The infamous Randy Hahn (aka @farRightOfLeft), a conservative operative who pretended to be a progressive so he could infiltrate progressive organizations, now has a radio show. Since his entire claim to fame is based on issues with me, it seemed only appropriate that I appear on his second show. Since listening to podcasts can be annoying, I sliced out the key segments and removed the annoying musical breaks.

For those following the @vdaze/@angryblacklady/@shoq drama, you may get some interesting new perspective from listening to BeccaS's segment and from mine, but the order can be reversed without much congruity damage. If you do, please listen to Becca. She's very sincere, and quite articulate about what a true bully victim goes through. 

  • Beccas43 segment — Wherein BeccaS43 discusses social media bullying, and why she first came to @shoq concerned about his behavior, only to learn that he was the one being victimized by an organized smear campaign.
  • Shoq's Segement  — To his marginal credit, "Randy Hahn" invited me on to address the tired old charges made about him by the now semi-legendary "@vdaze/AngryblackLady/HoneybadgerLA" clique and their contrived  smear campaign against me.  We also get into debunking the equally stupid origins of a much earlier smear campaign by the blogger @gottalaff. But the best part is where I get to take Randy apart over… well, everything :) 
  • Introduction to the Randy Hahn show — the only really  interesting part of which is "Randy" (aka Jason Wade Taylor, aka James Simon, Jr., aka whatever, whatever)  explaining precisely the reason why a fairly capable bullshit artist with a folksy charm and a Texas drawl can so easily con people in the social media space so easily. 
  • Entire show, with music breaks — if you're masochistic, this might interest you. It includes a weird Stranahan guest segment in the middle where Lee comes on to tell his version of why he filed a false police report and was then accused of "swatting" a blogger named "Liberal Grouch."  Stranahan, a blogger  has decided—for unexplained reasons— that the @shoq was to blame of Osborneink discussing this story as some kind of deflection from Lee's discussion of something or other that Shoq never cared about. . 




Flattered and confused 

The always brilliant Nicole Sandler, formerly of Air America Radio, has asked me to join her for a conversation on her new show, tonight at 7:30 EST. 

The audio & video streams

Hashtag  #shoqradio

CALL IN (join us): (213) 291-9410

I have no idea why, or what we will talk about, but so long as I'm not expected to vote Republican, I'll try anything… once.

I'd Like Your Help

Unless Nicole shuts me down, I'd like to experiment with Twitter interaction a bit than most radio guests do. So feel free to Tweet anything to the Twitter Gametag  #shoqRadio, if you think it's relevant to the discussion.  And more importantly, listen for questions or cues I put out, asking for things you might look up and respond with answers or link resources.  Naturally, I can't promise I'll be able to use anything you tweet, so don't guilt me out later :)

If you want either of us to read a link on the air, it's far easier if you register the URL with a "custom alias," so that this:  becomes this:

If you tweet that custom tag, remember to turn off your Twitter Client's shortening service, or it will try to shorten the custom tag (and that would be a bad thing).

Also, if you tweet to us, please remember that talking, reading and tweeting can be hard, so keep those tweets short and simple.  Sending two brief and clear tweets is  better than a complex tweet.


I have done radio twice in my life, and both times concerned Twitter.  One reason I love Twitter is that I can take my time and say what I want to say, and can compose at my leisure. If I was great at speaking extemporaneously, I'd probably get laid more. 

So bear with me, and don't expect the snarks to roll off my tongue as they sometimes do from my fingers.  Also, when I speak, I get serious about the shit that makes me mad. There's a lot of that, lately, so brace for it :)

Cover me, I'm goin in…