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April 14, 2005

Liberal hypocrisy at Air America?

From the Counterpunch article "Ethnic Cleansing at Air America":
When liberal Air America Radio Network yanked hip-hop legend Chuck D, a member of Public Enemy, off the air on April Fool's Day and replaced him with Jerry Springer, they made fools out of Black Democrats, especially those in the hip-hop community who believed Air America would serve as a shining example of the Democratic Party's purported commitment to tolerance, diversity, and partnership.

When the Coalition For A Just Cincinnati -- the group leading the economic boycott of Cincinnati -- decided to protest ethnic cleansing at Air America by picketing a live Springer broadcast, Jerry showed us just how intolerant he was. Like a scab, he crossed the picket line. Then he ordered a member of his all-white "Team Springer" clan to call the cops on us. In contrast, conservative Republican Sean Hannity welcomed protesting of his appearance in Cincinnati last summer. Who's intolerant?

...The removal of Chuck D -- one of only two daily African American talk show hosts -- represents much more than just the "whitening" of Air America, it symbolizes just how far the Party has drifted away from the Black community, it's most loyal support base...
Of course, when someone refers to firing someone who had no talent for radio as "ethnic cleansing" I guess we can pretty much ignore them. But, it should be fun to watch AAR squirm. Note also that the referenced group uses the word "apartheid." And, I'm surprised he didn't spell "clan" with a "K."

The author's blog is even more far gone.

I note also that my buddy Jesse works or worked for Jerry, but perhaps isn't part of his "Team Springer" clan.

Posted in Meta at April 14, 2005 01:24 PM


ethnic cleansing

The systematic elimination of an ethnic group or groups from a region or society, as by deportation, forced emigration, or genocide.

Are you calling Air America Radio a murderer? Oh please report this. I do so want you to report this. I would love to see the discovery from the lawsuit filed against you for libel.

Especially since AAR doesn't have the power to emigrate him to another country, you can't deport an American citizen. So that leaves murder.

Posted by: crusader81 at April 15, 2005 03:26 PM

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


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