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  • NPR ending online comments

    08/23/2016 4:07:00 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 63 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 17, 2016 | Associated Press
    The news organization says it does not have any legal obligation to provide a comments section because NPR indirectly receives federal funding.
  • NPR unintentionally reveals the existence of “black privilege”

    04/12/2016 1:00:51 PM PDT · by grundle · 28 replies
    wordpress ^ | April 12, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    NPR unintentionally reveals the existence of “black privilege” This three minute audio segment from NPR is called “Blind hiring, while well meaning, may create unintended consequences.”It says that “blind hiring” is a process where job applicants are interviewed by computer instead of in person, so there is no bias regarding gender or race. Applicants are given online tests such as doing a math problem, or writing computer code.I think this is a great idea.In the NPR audio segment, the “unintended consequence” of “blind hiring” is explained by a black female college student, who complains that under “blind hiring,” she would...
  • Hoping to reach black voters, GOP spends big on far-left radio company

    07/20/2015 8:52:44 PM PDT · by BlopAndStop · 19 replies
    Media Equalizer ^ | July 20, 2015
    Radio spots began airing today in Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus, with other markets to be added as the election approaches. In an attempt to reach these black voters, however, the RNC is embarking on a “significant radio ad campaign” utilizing a broadcast group with a long history of making large individual contributions to left-wing political candidates, including Al Sharpton, Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), Rep Maxine Waters (D-CA), Rep James Clyburn (D-SC), former Rep Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL), Rep Barbara Lee (D-CA), Rep Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and others. That’s in addition to substantial contributions to President Obama and Hillary Clinton. Donations...
  • Liberal Talk Radio Host Loses Bet and Stiffs Wounded Warrior Project

    03/25/2015 4:55:53 PM PDT · by BlueBerrier0341 · 7 replies
    Twitter/ @BlueBerrier0341 ^ | 3/25/2015 | @Blueberrier0341
    On August 7, 2014 I made a bet with Mr. Britt Whitmire of the Brand and Britt radio show. He was convinced a radio station in North Carolina was flipping to sports because of recent events. This radio station ( 94.5 WPTI) is predominantly a conservative radio station. Their line up includes The K.C. Odea, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh,Sean Hannity and up until August 1st Jason Lewis. When Jason Lewis went off the air Mr. Whitmire got excited that this radio station was finally failing. I proceeded to tell him he was wrong and a bet was made. Mr. Whitmire...
  • Lion on the loose (Ex lib talk show host and child porn pervert released from prison)

    12/30/2014 1:13:31 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 23 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 12-21-2014 | Matier and Ross
    Lion on the loose: Former San Francisco talk radio host Bernie Ward, who has spent the past seven years in federal prison for distributing child pornography online, was quietly freed Friday.
  • Liberal Radio Host to NRA Board Member: 'I Will Shoot You'

    03/27/2014 9:27:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 27, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Angered by Georgia's pending expansion of concealed carry laws within state lines, liberal radio host Mike Malloy said he'd like to invite an NRA board member to come meet him, then shoot the board member and claim "Stand Your Ground" in defense. The Georgia bill--the Safe Carry Protection Act--has passed the state House and Senate but still awaits the governor's signature. It would expand concealed carry into schools, bars, churches, and the portions of airports that are outside the security parameter. According to Newbusters, Malloy's reaction to the bill's passage was: [The] organization founded by Gabrielle Giffords...the former Arizona Congresswoman...who...
  • (vanity) Counting down to new KEIB 1150 Los Angeles

    12/30/2013 7:06:42 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 50 replies
    1150 Patriot ^ | 12/30/13 | raccoonradio
    The website for progressive talk KTLK AM 1150 in Los Angeles now redirects to a countdown clock, for in a couple days they will become 1150 The Patriot with conservative talk. The new call letters will be KEIB, as in Excellence in Broadcasting. They'll have Glenn Beck (6a), Rush Limbaugh (9a), Sean Hannity (noon) etc. Clear Channel is making KFI 640 in a local-talk type of operation. Progressive talk is now in tatters as they will lost stations in NY, LA, and San Fran. The NY station is WWRL AM 1600, which will switch to Spanish language programming. Also WOR...
  • What killed the liberal radio star?

