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Why is there no regular John Batchelor thread?
The John Batchelor Show ^ | 6/19/14 | Vanity

Posted on 06/19/2014 7:09:15 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

Or did I miss it?

He's certainly got some of the more interesting bumper music around, anyone else out there listen?

I especially enjoy his fourays into Asian happenings and history in general..

Not to mention this fall we will be cruising thru a number of conflicts both political and social.

WE survived Greece and Roma.

ON to Beijing and Bangkok..

And the Vietnam straits..

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Besides, the fact I'm an aging fart and too pooped to post much anymore, still, he stands out in a maelstrom of hosts chasing golden mics..
1 posted on 06/19/2014 7:09:15 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

He has a quirky voice too..
Well, maybe to me sort of.

This is John Batchelor..

The John Bachelor Show


2 posted on 06/19/2014 7:10:31 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I listen when I think of it.

He got scammed by the ‘last train from Hiroshima’ author.


3 posted on 06/19/2014 7:10:39 PM PDT by Pelham (California, what happens when you won't deport illegals)
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To: Pelham

We’re visiting Nagasaki.. Should be interesting.


4 posted on 06/19/2014 7:12:57 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m certain it’s in better condition than Detroit.

In 1950 Detroit enjoyed the highest standard of living in the US and was the fourth largest city in the country. I think I heard that on one of Batchelor’s programs, probably with Thaddeus McCotter as his guest.


5 posted on 06/19/2014 7:18:13 PM PDT by Pelham (California, what happens when you won't deport illegals)
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To: NormsRevenge

Not to exalt your self description, though true, it may be, it is gross...Batchelor had the best show on radio bar none, when it was Batchelor and Alexander, Batchelor not being the slouch in the duo.

Am sure it’s still good.

Haven’t tuned in in awhile.


6 posted on 06/19/2014 7:19:51 PM PDT by stanne
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To: NormsRevenge

I used to post one, but due to lack of interest I stopped. I like him okay, but he’s definitely an establishment GOPer, but at least he is honest about it.


7 posted on 06/19/2014 7:21:00 PM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: NormsRevenge

I listen every night. Back year’s ago, he had a show Batchelor and Alexendar which was very nice show too.
Very relaxing.


8 posted on 06/19/2014 7:22:00 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: Pelham

Can you provide a link for info on that scam? Would like to know more...


9 posted on 06/19/2014 7:25:03 PM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: NormsRevenge

I used to listen to him regularly but now not so much because of other commitments. He’s very good with international crises, and his NASA/space stuff is always interesting and informative. I should try to tune in more often.


10 posted on 06/19/2014 7:28:40 PM PDT by LiveFree99
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To: Perdogg

Hi Perdogg, actually I think he is a Democrat, he lives in NYC after all. But he hides it well and doesn’t offend. His skill in interviewing book authors is awesome.


11 posted on 06/19/2014 7:32:10 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: NormsRevenge
I find Batchelor's topics concerning foreign affairs interesting & informative, but much of his domestic reporting is too tilted to the establishment POV.

When he and Kudlow get on the subject of amnesty I have to flat turn him off.

12 posted on 06/19/2014 7:36:35 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: ArtDodger

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Train_From_Hiroshima

Facing withering criticism from groups that had questioned aspects of the book, publisher Henry Holt and Company suspended printing as Pellegrino “had relied on a fraudulent source for a portion of the book and possibly fabricated others”.[7]

Pellegrino said that he had trusted Joseph Fuoco, who had claimed to be a replacement flight engineer on one of the planes that escorted the Enola Gay to Hiroshima.[1]

John Macrae, who edited the book for the publisher, said that he had questioned and received confirmation of hundreds of sections of the book. Macrae said that he had heard claims from scientist friends that the original atomic bomb had been involved in an accident and that his focus had been on confirming aspects of the book involving survivors, including efforts to speak with double survivor Yamaguchi.

Richard Rhodes, author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb said that he would have sought stronger confirmation for aspects of Pellegrino’s story that represented “a radical change in the historical record”.[7]

Pellegrino also faced questions about the existence of Father Mattias, a priest who was said to have survived the bomb in Hiroshima, and of John MacQuitty, who the book said officiated at his funeral.[8]

However, director James Cameron defended Pellegrino, saying “All I know is that Charlie would not fabricate so there must be a reason for the misunderstanding” and believes that it was caused by “elaborate deception to create a false account.”[9]

In early March 2010, the publisher announced that “It is with deep regret that Henry Holt and Company announces that we will not print, correct or ship copies” of the book.[3][9]
Adaptations


13 posted on 06/19/2014 7:38:35 PM PDT by Pelham (California, what happens when you won't deport illegals)
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To: Perdogg

” I like him okay, but he’s definitely an establishment GOPer, but at least he is honest about it.”

That’s a fact.


14 posted on 06/19/2014 7:39:25 PM PDT by Pelham (California, what happens when you won't deport illegals)
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To: mojo114

He’s a Republican, but definitely an establishment Republican. Which is why you might mistake him for being a Democrat.


