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Old 10-27-2005, 02:22 PM   #16
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Alex Bennett is on at the same time as Stephanie Miller, yes? Boot Alex, run Stephanie live, and bring back Alan live. Problem solved.
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Old 10-27-2005, 02:59 PM   #17
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Alex Bennett is on at the same time as Stephanie Miller, yes? Boot Alex, run Stephanie live, and bring back Alan live. Problem solved.
Yes. And then boot Lynn Samuels and run the Thom Hartmann show live in its entirety. Then we'd have a pretty good radio station. Or else give us some options by adding a 2nd liberal station to match the 2 conservative stations.
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Old 10-27-2005, 03:20 PM   #18
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Alex Bennett is on at the same time as Stephanie Miller, yes? Boot Alex, run Stephanie live, and bring back Alan live. Problem solved.
Yes. And then boot Lynn Samuels and run the Thom Hartmann show live in its entirety. Then we'd have a pretty good radio station. Or else give us some options by adding a 2nd liberal station to match the 2 conservative stations.
Right on the money. However, I count basically three right wing stations on Sirius, with "ABC News and Talk" being the vehicle of Hannity and Elder and in the times I've heard little of even moderate nature in that group of hosts.
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Old 10-27-2005, 03:22 PM   #19
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I myself like Alan except for the fact I think he's INSANE for liking Reagan. Seriously Reagan did no good for the Left.
The President should not do anything for the Right or the Left, but, for the COUNTRY!
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Alex Bennett is on at the same time as Stephanie Miller, yes? Boot Alex, run Stephanie live, and bring back Alan live. Problem solved.
Yes. And then boot Lynn Samuels and run the Thom Hartmann show live in its entirety. Then we'd have a pretty good radio station. Or else give us some options by adding a 2nd liberal station to match the 2 conservative stations.
Right on the money. However, I count basically three right wing stations on Sirius, with "ABC News and Talk" being the vehicle of Hannity and Elder and in the times I've heard little of even moderate nature in that group of hosts.
I suggest you check out the two NPR stations and Sirius Stars.
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Alex Bennett is on at the same time as Stephanie Miller, yes? Boot Alex, run Stephanie live, and bring back Alan live. Problem solved.
Yes. And then boot Lynn Samuels and run the Thom Hartmann show live in its entirety. Then we'd have a pretty good radio station. Or else give us some options by adding a 2nd liberal station to match the 2 conservative stations.
I would love to have them boot Lynn and run all of Thom each day
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This is exactly what I requested when I answered their survey 2 weeks ago (about the fourth request I had from them, being out of town in each of the other times). Now, when can we get rid of Alex Bennett? Yesterday, he says peace vigils are "bad" because if not enough people come, "we" (whatchou mean "we", white man) look like assholes. WTF? also his brain dead sidekick says "only 2,000 dead" in Iraq, thats a good war. No response from Bennett. What a worthless turd. I might as well be listening to Alan Colmes.
I agree. Alex Bennet and Lynn Samuels BOTH need to go to another stream, maybe Sirius Stars?

The worst part is listening to their promos which makes them sound like hardcore lefties...then you listen to their programs and they are talking about movies that just came out or some other crap. Why the hell is this on a political talk channel?
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I suggest you check out the two NPR stations and Sirius Stars.
For God sakes, I understand you listen to Fox News too much so you are dedicated to the faux meme that NPR is liberal. Totally false, but whatever. But Sirius STARS? Point me to the shows that discuss liberal politics frequently, because I've never heard them. The Radio Chick? Jay Thomas? The Pod Show? Cousin Brucie? Bill Bradley? Hint: Bill Bradley's show is specifically non-political. The stories I have heard him feature are a story about a bee keeper, a guy who collects baseball uniforms, and an interview with Julie Gold (who sang "From a Distance").

Regarding Alan Colmes, I noticed he was on Sirius Left when I tuned in at about 11 p.m. CDT.
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I suggest you check out the two NPR stations and Sirius Stars.
For God sakes, I understand you listen to Fox News too much so you are dedicated to the faux meme that NPR is liberal. Totally false, but whatever. But Sirius STARS? Point me to the shows that discuss liberal politics frequently, because I've never heard them. The Radio Chick? Jay Thomas? The Pod Show? Cousin Brucie? Bill Bradley? Hint: Bill Bradley's show is specifically non-political. The stories I have heard him feature are a story about a bee keeper, a guy who collects baseball uniforms, and an interview with Julie Gold (who sang "From a Distance").

