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MalloyProducer Donating Member (260 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:29 PM
Original message
Mike Malloy Fired from Air America Radio
This is not a published news article, but I think it qualifies as LBN.

This is Kathy Bay Malloy and we just got news that as of this minute we've been terminated by Air America Radio.

We don't have all the details yet, but got a tip from someone who'd seen the new network lineup that we weren't included after all. We just had that confirmed by one of the suits a few minutes ago. We're told that its a financial decision.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support and we'll keep you updated as we receive more information.

Kathy Bay Malloy
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nini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:30 PM
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1. ??
wow.... just wow.



I'm stunned.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:32 PM
Response to Reply #1
5. can't be!
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 07:51 PM
Response to Reply #5
347. SIGN PETITION to reinstate Mike Malloy
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Catamount Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 09:42 PM
Response to Reply #347
383. Done and kicked
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 10:27 PM
Response to Reply #347
397. SIGN PETITION ABOVE...then call AAR Comment Line
AAR has set up a comment line at 212-871-8290
where you can leave a message about Mike.
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 04:40 PM
Response to Reply #397
559. NEWS! NEWS! NEWS! NEWS! Mike will be on Alex Jones tomorrow
Alex has talked with Mike today. Mike will be on his show tomorrow with news of 'AAR suits' and what's next?.
Alex is on at 12 noon(EST) Sept 1st 2006

Website: http://www.prisonplanet.com /]http://www.prisonplanet.com/, hit the "Listen Live" link.

Listen to The Alex Jones Show on Shortwave
The show is broadcast over Shortwave from 11AM-1PM Central on WWCR 9.475 and from 10:00 PM to Midnight on WWCR 3.210

Mac Users
If you are a Mac user and are unable to stream the show on either Real Player or Winamp, try downloading Macamp by http://www.mac.org/audio-video/macamp /]clicking here.

Listen To Alex on an Affiliate
If you don't have personal Internet access, you can always catch the show by tuning into one of the affiliate stations in your area. These are listed below.

ALABAMA
Prattville/Montgomery WIQR - 1410 AM

COLORADO
Buena Vista KDMN - 1450 AM
Colorado Springs KWYD - 1580 AM
Denver KLMO - 1060 AM
Vail KSKE - 610 AM

CONNECTICUT
Bridgeport WICC - 600 AM

FLORIDA
Chattahoochee WTCL - 1580 AM
Pensacola WVTJ - 610 AM
Pensacola WASG - 550 AM
Sarasota WIBQ - 1220 AM

ILLINOIS
Havana WDUK - 99.3 FM
Murphysborough WINI - 1420 AM
IOWA
Estherville KILR - 1070 AM
Maquoketa KMAQ - 1320 AM
Mt. Pleasant KILJ - 1130 AM
Oskaloosa KBOE - 104.9 FM
Oskaloosa KBOE - 740 AM

LOUISIANA
New Orleans WTIX - 690 AM

MARYLAND
Denton WKDI - 840 AM

MASSACHUSETTS
Boston WBPS - 890 AM

MISSOURI
Fulton KFAL - 900 AM
Liberty KCXL - 1140 AM
Mountain Grove KELE - 1360 AM
Salem KSMO - 1340 AM
Springfield KWTO - 560 AM
Thayer KALM - 1290 AM
MONTANA
Glendive KXGN - 1400 AM
North Platte KOOQ

NEBRASKA
Ainsworth KBRB - 92.7 FM
Ainsworth KBRB - 1400 AM
North Platte KODY - 1240 AM
North Platte KOOQ - 1410 AM

NEW YORK
Brockport WMJQ - 105.5 FM
Brockport WASB - 1590 AM
Canandaigua WRSB - 1310 AM

OHIO
Canton WCER - 900 AM
Uhrichsville WBTC - 1490 AM
RHODE ISLAND
Greenville WALE - 990 AM

SOUTH CAROLINA
Anderson WAIM - 1230 AM

TENNESSEE
Alcoa WBCR - 1470 AM

TEXAS
Austin KWNX - 1260 AM

WISCONSIN
Ladysmith WLDY - 1340 AM
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blues90 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 12:04 PM
Response to Reply #559
659. I am listening now but
Alex has not mentioned Mike being on today , any other info ?
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 05:30 PM
Response to Reply #559
669. NEWS! NEWS! NEWS! NEWS! Mike WILL NEVER RETURN TO AAR!!!!!!
http://mikemalloy.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=42838

Quote:
Hey Bart, I'm listening to Mike talk to our Air America affiliate here in Sacramento...

