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October 31, 2005

Is Leon Gray (WWTQ 680 AM Memphis) an apostate?

Leon Gray provides local reporting and commentary for Air America's Memphis affiliate WWTQ. He's also in a bit of hot water: ...There's a fairly humongous amount of fuming and snorting in party circles over the local Air America radio host's apostasy on certain matters – most relating to the Faith and Morals side of the... Keep reading >>>

Posted in AlsoRans at 08:03 PM | Comments (8)

Al Franken book reviewed in New York Times!

This site offers congratulations to Al Franken for getting his new book reviewed in the New York Times: "Step Aside, Talking Heads. It's Time for Bigger Fish." It's been at least a couple weeks since Air America or one of their talkers has been pimped spotlighted in that publication, and I was beginning to... Keep reading >>>

Posted in StuartSmalley at 12:24 PM | Comments (2)

October 30, 2005

Sheldon Drobny on PlameGate; who dropped my link?

The co-founder of Air America Radio apparently didn't get what he wanted for Fitzmas, and offers up "Fitzgerald Threw a Softball". If I might ask your indulgence, could you read his first paragraph as indicated below? [Read in Tommy Flanagan style] Besides my co-founding Air America Radio, I have another day job. I have helped... Keep reading >>>

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Al Sharpton on new "African- American- centered" network

No, the Rev. Al won't be appearing on AAR. But, you'll recall that Al Sharpton was in the car driven by an AAR Phoenix co-host when he was arrested for speeding while driving Al away from Cindy Sheehan's protest in Crawford. That co-host is the father of Jarrett B. Maupin II, a MiniRev. From the... Keep reading >>>

Posted in AlsoRans at 04:04 AM | Comments (0)

October 29, 2005

Franken caught in anti - O'Reilly lie, smear

The Newsday article "Franken takes on O'Reilly" buries the lede. Namely, Al Franken tried to smear Bill O'Reilly and got caught in a lie. Sure, he has a book to sell and a radio show to promote, but Al Franken had more urgent reasons to bring his live broadcast to the Book Revue in Huntington... Keep reading >>>

Posted in StuartSmalley at 05:12 PM | Comments (2)

Harkin trying to legislate "progressive" radio onto air

Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) is trying to push through legislation that would require programming on American Forces Radio to be "fair and balanced". This is an outgrowth of the supposed pre-cancellation of Big Dumb Ed, and as that links says this is the second try for Harkin with this attempt to legislate "progressive" talkers onto... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Ed Schultz at 12:50 PM | Comments (1)

Al Franken is not a man; anti-Protestantism; Intelligent Design believer?

Interrogatories for Al Franken are here. Unfortunately, it's just a newspaper Q&A. However, it does contain this: "I did go to temple, [but] I was confirmed, not bar mitzvahed." I know what "Confirmation" means in Catholicism, but I don't know what it means in this context. Since he hasn't been bar mitzvahed, doesn't that... Keep reading >>>

Posted in StuartSmalley at 10:07 AM | Comments (1)

October 28, 2005

A new low for the Huffington Post?

Al Franken graces them with some of his "humor" regarding the "Flame" case. It's been five months since "Senator Al" (as he's called by a few commenters) posted there, yet there's no word in the post or even the comments on what's transpired in Al's life since then. You know, that minor matter with... Keep reading >>>

Posted in StuartSmalley at 10:31 PM | Comments (0)

Rush Limbaugh trouncing Al Fraken, Springer, Schultz

"Randi Sucks" draws our attention to this: According to the Arbitron Summer 2005 ratings survey for New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, Mr. Rush Limbaugh beat liberal talkers in the ratings game. In New York, Mr. Limbaugh's Persons 12+ audience is more than three times larger than Mr. Franken's audience. Heard Monday through Friday on... Keep reading >>>

Posted in StuartSmalley at 04:47 AM | Comments (6)

October 27, 2005

Neal Boortz gets his Air America tote bag

Bad boy radio host Neal Boortz donated $100 to Air America Radio's Associates program, and received his very own tote bag. Note the slogan. Now, where do you think they got that from? We love our country the first Socialist country in the world. We love its great plains, forests, and mountains, its lakes... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 08:07 PM | Comments (6)

Morning Sedition to go way of Edsel?

