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Poor reception

The right loves to rant against the "liberal-media elite," but there's one key media sector where the conservative id reigns supreme: talk radio.
Talk radio helped energize Scott Brown's Senate campaign. Will it doom the Democrats in 2010?
By ADAM REILLY  |  February 05, 2010
More Newsmax fun: Beware a "Reichstag moment"

More Newsmax fun: Beware a "Reichstag moment"


 That warning comes courtesy of an "exclusive interview" with Glenn Beck. You can find it in the October issue, pictured above, but it's already getting...
By Adam Reilly  |  September 30, 2009

New Yorker too soft on Savage?


This week's New Yorker includes a profile, written by Kelefa Sanneh, of right-wing-radio star Michael Savage. It's a great read--but is it too easy on...
By Adam Reilly  |  July 30, 2009
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Right-wing terror

Conservatives scoffed in April when the Department of Homeland Security warned that the United States could face another wave of homegrown attacks.
The murder of Dr. George Tiller
By EDITORIAL  |  June 05, 2009

Severin: not a border-enforcement martyr


When I blogged last week on anti-Mexican hatemonger Jay Severin’s recent, ill-explained suspension f...
By Adam Reilly  |  May 06, 2009
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Star crossed

Rush Limbaugh, pink cheeked and increasingly porcine, has emerged as the de-facto head of the Republican Party.
Limbaugh's a celebrity, not a political player
By EDITORIAL  |  March 04, 2009


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Toxic talk: Hating Obama

During and just after the 2008 presidential campaign, the antipathy of right-wing pundits toward Barack Obama reached remarkable, often repugnant depths.
Repugnant anti-Obama hate speech has dissipated for the moment. How likely is it to raise its ugly head again?
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 19, 2009

We've got a bigger problem now

I got my first Dead Kennedys T-shirt in 1985 and have been a Michael Savage listener for years.
Letters to the Boston Editor: June 13, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  June 11, 2008
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Why ‘fairness’ fails

Anyone who has ever sampled the auditory sewer that is right-wing talk radio can understand the impulse to reinstate the so-called “fairness doctrine.”
The excesses of right-wing talk radio have sparked a move to re-impose an equal-time doctrine. It’s a bad idea.
By EDITORIAL  |  July 25, 2007
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Bush the Elder reduces GOP stoicism to sob story

Hillary Clinton has to studiously avoid being seen as weak, lest she fall prey to a gender-based double standard, thereby quickly losing her shot at the White House.
Boys don’t cry
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  December 20, 2006