As we approach the holiday season and the end of 2008, who are the best and worst political radio talk shows of 2008? Lets start with who I think are the two worst political radio talk shows of 2008.
The Sean Hannity Show
How can the second most listened to talk show with 350 stations and 12 million listeners, according to www.nndb.com, make the list of worst political radio talk shows of 2008? First of all, it is time for more than Republican good, Democrat bad, or the continual left right bickering. In case you haven’t noticed, our country is in one hell of a pickle and continual dividing of this country is not going to put us in a position to produce serious solutions to our current economic situation. Second, unless an issue fits nicely into the left right paradigm, you won’t hear it on The Sean Hannity Show. Finally, his loyalty to the Fox News Channel and his relentless promoting of his two television shows on Fox, in my opinion raises red flags on his desire to really inform his listeners and viewers of the truth. The Sean Hannity Show airs live M-F 3-6p EST.
The Rusty Humphries Show
The Rusty Humphries Show is not without it’s share of listeners, according to his own website, Humphries is syndicated on 250 stations nationwide. Again why would an otherwise popular show make my worst talk show list? Rusty Humphries takes the Republican good, Democrat bad format above and beyond even Sean Hannity. Humphries and Hannity are both huge supporters of our military as are I, but this military support have created a blind faith support of the George W. Bush Administration. The lop-sided opinions of Rusty Humphries question whether his viewpoints should be taken seriously, or be seen as just another entertainer on the radio. The Rusty Humphries Show airs live M-F 9p-midnight EST, and Saturday 5-8p EST on both XM and Sirius satellite radio.
To become truly informed citizens, without the divisive left/right paradigm, I give you the two best political radio talk shows of 2008.
The Rollye James Show
“From the edge of the lunatic fringe” is how Rollye James starts her show, what she brings to the table is an honest opinion of today’s issues free from Republican good, Democrat bad. James refers to the two political parties as “Demopublicans” and “Republicrats”. Rollye James always emphasizes, “what is best for the Republic”, not what is best for a particular political party. The issues covered on the The Rollye James Show won’t be issues covered by either the mainstream media or most political talk radio hosts. Even though the topics on The Rollye James Show are serious issues of the day, she reserves Friday’s show for trivia night. Trivia night is free from any political talk, just an array of “bumper stumpers”, and other trivia topics and questions. Listeners can call in guess on the “bumper stumpers”, pick topics such as music, advertising, or geography and give their best guesses to the answers. The Rollye James Show airs live 7-10p on XM radio or can streamed 24/7 at www.rollye.net.
The Alex Jones Show
I have saved the best for last. The number one best political radio talk show of 2008 is The Alex Jones Show. According to his website www.inforwars.com, Jones can be heard on 60 am and fm stations as well as short wave. Alex Jones is the premier force of the patriot and 9/11 truth movements. Make sure your seatbelts are on and your tray tables are in their upright and locked positions because you will be blown away by the information discussed in each 4-hour installment of The Alex Jones Show. Like Rollye James, Alex Jones is free from the limits of the political machine’s agenda. Most of the topics and stories covered by Alex Jones and his guests will only be heard on his show, or read on his website; check it out. The Alex Jones Show airs live M-F 11-2p CST and Sundays live from 4-6p CST. The show is also streamed 24/7 at www.infowars.com.
The Sean Hannity Show www.hannity.com
The Rusty Humphries Show www.talk2rusty.com
The Rollye James Show www.rollye.net
The Alex Jones Show www.infowars.com