Will the morning show almost no one listens to soon be expired? Will it soon no longer be in a functional state? Is Marc Maron trying to give us a head's up? On Morning Sedition Marc Maronm was making allusions to his uncertain future and at one point was saying "I may not be able... Keep reading >>>

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October 25, 2005

There is no "campaign against Air America"

Eric Alterman - who stayed at the St. Regis Resort in Aspen earlier this year - now offers us a wee slice of paranoia in "The Campaign Against Air America". First, he offers excerpts from attempts to get the truth about the network's financial position and ratings. However, those stretch back several months. It's not... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 04:26 PM | Comments (16)

October 24, 2005

Al Franken: The Truth (With Jokes)

Watch his promo video for this new book at the following link directly to the video file: WMV file. Alternatively, see "Air America: Al's quiet on the eastern front". For the best of both worlds, click the following picture then buy something else from them: If you haven't read the book, feel free to leave... Keep reading >>>

Posted in StuartSmalley at 11:17 AM | Comments (0)

Prepping Al Franken for "the question"

Here's Al's new daily affirmation: "I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and gosh darnit if anyone asks me about the Air America scandal I'll bob and weave and make not-really-actionable charges and smears the best I can!" You can see that being put to use on his Letterman appearance. More on that here, here, and... Keep reading >>>

Posted in StuartSmalley at 05:52 AM | Comments (0)

October 22, 2005

You don't listen to the Rachel Maddow Show

So, is there any reason why you would listen to the 22-minute interview a far-leftie site did with her? (Of course, if you're her listener or her alternate-days listener, please do.)... Keep reading >>>

Posted in AlsoRans at 06:02 AM | Comments (1)

October 21, 2005

Laura Flanders training Iraqi yakkerettes

Our friends in North Korea inform us that a few talk jockettes are helping their Iraqi counterparts learn the ropes. Prospective yakkerettes from Iraq have come to the U.S. to spend a few weeks training in the radio game. Their teachers include: Monica Crowley of WABC and MSNBC, Joan Hamburg of WOR, and Laura Flanders... Keep reading >>>

Posted in AlsoRans at 10:04 PM | Comments (0)

General Wesley Clark orders: Put Ed Schultz on AFRN!

We have been informed that the former General and political candidate who's also involved in some way with a disaster management firm offers his strong support to fellow crypto-VRWC member Ed Schultz at this page: Last year, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) introduced a resolution that was unanimously passed by the Senate, urging Secretary Rumsfeld and... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Ed Schultz at 11:57 AM | Comments (0)

October 20, 2005

Air America's WWRC ratings: off the charts!

The fourteenth and final paragraph of this article largely about Howard Stern informs us: Air America, the liberal talk network carried on WWRC-AM (1260) [out of Rockville MD], went from bad to nonexistent. After WWRC recorded a mere fraction of a rating point in the spring [in the Washington DC market] with syndicated shows from... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 11:48 AM | Comments (10)

October 19, 2005

Air America Radio accepts ads from Communist-linked group

What sort of "patriotic" "liberals" would accept ads from a group with open, self-admitted, unabashed ties to the Revolutionary Communist Party? Why, Air America Radio of course. Pause, and let that sink in. The radio network featuring Jerry Springer (former mayor, future something or other), Mike Malloy, Al Franken (who wants to be a U.S.... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 05:39 AM | Comments (7)

October 17, 2005

Ed Schultz nixed from Armed Forces Radio

The Ed Schultz Show was scheduled to begin airing an hour a day on Armed Forces Radio. However, this morning the Pentagon called and said that because officials were going to be out of town and they hadn't received authorization, Big Ed's debut was cancelled. The show's future on that network is up in the... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Ed Schultz at 11:46 AM | Comments (1)

October 15, 2005

Air America's war on septuagenarians

As you'll recall, Air America Radio's sinking flagship WLIB was originally the voice of the Caribbean community in NYC, until it was abruptly silenced. Then, they replaced Our Earl on WDOD. Now, in yet another blow to humanity, they're replacing Big Band music on KCTC in Sacramento, and the local septuagenarians are up in arms:... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 05:40 AM | Comments (5)

October 14, 2005

Mike Malloy's realness not disputed

The DUmmies ask, "Is Mike Malloy for real". Yes, most of us would put a question mark after that, but it's the thought that counts. Some thoughts: - I nominate him to immediately replace Springer! - They should bump Springer to Franken's time slot and leave Mike in the AM - He said the other... Keep reading >>>

Posted in MikeWho at 05:19 AM | Comments (6)

October 13, 2005

Randi Rhodes, Air America sued for defamation; SLAPP suit?

From Wednesday's "Randi Rhodes being sued by CACI [alleged torture contractors]": She just said this on her show. They are dragging her into Federal Court for material she used in late August. She seems confident she can get around this and read a legalistic satement on her show - indicating that she uses extensive sources.... Keep reading >>>

Posted in RandiRhodes at 10:50 PM | Comments (3)

Halloween Seattle-style: Al Franken to visit October 31

It's Trick, Treat, or... Scandal! as Al Franken visits KPTK AM1090 in Seattle on October 31st: 9am-Noon at Seattle Town Hall. Tickets are on sale now through Brown Paper Tickets. To purchase call 800-838-3006 or click here to buy them on the web. General admission tickets are $25. A portion of the proceeds benefits the... Keep reading >>>

Posted in StuartSmalley at 04:38 AM | Comments (2)

October 11, 2005

Is Air America falling apart?