    12/26/2013 8:27:51 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 89 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/26/13 | Errol Louis
    Next week, when WWRL 1600 AM flips its format from progressive talk to Spanish-language music and talk, New York will have no left-leaning commercial talk station for the first time in decades — an ironic development just as an unabashedly liberal mayor and City Council are set to take office. It’s not as if liberal voices will vanish — noncommercial stations like WBAI and WNYC are still alive and kicking — but they can’t replace the local flavor and crackling energy of commercial radio, where shows move more quickly to accommodate the ads. The changeover at WWRL comes as a...
  • 5 ways to rescue liberal talk radio (but it won’t be easy)

    11/29/2013 12:30:25 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | November 28, 2013 | By MACKENZIE WEINGER
    Just a few dozen stations now carry liberal talkers, as key affiliates in cities with active left-wing politics are falling like dominoes, going dark or switching formats. Detroit’s progressive outlet shut down in January, along with Seattle’s liberal talk station, which changed to sports. And after last year’s election, Portland’s progressive talk station ended its political programming. With the political battlegrounds of 2014 and 2016 on the horizon, reducing the whopping imbalance between conservative radio, with its huge fan base, and the left has become more important than ever, according to those in the progressive media world. POLITICO spoke with...
  • 'Wait, Wait. . .Don't Tell Me' show apologizes for Polish joke

    11/01/2013 9:12:16 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 1, 2013 | Lauren Zumbach,
    The joke in question came from the Bluff the Listener segment of the show Saturday, in which an audience member was asked to identify which of three stories about an old joke coming true had been taken from that week's headlines. Peter Grosz, an actor and TV writer who has appeared as a panelist and guest host on "Wait Wait," offered a supposed news item referencing a joke asking how many Poles it takes to screw in a light bulb.
  • NPR to shed 10% of staff amid budget shortfall

    09/13/2013 2:09:05 PM PDT · by mojito · 51 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/13/2013 | Unattributed
    US broadcast network National Public Radio plans to shed 10% of its staff in an effort to close a $6.1m (Ł3.8m) budget deficit, a spokeswoman has said. It will offer voluntary redundancies to its roughly 840 employees. The broadcaster put the budget shortfall in part down to a decline in corporate grants amid the slow US economy. National Public Radio (NPR) reaches 27 million listeners a week through 975 member stations across the US. The redundancies follow a series of shake-ups in the non-profit's leadership, and a 2008 reduction of about 8% of its staff. NPR, based in Washington DC,...
  • (Pacifica Radio) WBAI-FM Lays Off Most of Staff (New York)

    09/01/2013 7:29:20 PM PDT · by carlo3b · 31 replies
    New Ypork Times ^ | August 11, 2013 | BEN SISARIO
    ... In a tearful on-air announcement on Friday, Summer Reese, the interim executive director of the Pacifica Foundation, which owns WBAI, said that after talks with SAG-Aftra, the union that represents broadcasting talent, “we will be laying off virtually everyone whose voice you recognize on the air,” effective Monday.
  • Libtalker Thom Hartmann Claims 'Flush Rush' Backfired

    08/05/2013 9:15:50 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 5, 2013 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember the 'Flush Rush' boycott attempted by David Brock and Media Matters which called for advertisers to drop their sponsorships of Rush Limbaugh's radio show? How did that work out in the long run? According to liberal radio talk host Thom Hartmann on CNN's Reliable Sources yesterday it completely backfired because it ended up hurting liberal shows: David Brock and Media Matters were leading the boycott Limbaugh crusade, which did presumably some damage to the Limbaugh show. I can tell you it did a lot of damage to progressive talk radio, because a lot of advertisers right across the board...
  • Zimmerman on 'Slave Patrol' When He Shot Martin, Libtalker Spews

