2014 will mark the beginning of a massive change for liberal talk radio across the country. In New York, WWRL 1600 AM will flip to Spanish-language music and talk, throwing Ed Schultz, Thom Hartmann, Randi Rhodes, and Alan Colmes off the air. In Los Angeles, KTLK 1150 will be dumping Stephanie Miller, Rhodes, Bill Press and David Cruz off the air in favor of Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. In San Francisco, KNEW 960 will leave Miller, Hartmann, and Mike Malloy without a radio home in the market.
Thanks to radio consolidation and the secondary status of leftist talk in major markets across the country, the final death knell for liberal talkers could be tolling. Leftist talkers simply don’t have the same radio draw as conservatives; KTLK was ranked #41 in the market in November 2013, with WWRL registering almost no pulse at all. KNEW registered just an 0.4 in the San Francisco market in December 2013, placing it #31 in the market.
The failure of commercial leftist talk means that only government-sponsored NPR remains in many major markets.
And sorry, Mitt, you’ll have to look for another sexy 20 something to lend her support this election season. “The way that Republicans attack women is so offensive to me,” Kunis exclaims. “And the way they talk about religion is offensive. I may not be a practicing Jew, but why we gotta talk about Jesus all the time? And it’s baffling to me how a poor person in Georgia can say, ‘I’m a Republican.’ Why?”
Obviously Mila has not really listened to many Republicans talk about women. She has simply accepted the Left’s talking points as fact, and never bothered to think, or actually examine the Republican’s view of women. I suppose Mila thinks, an oxymoron I know, that there are no Republican women. And, it is clear that Mila has never once read or listened to the vile things the Left has aimed at Republican women. Again, who has time for thinking right Mila? It is so much easier to just swallow the Left’s rhetoric whole.
Her remarks concerning how Republicans talk about religion is way off base as well. Frankly, if she actually LISTENED to Republicans, she might, or should I say WOULD see things differently.
My favorite part of Mila’s spiel is her remarks about a poor person in Georgia being Republican. Mila is shocked that any “poor” person could be Republican. Again, I suppose she thinks all Republicans are “rich”, another common lie repeated constantly by the Left.
All of this leads me to believe that Mila is A- worried about seeming hip and cool, which she thinks will be achieved by bashing Republicans. And B- that she, like most on the Left, is ignorant, and revels in that ignorance. I am sure Mila would tell us how open-minded and tolerant she is. She might even say that Republicans are stupid, or under educated. Poor Mila, she not only does not seem to know much, she doesn’t suspect anything either. Talk about under educated! But look on the bright side Mila, you still have your looks.
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Just watch MSNBS. Seriously, consider the clip Hot Air has of Lawrence O’Donnell calling the Romney’s “out of touch” because her shirt costs $990.The funny part is that when Meghan McCain actually points out to Lawrence that Michelle Obama wears $600 tennis shoes, O’Donnell shoots back that the shoes really only cost $450. yeah, that is “in touch” Lawrence!
Of course, this type of class warfare garbage is all the Left has. They cannot talk about any substantive issue. AllahPundit gets it right
When you can’t talk about $5 trillion in new debt, talk about a $990 shirt that the candidate’s wife bought with her own money. When you can’t talk about unemployment dropping below eight percent, talk about car elevators. If this economy ends up in a double dip, we may well see an “all Seamus, all the time” format on MSNBC for the month of October. Can’t wait for Martin Bashir’s dramatic eulogy for Man’s Best Friend on Election Day eve.
You have to talk about the standards the Left applies to its behavior. Eugene Robinson is a classic example of the sheer hypocrisy and delusion of the Left.
Not all overheated political rhetoric is alike. Delusional right-wing crazy talk — the kind of ranting we’ve heard recently from washed-up rock star Ted Nugent and Tea Party-backed Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) — is a special kind of poison that cannot be safely ignored.
Let me be clear: I’m saying that the extreme language we hear from the far right is qualitatively different from the extreme language we hear from the far left — and far more damaging to the ties that bind us as a nation. Tut-tutting that both sides should tone it down is meaningless. For all intents and purposes, one side is the problem.
Well, one thing about Robinson, a regular contributor on MSNBS, is that he is, at least, honest about how biased he and other Leftists are! Open minded? Not Leftists, not at all.
