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August 31, 2005

RevGate: Air America Phoenix co-host arrested

Barbara Yost of the Arizona Republic gives a gigantic wet one to Air America Phoenix host and city council candidate Jarrett B. Maupin II in "Up & running". As previously discussed, The Reverend Al Sharpton, Jarrett B. Maupin II, and his father were allegedly speeding south of Dallas. JBM Senior was arrested. The article says... Keep reading >>>

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Randi Rhodes wrong about Bush golfing during Katrina

From 8/30 comes this Randi quote: "The president went golfing at the El Mirage Golf Course yesterday while the people were literally suffering... The president decided that the best use of his time would be to go golfing." Do I need to tell you that that was apparently false?... Keep reading >>>

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Randi Rhodes gets sloppy at Camp Casey

From this 8/30 entry here: In marked contrast to her testy interview yesterday with NPR's Neal Conan, Cindy Sheehan was warm and friendly during an appearance this afternoon on Randi Rhodes' program on Air America Radio. The two reminisced about Rhodes' visit to Camp Casey and their budding friendship. "Did you tell your listeners we're... Keep reading >>>

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August 30, 2005

"Great Liberal Hope" crashing, burning?

"Accuracy in Media" wonders why the MSM has been largely mum on the doings at AAR: A scandal involving the liberal Air America radio network has been brewing right under the noses of the mainstream media, and they've barely taken notice. Perhaps they're afraid that their "Great Liberal Hope" on the air may be crashing... Keep reading >>>

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RevGate: AAR host Jarrett Maupin II in car with Sharpton during "chase"

As previously speculated, the person arrested for evading police while driving Rev. Al Sharpton to DFW is the father of Air America Phoenix host Jarrett Maupin II. Maupin II is also a candidate for Phoenix City Council. While a white Ford Bronco was not involved in this alleged chase, the graphics accompanying this post... Keep reading >>>

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August 29, 2005

Air America's brush with Al Sharpton fame

Reverend Jarrett B. Maupin II (aka "The Rev") hosts "Issues & Answers" on Phoenix's KXXT from 3-5pm on Sundays. Earlier today, someone identified as "Jarrett Barton Maupin, 43, of Phoenix" was arrested for evading police on a high speed chase. He was rushing another Reverend, Al Sharpton, to DFW after Sharpton's meeting with Cindy Sheehan.... Keep reading >>>

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Fortune doesn't seem to buy Air America's ownership change

The Fortune Magazine article "Air America's Long, Odd Summer" discusses the scandal, and it contains many of the points that you're probably already familiar with: ...It was a bizarre story, but the new management's public response is proving to be even stranger. Following word of the investigations (Eliot Spitzer's state gumshoes have since joined in),... Keep reading >>>

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Air America: Robbin' da Hood since 2004

(From "petefrt"'s photostream)... Keep reading >>>

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August 28, 2005

Cindy Sheehan, Randi Rhodes, Martin Sheen, Al Sharpton, and you

As previously discussed, Randi Rhodes made a very special surprise guest appearance on the Brad Show/Laura Flanders Show simulcast live from Camp Casey in Crawford TX. There's a picture of Randi and a couple of Laura here, which includes this heartwarming news: Rumor has it we'll hear from Rev. Al Sharpton, Randi Rhodes and perhaps... Keep reading >>>

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AAR listeners: Move to Portland now!

The post "Air America ratings still in the toilet" has a roundup of AAR's latest ratings fiascos, including these: In Washington, D.C., WWRC fell to a 0.3 rating and is in last place in the market. In Boston, the two AAR stations take up the last two spots in the ratings chart with ratings of... Keep reading >>>

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August 27, 2005

Air America now "the Joseph Goebbels network"

Bill O'Reilly on AAR: ...look, those are clowns! Those are jugglers! Those are bear-baiters. There are people in the Middle Ages who would be going town to town wearing two-toned hats with bells on them, with all due respect. They don't know anything. I mean, it's just insane. I mean, if you're listening to that... Keep reading >>>

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Randi Rhodes at KKZN; Boulder audience defined