    07/17/2013 11:10:19 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 31 replies
    To all too many on the left, America has barely budged since the '50s when it comes to civil rights. As far as liberal radio host Thom Hartmann is concerned, America has barely budged since the antebellum era. Hard to believe anyone, even a hard-core leftist, can spread such drivel, what with a man of color holding the highest office in the land -- one to which he was just comfortably re-elected -- and the Justice Department being run, go figure, by another man of color. What's truly amazing is that both men are actually slaves, at least in the...
  • Radio host offers Trayvon Martin’s friend, Rachel Jeantel, full ride to black college of her choice

    07/16/2013 5:29:52 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 113 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 16 Jul 2013 | Chuck Ross
    On his radio program Tuesday, radio host Tom Joyner announced that he would fully pay for Rachel Jeantel to attend a historically black college or university of her choice. Jeantel is the friend of Trayvon Martin who was the last person to speak to him before his February 2012 death and the star witness in the trial against George Zimmerman. Joyner told Jeantel on his radio program early Tuesday, “if you want to graduate from high school, and go to an HBCU…if you want to do that, I want to help you do that.” Jeantel is currently 19 years old...
  • NPR’s new headquarters refuels funding debate

    06/21/2013 11:03:46 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 06/21/13 | Paul Farhi
    NPR’s gleaming new headquarters building in the shadow of the Capitol in Washington has soaring ceilings, a 24-hour “wellness” center, an employee gym and a gourmet cafe staffed by a resident chef.
  • WBAI Lays Off Entire Staff (Pacifica NY)

    06/20/2013 10:24:21 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 24 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 6/20/13 | Lance Venta
    ...The announcement comes a day after word that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is withholding funding to Pacifica's five stations for insufficient accounting practices, misreported revenues and failure to comply with CPB rules on open meetings and financial transparency
  • Boston Marathon Bombing from the NPR perspective.

    04/20/2013 3:49:48 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 28 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 4/20/2013 | Moneyrunner
    Diana Temple-Raston in NPR’s All ThingsConsidered blames the Boston Marathon bombing on Right Wingers celebrating Hitler’s birthday. Transcript: ALL THINGS CONSIDERED APRIL 17th. Diana Temple-Raston provides insight into the Boston investigation. This thinking as we’re reporting is that this is a domestic extremist attack. And officials are leaning that way largely because of the timing of the attack. April is a big month for anti-government and right wing individuals. There’s the Columbine anniversary. There’s Hitler’s birthday. There’s the Oklahoma City bombing. The assault on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco. So according to NPR we Right Wingers were having a...
  • NPR's Nina Totenberg Dumps on Bork's Death

    12/23/2012 7:47:19 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 25 replies ^ | December 23, 2012 | Tim Graham
    National Public Radio was quite good at historical re-enactment on Thursday night's All Things Considered. The Nina Totenberg obituary on Reagan's defeated Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork carried almost all the original liberal invective. She included then-Washington Post TV critic Tom Shales, who wrote "He looked and talked like a man who would throw the book at you, and maybe the whole country."
  • NPR Asks: 'Did the Wheels Just Fall Off the GOP Campaign?' ...

    09/22/2012 6:14:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies ^ | September 22, 2012 | Tim Graham
    On Friday's All Things Considered, NPR anchor Robert Siegel wasn't mincing words about wanting the 2012 presidential race to be over after the secret Romney tape surfaced: " What do you make of that shift, E.J.? Is it just a terrible week with several more weeks to go in the campaign or did the wheels just fall off the Republican campaign?" Dionne temporized a little before saying the speech was "really harmful" to Romney's chances. But he was almost polite compared to "conservative" David Brooks, who dug a grave for Romney, saying he's not a "plausible alternative' to Obama and...
  • Former Air America Radio Host Rants 'I Hate This G**-damned Country!'

