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Dennis Miller coming to talk radio
DennisMillerRadio ^ | 2/27/07 | raccoonradio/Dennis Miller

Posted on 02/27/2007 8:52:35 AM PST by raccoonradio

He pitches his show. "I'm part libertarian, part objectivist, part conservative. I'm not a liberal but I don't hate liberals like some hosts do, as most of my best friends are liberals. I'm no longer liberal because I wanted to stop my sentences one word short of the word 'but'..."

starts March 26. It MIGHT be on 9-noon Eastern. Not sure. That's the news, and I...am...outta here.

"Our overall legal system? Deeply troubled. There's a group of overweight Americans right now who want to sue the Big 3 automakers. They say the seatbelts won't fit around their waists and thus puts them in harm's way....I don't have anything against fat people, but if you can't get the seat belt around your waist, a head-on collision is the LEAST of your concerns."


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1 posted on 02/27/2007 8:52:37 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Cool, laura ingrham will not be happy out here on the left coast.


2 posted on 02/27/2007 8:55:13 AM PST by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: raccoonradio

Room at 'RKO?


3 posted on 02/27/2007 8:57:15 AM PST by GQuagmire
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To: raccoonradio

Just my opinion of course but I find Dennis Miller boring.


4 posted on 02/27/2007 8:59:04 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: raccoonradio

I like Dennis, but this won't work. He's got to many facets. Just look at his statement about his being part Libertarian, etc.


5 posted on 02/27/2007 9:02:25 AM PST by RexBeach
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To: raccoonradio
Will there be an annotation website so I can see just what the hell he is talking about? Smart guy, but I feel like I need an encyclopedia and a People magazine combined to get his references.
6 posted on 02/27/2007 9:03:59 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Samoans: The (low) wage slaves in the Pelosi-Starkist complex.)
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To: RexBeach

He uses big words that dumb Americans don't understand.


7 posted on 02/27/2007 9:04:34 AM PST by bicyclerepair (Living in Beautiful Ft. Lauderdale)
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To: raccoonradio

As it is, I stopped listening to almost all talk radio, except Rush. I would probably listen to Dennis Miller, I like his stuff usually.


8 posted on 02/27/2007 9:08:38 AM PST by SoDak
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To: GQuagmire

It would beat the hell out of the "Tommy Taxes" Finneran show.


9 posted on 02/27/2007 9:09:02 AM PST by andy58-in-nh
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To: raccoonradio

I heart Dennis Miller...


10 posted on 02/27/2007 9:09:58 AM PST by Dinah Lord (fighting the Islamofascist Jihad - one keystroke at a time...)
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To: bicyclerepair

"If Bill Clinton was any more 'low rent', he'd be a spring break destination".


11 posted on 02/27/2007 9:13:01 AM PST by zarf (Her hair was of a dank yellow, and fell over her temples like sauerkraut......)
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To: raccoonradio

I can't get on his site here at work. Will it be regular or satellite?


12 posted on 02/27/2007 9:15:58 AM PST by USMCWife6869
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To: raccoonradio

I really, really hope he makes it. I think he is one of the best commentators out there -- he's actually a joy to hear because he has a sense of humor which appears to take it's root in a degree of common sense. "Break a leg, Dennis!!!"


13 posted on 02/27/2007 9:17:47 AM PST by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: raccoonradio

Dennis Miller = Poor mans Bill Buckly..


14 posted on 02/27/2007 9:19:05 AM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole....)
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To: raccoonradio

I love DM, but my concern is whether he can be as funny for 3 hours a day, 5 days a week, as he clearly can be for 10 minutes (SNL fake news, Rants, etc.).

I hope so. I don't agree with him on all issues, but I think most FReepers can identify with his journey from a total snarky liberal to an equally snarky not-so-liberal, due to the lessons life teaches.


15 posted on 02/27/2007 9:23:12 AM PST by pogo101
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To: KarlInOhio

[Will there be an annotation website so I can see just what the hell he is talking about? Smart guy, but I feel like I need an encyclopedia and a People magazine combined to get his references.]

