The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

05 November 2008

Media Matters Liberals Can't Find One Reason To Be Happy


Internet Whiners Find Obama Media Fawning Insufficient





Is the extreme left ever happy? After blowout victories across the country last night, one would imagine our "progressive" Internet friends might finally see a reason to tone down their constant rage and anger.

While that may have occurred in some leftist circles, it certainly isn't the case at the Soros-backed Media Matters, where the first post-election story is a gripe piece about how the mainstream media isn't sufficiently sucking up to Barack Hussein Obama.

Apparently, there haven't yet been enough network references to an Obama "mandate", so the OUTRAGE (!!!) machine remains in the ON position. Amazingly, these people see a pro-Bush media bias that supposedly isn't being applied to Obama.

Do they live on Venus?

Why not shut the place down for a few days and run a smiling image of their messiah on the website?

From the piece:

Tue, Nov 4, 2008 11:21pm ET

In 2008, will media recall 2004 declarations of Bush "mandate"?

Summary: President Bush was re-elected in 2004 with 286 electoral votes, the smallest popular-vote margin since 1976 (excluding the 2000 election) and the lowest electoral vote count for an incumbent president's re-election since 1916. Nevertheless, many in the media were quick to echo Vice President Dick Cheney's assertion that "the nation" gave Bush "a mandate." It remains to be seen whether the media will apply the same standard in assessing the results of the 2008 election.

In 2004, President Bush was re-elected with 286 electoral votes, defeating Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) by 3.3 million votes -- the smallest popular-vote margin since 1976 (excluding the 2000 election) and the lowest electoral vote count for an incumbent president's re-election since Woodrow Wilson drew 277 electoral votes in 1916. Nevertheless, many in the media were quick to echo Vice President Dick Cheney's assertion that "the nation" gave Bush "a mandate." It remains to be seen whether the media will apply the same standard in assessing whether the results of the 2008 election constitute "a mandate" for the projected winner.

After months of fawning and slobbering all over Obama, it's hard to imagine how any Democrat partisan could find fault with the mainstream media's coverage. After all, they've just placed this guy in office!

Beyond that, the other two Media Matters headlines this morning feature angry denunciations of Matt Drudge and talk host Bill Cunningham, primarily because they dared run headlines or speak out against our new Dear Leader ahead of the election.

Even in the face of victory, what drives this level of unhinged anger? Is it because they realize that with total control of our government, Democrats will now be playing defense?

Perhaps they also recognize that conservative talk radio has just become 100 times more important than it was yesterday. Just imagine the ratings surge! Now that could be irritating.

Now, with their enemies knocked out of power, the left will have only itself to blame when things go wrong (and there's little doubt they will). They certainly no longer have Bush to kick around.

Has Media Matters just lost its reason to exist?

UPDATE: Still not content with their victories, angry Media Matters hotheads attack the ailing Bob Novak, who is suffering from a cancerous brain tumor:

Why does Bob Novak still have a job?

FAIR's Peter Hart catches Bob Novak contradicting himself on how big a victory has to be to constitute a "mandate." Novak writes today that Obama's victory doesn't give him a "mandate" -- but Hart points out that in 2004, Novak said of Bush: "Of course it is [a mandate]. It's a 3.5 million vote margin."

Novak does deserve credit for one thing, though: In today's post, he made it all the way to the second sentence before making a truly absurd claim:

The first Democratic Electoral College landslide in decades did not result in a tight race for control of Congress.

I have no idea what the second half of that sentence is supposed to mean, but the first half is only true if by "decades," Novak means "12 years." Bill Clinton won 379 electoral votes in 1996 -- and 370 in 1992.

NEW: Hilarous Onion spoof of 'pathetic' Obama supporters:

Obama Win Causes Obsessive Supporters To Realize How Empty Their Lives Are

MEANWHILE, frequent Media Matters target Melanie Morgan has thoughts on where we go from here.

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  • Conservatism has been deemed irrelevant, and relegated to the fringe. I suppose Pamala Geller is now the conservative movements last hope!!!

    absolutely pathetic.

    Rush is secretly celebrating, finally his show becomes easier to do.
    Every right wing host in America celebrated last night, now they can easily do a show, for the next 4 years, they can whine, bitch and moan, as America moves further and further away from conservatism

    Maloney, welcome to the fringe, America celebrates today the DEATH of conservatism.

    BTW : see the cable news ratings lately, FOX is getting spanked on a nightly basis. Who would have thought, Rachel Maddow would be an instant hit. This is only the start, conservative voices will become more irrelevant, conservatism is DEAD, Ronald Reagan is dead. This conservatives, is a mandate on your failed ideology.

    Except the demos to continue to dry up....

    fairness doctrine? For what?
    conservative radio is meaningless
    How's operation chaos going?

