Radio

By Jack Coleman | June 20, 2014 | 3:56 PM EDT

While it may have come as a surprise to many when the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled six trademark registrations owned by the Washington Redskins pro football team, Rush Limbaugh saw it coming months ago.

Limbaugh told his radio listeners Wednesday that he mentioned on his show January 9 that the Obama administration would target the Redskins specifically through the Patent and Trademark Office. And make no mistake about it, Limbaugh emphasized, the office, as part of the executive branch, acted on Obama's orders. (Audio after the jump)

By Jack Coleman | June 19, 2014 | 6:30 PM EDT

There's delusional, and then there's the fortified, industrial-strength, liberal strain exemplified by Ed Schultz.

Schultz last month abruptly quit his three-hour long radio show that aired weekdays, opting instead to post a podcast to his website on the same schedule. Not only is the podcast much shorter than the radio show (usually about 30 minutes but occasionally shorter) and features no telephone calls from listeners (Schultz used to boast that his radio program was "Where America Comes to Talk"), Schultz still delivers commentary that is often comical albeit not to his intended audience. (Audio after the jump)

By Jack Coleman | June 17, 2014 | 5:58 PM EDT

Remember that scene in "Spinal Tap" when lead guitarist Nigel Tufnel showed documentary filmmaker Rob Reiner how he could turn up the volume on his amplifier all the way to 11, for that "extra push over the cliff" which he couldn't get with ordinary amps that would only go to 10?

Left wing radio host Thom Hartmann just cranked Iraq war revisionism all the way to 11. (Audio after the jump)

By Jack Coleman | June 14, 2014 | 4:26 PM EDT

Look no further for a textbook example of what passes for logic from a liberal.

If there's one thing leftist radio host Mike Malloy really hates, or so he claims, it is suffering from the improper use of firearms. Being a gun owner, he doesn't hate guns themselves or want them banned, based on what he's said on his show. More accurately, the thing he seems to hate most is when conservatives own guns. (Audio after the jump)

By Jack Coleman | June 11, 2014 | 4:59 PM EDT

Yes, it was indeed unfortunate that the Chinese government cracked down on protesters in Tiananmen Square 25 years ago, Thom Hartmann told his radio audience in noting the anniversary.

But on the bright side, Hartmann exclaimed, at least there aren't any billionaires like the Koch brothers in China. Providing, of course, that one overlooks China's government kleptocracy. (Audio after the jump)

By Jack Coleman | June 9, 2014 | 3:30 PM EDT

Ever notice that liberals possess a childlike faith in the magical powers of negotiating? This is perhaps best embodied by Bill Clinton, a man who conveys the distinct impression of believing he can talk his way out of anything.

Liberal radio host Thom Hartmann shares that faith, as exhibited on his radio show last week when he joined the chorus of praise on the left for the Obama administration springing American prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban held at Guantanamo Bay. (Audio after the jump)

By Jack Coleman | May 28, 2014 | 8:11 PM EDT

There he goes again, fantasizing about inflicting violence. Back in March, left-wing radio host Mike Malloy went off on a characteristically unhinged rant and threatened that "I will shoot you!" to an unnamed National Rifle Association board member.

This time it's former GOP congressional candidate Joe Wurzelbacher, aka Joe the Plumber, in Malloy's sights after Wurzelbacher wrote a response to a grief-stricken man whose son was shot in the killing spree at UC Santa Barbara over the weekend. The parent blamed "craven, irresponsible politicians and the NRA" for his son's death. (Audio after the jump)

By Jack Coleman | May 26, 2014 | 4:01 PM EDT

Don't you love it when a liberal concedes your point, then claims that your criticism merely proves what he was saying to begin with? O-kay ...

An example of this occurred on Thom Hartmann's radio show last week when he responded to a NewsBusters post that questioned whether he benefited from President Ronald Reagan cutting the capital gains tax in 1981. (Audio after the jump)

By Jack Coleman | May 23, 2014 | 8:39 PM EDT

Dog bites man -- conservative criticizes National Public Radio for liberal bias. Man bites dog -- liberal criticizes National Public Radio for insufficient liberalism.

The liberal in question is radio host Thom Hartmann, who's likely to become a more prominent voice in liberal radio thanks to Ed Schultz's abrupt announcement this week that he's ending his decade-long radio show for a shorter webcast. (Video after the jump)

By Jack Coleman | May 22, 2014 | 5:41 PM EDT

Less than a week after Air America Radio refugee Randi Rhodes signed off with her last broadcast, libtalker Ed Schultz announced that he too is ending his radio show.

Schultz began his decade-old radio program today by saying he will air his last three-hour weekday broadcast on Friday and start an hour-long weekday show accessible from the Internet on May 27, the day after Memorial Day. (Audio after the jump)

By Jeffrey Meyer | May 22, 2014 | 2:14 PM EDT

It’s been over a month but NPR has finally decided that the Benghazi scandal is worth covering. On Wednesday, May 21 House Democrats chose five members of Congres to participate in the House Select Committee on Benghazi and NPR’s Morning Edition covered the story on Thursday, May 22. NPR didn’t bother giving full a news report to the actual formation of the Select Committee, but deemed the Democratic response worthy of full coverage. 

The latest NPR story was the first full news story to air on Benghazi since an April 3. In fact, since February 26, NPR has only aired two full news reports and one news brief on the subject.

By Jack Coleman | May 21, 2014 | 8:48 PM EDT

Sure looks like it, based on what the liberal radio host recently told his listeners.

Anyone listening to Thom Hartmann won't have to wait long for him to blame the malevolent political monster known as Ronald Wilson Reagan for nearly every pathology to befoul America in the last three decades -- which makes it all the more odd that Hartmann appears to have benefited considerably from Reagan's tax policies. (Audio after the jump)