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Posted in: Media
Friday Dec 13, 2013

MSNBC's Thomas Roberts: Boehner The Genius

In which I speak the inconvenient truth about the House Speaker....
Posted by Bill Scher on Dec 13, 2013 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Wednesday Nov 27, 2013

MSNBC's Thomas Roberts: Supreme Court and Contraception

On MSNBC's Thomas Roberts, I break down the latest Supreme Court developments regarding reproductive freedom....
Posted by Bill Scher on Nov 27, 2013 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Saturday Aug 31, 2013

Up With Steve Kornacki: Syria, ObamaCare, Bill Thompson and Chris Christie

Clips from my appearance today on MSNBC's Up with Steve Kornacki: Interview with NYC mayoral candidate Bill Thompson: Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Debate with Ret. Col. Jack Jacobs on Syria: Visit NBCNews.com...
Posted by Bill Scher on Aug 31, 2013 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Thursday May 7, 2009

Bill O'Reilly Hates the Media (Does that mean he hates himself?)

Classic Bill O'Reilly was on display Monday night for his Talking Points segment: Don't Trust the Media! O'Reilly then proceeded to tell us several reasons why we should not trust the media. Now let's think about this. A media personality...
Posted by Errington Thompson on May 7, 2009 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Tuesday Oct 28, 2008

Barbara West should be fired

There are some things that really have been repulsive in this election season. Over the weekend Joe Biden did an interview with a Florida television station. The questions were simply the worst Republican talking points, ever. KFTV needs to apologize...
Posted by Errington Thompson on Oct 28, 2008 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Monday Sep 15, 2008

SNL - Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton

Saturday Night Live. I can't really believe that I'm typing Saturday Night Live. I think it can be argued that Saturday Night Live has not been funny since the early 1980s. Remember Eddie Murphy. So, I haven't seen the show...
Posted by Errington Thompson on Sep 15, 2008 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Wednesday Sep 10, 2008

Boycott MSNBC Today (Until 8 PM ET)

If I'm not listening to my local liberal talk radio station, I typically keep MSNBC on in my home office during the work day, in part to support its decision to have actual liberals on during prime-time, and in part...
Posted by Bill Scher on Sep 10, 2008 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Sunday Jun 1, 2008

Last Live Seder on Sundays Today

Today, "Seder on Sundays" airs its final broadcast. After its pre-recorded interviews with notable authors, Sam will be live for the final half-hour at 6:30 PM ET. You can listen live at airamerica.com. Sam posts on his blog today: After...
Posted by Bill Scher on Jun 1, 2008 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Monday May 12, 2008

Sometimes politics is funny

I'm reading Richard Wolffe's article on Barack Obama and his team in Newsweek. Wolffe is doing a good job in saying that Senator John McCain and Senator Barack Obama are getting ready to face each other. Obama is getting ready...
Posted by Errington Thompson on May 12, 2008 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Sunday May 11, 2008

The Last Live "Seder on Sunday"

Today at 4 PM ET will be the final live "Seder of Sunday" broadcast. Sam posts that there is still a chance he will take over Air America's 3 PM ET slot, and regardless, is still committed to remaining in...
Posted by Bill Scher on May 11, 2008 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Monday May 5, 2008

Stream Seder

Sam Seder and Marc Maron are sharing Air America hosting duties from 3-6 PM ET this week (Sam's on right now). In addition to contacting Air America directly and signing the petition, strong streaming numbers will also help the effort...
Posted by Bill Scher on May 5, 2008 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Saturday Apr 19, 2008

Free Ride: John McCain and the Media

David Brock and Paul Waldman from Media Matters Action Network wrote a new book entitled "Free Ride: John McCain and the Media." Before I discuss the book, however, I need to make a confession: I used to like McCain. I...
Posted by Errington Thompson on Apr 19, 2008 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Thursday Apr 17, 2008

Another Blogosphere Miracle

MSNBC's First Read said this morning: "Many news organizations will feel compelled to do Ayers stories in the next few days." But today's media coverage was not dominated by that. It was dominated by the widespread disgust at ABC for...
Posted by Bill Scher on Apr 17, 2008 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Monday Apr 14, 2008