Who, you might ask, listens to Air America's Boulder CO outlet KKZN? Why, none other than "Nina Storey", pictured right. Nina is apparently a "Lilith"-style singer-songwriter and a typical resident of that fine, albeit "liberal" city. Another listener is this guy, who had his own brush with fame: Randi Rhodes had gone outside to... Keep reading >>>

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Camp Casey now black hole of "liberalism"

RawStory can now reveal: Laura Flanders of Air America Radio and Brad Friedman of Raw Story Radio's The BRAD SHOW have announced plans to simulcast their programs together this Saturday Night, Live from Crawford, TX. The BRAD SHOW has broadcast 26 hours of live, daily coverage of events at Camp Casey, including performances by Joan... Keep reading >>>

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August 26, 2005

Help find Evan Montvel Cohen!

The NY Sun reports that "[Air America Radio's] Former Chairman Is Missing": The former chairman of Air America Radio, Evan Montvel Cohen - who former colleagues said engineered transfers of more than $800,000 to the liberal radio network from a boys and girls club in the Bronx - is missing, according to a lawyer who... Keep reading >>>

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August 24, 2005

Janeane Garofalo to redefine "frumpy" in West Wing role

This worthless blurb on Janeane's appearances on the West Wing only tells you one thing you didn't know: her name on the show will be "Louise Thornton". It does, however, include a picture of America's used-to-be-cute but now-is-troubled sweetheart from an appearance at a MoveOn concert way back in 2004. Larger version here.... Keep reading >>>

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August 22, 2005

The Clinton - Gore - Air America network discovered

According to Air America Radio founder Sheldon Drobny, both Al Gore and Bill "Bubba" Clinton got personally involved in helping raise funds to start AAR: "They helped us... How they helped us was to make introductions to a lot of good people... Especially Al Gore, who introduced me to Al Franken... [Franken] was my dream... Keep reading >>>

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August 19, 2005

Scandal counter retired; AAR scandal continues

What a strange, strange journey it's been. However, I figure it's about time to remove the scandal counter from the right sidebar.... Keep reading >>>

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Lawyer: Air America in trouble

Remember back last year when "Radio Free America" sold its assets to the current owners of Air America, Piquant LLC? Multicultural Broadcasting - owners of AAR's original Chicago and L.A. stations - was involved and sued Piquant LLC. Our VRWC legal team* has reviewed the complaint, and comments: The complaint alleges that the directors and... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 08:31 PM | Comments (1)

August 18, 2005

Tough, tough questions for Al Franken

The Progressive magazine has a ground-breaking, hard-hitting interview with Stuart Smalley. It includes this newsworthy question and answer: Q: How is Air America doing? In the beginning, the press was all about how it had gotten off to a rough start, but now it seems to be doing better. Franken: Yeah, we shot ourselves in... Keep reading >>>

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NYT: Air America scandal fell through cracks; no liberal bias here

The New York Times ombudsman has ordered that the following completely voluntary confession be promulgated to the bourgeois reactionary forces: Readers of The Times were poorly served by the paper's slowness to cover official investigations into questionable financial transactions involving Air America, the liberal radio network. The Times's first article on the investigations finally appeared... Keep reading >>>

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August 17, 2005

AAR to rock Beeville, Texas. Just not San Antonio.

Air America Radio is no doubt proud to announce their 70th affiliate, KTXX out of Karnes City, Texas. Where? Well, for a clue to that we turn to the station's title: "103.1, San Antone". Only problem: the station is 50 miles from that city, and is predicted to be in the "fringe" listening area for... Keep reading >>>

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Janeane Garofalo on the West Wing

America's formerly-cute-but-still-troubled sweetheart will be appearing in the episodes of the West Wing this coming season. She will be playing a media strategist. She will demand more steak, less sizzle: Her advice to move away from political gamesmanship and start speaking directly to voters ruffles feathers within the [Matt Santos (Jimmy Smits)] campaign, including those... Keep reading >>>

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Raleigh News & Observer on the scandal

The Executive editor of that newspaper released the following statementon August 9: Here's a brief response I've sent a couple of email correspondents who accuse The N&O of liberal bias for not publishing a story on financial questions they have heard about involving Air America, the national radio network heard in the Triangle on WCHL-AM... Keep reading >>>

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August 16, 2005

Was Nick Coleman censored by KTNF AM 950?

