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Andrea Massacres Media Lizzy in Round 4 of Battle for America’s Best Blog Talker

Call her The Space Coast Queen!

Andrea Shea King of Cape Canaveral, Fla., whipped Elizabeth “Media Lizzy” Blackney of Bend, Ore., in Round 4 of Battle of the Blog Talkers – the weeklong FOX News Radio tournament to determine America’s best blog talkers from each side of the political spectrum.

Andrea: Florida force to be reckoned with.

The Radio Patriot blogger’s victory (decided by listen- ers voting via mobile-text message and an online poll) was announced today by FOX News Radio anchor Spencer Hughes on Fox Across America, which is host- ing the historic debate series.

Today, Andrea is mixing it up with Round 2 winner, fellow Heading Right host Kevin Ross, while Julie Pippert tussles with fellow Heading Left host David McLaughlin.

The four finalists are being given three minutes each to deliver a monologue on what they feel is the single most pressing topic facing our nation today.

One winner from each faction – who will be revealed Monday on FOX Across America – will go on to co-host a full week of Election 2008 specials with Spencer, beginning October 20.

In the meantime, be sure to vote for your favorite contestants in today’s finals of the competition by clicking here.


Search for America’s Top Blog Talker Heads into Final Stretch

Round 4 of Battle of the Blog Talkers – the weeklong FOX News Radio tournament to determine the best BlogTalkRadio talkers from each side of the political spectrum – gets under way today at 2 p.m. EDT, as Heading Right hosts Elizabeth Blackney of Bend, Ore., and Andrea Shea King of Cape Canaveral, Fla., lace up their gloves for a North- South brawl that’s bound to get messy.


Andrea: Fixin' for a fight.


Lizzy: Lookin' to shake up the competiiton.

Their topic?

John McCain’s new $300 billion mortgage-rescue plan.

Tomorrow, the competition’s four finalists mix it up in a final battle royale for the Blog Talker crown.

In the meantime, be sure to vote for your favorite contestants by clicking here.


Get Ready to Rumble – in Round 3 of the Battle for America’s Top Blog Talker!

The bell in Round 3 of Battle of the Blog Talkers – the weeklong FOX News Radio tournament to determine the best BlogTalkRadio talkers from each side of the political spectrum – rings today at 2 p.m. EDT, as David McLaughlin of Rome, Ga., saunters onto the canvas with fellow Heading Left host Tom D’Antoni of Portland, Ore.


David (& son)

Their topic?



Last night’s town hall meeting of Oval Office contenders John McCain and Barack Obama.

And tomorrow, Heading Right moves into Round 4, as Elizabeth Blackney of Bend, Ore., takes on Andrea Shea King of Cape Canaveral, Fla., in a NorthWest-SouthEast clash that’s guaranteed to get messy!

In the meantime, be sure to vote for your favorite contestants, today and throughout the week, by clicking here.

BlogTalkRadio Hosts Go Big-Time—on FOX—for Election Showdown

Way back in 2004, when John Kerry was challenging George W. Bush for the highest office in the land, few Americans had ever heard the word blog—let alone spent much of their free time devouring the most passionate and incisive among them.

What a difference an embattled administration makes.fox-btr-bbt-300x250

Today, blogging is not only the New Journalism, it’s a major force in shaping our nation’s political opinions.

So it should come as no surprise that FOX News Radio has selected eight of BlogTalkRadio’s most passionate and incisive hosts to voice their opinions about Election 2008 in the mainstream.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. ET, four hosts from our Heading Left Channel and four from Heading Right will square off during a weeklong, one-on-one tournament that will determine the best blog talker from each side of the political spectrum.

Election 2008: Battle of the Blog Talkers unfolds on FOX Across America, which is hosted by Spencer Hughes and carried on FOXNewsRadio.com and Sirius XM Radio.  (To hear more about this special, click here now.)

Lynne: Leading off the the left.

Lynne Lupien: Leading off the the left.

