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Liberal Mike Malloy’s Anti-Gun Hysteria: Says He’ll Make False Reports to Police, Advocates Murder

June 21, 2014 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, 2nd Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Freedom, Georgia, Government, Government Corruption, Gun Control, Law, Liberals, Liberty, Media Bias, Police State, Progressives, Radio, Talk Radio, The Law, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-by Warner Todd Huston

Like all liberals, radio host Mike Malloy thinks that “the law” is essentially a meaningless concept and that because he is pure of liberal heart he should be allowed to do whatever he wants even if it is to file false police reports, bear false witness against others, and scare people by causing an illicit panic over gun owners who are following Georgia’s new open carry law.

Malloy claims to be a gun owner himself–another bit of hypocrisy, that–but he truly despises Georgia’s new open carry law. Despite that the Georgians among whom he lives have voted for the open carry law and despite that his narrow minded, anti-Second Amendment mentality is accepted by only a tiny minority of Georgians, Malloy claims he is ready to battle the open carry law by breaking the law himself… because, you know, he should only have to follow those laws he likes.
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WIND Kicks Joe Walsh Off The Air, Station Refused to Allow Honest Discussion of Racism

June 20, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Chicago, Entertainment, Illinois, Joe Walsh, Radio, Republicans, Talk Radio, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Former Congressman Joe Walsh joined WIND AM 560 not long after he left Congress and has been doing a great, fearless job on the air. The station was even beginning to look into syndicating him. But now, because he tried to have an honest discussion about racism, the station got cold feet and suspended him until further notice.

Here is some of what the Chicago Sun-Times said today

According to posts on former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh’s Twitter account Thursday night, the conservative radio talk-show host was kicked off the air on WIND-AM (560) for using racial slurs while trying to have a discussion about racial slurs.

In a series of tweets posted about 7 p.m., Walsh says: “Just got kicked off the air until further notice. Tried to have honest discussion about racist terms and management censored my language.”

And: “I’m trying to have an honest, adult conversations about words without resorting to alphabet soup phrases (C-word, N-word, etc).”

The posts said the discussion involved the ethical debate about the name of the pro football team in Washington, D.C.: the Redskins.

Joe’s show is from 5PM to 8PM weekdays.

You can follow Joe on Twitter at https://@WalshFreedom.

This is what Joe sent out on Twitter today: “Want to hear what I ACTUALLY said last night? https://soundcloud.com/am560theanswer/the-joe-walsh-show-june-19-2014.

All Republicans and conservatives in the Chicagoland area need to call WIND and tell them to put Joe back on the air. Here is the WIND contact page.

AM 560
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Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
(847) 437-5200

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Chicago Math: Three is Only Two

April 18, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Chicago, Cook County, Crony Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Radio, Rham Emanuel, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

On WLS AM 89 radio political reporter Bill Cameron featured an interview with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel that shows just why math is soooooo darn hard for politicians.

The interview was about Rahm trying to get hundreds of millions of our tax dollars to be set aside and wasted–er, bestowed–on a presidential library for Barack Obama.

In the radio clip Rahm says the following:

“I have been to both the Lincoln library, the Carter library down in Atlanta, President Clinton’s library in Little Rock, and seen the economic and cultural energy that’s created.”

So, Rahm has been to “both” of all three locations?

No wonder it is so hard for our Chicago politicians to understand that hard math stuff. When three only equals two, I guess we can see why so much money mysteriously disappears in Chicago.
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Pope Francis Tells Rush Limbaugh ‘I Am Not a Marxist’

December 17, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Catholicism, Christianity, Communism, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Entitlements, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, Media, Money, Progressives, Radio, Religion, Socialism, Talk Radio, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Three days ago I discussed why Time magazine picked Catholic Pope Francis as its “man of the year.” We noted that the only reason the magazine would have picked this months-old Pope for its cover is because of his recent Marxist-styled attack on capitalism. Now the Pope has come out to assure his flock and warn commentators like Rush Limbaugh that he isn’t a Marxist.

