The dog days of summer aren't much fun in the land of sports talk radio. The only major league in play is baseball, with the pennant races still two months off. Amid these doldrums, the Ray Rice story hit the airwaves last month like a gale. In late July, word leaked that the National Football Leag ... More >>
In his column last week Andrew W.K. advised a young man with a right-wing asshole father how the two could get along. The answer is lengthy, and, as nearly all of Twitter has pointed out by now, SUPER DUPER INCREDIBLE AND HELPFUL OMG THANK YOU ANDREW YR BRILLIANT. You are perhaps already familiar wi ... More >>
We've been really busy the past couple days covering the mayoral election, and yet it somehow managed to slip by the whole news team that the age of progressivist communistic terror is upon us. Bill de Blasio is mayor, and soon we'll all be metaphorically and perhaps literally enslaved. Luckily, Gle ... More >>
The Halftime Show turns 15
The election's Tuesday, and the whole political blogosphere is one endless screaming rah-rah for one candidate or another. We advise against all direct contact with it from now till next weekend. The preemptive victory dances of the left blogosphere are, as we never tire of paraphrasing Jed Leland, ... More >>
Leaked document reveals the secrets of the GOP's coded language
When actor Andy Griffith passed away last week, President Obama gave a brief condolence statement ("A performer of extraordinary talent, Andy was beloved by generations of fans and revered by entertainers who followed in his footsteps"), on which Weasel Zippers commented, "JERK: President Obama Reme ... More >>
This is from Media Matters: Tammy Bruce is a conservative radio show host who regularly appears on The O'Reilly Factor with host Bill O'Reilly. Bruce is openly gay, a fact she's noted on The O'Reilly Factor. Yes, the show does allow openly gay guests. But a host? Or even a guest host?
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that he's nominating disastrous former Governor David Paterson to serve on the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority -- and we have the "cute" Beatle to blame for Patterson's return to public life.Paterson will replace former Board member Nancy Shev ... More >>
The MSNBC host takes on the government
When Rush Limbaugh called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute" on his radio show Feb. 29, it sure seemed like the end of an era might be upon us. Public outcry prompted sponsors to pull support from the show, leaving many to wonder whether the conservative stalwart would ... More >>
Darrell Hammond can impersonate you
On his weekly John Gambling radio show appearance, Mayor Bloomberg touched on the issue of young men wearing their pants hanging down, a topic near and dear to old people everywhere. A caller named Eddie called in to tell the mayor about an incident on the bus in which a young man with low- ... More >>
On Tuesday, American hero Glenn Beck held back tears as he recounted the way that New Yorkers in Bryant Park mistreated him and his family at an outdoor screening of Alfred Hitchcock's 39 Steps the night before. Beck's tears demonstrate the seriousness of the situation -- this is a man who ne ... More >>
Our venerable mayor has an idea for an oh-so-precious date that seems to come right out of the HowAboutWe playbook (in fact, it does come from the HowAboutWe playbook!). How about we...sit on the Staten Island Ferry and gaze romantically out at Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty? That's w ... More >>
Being in this news business, it's not for the weak-hearted. Or weak-lunged, apparently.
Dear Prospective Village Voice Freelancers, Each and every day, you send me pitches for stories that you hope I'll bite on. Some are quite good. A few are excellent. Most, however, don't interest me in the least. I try my best to answer as many pitches as I can. If, for whatever reason, I'm ... More >>
Maybe you've heard that last night, on the very last play of what was an otherwise perfect game for Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga, umpire Jim Joyce missed the call, thus costing Galarraga his perfect game. Everybody - whether you're a fan of the team throwing the perfect game or no ... More >>
Marc Maron's WTF Podcast live at Comix
As Julia discussed this weekend, the New York Times suggested via a column by public editor Clark Hoyt that the "gauzy rumors" about a salacious story his paper was going to release someday about David Paterson were not the paper's fault, but that of other, less principled journalistic outlet ... More >>
Radio host and Miss America Pageant judge Rush Limbaugh said on the air today, "I love the women's movement -- especially when walking behind it." Jezebel is not amused ("Need a shot of rage to get you going?"); Think Progress' Amanda Terkel notes polling that shows "not that many women really lik ... More >>
The National Football League has a large millionaire population which predictably contributes overwhelmingly to Republicans over Democrats. Yet this week we learned from rightbloggers that the NFL is in fact a wing of the liberal conspiracy. Early this month Rush Limbaugh and Dave Checketts coll ... More >>
--As Bill O'Reilly did yesterday, Rush Limbaugh has responded to being name-checked in Jay-Z's new song, "Off That." (Quote: "This ain't black versus white, my nigga, we off that. Please tell Bill O'Reilly to fall back. Tell Rush Limbaugh to get off my balls.") On his radio show yesterday, L ... More >>
Jay Mundy, the conservative talk radio host who increasingly seems to be somebody's very well executed prank, took a few laps around the internet earlier in June when his hilarious tirade about a trip he went on to the "official hipster neighborhood of the United States of America," a/k/a Williams ... More >>
"When Rush Limbaugh visited the set, and when Lynne Cheney visited the set, I refused to have my picture taken with them or meet them or anything." Janeane Garofalo is known for biting standup, stints on SNL, The Larry Sanders Show and The West Wing, and her pioneering contributions to Air Americ ... More >>
Police found George Weber bound and stabbed to death in his Henry Street apartment Sunday morning. The former newsman for WABC radio, gone freelance since being laid off in February of 2008, was undressed and in his bed; his tub was running, the apartment was ransacked, and there were no signs of fo ... More >>
So says Sirius radio host Mike Signorile in his heavy duty Republican hypocrisy alert of the week! Read it and get a whiff of the conflicted crow the Repubs should be forced to eat along with their prunes.
Jon Stewart should really thank her
If you aren't sick of my yammering about competitive eating, you can hear me run my mouth off about it on "Doing Time," the Ron Kuby show on Air America, this evening at 5:45.
The Talking Radio blog reported on Tuesday that liberal talk radio host Randi Rhodes was mugged and brutally attacked while walking her dog near 39th Street and Park Avenue, but the NYPD can't confirm the report. From the blog: According to Air America Radio late night host Jon Elliott, Rhodes was ... More >>
Air America won't say exactly say what happened to radio host Randi Rhodes but said she was not a victim of a hate crime, as reported by the Talking Radio blog Tuesday morning. The liberal talk radio network would not answer any questions about the alleged mugging that reportedly happened on Park ... More >>
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