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April 30, 2008

Al Franken pays back taxes, economy rebounds

Former comedian and Air America Radio host and current Senate candidate Al Franken has paid $70,000 in back taxes that he owed to seventeen - count 'em, 17 - states across the U.S. It was all his accountant's doing! Of course, that accountant had been doing his taxes for 18 years and he couldn't be... Keep reading >>>

Posted in StuartSmalley at 02:10 AM

April 28, 2008

English rag: Rachel Maddow 50th most influential pundit

Quick: name an English political pundit. If you're like 99.99999999% of Americans, you drew a blank. Unfortunately, our friends across the pond are much keener, and thus the Telegraph UK has no trouble compiling the list of the Top 50 Most Influential U.S. Political Pundits (link). And, who's there at #50 but Air America Radio's... Keep reading >>>

Posted in AlsoRans at 01:33 PM

April 24, 2008

Poll: Al Franken only behind Norm Coleman by 7 points!

Good news for Al Franken: he's not sinking as fast as he could have or being trounced as much as he will be. A new Rasmussen telephone poll has Franken behind Senator Norm Coleman by only seven points. The margin of error is 4.5 points, but the same poll had Franken behind by just two... Keep reading >>>

Posted in StuartSmalley at 11:41 AM

Air America, MSNBC collaborate on Race for the White House (David Gregory)

Two nobodies are joining forces: Air America Radio's Rachel Maddow will now be turning over the first hour of her show to a simulcast with the MSNBC program Race for the White House hosted by David Gregory. I'm going to let a commenter on that post say it for me: Air America and MSNBC have... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 11:39 AM

April 21, 2008

Randi Rhodes sets record straight! (Dave Kopel hit piece)

Who knew that Randi Rhodes has her own Rapid Response Team designed to immediately smack down rumors and false statements about her? And, who knew that Rhoads herself was apparently the sole member of the RRT? No sooner had Dave Kopel, columnist for the Rocky Mountain News, offered "Regrettably, Rhodes returns to radio" (link), then... Keep reading >>>

Posted in RandiRhodes at 11:23 AM

April 12, 2008

Randi Rhodes explains quitting AAR on Larry King

Here's a video of Randi Rhodes explaining why she quit Air America Radio on the Larry King Live. She claims that the real reason she was suspended was because they wanted to re-negotiate her contract to add in the right to fire her at will. She claims they wouldn't allow her to come back on... Keep reading >>>

Posted in RandiRhodes at 01:48 PM

April 10, 2008

Randi Rhodes quits Air America Radio!

Randi Rhodes has either quit, walked away, or been fired from Air America Radio! (AAR is a "liberal" radio network, and Rhoads has been one of their key hosts throughout their turbulent four year history. The network continues broadcasting on some radio stations throughout the U.S.) She will supposedly be joining San Francisco's Green 960,... Keep reading >>>

Posted in RandiRhodes at 09:59 AM

April 09, 2008

Gavin Newsom on Air America Radio (Green 960)

America's hunkiest supporter of illegal activity, San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom, will apparently soon be doing a show on Air America Radio, sources say. It will reportedly air on Saturday afternoons, but I strongly suspect that it will only be aired on their Frisco affiliate KKGN Green 960, formerly known as KQKE The Quake. When... Keep reading >>>

Posted in AlsoRans at 09:42 PM

April 07, 2008

Norm Coleman raises $2 million in Q1, has $7 million in cash (+Jesse Ventura)

Sorry, Stuart! Minnesota's current and future Senator Norm Coleman raised $2 million in the first quarter and has $7 million in cash on hand. Al Franken raised $1.9 million in the last quarter of 2007, and hasn't yet released what he raised in Q1. And, he's only got $3.1 million in cash. In related news,... Keep reading >>>

Posted in StuartSmalley at 09:13 PM

April 05, 2008

Janeane Garofalo gloms onto Randi Rhodes suspension

[VINDICATORY UPDATE BELOW] Taking a break from getting tattoos and making cameo appearances in D movies, Janeane Garofalo called in to Air America yesterday to speak on the air with her former co-host Sam Seder, who was doing Randi Rhodes' show due to her suspension from the network. A partial transcript is here, and, for... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Janeane at 11:02 AM

April 03, 2008

Randi Rhodes "comedy": Hillary, Ferraro are "whores"

[UPDATES BELOW] Air America Radio host Randi Rhodes is under attack by pro-Clintonian forces after calling Hillary Clinton and Geraldine Ferraro "whores". She even called Hillary a "big f*cking whore" and said that Ferraro turned out to be a "David Duke in drag". This was during some sort of "comedy" stand-up performace somewhere and not... Keep reading >>>

Posted in RandiRhodes at 10:10 AM

April 02, 2008

Fmr AAR exec Tom Athans stopped in prostitution sting (Senator Debbie Stabenow)

What is it about Democratic politicians and those linked to them, anyway? Has Howard Dean completely broken the intern system or something? I ask because in February, Tom Athans - the husband of Senator Debbie Stabenow (a Democrat) and also a co-founder of Democracy Radio and a former Air America Radio executive - was caught... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 11:10 AM

April 01, 2008

Bemidji PD: Al Franken now "person of interest"

As previously discussed, the Police Departement of Bemidji, Minnesota is attempting to speak with former Air America host and Senate candidate Al Franken in regards to a string of liquor store robberies that have occurred in that community over the last two months. They've now upgraded his status to a "person of interest", and have... Keep reading >>>

Posted in StuartSmalley at 03:26 PM

Air America Radio redesigns website, to become web-only

Our sources inside Air America Radio are reporting shocking news: Air America Radio will soon exit the over-the-air radio business and become a web-only presence. They'll concentrate on streaming audio, video, and text posts, as the Young Turks did just a couple of months ago. Additional income will be obtained through merchandising (such as tote... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 03:08 PM


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