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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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Ouch! Take That, Sarah Palin.

Investigative reporter Joseph McGinniss has responded to Sarah Palin’s outrage at his renting the home next to hers while writing a book about her. He told the Washington Post that in fact, he was first approached by Todd “First Dude” Palin at the rented home and Palin told him that he was unwelcome in a conversation in which Mr. Palin became increasingly hostile. When Palin left the author’s home, he then fetched the camera from which he snapped the photo that wife Sarah then posted on FaceBook with her fiery remarks about McGinniss.

Subsequent to the FaceBook posting and Sarah Palin’s call-in to Glenn Beck’s radio show on the same topic, McGinniss claims that he began to receive hatemail and threats via email. It appears that conservative radio host Mark Levin publicly revealed McGinniss’ email address prompting some 5000 messages in four hours, some of which contained veiled death threats. McGinniss says,

I would term this (Palin’s response) hysterical. By being here, I have learned things, and I’ve gotten an insight into her character, into her ability to incite hatred, that before I only knew about in the abstract.

There you have it folks, Sarah Palin’s own actions have undermined her yet again. Anyone surprised?

In honor of the troops, please click on the song link below to not only familiarize yourselves with the tune, but to have more fun singing along to the song parody also, too.

The Brady Bunch television theme song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ou-FeOoKDq4

THE PALIN BUNCH

(sung to the theme of “The Brady Bunch”)

Here’s the story of a gal named Sarah
Who was the Governor of State number 49.
Then John McCain came lookin’ for a V.P.
And that sounded just fine.

Here’s the story of Todd the First Dude
He had a D.U.I. and drove a snow machine.
He couldn’t count to ten on his fingers
With just his G.E.D.

The election didn’t go the way they planned it
Our girl Sarah couldn’t handle interviews.
The media exposed her dearth of knowledge
Except for Fox News and that blonde chick from The View.

The Palin Bunch, the Palin Bunch
That’s the way they became the Palin Bunch.

It’s A Glenn Beckian Backlash

Beck Facts

Recently, there have been more dark days for Fox News network host, Glenn Beck. Last Sunday morning on CNN‘s State Of The Union program, Democratic strategist James Carville when asked about what he thought of Beck, responded, “I think he’s nuts, OK?” and, “Just out and out nuts. And I also think that he’s a blatant hypocrite. Here’s somebody that sits on his show … weeping about how much he loves America and … and then he’s absolutely giddy when his country doesn’t get the Olympics. And this is … I’ll tell you another thing about Glenn Beck. He wouldn’t know the difference between a football, a bat and a hockey court (sic). This guy is not … he’s just all … he’s just all weeping.” Ouch !!!

Carville’s remarks followed those of Republican Senator Lindsey Graham during his appearance on Fox News earlier that day. Graham said, “[H]e doesn’t represent the Republican Party. When a person says he represents conservatism and that the country is better off with Barack Obama than John McCain, that sort of ends the debate as for me as to how much more I’m going to listen.”

Both of those negative assessments of Glenn Beck follow directly on the heels of other recent Republican and conservative criticisms of the bat-crazy host. As Lynnrockets’ Blast-Off reported on September 29th, Beck was also skewered by Joe Scarborough, Robert Frum, Mark Levin, David Brooks, Peter Wehner, Elisabeth Hasselbeck (The View) and Republican Congressman Bob Inglis of South Carolina. Oh, and we almost forgot to mention that Beck was also disavowed by the entire city council from his hometown of Mount Vernon, Washington. How many more sponsors will flee his show now?

It almost seems as if Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin are in a contest to determine who is most unpopular among Republicans and conservatives in the know. Nevertheless, is there anything more entertaining than watching Republicans feed on their young?

