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Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck Respond To News That Parent Company Hires Call-in Actors

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rob Kall

On Sunday, the article, 'Limbaugh/Hannity Parent Company Admits Hiring Actors to Call Radio Shows,' generated an explosive response on Twitter, in the blogosphere and subsequently, from Limbaugh, Hannity and Beck on their radio shows.

In Wake of Arizona Shooting, Media Needs to Find the Forgotten Majority

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

"There is a need for some reflection here: What is too far now? What was too far when Oklahoma City happened is accepted now. There's been a desensiti...

After Tucson

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Too much too soon, too sad, too quickly. The news out of Tucson is only days old, but already it seems as if we've known the place, known the major...

Downtown LA's Transit-Oriented Stadium

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

I'm not one who thinks stadiums are the best sparkplug to ignite the economy of downtown. But that a stadium, along with the restaurants in South Park and the new Broad Museum, will make downtown more happening is without question.

Tucson -- And the Next Rampage

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Already there have been bricks thrown through windows, and pictures of nooses. Already the authorities have had to increase security for certain gove...

Jason Linkins

Lincoln Chafee To Enforce Talk Radio Silence For Rhode Island State Officials

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Political talk radio enthusiasts who were looking forward to hearing the dulcet tones of Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I) easing them through thei...

Arizona, Where the American Dream Went to Die

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Bunch

For much of the last generation, Arizona was held out as a promised land. But in 2011, the state is coming to represent a violent revolution of rising and failed expectations.

Climate Of Hate? Cable News And The Economics Of Violent Talk

The Wrap | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Almost from the moment Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) was shot through the brain by a political extremist on Saturday, the media has been wringing ...

The Truth is Dying in the Heartland

June Carbone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
June Carbone

Cross-posted from New Deal 2.0. Moving from Northern California to Kansas City, Missouri, I wondered if I would find myself surrounded by conservativ...

Con Games: Hello Darkness My Old Friend

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

The minute I stopped doing my show I also stopped listening to the very medium which I had so happily inhabited.

How Does Congressman Glenn Beck Sound?

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

In 1994, the GOP bestowed upon its cheerleader Rush Limbaugh the unique title of honorary member of Congress. So, if past is prologue, who will Republicans credit with such accolades this time around?

Radiolab Finds an Awaiting Audience

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

If a radio show taping doesn't sound intriguing, you've never listened to Radiolab. What surprised me most was how scripted and thought-out the hosts' material was, yet they still coming across on the air as spontaneous and natural.

A Taste of Honey or a Bitter Pill - With Howard Stern Enticed by Alternative Media, Can Sirius XM Survive Without Him?

Mario Almonte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mario Almonte

In recent weeks, radio DJ Howard Stern seems like a man holding back a smoldering fire. With his five-year contract with Sirius XM expiring at the en...

Con Games: Rush Limbaugh, Elitist

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

If a man is married by a Supreme Court Justice, Clarence Thomas, at his third wedding and can afford Elton John to sing at his fourth, should not that person be considered part of the ruling class?

Relationships and the N-Word

Nelson Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nelson Davis

No matter how smart, educated or accomplished you may be, nothing trumps the quality of your relationships with customers, vendors and employees. It is fascinating to think that one event or even just one word can completely stop the machinery.

Hey, First Amendment This - Cruel Entitled Dr Laura and Narcissistic Saint Sarah

Victoria Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Victoria Jones

Sarah Palin can't resist making everything about herself and Dr Laura thinks she's entitled to a show on the public airwaves where she can berate people who mistakenly think she's going to help them.

Black Journalists Call For Public Forum on 'Talk Show Hate'

Mike Green | Posted 06.14.2012 | Media
Mike Green

When Dr. Laura Schlessinger assaulted the airwaves on Aug. 10 with a barrage of the "N" word, while responding to a caller who identified herself as a...

MASKING THE MOSQUE REAL ISSUE

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

It's time for us to admit it. Americans...at least a lot of us, simply don't like Muslims very much. A lot has been made of the recent CNN survey ab...

Can Blacks Rid Themselves of the Use of the N-Word?

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irene Monroe

Whether used as an expletive or term of endearment, what is it about this word that captures the rage and shame of the American public?

Dr. Laura and Racism in the Age of Obama

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Dr. Laura's approach, which unfortunately is not hers alone, suggests that if an African American person is experiencing racism, the appropriate response is not concern, but suspicion.

KCSN Cancels "Molly Barnes Art News"

John Seed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
John Seed

"Molly Barnes Art News", a radio program heard every Sunday night on radio station KCSN has been canceled. The show, which has been running for almost five years, was cancelled as a result of low ratings.

A White Collar Prison Song for Blago?

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

Even though the jury has yet to decide Blago's fate, he sure seems like a guy who deserves his own prison song. A Merle Haggard documentary inspired me to grab my guitar and a pad of paper.

The Shirley Sherrod Story: Breitbart Plays the Media Card

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Have you seen this clip? Have you heard this sound bite? Take a look at this thing -- it's unbelievable! Except, of course, when everyone believes it.

Can We Find Common Ground?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jim Taylor

I got to thinking about issues on the current political landscape on which I might find common ground. Here's the common ground I found with the Tea Party.

Warning to Washington: Hands Off Our Oil Spill

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sandy Goodman

My solution is simple. Keep Uncle Sam's big, ugly hands off our oil spill. As Reagan once said: "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help'." Don't let them.