The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

27 September 2005

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(Catch me tonight on The O'Reilly Factor, FOX News Channel)


--- Gosh, why pay
a mere $10 to watch Al Franken slam Republicans at Maine's Bates College October 1, when for 20 extra clams, you can mingle with the man himself?


No reason to worry: there won't be any unpleasant questions about shady "loans" from inner city youth organizations, corporate shell games to escape nasty bill collectors, or notarized documents proving Al lied.

Just turn the brain off, relax, mingle and take in the phoniness all around you.


--- Drudge obviously still has it in for Bill O'Reilly, doesn't he?

Quickly linked at the Drudge Report Monday, was
a story claiming the latter was cancelled in Denver, due to low ratings.

While the Rocky Mountain News report does go with that theory, there's a much better explanation: O'Reilly's KHOW replacement, The Glenn Beck Show, is owned by a division of station owner Clear Channel, while Bill's comes from rival Westwood One.

Clear Channel likes to move company-owned talk shows to its own stations whenever possible.

Why was this very minor story worth a Drudge link?


--- Lots of talk radio turmoil this week: hosts Alan Prell and Tony Ventrella fired from KIRO/Seattle, former Massachusetts GOP Congressman Peter Blute removed from WRKO/Boston's morning show, and WTKK's Jay Severin now mysteriously off the air for several weeks.


Update
: welcome O'Reilly Factor viewers from the FOX News Channel! Be sure to check out all of our recent Air America reports, here and at Air America investigative partner Michelle Malkin's site.


--- A follow-up to our recent report on Air America's fundraising troubles appears today in the New York Post, with a story by John Mainelli.


--- O'Reilly himself predicts Air America's demise here, as well as on tonight's Factor.


--- RedStateRant covers Neil Boortz's defense of the Second Amendment here. Lots of other great updates at RedState tonight, as well.


--- Political Teen has the Malkin/Maloney FOX News video clip here.


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55 Comments:

  • Bluto is off of WRKO? What happened? I only get to listen to radio when I am in the car, so I may have missed this.

    By Blogger Shaun, at 27 September, 2005 08:27  

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    By Blogger raccoonradio, at 27 September, 2005 10:27  

  • Blute has decided to hang up his microphone--details
    Boston Radio Watch
    .

    β€œIt has been a great run,” said Blute. β€œI have discussed it with my family and decided that after six years behind the mic at WRKO, it was time for me to move on to other things.”

    Also:
    more stuff on Jay Severin

    By Blogger raccoonradio, at 27 September, 2005 10:40  

  • Brian-
    You got a link for that mention of you in Time magazine? I'd love to be able to reference it on air but we source everything on our show.

    I imagine it might give me a clue as to what not to do if I want to maintain a job as a host in talk radio.

    I guess congrats are due you for having "Initiated blogospheric Air America scandal coverage". Careful though, if you initiate another non-existent scandal you may not have enough room in your bio to list it.

    Good luck trying to STRIKE-revive-STRIKE start your radio career on playing off our name.

    By Blogger SEDER, at 27 September, 2005 17:17  

  • Brian - What's up with Drudge, anyway?

    Driving home the other night, I listened to him sneer at 'bloggers, although why you would CALL yourself by that dreadful name' caught in the McCain-Finegold controversy, and yet WHINING about how HE was different, and McCain shouldn't apply to HIM.

    Doesn't he GET that amongst Luddite Legislaors, he IS a blog? He can call himself an aggregator all he wants, but the law treats Internet all the same.

    And WE should be worried.

    By Blogger Peter Porcupine, at 27 September, 2005 17:29  

  • Hi Brian,

    Found it! I understand why you are so proud of this Time article that you're mentioned in.

    It's entitled:

    Austin Nevada: Conspiracy USA, in the middle of nowhere where the highway is empty it all fits together.

    "The drive-time talk jock (out here it's always drive time) is the inflammatory Brian Maloney, who makes Rush Limbaugh sound like Alan Alda. Maloney tends to open his monologues with the question that prefaces most conspiracy rants: "Don't you find it interesting that...?" For Maloney, who preaches that President Clinton is an "agent of influence" for the Chinese, there seems to be no such thing as a meaningless coincidence or a truthful politician. When a caller nominates Charlton Heston for Speaker of the House, it is not a joke."