    07/05/2012 9:56:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 123 replies ^ | July 5, 2012 | Jack Coleman
    What is it about leftists and their hate-hate affair with America? host Nicole Sandler, formerly of the justifiably defunct Air America Radio, has upped the ante on libtalker Bill Press, who vented about his visceral loathing for the national anthem, and chirpy MSNBC weekend host Chris Hayes, who sniffed in disdain at the notion of fallen soldiers as "heroes." (Audio clip after page break).Libtalker: I HATE This G-D Country!Heck, Sandler hates the nation as a whole, not just its venerated secular hymn and most selfless warriors. Here is Sander filling in for liberal soulmate Randi Rhodes on Tuesday, the...
  • 76 public radio stations would be at “high risk” if Congress de-funds public broadcasting.

    06/25/2012 6:50:29 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 46 replies
    taylor on radio-info ^ | 6/25/12 | Tom Taylor
    The toll on public television would also be harsh, says a new revenue analysis from Booz & Company presented in Washington DC. Booz says 54 public TV stations would be at high risk of shutting down, without revenue support from CPB. The outside experts looked at five alternative scenarios, including allowing public stations to accept some advertising. It decided that “a shift from a non-commercial model to a commercial advertising model would have dramatically negative consequences for many of the communities that public broadcasters serve.” It observes that federal support has already shrunk by $50 million in the last two...
  • (NPR) 'Car Talk' to End After 35 Years

    06/10/2012 5:38:26 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 9, 2012 | Erin McLaughlin
    It's the end of the road for "Car Talk." After 35 years on the air, Click and Clack have run out of gas, and will stop taping new shows this fall. Tom and Ray Magliozzi have hosted NPR's most popular show for decades, but the brothers say it's "time to stop and smell the cappuccino." The mechanic brothers started their auto advice show in Boston in 1977, and have been dishing out car tips and jokes every Saturday morning on NPR since 1987. "We've managed to avoid getting thrown off NPR for 25 years, giving tens of thousands of wrong...
  • NPR Admits It Scrubbed Clip of Mara Liasson Separating 'Educated Women' and 'Stay-at-Home Moms'

    04/25/2012 7:00:01 AM PDT · by KarlInOhio · 53 replies ^ | April 25, 2012 | Tim Graham
    NPR's Mara Liasson outraged female listeners on Weekend Edition Sunday on April 15 when she said Mitt Romney's political problems aren't with "stay-at-home moms," but rather with "educated women." Seven days later, NPR admitted it scrubbed the clip and the transcript for the website. On April 22, in a letters segment, Liasson claimed "I misspoke and that's one reason why we corrected the interview for later feeds of the show." Maybe she didn't "misspeak" as much as she betrayed her own opinion. She's never stayed at home and her biographies list no children. At least NPR returned to the scene...
  • The Left's Greatest Hits of $#!^ They've Said About Conservatives

    03/09/2012 5:14:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | March 9, 2012 | Staff
    Editor's Note: This column was authored by Dr. Stephen Smoot, of Young America's Foundation. Newsweek rhetorically asked America recently, “Why are Obama’s critics (read conservatives) so dumb?” We have to admit that we do fall short of our erudite betters on the Left in the field of expression. Why can’t conservatives rise to their enlightened level of discourse? What is most galling to me is the fact that we cannot even come up with our own witty attacks. Our most visible conservative has to stoop to copying our intellectual betters! Such as when David Letterman referred to Sarah Palin...
  • Talker Mike Malloy Under Fire For Comments About Tornado Victims

    03/05/2012 5:47:38 PM PST · by Mozilla · 48 replies ^ | March 5, 2012 | Staff
    Syndicated liberal talker MIKE MALLOY may have his own controversy, as LIMBAUGH supporters point out that MALLOY made comments FRIDAY that painted victims of that day's deadly tornadoes as "little grease spots on the pavement" put there by "their God." MALLOY's comments, reported by BRIAN MALONEY's RADIO EQUALIZER site, included, "They keep being killed, you know, their God, if this is where they want to look at it, keeps smashing them into little grease spots on the pavement in -- uh -- uh -- in -- in, you know, in ALABAMA and MISSISSIPPI and ARKANSAS and, uh, GEORGIA and, uh,...
  • Los Angeles Radio Host Uses Witch-Hunt Logic to Defend Ed Schultz's Smear of Ingraham

