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THE GREATEST RADIO HOST IN THE WORLD, and the BIGGEST MORONS I EVER HEARD OF

Posted on 09/02/2002 10:00:08 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl

The most brilliant, the most eloquent, the most entertaining talk show host on the air today, Michael Medved, has had his show spiked like a so-called meat burger in a middle school cafeteria dumpster. Apparently, his so-called home station in Seattle decided that Michael needed to be replaced by the Sean Hannity show.

I guess it shouldn't matter to me as long as I can still hear Michael every day, but after hearing his inspirational, and astounding holiday special today about "G-d's Hand in American History," I can't imagine that any station manager with a brain in his head would want to give this guy up.


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Okay, so, I know I wrote a freeper report last week about going to see Sean Hannity in LA with a bunch of friends, but I still listen to Michael's show. Sean Hannity seems like a very decent man and he is very charismatic, but he's no Michael Medved. If you want to get pumped for the big game, you listen to assistant coach Hannity. If you want to know the history of the game, the repercussions the game will have on tensions in the middle east, and how we can win, you listen to Medved.

Thoughts?

1 posted on 09/02/2002 10:00:09 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl
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To: Cinnamon Girl
Thoughts?

That's the first I've heard of this.

How about

NOOOO!!!!


2 posted on 09/02/2002 10:03:26 PM PDT by jodorowsky
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To: Cinnamon Girl
One.

Which host -- Hannity or Medved -- defended Klinton against the impeachment charges?

3 posted on 09/02/2002 10:04:41 PM PDT by logician2u
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To: Cinnamon Girl
Medved is very intelligent and well informed, but his prissiness and arrogance get tiresome after a while. In addition, he's the worst movie reviewer in the biz. (A couple of weeks ago he hailed the film Signs as the "scariest movie he's ever seen." Not only was the movie the very farthest thing from "scary," but it was a piece of drek to boot).
4 posted on 09/02/2002 10:12:02 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Cinnamon Girl
Michael Medved

Who? The name is not familiar.

The most brilliant, the most eloquent, the most entertaining talk show host on the air today, Michael Medved

Please reference the above, "Who?" statement.

He may be brillant in your city, but he is a nobody in my town. Not a slam, mind you - is he national? I'd like to give a listen if he is.

If he is not national, I'd think you might want to re-word the best in the universe bit.

Just a thought.

LVM

5 posted on 09/02/2002 10:13:59 PM PDT by LasVegasMac
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To: Jack-A-Roe
"Not only was the movie the very farthest thing from "scary," but it was a piece of drek to boot."

Thank goodness I'm not the only one who thought Signs was weak.

6 posted on 09/02/2002 10:17:02 PM PDT by hove
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To: hove
Thank goodness I'm not the only one who thought Signs was weak.

Far from the only one. Not one person I know liked it even marginally, but people have different tastes. What I find unbelievable, though, is that anyone could find it scary.

7 posted on 09/02/2002 10:23:58 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Cinnamon Girl
I'm with you Cinnamon girl. Rush is King but Michael Medved is the movement consigliere. He knows everything!
8 posted on 09/02/2002 10:26:51 PM PDT by duvausa
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To: Cinnamon Girl
Apparently, his so-called home station in Seattle decided that Michael needed to be replaced by the Sean Hannity show.

Sorry Cinnamon Girl but neither one is worth a sh!t as talk show host....Apologist/cheerleader(s) for the GOP maybe, but not talk show host(s).

9 posted on 09/02/2002 10:29:20 PM PDT by lewislynn
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To: Cinnamon Girl
I agree! I was very upset when I heard the news. I live near Seattle and this isn't the first time the station has made a bone-headed decision. They fired local host John Carlson, only to hire him back a few years later.

I happen to like Hannity -- but not enough to need to hear him live. Hannity is charming, cute and entertaining. But, let's face it, he's not the brightest guy. His arguments are trite and simplistic. His words are redundant and his "debate" style is to shout over people.

