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Con Games: Liberal Talk Show Host Lost in Land of the Cons

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Conniff

My agenda: to find out what beats beneath the Savage breast of talk radio, to find serenity among a group of station owners, managers, and syndicators who are all but certain to bark that a "liberal" talk show will never work.

Laura Ingraham Mocks Meghan McCain As Being 'Plus-Sized'

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last night, Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) daughter, Meghan McCain, appeared on Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show, where she continued to criticize Ann Coulter. O...

Far Right Fury Over California Tax Hikes and Open Primary

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Far right leaders see the tax issue and the open primary issue -- in which the two top vote-getters in a primary race, regardless of party ID, would face off in the general election -- as inextricably linked.

Capital Strike?

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

The day will come when Obama will have no choice but to remind the giant corporations through tough government action that the U.S. is not just another one of their wholly owned subsidiaries.

Message to Obama: Drop Limbaugh from your Rolodex

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Obama doesn't need to create straw man Limbaugh -- he already has kissed the ring of Republican leaders in Congress.

They're Back!: Can't Wait Until O'Reilly Announces Franken Win

Steve Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Young

Bill's task will be headier than the rest. He'll not only face a Democratic juggernaut, he'll have to swallow the reality of his worst nightmare... Senator Al Franken.

Friday Talking Points [57] -- End Of Prohibition 75th Anniversary Edition

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Brian Williams, NBC's talking head extraordinaire, is probably a decent guy, a guy with whom you could sit down and have a beer. [More on the alcohol...

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...

"The Obama Recession": Their Kingdom for a Scapegoat

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The mere prospect of a Barack Obama victory, the Fulminators want you to believe, was enough to spook the markets and send them into the current tailspin.

Explain? How Do You Explain Saying

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Karel Bouley

I am sorry anyone thought I wanted a real person dead -- I did not. But John McCain, Sarah Palin and all the zealot conservatives meant the dangerous things they said about Obama. They still mean it, and they've never apologized for it.

Of course Barbara Walters Thinks Rush Limbaugh Is "Fascinating"

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

And that's why ABC is including the right-wing hate talker in a primetime special of the year's most fascinating people. Because naturally, in a yea...

Evangelical Leaders Using God Like a Hired Gun

Christine Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Wicker

The evangelical Christian mullahs are declaring that Obamageddon is at hand. One warned that people who hate Christianity will take over the country if Obama is elected. "Life as we know it will end!"

Time For Hannity and Friends to Take a Xanax

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

It's over. The American people have spoken. If this election was a basketball game, it would be time to clear the benches and let the subs play out the clock.

Will the Republican Party Survive -- And Does Anybody Care?

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

Until eight years ago, Republicans had a deserved reputation for being more socially and fiscally conservative and responsible.

Ohio GOP Still Chasing Undecideds; Dems Making Sure Supporters Pull The Lever

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

The GOP must believe it can make inroads into Youngstown's urban community, because this month the second-biggest buy on the city's hip-hop air waves was made by the Mahoning County Republican Party.

Progressives: Take Back Talk Radio to Save Health Care Reform

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

Families USA has compiled a one-stop-shopping guide to influencing national and local call-in radio shows, complete with contact phone numbers, strategic pointers and talking points.

Guess Who it Is?

Sam Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sam Greenfield

One night I am on the air, and I remember saying to my audience that only two people ever looked at my kid's Santa shot and didn't melt: one was Sean Hannity and the other was blind.

John McCain Is a Walking Senior Moment

Tom D'Antoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom D'Antoni

There's nothing John McCain could have done to save his butt last night. America has made up its collective mind and has chosen intelligence over slime and good ideas over sleaze.

Enough! Here's Why The Polls Are So Damn Close

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Could it be that the lies and blind-patriotism of the far-right propagandists are painting an historic, brilliant, accomplished, presidential candidate as some kind of Bin Laden meets Farrakhan chimera? 24 hours a day?

Rush Limbaugh Uses Down Syndrome Story Rehashed from Hannity

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Taylor Marsh

When Hannity has a caller on, then that same caller suddenly and miraculously appears on Rush's show, which evolves into a big PR event, it's not by accident. Manufacturing these events is what the right-wing does best.

Bill Clinton's Convention Speech to Be on Five-Second Delay

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Borowitz

For his part, former President Clinton said that he was "surprised" by the DNC's decision to institute the five-second delay, but added, "It's just like those motherf*ckers."

Open Letter to Sean Hannity and a Reflection on a UU Upbringing

Evan Derkacz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Evan Derkacz

There was a religious flavor to the tragic killings in Knoxville, TN -- and I don't just refer to the Unitarian Church in which the murders took place.

The Left's Answer To Limbaugh

New York Times | JIM RUTENBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Warren Ballentine, one of black talk radio's new stars, was on a tear against Senator John McCain as he broadcast from the Greenbriar Mall here last w...

Can Radio with Heart Capture the Heart?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

It is possible that there is a greater power in bringing people together than there is in tearing them apart? Could it be that inspirational broadcasting which is Oprah's hallmark can ultimately triumph over calling people names?

Barack and Rush

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

Barack was right to dismiss the Fairness Doctrine issue: it might have been a good idea when it was first imposed in 1949, but it became outmoded and cumberson, in addition to being unconstitutional.