Dems take the lead ... in podcasting

News & Politics

Browsing through the iTunes Music Store's podcast directory today, I came across two strikingly different takes on Washington politics. It seems both the Senate Republicans and the House Democrats [iTunes links] have hopped on the podcasting bandwagon, but the presentation really highlights the difference between the parties.

The Republicans, for instance, use as their logo a screenshot of the SRC logo (as pictured above). The podcasts' blurb reads, drily, "The Senate Republican Conference hosts Republican Senator's audio clips on various subjects and issues to U.S. Senate Business and current events." Then there's Washington Democrats' take on the ubiquitous iPod print advertisements, with this one showing the white iPod plugged into the Capitol Dome. And their podcast description is slightly more accessible or even, dare I say, entertaining, than the other side's:


House Democrats podcast
Trapped in the car with a Rush Limbaugh fan? Are some rude passengers on the bus blasting "Best of Bill O'Reilly - Volume 3" from their boom box? Or worse yet, have you found yourself stuck at one of the President's staged town hall meetings on Social Security? Don't worry -- now you can listen to speeches, press conferences and radio addresses by House Democrats wherever and whenever you want. Drown out the clatter with the House Democrats' Podcast. Go where you want -- and take the truth with you.
If only they could show this much spunk in standing up to the John Roberts nomination ...

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}