He said that it WAS a financial decision...one of the big wigs wasn't seeing a big enough return on their investment apparantly and was looking to cut expense(maybe he shoulda tried Haliburton??)

Mike says that that Laura Flanders will be taking over his spot and since Flanders comes with her own sponsors, Air America doesn't have to pay her...as Mike said, it took them about 7 seconds to make the decisions to can Mike- who was the lowest paid in the bunch by the way...

He mentioned the lack of radio background that more than one of the CEO's have. Goldberg, who came from the record industry, screwed up things pretty bad, thus was given a nice golden parachute in Mike's words, and they brought in a guy who's from the freakin' cosmetics industry (oy, my head is starting to hurt)...

He was asked if there was a chance that his stance on certain political issues (Israel, 9/11) played a factor is his being fired. He didn't dismiss it, but I didn't get the feeling from him that that was a main reason...he said that it was important to discuss those issues especially cuz they're politically taboo - what a concept, eh?

He says there's no chance of him coming back to Air America- even if they begged him. They embarrased him, let him talk about his upcoming renewed contract and return to NYC, then finds out ON HIS WAY TO WORK that he's fired.

He was on our affiliate for an hour, took some calls, ranted a bit with our local hosts, and it felt like our own little personal Malloy show- as good a swan song as anyone could hope for, I guess...

Anyway, I just wanted to give you a head's up from what I heard this morning... I'm pissed off to be sure and sent a comment to AA saying so. Way to be an example of how a liberal/progressive radio network deals with employment/business issues- fire him on his way to work...assholes.

Cheers and best Bart,
xoox
Fran
Sacramento, CA
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 10:56 PM
Response to Reply #669
672. Never Say Never....let's show support..SIGN ON
I thought about that posting I found...and then I realized it could have been wrong to assume the post was telling the whole story....wait and see...keep up the support for Mike!
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-02-06 11:51 PM
Response to Reply #672
698. LOOK -> 16 min mpeg, Harrison radio show, Fri nite
Friday Sept 1 at MidNight PST

Mike Malloy called into Harrison On The Edge
at KTLK AM-1150 Los Angeles
http://www.progressivetalk1150.com/main2.html

Mike talked with Harrison and took several calls.

Click here, go to bottom of page for MP3.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/virfg6

Thanks to "CaseyBuck" at Mike Malloy's Message board who recorded the show segment, editted out the commercials and posted the result.
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Chimichurri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 08:40 AM
Response to Reply #698
702. Thank you! I've been looking for this.
Edited on Sun Sep-03-06 08:48 AM by Chimichurri
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mountainvue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 06:36 PM
Response to Reply #698
707. It's good to hear his voice. I hope he
resurfaces on the air soon.
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-05-06 04:18 PM
Response to Reply #672
729. RANDI RHODES goes to the Mic for Mike
Check out today's show, 1st hour.
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-05-06 09:42 PM
Response to Reply #729
733. Randi wants everyone to email and call ...SEE INFO HERE
MIKE MALLOY COMMENT INFO

Air America: 212-871-8290 (be calm, collected and polite)

AND EMAIL: comments@airamericaradio.com (why you feel they've made a mistake)

PETITION: http://www.petitiononline.com/Malloy/petition.html

10748 Total Signatures, as of this post.

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Chimichurri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 09:02 AM
Response to Reply #397
703. 8508 signatures as of 10:01am EST
This is amazing.
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LLee Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-05-06 11:02 AM
Response to Reply #397
722. 10016 Total Signatures
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 10:34 PM
Response to Reply #347
400. Done. There are now 561 signatures.
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 12:46 AM
Response to Reply #347
431. 816 now
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silverojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 02:16 AM
Response to Reply #347
443. I signed the petition
944 signatures now
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Chimichurri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 06:06 AM
Response to Reply #347
460. signed. Despite my anger, I left a calm message.
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scullygrrrl Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-02-06 03:28 PM
Response to Reply #460
688. My hat's off to you.
I DIDN'T leave a calm message. I told them to go Cheney themselves! I'm so SICK of Suits being in charge of what SHOULD be a valuable tool for fighting the corporate Right. Dump the Suit who came up with this ridiculous idea!