Regarding Alan Colmes, I noticed he was on Sirius Left when I tuned in at about 11 p.m. CDT.
Jay Thomas talks about politics more that you care to admit. When politics does come up he accuses people all the time of being a Right Wing Nut. If you don't think that NPR appeals to Liberals then I don't know what to tell you. I listen to all sides on the radio not just Fox News. One of the reasons that I prefer Fox News is that they present someone from both sides of a story so that the viewer can decide. I would suggest you tune in sometime to get some balance.
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I like Alex and I think we Liberals should thank him since he's thinking of the media view. He wants us to look GOOD in the media that's why he critisized the "March on Washington" with Cindy Sheehan saying that it was badly organized after talking with the promoters. All Alex wanted there was for us to be organized well, after all, what's going to get us taken more seriously? Near 100K or half a million. If that march was organized well enough we might have been able to get that #.
Look Alex has said before "I'm not your masseuse." and I appreciate that. Sometimes as Liberals we need a fellow Liberal bringing us back to reality. Also with the Thom Hartmann and Stephanie Miller bit why doesn't Sirius stop screwing around and place a 2nd Liberal stream up? They don't even have to do it all day, just START with Stephanie Miller and Thom Hartmann. Seriously after Air America went they had the bandwidth but what did they do? Used it for another channel when they could've just made a 2nd Liberal stream with Thom Hartmann and Stephanie Miller live and then the other Sirius Left hosts to fill in the gaps or place Michaelangelo Signorile and John McMullen to fill up some slots too. I don't see the problem here. The case is that after Sirius lost Air America they decided they didn't even want to give us a second stream for Liberal talk even though they had a couple of hosts that were NOT being broadcast live or for a short time if so and declined that. Also, in another case, if it was temporary and Sirius was going to make a second Liberal stream I think it's clear they haven't and what I said above is probably right.
Lynn Samuels I like the NYC Liberal talker so forget it. It's nice to hear Lynn talk, at least I like her.
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Jay Thomas talks about politics more that you care to admit. When politics does come up he accuses people all the time of being a Right Wing Nut. If you don't think that NPR appeals to Liberals then I don't know what to tell you. I listen to all sides on the radio not just Fox News. One of the reasons that I prefer Fox News is that they present someone from both sides of a story so that the viewer can decide. I would suggest you tune in sometime to get some balance.
Jay Thomas' show is primarily an entertainment show, and he rarely discusses politics. NPR appeals to liberals, but it is primarily a news channel. The difference is that it try very hard to represents all sides of an issue, whereas Fox News just tells you they do (incessantly, just to make sure all their loyal listeners are sufficiently brainwashed). I would suggest you read actual news sources (like daily newspapers) and see how reliable you think Fox News is. I do occasionally listen to Fox News for the comedic value, since their reporting is so often inaccurate and flat-out stupid. I will point again to the study which shows Fox News viewers are the least knowledgeable of all news consumers.
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The few times I've tuned in to Jay Thomas he's talked about things like fake testicles for animals, which can be entertaining, but it has little to do with politics.

I heard Alan Colmes on again last night. And the Sirius website has him on it again.

I think it would be real easy to find programming for a second liberal station. Besides Stephanie Miller and Thom Hartmann, they could hire Richard Bey, who they've had fill in for Alex Bennet and Lynn Samuels, to do a regular show; and they should be able to find at least one other syndicated host to fill out a schedule.
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Someone on the Fox thread said Sirius is under contract to carry his Alan's show. If this is true, apparently some programmers at Sirius are as clueless as the CSRs. I would rather have three hours of Stephanie, but if they are under contract with Fox, then we are stuck with Alan for a bit longer at least.

I think it would be no problem at all for Sirius to fill another left station, especially since the Christian station still has no content and the Advice channel has no advice shows; so there could be some bandwidth free pretty easily. I think it would be nice to carry all of Stephanie and Thom's shows, and Richard Bey did pretty well when he was filling in.
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One of the reasons that I prefer Fox News is that they present someone from both sides of a story so that the viewer can decide.
And NPR doesn't ?
http://www.npr.org/yourturn/ombudsman/mission.html
Not that either NPR station on Sirius is a news stream - they're a front for socialist propaganda like Marketplace, Car Talk and A Prarie Home Companion.
I think Fox is just funny - a classic Murdoch tabloid, but on TV rather than print. The fact that people take it seriously (left and right) is difficult for me to comprehend.
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One of the reasons that I prefer Fox News is that they present someone from both sides of a story so that the viewer can decide. I would suggest you tune in sometime to get some balance.
You really should see the movie "OutFoxed." This film points out how Fox News has virtually no Journalistic Integrity, but manages to call themselves "Fair and Balanced" with a straight face.

You are being manipulated, and you appear to be buying it. Fox (And others, such as Joe Scarborough on MSNBC) often start with an Absurd hypothosis then get two guests to attempt to conduct a "Debate" in a fraudulantly "Balanced" manner. Somehow this makes the Absurd appear more legitimate. Beware of this format.

The fraud being perpetrated is that these Absurd Hypothosees are worthy of legitimate discussion. Only rarely is this true. Even if the viewer "Decides" to disagree with the hypothosis, the absurdity is diminished by the fraudulant format of legitimacy

Fox News is simply a Right Wing mouthpiece. Very little more. They keep yammering about being "Fair and Balanced," because they are NOT. But... If they repeat it often enough, some (noncritical thinking) people will accept it. It really is a form of propaganda.

We as common citizens are at a huge disadvantage in that the huge Corporate propaganda machines are easily accessible. Open a beer after a hard day and turn on Fox News... How easy is that? REAL facts harder to obtain. A lot of effort and research is needed to be an informed citizen.

Sometime we as citizens really need to put out a lot of effort to discover that Fox (And others, for that matter) have simply put "Lipstick on a Pig."

Trust nobody. Think for yourself. It's harder than it looks, and takes a bit of effort.

To hell with Fox News. Good Riddance, if they leave. How about replacing them with the audio of Free Speech TV?
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