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Michael Dennis Malloy (born July 1, 1942,[1] Toledo, Ohio) is a radio broadcaster from Atlanta, Georgia. He is now self-syndicated. Previously his show has been carried by WSB (AM) Atlanta, WLS (AM) Chicago, the I.E. America Radio Network, the Air America Radio network, Nova M Radio and the On Second Thought network.

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Background

Mike Malloy grew up in a Democratic Baptist household and is now a professed atheist.

Politically, Malloy is resolutely left-wing. He is a self-described traditional Democrat, and has said it needs to return to its historic liberal roots.

Style

While his on-air style features a variety of moods and themes, he is well known for his mocking, relentless satirical criticisms of U.S. Republican Party, Democratic Party, George W. Bush, right-wing Christians, politicians (especially rightist conservatives and neo-conservatives), and people he deems racist and homophobic. Following John Kerry's 2004 election loss, Malloy made public that he would remain a Democrat, but no longer donate money to the leadership of the Democratic Party. He has subsequently made public overtures to the Green Party while still occasionally speaking at selected Democratic Party fundraisers.

Malloy suggests that his on-air attacks are simply intended to be humorous, previously stating, "there are some good Republicans", but explaining "You know... I tried to be Mr. Nice Guy... I used to be on CNN's TalkBack Live. I tried to be a nice man... you know, don't get ugly. What did I get for it? Pushed into the wall. Screw 'em." Malloy dismisses the notion of "try[ing] to see both sides", because "these [right-wing Republicans] are murderous sons-of-bitches who won't allow normal, rational discussion."

Journalism experience

Prior to his radio program, Malloy was a news writer with CNN from 1984 to 1987, and editor of the weekly Atlanta newspaper Creative Loafing. His educational background focused on English and Political Science, and included study at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, the University of Toledo in Ohio, Georgia State University in Atlanta, and Jacksonville University in Florida.

Radio programs

WSB

Beginning his radio career in the early 1990s, Malloy was originally heard on Atlanta station WSB, where he gained an early following among Georgia liberals. However, when WSB moved his show from evenings to middays against Rush Limbaugh on WGST, Malloy was unable to be profitable and continue his initial success and was released by WSB.

WLS

Malloy was employed at WLS in Chicago from 1996 until April 2000. Malloy then quit WLS, as he cited on his 17 August 2007 show, where he mentioned the Wikipedia article about him directly and claimed it contained incorrect edits.

I.E. America Radio Network

Malloy first gained national attention with a mostly Internet-based radio audience when his program was syndicated between October 2000 and February 2004 on I.E. America Radio Network.

Air America Radio

The Mike Malloy Show was aired during the 10PM-1AM (ET) timeslot from 2004 until 2006 on Air America Radio. The Air America program was identical to the i.e. America program.

In January 2006, Malloy's show was removed from WLIB, Air America's New York City affiliate. He was replaced by the apolitical Satellite Sisters' show, whose distributors, ABC, bought Malloy's time slot out from under him. On August 11, 2006, he announced his pending return to the New York market on September 1, 2006, barring unforeseen difficulties. A significant portion of Malloy's Air America audience listen to Internet streams or Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio broadcasts of his show, a fact that he typically acknowledged in a sign-off comment such as "thanks for participating however you did that."

On August 30, 2006 the following notice appeared on his web site:

MIKE MALLOY FIRED BY AIR AMERICA RADIO: There will be no Mike Malloy program today - or any day - on Air America Radio as we have been terminated. We are as shocked as you are. We are told it's a financial decision. More details to follow as we hear them ourselves.

On October 13, 2006 the parent company of Air America petitioned for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection, listing salary still owed to Malloy.

After Air America

Despite online petitions, e-mails, and phone calls to Air America Radio in support of rehiring Malloy, the network never made any statement to that effect. Malloy had also said in interviews on various talk shows, such as Air America's own The Majority Report, that even if asked he would not return to the network while it operated under the present management.

Malloy also stated on the Guy James Show that he was in New York talking with various companies, including Sirius Satellite Radio.

Head on Radio Network

From August 30, 2006 to October of that year, Malloy could be heard on the Head On Radio Network. The network rebroadcast Malloy programs from his i.e. America and Air America Radio runs nightly at 10:00 PM ET.

Nova M Radio

On October 15, 2006, Mike Newcomb, CEO and Chairman of Nova M Radio announced that The Mike Malloy Show "will be born again live on the public airwaves" on October 30, 2006.

On Second Thought

After Nova M's 2009 bankruptcy, the On Second Thought network, headed by Newcomb, picked up the assets of Nova M, including Malloy's contract. The show aired weeknights from 9:00 pm to midnight ET on the On Second Thought network. After only a few days, On Second Thought closed its doors.[2]

Self-syndication

Mike Malloy is now self-syndicating his radio program. He is currently being heard in 13 markets across America including one Satellite Radio channel each on Sirius and XM Satellite Radio services. Direct listener support is enabled through the sale of Podcast subscriptions via his website.[3]

The White Rose Society maintains an archive of the current Malloy run, with postings delayed by two weeks.