    It really does all fit together doesn't it. You loon. /laughter

    p.s. I read it more as a contrast with el junkie than a "comparison" but why quibble, right?

    By Blogger SEDER, at 27 September, 2005 18:14  

  • And most of this is coming from someone who just started their posting this month.

    Guess we know that Sam Seder isn't the voice behind the writer in the above post. For shame, I was hoping that his credibility would be damaged.

    By Blogger Sailor Republica, at 27 September, 2005 19:34  

  • Glenn Beck is the most entertaining radio guy around...I love him.

    By Blogger The Game, at 27 September, 2005 20:23  

  • Is the simultaneous meltdown at AA and KIRO a coincidence, or...
    c-o-n-s-p-i-r-a-c-y?

    By Blogger P Scott Cummins, at 27 September, 2005 20:41  

  • Ha, Ha, Sam Seder is giving you a roasting right now.

    By Blogger WHT, at 27 September, 2005 21:12  

  • Wow. This *is* a silly place.

    I like it... keeps me in good humor.

    By Blogger EconAtheist, at 27 September, 2005 21:15  

  • This is what Mr. Seder quoted on air:
    The drive-time talk jock (out here it's always drive time) is the inflammatory Brian Maloney, who makes Rush Limbaugh sound like Alan Alda. Maloney tends to open his monologues with the question that prefaces most conspiracy rants: "Don't you find it interesting that...?" For Maloney, who preaches that President Clinton is an "agent of influence" for the Chinese, there seems to be no such thing as a meaningless coincidence or a truthful politician. When a caller nominates Charlton Heston for Speaker of the House, it is not a joke.

    By Blogger WHT, at 27 September, 2005 21:19  

  • ya puppet.... can't wait to be censored.

    By Blogger B_independant, at 27 September, 2005 21:20  

  • Sailor sez: Guess we know that Sam Seder isn't the voice behind the writer in the above post. For shame, I was hoping that his credibility would be damaged.

    WRONG. That was the real Sam Seder. He actually read on air what he posted to this blog a few minutes ago.

    I predict Sailor will say that Sam only read on air what somebody wrote on this blog claiming to be Seder, because we know that Sailor is never wrong.

    By Blogger WHT, at 27 September, 2005 21:30  

  • So someone took exactly what he said and transcribed it. Until such time as Mr. Seder can prove he wrote it (IP Address would be helpful, etc.), I cannot take his word for it.

    WHT, you should always know that I am always skeptical of such claims.

    By Blogger Sailor Republica, at 27 September, 2005 22:41  

  • Brian Maloney said that he knew of only one example of a corporation asking for money besides "Air America". I can name a few.

    1. The big classical radio station in Philadelphia with its own pay to get monthly magazine had annual fund raisers. (Usual reward a George Frederik Handel coffee mug.)Curiously, they and the Philadelphia Symphony and the local public t.v. station all had annual fund raisers that warned of dire consequences if a certain amount were not raised, yet each could plege the other 2 fundraisers. Made me think that there was a hoard of cash making a round robin among the 3.

    2. Detroit monthly magazine published by Crane's, an automotive publisher. After divorce from the Detroit Institute of Arts (membership with the D.I.A. meant annual subscription) they appealed to their subscribers to give in order to stay in business.

    3. Christian radio station WKDN in Camden/Haddon Township, N.J., has an annual fund raiser. Other Christian stations that I've listened to do not.

    4. there is a Black nationalist radio station in Detroit that always badgers its listeners for money. Great entertainment value but I never took seriously, do not recall the call letters.

    By Blogger west jersey, at 27 September, 2005 23:07  

  • So Sailor believes in time machines!

    By Blogger WHT, at 27 September, 2005 23:22  

  • West Jersey,
    How can you forget the great WFMU in NJ? A station with no PSA's, no commercials, no news, no weather spots, no traffic reports, ... just plain free-form radio. They get by with 1 or 2 on-air fund-raisers per year. They blast over the airwaves covering northern NJ, Manhattan, and Westchester, but they probably have even more internet listeners.

    The DJ's on WFMU have top 10 lists at the end of each year. More than a few listed AAR in their top 10 last year. Good taste I say.

    By Blogger WHT, at 27 September, 2005 23:28  

  • We've had a number of instances where comments were left here and attributed to Air America hosts.

    Unless they email me directly, I have no way to know if they are really the hosts in question, or imposters, so I assume they aren't real.

