Liveblogging Talk Radio

A cool thing happened Monday night during the experiment to promote the Alan Colmes Radio Show on the Drudge Retort.

As the show broadcasts from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. weekdays, I post live links plugging the next hour. I wanted to see if the site's night owls would tune in and talk about it in real time.

On Monday, Colmes interviewed Cindy Sheehan, a mother who began Gold Star Families for Peace after her son died in Iraq. On the Retort, we discussed her desire for an impeachment inquiry, and I called such talk a fantasy.

Listen to the attached audio to see what Colmes did on the air less than two minutes after I posted the comment. I've included the entire nine-minute segment and a combative mother-vs-mother call Sheehan received later in the show.

Podcasts · Politics · Radio · 2005/06/22 · 2 COMMENTS · Link


Deep down I still think talk radio - be it liberal or conservative - is a cancer on the body politic.

But man, does it get the blood pumping. Thanks for the excerpt.

Now with the blurring of all the media lines, "exchanging links" manifests itself in new ways! Congrats on both getting mentioned in the 'real media' (a term becoming blurry in the world where the internet is a two-ton gorilla), and successfully experimenting with how two different media can run parallel and amplify each other.

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