Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Barbara Simpson, the KSFO kookie 'Babe in the Bunker'



Barbara Simpson, the longtime Bay Area news anchor on KTVU, (she paired with retired Dennis Richmond) has a weekend show on ultra-right KSFO, (Sat.-Sun, 4-7 PM); Simpson every now and then sounds a bit, well, kooky.

The name of the show is a riot: "The 'Babe in the Bunker.' (Archie Bunker, perhaps).

She once gave a lot of credence to the birthers. That's kooky.

She's not your typical tea-baggeresque radio figure. Some frightening right-wing nuts are actually quite entertaining. Michael Savage is funny. Sure, he's a bit out of this world and every now and then says disturbing things, but Savage is at least entertaining, despite his bizarro politics and talking points.

Simpson seems overly strident and angry. Snippy and mean-spirited too. Especially to callers who think she's nuts and offer valid points. Of course, if they're that valid, Simpson tends to hit the cut button. (Surprise).

She doesn't particularly like Obama--OK, everyone is entitled to their opinion, and even the Prez's base isn't exactly in love with him right now, (did you see Paul Krugman's debt-ceiling beauty in the NY Times?)

Simpson goes over the top a lot. Not especially funny nor intriguing, merely boorish and mean. There's nothing original about that, it's just lazy.

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24 comments:

  1. "Boorish" is a perfect descriptor. Plus, her face shot must be 20 years old.

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    1. anonymous people are so brave always makes me laugh.. follow the mindhive.

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  2. lol, what's the matter Rich, did Barbara turn you down?

    as far as the "birthers" i find it hilarious that people on the left will apparently believe anything obama says. are you an expert on birth certificates, Rich? i'm not and don't pretend to be but the problem is that obama hides everything he can from his past including medical records, school records etc and we're supposed to believe these fairy tales that he was some super genius in college. really? prove it. release your transcripts and theses and everything else like the other presidents did. the truth is more likely that both he and his wife benefited tremendously from affirmative action for years and yet still hate this country today and if you dug into his college writings you'd find out he's a marxist. take a kid who's formative years were in the U.S. and put him in charge of Indonesia - do you think he'll really give a sh#t about Indonesia?

    there it is.

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  3. Not especially funny nor intriguing, merely boorish and mean. There's nothing original about that, it's just lazy.... pot - kettle, kettle - pot

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  4. Barbara's wildly over colored bleached hairdo and strange right wing pronouncements...and that hard face...well,she likes her drink. SO does 1228. He also see's flying saucers...

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  5. did you see Paul Krugman's debt-ceiling beauty in the NY Times?

    More gibberish from the "Court Jester of Economics"!

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  6. Here's what Barbara looks like now - and she is awful on the radio

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ksfo/5081930608/

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  7. More of the "Babe in the Bunker"

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ksfo/4526632544/

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  8. Cool!
    Critique a right-wing radio host and some nutty birther comes out of the woodwork.

    Love it!

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  9. lol @ 2:39

    i think the difference is, some us don't just take obama's word for this and that because he lies all the time.

    {we're gonna debate these things on C-SPAN(yeah sure we are) and we're gonna post these budgets and bills on the internet 3,4,5 days ahead of time so everyone can read them(still waiting, but notice the repubs have), and on and on.}

    and its hilarious that you have kooks on either side that think they are experts on birth certificates. "what you don't believe the short form? (after all, i'm an expert and i know all about b.c.'s)"

    Trump had it right - most of the American don't trust this guy because he's dishonest and hiding A LOT from his past. and who writes 2 autobiographies at the age of what 45? only a narcissist.

    it is sad though (and dishonest) that Barbara does not post an up to date picture of herself.

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  10. We love the Babe in the Bunker.
    Must listen radio on the weekends.

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  11. That photo is from more like 40 years ago.

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  12. That's where she loses cred. She is FAR from what anybody would call a "babe." Deception in the title leads to...

