Sean Hannity, Jerry Springer, Mike Malloy, Boston, Texas
Is Jerry Worth The Time Of Day? Plus: Other Updates
As Sean Hannity is proving to Jerry Springer, a career boost can sometimes come from the most unlikely of circumstances.
After all, why should the nation's number two-ranked talk host (by audience size, with Rush Limbaugh in first place) give one of Air America Radio's weakest performers the time of day?
Because of Jerry's television fame?
Even the liberal network's most diehard apologists seem lukewarm when it comes to supporting the syndicated television trashmeister. And we might add that Hannity has roughly 10 stations running his show for every one still saddled with the dreadful "Springer On The Radio".
And yet there they'll be, together in Cincinnati, in what's billed as a "battle of the talk show hosts". From the Cincy Enquirer:
Conservative Sean Hannity vs. liberal Jerry Springer ? Wouldn't you love to see them go at each other? (Verbally, of course.)
You can, at Clear Channel's "Battle of the Talk Show Hosts" 8 p.m. Feb. 25 at Grand Victoria Casino and Resort in Rising Sun.
The Fox News host, whose national radio show airs 3-6 p.m. weekdays on WKRC-AM (500), will go head-to-head with Springer, the Democrat and ex-Cincinnati mayor whose national Air America radio show airs 9 a.m.-noon on WCKY-AM (1530).
Tickets ($30) are available by calling (800) 472-6311. For $100, you can attend a reception and buffet before the main event.
"The evening will be entertaining, thought provoking and an all-out brawl," predicts WKRC'S Tony Bender.
Should Hannity have a few heavies tag along, just in case Springer shows up with some of his television "guests"? Perhaps, if he cares to return the favor, Jerry can help Sean get his own "opera".
Speaking of Hannity, after a series of programming moves, it's getting harder to figure out where to hear him in New England.
After recently settling into early evenings on WPRO/Providence, he'll finally be heard live in Boston, on Salem's WTTT-AM.
What in the world is WTTT, you might ask? Long one of Salem Radio Network's most-neglected stations, it generates no Boston-area Arbitron ratings, has failed to invest in local programming and has this tacky website.
With Hannity now leaving the late-night hours at WTKK-FM for 3-6pm on WTTT, Salem finally has an opportunity to build a real radio station.
Will they take it?
In the form of praise from moonbat websites, liberal talker Mike Malloy's recent hate-filled tirade against Republicans who dared to invite him to an upcoming convention seems to be paying dividends.
The latest fawn-fest from Democratic Underground:
Malloy has worked for WSB in Atlanta, WLS in Chicago and the now defunct I.E. America Radio Network. So, some may ask -- if Malloy's so damn good, why did WSB, WLS -- let him go? Why is Air America Radio afraid to stick him in prime time so more people can hear the truth?
Because he is so damn good, that's why. Because the truth Malloy tells is raw, straightforward, stripped of all spin -- every word shoved right in the faces of those who have seized power to destroy the democratic safeguards of the U.S. Constitution, to steal elections, to abandon society's most vulnerable, and to slaughter their own citizens as a pretext for war.
But even Air America knows that not everybody can handle the truth, especially in prime time.
Each night, Malloy exposes the Bush administration for what it is -- a murderous, evil, lying, fascist regime.
Hey DU, why is it okay to abandon "society's most vulnerable", as long as they live in the Bronx? Also, why no mention of Malloy being replaced by paid programming on Air America's New York flagship WLIB-AM?
I.E. America, by the way, was a previous liberal talk radio network attempt that failed to generate the publicity its shaky successor has enjoyed. Of that earlier effort, Malloy was a key part.
Something else: why are a number of lefty websites using downright ancient photos of Malloy? Compare the above images to this recent one used in the Washington Post. What gives?
An ugly Air America (and Texas Democrats) dig by Bud Kennedy in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
That's what's wrong with Texas Democrats.
You don't win Texas elections going after the vegetarian vote.
The vegetarians might be the only voters Democrats have left this year. Their candidates are running either third or fourth in the governor's race, behind a lackluster incumbent, a displaced Republican runner-up and a funny country singer.
"It is difficult for the Democrats to understand that they are not just noncompetitive, but they are absolutely out of the picture," said Jim Riddlesperger, a political science professor at Texas Christian University.
I don't think that the crowd in Carrabba's would look up if either Chris Bell or Bob Gammage walked into the dining room.
Riddlesperger summed up Texans' response in one word: "Who?"
Bell and Gammage are scheduled to stage their first face-to-face forum tonight at 7:15 at a union hall on West Hurst Boulevard. The momentous occasion will be covered by Air America Radio, which reaches about as many listeners as the average Sonic Drive-In menu board.
No doubt: when Democrats confuse Texas with Berkeley, elections are lost.
Shot In The Dark says there's been recent turmoil at Air America's Minneapolis outlet. Oddly, mold is at the center of the controversy. See the update.
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Top Springer photo: Cincy Enquirer library picture, origin of earlier Malloy photos: who knows? Recent Malloy snap: Washington Post