Catch-phrases

Malloy frequently employs a number of catch phrases that have become his trademarks, among them are:

  • "Have I mentioned yet tonight how much I hate these people?" - In reference to right-wingers.
  • "Maaaaaarge!" — Mike's excited introduction of Marge, a senior single mother from Merrillville, Indiana, who has been a popular regular caller since Malloy's days at WLS
  • "Batsqueeze" — euphemism for the word "bullshit"
  • "Press the Meat" — Malloy's name for the NBC news show Meet the Press
  • "Rat Bastards", "Pigs" — in reference to right-wingers
  • "Bush Crime Family" — In reference to the Bush family and their chief supporters and surrogates
  • "Watch your back" — The sign-off tagline he used during his Air America Radio run
  • "Keep it lit" — His current usual sign-off at the end of his show

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External links


Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

Mike Malloy is a left-leaning radio talk show host.

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About The Mike Malloy Show

  • "It's not the position of this program, or me, or [wife/program producer] Kathy [Bay], or anybody associated with this program to try to educate anybody about anything. You take from this program what you want; if you think I'm a wacko left-wing communist nutcase - fine! Run with it...jerk! If you think it's a fun program, go with that. If you get something - a link - go with that.

I'm not here to educate you. I'm not that arrogant. I'm not that patronizing. I'm not that condescending. I assume that you do your own work and your own research and you take care of your own political education.

I've said it before: the function of this program is for some of us who are still sane, can get together in the evening and talk about the insanity. There's no solutions here. You want solutions, listen to Thom Hartmann. You want rational reasonable thought, listen to Peter Werbe." [1] (Last five minutes of MP3)

On Donald Rumsfeld

  • You know, I talk about doing acid 30 years ago. Rumsfeld must do it daily. Right before he goes out for a press conference: "Oh, hi... I notice the doorknobs are all crawling around the ceiling. Hello! Oh, there's CNN. Oh gee! Look at the big eye on that camera! Oh, God, get it away from me! And the teeth!" ... You think I'm kidding about this guy does acid? And he does the bad stuff. The brown acid. ... Where did this guy come from? What pit of Hell coughed this thug up?! ... Rummy comes out, all acid-headed up, just stoned on his ass - just completely freaked out. "Well, people are waving things at me, coming down the hall... And I don't know, there's stuff JUMPING OUT OF DOORS! ... GIMME SOME NUCLEAR WEAPONS!" [2]

On Foreign Policy

  • We are a violent society. Our foreign policy is based on violence. Barack Obama is out there, being this charming, incredibly warm human being, and you know as well as I do, that he represents a nation whose primary directive is kill. Kill, loot, pillage, take. You don't believe that? Then let me ask you something. Does Cuba have a military presence in 140 countries? No. Does Russia? No. Does China? No. Does-- go ahead, pick one! Go ahead! There's one country on earth that has a military presence in 140 countries. And it's us. And why do we have it there? Why do we have them there? This is a violent society!

[3]

On Hurricane Katrina

  • This Democratic whore, Bill Clinton - all of a sudden, I can't stand him anymore. To me, he is as corrupt and degenerate as the Bushes. He has become almost like an associate of the Bush Crime Family. ... I've had enough of this son of a bitch. I've had enough of him, and his crazy-ass wife. I've had enough, OK? The Clintons can go straight to Hell, along with the Bushes. I've had enough of Bill Clinton; I've had it with this guy. ... I'll say it again: Why isn't Clinton grabbing them by their neckties and shaking them until both these old bastards’ teeth rattle out of their mouths, about why they have destroyed the United States? But that's not Clinton. [4] (on Clinton working with George Bush Sr. and George W Bush following Hurricane Katrina.)
  • What about the people that couldn't get out?! Someday it's gonna happen to you, Chertoff! ... You won't have a car, and you won't have a government airplane, and you won't have a cell phone, and you won't have a weapon! ... Blaming the victim... You filthy pig! You filthy, good-for-nothing Bush Crime Family member! ... Oh, these people just make me furious! [5] (reacting to Michael Chertoff talking about people that couldn't leave New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina.)

On John Ashcroft

  • Bush gets appointed to the presidency, and he gives Ashcroft the job of Attorney General? A religiously insane, jack-booted thug? ... The people who knew him best: The people in the state where he had been Attorney General, where he had been Governor, where he had been Senator, they knew him best. They said "No, it's time to get rid of this moron. Because he's REALLY gone over the edge!" So they voted for Mel Carnahan, who happened to be killed in a plane crash before the election - and the voters knew that! Did that make them say "Uh, I guess we can't vote for a dead man..." NO! They voted for the dead man! The voters in Missouri are saying "we'd rather have a dead man as our representative in the United States Senate, than him!" And Kathy, don't you dare play any of his records! I don't want to hear "Soar like an eagle, I'll soar like..." - don't do it! I'll walk off the program today if you play that. [6]

On John Kerry

  • The guy's a war hero. He's not a coward like George Bush. He didn't duck into a Champagne unit in the Texas Air National Guard and disappear like George Bush. [7]

On Republicans

  • Republicans are vile. All Republicans are liars, cheats, sneaks; they are deceivers. They are immoral, and they have no ethical structure whatsoever. I don't care if they're members of Congress or your momma. If they are Republicans, they are thugs. They support mass murder. They support the destruction of this country. [8]

On Rush Limbaugh

  • Do a Google on 'penis envy' and then listen to Rush Limbaugh. ... You will hear penis envy where it concerns Clinton. [9]
  • I don't think Limbaugh has ever had children. If he did, he probably cooked them and ate them for dinner one night... Thinking it was a big chunk of lamb, or something. [10] (Responding to listener talking about the reluctancy among right-wingers to send their kids into war, while discussing Limbaugh)

On Wolf Blitzer

  • Wolf was in Israel, because that's where Wolf belongs, with Ariel Sharon about to croak. ... Wolf is an old friend of Ariel's. Wolf - remember - was the Washington Bureau Chief of the Jerusalem Post, before he signed on with CNN to work 80 hours a day. Ummm... I'm so sick of his face, I could just scream. You know, people e-mail me and say "What do you mean, he's a former German U-Boat commander?" Look - if you don't get it, you don't get it. But every movie made in the 40's about the German U-Boats had a guy who looked just like Wolf Blitzer. And his name is, um... German. [11] (Beginning of the show)

On the Bush family and their associates

  • You sons of bitches. I just hate you. I hate you to the depths of my soul. I will hate you when I'm dead. I will hate you a million years after I'm dead. I will still hate you. My hate will be a star in the firmament that will shine down on your Republican asses forever. That's how deep this hatred is, because of what you're doing to this country. Ooh, did I say all that? [12]
  • In the run-up to World War II, they helped Hitler build the death camps to take the Jews and kill them. Take the gays and kill them. Take the socialists and kill them. Take the Polish partisans and kill them. Take the gypsies and kill them. The Bush Family is eye-ball deep in blood, blood, blood. [13] (presumably a reference to the financial support given to Hitler by Prescott Bush, George W. Bush's grandfather)

On the impeachment of Bill Clinton

  • They were fascinated with Clinton's penis, and they never got a chance to see it, which is all they wanted. They wanted Clinton to have to disrobe in a court of law during the deposition that he had to give for the Paula Jones case. They didn't get a chance to see his penis. All Republican men are hooked on Viagra. ... Levitra, Cialis. These are what Republican men need in order to get an erection. And it's because they never got a chance to see Clinton's penis. Now they have transferred that to Hillary [Clinton]'s vagina. They are desperate to see Hillary's vagina. They must...they are fascinated with Hillary as a bitch goddess of some sort, and they want to worship at the vagina. They are sick, sick people... What would happen if Hillary died tomorrow? They would construct a Hillary Clinton vagina at which they would worship. Now, they hate the vagina as well as worshiping at it... They are sick. I've never seen a group of people more sick, in this country, than Republican men. They are sick beyond belief. But they are hung up on genitalia. First it was Clinton's penis, now it's Hillary's vagina. This is where they will always remain. [14]

On the conflict in Gaza

  • How do you stand this? I don't care who you are; man, woman, gay, straight, black, white, Jew, gentile, it doesn't make any difference - how do you stand this? I can't. I can not...I can't handle this- You wanna know how I deal with this? When I finish these topics, or these letters, or these diaries, or these reports, and the show's over, I have to blank my mind - literally. Can you do that? I can, I have learned how to do that. I blank it out. I don't know where Israel is, I don't know what Palestinian means, I don't know what burned and mutilated children have to do with anything - it means nothing, it goes away. I must draw a dark black curtain in my consciousness. I can not deal with this, how do you? I have children, I've had children, I have grand-children, I have a four-and-a-half year-old... This is not right! This is not right... [Mike cuts feed to music early] [15]

Dialogue

[16]

Mike: Harry is calling from New York. Oh my God, are you a flying monkey, Harry?
Harry: Hey Mike, nice way to stall the clock. Listen...
Mike: What? "Stall the clock", what do you mean?
Harry: Well, you got complaints with everybody. You don't like the Republicans, you don't like the Democrats... I think you just don't like this country, just like you don't like God. [Mike laughs] And what are you gonna do on Christmas? Reading out the Bible, you atheist?
Mike: I read out of all kinds of religious texts. Don't you?
Harry: I don't think an atheist should be touching that Bible.
Mike: What will happen if I do? Will it make you burn up?
Harry: No, you can do it. Let me tell you something: I've never been so proud of my President, as I am right now.
Mike: Yeah, why?
Harry: [silence] I don't know... I just know that he's a great American.
Mike: Yeah, how? [more silence - Harry hangs up, Mike laughs] Way to go, Harry! Yeah, we didn't hang up on Harry. Harry started to wet himself, and had to hang up real quick...







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