was directed at the Tea Party, demanding they explain how on earth they have the time to listen to so much talk ...

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.

The Ascent of Language and How Culture Shapes Our Perceptions

Geri Spieler | Posted 10.24.2012 | Books
Geri Spieler

It is delightful that a respected linguist would take up the challenge of writing about an inelegant word that has become a staple of our spoken language.

Conservative Talk Radio Fights United Nations Threat to America

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.09.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Who knew how much of a threat the U.N. is? I've been depressed that it was in decline, but I guess I was wrong.

CO Springs Talk-Radio Host: Does Fluke's "Birth Control" Include "Hotel Room" and "Cigarettes Afterwards"?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.14.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Colorado Springs talk-radio host Jimmy Lakey went into a jag on his 740 KVOR talk show about how in the world Fluke's birth control could cost so much.

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?

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.

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.

One Reason Americans Think Muslims Want to Stone Them

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.13.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Retired Gen. Boykin believes Islam shouldn't be given First Amendment protections. I listen to a lot of talk radio, and ideas like his ooze out all the time. So I interviewed an expert on Islam to offer a countervailing view.

Glenn Beck: the Televangelist Con Man Selling God's Plan for America

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bob Cesca

If religious zealots blur the line between what happens in the pulpit and what happens in Congress, it's that much easier for Congress to tax and regulate what happens in the pulpit. Be careful what you wish for, Beck and Palin.

Exposing Glenn Beck as a Dangerous Fraud, Part 2

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bob Cesca

Beck owes it to his audience to "step out of character" and admit, on his show, that he's staging an elaborate hoax. His hero Orson Welles did it, and so can he.

The New Right's Secret Sauce

Zack Exley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zack Exley

The New Right is succeeding because it has a comprehensive worldview. The worldview is more than a set of policies, it's a complete way of thinking about human nature, history, our present circumstances and the future.

When Pundits Attack: The Beck-Brooks Fight

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

After the summer of townhalls and what's shaping up as the autumn of Glenn Beck, it is hard to see things through David Brooks' bifocals.

Jason Linkins

Right-Wing Talkers Obsessed With Rape

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

One of the things that's obviously under-appreciated about right-wing radio and television is the way hosts wield this awesome variety of artful metap...

Problem With Obama's 'Rope a Dope' Strategy? Too Many Media Dopes

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Mann

There are plenty of media dopes for Obama to deal with, to say nothing of their audiences. All these media outlets feature loudmouths with big megaphones, and a lack of decency or any allegiance to facts.

The Liberal Military Is At It Again

Jamie Kilstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jamie Kilstein

Hey Petraeus! I'm talking to you. Are you too high to realize when someone is talking to you? Look over there! It's the Phish reunion tour being attended by Sean Penn! Do I have your attention now? Disgusting.

Mark Levin Berates Caller: "I Don't Know Why Your Husband Doesn't Put A Gun To His Temple"

New Majority | David Frum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conor Friedersdorf at the American Scene transcribes the following exchange from Mark Levin's radio program yesterday afternoon: CALLER: I just w...

Talk Radio Hosts Offer the GOP a Huge Leadership Pool

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

With the Republican Party flailing about looking for new leaders why don't any of the high-powered conservative radio talkers run for public office?

Hate-talk Radio's Michael Savage's Real-life "Streets of San Francisco" Encounter with SFPD, Film Crew

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Mann

I've had the sad journalistic duty of writing about this pathetic-but-popular hatemonger longer than anyone, ever since this braying bigot first surfaced on San Francisco's top-rated radio station.

Jay S. Bybee: It's Not Torture If You Use A Caterpillar

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

I never thought I would be having arguments with people about the merits of torture, which goes to show you how low Bush sunk the general level of American political discourse.

Reporting From the Tea Bagger Hate-Fest in Sacramento

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The hatred was palpable today on the State Capitol's steps -- hatred for taxes, hatred for government, hatred for Democrats. But the most hated figure in Sacramento today was President Obama.

When Trash (Tammy Bruce) Trashes Class

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

In a well calculated outburst, radio host Tammy Bruce branded the Obamas trash in the White House.

Right-Wing Talk Radio Host: We're Killing The GOP

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Right-wing talk radio host Michael Medved says right-wing talk radio is killing the Republican party: The multibillion-dollar talk radio industry fac...