October 03, 2008

Even Dave Winer is capable of giving me credit

And he's Dave Winer! (As opposed to me, Jim Whiner.)

BTW, the number for Hannity's show is 1-800-941-7326. If you think he should give bloggers credit when he uses their material on the air, please let him know.

P.S. I don't listen to Hannity or Limbaugh or the rest of them, but I do like Mark Levin. Yeah, he's cranky and his voice is annoying, but he actually knows what he's talking about. What little I understand about the Freddie and Fannie mess, it's come from listening to Levin. He puts up each evening's show on marklevinshow.com for free, so check it out. (And for the record, I like the dopey nicknames.)

Posted by Jim Treacher at 12:03 PM

I'm getting multiple reports that Hannity did indeed rip me off

Whether by accident or design, he used my "Ifill questions" on his 10/2 radio show without crediting me. If you like this blog, I need your help. Hannity's contact page is here. And this is the URL to send him:

http://jimtreacher.com/archives/001643.html

Please let him know that we're not all as dumb as Colmes. It's bad enough that the news uses bloggers as unpaid researchers. Now we're unpaid humorists? No. What I do is in no way humorous. But even so, we can't let these rich creeps steal our work just because they've got hours to fill and they're too lazy to think of something interesting themselves. I don't like it when Sean Hannity does it any more than I like it when Lorne Michaels does it. But at least Hannity takes callers.

P.S. If anybody's got audio of it, please let me know. I want to hear how he butchered my dumb gags. He's not exactly a comedic mind. I know that Colmes once had a career in stand-up comedy, but I do not know the name of the ventriloquist.

Posted by Jim Treacher at 12:53 AM

October 02, 2008

Do I need to add Hannity to my list?

I'm told he used my "Ifill questions" without attribution on his radio show today. Can anybody confirm? And if so, does anybody have the show's e-mail address? I'm getting fed up with this crap.

Posted by Jim Treacher at 04:24 PM

October 01, 2008

A partial list of Gwen Ifill's questions for the VP debate

gwen_ifill.jpgMayor Palin, Barack Obama is a handsome, charismatic demigod. How many boxes of Kleenex will you need after your crushing loss?

Senator Biden, what is your favorite color? And if you have time for a follow-up question: Why?

Mayor, you talk funny and you own a tanning bed. Why haven't you released Trig's birth certificate?

Senator, have you seen those pictures of Obama in his swim trunks? If not, I have them right here.

Mayor, what are the names, ages, and blood types of all 71 members of the Belgian Senate? And why are you unwilling to admit that your inability to instantly produce any and every fact I demand makes you unfit to stand in the way of history?

Senator, you've spoken at length. Could you please continue?

Mayor, which is your preferred method of stifling dissent, banning books or burning them? Since it's both, please explain how you can deny the accusation that you're a fascist, which I am making now.

Senator, could you please sign my book?

P.S. Do you suppose Saturday Night Live will change it to the Luxembourg Parliament?

P.P.S. History Is Happening Now raises a good point: Jerome Corsi and David Freddoso would make lousy moderators for this debate too. The difference being, of course, that they'd never be asked.

P.P.P.S. I'm told Hannity used this without attribution on his 10/2 radio show. If that's the case, and if you enjoy my work, could you please let him know he should give me credit for it? If he's going to criticize SNL, he should try a little harder than they do.

Posted by Jim Treacher at 02:41 PM