Laura Flanders is a good broadcaster and a good person, but she's NOT what we need in that time slot. Weekends are the right time for her. I will not listen to AAR, and will download Randi's and Thom Hartmann's shows. The rest I can live without, although I'll miss Ring of Fire.

Everyone call and e-mail! Let's force them to bring Mike back, with a SUBSTANTIAL raise in pay for all he's been through! I'll subscribe to AAR Premium if it will bring him back. Let's make it an offer they can't refuse. The old "carrot and stick" approach.

Better yet, let's have Mike on in the morning in Jerry Springer's slot! I know that would never happen (nor should it-morning drive is WAY too constrictive for MM), but I can dream, can't I?
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NastyDiaper Donating Member (806 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 07:51 AM
Response to Reply #347
465. /signed (1244 Total Signatures).
Edited on Thu Aug-31-06 07:53 AM by NastyDiaper
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 09:37 AM
Response to Reply #347
479. 1475 as of this post
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genieroze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 09:44 AM
Response to Reply #347
480. done 1507
Edited on Thu Aug-31-06 09:45 AM by genieroze
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colorado_ufo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 10:03 AM
Response to Reply #347
487. Done!
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MessiahRp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 10:04 AM
Response to Reply #347
488. Done.
Maybe they thought he was too vitriolic. Not sure. I signed the petition.

Rp
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 11:22 AM
Response to Reply #347
499. Done...up to 1797 now! n/t
PB
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coffeenap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 11:25 AM
Response to Reply #347
502. 1803.
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 12:22 PM
Response to Reply #347
512. Done n/t
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Woodstock Liberal Donating Member (36 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 01:41 PM
Response to Reply #347
528. DONE
Now at 2272
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GreenTea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 01:57 PM
Response to Reply #528
530. CALL ARR- (212) 871-8290
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Supply Side Jesus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 03:29 PM
Response to Reply #347
537. Unfucking believable.
Sick to my stomach
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MaryRN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 03:32 PM
Response to Reply #347
538. Done....up to 2560..please keep sending out. n/t
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 03:57 PM
Response to Reply #347
543. 2666......Quack! Quack!
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 05:47 PM
Response to Reply #543
582. 3083 Total Signatures..WOOF!
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MaryRN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 07:44 PM
Response to Reply #582
594. 3604 - 8:43 pm EST! n/t
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Cookie wookie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 04:32 PM
Response to Reply #347
553. Done!
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apnu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 08:22 PM
Response to Reply #347
599. Done #3794 now (nt)
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 09:04 PM
Response to Reply #347
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 11:30 PM
Response to Reply #347
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coffeenap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 08:42 AM
Response to Reply #347
649. 5068--has AAR seen this yet? nt
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 11:54 AM
Response to Reply #649
657. 5487 Total Signatures......alert all blogs...send out link
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 02:17 PM
Response to Reply #657
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 04:20 PM
Response to Reply #347
668. I was #6121. I hadn't looked here in days or I'd have been # 2. nt
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-02-06 02:03 AM
Response to Reply #347
680. done 7293 signatures
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democrat in Tallahassee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-02-06 10:46 AM
Response to Reply #347
686. Done - here is the letter I Sent AA management
Dear Air America Management;

I feel like a family member has just been shot in a drive-by shooting. The
firing of Mike Malloy has hit me like a ton of bricks. Ive been deeply
depressed all day long. On hearing the news I just killed the AirAmerica
stream I was listening to and dont know when Ill be able to turn it back
on. I feel betrayed, like my best friend just turned me over to HomeLand
Security for having liberal thoughts.

Ive listen to Mike for years and taken great mental solace from the rage
Mike expresses. His rage makes me know that I am not alone in thinking
something is very wrong in America. My wife and I are far from radical
leftist. Just a couple of professionals (a geologist and writer) making do
in the middle class who feel that something has gone terribly wrong in
America and that someone like Mike needs to say it.