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

You’re No Good song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hr9vKWLgZzo

YOU’RE NO GOOD

(sung to the Linda Ronstadt song “You’re No Good”)

Feeling better now that Beck’s through
Feeling better cuz his fans are few
They learned their lesson, it left a scar
Now they see that Glenn Beck’s no star

He’s no good
He’s no good
He’s no good
Glenn Beck, you’re no good

Let’s all just sing it again
He’s no good
He’s no good
He’s no good
Glenn Beck, you’re no good

You’ve come apart and don’t have a clue
Well, you have no heart and we all know it’s true
All of Glenn Beck’s sponsors starting to flee
They wouldn’t stay there if the ads were free

He’s no good
He’s no good
He’s no good
Glenn Beck, you’re no good

Let’s all just sing it again
He’s no good
He’s no good
He’s no good
Glenn Beck, you’re no good

(musical interlude)

We’re telling you now Glenn Beck, they’re going away
There’s nothing you can do now to convince them to stay

He’s no good
He’s no good
He’s no good
Glenn Beck, you’re no good

Let’s all just sing it again
He’s no good
He’s no good
He’s no good
Glenn Beck, you’re no good

Oh, oh no
He’s no good
He’s no good
He’s no good
Glenn Beck, you’re no good

Mt. Vernon City Council Says, “Get The Beck Outta Here !!!”

Glenn Beck on his Fox News show last week.

Glenn Beck on his Fox News show last week.

Last week was not a particularly good one for Glenn Beck. His first faux pas occurred when he tried to make a point on his Fox News program by throwing some frogs (he claims they were rubber) into a pot of boiling water. The only new fans he gained by that stunt were Michael Vick and his posse. The rest of civilized America was understandably disgusted by his actions.

Next, he was skewered by fellow conservative Joe Scarborough on Morning Joe which airs daily on MSNBC. Watch the clip below which also includes denunciations of Beck by Robert Frum, Mark Levin, David Brooks, Peter Wehner, the dim-witted Elisabeth Hasselbeck from The View and Republican congressman, Bob Inglis of South Carolina.

Finally, you might remember the announcement about one month ago that Mount Vernon, Washington’s (Beck’s former hometown) Republican mayor, Bob Norris had unilaterally decided to honor Glenn Beck by presenting him with the keys to the city. The mayor’s action however, triggered a firestorm which prompted 16, 000 of the city’s 26, 000 residents to present a petition to the city demanding that the honor be withdrawn because of Beck’s hate filled rhetoric. Although the mayor declined to withdraw the honor, Mount Vernon’s city council unanimously approved a resolution stating that the “City Council is in no way sponsoring the Mayor’s event…and is not connected to the Glenn Beck event in any manner.”

The event took place on Saturday, September 26th, but hundreds of protesters appeared. They wore t-shirts and placards which stated, “Hate is not a Mount Vernon value” and “Hate kills.” Additionally, a plane circled above the event pulling a sign which read, “Change the locks!” it must be tough when you are despised in your own home town.

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

That Smell song clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6q9nBusrq8

BECK’S SMELL

(sung to the Lynyrd Skynyrd song “That Smell”)

Whiskey bottles and drug filled jars
Those were Glenn Beck’s best days
Way too much coke and too much smoke
How does Fox News take pride in you?

Ooh, ooh Beck’s smell
Don’t Glenn smell like hell?
Ooh, ooh Beck’s smell
The smell of Beck surrounds you

Yeah,

Angel of darkness is in our view
He’s a weasel doing harm (you fool, you)
The bloviating bloke, has a show that just blows
Have a drink, fool, you clown, you (hell, yeah)

Ooh, ooh Beck’s smell
Don’t Glenn smell like hell?
Ooh, ooh Beck’s smell
The smell of Beck surrounds you

Righties call Beck prince charming
They take his word as the gospel truth
Yet Glenn Beck’s logic is hollow, and
Fox News just might learn he has no clue (no, clue)

Ooh, ooh Beck’s smell
Don’t Glenn smell like hell?
Ooh, ooh Beck’s smell
The smell of Beck surrounds you

(musical interlude)

Oh, Glenn Beck’s views
Do nothing else but spread alarm
Beck’s a fear-mongering bore

(musical interlude)

Beck has his own little Waterloo

It’s a monkey on his back
Sponsors have split from his racist schticks
One hell of a price and Beck’s show might get nixed (hell, yeah)

Ooh, ooh Beck’s smell
Don’t Glenn smell like hell?
Ooh, ooh Beck’s smell
The smell of Beck surrounds you

Ooh, ooh Beck’s smell
Don’t Glenn smell like hell?
Ooh, ooh Beck’s smell
The smell of Beck surrounds you

Oh, Glenn Beck’s views
Do nothing else but spread alarm
Beck’s just a fool, just a fool, just a fool.