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October 24, 2007

Air America moving away from extreme liberalism

Via a comment by "dump", we learn that Air America Radio says it's going to be taking a more moderate stance and will be moving away from extreme liberalism. I'm not familiar with all the terms liberals use, but I believe that that means that Maoism is out, with the more moderate Trotskyism coming back into favor (close followers of AAR will recall their brief flirtation with Stalinism). This will also make it easier for them to get behind Hillary Clinton.

In fact, their vice president of programming, David Bernstein, says:

"I do think the liberal programming that has occurred here has been far too extremist... It's not our job to get a Democrat elected to Congress. We need to be funny, we need to be enjoyable, and I don't think that existed at this company three years ago."

But, it will exist at the current version, and soon. Just you wait.

In related news, they've also picked up 10 smaller stations to carry some of their programming, but only because they unbundled their shows: no longer do affiliates have to accept everything AAR has to offer, only the "best".

Posted in Meta at October 24, 2007 03:21 PM

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


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