The rumors of why Mike was fired (1. He is scaring advertizers away or 2. He
allowed a 911Truth speaker on who let some anti Zionist conversations creep
in) make me think all the rumors about a few powerful people and
organizations controlling what we all hear and see are true. Could Mike be
such a threat that he has to be silenced? It seems to by pulling him off the
air it just confirms our worst suspicions about overt control by Zionist and
corporate interests. I believe you have cut off your nose to spite your
face. You certainly have undermined my faith in the motives of AA.

It is a true shame because I was a Big believer in AA and was working here
in Tallahassee to try and bring an AA station to town. No longer.

Mike was a vital part of your network. Al does the informative interviews,
Randi is the drive time yacker, and Thom the thinker. Mike was the fire and
Brimstone. That fire and my fire for you network has been extinguished.

Shame on you Air America
JA, Tallahassee, FL
Premium Member and Contributor

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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-02-06 01:25 PM
Response to Reply #347
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-02-06 09:54 PM
Response to Reply #347
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 07:51 PM
Response to Reply #347
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-04-06 01:01 PM
Response to Reply #347
713. 9267 Total Signatures...Let's get this up to 10,000, before we lose it
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-04-06 07:47 PM
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Jersey Ginny Donating Member (549 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-04-06 09:08 PM
Response to Reply #347
718. 9610 signatures now n/t
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-04-06 11:51 PM
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Chimichurri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-05-06 06:50 AM
Response to Reply #347
721. 9884
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dogfacedboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-05-06 12:25 PM
Response to Reply #347
724. I was # 10108. n/t
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-05-06 03:12 PM
Response to Reply #724
725. 10268 Total Signatures..hey thanks!
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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:30 PM
Response to Original message
2. omg!!
Can anyone confirm this?
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:35 PM
Original message
Kathy is Mike's wife and producer. If she says it's so, it's true. n/t
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Patriot_for_Peace Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-06-06 10:51 AM
Response to Reply #2
734. "Air Israel" Is More Like It!
Damn those CENSORS!!!
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:31 PM
Response to Original message
3. Holy shit!
Thanks for updating us. This sucks. :(
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 02:52 PM
Response to Reply #3
664. Deleted message
Message removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:31 PM
Response to Original message
4. Terrible news! Mike's show was one of my favorites, truly!
What can we do to write Air America, to petition them to keep the show?

PB
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AJ9000 Donating Member (519 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 11:48 PM
Response to Reply #4
418. Air America was right to let him go
My intent here is not to upset everyone, nor to kick Mike Malloy while he's down. He really does seem like a nice guy, and I do like his personality. (Wish I could give it to Randi Rhodes.)

But what you have here is a case of "too much sizzle and not enough stake."

Mike is good about ranting and raving, and I realize that that is very cathartic for some people, but he is not very good at sorting through the facts, and he's not as knowledgeable as he should be. (As one concrete example, I remember once he was talking about possible impeachment of the president and how it might happen, and Malloy didn't even know that this would begin the House Judiciary Committee.)

I truly am sad for him, and I wish him all the best. But if they end up replacing him with someone more skilled, then Air America has made the right decision.
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silverojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 02:18 AM
Response to Reply #418
444. Malloy "not knowledgeable"?!?
<<Mike is good about ranting and raving, and I realize that that is very cathartic for some people, but he is not very good at sorting through the facts, and he's not as knowledgeable as he should be.>>

You haven't listened to Al Franken lately, have you? He always just sits there like a retard when he ought to be arguing GOP talking points. Without his "Team Franken" (who helped him research for his books), he's a complete dullard.
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Chimichurri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 06:10 AM
Response to Reply #418
462. Mike always bring the latest info. Ed Shultz on the other hand -
Edited on Thu Aug-31-06 06:11 AM by Chimichurri
he's the clueless one. And what about that Jerry Springer? He is even more clueless then Shultz.