Last week conservative talker Rush Limbaugh lambasted the Pope’s address from two weeks ago saying that his attack on capitalism was “pure Marxism.” For much of last week the media here and abroad went gaga over Rush’s “attack” on the Pope.

Now the Pope himself is trying to ally fears that he is a Marxist, telling Limbaugh and other critics that he isn’t one.

During an interview with the Italian newspaper La Stampa, the Pope said that Marxism is wrong.
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Race Baiting Black Guest on Hannity Says America Has ‘Apartheid’ Today

December 12, 2013 | Filed Under Africa, Anti-Americanism, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Fox News, Government Corruption, Liberals, Media, President, Progressives, Race, Racism, Radio, South Africa, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

This is why the racebaiting industry is to be dismissed, folks. They just have nothing serious to say. For example, a guest on the Sean Hannity Fox News show went on an absurd, spittle-specked, wild-eyed rant that we have racial apartheid today right here in the USA.

The guest, racist Leo Terrell–he’s a radio host in L.A. and, no, I never heard of him before, either–started screaming that black people can’t go to states like Wyoming and Idaho because: RACISM!

Apparently this fool thinks that all our western states are filled with hood-wearing Klan members and they’ve barred all blacks from going there.

At one point in the conversation, this racebaiter screamed, “People like me can’t go to Idaho and Wyoming! Those are segregated states and always will be, they’re apartheid states! Are you kidding me?”
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Labor Unions Hail Federal Sale of Low Powered Radio Frequencies

June 23, 2013 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, FCC, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Progressives, Radio, Talk Radio, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Labor unions and ACORN-styled community groups based in America’s big cities are hailing a new decision by the Federal Communications Commission to auction hundreds of low power FM radio frequencies in compliance with the federal Local Community Radio Act passed in 2010.

After a 15-year campaign to force the federal government to open up the dial to low power radio stations, the Prometheus Radio Project was finally able to convince Congress to pass the Local Community Radio Act (LCRA) which changed the law to allow more stations to be licensed by the FCC.

Originally new stations on the FM dial could only be licensed if the frequency requested was more than “three clicks away” on a digital dial from an existing station (for instance, from 96.1 to 96.3 is one click on the dial). The new law would allow for frequencies at three or only two clicks from existing stations with the stipulation that the new station would not cause interfere with existing stations. Hence why they would be 100 watt, low power stations.

The FCC has finally acquiesced to Congress’ law and will put thousands of new frequencies up for auction available only to non-profit groups between October 15 and October 29 of this year.
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New York Times: IRS Scandal Ignored Because of Rush Limbaugh

May 25, 2013 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, DOJ, Ethics, Government, IRS, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, New York City, Newspapers, Policy, President, Progressives, Radio, Rush Limbaugh, Taxes, The New York Times, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

There has been much speculation in the media on why Obama’s current scandal of the IRS targeting conservative groups for attack didn’t come out last year when the initial flurry of reportage on the incident was seen. Well, The New York Times thinks it has the answer: it was Rush Limbaugh’s fault.

When the IRS finally admitted these last few weeks that it had, indeed, unfairly targeted conservative groups–most especially during the 2012 election cycle–many pointed out that this targeting was being complained about for some time. But why did the scandal just break big now, in May of 2013, when stories about it go back several years?

The paper of record pondered this very question in a May 21 piece by Michael D. Shear that places the blame on Limbaugh. It’s all because of “slutgate,” Shear claims.

The Times points out that in March of 2012, Representative Charles Boustany, Jr. (R, LA) held a hearing on the IRS targeting but the story got little traction. Shear quotes several parties to the effect that it was a “dog-bites-man story” in that the media wasn’t interested in talking about Tea Party groups complaining about the IRS.

So, what stories did hold the media’s attention during Boustany’s 2012 hearing? Rush Limbaugh’s media manufactured “slutgate.”

It was during the first week of March that Rush Limbaugh ridiculed abortion mill supporter Sandra Fluke for being a “slut” because she wanted the U.S. government to pay for her contraception.