Have you ever noticed that when Progressives talk about some subject, there is always some sort of exclusionary point? The want higher taxes, but, not for themselves. They want globull warming laws, but, not for themselves. They want national health care, but not for unions and other left wing groups and companies.
Oh, of course not! Leftists consider themselves as above the masses.
If you launch a new radio show as a rival to Rush Limbaugh, it’s probably best not to do it the way Mike Huckabee just did.
Huckabee, who started a new program through Cumulus Media Network on Monday, is trying to carve out listenership from a conservative base that listens to Limbaugh religiously from 12-3p every day. In other words, he’s unashamedly going to war for the same listeners. But the conservative outlet The American Spectator was tipped out off to something interesting on the first day of Huckabee’s new show that might not help that cause: the first “listener” to call in was actually a radio executive involved in the show. And no one revealed that important detail.
Translation: as the Spectator says, it was a “planted call.”
“The very first phone call, arriving some fifty minutes into the show. To anyone with an ear for talk radio it had a startling quality,” the Spectator’s Jeffrey Lord, former Reagan White House political director, writes. “Why?”
“No one seemed to remember to give the call-in number to the audience until the very last few seconds of those first fifty minutes. But yet… presto!… within seconds, Mike Huckabee did in fact have a caller on the line! Without ever questioning how that caller could have gotten on that line in less time than it takes Obama to blame Bush for anything!”
The caller turned out to be none other than Mike McVay, the senior vice president of programming for Cumulus Media Network. Hmmm, a corny planted call. A corny stunt that anyone could tell was staged? What a shocker that Huckaphoney would go that route! Like I have said, Huck is a televangelist with a better hair cut. He is as fake as a three dollar bill, so this stunt really suited him perfectly!
One thing though, Huckabee did get something out of today, he earned my Daley Douchebag Award!
UPDATE! Dan Riehl hates Huck as much as I do, and offers his own Huck-a-Slap
How prophetic! And you know Mike “The Huckster” Huckabee knows what “prophetic” means. How is he going to get right with the Lord after this one? I mean, Jeff Lord at AmSpec, of course, who busts Mike Huckabee for the very first caller into the Huckster’s brand new (and born to fail) radio show being a staged caller? Worse, it was his boss and they hid that fact from … well, I was going to say listeners – unfortunately, I’m not sure he had any. A man’s faith can only accomplish so much and I don’t have much faith in Huck cutting it on the radio. Somehow, I think he’d play better at a funeral.
So, Mike Huckabee, or Mike Hokeybee as I call him, is going to get into the talk radio business. OK, fine, he might make it, but if he is going to go up against Rush, then, Huck’s tenure will be brief! And that is a good thing
(POLITICO) — Rush Limbaugh, the longstanding undisputed king of conservative talk radio who’s been dogged by controversy recently, is about to face some more heat. Not from the left, but this time from the right.
On Monday, former Arkansas governor and one-time Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee will launch a three-hour radio program on almost 200 stations across the country, going voice-to-voice with Limbaugh in the noon-to-3 p.m. time slot, Monday through Friday.
Cumulus Media, which owns and operates the new program, is already pitching Huckabee to listeners and advertisers as the “safe alternative” to a man who has recently found himself under weeks of intense fire — not for the first time — and who some believe could be vulnerable to a challenge from someone offering a kinder, gentler conservative voice.
“Our tagline is, ‘More conversation, less confrontation’,” Huckabee told POLITICO. “I’m going to treat every guest with respect and civility. Nobody is going to come on and get into a shouting match with me. That’s just not my style.”
Making a direct comparison with Limbaugh, John Dickey, the co-COO of Cumulus Media, adds, “This is going to be safer from a commercial standpoint, and more respectful from a listener’s perspective. I think that environment has been sorely lacking in talk radio.”
“Safe radio”? What is Huckabee going to broadcast with a condom on his mic? Give me a break, Huckabee is a used car salesman in a better suit, and he has less chance of hurting Rush’s ratings than he does being a genuine Conservative!
OK, two days ago, I posted a video Yesterday, I began to explain why this song is so meaningful. Today, I finish the story. I ended that last post talking about my friend, who I had come to adore, like a daughter. A friend I thought the world of. a friend who leaned on me, who shared her dreams, and frustrations with me. A friend that I trusted with my friendship, the first person in ten years I really trusted with my heart. In September, 2010, we were closer than ever, we talked nearly every day, and she, always made a point when she came to work, to come say hi, hug me, and chat a bit, I did like wise when I left work. As I explained yesterday, had developed an emotional attachment with this kid like no other i had ever had with maybe anyone.
