Topics in today's show: Hugo Chavez calls on Obama to become a socialist. President Obama's hair is starting to turn gray, Janeanen Garafalo implies that RNC chair Michael Steele is a self-loathing black man, and the New York Times Rails against toilet paper.
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: The only thing we have to fear is economic cowardice!
Imagine a partnership between the owners of the Titanic and the Hindenburg, and you've pretty much got the brilliance behind Newsweek's newly-announced alliance with Air America.
"[G]iven the respective ratings, it’s an outstanding business decision. Clearly, Newsweek wanted a radio partner whose listenership mirrors their readership -- minimal and declining rapidly," quipped Media Research Center President Brent Bozell in a statement released today.
The announced radio partnership comes the same week Newsweek used its cover art and the accompanying story to bash conservative radio talk icon Rush Limbaugh, the ideological nemesis of his ratings-challenged competition at Air America.
"The 'News' in Newsweek has always been a joke," but now the weekly magazine's partnership with the "uber-liberal" Air America radio network "removes all doubt," added the NewsBusters publisher, reacting to news that Air America will syndicate "Newsweek On Air" on its stations.
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Is there anything new or unpatriotic about wanting the president and/or his policies to fail?
Topics in today's show: President Obama wants to tax the "wealthy", Chandra Levy's murderer is an illegal alien, Jeopardy dedicates an entire category to Obama, and Dakota Fanning turns 15 years old. Love the show? Then help spread the word by embeding it on your blog or telling your friends on Myspace and Facebook. Think you're funny? Send your (short) jokes to newsbusted at dialognewmedia.com. If we use them, we'll pay you USD $50 for each one.
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: you tell us.
Hillary Clinton gestures during a news conference after a Gaza aid conference at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt, March 2, 2009. Photo Reuters/Asmaa Waguih (Egypt)
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: You tell us.
Media Research Center President and NewsBusters.org Publisher Brent Bozell today called on all of President Barack Obama’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) nominees to pledge to preserve the First Amendment freedoms of conservative and Christian talk radio. Bozell asserted that if they do not do so, they should not be confirmed by the Senate.
Denouncing the so-called Fairness Doctrine is not enough. Last Thursday, the Senate passed a rider from Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) that creates broad new free speech-suppression regulatory powers for the FCC.
The nebulous Durbin Amendment potentially allows for the FCC to prematurely rescind talk radio station licenses and creates many new regulatory avenues by which the FCC can silence talk radio with such vague requirements as "encourag(ing) and promot(ing) diversity" in media ownership and "ensur(ing) that broadcast station licenses are used in the public interest."
Said Mr. Bozell in a statement:
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: John Kerry attacked George Will with propaganda outlets funded by his wife!
A carnival float depicting President Obama with Europe being dragged along is seen during the traditional carnival parade in Duesseldorf, Germany, on Monday, Feb. 23, 2009. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) [H/t Gary H.]