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  13. all of you hunks criticizing Barbara's appearance...how many of you could have anchored one the most successful bay area newscasters ever? It wasn't all about Dennis
    Richmond, you know. I'm a flaming lefty and Barbara and I are good friends. She has strong ideas and isn't afraid to speak them. We both did TV at the same time at different stations.I liked her very much then and I like her very much now....so there. She has been on KSFO successfully for many, many years.That's not something to be ashamed of.
    christine Craft...kgo

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  14. "...seems overly strident and angry. Snippy and mean-spirited too."

    "...goes over the top a lot. Not especially funny nor intriguing, merely boorish and mean."

    "...every now and then sounds a bit, well, kooky."

    It takes one to know one!

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  15. i agree with C. Craft - Barbara's looks are irrelevant - except she's the one who identifies herself as the "babe in the bunker" - and then uses an ridiculously dated picture of herself.

    The "Babe in the Bunker" moniker is her double whammy appeal to the small-minded right wing audience she panders to. "Hey look, she's hot and militaristic - let's listen!" Her opinions for the most part are absurd, completely absurd. If that's how she needs to make a living now, it's sad. Viva Elaine Corral :)

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  16. Babe??? Hell she must be 80 years old by now...she must not own a mirror

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  17. What is it about Obama that right wing nut jobs find so much to hate about? Simple. They're all flaming closet racists who don't like the fact that a black man is the President of the United States. They'd rather have some dumb doofus like George W Bush who takes his marching orders from neocons like Dick Cheney and Condi Rice while stupidly waving the flag like some num-nuts drunk. That's real inspiring leadership for eight years! And look at the mess he put us in! Don't blame Obama, he's merely trying to clean up the mess that the Repubs and Bush put us in. I wish we had more honest, smart people like Obama in government. When I hear him speak, I think: "Thank Goodness we have someone who actually sounds as if they're well educated, well traveled and actually read a newspaper once in awhile!

    Hey guys..wake up and smell the coffee...This is 2011, not 1911....DIG IT!

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    1. Why do we hate Obama? Because he is stifling growth in this country. He is slowly strangling us. He wants to cover the country with bird-slaughtering wind turbines (made in China), solar cells (made in China), electric cars (made in Finland), send taxpayer millions for oil development to Brazil, and prevent development of fabulous oil and gas resources at home, as well as imports from Canada. Rants against achievers, saying they couldn't do it alone. (Then why isn't everyone an achiever?) The racist argument is bull. We conservatives would have voted for Herman Cain, who could actually run a business, we love Thomas Sowell, Michelle Malkin (Filipina), and any number of black columnists. Do you think we love Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer? We despise them every bit as much as much as we do Obama. And yes we do despise the man because he is out to destroy America – consumating the dream of his father. Read his book! That's what he is all about. And where ARE those college transcripts? No Republican could get away with hiding his past as Obama has done, with NO comment from the liberal media.

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  18. You lefty communist pinkos think us god-loving flag waving Americans are wrong? Well, you'll all meet your judgement day because the lord is on our side! And everyone knows this because its a fact...obama is a foreigner who secretly works works for red chinese!

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  19. judgement? surely you mean judgment.. Barbara Simpson is nowhere near 80..has a fabulous trim figure and a perfectly delightful visage. I agree with her on virtually nothing. big whoop.

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  20. When you look as you do, and many of your followers are in run down condition I would be careful commenting on the woman's looks. She has class, and is a fit, attractive person-you fat slob bastard.

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  21. Don't criticize the Pope to Simpson. I did that and she insulted me. Never listened again...Oh, and those photos are hilarious. Thanks for those! How dishonest.

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  22. Barbara has an interesting program, and is definitely not as obnoxious as that scowling hag Rachel Madcow! As far as "Hope and Change" from that numb-nut in the White House who likes to back slap Putin and the other Russian politicos like old basketball buddies, he is clueless in world politics (what do you expect from an inexperienced community activist from Illinois). Our allies do not respect or trust him, and our enemies do not respect or fear him. Moreover, taking credit for killing Bin Laden as an example of his foreign policy successes is laughable. He had nothing to do with it, except to approve the act, as any President would have done. Oh well, at least Omama is keeping VP Crazy Joe from creating yet another YouTube laugh track with his incredibly idiotic comments.

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