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October 13, 2006

Get out your Kleenex: $100 million plan includes Air America

You're going to need your Kleenex and not for crying as you read this splotch of effluvia from WebTV subscriber and HuffPost contributor (which is worse?) Brent Budowsky: "November Proposal: A $100 Million Democracy Venture Fund To Change America".

I couldn't quite figure it out without the accompaning PowerPoint slides, but it apparently involves raising a large amount of money using identity politics/Gramscism. The group would be lead by a Soviet of three "names you know". Some form of MLM seems to be involved. They would then divvy out the proceeds to far-left groups, including the one that we hold dear:

Next: this venture fund could negotiate a direct investment in Air America and weld in, to Air America's business model, a hard alliance with the progressive blogosphere and new revenue streams from increased audience and super-empowered e-commerce revenue sharing.

AAR has a "business model"? Does anyone really want a "hard alliance" with DailyKos or, even worse, ThinkProgress, MyDD, or, worst of all, JaneBrainFireDogHamsherLake? And, is "super-empowered" even a word? Someone please close the door, Brent would like a little privacy as he finalizes his plan.

Bonus: it's been almost a month since award-winner Sheldon Drobny penned his last screed for Arianna's site. Did X3nu come to take him away?

Posted in Meta at October 13, 2006 09:37 AM


Business model: Declaring Ch 11 bankruptcy. Al Franken is owed $360,000; Mike Malloy, $114,000...
and oh, Real Networks' Rob Glaser a mere $10 million or so. Total $20 million, and $4 million in assets.
See the complete list of debtors at The Smoking Gun.

Posted by: raccoonradio at October 13, 2006 11:07 AM

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


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