The media, of course, went into a feeding frenzy on “slutgate” to the point that Rush eventually apologized for his over-the-top characterization of the abortionist. It was all the media could talk about at the time.
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Liberal Talk Show Host: AG Eric Holder Should Be Fired

May 21, 2013 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, DOJ, Eric Holder, Ethics, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Radio, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Bill Press is a liberal radio show host with a syndicated show heard across the country, so, naturally, Press is also an Obama supporter. But even this Obama supporter thinks that it is time for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to be fired.

After news broke that Holder’s Department of Justice had subpoenaed the personal and business phone records of some 100 reporters from the Associated Press the liberal talker took to Twitter to call for Holder’s head.
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Rush Limbaugh Does Live in Obama’s Head

May 19, 2013 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Radio, Rush Limbaugh, Talk Radio, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

On May 14 after news broke that President Obama had once again attacked talk radio host Rush Limbaugh by name, El Rusbo joked that he was “living rent-free in Obama’s head.” It’s hard to fault Limbaugh’s logic on this. After all, the President of the United States of America has used his bully pulpit to bully Rush nearly a dozen times since he became President.

Remembering that Rush Limbaugh is but a voice on the radio and has no vote in any government, hasn’t the ability to wield the power of regulation, and cannot force anyone to do anything under the cover of law, here are some of the times that President Obama went out of his way to kick Limbaugh and did so by name, not just with a general allusion (starting with the most recent):

At a New York fundraiser on May 13, 2013

Meeting with denizens of Hollywood at a fundraiser, President Obama complained that he, the most powerful man in the western world, couldn’t get anything done in Washington because a single radio host stood in his way.

“I genuinely believe there are Republicans out there who would like to work with us, but they’re fearful of their base and they’re concerned about what Rush Limbaugh might say about them. And as a consequence, we get the kind of gridlock that makes people cynical about government,” Obama said.
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Mark Levin On Fox’s Dana Perino: ‘I’m Sick Of The Preening, Elitist, Country Club Republicans!’

April 8, 2013 | Filed Under Congress, Conservatives, Elections, Ethics, Fox News, GOP, House of Representatives, Journalism, Media Bias, Radio, Republicans, Senate, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

On April 2 on Fox News’ The Five, former George W. Bush press secretary Dana Perino criticized Doctor Ben Carson for appearing on too many conservative shows. This criticism sent talk show host Mark Levin into criticism of his own saying he was sick of these “preening, elitist, country club Republican(s).”

Ben Carson is the newest star in the conservative firmament and he’s now entering that spot in his debut onto the scene were pundits think they know better about how he should comport himself than he does. Thus, Perino’s advice for Carson is to stop doing TV and radio and “lay low” for a while.

Why? According to Perino it’s because doing conservative talk radio is bad for his image. Already Carson has “burned through so much of his credibility,” Perino claimed.
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Ohio Progressive Radio Station Fails, Blames Obama?

December 19, 2012 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Radio, Talk Radio, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

WVKO, a left-wing radio station in Columbus, Ohio, is going under. Even after being the dutiful soldiers for team Obama the station can’t pay its bills. And as the station goes down the tubes they are pointing fingers. At Obama!

Talkers Magazine recently posted the announcement that WVKO, Ohio’s Progressive Radio, will cease operations for 2013. The station will replace the progressive shows with a new Gospel format.

“In a post at the station’s website, Richards spreads the blame around to everyone from the Obama campaign to local advertisers,” Talkers says.

Boy did WVKO’s Richards “spread the blame,” too. On the station’s website, it is a veritable whinefest.
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New York Times: Celebrating the End of ‘Rush Limbaugh’s Country’

November 21, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Entitlements, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Nanny State, President, Progressives, Radio, Republicans, Rush Limbaugh, Senate, Talk Radio, The New York Times, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

For his final Campaign Stops editorial November 18, New York Times columnist Thomas B, Edsall asked the seminal question left arising from the results of the re-election of Barack Obama: Is Rush Limbaugh’s Country Gone?

Beginning his piece with a quote from Limbaugh’s show where the most listened-to talker in the nation expressed his fear that “we’ve lost the country” to Obama and his followers, Edsall noted that Limbaugh’s worries “echoed a Republican theme” that was voiced before Obama’s re-election.