Janeane Garofalo is here in Cali filming the West Wing and taking time off from her radio gig on AAR. Meanwhile, Al Franken just lost his co-host. While I've alluded to this before, it needs to be asked again: is Air America Radio falling apart? You know how you get excited about something, then that... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Janeane at 10:07 PM | Comments (7)

October 10, 2005

Will DirecTV broadcast Air America?

As previously discussed, XM Satellite Radio is now the official source for AAR. Late last month, XM struck a deal with DirecTV, another satellite company that broadcasts televisionally: DirecTV is the nation's leading satellite service with more than 14 million customers. Starting on Nov. 15, they will receive 72 of XM's music and talk channels,... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 05:54 AM | Comments (6)

October 09, 2005

The Randi Rhodes, Janet Parshall catfight

Have you ever wanted to crank Randi Rhodes up to 11? Now, you can do it. Download this 10 Meg or so video of her appearance on CSPAN (located on this page). Then, turn the volume way, way up. It's like the radio Randi, but illustrated with hand gestures. What they discussed wasn't all that... Keep reading >>>

Posted in RandiRhodes at 10:08 AM | Comments (1)

Knight-Ridder: talk radio undergoing a shift

That's what they say, not me: There are signs that the Republicans could be losing some of their overwhelming edge, however. Ratings for Limbaugh and Hannity slipped this spring in some markets. Liberals such as Ed Schultz, Stephanie Miller and Al Franken are carving out their own radio niche. And Democrats argue that they have... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 05:07 AM | Comments (0)

October 08, 2005

Bring the Guy James Show to Air America!

I have absolutely no idea who Guy James is, but he has his own Show on WINK 1240AM and WNOG 1270 AM (what? where?) and his own website. And, if the DUmmies like him, I know he must be "good". Regarding his site, it's one of those "keep scrolling, there's much more" kinda things. Just... Keep reading >>>

Posted in AlsoRans at 09:22 PM | Comments (9)

157 Air America listeners located!

The DUmmies ask, "How do you feel about Air America Radio?" 133 say "It's great. I listen a lot", while 24 chime in with "It's good." On the other side, 18 have no or a negative opinion. A DUmmie offers the comment, "I like AAR just because I'm glad our side finally has a voice!"... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 06:21 AM | Comments (0)

October 07, 2005

Experts: Air America finances questioned

Dimitri Vassilaros, as I've said before, is a complete idiot when it comes to biking, but he has at least been looking into Air America's financial condition. From "Stylin', but empty, totes": ..."[AAR] held fundraisers in Washington, in senators' living rooms," said radio consultant Holland Cooke, news/talk specialist at McVay Media of Cleveland. The radio... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 06:05 AM | Comments (0)

October 06, 2005

The WDOD - Air America debate continues

Earlier this week, WDOD AM 1310 Chattanooga switched from adult standards to Air America Radio. According to Danny Howard, Director of Programming and Operations: "Our programming will feature a refreshing, spirited alternative to the overabundance of ultra conservative programs within the market." They've got Bill Press, followed by an hour of local morning programming, followed... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 05:37 AM | Comments (11)

October 04, 2005

Jerry Springer disavows Air America, knowledge of scandal

On Sept. 29, a caller to the Jerry Springer show managed to ask him about the Air America scandal, and here's what the former Trash TV host said: Okay, uh, honestly. Uh, on some of the stations around the country, I'm on Air America. On some of the stations around the country, I'm not on... Keep reading >>>

Posted in PureClass at 07:48 AM | Comments (1)

Randi Rhodes to hit road with vaudeville show

It seems like everyone at Air America Radio is searching for some other way to showcase their talents. Janeane Garofalo is appearing on the West Wing, Katherine Lanpher just left to write a book, Al Franken is going to be the Pat Paulsen of Minnesota, RFK Jr. is embarassing himself at the HuffPost, and so... Keep reading >>>

Posted in RandiRhodes at 03:24 AM | Comments (3)

October 03, 2005

Al Franken to Mainers: no questions please

On Saturday, Al Franken spoke at the College Democrats state convention held at Bowdoin College in Maine. He uttered most of the expected things during his speech and in an interview afterwards. For instance, speaking of Our Leader, he says: "He blew it big time. He's incompetent and corrupt. And he's been that way from... Keep reading >>>

Posted in StuartSmalley at 10:03 PM | Comments (5)

October 02, 2005

The Janeane Garofalo, West Wing alternate reality

The West Wing TV show is the alternate reality within which America's "liberals" live. The heroes of the show have this warm, comfy, hip, friendly sheen, with which they imbue the screen as they spritely walk from room to room as they fight against the force of evil: Republican candidate Vinick, as played by one... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Janeane at 08:21 PM | Comments (1)


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