Thursday, April 2, 2009

Fred to speak May 1 in Ashland, Ohio

Actor and former United States senator Fred Thompson will speak May 1 at Ashland University as the keynote speaker for the 24th annual John M. Ashbrook Memorial Dinner.

Sponsored by the John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs, the event has hosted many political leaders including Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Colin Powell and Margaret Thatcher.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Fred on Cavuto yesterday

Fred Thompson on CNN American Morning today

Fred starts strong out of the gate on this one from this morning:

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Fred on CNN tomorrow morning

According to
Senator Thompson will appear on CNN's American Morning with John Roberts on Wednesday morning at 8:30am EDT to respond to President Obama's press conference, which takes place tonight.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Video of Fred Thompson on Hannity last night

Fred comes on about 3 minutes in the video.

My favorite part is Fred saying that Geithner and Dodd have been caught in a blown cover-up:
Not only did they agree to it and pass on it, they got with Dodd, as you pointed out, and figured out a way to save it in that last bill, and then feigning outrage when it all came to light. You know, it is — it was a blown cover-up. I hold Chris no animosity. I feel badly about this, but he got caught in a flat-out lie, and just at a time when you think the American people can't get any more cynical, I think they are.

As an aside, this would have been much better with Alan Colmes trying to defend Obama and Dodd, and Fred embarrassing him as usual....

Fred's endorsement of Jim Tedisco

TO: Fred PAC Supporters

FROM: Fred Thompson

On March 31, you and I have an opportunity to advance the cause of freedom and Founding Principles. I’m writing to you to ask for your help in achieving this important victory.

Here is the situation. A Special Election will be held on Tuesday, March 31 to fill the vacant U.S. House seat in New York 20th District. The Republican candidate, Jim Tedisco is a solid conservative. He is being opposed by a Wall Street Democrat, Scott Murphy.

Every leftwing group and union in the country is pouring money and manpower into the 20th District. From ACORN to the AFL-CIO, every one of the organizations that oppose common sense solutions based on principle is working to keep control of this seat.

And it is easy to see why these radicals are fighting so hard.

America is waking up to the flawed thinking and outright dangerous schemes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid’s Congress and the Obama Administration. Opposition is building every day. If Jim Tedisco wins this seat, it will be a very public repudiation. A Tedisco victory will start the process of building an effective opposition to the Obama-Pelosi agenda, and send a clear message: conservatives aren’t going to let the extremist left in Washington strip us of our rights and freedoms.

Please, take a few minutes and take two very important actions.

1.) Go to and make a donation to Jim’s campaign. You can learn all about the campaign.

2.) Make a donation to FredPAC Whatever you can afford will be greatly appreciated. FredPAC intends to be aggressive in promoting those candidates that stand for individual liberty and the Founding First Principles of our nation. But all we have is what you and other dedicated supporters send. I know times are tough. I know you will do what you can.

With only a few short days remaining, it is vital that we act fast. So, please act today.

And thank you for your continuing support and trust. I deeply appreciate all that you do.



Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Fred Thompson on cover of Cigar Aficionado

I can' find the feature story online, but here's the tease from
Fred Thompson, the gentleman from Tennessee, may best be defined by the word reinvention. Always looking for his next challenge, Thompson has established an impressive resumé includes time as a U.S. attorney, Watergate prosecutor, U.S. senator, presidential candidate and part-time TV and movie actor. We speak with the man as he readies himself for his next adventure as a talk-radio host.

Updates to

Fred Thompson's radio show website continues to improve, with an audio archive page and a podcasting page unvieled today. Also, there's no link to it yet, but it looks like the blog will be a permanent feature in the near future, and will feature entries from both Fred and Jeri.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Fred gets "gold" sponsor

Well, I guess our friend Fred has officially "made it" in conservative talk radio. I know this because there's a press release going around today that the Fred Thompson Show is now sponsored by Goldline, who also sponsors the shows of Glenn Beck and Laura Ingraham. Goldline should not be confused with, who sponsors Rush, or Stanford Coin & Bullion, who used to sponsor Hannity. Those gold companies have certainly figured out their target market, haven't they?