Mike was chock full of the latest news. He never missed a thing. Apparently you've never listened or else you'd have known that.
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-02-06 05:04 PM
Response to Reply #462
693. agreed
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MandateThis Donating Member (40 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 04:07 AM
Response to Reply #462
700. Turned into a Dem to date his wife....
he spends half his time talking about sports, hunting, etc. And that's fine. But this country's marching into fascisim, I don't have time to waste listening to what a great specimin of a deer he just bagged.
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columbusdem Donating Member (95 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 07:33 AM
Response to Reply #418
464. I liked the way he went after religious wingnuts, but...
Some of his conspiracy theories make him sound like the Art Bell/George Norry of the left.
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whiterabbit76 Donating Member (60 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 11:27 AM
Response to Reply #418
503. WTF
You have a very strange sense of what "knowledgeable" is. Mike was always the first to say when he was wrong and was always willing to correct himself if he made an incorrect or erroneous statement. Mike will be missed by many and AAR will certainly lose a great deal of support because of this.
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phair Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 04:10 PM
Response to Reply #418
547. Energy more importantly correct
No one gets the facts straight all the time as the facts seem to change and are so hard to ascertain with a propaganda press. Right now, energizing opposition is more important. There are, as you point out, others who work on trying to figure out what the facts are. And we can even get the facts or the alternative facts in many other places on the internet. Mike was a place to air them out and rant about them.
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:32 PM
Response to Original message
6. if this is true
than I say SCREW YOU AIRAMERICA! :grr:
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nolabels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:41 PM
Response to Reply #6
33. We still have Ed Schultz to listen to !
This was a shot at a little dark humor, hope it didn't hurt too much :banghead:
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merwin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:00 PM
Response to Reply #33
77. Schultz isn't AAR... although he is carried on some stations that carry
primarily AAR content.
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nolabels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:25 PM
Response to Reply #77
114. I don't have satellite yet but will get it when Mike goes there
My local AAR bumps Randi with Ed. Randi comes out three hours later on tape delay when I can't hear it at work. Mike was coming on at 10:00 pm but got cut back to just one hour after midnight.

The corporate spin-doctors have some kind of lever with the advertisers at AAR and are trying to marginalize and splinter the rest of us. All is okay with whatever but just be aware how successful AAR had become in so short of a time. I am just going to be turning on more Pacific Radio while I wait for things go change, but I do have to admit the idea of satellite is looking better everyday

http://www.kpfk.org/
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rrasile Donating Member (214 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:33 PM
Response to Reply #114
133. no air america
I've fought weak stations and most of the time I listen to streaming audio on my PC. Try it, I also heard that you can use a cell phone also.
F*** those local stations, use your PC.
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bbgrunt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 06:18 PM
Response to Reply #114
309. he is not on XM. He was supposed to be filling in for
Randi, and instead we got Tom Hartman today. I don't know if he will be on another station eventually......but I am heartsick.
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:30 PM
Original message
I'll listen to KGO San Francisco archives instead
and FYI Taliaferro has been on KGO for 30 years. So much for short contracts!

LINK to KGO Archives: http://www.kgoam810.com/Article.asp?PT=Archive&id=49920

The archives remain for 24 hours anyway.

We still have Truth Seekers Bernie Ward and Ray Taliaferro thank God!


:kick:
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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:48 PM
Response to Original message
167. Bernie Ward -- The Lion of the Left
Hear about it here:

Bernie Ward - The Lion of the Left
(mp3 file - Click to stream, or Right-click and "Save as...")
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:54 PM
Original message
thanks!
I'll check it out.

Do you like Bernie Ward and/or Ray Taliaferro?

:dem:
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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:56 PM
Response to Original message
232. You bet.
Hour after hour of fire-breathing liberals.

Mike Malloy :cry:
Bernie Ward
Ray Taliaferro

Rarely get to listen to all of it. But I'm a regular listener to all three.

Mike, Bernie, and Ray are treasures.
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darkstar7646 Donating Member (45 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-05-06 04:30 PM
Response to Reply #167
731. Oh yeah...
And then stick around for Ray Taliaferro.