    Brian, have fun with the non-story about the non-existent fairness doctrine

    Sarah-cuda all the way

    This is what happens cons, when you show contempt for the American people. For 21 months the radical right tried to terrify the nation against Obama..... it backfired.... the fear-card is dead

    Go carve a B into your face Maloney

    How's the relevancy of drudge looking these days..

    62 million votes went to Barrack Obama..... 62 million.. Americans ( as I have been saying for 2 years) have rejected the conservative media, the conservative blogosphere and Ditto, Hannity, Levin, Savage and the rest= irrelevant

    By Anonymous ConservativeImplosion, at 05 November, 2008 10:18  

  • Although the current classless behavior of the liberal Obama supporters crowing about the election is prevelant now, I have a feeling they will become quite defensive and even turn on Obama once he implements his socialistic and Marxist policies.

    By Blogger Carl, at 05 November, 2008 12:55  

  • Be sure to check out the Eric Boehlert whine and cheese festival where he bemoans how Biden gaffes were reported by the media. Poor Eric will have to put up with this for 4 more years, how terrible it was to win!

    And to think that the next time he sees Sarah Palin skewered on SNL, he will be saying, "What? Repeats already?"

    By Blogger Chromium, at 05 November, 2008 13:22  

  • And we witness the typical cluelessness and classless behavior from the liberal gloater.

    Conservatism is dead? Don't bet on it, bub. It's about to make a resurgence just as it did in the 80's when Reagan was elected and in the 90's when the contract with America was made and the Conservative movement flourished. I expect a groundswell of conservatism which will lead up to 2010 Congressional elections tossing out liberals and RINO's.

    Conservative radio is irrelevant? Not on your life, buster. It's just going to be getting more relevant in the coming days, weeks, months and years. The ratings will reflect that.

    Fox is getting spanked on a nightly basis? Only in your dreams, pal. The ratings numbers prove conclusively that Fox news is dominating the ratings among new networks.

    As I said: you're clueless and classless.

    By Blogger Carl, at 05 November, 2008 13:26  

  • "evil has won this time" & supporting bill cunningham as if he hasn't said outrageous and obviously (and deliberately) racist things...

    you have officially marginalized yourself with your partisanship and racism, Maloney.

    You're at best laughable, at worst you're a racist.

    Keep marginalizing yourself, I'll drop in and see what stupid crap you post now and then.

    other than that, you're just not relevant.

    By Anonymous TJ, at 05 November, 2008 13:44  

  • Wow, your cult leader wins and instead of celebrating, you're more worried about what conservative bloggers are saying about it.

    You are truly perpetually unhinged.

    By Blogger Brian Maloney, at 05 November, 2008 13:47  

  • Dear Conservative Implosion:

    As the number 2 cable network in viewers, Fox News is hardly getting "spanked". MSNBC has come from nowhere to somewhere, so statistically they are having fun with SELECTED ratings data.

    But overall, Fox News still reigns. Look at the monthly ratings:

    By Blogger Chromium, at 05 November, 2008 13:48  

  • Carl

    conservative radio is 100% certifiably irrelevant.

    The more desperate the right on the radio got, the worse it got at the polls, America hates conservative radio.

    Limbaugh, Hannity and the rest tricked enough people to vote Bush twice, and now America has firmly rejected Bush...... NEVER again will ANY objective person listen to right wing radio... All that remains is a tiny sliver of the country, a 65 year old + audience, clinging on to the past. America is ignoring your icons, live with it man, live with it, you are a wack job fringer.

    You can see it in the ratings, the numbers SUCK for conservative radio, in ALL KEY DEMOS. You can see FOX news imploding as Olberman and Maddow grow in audience.


    America is done with the GOP and conservatism, if Obama fails, the county will move FURTHER to the LEFT than you have ever seen

    Thatcher-Reagan neo-liberal, free market conservatism is DEAD, DEAD, DEAD

    Reagan policies are DEAD, the Bush doctrine is DEAD, modern 80's conservatism (otherwise known as neo-liberalism) is dead

    I have been right on EVERYTHING, regarding politics for 16 years in a row

    if Obama inches to the right or the neo-liberal right, a third party, a hard left Labor PARTY WILL TAKE OVER IN 2012


    if Obama inches to the right, you will see a labor revolution

    I have been accurate on EVERYTHING

    The left has risen, live with it, conservatism has strangled the Middle Class, and 10,000 Sean Hannity's will not simmer the rage of working America

    all the Hannity's in the world will not stop the rage of the un-employed, non-union, under paid laborer. Hard working Americans, are ignoring the filth on the radio.

    get used to it

    How's operation Chaos go?

    How's that stop Hillary express?

