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Maddow's Mission

D. R. Tucker | Posted 11.04.2013 | Media
D. R. Tucker

Maddow has become for this generation what William F. Buckley Jr. was for a previous generation -- the embodiment of the American public intellectual. Of course, because her politics are the opposite of Buckley's politics, this fact drives the right wing up the wall.

Sisterhood of the Unraveling Pants or What Has Politics Done to Women?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 11.12.2012 | Media
Lorraine Devon Wilke

There are many elements responsible for this crumbling of Girl Power, but let me start by putting blame squarely on the media for its hiring of and pandering to female pundits and commentators who seem hell bent on competing with the worst of the guys.

WATCH: 'We Are In A Golden Age Of Comedy'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 08.17.2012 | Comedy

The second episode of "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell" featured Rachel Maddow, a fellow liberal and Bay Area native of Bell. Almost as soon as ...

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 ...

2010 Departures: People, Products And Brands We Said Good-Bye To

Wallet Pop | Tom Barlow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

While for most of us 2010 was a year of very gradual recovery, there were some moments of great loss. Over the course of the year, we said goodbye to ...

The Daily Show, the Sudden Start to the 2012 Elections, and the Distinct "Yee-Haw" Feeling That Might Have

Phil West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Phil West

In the days following the midterms, The Daily Show followed its typical course -- send-ups of politicians, spoofs of the media, and interviews having very little to do with politics at all.

Con Games: On Facebook, It's Good to Be Liberal

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

Maybe you've heard of this Facebook thing, and maybe you've seen the Facebook user profile that asks everyone to fill in the blanks when it comes to their political views.

An Open Letter to Al Gore

Meredith C. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Meredith C. Carroll

It'd just be heartwarming to see you use all of this negative attention to your advantage, unless you feel like this Charlie Brown thing is working for you. Give me a call when you're ready to plot and scheme.

Ed Schultz Wants Congress to Regulate Talk Radio

Richard Grenell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard Grenell

Despite the main stream media's 50 years of liberal bias, liberal chatter doesn't sell in America. It's just not popular.

Ten Things You Can Do to Help Progressive Journalism

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
ZP Heller

What's wrong with this picture? Air America vanishes into the ether, while Glenn Beck indoctrinates 2.7 million daily viewers with his histrionic brand of right-wing lunacy.

What Progressives Can Learn From the Tea Partiers

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Tea Partiers will vote overwhelmingly Republican in November -- unless they stay home in protest. To gain their support, the GOP will have to nominate candidates who are less electable and more radical.

S'Long Air America, We Hardly Heard Ye

Steve Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Young

(Excerpted in this week's Philadelphia Inquirer For those of you that hadn't known the liberal talk radio network, Air America, was actually broadcas...

What Air America Tells Us About the Difference Between Conservative and Liberal Benefactors

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Sirota

Too many progressive media voices believe the average media consumer makes a distinction between "political" content and "non-political" content, and that the way to match the right is to simply yell louder.

Lessons From the Right: Obama Tries to Regain the Message

Sue Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sue Wilson

President Obama understands he must reach the American public with the facts. Still, Fox News and, more importantly, talk radio will not allow their audiences to hear the unvarnished truth.

Media Matters' Vapid Response to Air America's Crash

Billy Hallowell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Billy Hallowell

While Air America's demise is surely a sad day for the precious few who enjoyed leftist radio programming, there's no need for liberal lamentations. The left still dominates the mainstream media.

What's Left? An Interview With Jennifer Nedeau, Former Director of Digital Strategy, Air America Media

Chrissie Brodigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chrissie Brodigan

Air America's end reveals a great opportunity that the left needs to find a way to fill and fill fast. The right is surpassing the left in both its simple use of existing tools as well as innovation of new tools.

Progressives: Don't Mourn, Organize

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Winship

Tragic events continuing out of Haiti make all the bad news for progressives this week wither in comparison. Nonetheless, over these last few days, fo...

The Death of Air America: Why Liberals Fail at Talk Radio

Nathan Harden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nathan Harden

Conservatives like to say that liberals aren't successful on the radio simply because their ideas don't hold up. But I have a formula that better explains it.

Progressive Radio is Alive and Well

Bill Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Press

After years of keeping it alive on life-support, investors have finally pulled the plug on Air America. What difference will that make on progressive talk radio nationwide? Zero.

Air America Bankruptcy: Live Programming OVER As Company Files Chapter 7

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Air America Media is ending its live programming operations and the company will file Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the company announced Thursday: It is wit...

Ten Reasons

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

I love the four other candidates in the Air America contest. They are all great bloggers and a couple of them I am delighted to call friends. This is an election, though, so here are some reasons you should consider voting for me.

US Chamber of Commerce Hates "Buy America" Slogan

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Papantonio

The organization that use to represent small business interests has morphed into a lapdog that serves a new master. That master is international mega-corporations.

GOTV

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

By some weird lightning strike of fate, with voting closing at 5:00 pm EST tomorrow, I am currently ahead in the voting for the Air America blogger contest.

Mandatory National Service as a Political Tool

Nicholas Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nicholas Brown

I'm probably not going to get around to joining the Peace Corps or AmeriCorps or the armed services anytime soon. I have a career to consider. So -- and I'm talking to you here government -- I want you to force me.

A Surprised Thank You

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

I am surprised, delighted, but mostly humbled to report the news that Air America is reporting that I am currently 3rd on their list of nominated bloggers for the ir competition. I am especially surprised given my evil DC insider status.