Barack Obama has unleashed a coalition of Americans “who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it — that that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them” — as Mitt Romney put it in his notorious commentary on the 47 percent.

Edsall goes on to agree with Limbaugh that our country has drifted decidedly in favor of big government, nanny-state ideals and away from freedom and liberty — though he doesn’t say it that way, to be sure.
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Gay SiriusXM Talker Tells Conservative Gay Caller to Commit Suicide

November 2, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Gay Marriage, Gays, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Progressives, Radio, Talk Radio, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Remember how liberals are the only ones tolerant of others? Well, keep that in mind as you listen to talk show host Michelangelo Signorile tell a gay caller who voted for Mitt Romney that he should take “arsenic” and commit suicide because he dared to vote for a Republican.

Via our friends at Gay Patriot, we get yet another example of the “more tolerant” set, who cannot stand to see someone think differently than they do, “tolerantly” wishing death on anyone that disagrees with them.

Signorile hosts a gay-themed radio show on SiriusXM and during his October 31 show slipped into full blown Obama flack mode as a caller tells him he is both gay and a Romney voter.
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Will Media Apologize for Airing Anti-Apple Computer Activist’s False Claims?

March 22, 2012 | Filed Under Apple, Business, Capitalism, China, Computers, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, MSNBC, NPR, Radio, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

When it broke, the Old Media was all over Mike Daisey’s story of the horrid working conditions at Apple Computer’s foreign manufacturing plants. The story had oppressed workers, pathos, and best of all, eeevil corporate greed. Daisey was well on the road to making Apple the liberal’s newest bete noire and was being hailed as the next Upton Sinclair. Until, that is, it became clear that he made it all up.

One of the first major media outlets to push Daisey’s anti-Apple claims was the program This American Life aired on the venerable Public Radio station WBEZ. The program featured Daisey’s claims in a January episode, but has now been faced with the “difficult news,” as representatives of the show have said, of Daisey’s fabrication.
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WARNING: If You Use Carbonite Computer Backup Service, Cancel it NOW

March 5, 2012 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Abortion, Constitution, Contraception, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Liberals, Media, PCism, President, Radio, Rush Limbaugh, Society/Culture, Talk Radio, Warner Todd Huston | 5 Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

There is accidental “hypocrisy,” where you didn’t actually realize that you have committed the logic/moral sin, and then there is rank hypocrisy, that time when you do two things that are totally opposite each other yet you defend both. The on-line computer backup company, Carbonite, has committed the latter over this business with Slutgate and its ending of advertising with the Rush Limbaugh radio show.

For those unaware, a long-time liberal activist named Sandra Fluke was brought to a faux committee hearing in D.C. by former Speaker of the House Nancy “Sanfran” Pelosi to disgorge the left-wing, big government, liberal ideology about spending federal tax dollars to give free sex supplies to rich Georgetown coeds so that they can sleep around all they want without all those messy consequences.

After her White House planned “testimony” Rush Limbaugh, as is his wont, called this woman a slut. It’s hard to defeat his blustery logic with that. After all, what DO you call a woman that thinks everyone else should pay for both her education and her sex supplies? Anyway, Rush made such a splash with the comment that the inevitable, left-wing faux outrage was ginned up.

As a result, Carbonite announced that it would pull its advertising from the Limbaugh show.
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CBS Radio News: Still Attacking Sarah Palin in ‘News’ Reports

February 17, 2012 | Filed Under CBS, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Radio, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

In a report on the recent FCC rules tightening requirements for telemarketers, CBS Radio couldn’t resist loosening a shot at Sarah Palin even though she has been out of office for several years already and has taken no part in political robocalls for some time. (Listen to audio HERE)

There is one area of media bias that many of us overlook and that is radio. All the big News outfits have radio shows, newsbreaks, radio offerings of all sorts, but we rarely talk about them for one reason… it’s hard to link to a just finished radio broadcast! Radio newsbreaks come and go in a nearly ephemeral manner and rarely can you catch it again, not to mention that rarely do you have something on hand to record it. Once you hear them they are gone so it’s hard to report on the bias constantly revealed in radio broadcasts. But the bias is there nonetheless.

