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January 03, 2006

Air America gets props on year end lists

Air America fans rejoice, as their favorite radio network has received year-end reknown from sources far and wide.

"The 25 Dumbest Media Quotes of 2005" has not one, but two AAR entries:
21) "This President is never gonna do the right thing. I think somewhere deep down inside him he takes a lot of joy about losing people, if he thinks they vote Democrat or if he thinks they're poor, or if he thinks they're in a blue state, whatever his reasons are not to rescue those people." --Air America's Randi Rhodes, on Bush's response to Hurricane Katrina

...11) "A spoiled child (Bush) is telling us our Social Security isn't safe anymore, so he is going to fix it for us. Well, here's your answer, you ungrateful whelp: [audio sound of 4 gunshots being fired.] Just try it, you little b*stard. [audio of gun being cocked]." --Air America Radio's Randi Rhodes
Now, some will quibble that the last only appeared on her show, it wasn't voiced by her and she denied all involvement. However, the fact remains it appeared on AAR.

Over at NRO, Carrie Lukas has a prediction for 2006:
Air America will finally go under, ironically undermined by "competition" from the taxpayer-supported NPR that they vigorously support. Distraught listeners in search of liberal viewpoints will be forced to turn to CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, The New York Times, etc...
And, finally, "New Year's Resolutions for Other People: The 2006 Edition" offers this:
For Air America, I resolve that you make amends for all the stuff you’ve done in 2005, like not paying people, messing up employee benefits, and, oh yeah, stealing money from a charity to stay on the air. Remember, Karma paybacks are nastier than Eminem with Tourettes.
My predictions for AAR: Al Franken will continue getting press for continuing to consider running for Senate. And, Jerry Springer will revert his show to his older, much more popular format, scoring massive ratings successes and causing all other AAR hosts to do the same.



Posted in Meta at January 3, 2006 05:14 PM

Comments

I'm hurt that you missed MY National Review Online 2006 prediction for Air America Radio in that same issue, which is as follows:

Federal government scraps Witness Protection Program, starts giving witnesses in need of anonymity their own shows on Air America Radio.

Posted by: Ned Rice at January 4, 2006 10:58 AM

"Air America will finally go under, ironically undermined by "competition" from the taxpayer-supported NPR that they vigorously support. Distraught listeners in search of liberal viewpoints will be forced to turn to CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, The New York Times, etc..."

I love these predictions.

Never mind that you and all the other predictors of Air America's doom have been WRONG EVERY SINGLE TIME.

But keep claiming the sky is falling. We'll keep laughing at your credibility when you're continuously wrong.

Posted by: Jake at January 14, 2006 04:06 PM

It seems that of the 25 stupidest political quotes from last year only 5 of them were prattled out by actual liberals (if we count Helen Thomas). What does that say for the rest of the list?

And yeah, I would be one of the people who would quibble that it's not fair to attribute that "quote" to Randi since she didn't actually say it. To attribute it as a skit that appeared on her show is one thing, but... And I was actually listening that day and she did denounce the skit. I thought it was a reasonable thing to do to take responsibility for the content of her show (all bits, produced by her or not) and denounce the skit. And if you would listen to the clip you would know too that it was also distasteful to her. (Saying in the middle of the skit, "What the HELL is this?" etc.)

But I'm sure I'm just talking to a wall here.

Posted by: Edie at January 22, 2006 06:53 AM

IN the same roundup, Fox contributors had 6 ridiculous, and Rush Limbaugh had 3.

Posted by: drummaster at February 23, 2006 11:32 PM


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








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