KTNF is Air America Minnesota, and Minneapolis Star Tribune columnist Nick Coleman participated in their morning drive show from January until early July. Then, he apparently took a vacation, which soon turned into a "vacation". Now the truth can be told, via this email received from the pundit himself: I essentially quit AM950 * refusing... Keep reading >>>

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NYT's first coverage of Air America scandal ends in a correction

The struggling propagandists in New York City just can't buy a break. First it takes them two weeks to finally cover the Air America scandal, which generates this correction: A New York Times story on Page A9 Saturday misquoted comments made on the air by Al Franken, the host of an Air America radio program.... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 09:05 PM | Comments (0)

August 14, 2005

AP on the Air America scandal

On Saturday the AP released a stock blurb on the scandal. If you've been following this scandal and you've read, for instance, the NYT report there's nothing new. The official title, under which it appears in a few dozen papers, appears to be "N.Y. community center loan investigated". The story has 15 paragraphs and seven... Keep reading >>>

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August 11, 2005

NYT: "Bronx Boys Club's Finances Investigated"

That tired grey old liberal lady down the block finally gets around to the Air America scandal over two weeks after it first broke: The state attorney general's office and the city's Department of Investigation are looking into whether a boys and girls club serving poor children and ailing elderly people in the Bronx had... Keep reading >>>

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August 08, 2005

What about Big Ed Schultz?

Is he a VRWC plant like some say over at DU? Or, is he now a committed liberal? Say something nice about the left's answer to Rush.... Keep reading >>>

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August 07, 2005

Even Mike Malloy has his good points, right?

Now, it's Mike Malloy's turn. Leave a comment pointing out something good about Air America's most energetic host.... Keep reading >>>

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August 06, 2005

Now, say something nice about Randi Rhodes!

Surely it shouldn't be difficult to say something nice about Ms. Randi, right? One or more commentators have said some non-nice things about her, now it's time for the other side.... Keep reading >>>

Posted in RandiRhodes at 08:25 AM | Comments (55)

August 05, 2005

It's say something nice about Al Franken Day!

Sure, negative comments about Stuart Smalley are as plentiful as stars in the sky. But, for a change of pace, I invite even his political foes to say something nice about him.... Keep reading >>>

Posted in StuartSmalley at 09:23 AM | Comments (27)

August 04, 2005

Arizona Republic covers AAR scandal?

Is the pro-illegal immigration rag known as the Arizona Republic part of the MSM? Well, no, even if they are a fairly well-known newspaper. But, the column from Doug MacEachern appears to be the first time something close to the MSM has touched this issue: "A scandal below the radar". After giving a rundown of... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 10:09 PM | Comments (0)

August 03, 2005

Our Earl leaves WDOD!?!?

Previously we discussed the letters that Chattanooga TN's WDOD had received from angry listeners after it leaked out that they were considering switching from big band music to... Air America. WDOD's mainstay host is one Earl Fruedenberg, who joined the station when he left high school in 1965... From the last link came this quote:... Keep reading >>>

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August 02, 2005

Air America sinks in Lake Tahoe

As pointed out in comments, one of Air America's outlets seems to have gone missing. A few days ago their banner said they had 67 stations; today it says 66. A quick comparison of the current page with the cache shows the station that's been deleted: South Lake Tahoe, NV - KTHO-AM 590 AM. Probably... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 09:44 PM | Comments (0)

Al Franken responds to AAR scandal

According to the NY Sun ("Franken Unaware Of Ex-Colleague's Alleged Loans"), here's what Al is claiming: - he doesn't know whether AAR got any money from Gloria Wise... - he only learned the details of this in the last week... - Piquant conducted a forensic accounting (a common term even if the NY Sun has... Keep reading >>>

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August 01, 2005

Get the AAR Scandal News Ticker!

Display the AAR Scandal News Ticker on your site and get the latest news on the breaking scandal. See the ticker in action on the right side of this site's front page. You can participate and get your posts about this issue linked in that news box. Just ping this URL: http://boreamerica.com/wp/wp-trackback.php?p=5 Displaying this news... Keep reading >>>

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