From the release:
Former U.S. senator and 2008 presidential candidate Fred Thompson has selected Goldline International, Inc. as his exclusive gold dealer and will be endorsing Goldline on his new radio show, The Fred Thompson Show.

“We are happy to welcome Goldline as one of our first sponsors of The Fred Thompson Show,” said Thompson. “Jeri [Thompson] and I chose Goldline as our source for gold and precious metals. Like many investors, we believe that gold is an important part of a diversified portfolio, especially in these troubled economic times. That’s why we tell our friends and listeners to call Goldline to learn more about acquiring gold.”

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Fred Thompson Show Audio Archives

Thanks to some very smart truck drivers, I can now tell you that past episodes of the Fred Thompson Show are available for download in their entirety. To access episodes, type in the following URL: This URL is for yesterday's show. Just change the date to get earlier episodes.

The commercial time has all been cut, so the two-hour show is only 70 minutes.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Jeri's new Spectator article

Jeri Thompson takes on the Obama administration for taking on Rush Limbaugh in her latest American Spectator post. Here's a sample:
Good thing Rush Limbaugh has big shoulders. He'll need them now that Barack Obama and his Clintonista reunion band have put the full weight of the Unites States government on top of him.

It's great that maestros of slime like Begala, Carville and Greenberg (What? Did Sidney Blumenthal miss the reunion lunch?) are able to get their young Bartlebys in the press to trumpet in breathless tones their genius for having President Obama and the House and Senate Democrats target Rush as the centerpiece of their "distract America campaign." But like their "Vast Right Wing Conspiracy" campaign back in 1993-1994, "Rush is the Republican Party" will backfire by ultimately re-booting the conservative movement.

Here's the whole article.

"Fred Says" feature added to radio show website

The site is slowly but surely getting better. They've finally gotten rid of all the pictures 10 years old or older, have gotten the station finder up to date, and have a bio page for Fred, Jeri, and producer Greg Tantum.

And today, they've added a front page feature called "Fred Says," which reminds me a lot of the Fred File on (I actually went over there expecting to see today's entry cross-posted.)

In today's entry, Fred has some advice for President Obama, including:

> Don't look the American people in the eye and say that your spending proposals do not contain pork or earmarks. Even your supporters are having a hard time keeping a straight face.

> Don't say that your administration is going to be the epitome of transparency and then go back on your promise to put important legislation on the internet and give citizens a change to examine it before you sign it

> Don't say you are going to call for shared sacrifice, then tell 95% of the people you are going to send them a check, and suggest that you are showing courage by standing up to the other 5%.

> Don't claim that you are going to inform entitlements by creating more of them as you have proposed.

> Don't tell us the world is coming to an end in order to get your stimulus package passed, then immediately after that have your people say that we may be coming out of the recession by the end of the year. We might conclude that you're toying with our emotions for improper purposes. A gentleman does not do that.
A side note for anybody who works on the radio show site: please give us a permalink to the Fred Says feature so we can link to specific entries.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Fred's Op-Ed on Paul Harvey

From the Washington Times:
There's no question that I owe a debt to Paul Harvey. In fact, I think all Americans are beholden to the man, whether they know it or not.

On a personal level, I had the privilege of guest-hosting for him on occasion. That opportunity to converse with America twice a day, connecting with more than 20 million loyal Paul Harvey listeners, led some folks to give me my own shot in talk radio today.

Most radio listeners knew that the most successful radio program in history was coming up at noon. Paul Harvey would make us feel at home. He made it clear that he understood who we were, where we came from, and he didn't think we were hicks or rubes for believing in America.

Paul Harvey made the radio waves a comfortable place for people made to feel unwelcome just about everywhere else. He created a sense of community that helped others, like Rush Limbaugh, come into their own.
Click here for the rest of the story....

Monday, March 2, 2009

Rado station finder for Fred Thompson Show

You can check out to see the official Fred Thompson Show radio station finder. It's up and a few stations are listed, but the list seems to be incomplete (no Tennessee stations, for instance).

Mark Sanford and John McCain to be Fred's first radio guests


Hour 1: Gov. Mark Sanford (R-SC) Will talk about the economic stimulus package and his refusal to accept some government funds from his state.
Hour 2: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) Will talk about the top issues of the day, including President Obama's budget, the economic stimulus bill, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.