November 17 2008 show notes

Thom is working on the Air America Cruise all this week. The show was guest hosted by Lee Rayburn, host on 92.1 The Mic, Madison, WI.


  • Barack Obama on 60 Minutes.

  • Guest: Paul Waldman, "Free Ride: John McCain and the Media". Media Matters for America. Anger and fear drives right wing talk radio.

  • Guest: Diane Farsetta, senior researcher at the Center for Media and Democracy, online at prwatch.org. The Fifth Annual Falsies Awards.

  • Guest: Scott Vogel, communications director for the Freedom States Alliance, Gun Guys. The gun industry is scaring people trying to make more sales.

Topics, guests, upcoming events, quotes, links to articles, audio clips, books & bumper music.


Monday 17 November '08 show


Thom's Blog Is On the Move

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