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Bristol Palin Skips Mike Huckabee's Radio Show

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

Mike Huckabee may have only good things to say about fellow conservative icon Sarah Palin, but that good will no longer extends to her daughter Bristo...

Amanda Terkel

Ed Schultz Defends Rush Limbaugh Against Media Matters

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.15.2012 | Media

WASHINGTON -- Ed Schultz and Sean Hannity have found something they can agree on: It was wrong for liberals to launch a campaign targeting Rush Limbau...

Did Our Public Airwaves Win It for Walker?

Sue Wilson | Posted 08.10.2012 | Media
Sue Wilson

As owners of the air -- our public airwaves, to be precise -- there is plenty we can do to combat the corrosive effect of big money on our elections, by holding our partners in broadcasting, local TV and radio stations, accountable.

CO Senate Candidate Says Obama Should've Been Scratched From Georgia Ballot

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.07.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Consparicists take great pleasure in each other. The more everyone else thinks they're crazy, the closer their shared beliefs make them feel to one another. That's why talk radio is such a beautiful medium for conspiracists.

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.

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 ...

Limbaugh Flap Is Latest Proof of Talk Radio's Political Influence

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.20.2012 | Media
Sandy Goodman

With talk radio almost uncontested, too many of today's conservative talkers take advantage of the fact that if you tell a lie big enough, people will believe it. Is it any wonder that large numbers of Americans still think the president is a Muslim or a foreigner or worse?

To Phil Valentine: Shut Up About Race, Jeremy Lin, and Political Correctness

Brandon Thomas | Posted 05.15.2012 | Black Voices
Brandon Thomas

In a recent article in the Murfreesboro Pulse shock jock and local conservative talk radio personality Phil Valentine ignorantly discussed the issue of the racist headline that showed up on ESPN about Jeremy Lin, a basketball player for the New York Knicks.

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.

Advertisers Fearful Of Talk Radio After Limbaugh Scandal

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 03.10.2012 | Media

The overwhelming exodus of advertisers from Rush Limbaugh's show has big-name companies rethinking their relationship with talk radio. According to...

Limbaugh's Hurt: But This Giant Isn't Dead Yet

Tom Athans | Posted 05.09.2012 | Media
Tom Athans

The fallout from Rush Limbaugh's verbal attack of Sandra Fluke has Democrats doing cartwheels. Progressive organizations across the country are gleef...

A Challenge to Rush: Prove Your Ratings

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.04.2012 | Media
Cenk Uygur

How many listeners does Rush Limbaugh have? Well, in the press there are only two numbers you'll ever see -- 20 million or 15 million. I've got news for you -- those numbers are a total fabrication.

Bachmann Says Lap Dances Are Helping To Bankrupt The Country

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

The House and Senate both approved a payroll tax cut bill on Friday that would extend unemployment benefits through 2012. But according to Rep. Mic...

Confessions of a Nightly News Junkie

Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen | Posted 06.06.2012 | Media
Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen

During the last ten or twenty years, it's become tough for even the most savvy nightly news junkie to find out what he or she needs to know about the ongoing political circus in Washington.

Romney Trawls for White Working-Class Votes in New Hampshire on The Howie Carr Show

Jackson Katz | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics
Jackson Katz

As the campaign moves to New Hampshire, Mitt Romney is getting free advice on how to reach blue-collar Republicans from conservative talk radio host Howie Carr.

SHOCK: Meet The New Face Of San Francisco's Most Liberal Talk Radio Station

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.05.2012 | San Francisco

When listeners of Bay Area progressive talk radio station Green 960 tuned into to host Stephanie Miller's weekday morning drive-time radio program on ...

Michael Calderone

Iowa Media's Time To Shine

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.30.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- When Craig Robinson launched The Iowa Republican in March 2009, he hoped to bring his decade's worth of Republican campaign and fundraisin...

Men's Emotional Connection to Guns: An Interview With Michael Messner (Part 2)

Jackson Katz | Posted 01.09.2012 | Books
Jackson Katz

Emotions are of central importance on all sides of the gun debate. We can't wish them away in favor of some imagined Mr. Spock-like linear rationality.

Which Is More Useless: Limbaugh or a Classics Major?

Miranda Frum | Posted 01.02.2012 | Media
Miranda Frum

I see you have let your own educational insecurities shine through in your latest rant in which you "bravely" attempted to decipher the "sad-sack story" of a Classical Studies scholar. If only you had taken a philosophy course about the Sophists, you might have been better at debating your point.

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?

What Happened to the Presidential Bully Pulpit?

Tom Athans | Posted 12.24.2011 | Media
Tom Athans

There was a time when the President created the framework of political debate in this country. How is it that this President struggles so much to connect with the electorate or to inspire Americans to act on their own behalf?

The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show, 10/18/11

Bob Cesca | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

On this week's show we discuss the CNN Republican debate, competitive patriotism, lapel pins and bumper magnets; right-wing talk radio; Occupy Wall Street, and other issues.

Callers and Guests Sorely Missed at "Battle of Talk Show Hosts" event

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.13.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

You'd expect to get plenty of meaninglessness from a two-hour event featuring 10 yappers skilled at yapping. How could a panel of 10 normal people converse intelligently in such a setting, much less 10 talk-radio hosts?

Michael Calderone

Did Gary Johnson Borrow Dog Joke From Rush Limbaugh?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.22.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson brought down the house at Thursday night's Fox News/ Google debate when he joked about how his "next-d...