I have to wonder when the suits are going to come after those two for "un-American activities"...
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oc2002 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:54 PM
Response to Reply #33
229. I can not stand Schultz, he is an idiot.
and a DLCer boot licker.
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MandateThis Donating Member (40 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 04:10 AM
Response to Reply #229
701. you know the right employs people to act as moderate dems...
he's as milk toast as springer and franken
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:22 PM
Response to Reply #33
248. Ed Shultz is a Globalist/Centrist Traitor who talks out of his *ss
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:38 PM
Response to Reply #33
255. Yeah, Ed the liar (Murtha, remember?)
Schultz fucking SUCKS!

(Good thing I noticed you were kidding, lol!)

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howmad1 Donating Member (959 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 06:30 PM
Response to Reply #33
319. Ed Schultz?
That egotistical bag of hot air can never replace Mike Molloy. I expect Randi will be next. Good bye to AA and their dumb commercials, hello to NPR (once again).

Shit, maybe O'Reilly was right. :mad:
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Wells Donating Member (672 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 01:33 AM
Response to Reply #319
438. Ed Schultz, probably the most effective host....
I don't care who gets canned, Randi Rhodes, Sam Seder, Ed Schultz, Malloy. Radio Air America hosts have one responsibility, to reach those listeners who base their belief on rightwing lies. Mike just went too freakin ballistic too often, never really winning converts doing so, hardly doing so even when his argument was reasonable. Rightwingers tune out hosts who speak as unprofessionally, as unconvincingly as Mike did. It's probably best for Mike to take a break and reassess.

I've always figured Ed Schultz converted more republicans than any other host. He doesn't talk down to the listener near as much as the others.
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 04:25 AM
Response to Reply #438
451. I thing you're half right
About six months after moving to the Twin Cities, I thought "Hey, I wonder if there's an AAR station here", and found AAR. I started out listening to Ed Schultz on my way to work. I didn't listen to Mike on the way home at first; I was kinda suprised by the ranting. After about a month, I was listening every night.

Eventually I broke down and bought a $20 set of AM/FM headphones so I could listen at work, and now listen nearly eleven hours a day, from the last hour of Ed, 1st three hours of of Randi, the local Minnesota Matters show, The Majority Report, and end the day with Mike Malloy from 12-3am. For me, "End your day screaming... with Mike Malloy!" tagline was literally true.

I really like how Mike got very passionate about the topics of the day. I don't usually agree with how he handles the right-wingnuts that call in, but that is a rare occurance. Mike hammers home what "killed in Iraq" means when he uses such terms as "red mist". It is something we conveniently gloss over mentally. And when Mike read "1984"... God, he did that so well I actually forgot to keep working a couple of times.

Perhaps we can call Ed the 'gateway' personality for converting people back to the left. He is not a 'Volvo-driving, sushi-eating, tax-and-spend pacifist' (or however that phrase goes) frothing liberal.

And remember, Ed is on Armed Forces Radio, where he counters Rush. This is a vitally important mission. I wish Mike (or Randi; she's ex-USAF) could do it, but I doubt the Pentagon brass could keep their blood pressure down!
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rrasile Donating Member (214 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 07:30 PM
Response to Reply #451
593. Schultz
I hope you people just haven't listened to Big Ed long enough. For your own good I'm going to give you another chance to listen and learn for yourself. We don't force anything on our people.
If you don't learn, then like we say in Steeler Country " FUCK YOUR ASS".
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alpharaptor Donating Member (6 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-02-06 10:10 AM
Response to Reply #451
684. Ed
Ed Schultz's voice and tone of his show sound a lot like Limbaugh's. I used to love switching the radio dials of Rush-listening co workers to Ed just to watch what happened. Probably 50% of them would look like they had a light go on...wow Rush is really making sense...before realizing it wasn't Rush. But a good number of them then realized Rush was pedaling lies and Bush propaganda and became regular Ed listeners.

I had to stop listening to Ed when he started pimping Lieberman and then whined like a stuck pigman after Lamont won the election. Add to this his apologizing for Israel's murderous rampages thru Lebanon and Gaza (which thanks to Mike Malloy and Peter Werbe we later found out to be the work of the Cheney cabal) Sorry Ed, ya lost me.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-02-06 03:42 PM
Response to Reply #438
689. Deleted message
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 10:02 PM
Response to Reply #33
388. The hate is too strong
Nice try at a joke - lol
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MaryRN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 03:33 PM
Response to Reply #388
539. Hatred for evil and lies is never too strong. n/t
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 06:42 PM
Response to Reply #539
591. Even our liberals are to be hated and called evil
...if they are not "liberal enough" for those here on DU.