Another reason radio is often ignored is that few of the networks put their newsbreaks up on the Internet so that you can review them. And those that do put them on the Internet, well they don’t make finding specific bits easy to track down. Then again, network radio news is not now a big focus of media with print and TV taking precedence.
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Restoring American Exceptionalism – Chicago Townhall

January 24, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Chicago, Children, Congress, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Ethics, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Jobs, Liberals, President, Public Employees Unions, Radio, Republicans, Rights, School Choice, Senate, Talk Radio, Taxes, Teachers Unions, Unions, Vouchers, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

I just got back from a wonderful evening taking school choice at the Restoring American Exceptionalism, Chicago Townhall. In attendance were radio talk show host Michael Medved, Fox News contributor Juan Williams, and Dr. Paul Worfel, Director of Education of Trinity International University. The discussion was moderated by John Tillman of the Illinois Policy Institute.

The event was sponsored by National School Choice Week, an effort by Americans for Prosperity, and is one of many events being held across the country to encourage parents, legislators, and activists to work toward allowing parents a choice in their children’s education. Co-sponsors were Townhall.com, Salem Radio Networks, and Chicago’s WIND Radio, AM 560

Arriving at the sprawling campus of Trinity International University of Deerfield, Illinois, the biting cold outside was quickly forgotten by the warm reception all received by the event staff. The program started promptly with an introduction by local radio host Big John Howell of AM 560, WIND radio who turned the program over to John Tillman of the Illinois Policy Institute.

The night’s debate was nicely balanced from right, center and left with a panel featuring the conservative side of the debate on education represented by talk show host Michael Medved, the center represented by Fox News contributor Juan Williams, and the more traditional educrat’s position taken by Dr. Worfel.

I won’t repeat the whole discussion, but here are some of the more interesting (and some might say provocative) highlights.
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Kelly Truth Squad is ON the Radio (And Yours Truly is the Cohost??)

January 10, 2012 | Filed Under Conservatives, Entertainment, Illinois, Kelly Truth Squad, Radio, Talk Radio, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

I’d like to announce my first official radio gig. Last week I started as the co-host of the Kelly Truth Squad on Chicago’s local station, WCEV AM 1450.

Our first show aired on Sunday, Jan. 8 (I didn’t write about it before because I wasn’t 100% sure that was the actual start date). You can hear the podcast here: The Kelly Truth Squad Radio.

The show is a two hour extravaganza made up of two segments. The first is an hour of discussion on national and local politics. The second is a showcase program of local charities and events Chicagoans need to know about.

The show is Mr. Kelly’s, certainly, but I am really enjoying being the “color” guy, the second banana. Kelly is such an outsized personality and it is fun to listen to him on the radio.

Now, some of you may be wondering just what the heck I’m doing? Warner with Kelly? Yep. I have to admit, being with Kelly, a political gadfly in Chicago to say the least, is great fun.

So, please check back at the podcast page every week to listen to what the William J. Kelly Truth Squad is up to, won’t you? If you are within the station’s signal, please do listen on the air On Sunday’s at 5AM, at AM 1450 on your dial.


Mark Levin: Ron Paul Not A Conservative, Not The Tea Party Founder

August 15, 2011 | Filed Under Conservatives, Elections, GOP, Radio, Republicans, Ron Paul, Tea Party, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

From our friend, Pat Dollard: Mark Levin tells us that Ron Paul is neither a conservative nor is he a founder of the Tea Party movement. (Mark Levin can be heard here in Chicago evenings, 6PM to 9 PM on WLS AM 890).

Back on May 14 I also said that Ron Paul is not the father of the Tea Party.

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UPDATE: NPR Chief Resigns Under Pressure Because of Video

March 9, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Anti-Semitism, Democrats/Leftists, Government, Liberals, Media, NPR, PBS, Radio, Taxes, TV, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

As of yesterday’s debut of James O’Keefe’s video showing NPR executives revealing their hatred for Americans while cozying up to enemies of the country by schmoozing with what the execs thought were radical Muslims willing to donate money to NPR, the CEO of NPR has now resigned.

