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April 19, 2004

"All-left radio is lacking the right stuff for success"

David Shaw of the L.A. Times listened to an entire day's programming of Air America, all 17 hours of it: "It may have been the most boring day of my life."


...In a country in which 64% of the public say they attend weekend worship services at least once a month, mocking religion might not be the most effective way to win converts and yet, on Good Friday no less, that's exactly what the various Air America hosts repeatedly did.

Two of the hosts gratuitously announced that they're Jewish, and one Marc Maron of the network's "Morning Sedition" program went on to make fun of Easter and Christmas rituals. Then, in a segment he called "morning devotional," Maron began his prayer for divine guidance on behalf of President Bush by saying, "Dear Lord, what the hell is going on up there?"

...I think what ultimately annoyed and disappointed me the most about Air America was all the false, aren't-we-funny, aren't-we-smart laughter that virtually all the hosts gave each other. Four of Air America's six weekday programs have co-hosts and two have three co-hosts apiece, liberal collectives that stand in stark contrast to the individual, every-man-for-himself approach of the conservatives...

(Via LAObserved)

Posted in Reviews at April 19, 2004 10:14 AM


Think maybe you're a little biased there, lonewacko? I've been listening to air america since it started broadcasting, and I love it!

Posted by: Lynn at April 19, 2004 10:28 AM

What she said! 24/7 baby! Lonewacko, If it upsets you that much (which it apparently does) then don't listen. Plain and simple. Why complain about it? That's a huge waste of energy and time, not to mention all the stress it is more than likely causing you getting upset over the whole thing. You don't hear me complaining that Rush Limbaugh and his ilk are spouting garbage all over the airwaves. I choose not to listen to Rush and in doing so I have absolutely nothing to complain about.

Instead of criticizing others, why not write your own book or host your own radio show? It seems to me that would be much of a better way to spend ones time then criticizing and complaining about others views and opinions.

Posted by: Qslugs at April 22, 2004 10:03 PM

Good review. I think it's hilarious that most conservatives can do their shows without a "supportive" partner. And the two idiots who posted here just reinforce the point. Liberals just aren't intelligent enough to carry it off. They have to pay to get on in major markets, and nothing they have is original: Sludge Report? Majority Report? Everything Rush says will be attacked? Shows a complete lack of original thought, and typical liberal lemmingthink.

Posted by: Real American at April 24, 2004 08:11 PM

Monitoring Air America Radio [TM] so you don't have to.


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