I'm not sure whether to laugh cynically or roll my eyes.
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flyarm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 10:12 PM
Response to Reply #33
631. ED IS A SELF PROFESSED REPUBLICAN..
HE IS A WATERED DOWN NEO CON!

fly
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:32 PM
Response to Original message
7. Holy crap!!
Edited on Wed Aug-30-06 01:47 PM by Spazito
I hope there is going to be a massive e-mail protest to AAR, I sure would be willing to send one! Does anyone know the e-mail addy to AAR headquarters?

Edited to add: I will not be listening to AAR if mike is not part of their line-up, I love Randi but not enough to tune in to an outlet that is destroying itself from within.
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beltanefauve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:32 PM
Original message
Oh shit!
Keep us posted as this develops!
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:32 PM
Response to Original message
8. Please RECOMMEND this thread, folks- I hope it's a joke or prank but...
...if it's not it needs to receive the widest viewing that DU readers can help it with.

PB
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:32 PM
Response to Original message
9. He just subbed for Randi yesterday, didn't he?
I suppose they sprung it on him because they were worried about what he'd say on air?

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maddogesq Donating Member (915 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 08:31 PM
Response to Reply #9
361. He was on a major rant last night about Katrina, but...
I have heard those rants from him before. What gives?

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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 11:26 PM
Response to Reply #361
413. FCC fines, we think over here in our camp
Caller said f*ck...even on the 7 second delay...NY didn't studio catch it in time. I heard there was a $500,000 fine due to Mike Show.

Completely NOT Mike's fault...but the FCC doesn't give a damn. They either get the money of AAR has to fire the host. One or the other. $$$$ or HOST
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 04:27 AM
Response to Reply #413
452. Never made it to air in Minnesota
Of course, we're on a 3-hour delay. But Mike said it didn't make the airwaves, just the internet, satellite radio, and the people on hold.
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 09:53 AM
Response to Reply #413
485. IF bUSH CAN GIVE THE FINGER TO THE PRESS
(WITHOUT ANY FINES) BOTH LITERALLY AND FIGURATIVELY

WHY CAN'T WE SAY FUCK?
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Totally Committed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:32 PM
Response to Original message
10. Wow... that is very sad to hear.
What the hell is going on over at AAR anyway?

TC
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:32 PM
Response to Original message
11. Sorry to hear
I hope we can still hear him on other stations.
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:33 PM
Response to Original message
12. Goddamnit. Kathy, I am so pissed right now. Unbelievable.
I'm speechless. :grr: Please keep us updated.

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rniel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:28 PM
Response to Reply #12
119. Let me just say
fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:33 PM
Response to Original message
13. Oh no can't have the truth coming out now can we?
The REAL truth

Who's really running Air America?
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mirandapriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 05:11 PM
Response to Reply #13
279. Do you think this is because he talked about 9-11?eom
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phair Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 04:21 PM
Response to Reply #279
550. YES, and talked to ALEX JONES
Alex Jones was right. He predicted that AAR were gatekeepers and anyone truly controversial would be let go. Alex should get Mike to do a show for his network.
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Mr Rabble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:34 PM
Response to Original message
14. Kick! Hope this is a hoax.
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PoiBoy Donating Member (842 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:34 PM
Response to Original message
15. WTF??
..stunned speechless...

Thank you, Mike and Kathy for all you do...
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keepCAblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:35 PM
Original message
I'm so pissed at AAR
I love Malloy's show. Financial decision? WTF?
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:35 PM
Original message
What the hell???
Can't we do something, Mike can't go.
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bedazzled Donating Member (584 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:35 PM
Response to Original message
16. what a SCANDAL! you guys are the best of air america
they'll be hearing from me, definitely. i can't believe they'll keep al franken (i turn air america off every day at lunchtime) and not keep you guys.

mike makes me cry. he has the sensitivity and the guts to say what needs to be said. thank you for all your efforts, and i hope you guys will be okay....



