Right Wing Radio Awkwardly Silent About Olbermann

Now that the MSNBC/Keith Olbermann affair has been resolved, it is time to dissect and analyze conservative talk radio’s take on the situation. So, Hannity and Beck what do you have to say? Speak up, we cannot hear you? Huh? (cue up the chirping grasshopper sound effect).

As we all know by now, Keith Olbermann was briefly suspended by MSNBC when the network learned that he had made personal campaign contributions to Democratic Party candidates in violation of NBC News’ prohibition against such actions without prior network approval. NBC believes that such contributions serve to create a perception that its news department is not, dare we say, “fair and balanced”. NBC has every right to enforce company policy which it created to enhance the perception of unbiased news coverage. Fox News and right-wing talk radio, on the other hand, do not have any such policy. Those media outlets have gone “all in” on partisan cheerleading and have abandoned any pretense of unbiased news coverage. So what have the reich-wing radio personalities had to say about Keith Olbermann?

Sean Hannity refrained from discussing the Olbermann situation on his radio program. His silence spoke volumes. As Media Matters has revealed, Hannity has personally contributed to GOP candidates and regularly promotes and allows such candidates to use his show as a fundraising platform. The site exposed the following:

  • Teapublican Sharron Angle bragged that she would appear with Hannity as “part of our push” to raise $ 1 million (she lost);
  • Teapublican Christine O’Donnell was so certain of Hannity’s support that she boasted that she had him “in her back pocket” (she lost);
  • Hannity held a book signing at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference;
  • Hannity told Teapublican Meg Whitman on air that he hoped she wins (she lost);
  • Hannity made a $ 5,000.00 donation to Teapublican Michele “Moon-Bat Crazy” Bachmann’s political action committee; and
  • Hannity and his wife donated $ 9,600.00 to Republican John Gomez (he lost).

What about Glenn Beck? He too has been suspiciously silent on the subject. That is not surprising considering what the Wall Street Journal has revealed.

  • Beck has given paid radio endorsements to FreedomWorks, a Washington, D.C.-based libertarian advocacy group that worked closely with tea party groups to support dozens of conservative candidates;
  • Beck gave a backward endorsement to Teapublican Linda McMahon when he told his listeners, “Do not vote for Dick blumenthal” (she lost);
  • Beck said on air that he “agreed” with Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Teapublican Rand Paul; and
  • Beck asked Michele “Moon-Bat Crazy” Bachmann on air, “How can I help you raise money?” and “We should have a fundraiser for you, Michele”.

Anything from Rush Limbaugh? Nope. No surprise there given that he performs live-read radio commercials that urge listeners to join the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, and he is pictured on the Heritage website, next to a headline that reads “Reinforce the Wave: Donate Today.” By the way, have you noticed that Limbaugh has also been silent on the topic of foreign money flooding into American election campaigns? Is that because he plans to finally keep his word and move to Costa Rica as he promised if Barack Obama was elected and heralded in such sweeping programs as Health Care and Financial reform? Let’s hope so.

Mark Levin? Well, you might recall that in 2008 he called for Olbermann to suspended because as he so eloquently phrased it, “I’m calling on MSNBC to suspend Keith Olbermann because in the middle of a war, I don’t think a phony journalist should be able to use his position to give aid and comfort to the enemy, and worse than that even, to smear the American GI. […].” Yet Levin was silent this time. Why? Well, The Wall Street Journal informs us that, “Americans for Prosperity, which spent tens of millions during the election to defeat dozens of Democratic incumbents, sponsors live-read advertisements by Mr. Levin, whose radio show reaches 8.5 million listeners.” He has also, “spoken at events sponsored by the group, wrote an introduction to an AFP distributed guide to campaign tactics.”

Laura Ingraham has said nothing either, but we can cut her a break because, strange as it may sound, she used to date Keith Olbermann. It’s true. Check it out.

Perhaps MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow summed up the situation best. She told the Daily News that Fox News has a history of “not just giving money to candidates, but actively endorsing campaigns and raising millions of dollars for politicians and political parties. Their network is run as a political operation. Ours isn’t. Yeah, Keith’s a liberal, and so am I. But we’re not a political operation – Fox is. We’re a news operation.”

Truer words have never been spoken.

Oh, and don’t forget to honor Veteran’s Day. Kiss a soldier!

Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s song parody.