Vivian Schiller, the woman responsible for the hashed-up firing of Juan Williams last year, has resigned in the face of pressure from NPR’s board. After meetings yesterday evening the board told Schiller that it would be best if she resigned and so she did. Good riddance to bad rubbish.
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WGN’s Dean Richards: An Example of Chicago’s Rahm-Devoted Media

February 7, 2011 | Filed Under Chicago, Cook County, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Gery Chico, Government, Illinois, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Radio, Talk Radio, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

WGN AM 720 radio is one of the biggest radio stations in the country. It is traditionally one of Chicago’s most listened to radio stations and commonly tunes in as Chicago’s number one station. At least for the past few decades, WGN radio has also been the leading liberal station in the city. One thing WGN is not, however, is either edgy or independent of thought where it concerns Chicago’s ruling class. As a rule WGN is soldout all down the line to whomever is “the” Chicago guy.

This weekend Dean Richards, one of WGN’s weekend guys, employed the sort of “analysis” of Chicago’s mayoral election that tends to speak of what the station evidently feels must be the outcome of the election It was a not-so-subtle hint that Rahm Emanuel is the choice to take City Hall.

Richards took a segment of his weekend radio program to discuss the mayor’s race and the specific topic centered around candidate Gery Chico’s first major TV ad against Emanuel.
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Petty RI Gov. Bans Talk Radio Appearances for State Workers

January 15, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Censorship, Liberals, New Hampshire, Radio, Talk Radio, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Lincoln Chafee was the bane of conservative talk radio when he was the RINO Senator from Rhode Island. Now that he is a newly minted “independent” and has become the Governor of the Ocean State, Chafee is in a position to take his revenge on the medium. And boy has this petty man used his power to do just that by banning his state employees from talking to talk radio.

Chafee has revealed some pretty warped logic to sustain his ban on talk radio, too. Through his spokesman, Chaffe said that he won’t go on talk radio because the medium is “ratings-driven, for-profit programming,” and that he doesn’t want his employees going on for the same reason.
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My Appearance on the Teri O’Brien Show

December 29, 2010 | Filed Under Entertainment, Media, Radio, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Over the weekend I appeared on the Teri O’Brien show, Chicago’s conservative warrior princess.

Here is the embed. I appear about 1/2 hour in…


In Which I Come to Meghan McCain’s Defense… Sort Of

November 7, 2010 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Journalism, Media, Media Bias, Politico, President, Radio, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Politico must feel it has a delicious little story of media feuding to report upon. Recently Meghan McCain shook her head in amazement that President Obama would stoop so low as to appear on a Ryan Seacrest show. Seacrest has shot back at McCain snarking that McCain herself tried to get on his show, so what’s the deal with her criticism he wonders? For its part Politico is lapping it all up. But the whole story misses an important point, one that mitigates in favor of McCain’s point.

When it was announced that President Obama was going on Seacret’s show, McCain was somewhat aghast at it all. Of the plans, McCain said, “there is something so unbelievably desperate and sad about the president going on Ryan Seacrest -exactly WHO is on his communications staff?” She went on to say, “it is belittling to The Office of The Presidency. But at the end of the day, it’s all good things for Republicans…”
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Lefty Bloggers Eating Each Other, White House Not Amused

October 4, 2010 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Business, Capitalism, Congress, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Liberals, Media, Politicians, President, Radio, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Politico has a delicious story detailing how lefty bloggers seem to be on the outs with the Obama administration over their constant stream of complaints unleashed about the president’s lack of supplication to the most extreme left-wing policies.

Politico found Peter Daou, another “progressive” blogger, who thinks he knows why Deputy White House Press Sec. Bill Burton didn’t name any left-wing bloggers along with his absolving of some of MSNBC’s hectoring on-air talkers.

