Air America has announced that Al Franken will be leaving the network on February 14, Valentine's Day. Thom Hartmann will be taking over his show, leaving Randi Rhodes as the only remaining semi-demi-celebrity on the entire network.
While at first this might appear to be a wonderful gift to the nation, in fact it's a trojan horse. As it is now, Franken is safely ensconced on a network that no one listens to, only gaining attention from the occasional fawning reporter. After he leaves, the media will be inundated with even more fawning reports as he continues to consider running for Senate from Minnesota and then even more reports when he finally throws his hat in the ring.
UPDATE: Here's my Al Franken tribute video.
Posted in StuartSmalley at January 29, 2007 10:16 AM
More people listen to Air America radio than visit this shitty website.
Posted by: joey at January 29, 2007 06:14 PM
I'm willing to stipulate that AAR has "alot" more listeners than this site has visitors, just as long as "joey" is willing to stipulate that the money I've spent on this site (<$30 in domain and hosting fees) is a bit less than the money that even just an idiot like Terry Kelly has spent on AAR. Deal?
Posted by: TLB at January 29, 2007 10:33 PM
Posted by: Mikey Moderate at January 30, 2007 04:56 PM
Monitoring Air America Radio [TM] so you don't have to.