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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?
| February 05, 2010
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...
| 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...
| July 30, 2009
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
| 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...
| May 06, 2009
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
| March 04, 2009
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?
| 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
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| June 11, 2008
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.
| July 25, 2007
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
MARY ANN SORRENTINO
| December 20, 2006
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