Sam Seder Petition

Brave New Films has a petition urging Air America to return Sam Seder to the daily line-up. Click here to sign....
Posted by Bill Scher on Apr 14, 2008 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Thursday Apr 10, 2008

NYT Says Sam Seder "is under consideration"

The New York Times reports: A Sunday host, Sam Seder, who previously led a morning show for the radio network, is under consideration, according to an Air America employee who asked not to be identified. Now's the time to, politely,...
Posted by Bill Scher on Apr 10, 2008 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Thursday Apr 10, 2008

Get Sam Seder Back on Air America's Daily Line-up

It appears Randi Rhodes has quit Air America after being suspended for profane comments. Frankly, I think the suspension was foolish, because talk radio hosts are prone to saying obnoxious things, and networks should set a very high bar to...
Posted by Bill Scher on Apr 10, 2008 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Sunday Mar 9, 2008

Mondo Media Weekend

The latest installment of "The Week In Blog" is up at Bloggingheads.tv. There's a little quote from me in this Baltimore Sun profile of my old college friend Michelle Malkin. I'll be back on Air America's Seder on Sundays at...
Posted by Bill Scher on Mar 9, 2008 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Saturday Mar 1, 2008

Drudge is a major twit

I think that it is clear to everyone who has more than 3 working neurons that Matt Drudge is pure ego. Just think about the stories that he has leaked. He leaked the McCain story back in December. Now, he...
Posted by Errington Thompson on Mar 1, 2008 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Monday Feb 25, 2008

Armstrong Williams, John McCain, the NYT and ethics

Okay, wait. I need to stop laughing. I need to compose myself. Armstrong Williams is the guy who was found to have pocketed over $240,000 from the Department of Education. He was the one who pushed No Child Left Behind...
Posted by Errington Thompson on Feb 25, 2008 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Wednesday Feb 13, 2008

Liberal House Call

See my star turn, alongside the hilarious Jon Benjamin, at 236.com in "Liberal House Call." This was shot several months ago. I drive a Prius now, I swear! UPDATE: Here's the YouTube version:...
Posted by Bill Scher on Feb 13, 2008 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Monday Feb 11, 2008

MSNBC apologizes

Keith Olbermann does an excellent job apologizing for David Shuster in particular but the network in general. The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel points out what we already know. Chris Matthews has a terrible track record for opening his mouth and...
Posted by Errington Thompson on Feb 11, 2008 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Saturday Jan 5, 2008

Radio Radio

I'll be discussing Iowa on Left Jab, heard on XM Satellite Radio Channel 167, both Saturday at 11 AM ET and Sunday at 1 PM ET. And of course, Sunday at 4 PM ET, I'll be on the Sam Seder...
Posted by Bill Scher on Jan 5, 2008 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Friday Jan 4, 2008

NPR Today

I'll be talking about Iowa on NPR's Bryant Park Project around 8 AM ET. If you don't get the show in your area, podcasts will be available. UPDATE: You can listen to the podcast here....
Posted by Bill Scher on Jan 4, 2008 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Sunday Oct 28, 2007

Sunday Morning Air Sickness Bags

Bill Scher should win a National Tolerance Award--or at least get battle pay--for his ability to, week after week, watch the Sunday morning gasbag shows and deconstruct them for us by Monday morning. He and Gene Gaudette at American Politics...
Posted by Alan Bisbort on Oct 28, 2007 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Wednesday Oct 24, 2007

Speaking of Sheep

Given that it is World Series time, I am going to throw Liberal Oasis dwellers a curve. I am going to talk about sheep. Let me back up just a wee bit. I am a member of a cargo...
Posted by Alan Bisbort on Oct 24, 2007 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Monday Aug 20, 2007

Announcing The LiberalOasis Radio Show

This Saturday at 10 AM ET is the debut of The LiberalOasis Radio Show, a weekly half-hour breakdown of the week's top political news, airing on Western Massachusetts' WHMP (1400 AM in Northampton, 1600 AM in Springfield, 1240 AM in...
Posted by Bill Scher on Aug 20, 2007 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Monday Aug 13, 2007

Your Serious Media

The political press is absolutely head over heels for Huckabee. (There were high-fives all around when it became clear he'd finish second [in the Iowa GOP straw poll].) -- Noam Scheiber, The New Republic, 8/11/07 (via Booman Tribune and Eschaton)...
Posted by Bill Scher on Aug 13, 2007 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Sunday Jul 29, 2007

Radio Radio

At 1 PM ET today (10 AM PT) I'll be on Nick Beeson's Talking With America, airing on 1340 AM KIST in Santa Barbara, CA, discussing obstruction by Senate conservatives and the latest subpoenas of White House officials. At 4...
Posted by Bill Scher on Jul 29, 2007 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Thursday Jun 28, 2007

On The Radio

On Friday, Monday and Tuesday, I'll be guest hosting The Bill Dwight Show on WHMP-AM in Western Massachusetts (1400 AM in Northampton, 1240 AM in Greenfield, 1600 AM in Springfield). For Friday's show, I'll be interviewing Josh Silver of Free...
Posted by Bill Scher on Jun 28, 2007 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Tuesday May 29, 2007

Y Kant David Brooks Read?

The NY Times' David Brooks (hat tip: Bark Bark Woof Woof) writes of Al Gore's new book The Assault on Reason: Gore's imperviousness to reality is not the most striking feature of the book. It's the chilliness and sterility of...
Posted by Bill Scher on May 29, 2007 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Sunday May 27, 2007

Stephanopoulos Hypes Heritage Foundation

On ABC's This Week, host George Stephanopoulos asked his guests to respond to a Heritage Foundation claim that "low-skill" workers take more from the country than they give in taxes, and increased immigration would heighten that dynamic. Stephanopoulos did not...
Posted by Bill Scher on May 27, 2007 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Sunday May 20, 2007

Chris Wallace Spins For White House

On Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace gratuitously offered a falsehood to spin for White House, regarding its efforts to implement a "terrorist surveillance program" that the Justice Dept. said lacked any legal basis. Sen. Chuck Schumer said on Fox, in...
Posted by Bill Scher on May 20, 2007 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Friday May 18, 2007

Sam Seder Is Back!

Sam Seder's new Air America show, "Seder on Sundays" debuts this Sunday at 4 PM. As I noted last week, I'll be doing a segment called "Weekend Watchdog," which I'm bringing from the Campaign for America's Future blog. On Fridays,...
Posted by Bill Scher on May 18, 2007 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Monday Apr 30, 2007

Memories of Gravel

Back in 2005, I had the pleasure of being on a MSNBC roundtable on Deep Throat with now-presidential debate superstar former Sen. Mike Gravel, while Sam Seder served as guest co-host. He didn't take any crap then either. Check out...
Posted by Bill Scher on Apr 30, 2007 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Friday Apr 13, 2007

A Tribute To Sam Seder (Who Is Not Going Away)

Today is the final installment of Sam Seder's daily show on Air America Radio. I hope you'll tune in, call in, and give him a strong send-off as he moves into a new Sunday show for the network. I wouldn't...
Posted by Bill Scher on Apr 13, 2007 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Thursday Feb 22, 2007

Lessons From GeffenGate

The front page of today's New York Daily News said it all. In between pictures of Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, read the words: "Two Years Of This?" That said it all because it not only summed up the...
Posted by Bill Scher on Feb 22, 2007 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Saturday Feb 17, 2007

Ring of Fire, Today & Tomorrow

Unlike last weekend, this weekend (5 PM ET Saturday, 4 PM ET Sunday) I will actually be on Air America's Ring of Fire, discussing the continuing conservative campaign to cripple our civil service. Click here to listen online or find...
Posted by Bill Scher on Feb 17, 2007 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Monday Feb 12, 2007

