'Rushed' to the hospital

by Kathy Shaidle -- This column was going to be fairly low key. The days between Christmas and New Years are the no man's land of conservative talk radio – a week more…

Oh, no! Is this the end of Rush?

by Kathy Shaidle -- Editor's note: As many talk radio hosts take a break over the Christmas holiday, Kathy Shaidle will not produce a Dec. 26 Talk Radio Watch, but will return more…

Hosts swapping formats provide rare insight

by Kathy Shaidle -- Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee made the media rounds this week to explain why he'd granted clemency to the criminal who then went on to murder four police more…

Who's the hero of the conservative movement?

by Kathy Shaidle -- Analyzing a recent Washington Post poll, left-leaning website TalkingPointsMemo dubbed Sarah Palin the "hero of talk radio listeners – but anyone else?" "When asked who best represents the more…

If not for conservatives, who would defend Israel?

by Kathy Shaidle -- Last week, I told you about the Anti-Defamation League's bizarre decision to dub talk-radio star Glenn Beck America's "fearmonger in chief." Respected journalist Caroline Glick responded in the more…

Conservatives put under the microscope

by Kathy Shaidle -- The verdict is in: the Anti-Defamation League has declared Glenn Beck "scarier" than his conservative talk radio rivals Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity! One name that used to more…

Report warns of encroaching new Fairness Doctrine

by Kathy Shaidle -- The libertarian Cato Institute just issued a report called "Fairness 2.0: Media Content Regulation in the 21st Century." While noting that a "return to the Fairness Doctrine ... more…

Republicans move health-care message on air

by Kathy Shaidle -- No wonder the White House wants to muzzle talk radio. While the left clings to old fashioned, unsuccessful tactics like that ridiculous "Glenn Beck boycott," conservative talk radio more…

Silencing the airwaves as 'hate speech'

by Kathy Shaidle -- Editor's note: Kathy Shaidle will be attending next week's Freedom of Speech & Religion Conference in Washington, D.C., and will not be able to file a new column more…

NFL's defense against the Rush

by Kathy Shaidle -- This week's top story in conservative talk radio was Rush Limbaugh's controversial bid to co-purchase an NFL team. The response from the liberal media and sports industry insiders more…