Conservative talk radio recap: Nov. 16-20

My latest Talk Radio Watch column is now up at WND. You can enjoy lots of FREE audio and clips of highlights from this week, from conservative talk radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Mark Levin and others.

Some stuff that came in after the deadline…

“As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly…” Corey Deitz, the About.com Radio Guide, offers a seasonal blast from the past that every Gen-Xer will appreciate, complete with video clip.

A Palin-Beck Presidential ticket? Sarah doesn’t rule it out, says NewsMax. Meanwhile, “Glenn Beck draws large crowds in Ft Lauderdale” –:  Robbin Swad has a first hand report, with photos.

A Barnes & Noble employee said that some fans had begun lining up as early as 6:30 a.m. to get a chance to meet Glenn Beck and have him autograph their books.

Access to the best-selling author and news commentator was heavily guarded by store employees, security personnel, and police officers. However, those who waited in lines to have their books signed were eventually met with a warm greeting and handshake from Glenn Beck. One fan in particular was carrying his bagpipes and dressed in an American flag t-shirt. No sooner did Glenn Beck mention the song Amazing Grace while signing a book, than could one hear the unmistakable hymn emanating from bag pipes.

Via press release:

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding President Obama’s “Diversity Czar” Mark Lloyd’s official mission and responsibilities.

According to the documents, provided in response to a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, Lloyd’s mission is “to open up opportunities for all Americans, in particular women, minorities, small business owners, to participate in and benefit from a robust communications marketplace.”In May 2009, Judicial Watch uncovered documents that demonstrate the FCC plans to use the professed goal of “diversity” to regulate free speech in the media.

For example, in December 2007, the FCC proposed new “localism” measures to force broadcast stations to offer programming more “responsive to the needs and interests of the communities that they are licensed to serve.” Some legal analysts have said such “localism” policies represent a back-door into the controversial Fairness Doctrine, which the Obama administration claims to oppose.

PS: Mark Steyn will be on the Dennis Miller Show this Monday (Nov 23). Miller’s show starts at 10AM ET.

(Kathy Shaidle blogs at FiveFeetOfFury, now in its ninth year. Among other things, she also runs a site devoted to Conservative Talk Radio.)

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