Here’s the opening of my latest conservative talk radio column for WND:
What better way to begin than with this priceless tidbit from a Tuesday night newscast out of Los Angeles:
“Not everything went as planned,” the reporter on the scene informed the anchor. “At Commonwealth Elementary School there were bigger problems than the flap over the president’s speech [being broadcast to school children that day]. Packed with media, the [classroom’s] TV wasn’t working. So we tried the radio, and that worked until the president’s voice got drowned out by Rush Limbaugh. It was the only station I could find a signal for.”
It’s true: Rush returned to work just in time this week and issued a warning that “government-run health care” was a “building block for a fascist nation.”
The afternoon before Obama’s health care address, Rush told listeners…
Now that this weekly overview is at WND, I’m subject to space contraints and have to leave out lots of stuff.
Here are other talk radio tidbits you might have missed:
Mark Steyn told Hugh Hewitt on Thursday:
…if you look for example at the way Republicans are always being called on to distance themselves from their so-called lunatic fringe, the pattern here is that on the other side of the aisle, there is a lunatic mainstream. ACORN should not be a respectable group, and should not be anywhere near the United States Census. But as we saw with the Van Jones story, no matter how radical you are, on the left, it’s very easy for the most extreme radical to get right up close to the levers of power in the United States. That is where, unfortunately, that is where Obama’s lived most of his adult life, and that is where most of his associations are…
G. Gordon Liddy had on “Yid with Lid” blogger Sammy Benoit, to preview the “Six Lies You Will Hear in Obama’s Speech” about health care. (Free audio). Hmmm — had Joe Wilson been listening…?
Of course, there were many shows devoted to the anniversary of 9/11 on Friday, but Dennis Miller’s was the only one I could bear to listen to and after a while, I had to turn everything off…
As you know — and as I point out repeatedly in my column — more and more conservative talk radio hosts are putting their audio archives (that is, podcasts) and other goodies behind paid subscriber walls.
There IS a way to record your own talk radio favorites as podcasts so you can listen to them whenever you want, and it costs about the same amount as just one Premium Membership.
It isn’t quite the same as being a Premium Member of your favorite shows — you obviously don’t get access to subscriber forums and so forth — but it is something to consider, especially if you’re trying to cut back on your expenses these days.
And they offer a FREE trial, too: