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Brian Maloney

Brian Maloney is Editor-in-Chief of Media Equalizer. A longtime radio host and political analyst, Brian founded the Radio Equalizer website in 2004. He's been a frequent guest on cable talk channels including Fox News Channel, CNN, the former CourtTV and local television affiliates. Contact: radioeq at


Is this the year’s best political ad?

Is this the year’s best political ad?

Using humor to offset an otherwise-miserable election season, a Texas candidate’s television spot is winning praise today. Gerald Daugherty, a candidate for Travis County commissioner, allows himself to be the butt of jokes as his eye-rolling wife complains about his nonstop policy-wonking around the house. Read all »


Think our debates are ugly? Try Eastern Europe

Think American presidential debates are ugly?

Try Eastern Europe, where in the Republic of Georgia, two male candidates exploded into a violent confrontation on live television. Read all »


Was the debate rigged?

Was Monday night’s presidential debate rigged?

Using a montage of images from the showdown between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, some believe the latter was sending hand signals to moderator Lester Holt. Read all »


Mariners catcher says Charlotte rioters should be treated ‘like animals’

With professional sports particularly sensitive to political controversies, it’s hard to imagine what Seattle Mariners catcher Steve Clevenger was thinking in posting a series of tweets that have him in hot water today. Read all »


Anger over Cosmo’s ‘car for women’

In 2016, can a car be designed for women without controversy?

The answer, of course, is no and that’s why a new model produced in Europe is creating a seemingly-inevitable social media firestorm. Read all »


Columnist: It’s time to kill millions of cats!

In a hypercompetitive online world where capturing attention is harder than ever, one publication appears to have struck clickbait gold. Read all »


CNN reporter knocked down by rioter

Not merely confined to overseas warzones, life as a network correspondent can be just as dangerous here at home. Read all »


Terror suspect’s dad says he tried to warn police

Did police or federal authorities have years of advance warning that New York City terror suspect Ahmad Rahami was a threat to public safety? Read all »


Would you pay $15,000 for a cracker-based diet plan?

Would you pay $15,000 for a cracker-based diet plan? Read all »


ABC News: ‘Cuddling kittens can kill’

If you thought the news media had run out of ways to scare its audience to death, think again. Read all »

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