July 15, 2007

Q: Is covering former Air America hosts covered by our charter?

In a comment on an earlier thread, "MrTed" asks, "why is this site obsessed with people no longer on air america?" I've thought about that question myself, and I've debated over whether our mandate includes discussing former Air America Radio hosts. And, I'm now here to respond with a resounding, "yes!" Let me respond to... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 12:08 PM

March 19, 2007

BoreAmerica/Air America Third Anniversary Meetup Los Angeles: March 31

This year, we'll be helping celebrate Air America's Third Anniversary - and the same event for this site this year in Los Angeles. This will most likely take place on Saturday, March 31, but that's open to change. The exact location is also open. Perhaps we'll picket AAR's Burbank headquarters, demanding that they give Noam... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 11:36 PM

January 31, 2007

So, aren't you creeped out or something?

As regular readers may have noticed, the center background is currently an endlessly repeated picture of Al Franken. In part this is an homage to the Bush fan site "pardonmyenglish.com", which at one time had a huge picture of America's best-ever president as its background graphic. And, in part, this is a sacrifice I'm making... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 01:59 PM | Comments (0)

November 14, 2006

Citizen Journalist Assignment Desk: which are still AAR stations?

Calling all investigative journalists, citizen journalists, malcontents, homeless people with internet access at local lending libraries, and bloggers! Here's a fun assignment that will earn you fame and possibly even fortune. Your assignment: find out how many of the "Air America Radio outlets" on this list are actually still broadcasting some or all of AAR's... Keep reading >>>

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August 07, 2006

Thanks for stopping by

Now, please explain what the hell you were thinking:... Keep reading >>>

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December 15, 2005

This blog is good enough and smart enough

First of all, I'd like to thank the twenty or thirty people who voted for this site in its Weblog Awards category. Unfortunately, BA ended up in penultimate position with around 1.5% of the vote. Which, come to think of it, is quite similar to the ratings for almost all of AAR's stations. But, despite... Keep reading >>>

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December 05, 2005

Vote for this site in the Weblogs Awards

Please vote for this site here. And, please also vote for our sister site Lonewacko.com in this category. More suggestions here, but those are the most urgent.... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 10:04 AM | Comments (0)

November 13, 2005

Al Franken gets splogged

A "splog" is a spam blog consisting of programmatically-obtained bits and pieces from other sites, which are reconstituted and extruded into posts on the splog. Blogspot is full of these type of things, including a whole chain dedicated to Stuart (for some reason). Here are eight of them, all apparently from the same person (or... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 11:43 PM | Comments (0)

August 19, 2005

Scandal counter retired; AAR scandal continues

What a strange, strange journey it's been. However, I figure it's about time to remove the scandal counter from the right sidebar.... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 08:52 PM | Comments (1)

April 04, 2005

Another reason to distrust Wikipedia

[4/9/05: final (?) update: CalicoCat (mentioned in the update) suggested I create a new category to put this blog in. After I did that, he deleted the new category I created and put this blog in the "External links" section. OK, fine. I'm willing to compromise. Since he put it there it might stay there,... Keep reading >>> 4-07-05 UPDATE: "CalicoCat" responds to the comment I posted at the talk page with the following. I think everyone will agree that he amply demonstrates his biases. Nevertheless, I'm going to do as he suggests and add it to a new section.
You might open up a sub-category in External Links for right-wing nut-job sites that are critical of AAR, but not just any old blog that has some ad hominem screed about "that nasty, commie, pinko, anti-american, stupid liberal joke of a radio network, ditto, ditto, ditto" thing. Also, the category is "fan sites, message boards, blogs, etc." so adding that there would not be appropriate, to my way of thinking, since they obviously are not "fan sites."

In general, I'd caution againt turning this article into some kind of horrible "debate" page, or quasi-editorial, that's not what wikepedia is. See what wikipedia is not. As it standands, this is an article about the entity air american radio. That said, you might draft some other section about Criticism of Air American, however, it would have to be drafted with care to make it neutral and factually supported. For what it's worth, I've noticed more reversionism (censorship)of information criical of the likes of Rush Limbaugh and so on; but, on the other hand, some of the better pages on -- to quote Mike Malloy -- "flying monkey right-wing talkshow hosts do stick to the subjects of the articles and are presented in an accurate and neutral fashion. For example, I added a site showing some the gross distortions and lies factually documented about Bill O'Rielly and no one's removed it, just an external link. It was a good source, brought out another point of view in a neutral, factual way. Wikipeidia is not for editorializing, even weasel-worded editorializing. "some peple think" kind of phrases. See weasel words. I'd keep the focus as it is, on the -- who, what, where, when, why, how -- of Air American Radio itself. Hope this helps... Calicocat 14:46, 6 Apr 2005 (UTC)
I responded:
"right-wing nut-job sites"? Quite an interesting way of looking at things. In any case, my blog BoreAmerica.com (http://boreamerica.com) has been online for over a year and, except for housekeeping entries like this one (http://boreamerica.com/archives/2005/04/another-reason-to-distrust-wikipedia.html) it's all about Air America, their hosts, and their outside projects. And, I cover the things you won't read at the fan sites currently listed at the entry. As it stands now, this entry has a great deal of pro-AAR information, but not very much about their various problems.

Quoting from the NPOV: "The policy is easily misunderstood. It doesn't assume that it's possible to write an article from a single, unbiased, objective point of view. The policy says that we should fairly represent all sides of a dispute, and not make an article state, imply, or insinuate that any one side is correct."

So, I just created a new category as you suggested. LonewackoDotCom 11:45, 7 Apr 2005 (PST)

Posted at 07:14 PM | Comments (0)

March 31, 2004

Welcome to BoreAmerica!

BoreAmerica occasionally monitors AirAmerica (a.k.a. "liberal talk radio") so you don't ever have to listen to it. Sponsored by The Lonewacko Blog, BoreAmerica will be a group effort. If you want to be a contributor, contact abuse [at] tolstoy [dot] com. We'll also be holding a contest to find a logo. Something like a radio... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 08:44 PM | Comments (8)

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