Daou recently wrote a post hyperbolically titled, “How a Handful of Liberal Bloggers Are Bringing Down the Obama Presidency” exploring the idea. In it the blogger slams his own, claims that other lefty bloggers are tearing down the president among the progressives, and says it is damaging the administration.
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My Appearance on ‘The Conscience of Kansas’ Radio Show

August 4, 2010 | Filed Under Entertainment, Paul A. Ibbetson, Radio, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

I was a recent guest on the “The Conscience of Kansas” Radio Show hosted by Paul Ibbetson.

CLICK HERE to go to the podcast to hear it.


I’ll Be on Chicago’s WGN Radio on Saturday Morning, 11AM

July 30, 2010 | Filed Under Media, Radio, Warner Todd Huston, WGN | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

In connection with my ChicagoNow.com Publius Forum site, I have once again been asked to appear at the WGN radio studios in downtown Chicago Saturday morning, July 31.

Hitting the airwaves at about 11AM, I’ll be again meeting hosts Alex Quigley and Amy Guth for a half hour of politics talk. I’ll be appearing with the wonderful and vivacious Em Zanotti of the American Princess blog.

If you aren’t in the Midwest where the WGN 720 AM blowtorch can reach, you can always listen live on the Internet tubuals at: http://www.wgnradio.com/.
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I’ll Be on Chicago’s WGN Radio on Saturday Morning, 11AM

July 10, 2010 | Filed Under Chicago, Radio, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

In connection with my ChicagoNow.com Publius Forum site, I have once again been asked to appear at the WGN radio studios in beeeoootiful downtown Chicago tomorrow morning.

Hitting the airwaves at about 11AM, Saturday morning I’ll be again meeting hosts Alex Quigley and Amy Guth for a half hour of politics talk.

If you aren’t in the Midwest where the WGN 720 AM blowtorch can reach, you can always listen live on the Internet tubuals at: http://www.wgnradio.com/.
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1929 Radio Broadcast Audio Featuring Thomas Edison Recovered

June 20, 2010 | Filed Under History, Radio, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

This is absolutely cool, a 1929 recording of a radio broadcast of Thomas Edison has been recovered from a recording made on a machine that no longer exists. (CLICK HERE to hear audio)

Audio experts had to recreate the early sound recording device based only on old photos and descriptions of the machine. Called the “pallophotophone,” the machine recorded onto movie film light emissions made from sound.

It is simply amazing to hear this recording, but even more amazing that it is so clear and precise. I was ready to hear scratchy, hard to understand muddle, but the sound is incredibly clear.

The whole interesting story can be seen at the timesunion.com


A Wonderful Example of Fascism at Chicagoland Radio and Media Message Board

June 12, 2010 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Chicago, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Freedom, Illinois, Liberals, Radio, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The fascist way that the left deals with opinion differing from its own is just one of the many reasons why the left in America today is so hypocritical. Aside from the oppressive aire of our Universities and colleges no better example of the quashing of opposing views can be seen than on Internet message boards. And on the Chicagoland Radio and Media website we have as perfect an example as one can find.

The altercation that revealed a leftist’s fascist fascination with quashing differing opinion happened in a discussion analyzing a Chicago radio station’s relative political bent. This altercation occurred between the owner of the board me, a fellow that goes under the fake name “Larz.” (I posted under my own, full name.)

Over the years I have become wary of anyone that refuses to use his proper name on the web. Though I have done so in the past myself, I have shied away from it as time has progressed. It’s one thing to be just a commenter on a site using a fake Internet handle, but when it comes to people that wish to run major websites anonymously, that always makes me suspicious of their motives and veracity. We start off right away with a deficit of trust when people run sites under cutesy names. And after seeing the skewed “opinion” of this “Larz” fellow, trust is definitely a forlorn hope.

As I was saying we were discussing the political leaning of one of Chicago’s largest radio stations. It is, of course, a lefty station. Now, it isn’t that the station is a politics talk station, it isn’t, its programming is more for lite entertainment than politics. But the station is in downtown Chicago and politics is naturally a common topic of discussion. In fact it is almost a daily topic with one host or all.
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