I remember the day before I left on my vacation to Colorado. She told me she would miss me, and that work would, in her words “suck” without me around for two weeks. I was the happiest I had been in a long time. We texted each other during my trip, and when I came home, everything went back to normal. A couple of weeks later, we went out for my birthday, went the Dallas Aquarium, had lunch, shopped a bit, it was a great day.
Then, over the next week, she stopped returning tetxs, no big deal, not like her but, no big deal as I said. Then came October 12. Like lots of days I was leaving work as she arrived, as always I was looking forward to seeing her. The kid made my heart smile each time I saw her, I was so proud of her, and thought that I might not ever have a daughter, but I had come close with this kid. But, something had changed, I went up to her, as usual, put my arm around her, and instead of returning the hug, she jerked away, giving me a look of disgust. I asked her what was wrong, she said she was just really tired, bad day, you know. Again, not that big a deal, but I took note that while she seemed to not want anything to do with me, she seemed OK with other people at work. The next day, another odd look, and some cold treatment. Hmmm, I was puzzled, but I decided I would just talk to her the next day, ask her what the deal was, and we would be fine. I certainly was not going to get mad or think the worst.
That next day, I sent her a text, told her I had a question for her, and she had never come to work and not hugged me, said hi as I was leaving. Until that day. She avoided me, and went upstairs without speaking to me. Now I knew there was a problem, so I sent her a text, asked if I had done something to upset her. No response, so the next day comes, same thing, avoiding me. What the Hell? So, I went to her, asked her if we were OK, she said sure, but she acted like she wanted to be as far away from me as possible. So, I asked her to talk to me, something was wrong, obviously, and she said “I have just been talking to a lot of different people lately and…” She stopped there, not finishing the thought. I waited, then asked “and?” She would only say ” I am just not talking to a lot of people right now”. This made no sense, this was my buddy, the sweet kid who always made the time to say hi, and who had shared so much with me.
Over the next few weeks, I tried to talk to her and she would talk, but was obviously did not want to. And if I did not approach her, she ignored me completely. Finally, I told her we had to talk, that I really was hurting, and missed her and our friendship,. Her response was silence, nothing. I told her that if she needs time fine, I would not pressure her, and we would talk when she was ready. The next three weeks, we did not talk. I kept waiting, and waiting, and nothing. She simply acted as if I did not exist. My heart was breaking, I was losing my closest friend, and had no idea why. So, after three weeks, I sent her a text, told her that I, at the very least deserved an explanation. I explained that I was hurting, miserable, and that I was not angry, I just wanted to talk and fix whatever was wrong. Two more weeks, and nothing.
I was pretty depressed by now. I went out every night, doing anything not to think about her, and of course, all I did was think about her. I felt guilty, like I had failed her somehow. Sure I knew, at least my head did, that I had done nothing, and even if I had, she should at least try to tell me what was going on. I waited every day when she came to work, waited for her to come talk, or just come hug me, but, nothing. I was absolutely lost, I felt like part of me was gone, I was on the verge of breaking down several times. Nothing in my life had ever hurt like this.
Then, it is two weeks till Christmas, a Friday, I had to try one more time. So, I texted her a pic of my niece, and asked her if that would by her forgiveness. I then approached her and asked her if it had worked, no response. It was over, somehow, I had lost the very person, that had made me believe in friendship again. My head knew this, and had known for weeks by this time. My heart though, at least what was left of it, had to try once more. So, I made the best heartfelt speech I could. I told her, I had one thing to say, and then, I would not bug her again. I told her that I was so sorry, that I had obviously done something to upset or hurt her. I told her I had done everything I knew to do, and that I was absolutely miserable. I told her she had done nothing to even try to talk it out. Then I told her something I had never told her before. I told her I absolutely adored her, that in ways she was like a daughter to me, and finally, I said the last words I ever will likely say to her. I said Shataria, I love you kid, I do, but I do not deserve this, and you know that, I did not deserve this at all. I turned, I walked away and let the rest of my heart shatter.
