The Rise of Right-Wing Radio Payola

PBS Frontline: "The Retirement Gamble"

The Retirement Gamble (VIDEO)

For most Americans, traditional retirement is now a pipe dream: Six in 10 people believe they’ll have to delay retirement, just 14 percent are very confident they’ll be able to live comfortably once they stop working, and 17 percent believe they’ll never retire at all.
Who is to blame?

Are Americans Too Uninformed for Democracy?


Papantonio: Are Americans Too Uninformed for Democracy?

Two Explosions at the Boston Marathon

Live Boston coverage:
Radio listeners WJR 760 AM

Fascism American Style

The Nation:The Right Leans In

Quote from article:

Fox News footage flawed: Provocateur Steve Crowder RTW Assault Charges Dropped.

Fox News footage flawed: No protest fight charges planned
LANSING — Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III said he won’t file criminal charges after reviewing unedited video showing events that led to a Fox News contributor being punched during December’s right-to-work demonstrations.

Then we have this:

Prosecutor: No Charges In Fox News Contributor Incident At Right-To-Work Protest

Gotcha Journalism!


Yellow Journalism

Sean Hannity lost half his TV audience after the election



My question exactly - WHERE is the video footage?

Where IS the video footage? In the information age, the IT age, the digital age, where every phone is a camera? At a school (as Rappaport notes) that had installed new entrance security cameras. It's as though we live in the year 1880 or so, and the Stanley Brothers hadn't even invented the dry plate system for photography yet.

God Made a DJ

God Made a Farmer Super Bowl Ad Spoof ‘God Made a DJ’

Wall Street Pulls the Strings: Social Security Under Attack in February 2013

Wall Street Pulls the Strings: Social Security Under Attack in February

A powerful story with no words

For those who may not have received this item in their e-mail...

As the media glosses over the sacrifices of our young soldiers, and chooses rather to pay attention to the foolishness of the Obamas prancing around in glitzy and comletely unnecessary 2nd inauguration parties...

I believe this is what concerns decent Americans:

ClearChannel pulls the plug on Progressive Detroit 1310 WDTW-AM radio.

On December 31, 2012 ClearChannel will pull the plug on Progressive Detroit 1310 WDTW-AM radio. Progressive Michigan voice Tony Trupiano was notified minutes after the Tuesday Lansing Right-to-Work protest show of his loss of employment. Detroit and Southeast Michigan will lose the Thom Hartmann show. For audio of this news scroll to the 11:50 audio mark.

'God Help Michigan' Attorney Fieger blasts Right-to-Work Law

just in--video that accompanies story posted earlier (below)


gotta love nbc--costas lectures about gun ownership during NFL game

NBC just doesn't quit. One would think that watching Sunday night football wouldn't expose you to the liberal ignorance of that network, but only moments ago Bob Costas lectured viewers during halftime of the Eagles/Cowboys game about the horrors of gun ownership.

Never one to miss an opportunity to share his liberal agenda, referring to a Chiefs player who killed his girlfriend and then shot himself, Costas quoted an article by another anti-Constitution writer who said "our current gun culture insures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy...." Costas continued that if the Chiefs player hadn't possessed a gun, he and his girlfriend would be alive today.

How's that "gun culture" going in your neighborhood? Within your family and friends? Yet another example of how 1) liberals assume that the stupidity of some is the norm for all and 2) that everyone has stooped to the lowest common denominator of human behavor.

No More Media for Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch — the guy who’s under investigation in England for phone hacking, influence peddling and bribery — wants to get his mitts on the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune.. These are the major papers in the nation's second- and third-largest cities (where, incidentally, Murdoch already owns TV stations).

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski is trying to change the agency’s ownership rules to pave the way for Murdoch to get exactly what he wants. Worse, Genachowski and Murdoch are keeping this all very hush-hush, hoping you won't notice.

The Blade's introduction of a paywall will...

40% (57 votes)
Fail miserably
60% (86 votes)
Total votes: 143



Remember Marilou Johanek? She was that ditsy news reader on WTOL years ago. She had hair like Doris Day and wore dresses that would make Beaver Cleaver's mom envious.

How does someone who had a "news" career that was less than memorable end up receiving space in a newspaper writing her opinions? Well, it sure helps if that newspaper is the hapless Blade. Where else would an insipid woman of Johanek's stature actually be paid to write editorials?

I no longer subscribe to the Blade--haven't for about 6 years. Someone sent me a link to a November 24 editorial written by Johanek who used numerous ever-so-clever references to turkeys (it's Thanksgiving--get it) in describing Republican candidates and current office holders.

It's not worth providing you with a link to the editorial or bothering to copy and paste it here, but Johanek is the epitome of what's wrong with Toledo and Northwest Ohio. She calls Republicans "turkeys" and praises Marcy Kaptur. Of course, there's no reference to the fact that an ever-increasing number of local storefronts are empty, Lucas County's unemployment rate is the 24th highest of Ohio's 88 counties, and that Toledo Public Schools (the largest district in the county) has been downgraded to academic watch by the Ohio Department of Education (despite trying to improve the score by cheating on the attendance records).

Should someone tell Johanek that NW Ohio's decline has come about under total Democrat rule for as far back as any of us can remember--or should we just let her go on believing that the Republicans are to blame? I don't think we want to worry her pretty little Aqua Net hair.

don't you just love the blade?

Three things are certain in life: dying, taxes (well, at least for some of us), and the Blade being liberally biased.

I cancelled my subscription to the Blade after the 2008 election, and I try not to click on the website very often (don't want to contribute to increasing their advertising rates). But several friends and family talked about how the "newspaper" stressed that all the tickets for Obama's appearance at the Stroh Center had been "sold," but there were still "limited" tickets available for Romney's event at the SeaGate Centre.

I think that was meant to indicate that Obama is more popular than Romney. Disregarding the fact that college students have much more flexible schedules than working adults and that essentially the BGSU event's tickets were handed out to students, the Blade seemed to have forgotten to mention one important fact--the Stroh Center accommodates 5,000 people and the SeaGate Center's capacity is 9,000. Wow--I'm sure omitting that was just an oversight on the Blade's part.

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