I find his intellectual humor very entertaining. I am no fan of celebs in general but do like to be entertained. Radio audiences are generally more intellectual thinkers. They also tend to be more up to speed on current events and politics. I expect his show will do well. It will depend on his interaction with the audience and his talent for radio.


17 posted on 02/27/2007 9:24:51 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (No to nitwit jesters with a predisposition of self importance and unqualified political opinions!)
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To: raccoonradio

He understands that to maximize his audience he needs to pretend to be somewhere in the middle like O'Reilly. He'll swap sides when it's necessary to keep the dialog flowing. I do appreciate his wry sense of humor occasionally.


18 posted on 02/27/2007 9:29:02 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (No more rhyming, and I mean it! ..Anybody want a peanut.....)
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To: bicyclerepair

LOL

I think we will survive if he cites Pliny the Elder again. On Monday Night Football no less.

I will listen!


19 posted on 02/27/2007 9:33:06 AM PST by saveliberty (Liberalism (called Middle of the Road by MSM) = You are free to do as you are told.)
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To: raccoonradio

Thanks, I would listen if it's out this way. I wonder if WRKO would air his show?


20 posted on 02/27/2007 9:33:46 AM PST by saveliberty (Liberalism (called Middle of the Road by MSM) = You are free to do as you are told.)
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To: raccoonradio

Good development, but when does Mark Steyn take the plunge?

He knocked it out of the park subbing for Rush a while back, and for Hugh Hewitt back in November. I suspect if he wants it, it's there for him, and I also think he would quickly become a top 5 conservative talk radio guy.

Indeed, I think the most vulnerable of the top guys is Hannity - if Steyn got 3-6pm EST, he could give his insights on many of he events of the day and really expose Hannity for the lightweight that he is.


21 posted on 02/27/2007 9:33:50 AM PST by HitmanLV ("If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking until you do suck seed." - Jerry 'Curly' Howard)
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To: Victoria Delsoul

Good development, but when does Mark Steyn take the plunge?

He knocked it out of the park subbing for Rush a while back, and for Hugh Hewitt back in November. I suspect if he wants it, it's there for him, and I also think he would quickly become a top 5 conservative talk radio guy.

Indeed, I think the most vulnerable of the top guys is Hannity - if Steyn got 3-6pm EST, he could give his insights on many of he events of the day and really expose Hannity for the lightweight that he is.


22 posted on 02/27/2007 9:34:10 AM PST by HitmanLV ("If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking until you do suck seed." - Jerry 'Curly' Howard)
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To: pogo101

Q: What do you call a liberal who got mugged?
A: A conservative.

I guess DM got "mugged" by reality!


23 posted on 02/27/2007 9:35:38 AM PST by bethtopaz
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To: pogo101

Q: What do you call a liberal who got mugged?
A: A conservative.

I guess DM got "mugged" by reality!


24 posted on 02/27/2007 9:35:42 AM PST by bethtopaz
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To: showme_the_Glory

O'Reilly is a populist, not a centrist. Sometimes he's watchable and sometimes he's out there.

Dennis Miller is completely different. He's not bound to support any which side, he just seems to be more apt to support the side that includes personal responsibility.

And he's funny. (No, really?) LOL


25 posted on 02/27/2007 9:35:44 AM PST by saveliberty (Liberalism (called Middle of the Road by MSM) = You are free to do as you are told.)
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To: raccoonradio

No word on the monkey?


26 posted on 02/27/2007 9:35:46 AM PST by RabidBartender
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To: Graybeard58
>>>>>Just my opinion of course but I find Dennis Miller boring.

Boring and not one bit funny either.

27 posted on 02/27/2007 9:39:34 AM PST by Reagan Man (FUHGETTABOUTIT Rudy....... Conservatives don't vote for liberals!)
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To: hosepipe
Dennis Miller = Poor mans Bill Buckly..

Some might say Miller is the modern equivalent (and it's Buckley not Buckly).:)
28 posted on 02/27/2007 9:42:28 AM PST by khnyny
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To: raccoonradio

Personally, I look forward to listening to Miller's show, I think he's hilarious.


