by Scoobie Davis
Taking Up The Slack
If you're reading this and like it, you're probably the type of person who is irritated when you hear right-wing blowhard dissemblers like Hannity, Limbaugh, and O'Reilly. That is a healthy response (even a hardened right-wing talk radio listener like me can't listen to Dr. Laura for more than a few minutes--she creeps me out too much). So you had to depend on me and a few other internet people to listen to these wretched shows and point out the flawed arguments, sophistry, and outright fabrications of right-wing talk radio.
When my schedule began to prevent me from listening to Hannity and Limbaugh, I was concerned that they would be getting a free pass because nobody would be monitoring them. Fortunately, The O'Franken Factor and Media Matters have done an excellent job of taking up the slack. Recent stuff: I got a chuckle when I read that Rush started to blubber over Media Matters' factual and, contrary to Limbaugh's claim, in-context television spots. I really enjoy Franken's entertaining and informative on-air pummeling of Limbaugh and Hannity's problems with the truth. In case you missed it, here is Franken on Hannity's lies about John Kerry.
What you can do: 1) check out both sites and listen to Air America--if you're a blogger, link to the sites. 2) tell three people about Air America Radio--especially if you're in a swing state.