    How about that, he's a lawyer to boot. Angered by Ed Schultz's quick apology and suspension from MSNBC for maligning Laura Ingraham as a "right-wing slut" and 'talk slut," Los Angelese-based radio host Bill Handel has come up with a decidedly peculiar response to the controversy. Is there "any proof that she's not" a slut, Handel asked on his KFI AM radio show.
  • Air America host arrested for disrupting Allen West town hall event

    04/26/2011 10:18:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 63 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/26/11 | Matthew Boyle - The Daily Caller
    Local police arrested a woman who appears to be former liberal radio network Air America host Nicole Sandler while she was disrupting Rep. Allen West’s Tuesday town hall event in Fort Lauderdale and harassing the Congressman’s wife. According to video obtained by Florida blogger Javier Manjarres, known better online as The Shark Tank, police charged Sandler, who revealed her name on camera, with trespassing after they removed her from the event and she “continued her tirade and used an expletive to address a police officer.” With Air America now defunct, Sandler hosts a self-described “progressive talk radio” show at
  • Public Radio Publicist Apologizes For Controversial Remarks About Limbaugh

    07/21/2010 12:30:13 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 105 replies
    NPR Blog ^ | July 21, 2010 | David Gura
    This morning, The Daily Caller posted a story about an email message radio publicist Sarah Spitz reportedly sent to Journolist, a now-defunct listserv. "If you were in the presence of a man having a heart attack, how would you respond?" The Daily Caller article began. "As he clutched his chest in desperation and pain, would you call 911? Would you try to save him from dying? Of course you would." --snip-- I made poorly considered remarks about Rush Limbaugh to what I believed was a private email discussion group from my personal email account. As a publicist, I realize more...
  • Lib Talker Malloy Happy Cheney's In Hospital, Hopes 'Miserable Bastard' Dies

    Is there any limit to the hatred liberal talk radio host Mike Malloy is willing to express on the air about conservatives?
  • Michael Moore Filled With 'Despair' Over ObamaCare, a 'Victory for Capitalism'

    03/27/2010 6:33:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 65 replies · 1,369+ views ^ | March 26, 2010 | Tim Graham
    Appearing on the radical-left public radio network Pacifica on Tuesday to promote his DVD of Capitalism: A Love Story, filmmaker Michael Moore called the passage of ObamaCare a victory...for capitalism: Well, I mean, to me, it all comes back to this issue of an economic system that is truly evil. And the healthcare bill that was passed ultimately will be seen as a victory for capitalism, because it protected the capitalist model of providing healthcare for people. In other words, we’re not to help people unless there’s money to be made from it. That is so patently disgusting and immoral,...
  • Libtalker Calls for Deaths of Limbaugh, Beck, O’Reilly (audio)

    03/26/2010 3:08:10 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies · 1,154+ views
    Mike Malloy ^ | March 26, 2010
    Mike Malloy: "Well, keep it up boys, just keep it up, um except for one thing: you rat bastards are going to cause another Murrah federal building explosion, you are. And then - what is Beck - maybe at that point Beck will do the honorable thing and blow his brains out."
  • PBS host Smiley calls meeting to urge black agenda

    03/03/2010 6:14:23 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 24 replies · 770+ views
    AP ^ | 3 March 2010 | JESSE WASHINGTON
    Two months after ending his annual State of the Black Union conference, Tavis Smiley is gathering African-American advocates to press the case for a "black agenda." The decision was motivated by what Smiley called recent statements from some black leaders downplaying the need for President Barack Obama to specifically help African-Americans. "I was compelled to do it because of this debate," the activist and PBS talk show host said Wednesday. The panel discussion will be March 20 at Chicago State University. Panelists include advertising pioneer Tom Burrell, professors Michael Eric Dyson and Cornel West, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan,...
  • Ex-Air America CEO Blames 'Darwinian World' of Market Forces for Failure of 'Progressive' Talk Radio