29 posted on 02/27/2007 9:45:06 AM PST by khnyny
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To: GQuagmire

No offense to Todd Feinburg but I'd rather hear Dennis Miller...

In Boston WTKK is kind of the 'affiliate' for Westwood One
shows: Imus, Bill O'Reilly, Monica Crowley (and before,
Ron Insana) so maybe they'd get offered Dennis first. Wouldya rather hear Dennis or Barnicle/Michael Graham? Obvious.
(And keep in mind I read on a radio messageboard that the show would air 9-noon, but I don't know for sure).

TalkRadioNetwork syndicates Ingraham, who's on WTKK (also
WCRN Worcester and even WNSH in Beverly) as well as
Savage (WRKO)


30 posted on 02/27/2007 9:45:40 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
"I'm part libertarian, part objectivist, part conservative. I'm not a liberal but I don't hate liberals .... as most of my best friends are liberals. I'm no longer liberal ...."

Subbing for Sean Hannity a few years back, Miller opened the show by saying, he was a stauch pro-choice, pro-gay liberal, who saw to problem with high taxes and would support even higher taxes upwards of 50%-60%.

That doesn't sound libertarian or conservative to me. Sounds like typical liberalism.

Whatever. In this day and age being a person of conviction, principle and integrity means very little.

31 posted on 02/27/2007 9:46:32 AM PST by Reagan Man (FUHGETTABOUTIT Rudy....... Conservatives don't vote for liberals!)
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To: saveliberty

I'd love it if they could. Even if they ran him tape delayed at night somehow, but I don't know if they'd get rid of
Savage (and for the most part it'll be Sox games and then
delayed Savage at night...)


32 posted on 02/27/2007 9:47:41 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: USMCWife6869

Regular radio...syndicated by Westwood One (Imus, Don and
Mike, O'Reilly, Lars Larson, Bohannon, etc.)


33 posted on 02/27/2007 9:48:44 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Hes part this part that.....too much parts and not enough substance. Dennis will bomb, social conservatives listen to talk radio. A pro war talk head who believes that we dont have any individual rights will not go over well.


34 posted on 02/27/2007 9:51:12 AM PST by sasafras (Multiculturalism is a solvent invented by the left to destroy our culture and end our history)
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To: raccoonradio

(And keep in mind I read on a radio messageboard that the show would air 9-noon, but I don't know for sure).

East or West Coast?


35 posted on 02/27/2007 9:51:16 AM PST by GQuagmire
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To: Reagan Man

If he's for higher taxes there's no way he's conservative.

btw if you want an example of someone who's not solidly left or right note the following from the website of Talk
Radio Network's Tammy Bruce (who fills in on occasion for her TRN colleague Laura Ingraham):

"Tammy Bruce is an openly gay, pro-choice, gun owning, pro-death penalty, voted-for-President Bush authentic feminist. A lifelong Democrat, in the 1990s she worked to help elect Senators Feinstein and Boxer, and aided the Clinton for President campaign. Before we knew he was a sexual compulsive and "did not have sexual relations with that woman."

yikes!


36 posted on 02/27/2007 9:51:36 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: GQuagmire

I'll take Dennis in the Finneran slot any day. Talk about boring....


37 posted on 02/27/2007 9:52:34 AM PST by ElectricStrawberry
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To: GQuagmire

9-noon Eastern I believe. The post I read on radio-info.com's News board had someone speculating the show might air at night, but someone on the thread replied:

>>His show is on 9-12AM EST. Beck, Ingraham and Boortz are his main competition.


38 posted on 02/27/2007 9:53:23 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

I haven't always liked Dennis, but lately, since he is revealing more conservative logic, he has become very clever and funny.

He seems very well suited as a comical talking head.

I wish him luck. He might just become a hit. Especially in California where the Liberal insanity NEEDS to be made fun of.


