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December 09, 2006

Bill Hess / WWRC, WaPo: enemies of Air America Radio

Bill Hess, operations manager of Clear Channel's WWRC (AM 1260) and WTNT (AM 570) is an enemy of Air America and liberalism in general, as is the Washington Post. Do not trust anything you hear or read from either source henceforth.

Marc Fisher of the WaPo offers the incredibly biased article "Air America, in the Throes of Victory?", which could have been written by a BushCo flack. We're falsely informed that AAR is in "miserable condition" when in fact they've bounded from success to success.

Furthermore, we're informed that WWRC is dropping AAR shows such as "The Young Turks", which Fisher labels a "rambling roundtable of chatter". That's being replaced with Bill Press. Continuing the bias, he says that the DC outlet has an "almost imperceptible audience". Continuing with the hate speech:
[AAR's] nationally syndicated shows "were more interested in preaching than in entertaining," Hess says. "Look at Limbaugh: It was from the start a fun show, with his parody spots. The left is still hesitant about having fun on the radio; you have people that really care about the ideology."

Air America's afternoon host, Randi Rhodes, has been relegated to evenings on WWRC, in good part because Hess believes her show is unrelentingly harsh and bitter. "She's got unbridled passion, which is good," he says, "but my ears are going to bleed after 15 minutes. Man, how about a laugh now and then?"
Then, Hess goes on to promote Big Dumb Ed Schultz, as well as the long-discredited meme that AAR loses audience to NPR and such.

Right after bringing back the Fairness Doctrine, we simply must do something about such hate articles from the WaPo.

Posted in Meta at December 9, 2006 02:13 PM


Dear sir/madam:

I enjoy your "Bore America" Web site. Your latest posting provokes two questions:

1. If AAR is "bounding from success to success," why are stations even in liberal cities (Santa Cruz, Madison, Boston, etc.) dropping the network?

2. What exactly is "hateful" about what the WaPo writer is saying? An opinion contrary to your own is not necessarily hate speech.

Posted by: Ed Towey at December 11, 2006 08:01 AM

Think he's being sarcastic :)

>>An opinion contrary to your own is not necessarily hate speech.

Some libs might consider it to be that way! :) (And
maybe some conservatives)

more on the loss of AAR in Boston

. Weak signals, lack of promotion,
and lack of local hosts blamed.
Yes that could be part of it but how in the world can a liberal
town like Boston turn up their nose at the likes of Franken? Easy.

Posted by: raccoonradio at December 11, 2006 08:44 AM

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


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