    See a pattern..... working folk are not paying any attention to ditto, Hannity, Levin, Savage and the rest.

    people listen for a laugh, that is about it


    By Anonymous operationChaos?wha'happened?, at 05 November, 2008 14:11  

  • BriaN


    "CULT LEADER" you describe your relationship with Limbaugh, your cult leader, he thinks for you, controls your mind and you vote based on what he says

    rush is your cult leader, and Bush and Reagan were your messiahs

    Obama won, because America rejects conservatism

    the era is over.. LIVE WITH IT

    free markey, Ann rynd policies arew DEAD, conservatism is DEAD

    obama is not a cult leader, he was the only person who could have received a MANDATE, and defeat conservaitsm

    60 million Americans, you are the fringe now Maloney

    workers win
    families win
    democracy wins

    Republicans are defeated and irrelevant

    By Anonymous bye!bye!Reagan, at 05 November, 2008 14:24  

  • Again, you guys WON and you're more angry than ever. Sore winners to the core.

    You lefties are hopelessly unhinged.

    By Blogger Brian Maloney, at 05 November, 2008 15:23  

  • Maloney is right. You crypto-fascists won't be happy until you see statues of the following in this country:

    Both Castro Bros.
    Pol Pot
    Odinga--OBAMA'S COUSIN!
    Che Guevarra!



    I will start the ball rolling for The Constitution Party--THE NEW REPUBLICAN PARTY for 2012 by saying


    By Blogger The Real Bob Anthony, at 05 November, 2008 15:33  

  • Yes, I remember how "gracious" you were, Brian, when Bush won in 2000 and 2004. Pardon us if we don't take you too seriously. "Stock Market Crashes"? Yes, it went down today. Investors are waiting to see what President Obama is going to do. But "crash" ? No.

    You forgot to mention all the Horrible Things your Hero, Rush, said this morning--Cuba will now get missles with which they can attack the US, All Illegals Will Now Get a Driver's License, and the Statue of Liberty will be replaced with Aunt Jemimah holding a dead chicken.

    Oh wait, that last one wasn't Rush. It was mentioned in a letter to the editor of a newspaper in Tennessee.

    But you can use it anyway.

    By Blogger c, at 05 November, 2008 16:47  

  • Dear author,
    Liberals are very happy right now. You are the one on Venus if you think otherwise. Turn on the TV and look at the people parting in the streets.

    Finally we can stop feeling ashamed to be American in the world's eyes. Thank you voters for restoring our dignity and moral standing.

    By Blogger holdypaws, at 05 November, 2008 17:19  

  • Conservative radio is "100% certifiably irrelevant"? Who certified that for you? They must be certifiably loony if they believe that because the numbers (Arbitron ratings, profit margins, number of stations) prove that conservative radio is alive, well and still thriving regardless of the whinings of the liberals. On the other hand, liberal radio has been proven time and time to be much less profitable and much less popular than conservative radio. op, you need a serious reality check. You're just as cluelss that con-implosion.

    You also wrote:

    You can see it in the ratings, the numbers SUCK for conservative radio, in ALL KEY DEMOS.

    You're a funny person. Living in a fantasy world but funny nonetheless because the ratings still prove conclusively that conservative radio is doing well in ALL DEMOS nationwide. Your claim to the contrary is nothing but a delusional lie unless your key demo are clueless liberals.

    You also wrote the following delusional words:

    "You can see FOX news imploding as Olberman and Maddow grow in audience."

    Again, the cable ratings show Fox in a commanding lead with no indication of any slack. The minor gains MSNBC have made are minor, sporadic and still places it way back in the pack. Face it, your "heroes" such as Olbermann & Maddow aren't bringing in all that much of an audience. You want to talk "key demos"? Fox is POUNDING all other news outlets in every demo.

    Finally, since you bring up numbers, keep in mind that 48% voted AGAINST Obama. He didn't receive the landslide delusional folks like you predicted. He barely topped %51 percent (1% leftover for the "others" in the race). So your claim that conservatism is dead is also bogus.

    What mind-altering meds are you and con-implosion taking? Grow up, educate yourself, become intellectually honest (I doubt you can) and live in the real world.

    But keep on with the hate-filled rhetoric, you liberals. It just shows how classless and disingenuous you are.

    By Blogger Carl, at 05 November, 2008 18:05  

  • Ah...TJ is back with his nonsense.

    By Blogger Carl, at 05 November, 2008 18:06  

  • IMHO - Brian is a tool for the gop and likely on the payrolla.

    At least he allows opposing views for now.

    novak is a traitor he outed an active undercover cia agent that was protecting America.

    novak don't let the Big door hit ya ...

    CONservative radio has ZERO credibility.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 05 November, 2008 19:35  

  • ”I have been right on EVERYTHING, regarding politics for 16 years in a row”

    What a laugh. MOP all you have done is make yourself into a clown.