39 posted on 02/27/2007 9:57:16 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP
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To: raccoonradio; All

Though Wikipedia says:

>>The Dennis Miller (Radio) Show

In January 2007, Miller signed a deal with Westwood One to launch a three-hour talk radio program. [14] The program is scheduled to debut March 26, 2007, and will air live from 10am to 1pm Eastern Time, with re-feeds from 1pm to 4pm Eastern Time and 4pm to 7pm Eastern Time. [15]


40 posted on 02/27/2007 10:15:44 AM PST by raccoonradio
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Doesn't Glenn Beck not only have that timeslot, but sort of that "tweener" view of the world? I would think, since talk radio is SO crowded with sports and conservative talk, it might be better to go the coasttocoastam route and try to establish something between 10pm and 1 am...or even a little later.


41 posted on 02/27/2007 10:25:08 AM PST by Crimson Elephant
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To: raccoonradio

You read my mind. But I also included getting rid of Felonious Finneran.


42 posted on 02/27/2007 10:25:11 AM PST by saveliberty (Liberalism (called Middle of the Road by MSM) = You are free to do as you are told.)
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To: raccoonradio
Tammy Bruce is okay in my book, most of the time. She makes some good points and is entertaining. Which in todays pop culture world of politics is a most important attribute for any talkinghead pundit.

Wouldn't even be commenting on Dennis Miller, except I really find the man revolting. Not only is he a rotten comedian, he's a phony, attempting to hoodwink some poorly informed conservatives into thinking, he's one of us. When he obviously is one of them..... a liberal that is. Maybe he can pass as a hybrid liberal-libertarian. Also called, a liberaltarian. LOL I see him more as a jerkface.
43 posted on 02/27/2007 10:28:36 AM PST by Reagan Man (FUHGETTABOUTIT Rudy....... Conservatives don't vote for liberals!)
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To: Crimson Elephant

Yes.
The syndicators:
Premiere: Glenn Beck (also Rush, Noory, Drudge,
Fox Sports Radio)

TalkRadioNetwork: Laura Ingraham (also Savage,
Tammy Bruce)

Jones: Boortz (also libtalker Stephanie Miller who
is on 9-noon)

Westwood One: Dennis Miller (Imus, Bohannon, Lars
Larson, Don and Mike)


44 posted on 02/27/2007 10:40:26 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

I hope he doesn't go against Rush. He'll lose. I love Dennis, though. He has a great way with words, and though he's wrong on a boatload of social issues, he is a lot better than your average clown in front of a mic.


45 posted on 02/27/2007 10:44:13 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat (I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: bicyclerepair
"He uses big words that dumb Americans don't understand."

I don't think dumb people listen to talk radio.

That's exactly why there are several successful conservative shows and Air Amwerika went under.
46 posted on 02/27/2007 10:45:01 AM PST by ryan71 (You can hear it on the coconut telegraph...)
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To: raccoonradio

Will any of these foundering Air America stations let him have a trial run or is he too RW for them?


47 posted on 02/27/2007 10:46:51 AM PST by Ieatfrijoles (Incinerate Riyadh Now.)
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To: Ieatfrijoles

Oh he's far too RW for them and any mention of his name
brings up "he sold out"; "he's a far right wacko" etc.


48 posted on 02/27/2007 10:49:33 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Inclusiveness indeeeed.


49 posted on 02/27/2007 10:51:22 AM PST by Ieatfrijoles (Incinerate Riyadh Now.)
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To: raccoonradio
I listened to Tammy Bruce regularly on weekends last summer and she was very funny and sounded like a hardcore conservative. Her views on the 2nd Amend., the WOT, a lot of family values issues and so forth were very cogent, informed and solidly backed with logic.

Then one day she explained her Pro-Choice stance which I had never heard her mention before. She took common sense, logic, rationality and fact (all the things she completely relies on for her conservative views), laid all that out quite crisply, and promptly dumped it in the trash can. She ended with something like "that's just the way I feel about it." I haven't listened to her since. AFAIC that's not mere hypocrisy that's schizophrenia.

50 posted on 02/27/2007 11:01:07 AM PST by TigersEye (For Democrats; victory in Iraq is not an option!)
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