    Seder hasn't emailed me directly, that I'm aware of anyway.

    Hey P Scott:

    Yes, it is pretty strange, isn't it? Good to hear from you again.

    By Blogger Brian Maloney, at 27 September, 2005 23:48  

  • See, WHT, the problem with you is that you're willing to think that Mr. Seder actually wrote those words bar none.

    Al-Qaeda uses this technique well, claiming other people's writings and stuff. How am I supposed to know if that in fact is the case or not?

    All I'm asking for is an IP Address.

    And I think Brian understands perfectly where my concern comes in.

    By Blogger Sailor Republica, at 28 September, 2005 00:00  

  • Brian,
    Why should I email you? I just publicy mocked your credentials on air as a follow up to mocking your credentials here, on your blog.

    You're a joke. With that said, on occaision we do comedy on our show, maybe we'll have you on in two months when we'll "be off the air".

    And to the sailor- what difference does it make wether this is actually me or anybody else. That Time article is from 1997- look it up. Your boy is a total loser, desperately looking for a hook.

    By Blogger SEDER, at 28 September, 2005 00:25  

  • Hi Bloggers ..

    I'm a blogger too

    Visit us at

    www.myownfaith2.com

    Myron & Sally Holter
    Topeka KS

    By Blogger Myron & Sally Holter, at 28 September, 2005 00:30  

  • Baloney said:
    Unless they email me directly, I have no way to know if they are really the hosts in question, or imposters, so I assume they aren't real.

    In other words, jump to a conclusion without any basis in fact one way or the other. Standard Baloney MO.

    By Blogger HeadHunter, at 28 September, 2005 00:31  

  • Sailor's right, barring verification we can't assume these comments come from Seder or other AAR air talent.

    If Seder did discuss it on the air, can someone point to a time and date, if not Tuesday's show?

    As for the Time Magazine reference, the article's author was Walter Kirn, a hard-core lefty. So take the smear attempt there with a grain of salt.

    Issue date: July 7, 1997.

    By Blogger Brian Maloney, at 28 September, 2005 00:39  

  • Soon enough Brian and Michelle and their minions will have the whole text of Seder's comments transcribed. They will spend endless hours poring over the words looking for any semantic inconsistencies in what he said vs. what he posted. They will have exact times of who said what and when down to the femtosecond. Then the Maloney gang will preen about, proud in the fact that they proved Mr. Seder mispronounced somebody's name.

    Kudos in advance.

    By Blogger WHT, at 28 September, 2005 01:45  

  • Sounds like WHT has nothing left to say.

    Get me an IP Address, WHT. That's all I ask.

    By Blogger Sailor Republica, at 28 September, 2005 01:59  

  • Baloney said:
    As for the Time Magazine reference, the article's author was Walter Kirn, a hard-core lefty. So take the smear attempt there with a grain of salt.

    Let me get this straight. Baloney pads his credentials with a reference to an article in Time Magazine that unfavorably compares him to Rush Drugbore and then Baloney denigrates the author and tells people to ignore it.

    HA HA HA HA HA HA
    ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!

    This is too rich!! Wait 'til the guys and gals hear about this.

    By Blogger HeadHunter, at 28 September, 2005 09:34  

  • Way of O'Reilly to identify Brian as a conservative talk show host/blogger. Oh wait, he left out the "conservative" part. I guess that was to make him sound more credible when slamming Air America.
    O'Reilly journalistic in-credibility remains unmatched.

    By Blogger Justin, at 28 September, 2005 10:32  

  • Can someone confirm whether O'Reilly also left out "unemployed"?

    By Blogger HeadHunter, at 28 September, 2005 10:45  

  • Good lord Phil, are you still here?

    Like Judge Smaels said to the layabouts in the country club locker room, "Don't you have homes?".

    There's plenty of soup to spoon, environments to tidy and illegal amigos to transport. Get out of your mom's basement and make a difference.

    By Blogger Brian, at 28 September, 2005 11:47  

  • I don't get why Phil hangs around this blog.

    He should go to one of the Air America blogs, where he'd fit in well among the unemployable Marxists, man-hating Feminazis, and bitchy homosexuals. No offense, Dick Tuck.

    By Blogger LibsRlosers, at 28 September, 2005 12:52  

  • Like Judge Smaels said to the layabouts in the country club locker room, "Don't you have homes?".