15 posted on 06/19/2014 7:41:13 PM PDT by Pelham (California, what happens when you won't deport illegals)
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To: Pelham

Wow! Very complicated. Thanks for the information.


16 posted on 06/19/2014 7:43:24 PM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: skeeter

“When he and Kudlow get on the subject of amnesty I have to flat turn him off. “

Isn’t that the truth. Cocaine Larry is a silk shirted elitist who never has to live with the fallout from his illegal alien darlings.


17 posted on 06/19/2014 7:43:38 PM PDT by Pelham (California, what happens when you won't deport illegals)
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To: ArtDodger

You’re welcome.

I was sorry to learn that the story wasn’t accurate. It could still make a good movie for James Cameron I suppose.


18 posted on 06/19/2014 7:45:00 PM PDT by Pelham (California, what happens when you won't deport illegals)
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To: NormsRevenge
I've been listening for over a year now, and I think the show has gotten better over that time. Although he is an admitted "liberal republican", the show covers Israel, space,and foreign affairs as well as any I've ever found. I download the podcast and never miss a show. Plus the podcast cuts 4 hours down to 160 minutes (no radio ads or top of the hour news). If you are making a ping list, count me in.

You can find the podcast through his website, I-tunes, Feedly, and Beyond Pod.

19 posted on 06/19/2014 7:53:29 PM PDT by TnGOP (Petey the dog is my foreign policy adviser. He's really quite good!)
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To: skeeter

“When he and Kudlow get on the subject of amnesty I have to flat turn him off. “

I’m not sure but did I hear Kudlow say he voted for Obama twice? I may be mistaken as he says he is a Free Market Capitalist. Although he is married to an editor of The Nation...


20 posted on 06/19/2014 7:59:33 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Take it away Al...............

Al Bowlly - Midnight, the Stars, and You

21 posted on 06/19/2014 8:00:49 PM PDT by TnGOP (Petey the dog is my foreign policy adviser. He's really quite good!)
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To: Perdogg

I knew i had seen threads... Thanks.

I like the weird music..

he is occasionally a little too obvious but

like a pro he usually can reel it back in.

i grab him out of reno late night..

sf bay has him earlier in the evening


22 posted on 06/19/2014 8:00:57 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: TnGOP

I like the fact that he’s a passionate supporter of Israel and has Malcolm Hoenlein on regularly. His fascination with history, science, and space exploration makes for a very rewarding show.


23 posted on 06/19/2014 8:05:49 PM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: NormsRevenge

Fascinating show.


24 posted on 06/19/2014 8:07:33 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro.)
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To: TnGOP
Although he is an admitted "liberal republican", the show covers Israel, space,and foreign affairs as well as any I've ever found.

Agree. Sometimes on the weekends, he'll devote 4 hours to a historical topic, such as US-Japanese relations in the early 20th century, or D-Day.

25 posted on 06/19/2014 8:12:12 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: PLMerite
Although he is married to an editor of The Nation...

Are you thinking of Steve Cohen, who is married to Hurricane Katrina vanden Heuvel?

26 posted on 06/19/2014 8:17:21 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: NormsRevenge
I agree. He gets far more accomplished vis-a-vis reporting events of the world than any other radio talk show that I know of.

I do take issue from time to time. Today for example his guest talked about the decline (my word) of the Tea Party post 2010; but no mention of the crap piled on Tea Party members by the IRS, et al. Instead of Tea Party the people seem to be avoiding left-right issues and divide between we the people and Washington.

I emailed a complaint to Batchelor for the hit piece (IMO) that he and a guest did on Army Major General Edwin A. Walker who resigned the Army after disputes with JFK to join the anti-communist efforts as a civilian because it did not seem to him that Washington was doing enough.

His association with the John Birch Society immediately got him in trouble with JFK/RFK and was "detained" for mental observation but released within days after public outcry.

He was falsely accused of leading violent protests at U. of Mississippi, sued news service AP, won, AP appealed all the way to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court took AP's side saying that AP did not do it deliberately.

Batchelor and his guest talked about Walker "leading" racist, violent protests but nothing about his successful suit against AP for reporting false information.

Makes me wonder about other items. But in general it's an excellent source of information well beyond anything else on radio.

27 posted on 06/19/2014 8:32:25 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: PLMerite

I can’t stand Kudlow. He said when first elected ‘’Obama will be a good president’’ and he loves illegals. That and the fact he doesn’t seem to understand what the concept of ‘’anonymous’’ in Alcoholics Anonymous means.


28 posted on 06/19/2014 8:35:51 PM PDT by jmacusa
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To: NormsRevenge

I’ve listened to him many times in my car and the way home from work and wish him well.

Tonight at home I was listening to Mark Levin on the internet. Batchelor (WJR 760 Detroit) comes on right after Levin.