AM Radio song link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDiCJkITtes&feature=player_embedded

RIGHT WING RADIO

(sung to the Everclear song “AM Radio”)

Portions of this lame programming are reproduced
By means of electronical transcriptions or tape recordings.

Radio
You can hear that bullshit on the right wing radio

There’s Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity
There’s lots of that Glenn Beck’s crap
Heavy on insanity

It’s simulcast along
The world wide webs

They’re pouring out pitchers full of Kool-Aid
Through the internets grid

Tea-Bagging clowns
On the air waves

Won’t talk to you if you’re black, young or gay

Limbaugh taught ‘em
The EIB chair
Is so toxic and vile
And it is unbalanced and unfair

Yo!
You must listen
To the poison on
That right wing radio (right wing radio, right wing radio)

Yeah… there’s no need for music
On right wing radio (right wing radio)

Savage is without a clue
Steers clear of every single neighborhood
In a state if that state is “Blue”

Malkin
Makes an ungodly sound
Crazy shit she’s into
Cruisin’ with that Glenn Beck clown

These nuts are broadcast across the nation
To the dumb and poor
Who mimic them like apes

They’re all right their at prime-time
Sean Hannity looks fried
Bill O’Reilly and that Sarah P. lie all goddamn night

Don’t lie in bed with the radio on
You will lose your sanity before long
When you hear Glenn Beck and his song

There’s lots of hate
And you can hear it
On that right wing radio (right wing radio, right wing radio)

Yeah… there’s no need for music
On right wing radio (right wing radio)

Listen to Limbaugh say
“Boy…Let’s bring Obama down!”

Oh no, “The Glenn Beck” show again.
I don’t wanna hear that show
Talk about “end times” and socialism, man, he such a fool
Turn it off
(Turn it off, turn it off, turn it off)

Sean Hannity is on at five
I feel like throwing up
When he spins
All that lame jive
Lives in a bubble where he is “the man”
Can’t be trusted
Cuz he lies
Like Glenn Beck and that’s a fact, man

Remember way back in two-thousand-seven
They said Romney and his cohorts
Would be leading us to heaven
If ol’ Rush Limbaugh
Could have had his way
“Operation Chaos”
Would have had Hilary Clinton
On election day
Hey!
Election day!
Hey!
No way!
Hey Rush, go away!

There must be a place we can tell them to go
A real hot place where they don’t have any snow
But they’re sure to have right wing radio

Huh-uh huh-uh huh-uh huh

Yeah, things get real stupid
On those stupid shows
The hosts are really daffy

There’s no need for music
On right wing radio (right wing radio)
There’s no need for music
On right wing radio (right wing radio)
There’s no need for music
On right wing radio (right wing radio, right wing radio)

Make it stop (right wing radio, right wing radio)…It grows old
Make it stop
Reminds me of bad disco
(right wing radio, right wing radio)

Make it stop (right wing radio, right wing radio)…It grows old
Make it stop
Reminds me of bad disco
(right wing radio, right wing radio)

Make it stop (right wing radio, right wing radio)…It grows old
Please make it stop
Reminds me of bad disco
(right wing radio, right wing radio)

Make it stop (right wing radio, right wing radio)…It grows old
Please make it stop
Reminds me of bad disco
(right wing radio, right wing radio)

Make it stop (right wing radio, right wing radio)…It grows old
Please make it stop
Reminds me of bad disco
(right wing radio, right wing radio)

Reminds me of bad disco (right wing radio)
Reminds me of bad disco (right wing radio)
Reminds me of bad disco (right wing radio)
…No I never liked (right wing radio) disco! (right wing radio)
Nooooo (right wing radio) oooooo! (right wing radio)
(right wing radio, right wing radio)
Nooooooo!
(right wing radio, right wing radio)

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Posted on November 11, 2010, in Fox News, Keith Olbermann, Laura Ingraham, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Songs, Talk Radio and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Thanks for that analysis. I’m going to celebrate when that guy with the cyst on his ass moves to Costa Rica and is eaten alive by tropical bugs. I’m not holding my breath, but will get a good bottle of wine, waiting for that very occasion.

    Nice work on that song.

  2. Conservative Spending

    Rupert Murdoch gives shareholders’ money to Republican politicians, the US Chamber of Commerce hopes to influence our elections with donations from foreign corporations, the right-wing crooks on the Supreme Court reverse election finance laws, and Beck talks a big story about organizing fundraisers.

    We should congratulate Hannity- he seems to be the only one following the Koch Brothers’ lead and reaching into his own wallet!

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