    So Judge Smaels is your role model, Brian!! LOL What a loser! Good choice, wing-nut.

    I don't get why Phil hangs around this blog.

    You obviously don't get a lot things so... what's new?

    Making fun of Baloney and you wing-nut girls is too much fun to miss. But I do get bored by you idiots in the B team though.

    He should go to one of the Air America blogs, where he'd fit in well among the unemployable Marxists, man-hating Feminazis, and bitchy homosexuals. No offense, Dick Tuck.


    Oh LibsRLovers, are you still sore over being bitch-slapped the other day? Are you confused about your sexuality because you've been turned down by more than your fair share of the opposite sex? I'm sure Judge Smaels will always be there to comfort you.

    By Blogger HeadHunter, at 28 September, 2005 13:33  

  • And Mike Webb hasn't been fired yet?

    KIRO is going down, down.

    I guess liberal talk radio isn't so good.

    By Blogger Josef, at 28 September, 2005 13:58  

  • Actually Phil, you could do a lot worse than have Judge Smaels as your role model. After all, the Judge (a) has a job and (b) leaves the house (to play golf) and (c) mentors young lads like Danny - which is just one of the million nice, liberal things that you could do with your time if you got out of mom's basement.

    By Blogger Brian, at 28 September, 2005 14:01  

  • And he's actually proud to declare Judge Smaels as his role model!! And a liberal role model to boot. Good for you, Brian. No need to be ashamed... proclaim it to the world.

    By Blogger HeadHunter, at 28 September, 2005 14:07  

  • BTW... it was just announced that Delay has finally been indicted. Next... Rove and Libby.

    By Blogger HeadHunter, at 28 September, 2005 14:21  

  • National Umemployment rate: 5.0%

    Air America listener Umemployment rate: 96%

    By Blogger LibsRlosers, at 28 September, 2005 14:24  

  • The charges against Delay are a lot like Philm's resume.

    There's not much there.

    By Blogger LibsRlosers, at 28 September, 2005 14:26  

  • You girls aren't very smart are you? You do know you're reading and posting to this blog too, right?

    LibsRLosers, please tell me more about my resume. I would like to compare what the voices in your head are telling you against the world of rational reasoning.

    Also, tell me more about what you know about the indictment against Delay. Tell us how a Texas grand jury has been subverted to return a trumped-up indictment.

    By Blogger HeadHunter, at 28 September, 2005 14:52  

  • Also, tell me more about what you know about the indictment against Delay. Tell us how a Texas grand jury has been subverted to return a trumped-up indictment.

    It's just Ronnie Earle down in Austin. Like his previous attempted political hit on Kay Bailey Hutchinson, I predict the charges will evaporate into the ether.

    By Blogger eLarson, at 28 September, 2005 15:43  

  • As I state again, Get me an IP Address and that should help me be convinced.

    By Blogger Sailor Republica, at 28 September, 2005 17:21  

  • LibsRLosers, please tell me more about my resume. I would like to compare what the voices in your head are telling you against the world of rational reasoning.

    By PhilM, at 2:52 PM

    If you're anything like the median Air America blogger, you're a fat, middle-aged, unemployable excuse-making, left-wing, moonbat loser, who for some unknown reason, still has a superiority complex.

    You go from job to job, constantly getting fired because you can't get along with your co-workers. You're neighbors can't stand you, and you have no friends other than your fellow outcast liberal pariahs who frequent left-wing boards.

    Am I close?

    By Blogger LibsRlosers, at 28 September, 2005 17:54  

  • I watched both Maloney and Malkin on O'Reilly lastnight, "Fair and Balanced"? Both of these wanna-be journalist work together but O'Reilly makes it look to the average viewer that both just happen to come up with the samething. Where was the leftest on this panel. Doesn't everybody know that O'Reilly has it out for Air America Radio. So there were three people on from one side, thats pretty "Fair and Balanced". 1300 rightwing radio personalities and one Left wing radio network, such the left wing biased in talk radio huh? I'm still waiting for the rightwing radio personalities to sign up for the USO tours that come to iraq to visit and strengthen the moral of our soldiers. Al Franken has been there twice. How about you Brian Maloney, how about you Michelle Malkin?

    By Blogger Iraq War Veteran, at 28 September, 2005 17:56  

  • Sgt. Peskoff -

    I've heard Brian sing - you don't want him coming to Iraq to entertain you.