    02/12/2010 10:45:51 AM PST · by Justaham · 18 replies · 440+ views ^ | 2-12-10 | P.J. Gladnick
    The former CEO of Air America, Danny Goldberg, has been kind enough to provide us with some comedy entertainment in an article, Air America Radio, RIP -- It Didn't Have to Be This Way. Actually, Danny, it did have to be that way due to those market forces at work that you castigate. However, we all owe you a vote of thanks for coming up with several incredibly lame but laughable excuses to explain away the failure of Air America in particular and "progressive talk radio" in general. First the donor quality excuse: Democracy Radio folded in 2006 as a...
  • Former AA CEO Blames 'Darwinian World' of Market Forces for Failure of 'Progressive' Talk Radio

    02/12/2010 9:02:53 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies · 627+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | February 12, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    The former CEO of Air America, Danny Goldberg, has been kind enough to provide us with some comedy entertainment in an article, Air America Radio, RIP -- It Didn't Have to Be This Way. Actually, Danny, it did have to be that way due to those market forces at work that you castigate. However, we all owe you a vote of thanks for coming up with several incredibly lame but laughable excuses to explain away the failure of Air America in particular and "progressive talk radio" in general. First the donor quality excuse: Democracy Radio folded in 2006 as a...
  • WILK News Radio on Sarah Palin’s appearance at a Tennessee Tea Party

    02/10/2010 8:11:37 AM PST · by NEPAConservative · 9 replies · 390+ views
    Annuit Coeptis ^ | 02/10/200 | NEPAConservative
    Below is a video of what the local NEPA (Northeastern Pennsylvania) talking heads are saying about Sarah Palin’s latest appearance at a Tea Party in Tennessee. The show is called The Morning News with Nancy and Kevin. Joe Thomas is sitting in for the Liberal Nancy Kamann. As you can imagine without Joe this show would be a Liberal/Progressive slobber fest with ZERO voice of reason. This is just another example of the liberal media’s uproar over Sarah Palin scribbling a few talking points on her hand for her speech. A few words to keep in mind for the liberals...
  • Rosie O'Donnell, Broadway Star Spread 9/11 Truther Talk on Radio

    02/09/2010 7:40:10 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies · 602+ views ^ | Feb. 9, 2010 | Tim Graham
    Rosie O’Donnell is still spreading 9-11 conspiracy theories on her new Sirius/XM radio show. On Friday, she welcomed Broadway star (and one-season Saturday Night Live cast member) Christine Ebersole. The two entertainers agreed that something was fishy in Washington (just as they did on ABC's The View in 2007: EBERSOLE: I don't need to know what happened [on 9/11], because I don't, and that's why we need another investigation...I do know that the official government story is a complete and total lie. O'DONNELL: Yes, and that's what I've been saying, too. EBERSOLE: When you're a're called a conspiracy theorist...What...
  • Air America's Chapter 7 Liquidation Filing Lists Its Creditors

    02/03/2010 10:37:04 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 14 replies · 745+ views ^ | 2/03/10 |
    It tells a federal bankruptcy court its unsecured debts are more than $15 million in excess of its assets, says the New York Times MediaDecoder. The largest debtor by far is Pendulum Media, controlled by Charlie Kireker, who took over Air America’s parent a couple of years ago. Several Air America talents are due money, since last week’s shutdown: Rachel Maddow is owed $3,952 (“which appeared to be about two-thirds of her monthly pay of $5,833”, says MediaDecoder). Ron Reagan’s company is owed $6,351. Ellis Henican is owed $1,500. Weekender Ana Marie Cox is owed $1,169 in unreimbursed expenses, and...
  • Ed Schultz Says Robert Gibbs Dropped The F-Bomb On Him (Gibbs to Schultz "Go F Yourself")