    The truth is OB got elected because of an uninformed electorate. Want proof, look how Howard stern asked OB supporters if they supported McCain ideas using OB’s name. They all agreed. Local DJ did the same thing asking if they supported OB’s plan to make abortion illegal punishment by prison. They all said yes just because he put OB’s name in front of it. You have some real smart voters you must be so proud.

    By Blogger pf1, at 06 November, 2008 01:15  

  • pf1 ~ Part of brilliance of The Howard Stern show is it's multilevel appeal ... But I wouldn't go on just that . . .

    An informed electorate gets it's "news" in many different places.

    IMO ~ This electorate was more informed than any other in history.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 06 November, 2008 11:26  

  • Pf1

    stop projecting

    The electorate is smarter than you, you voted for Bush twice.

    Conservative radio is irrelevant, the DEMOS suck, most of the shows are given to broadcast for FREE, 80% of the conservative talk radio audience is over 55 years old, not the demo ANY advertisers aim for

    Get a clue. Nobody is listening to RNC radio, if they were McCain would be president.. Bush rejects listen to RNC radio. America is rejoicing, Bush never won an election PERIOD. The voter obstruction was stopped in it's tracks.

    when the majority vote, Republicans LOSE. You are the fringe, you are the minority, you are the "dumb electorate", America is BETTER than YOU, America is SMARTER than YOU

    You people HATE this country, HATE it, the reaction of the sick, radical right is PROOF, conservatives HATE AMERICA
    Party over country, has been your agenda, hate, division, smugness, arrogance, are youre traits

    What are you arrogant about? You are the fringe that hangs on what a D.J has to say about politics, that would make you IGNORANT, you turn to f*c*ing radio for truth!!! you turn to a man with very little education (Limbaugh) for opinion, an ignorant D.J for opinion, which you base your thoughts on. THAT IS WEAK MINDED, that is DUMB, you are the DUMB "electorate", YOU

    America is better than you.

    patriots voted for Obama, retarded talk radio sheep, voted for Republicans

    America is rejoicing, REAL America is rejoicing, the mentally retarded, fear based, talk radio,sliver of America is in panic. Bush was garbage, Reagan was an enemy of working people.. CONSERVATISM IS DEAD

    Not a single conservative host, radio or television has GAINED and audience, only LOST listenership and viewship. Facts are facts.

    Fox is LOSING viewers, MSNBC is growing.. Patriots are IGNORNIG the people who tell them to vote against America and vote Republican

    You are the Anti-American FRINGE.
    all your hate, fake rape attacks, and shrieking "terrorist" and "nigger" at GOP rallies, cost you the election

    No patriot wants to be associated, with ignorant, knuckle dragging, hate mongering, mentally sick degenerates

    that girl who faked the rape story, represents Republicans perfectly, mentally sick.. Perfect symbolism

    Not all Republicans are like this, however the ones that listen to radical Anti-American talk radio are exactly like this

    the more you shrieked "muslim", "communist" , you worse it got for you.

    America will NOT vote Republican for the next 50 years. America is over with the fear

    you are the fringe today

    and sane Republicans all voted for Obama, 18% of Republicans voted Obama.

    Party over country is over. Limbaugh's gimmick is a fading fad
    and as someone involved in radio advertising buying, Limbauugh's show is a rip-off, phones do not ring when you advertise on the pig man, however I found a firm, that charges next to nothing to advertise on Limbaugh and others
    When you buy in bulk, the average cost of a national spot on the pig man is $10

    do you get it cons? Your time is up
    you let the racists, skinheads and mentlly ill, represent your party.

    Maloney. please carve a B into your ass

    By Anonymous CONSCLINGTO RUSH'SFORMERFAME, at 06 November, 2008 11:54  

  • Now the ignorant, dishonest, & cowardly liberals are just merely trolling and not worthy nor deserving of any intelligent response.

    By Blogger Carl, at 06 November, 2008 15:18  

  • This all sounds so ironic, considering that the top link on the right is to the Media Research Center's site.

    You do realize that the MRC and MMFA are two sides of the same coin, right? And the MRC got even whinier when the Republicans were in charge.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 06 November, 2008 17:01  


    "Bush never won an election PERIOD."

    Sir, You speak the Truth (period).

    But, I want reiterate my respect for Brian Maloney.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 06 November, 2008 23:15  

  • Brian are you deleting opposing views now ?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 07 November, 2008 09:18  

  • This is American idol election. I give it two years and you will be crying over major losses in Congress. If OB does not govern from the center he will be out in Four years.

    Unlike the left we don’t need to lie, name call, and act like idiots to discredit the President.

    Two paragraphs to make a point and did not have to lie once.

    By Blogger pf1, at 08 November, 2008 01:33  

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