The choice? I switched off Batchelor and went Alex Jones…

http://www.waamradio.com

MUCH MORE content from Alex than John (I can’t pick up Alex’s signal on my car radio late at night so I listen to John)

choice (and reason for making it)

freedom


29 posted on 06/19/2014 8:39:40 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Ken H

“Are you thinking of Steve Cohen, who is married to Hurricane Katrina vanden Heuvel? “

My bad. You’re right. Steve Cohen must sound just like Kudlow, or they appear on Batchelor’s show together and I get them confused. This is what I get for believing what I think my ears are hearing. :)


30 posted on 06/19/2014 8:52:55 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Bookmark.


31 posted on 06/19/2014 9:27:10 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Often interesting and informative with plenty of details. Great program.

I only recall one annoying instance where he and Kudlow wouldn’t shut up about the conservative resistance to illegal immigration. They were both very foolish in their childish, condescending remarks.


32 posted on 06/19/2014 9:35:10 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: NormsRevenge

To me, he’s the Art Bell of politics. Always weaving a fantastical story with hints of kook and paranoia, but based in politics rather than supernatural.


33 posted on 06/19/2014 9:49:03 PM PDT by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: NormsRevenge
I love his dramatic background music!

Seriously, John has a very informative program most of the time. I listen to it when I am driving home from work late.

34 posted on 06/19/2014 9:52:56 PM PDT by Battle Hymn of the Republic
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To: NormsRevenge

John Batchelor is a major league sucky show. Has the same metrosexual voice as Medved, the second to worse bumper music after Art Bell reruns, and a tired world war II historical content that would bore people in rest homes that were actually there.


35 posted on 06/19/2014 11:37:34 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: NormsRevenge
You can download (or listen to) all of Batchelor's recent broadcasts at his RSS feed.
36 posted on 06/19/2014 11:50:25 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: skeeter

Yeah, the intellectual dishonesty is staggering. As if there is no difference between legal and illegal immigration. I’m thinking of ceasing to listen to Batchelor because of it. Not to mention he had Dean Obeidallah on.


37 posted on 06/19/2014 11:58:32 PM PDT by pluvmantelo (Democrats:the party of moral hazard, the IRS, the NSA and the heckler's veto)
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To: PLMerite
My bad. You’re right. Steve Cohen must sound just like Kudlow, or they appear on Batchelor’s show together and I get them confused.

Cohen has a preternaturally class A radio voice (at least over the phone). And he is married to the editor of the Nation. And he admits to voting the wrong way in 2008 and 2012. But Batchelor nevertheless has him on because Russia is hot, and he knows a hell of a lot about Russia.

How he could possibly be mistaken for Kudlow escapes me.

BTW, you can download Kudlow's three-hour (115 minute) Saturday radio show here (the RSS feed is here).

38 posted on 06/20/2014 12:03:26 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: NormsRevenge

I would listen to him more if he didn’t seem obsess on China so much.


39 posted on 06/20/2014 12:52:59 AM PDT by AdaGray (q)
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To: cynwoody

“BTW, you can download Kudlow’s three-hour (115 minute) Saturday radio show here (the RSS feed is here).”

Thanks. I listen to in on WMAL, so I am (or so I thought) familiar with his voice, don’t know how I could have mixed him up with the other guy if they’re not similar.


40 posted on 06/20/2014 12:56:36 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Pelham

What happened to change it?
:^)


41 posted on 06/20/2014 4:10:00 AM PDT by BilLies (sharyl attkisson is alive and well HOORAY!!!!!)
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To: SpaceBar

He’s right up my alley then. :-)

Although medved got killed to the rearview a long time ago, art bell took no bs, and we could learn a lot from studying history, so he is kind of a professorial type, it at least bears hearing some Chinese news as you will, they actually have better news then here, oh well, each their own cup of tea.


42 posted on 06/20/2014 9:52:01 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: AdaGray

Maybe if they shared some dim sum recipes and eateries info, China is the elephant in the sushi bar, to ignore is to get stomped.


43 posted on 06/20/2014 9:53:46 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: BilLies

I’d say it was:

1. The race riot of 1967
2. White flight
3 The 1974 election of Coleman Young, the most corrupt and racist black mayor in history.
4 The decimation of American industrial manufacturing


44 posted on 06/20/2014 5:42:13 PM PDT by Pelham (California, what happens when you won't deport illegals)
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To: NormsRevenge

Probably because no one ever heard of him!


45 posted on 06/20/2014 5:48:59 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: PLMerite; cynwoody

Steve Cohen has an adult male voice. Medved, not so much unless prissy and pedantic fit the bill. There is a similarity in Medved and Batchelor’s speaking style.


46 posted on 06/20/2014 7:58:36 PM PDT by Pelham (California, what happens when you won't deport illegals)
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To: NormsRevenge

His show is sometimes interesting, but he is a GOP-e hack. Bob


47 posted on 06/21/2014 7:26:02 AM PDT by alstewartfan (We met on the beach amid rumors of war Your head in your hand What you saw you won't say. Al Stewart)
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To: NormsRevenge

Did you catch him tonight? His puzzling was dire. So much is going on in the world and right here in our own yard, it’s depressing as heck. I’m unnerved...


48 posted on 07/08/2014 11:50:56 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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