Skip to comments.Author Stephen King offers left-leaning talk show
Posted on 08/23/2011 12:07:39 PM PDT by ZGuy
Stephen King is offering an antidote to what he sees as the biases of right-wing radio talk shows by hiring a former Green Party vice presidential candidate to co-host a morning talk show on two stations he owns.
In a rare public appearance, the horror writer held a news conference Tuesday in Bangor, Maine, at the headquarters of his three-station Zone Radio network.
"The Pulse Morning Show" will be co-hosted by 50-year-old Pat LaMarche and 43-year-old Don Cookson, a former television reporter. LaMarche ran for vice president as a member of the Green Party in 2004.
During the news conference King said, "We're a little to the left, but we're right."
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"We're a little to the left, but we're right."
Hasn’t this been tried?
I switched to Dean Koontz long ago.
‘Err Amerika’ Lite? Yeesh.
Glad I stopped reading his books decades ago...
Always knew I didn’t like him. Crass and overblown. Perfect spokesman.
“We’re a little to the left, but we’re right.”
Wow! This guy ought to quit writing books and start writing campaign slogans!(S)
Perhaps he can get Randal Flagg or the Clown from It to host the show. It would be entertaining...
Well, he DOES have a reputation for scaring the bejesus out of people.
Move along...typical liberal...nothing to see here!!!
Another doofus lefty who cannot get it thru his head that the left is splintered into various sub-cults that must be rigidly segregated lest they fight for the spoils. Yeah I’m sure the racist left who clamors for bling is going to listen to a green crackpot telling them they have to go back to farming with donkeys.
Haven’t read any books by King since Christine and The Stand.
I did too. Then last week at the library on a whim I picked up an audio of "The Dome". My opinion is that guy has some serious issues with Christianity.
Randall Flagg is currently serving as our President.
Ha! I bet you wish you thought of this idea MSNBC!
In the fall, after the Autumnal equinox when the days get longer with a hint of melancholy and umber, pamper yourself with something by Algernon Blackwood. He will not disappoint.
I’ve never read a single one of his books. Are they any good?
This clown still alive?
What was the last thing he wrote that was worth a damn?
I quit reading his recycled garbage back when I was in high school in 78.
What a tool.
I hope that he sees the errors of his way before it is too late. He has made a fortune off of capitalism; yet he rails against it. So very sad.
The more I learn about King the more I wonder how he could have possible written ‘The Stand’.
Here is clue for Mr King,
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DON'T WANT THAT LEFT WING CRAP NO MORE!!!!
Now Mr. King, If you take my advice I will have spared you and us alot of time, money, and aggravation. So go play the Stephen King Drinking Game!!
King’s gone loony, and it shows in his book.
Duma Key had a few anti-Bush slaps, but “Under the Dome” was insane. Pastors cooking and dealing meth, while the insanely right-wing town boss controls the town and the northeast drug trade. He even has a signed picture of Sarah Palin on his desk.
Of course, the heroes are a disaffected Iraq vet (of course), and a liberal-leaning “republican” newspaper owner/editor and a female pastor of a unitarian-style church.
I’d love to see King try to logically defend his viewpoints and get his ass handed to him.
Steve King....Larry King......horrors!!
He’s a lib loon but I have thoroughly enjoyed his books through the years. It must be his style or something. “The Stand” is the best piece of fiction I have ever picked up and read. If you would like to read a shorter book that is nonetheless very, very good try “Pet Sematary”.
Rush is no doubt shaking in his boots!
I thought the exact same thing! Great minds......
He used to have a nice sports station in Bangor, the only local sports channel in the Bangor area with lots of local broadcast of high school sports and stuff. Now it’s all lib talk but he has still hijacked the Sox, keeping them on his crappy station.
Now if King hosted a show himself, he’d have a shot at getting some ratings. Hiring a Green Party VP candidate? Yeah, whatever you say, Steve.
Thanks for the ping, Psalm.
Kart, here is my analysis of The Stand. It’s a story about what it would be like to be a Christian in a world where there is no God. Can you point to one incident in the novel [haven’t read it; saw the movie] where God supernaturally intervenes in response to prayer/faith? To me, the story is what Christianity looks like to an atheist.
Am I wrong?
I read a number of his early fantasies, but I feel absolutely no urge to re-read them, as I often do with writers that I like.
He has a natural imaginative talent, but I think he has misused it, so it has abandoned him.
“The Pulse” like the horrible novel that he wrote a couple of years ago?
Now here he is pushing others to do that very thing.
Stephen, listen to your Mother!!
Actually, King has always used his own money in support of his causes. It's a considerable saving grace.
***He has made a fortune off of capitalism; yet he rails against it. So very sad.***
How was he before he got half his brains knocked out by being hit by a van while walking?
What? You didn't think it vain of him to put all the bad old "technicians" in Vegas, and the good little mush-heads in Boulder?
That little piece of rationalization, that "techs" are soft headed and easily lead because they'll embrace any worldview as long as it's "firm," has got to be the most asinine piece of conceit in all of American literature.
Besides, read some of his work about the "craft" of writing. His personal work habits come a little too close to "automatic writing" for my tastes.
That is a funny video
Mr King has a perfect right to throw his money away in whatever manner pleases him. We have a perfect right to laugh at him for it.
The hand of God was in the plot in the end I believe. But King LOVES to bash Christians.
From Wikipedia on the plot synopsis of 2009’s “Under The Dome.”
Shortly before noon on October 21 of an unspecified year after 2012 (evidenced by mention of a faded bumper sticker for Barack Obama’s successful 2012 re-election campaign
Now that scares the sh*t out of me right there!
It’s been a while since I saw the movie, so I’m not arguing with you; I’m not personally well informed enough to argue. I am curious, though. Does the hand of God do anything transcendent? I.e.: is there a specific, supernatural event brought about by God in response to the prayers of His people?
So God detonates a nuke? That must be King’s idea of God’s kind of power, I guess.
I hate it when writers write “o’” for “of”. Really clunky attempt at ‘rural’ speech.
You have to read the book to understand why it fit. It was really about how doing evil often comes back to bite you.
But something tells me you have made up your mind already and I am wasting my time.
But I still say that ‘The Stand’ has a postive Christian message to it and that alone makes me wonder how/why he wrote it. By the way it is the ONLY King book I have ever read and I have read it multiple times.
Oh, and Steve..? How about those Rangers last night?
gosh, I just don’t know, but that could be it, at least a worsening.
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