    Ms. Malkin - you may be on to someting there!

    BTW - since I assume you are there yourself - thank you for protecting me.

    By Blogger Peter Porcupine, at 28 September, 2005 18:04  

  • Peter Porcupine, I am not in Iraq as of right now, could be soon again. The entertainment that has come to Iraq are not all performers or entertainers, and the ones that are, most of them don't come to sing and dance for us, they come just to talk and meet the servicemen and women. By the way, when I was in Iraq, I never thought I was there to protect you, I and the soldiers that worked with, always believed we were there protecting ourselves. But "your welcome" anyways.

    By Blogger Iraq War Veteran, at 28 September, 2005 18:14  

  • Sailor doesn't understand how computer networks work and in particular does not grasp the concept of the handy timestamp.

    Timeline
    --------
    Sam Seder posts here at 5:17 pm, looking for a reference to the Time magazine article.

    At 6:14 pm, Sam announces on these comments what excerpt he will read on the air.

    A little after 9 pm, Sam reads it live on the air. Not realizing that he had already posted, I google (key words "Alan Alda" and "Brian Maloney") for the excerpt he read out-loud and posted it. Not surprisingly, the two match!

    So when do I get my rathergate medallion for journalistic expertise?

    By Blogger WHT, at 28 September, 2005 20:18  

  • Loser, I'm really quite disappointed. I gave you the perfect opportunity to get a solid shot in for all that bitch-slapping I've been giving you. And what did you do? You screwed it up by sticking to the same old tired bromide. I mean... you could not have been any more lame or predictable. Flat, unimaginative wordage; drab imagery; clumsy meter; and absolutely devoid of any wit or humor. And you didn't even try to work some substance in and I served you up Delay like I was lobbing a softball to a six year old. Look! Stop listening to those stupid voices and try again. And don't screw it up this time.

    By Blogger HeadHunter, at 28 September, 2005 20:53  

  • SSG Jeffrey Peskoff, your job is to protect yourself?

    By Blogger Shaun, at 28 September, 2005 21:12  

  • You don't get it, Phil. I stopped posting on Moonbat sites to get away from the Phils. Ann Coulter wrote "How to Talk to a Liberal, if you Must." I don't "must."

    But just as a heads up, you really should check out the Majority Report Radio blog. The umemployables over there are organizing a boycott of AAR's one advertiser. Never mind the bloggers over there don't have any discretionary income with which to use a chip. It's the thought that counts.

    By Blogger LibsRlosers, at 28 September, 2005 21:33  

  • REPLY to Shawn....When we were there in Iraq, weren't thinking that we were there defending you at home in america. We were there protect ourselves from the enemy that wanted to kill us. How many Iraqi's have gone to american and dropped mortars on your basecamp?

    By Blogger Iraq War Veteran, at 28 September, 2005 22:03  

  • sorry for the spelling and terrible grammer

    By Blogger Iraq War Veteran, at 28 September, 2005 22:04  

  • But anyway, I can't wait to go back to Iraq and see Al Franken visit us. Everyone that he met in Iraq totally enjoy his presence. It took some balls to go to a war zone, not just once but twice. Where are all the people who say they "love" america. The military is still recruiting, and so is the USO?

    By Blogger Iraq War Veteran, at 28 September, 2005 22:07  

  • You don't get it, Phil. I stopped posting on Moonbat sites to get away from the Phils. Ann Coulter wrote "How to Talk to a Liberal, if you Must." I don't "must."

    Oh I get it alright, Loser. You want a nice comfortable wing-nut echo chamber to reinforce your perversely dishonest conversative view of the world. But this country is starting to wake up to how criminally corrupt this current bunch of conservatives are. Frist, Delay today, Cheney, Rove and Libby not long after, and who knows how many will go to jail thanks to Jack Abramoff.

    But that-a-boy, Loser ...you just keep handing your money to Ann Coulter. I hear she's looking for new apartment in Manhattan.

    By Blogger HeadHunter, at 28 September, 2005 22:26  

  • for those of us that do not have the resources to fly to Iraq, http://www.soldiersangels.org has been a good way to contribute to moral and well being.

    By Blogger SCSIwuzzy, at 29 September, 2005 14:38  

  • Brian Maloney and Michelle Malkin definitly do have the resources though, but obviously choose not to

    By Blogger Iraq War Veteran, at 29 September, 2005 15:50  

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