    01/25/2010 4:05:34 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 23 replies · 1,353+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 1-25-10
    In a speech at Minnesota progressive talk radio AM950’s Blue State Bash, MSNBC’s Ed Schultz pulled back the curtain on an off-camera exchange he had with White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. The host of The Ed Show says Gibbs dropped an “F-bomb” on him, but only after Schultz launched an “S-rocket” of his own. At issue was whether or not the White House fought hard enough for a public option, and whether Gibbs could re-train Schultz’s sights on the real enemy. Here’s Schultz’s uncensored, NSFW description of the exchange (partial transcript here — video via
  • Ed Schultz Tells Robert Gibbs He's Full of (Obama) - Gibbs Responds With F-Bomb

    01/24/2010 9:41:09 AM PST · by kristinn · 46 replies · 4,013+ views
    Sunday, January 24, 2010 | Kristinn
    (Note: MSNBC host Ed Schultz spoke last night at the Blue State Bash sponsored by KTNF-950AM held at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Web site The Uptake posted a video report of his speech in which he relates an off-camera swearing match with White House spokesman Robert Gibbs.) SNIP Schultz: "I know this this (sic) of those being recorded but I wasn't told it was off the record but Mister Gibbs I had quite a conversation off the air the other night and I'm going to tell you I told him he was full of (Obama), is what I told...
  • Ed Schultz Tells Robert Gibbs He is Full of Sh*t, Gibbs Responds With "F-Bomb"

    01/24/2010 1:45:21 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 27 replies · 2,173+ views
    The Lid/The Uptake ^ | 1/24/10 | The Lid
    Wow...there must be something wrong with me, I agree with Ed Schultz, well at least one line, Robert Gibbs is full of Sh*t. The MSNBC crock-pot spoke at the Blue State Bash at the Minneapolis Convention Center last night at an event put on by Minnesota progressive talk radio AM950’s. As part of his speech Schultz revealed that he had a bit of a spat with Robert Gibbs when the White House Press Secretary appeared on his show this past Thursday “Mr. Gibbs and I had quite a conversation off the air the other night, I told him he was...
  • Farewell, Air America, when we need it most (Ron Reagan Barf)

    01/23/2010 7:26:00 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 71 replies · 1,699+ views ^ | Jan. 22, 2010 | Ron Reagan
    The conservative wing of the Supreme Court has brazenly revealed its corporatist agenda; President Obama may have found a populist voice with which to hector Wall Street; having given away Ted Kennedy’s old Senate seat to a former Cosmo centerfold, Democrats are preparing to roll over on health insurance reform; and without doubt, Rush Limbaugh is making a complete ass of himself. Yet, for the first time in over a year, I won’t be able to talk about any of this on the radio. Air America, the long-suffering progressive talk radio network that carried my show, is no more. They...
  • The Demise of Air America

    01/23/2010 12:18:56 PM PST · by AJKauf · 19 replies · 1,055+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Jan. 23 | Jazz Shaw
    Leading them off on the non-hit parade was Al Franken, who the management assumed would come with a built-in audience. Franken had serious name recognition from his days on Saturday Night Live, and while most regular readers of this space will likely disagree, he was — on occasion — a funny guy. But one thing he was not was a radio guy. Following Al they had Janeane Garofalo, who had been a mostly underground success as a stand-up comic in the bigger urban areas. She loved to talk about politics, but she had a screeching, nails-on-blackboard voice and a tendency...
  • NPR Blames Conservatives for Obama's Broken Promises

    01/23/2010 7:56:30 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies · 1,371+ views
    NPR Blames Conservatives for Obama's Broken Promises By Candance Moore Created 01/23/2010 - 10:18 Whatever version of healthcare reform President Obama gets from Congress will look nothing like the promises he made while campaigning. According to NPR, it has nothing to do with Obama belting empty campaign slogans. Rather, NPR fired off a litany of conservative bogeymen, from Republicans to moderate Democrats to Sarah Palin's "death panels" to explain why Obama's campaign message has failed to materialize. In an article [1] printed Thursday called "Why Public Support For Health Care Faltered," NPR, in cooperation with Kaiser Health News, began with...
  • Radio Host Diane Rehm says "Republicans have wanted to kill Obama from the time he was elected"