So, why did I feel the need to write this? Not sure, over time my heart is healing, Maybe I figure it will heal faster if I share this. I will always hurt when I see her at some level I guess. And there are some times I still tear up a bit over her. Maybe I always will. I am bitter at her, although I do not really want to be. The friendship is gone, I could never trust her again, I know that. I will never figure that kid out. She hurt me, and went about doing it in the most cruel fashion possible. She knew I was crazy about her, she knew I was hurting, she heard me beg her to just talk to me, and said nothing. I had to deal with guilt, although I had nothing to feel guilty over. But when someone you admire so much, and who has given you every indication that they admire and love you too just stops speaking to you, well, you cannot help but feel guilty.
I have been in love, and had my heart broken, but this hurt so much worse than those times. That kid was so special to me. I wanted to see her live her dreams, I wanted to walk her down the aisle one day, her dad was not really in her life, and nothing would have made me happier than to see how beautiful she was on her wedding day. Yeah, I guess that is corny huh? But such is life.
So, finally, how has this song helped me heal? Well, when we were friends, she made me want to be the best person I could be, as I said she had a major impact on my life. So, the part of this song that talks about finding a reason to change who I used to be, a reason to start over new. Those words were how I felt about her she had inspired me to believe in friendship, she had made me able to reach out, and trust. Funny, she would also be the person that would hurt me so badly. Again, I will never know why, and I will always have the hole she left in my heart. But, now, the song still reminds me to be a better person, not to quit, not to stop trusting or having friends. Oddly enough, I still want to be a better person, because of Shataria. Only now, I want to be the best I can be in spite of the emotional devastation she caused me.
Now one more time the song that has helped heal my heart
So should the outrage of a liberal talk radio host Thaddeus Mathews’ racist comment. Matthews’ browbeat black GOP Congressional candidate Charlotte Bergmann, repeatedly swore at her and kicked her out of his studio. When she offered her hand, he refused to shake it, saying he didn’t want any of her whiteness to rub off on her.
This lady is being bullied by some half rate wannabe thug for one reason. She DARES to be a Republican. She DARES to think for herself. Thaddeus Matthews would never dare speak to a man this way for fear of getting his faced caved in. I truly hope this bag of feces does not have a wife or girlfriend, lest he “put them in their place” when they think for themselves.
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Duane Lester finds the latest reason to keep Raising Cain in 2012
Herman Cain might not be the most well known candidate, but those who know him love him.
The results of a new IBOPE Zogby Interactive poll, conducted from May 20-23, show Cain, a businessman and radio talk show host who drew attention at the first party Presidential debate early this month, as the choice of 19% of GOP primary voters. Christie, the New Jersey Governor who led in our four previous polls, is second with 16%, followed by Mitt Romney in third with 11%.
That sound you hear might be the wailing of the Establishment GOP
Must not be tolerated according to Matt, who makes a great point using only humor
Young Billy is a 17-year old boy who enjoys math riddles, glee club and has plans to run for student body President. All that changed in an instant.Last week Billy asked popular cheerleader Shannon to the prom. He was rejected. In a cold-blooded utterance that can only be described as “terroristic in intent” Shannon told Billy that he “wasn’t her type.”
Now a devastated Billy stays in his room playing online video games, occasionally taking time out to mow the lawn or read the Bible.
The backlash against Shannon and her hate-filled rejection of Billy is intense. Many local residents blame talk radio.
“It’s Rush Limbaugh’s fault” said one.
“Fox news and talk radio” said another. “I don’t like what they have to say. They promote a climate of hate. Why else would she reject him?”
The local Democratic party pickets outside Shannon’s house.
“Hey. Ho. Hate speech has got to go!’ read the placards. One person picketing outside her house told reporters:
Our Blog of the Day, the great Conservative Hideout, tells us.
The “progressives,” obviously, have never liked this ability. We have been a significant thorn in their sides, and most all efforts, up to now, have been unsuccessful in negating our message. It’s really not a surprise that they have repeatedly floated the idea of regulating internet content and talk radio. Of course, those regulations would prevent us from discussing or exposing any of their activities. On the other hand, the left would be able to spin their propaganda unimpeded. they would love to return to previous decades, when the major papers and the three broadcast networks could control the flow of information to most Americans.
After the shootings in Tucson, the progressives and their MSM minions attempted to blame the tragedy on Conservative personalities.While that effort, devoid of any actual evidence, has failed, they have managed to insert the civil discourse narrative into the MSM (ironically, while lefty pundits are violating it consistently). While this will be discarded at a time convenient to the left, it does leaves them with an opportunity…
To expand the meme of “inciting violence” to negate one of our greatest strengths-exposing the words and deeds of leftists.