Michael Medved is brilliant and unique. I really think KVI made a dumb move. But it is all about the ratings.
10 posted on 09/02/2002 10:32:14 PM PDT by soccermom
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To: logician2u
Neither
11 posted on 09/02/2002 10:32:39 PM PDT by soccermom
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To: LasVegasMac
He is national and he used to be a guest-host for Rush, until he got his own national show. Rush is very insecure about such things. He won't let anyone with a national show guest-host for him.
12 posted on 09/02/2002 10:34:46 PM PDT by soccermom
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To: Cinnamon Girl
Nationally, Medved's show is carried on the Salem Network, and I think KVI got rights to his show only because he was broadcasting from their studios.

Give it a few weeks, and I'll bet a dollar to your donut he'll be picked up by KOL (the little station that could).

1300 AM - also home to the sublime Hugh Hewitt and Dennis Prager. Cheers!
13 posted on 09/02/2002 10:35:23 PM PDT by IslandJeff
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To: Jack-A-Roe
I didn't finds Signs scary, but I did like it. I'm not surprised you didn't like it. Guys have to have "action".
14 posted on 09/02/2002 10:36:34 PM PDT by soccermom
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To: Cinnamon Girl; big ern; Judai; sleavelessinseattle; angry elephant; noexcuses; PoisedWoman
BTTT I am in the Seattle area and just found out about this tonight. The station manager at KVI is Paul Duckworth. His number is 206.515.3095. If you go to the KVI website you'll also see a comment line number. This is unbelievable. Michael Medved is a STAR, syndicated and coming LIVE from KVI Seattle. They dump him to bring in a syndicated news/entertainer.(God love ya Hannity but you're not a great intellect or historian.)

MIchael is a brain and has an amazing knowledge of American and middle east history. His tapes are incredible and engaging. KVI screwed up big time on this. Now they have only locals and no syndicated "stars" live. Sean Hannity OTOH is on TV and was heard before on KVI at 6:00. Now they have lost a fine braodcaster so Hannity can come on at 12:00. Unbelievable. You Seattle/WA people please CALL and let your disagreement be known. Duckworth should get on his knees and beg Michael back.

15 posted on 09/02/2002 10:38:22 PM PDT by Libertina
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To: Libertina
Ditto!
16 posted on 09/02/2002 10:41:20 PM PDT by soccermom
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To: Jack-A-Roe
Sure, SIGNS is atmospherically scary, to a point--but it wouldn't make the top 50 or top 100 in scariness. I thought it was well done, but a bit silly.
17 posted on 09/02/2002 10:43:10 PM PDT by The Person
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To: The Person
I don't think it was meant to be "scary". I think the aliens were just the vehicle for a movie about signs in life.
18 posted on 09/02/2002 10:45:24 PM PDT by soccermom
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To: soccermom
Don't think Rush's "insecurity" has any thing to do with.

I doubt Rush feels threatened at all.

I would be willing to bet that the syndicator's don't want it because due to tape delay broadcasting, time zones, etc., there's a real possibility that Medved could be competing with himself.

19 posted on 09/02/2002 10:55:42 PM PDT by chaosagent
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To: IslandJeff
According to the article, he has a non-compete in the Seattle area until Jan. 2, 2003.

Says he will be back on the air in Seattle then.
20 posted on 09/02/2002 10:57:25 PM PDT by chaosagent
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To: soccermom
I'm not surprised you didn't like it. Guys have to have "action".

Not necessarily true. The late great Stanley Kubrick directed a few low-action films that are some of my all time favorites:
2001: A Space Odyssey
The Shining
Dr. Strangelove

....and there are too many more to mention by other great directors.

21 posted on 09/02/2002 10:58:59 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: chaosagent
No -- Medved had said on his own show that he still wanted to guest-host for Rush, but Rush won't do it. If you notice, Hannity doesn't fill in for him anymore, either. It is understandable that a host wouldn't want to promote potential "competition."
22 posted on 09/02/2002 10:59:18 PM PDT by soccermom
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To: Jack-A-Roe
Ahhh yes....The Shining....no action there....
23 posted on 09/02/2002 11:00:38 PM PDT by soccermom
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To: soccermom
Only at the very end.
24 posted on 09/02/2002 11:01:22 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Jack-A-Roe; soccermom
Most of the film (The Shining) was a study in controlled tension. Now that was a scary flick.
25 posted on 09/02/2002 11:03:39 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: soccermom
Don't know about that. Hannity said that Rush encouraged him to go national.