Sam Seder Show This Morning

I'll be on The Sam Seder Show this morning at 9:15 AM ET. Click here to listen online or find a station near you....
Posted by Bill Scher on Feb 12, 2007 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Friday Feb 9, 2007

Air America, Today, Tomorrow, Sunday

Today at 6:30 PM ET, I'll be on Air America's Rachel Maddow Show, talking about the John Edwards bloggers story. This weekend, I'll be on Ring of Fire, discussing the continuing conservative campaign to cripple our civil service. Ring of...
Posted by Bill Scher on Feb 9, 2007 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Wednesday Feb 7, 2007

Midweek Politics Tonight

Tonight at 7 PM ET I'll be on Midweek Politics, which airs on Northampton, MA's Valley Free Radio, 103.3 FM. You can find Pacifica Radio affiliates that air the show here....
Posted by Bill Scher on Feb 7, 2007 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Monday Feb 5, 2007

Air America This Morning

I'll be on The Sam Seder Show at 9:20 AM ET. Click here to listen online or find a station near you....
Posted by Bill Scher on Feb 5, 2007 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Monday Jan 29, 2007

Air America This Morning

I'll be on The Sam Seder Show at 9:20 AM ET this morning. Click here to listen online or find a station near you....
Posted by Bill Scher on Jan 29, 2007 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Friday Jan 19, 2007

On The Radio Saturday

I'll be on The Errington Thompson Show Saturday at 9 AM ET, heard on Asheville, North Carolina's 880 AM The Revolution. You can listen online here....
Posted by Bill Scher on Jan 19, 2007 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Friday Dec 22, 2006

Left Jab on Sunday

This Sunday at 8 AM ET, I'll be discussing Wait! Don't Move To Canada! and politics in general on Left Jab, heard on XM Satellite Radio channel 133 (or perhaps 165)....
Posted by Bill Scher on Dec 22, 2006 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Wednesday Dec 20, 2006

Guest Hosting on WHMP

For readers in Western Massachusetts, today through Friday, I'll be guest hosting for Bill Dwight on "The Morning NewsWatch Extra," heard from 9-10 ET AM on WHMP-AM (1400 AM in Northampton, 1600 AM in Springfield, 1240 AM in Greenfield). Today,...
Posted by Bill Scher on Dec 20, 2006 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Tuesday Dec 12, 2006

Liberal Bloggers Welcome TomDelay.com

The Washington, DC Examiner asked several liberal bloggers, including LiberalOasis, their reaction to Tom DeLay's move into the blogosphere. The resulting article is here, enjoy....
Posted by Bill Scher on Dec 12, 2006 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Thursday Aug 3, 2006

WH Press "Briefing" Room To Officially Become "Propaganda" Room

The latest tack in the White House's media manipulation efforts was announced yesterday: The renovation of the White House Press Briefing Room. Renovation itself is, of course, innocuous. Surely the room does need a spiffing up. But this is not...
Posted by Bill Scher on Aug 3, 2006 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Saturday Jul 29, 2006

LiberalOasis Interviews Eric Boehlert, Author of "Lapdogs"

The canon of 21st century media criticism starts with Eric Alterman's "What Liberal Media?" and continues with Eric Boehlert's "Lapdogs: How the Press Rolled Over for Bush." LiberalOasis recently conducted an email interview with Mr. Boehlert -- whose work is...
Posted by Bill Scher on Jul 29, 2006 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Monday Jul 3, 2006

Protecting the Terrorists by Attacking a Free Press

In 2001, there was a very loud and public call for the administration to track money that was being moved through the banking system to fund terrorists. There were complaints that the administration seemed reluctant to do this, but eventually...
Posted by Avedon Carol on Jul 3, 2006 permanent link permalinkemail post email
Tuesday Jun 13, 2006

When Is It No Longer A Game?

The politics of video game violence promises to make some very strange bedfellows for the next few years. The issue promises to defy easy political categories -- so as this unfolds -- be careful who you climb into political bed...
Posted by Frederick Clarkson on Jun 13, 2006 permanent link permalinkemail post email