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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 the foot right out of the gate. The guy who ran it at first misled pretty much everybody about how much capital we had. He said we had enough to go three years without making money, and we had enough to go three weeks. So in week four, we learned that we bounced a check or two, and that we’d lose our stations in Los Angeles and Chicago, which were our second and third largest markets. It was horrible, and everybody was counting us out, and you can imagine how attractive our network would be to radio stations when it looked like we were going under...
Now, in fairness, while this "interview"/act of kindness appears in their September issue and appears to have just been posted to their website, it could have been conducted weeks before the scandal. Or...

Posted in StuartSmalley at August 18, 2005 11:47 PM


I thought this bit was funnier:

Franken: Yeah, I’m not that leftwing, which is the odd thing about this: My views on most things would jibe with most Americans’. On most issues, most Americans are certainly left of this Administration. Not necessarily left, but more common-sensical. Given a chance, they’d spend less on the military, they wouldn’t make more nuclear weapons, they would want to increase environmental regulation rather than reduce it, they would want to spend more on education and health care, they would enforce corporate-responsibility laws and make corporations pay their taxes, all those kinds of things. Crazy talk. [Laughs.]

Et tu, Gloria Wise?

Posted by: SaveFarris at August 19, 2005 06:52 AM


This Sunday evening at 9pm est Brian Maloney of The Radio Equalizer will be our guest on Pundit Review Radio. Brian will get us up-to-date on the latest developments in the ever expanding Air America Radio scandal. Here is a link announcing his appearance.

You can stream the show live at WRKO.com and call us with questions at 877.469.4322


Posted by: Kevin at August 19, 2005 11:34 AM

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


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