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Will She Run For Congress? Who Cares: It Makes Good Radionew

After she promoted and appeared at local tea-party protests, grassroots conservatives began courting spitfire radio host Darla Jaye to make a run for Kansas Democrat Dennis Moore's Congressional seat.
The Pitch  |  Alan Scherstuhl  |  12-15-2009  |  Politics

The Right Wing's Health Care Reform Town Hall All-Starsnew

With the Town Hall disruption craze inciting the nation and consuming news cycles, it seems there's a fresh crop of potential poster children powering the increasingly aggravated right-wing noise machine.
Boston Phoenix  |  Chris Faraone  |  08-19-2009  |  Commentary

Try As He Might, Glenn Beck Can't Turn a Paperback Book into a Flat-Screen TVnew

Glenn Beck is great on TV; he shouts, he scoffs, and he cries. But when he writes, one thing becomes clear: The man has absolutely nothing of consequence to say. In Common Sense, Beck uses every trick in the book to cover this up.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Rick Lax  |  08-14-2009  |  Nonfiction

Election '08: Backwards Bizarro Landnew

Welcome to Bizarro World, where the single-mother-raised working-class black guy is decried as an "elitist," while the lock-step well-branded military man is a "maverick."
NOW Magazine  |  Robert Priest  |  11-03-2008  |  Commentary

Huckabee Takes the Smart TV Routenew

While predictable, his joining Fox News as an expert inside commentator doesn't trivialize him. It is less than full immersion in a media career and partly a continuation of a political career. It's one of those cross-pollinated abominations of modern talking-head punditry. It also means he can't fail.
Arkansas Times  |  John Brummett  |  06-19-2008  |  Commentary

Wrong About Iraq, Conservative Pundits Keep Jobs

They were wrong about WMDs, being greeted as liberators and the Bush Administration's competence, yet right-wing pundits continue to get paid big bucks for the opinions in the mainstream media -- what's wrong with the marketplace of ideas?
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  07-17-2007  |  Commentary

Next Caller, Pleasenew

Mike Stark has received national accolades, and on-air threats, for his relentless pursuit of dialogue on the right-wing airwaves.
Metroland  |  Rick Marshall  |  03-16-2006  |  Media

Worst Campaign Journalists Advance in Round 2 of Wimblehacknew

There is something negative going on when a paper like The New York Times runs the same campaign article hundreds of times, quoting the same 30 or so campaign characters, with only the dateline and the crowd photo changing. Second part of series.
New York Press  |  Matt Taibbi  |  10-13-2004  |  Media

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