Doesn't sound like someone who's scare of the competition.
26 posted on 09/02/2002 11:04:56 PM PDT by chaosagent
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To: IslandJeff
I think you're right. Isn't Kvi a clearchannel station? I've often wondered why Medvead wasn't on KOL.
27 posted on 09/02/2002 11:05:47 PM PDT by joeyman
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To: Jack-A-Roe
The Shining is, indeed, scary. I don't think Signs was intended to be scary. I think most men, my husband included, were expecting to see some epic battle. And, let's face it, a Steven King movie isn't scary without violence. Yes, some of his movies are more psychological than others. Now, if you want low-action scary movies, you gotta love Hitchcock.
28 posted on 09/02/2002 11:09:34 PM PDT by soccermom
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To: joeyman; Libertina
Boy, I'm not sure how all this network/licensing stuff works, but I do know that KVI is owned by Fisher Broadcasting, they of KOMO TV and radio (and, I think, Star 101.5 or somesuch). I just recalled Salem because I've heard Medved's show sandwiched in between Prager and Hewitt in other areas of the country, and he's mentioned on their website, rather prominently. Whatever the case, he'll definitely be missed (at least for the time being), and, thanks for the comment line number, Libertina!
29 posted on 09/02/2002 11:12:41 PM PDT by IslandJeff
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To: chaosagent
Have you heard Hannity on Rush's show since? Look, Rush is a pioneer in conservative talk radio and I like his show. But he is insecure, IMO. His call screeners are far more protective than the screeners of most hosts I've encountered.
30 posted on 09/02/2002 11:13:47 PM PDT by soccermom
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To: soccermom
I think most men, my husband included, were expecting to see some epic battle.

I'm sure you're right, but the only review I had heard before seeing Signs was Medved's, and he played up the "scary" angle in a big way. So I was let down....in a big way.

Now, if you want low-action scary movies, you gotta love Hitchcock.

You know it. Hitch is the master. Too many great films to mention.

31 posted on 09/02/2002 11:18:26 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: chaosagent
Don't know about that. Hannity said that Rush encouraged him to go national. Doesn't sound like someone who's scare of the competition.

Hannity isn't competition. He doesn't come on the air until Rush goes off.

32 posted on 09/02/2002 11:19:54 PM PDT by Timesink
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To: soccermom
On some markets, they do overlap. It's neither practical, nor does it make sense to have a syndicated host who has his own show fill in for someone else. What does it say for an established (re: nationally syndicated) talk host when he fills in for someone else?

Also, Station "A" that carries Medved would not like it if Station "B" (their competition down the dial) had him on at the same time. They pay good money for Medved's services, why should someone else get him for free?

33 posted on 09/02/2002 11:21:34 PM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: Cinnamon Girl
Was Medved's removal payback for the two dolts who got canned for that ST. Patrick's sex thing?
34 posted on 09/02/2002 11:24:29 PM PDT by Consort
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To: Jack-A-Roe
I didn't hear Medved's review before seeing the movie. I know Medved likes movies that play up faith and family values. I did see other reviews calling the movie scary. Frankly, despite my adoration of Mel, I wasn't even planning on seeing the movie. My husband and dad saw it first and they weren't impressed. (That didn't surprise me about my dad -- he isn't easily impressed with movies.) But my husband usually loves Mel flicks. Then my mom saw it and said they were nuts -- that it was a good movie. So, I finally went because my 10-year-old son wanted to see it. I don't go for the alien movies, so I was reluctant to see it. But I liked it, precisely because it wasn't really an alien movie.
35 posted on 09/02/2002 11:24:30 PM PDT by soccermom
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To: soccermom
His call screeners are far more protective than the screeners of most hosts I've encountered.

How do you measure this? As Rush says, the purpose of the caller is to make the host look good. Let's face it, after listening to other talk shows, it's easy to realize most callers are idiots. I listen to Rush to learn and be entertained. I can hear idiot callers on every other talk show. I'd much rather listen to him.