In Round 1, Spencer will moderate a debate between two Heading Left hosts, who will each have five minutes of uninterrupted time to respond to the same topic. Listeners then vote (via mobile-text message and online poll) for their favorite blog talker, who in turn moves onto Round 3. Meanwhile, two Heading Right hosts square off in Round 2, with the most popular moving onto Round 4. And in Round 5, the Heading Left and Heading Right victors go head to head.

After each round, the topics will be opened to discussion with Spencer, as well as with listeners calling into the show.

Then, throughout the week of Oct. 20, live from 8 to 9 a.m. EDT, the Heading Left and Heading Right victors will join Spencer in co-hosting a special FOX News Radio Election 2008 series.

Here are the BlogTalkRadio hosts who’ll be doing battle:

Chad Everson:

Chad Everson: Ready to do battle for the right.

Heading Left

Lynne Lupien of Lowell, MA: Left Ahead!.

Julie Pippert of Houston, TX: MOMocrats.

David McLaughlin of Rome, GA: The Kudzu Vine.

Tom D’Antoni of Portland, OR: D’Antoni and Levine.

Heading Right

Kevin Ross of Los Angeles, CA: The Kevin Ross Show.

Chad Everson of Princeton, MN: Grizzly Groundswell.

Elizabeth Blackney of Bend, OR: Media Lizzy.

Andrea Shea King of Cape Canaveral, FL: Andrea Shea King Show.

Once the war of words gets under way, we’ll be keeping your apprised of all the action, so— in addition to tuning into this historic series—be sure to check in here daily.

Alaska Man Who Lunched Palin for V.P. Campaign in April Shares the Love with BlogTalkRadio

Sure she’s hip now – after invigorating John McCain’s presidential campaign like nobody’s business.  But how about five months ago?

Well, John Suter may be the only man in America who can lay claim to running an active Sarah Palin for Vice President campaign way back in April. And he’s going to tell Media Lizzy about it on Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. ET.

The unlikely Palin prophet

Suter & furry friend: unlikely Palin prophets.

It all started in 2006, when the then-57-year-old Suter, who lives in the Anchorage, Alaska, suburb of Chugiak, volunteered for Palin’s gubernatorial campaign.

“Alaska is the single most corrupt state in America. But even as far back as 1996, when she was mayor of Wasilla, she had a take-no-prisoners approach to bringing law and order to our state,” John, who’s known locally for competing in the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race with his poodles, tells us.

Cut to early April.  Having rubbed elbows with Palin during her successful campaign, John was even more convinced she’d be veep material.

So he launched a campaign to put Palin on the GOP ticket.

His slogan?  “Mothers Against Government Corruption,” or course.

Next he printed up 250 bumper stickers and as many T-shirts, samples of which he sent to Palin’s office.

Suter's not-so-subtle Palin pitch.

Suter's not-so-subtle Palin pitch.

Within a week, the gov – obviously hot on the idea of tossing her ushanka in the ring – sent him a handwritten note saying, “Ha! I love the bumper sticker! Thanks for passing that along.”

Simultaneously, John was inundating every local and national GOP rep his could find – including McCain himself – not only with his campaign merchandise, but letters urging them to slap Palin on the ticket because “she puts public interest before special interest, and there’s nothing more important in a candidate than that.”

Palin's perky reply.

Palin's perky reply.

And the rest, as they may say come November, is White House history.

So don’t miss Lizzy’s chat with John today.  Better yet, call into the show and talk to him firsthand about America’s newest sweetheart!

First Look at Sarah Palin Action Figures!

What’s the next best thing to a pitbull in lipstick?

Owning one of your very own!

Today on BlogTalkRadio’s Media Lizzy at 3 p.m. ET, host Elizabeth Blackney talks to Herobuilders.com CEO Emil Vicale about his newest political weapon: the Sarah Palin action figure.

Vicale’s lifelike reproductions of the GOP vice-presidential candidate (below) – which follow in the footsteps of his popular Obamakins doll – go on sale today in what’s bound to be a brisk memorabilia market.

If you want the Executive Sarah, complete with signature black raincoat, it’ll cost you just $27.95.

But we bet Super Hero Sarah, complete with a .45-caliber sidearm, will fetch more on eBay a decade from now – so forking over an extra two bucks for that bad girl may not be such a bad idea.