    01/22/2010 7:16:57 PM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 71 replies · 1,836+ views
    A listener to Washington, DC's news talk radio station WAMU - 88.5FM (an NPR station) wrote the following today in the D.C. Radio & Television web site's Mailbag section ( "Dear DCRTV: Diane Rehm on her 01/22/10 10am domestic politics show on WAMU said that "Republicans have wanted to kill Obama from the time he was elected." None of the guests said a word in response. Is Diane getting too old for the show or is she just showing her true colors? Her comment deserves some media attention. It's outrageous. Rgds. lanzil (1/22/10)" I was appalled. I've included a link...
  • Air America Radio closing, filing for bankruptcy

    01/22/2010 9:26:33 AM PST · by The Anti-One · 80 replies · 2,897+ views
    LOS ANGELES – Air America Radio, a radio network that was launched in 2004 as a liberal alternative to Rush Limbaugh and other conservative commentators, on Thursday shut down abruptly due to financial woes. The network once boasted hosts such as Al Franken and Rachel Maddow, but struggled from the outset, including multiple management shake-ups, a bankruptcy in 2006 and sale for $4.25 million the following year. Air America ceased airing new programs Thursday afternoon and said it will soon file to be liquidated under Chapter 7 bankruptcy. It began broadcasting reruns of programs and would end those as well...
  • Air America, the Talk Radio Network, Will Go Off the Air

    01/21/2010 6:46:33 PM PST · by La Lydia · 20 replies · 807+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 20, 2010 | Brian Stelter
    Air America, the long-suffering progressive talk radio network, abruptly shut down on Thursday, bowing to what it called a “very difficult economic environment.” The chairman of Air America Media, Charlie Kireker, said in a statement that the company would file under Chapter 7 bankruptcy “to carry out an orderly winding-down of the business...” The closing did not come as a surprise. Air America, which began six years ago and has 100 affiliated stations, cycled through a number of owners and never found its financial footing. It first filed for bankruptcy protection in 2006 but managed to stay on the air....
  • Air America crashes, burns

    01/21/2010 7:07:20 PM PST · by Man50D · 18 replies · 662+ views ^ | January 21, 2010
    Air America, the left-leaning radio network started with personalities including now-Sen. Al Franken and Rachel Maddow – now of MSNBC – has crashed and burned, announcing a bankruptcy filing and plans to pull its own plug by Monday. A letter from Air America Media chief Charlie Kireker today told workers, "With radio industry ad revenues down for 10 consecutive quarters, and reportedly off 21 percent in 2009, signs of improvement have consisted of hoping things will be less bad," according to a report in Mediaweek. "And though Internet/new media revenues are projected to grow, our expanding online efforts face the...
  • Air America to cease live programming today, totally off the air 1/25/10

    01/21/2010 1:58:38 PM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 203 replies · 6,284+ views
    Air America ^ | 1/21/10 | Air America Board
    It is with the greatest regret, on behalf of our Board, that we must announce that Air America Media is ceasing its live programming operations as of this afternoon, and that the Company will file soon under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code to carry out an orderly winding-down of the business.
  • Air America, the Talk Radio Network, Will Go Off the Air

    01/21/2010 6:44:31 PM PST · by God luvs America · 32 replies · 725+ views
    Air America, the long-suffering progressive talk radio network, abruptly shut down on Thursday, bowing to what it called a “very difficult economic environment.” The chairman of Air America Media, Charlie Kireker, said in a statement that the company would file under Chapter 7 bankruptcy “to carry out an orderly winding-down of the business.” In a troubled time for advertising-driven media businesses, “our painstaking search for new investors has come close several times right up into this week but ultimately fell short of success,” Mr. Kireker said. The closing did not come as a surprise. Air America, which began six years...