36 posted on 09/02/2002 11:27:15 PM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: Captainpaintball
Look, you can try to spin it any way you want. Medved made it very clear that he wanted to continue filling in for Rush. If it were a syndication/contract thing, he would have known about that. He made it very clear that that was Rush's call.
37 posted on 09/02/2002 11:28:40 PM PDT by soccermom
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To: soccermom
But my husband usually loves Mel flicks

So do I. And his crowning achievement was his directorial debut, Braveheart. (I'd probably place it in the top 4 or 5 films of the 90's).

38 posted on 09/02/2002 11:29:36 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Captainpaintball
"As Rush says, the purpose of the caller is to make the host look good." Sure sounds insecure to me.
39 posted on 09/02/2002 11:30:28 PM PDT by soccermom
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To: Jack-A-Roe
LOVED Braveheart, LOVED The Patriot, but my favorite Mel Flick is We Were SOldiers. He reminded me of my dad in that movie. (Ewwww...that's a little scary. Mel going from sex symbol to father figure!)
40 posted on 09/02/2002 11:33:38 PM PDT by soccermom
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To: soccermom
You wouldn't be dissing El Rushbo because of his constant (and unfavorable) mentioning of "soccer moms" would you?

;)

41 posted on 09/02/2002 11:34:51 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Cinnamon Girl
All Hannity does is push his damn book, hour after hour. It's boooooring.

Heard Medved's surprise signoff Friday on KVI; he'll be missed. Hannity blows by comparison, and anybody who really wants to know what he has to say can tune into Fox News - it's always the same topics as the radio show. And these days, it's nothing but pushing the stupid damn book!!!!!!

Arrgh.

42 posted on 09/02/2002 11:35:11 PM PDT by Hank Rearden
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To: Jack-A-Roe
Nahhhh......Where do you think I first heard the term?
43 posted on 09/02/2002 11:36:29 PM PDT by soccermom
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To: Hank Rearden
In all fairness, ALL hosts push their books. Medved will even trumpet his "shameless plugs". Why does EVERYBODY think he has to write book?
44 posted on 09/02/2002 11:38:20 PM PDT by soccermom
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To: soccermom
The liberal media EXCORIATED We Were Soldiers (as expected). I thought it was one of Gibson's best efforts, and up there with the best war films of the past couple decades.
45 posted on 09/02/2002 11:39:45 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Hank Rearden
I'd rather watch him on Fox News. Hannity is pretty to look at, but his radio show offers nothing new.
46 posted on 09/02/2002 11:39:50 PM PDT by soccermom
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To: Jack-A-Roe
Yep -- it was, without a doubt, the best portrayl of Vietnam. (Not that I was there!) But that scene of him praying with his kids at night reminded me soooooo much of my childhood. Not that I was child when my dad was in Nam. I was conceived when he came home.
47 posted on 09/02/2002 11:43:26 PM PDT by soccermom
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To: Hank Rearden
Hannity blows by comparison (to Medved)

I hear you. Hannity is ill-informed, needlessly combative, conspicuously self-serving, and not too bright. He's downright unlistenable on the radio. I put Bill O'Reilly in the same boat, and I'd add a few more adjectives.

The only show on FOX that I enjoy is Special Report with Brit Hume. He's a truly professional newsman and commentator.

48 posted on 09/02/2002 11:50:59 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Cinnamon Girl
Sadly Radio stations, like KVI, are only about making money.

You should not be loyal to a radio station.

If a monkey on the radio would get great raitings and advertising dollars, they would put a monkey on.

KVI is, like every other station, only intrested in money (so is NPR -- National PUKE RADIO).


I wish the radio stations here in Montana would put Chuck Harder on the airwaves. Chuck Harder makes both Medved and Hannity look like a mere amateur.

Perhaps you can listen to Medved through the internet.
49 posted on 09/02/2002 11:51:08 PM PDT by GaryMontana
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To: Jack-A-Roe
Well, this has been fun, but I need to turn in now and dream about MEL.............................just kidding! Goodnight all.
50 posted on 09/02/2002 11:55:04 PM PDT by soccermom
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