Be sure to read the whole thing. There is zero doubt that the Left will not stop until every Conservative voice is muted. Whether by intimidation, FCC actions, legislation, threats, or any other means necessary, the Left will never stop. This is war, in their minds. A war against anyone who dares disagree with them.
Understand this, everything is political to the Left, EVERYTHING! Their ideology is their faith, and they are passionate about transforming America into a Socialist utopia, and if you refuse to follow their lead, then they will declare war on you. The desire for control is as natural to a Leftist as is breathing, it is not part of what the Left is, it IS what the Left is. Controlling information, and political discourse is crucial to the Left. They cannot win in honest and open debate, and they know it. Therefore, they seek to squelch any voice, be it on the radio, TV, in print, or via blogging, that exposes their true agenda.
This is why we must never stop writing, speaking, blogging, etc. If we ever stop, or allow ourselves to be sucked into the traps of “toning down the vitriol” or being “bi-partisan” then we are finished.
I like Cain a lot, and he is one of those possible candidates that I would love to be able to choose from. We have several very exciting candidates and I hope the Republican leadership will stay the Hell out-of-the-way and let Republican voters decide who OUR choice is! Herman Cain 2012? Bring that on!
Former Godfathers Pizza chief executive Herman Cain says he’s definitely forming an exploratory committee — likely within the next several weeks — to test the waters for a possible Republican presidential run in 2012.
Cain, a radio talk show host and favorite of the Tea Party movement, confirmed the news in an interview with The Daily Caller. He suggested that a presidential campaign is likely, but said he hasn’t made a final decision.
“Bottom line is, all of the indicators and all of the benchmarks that I had laid out and we had laid out as a team are all moving in the direction of yes,” Cain said. “We haven’t gotten there yet, but we’re moving in that direction.”
Now, I am sure that some of our ever wise Meghan McCain/David Brooks Republicans will say that Cain can never win, and we should seek a more “centrist” candidate, but, again, I say, let the Republican voters decide, and let the RINOs stay out of the way!
I also hope we can see several substantive debates, and CNN and the Tea Party Express are planning some it seems.
CNN, which has heavily promoted its nonpartisan brand through the midterm season, is jumping into the 2012 GOP primary debate fray with a bold move: teaming up with the Tea Party Express.
The debate will take place during Labor Day week next year in Tampa, the site of the 2012 Republican National Convention, and will focus on the economy and the signature tea party issue of government spending.
I always pondered how Stacy McCain retains his sanity, and now, his secret has been revealed. He does not listen to presidential speeches. Be sure to read his great piece on this at The American Spectator. Likewise, I tend to ignore most speeches by most politicians. I do so because they contain on average about 90% “talking points”, and I have an increasingly low tolerance for “talking points”, which is, of course, politicalese for bullshit! Talking points are basically sales pitches, and generally speaking bad sales pitches, designed to BS the American people. “talking points” are used to “stay on message”, in other words do not say anything that might be used against your party later. Talking points are just another part of the dumbing down of all things in America. Both parties use them, and to me, they are the biggest beatings to listen to, right up there with Marv Albert doing NBA games, and Bob Costas saying anything.
You know them when you hear them. Democrats, for instance, give us the “tax-cuts for the rich” talking point about every 1.2 seconds. Republicans respond with things like “fiscal responsibility” about every 1.6 seconds. To me, it does not even matter if I agree with the politician or talking head and their particular talking point. I am just burned out on the same people spewing the same things. I crave originality, sincerity, and BS-free speeches and debate.
This is why I prefer blogs to talk radio for the most part. Sure there are Dennis Prager and Rush, who are great, and their shows are NOT the usual three hours of “talking points”, but, face it, most talk radio is, well repetitious and monotonous. Blogs, though, are real, and original, well, at least most Conservative blogs are anyway. Blogs are, for the most part, good because they are NOT run by the talking head types, they are done by average folks, who are not part of the DC insiders club. Frankly, political shows, would be far better if they featured more bloggers as guests.
So, if you are tired of politicalese, and talking points, read this blog more, or check out my blogroll, lots of fine blogs are there. Want originality? Want fear-free political discourse and commentary? You are at the right place!