The article here (via this) offers some quotes gleaned from two 90 minute Air America Radio shows. While, admittedly, I don't listen to AAR all that much for someone whose mandate is monitoring it, I believe I can match up the quote to who said it.
1) "The entire Bush crime family should be executed."
[All together now: Mike Malloy]
2) "George Bush is a g.d. lying s.o.b." (by the host) There was no use of initials in this quote.
[On this, I'm torn. It sounds a bit like Randi Rhodes, but would she use such strong speech before 10pm? I'll go with Malloy again.]
3) "Bush and Cheney are gleefully causing gas prices to go sky high to benefit their big oil friends."
The rest are left as an exercise.
Posted in Meta at August 20, 2006 10:38 PM
Too bad some GOP operatives don't use some AAR soundbites along with film footage of some "F*** Bush" protest signs as part of some kind of ad campaign to show how much hatred is emanating from the radical left. Swing voters would start to leave the liberal candidates slowly but surely.
Posted by: Scott at August 21, 2006 03:42 PM
The only quotes coming from AAR hosts are marked as (by the host). The rest appear to be comments made by callers and/or guests.
Still, these are only gleaned from a small time period. Listen long enough and you're sure to hear the hosts share these.
Posted by: SaveFarris at August 22, 2006 06:28 AM
Imagine if this movie came out...from a Boston Globe profile of AAR's Sam Seder:
---Combining his interests in comedy and politics, Seder then wrote, directed, and starred in a movie about Senator Joe Lieberman's fictional son, a guy so agitated about the 2000 presidential election that he tries to blow up a building. The film, whose cast also included Silverman, Benjamin, Cross, Maron, and Garofalo, was just a few weeks shy of being finished when 9/11 came.
``On Sept. 10, the notion of a zealot orchestrating a terrorist attack because he's frustrated that his voice isn't being heard was kind of funny," says Seder. ``On Sept. 11, it wasn't."
In the aftermath of the attacks, Seder didn't get the money to finish the film, and the project was shelved. Five years later, there is still no plan to release it.
Seder says he became more committed politically after 9/11 and the US invasion of Iraq. When Garofalo asked whether he'd like to cohost a show on a new liberal radio network, Seder said sure. The idea of a national platform from which to poke fun at the Bush administration seemed appealing.
Posted by: raccoonradio at August 23, 2006 12:39 PM
Monitoring Air America Radio [TM] so you don't have to.