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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:35 PM
Response to Original message
17. You touched that third rail: 9/11..Can't have Mike around for MIHOP II
Edited on Wed Aug-30-06 01:35 PM by Junkdrawer
can we? :shrug:
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:49 PM
Response to Reply #17
55. my first thought, too.
when they don't let you back on the air to say goodbye, you know they are scared to give you a microphone.
fuck.
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:31 PM
Response to Reply #55
251. Jay Marvin was bitching about "some AAR hosts I won't name"
that they would countenance discussion of the 9/11 topic. He of course has banned it, along with suggestions that the media "conspired" to promote Republican causes. Jeez, did he not notice the NYT holding back storires till after elections TWICE THAT THEY HAVE ADMITTED

Jay's been on this kick for a week at least.
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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 06:04 PM
Response to Reply #251
299. Oh yes, heaven forbid, that shameful FREE SPEECH
Discussing a dangerous theory-- oh my god and heavens to betsy-- speaking freely on an uncomfortable topic-- oh no, say it isn't so !!
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 09:50 AM
Response to Reply #251
483. wHO IS JAY MARVIN?
NEVRE HEARD OF HIM
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:01 PM
Response to Reply #17
79. Bingo!
Dumbasses...
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:17 PM
Response to Reply #17
106. I bet this is why. And AAR just tanked in my estimation.
But no doubt they want to be "respectable" (kiss of death IMO).

Keep doing the show and sell them on itunes. I am not kidding.
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Mr_Jefferson_24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 11:00 PM
Response to Reply #17
405. There are very powerful people in this country...
...who don't want 9-11 conspiracy discussed much less taken seriously by a well known, respected radio personality.

I think if he were dismissive of MIHOP and LIHOP he'd still have a job.
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:36 PM
Response to Original message
18. Was he fired for cause or just because of ratings?
Maybe bushco has gotten control of AirAmerikkka
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seriousstan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:37 PM
Response to Reply #18
144. I believe in the radio business you are not "fired", you are just not
"picked up".

Now you may continue with your tinfoil hot making. :tinfoilhat:

ROVE ROVE ROVE HES EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!!
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:18 PM
Response to Reply #144
207. Well, you CAN be fired, like those guys who did that "sex in St. Patricks"
stunt. But usually, if you are fired, it's for one too many 'fucks' on the air, refusal to abide by contract terms, or a morals clause.

Not getting picked up usually relates to no advertisers wanting to push their product on your show, or shitty ratings, or both.
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:26 PM
Response to Reply #144
213. The more I have been reading lately....
the less I think it's Rove and the more I think it's AIPAC.
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:42 PM
Response to Reply #144
262. I work in broadcasting and have worked in radio.
Your statement is not correct. You can, in fact, be fired from either medium.

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seriousstan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:54 PM
Response to Reply #262
268. I understand that you CAN get fired, but I thought if your contract wasn't
renewed it was not the same. I thought this was contract renewal time at AAR after hearing that Randi had gotten her's re-upped.
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 05:01 PM
Response to Reply #268
272. Ahhh, gotcha, and you're correct in that regard.
NT!

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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 04:31 AM
Response to Reply #268
453. Mike has said his contract was renewed and waiting for finalization n/t
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TheWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 03:43 AM
Response to Reply #144
450. Self Delete
Edited on Thu Aug-31-06 03:44 AM by TheWatcher
You're not worth wasting the response.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 07:57 AM
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Nite Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:37 PM
Response to Original message
19. Sorry Kathy
Mike is the only reason I got XM in the car! I don't know what to say, it's the best show on the air.
Love to both of you.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:37 PM
Response to Original message
20. we have to do something we have to keep Mike and Kathy
god, this is terrible news.
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Chimichurri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:53 PM
Response to Reply #20
66. 1.866.303.2270 AAR number if anyone is interested in calling
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demswinin08 Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:37 PM
Response to Reply #66
215. Don't bother, this is the On-Air line...
...and the call screener doesn't know anything about Mike's status.
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:37 PM
Response to Original message
21. say it aint so :-(
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bear425 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:38 PM
Response to Original message
22. Well, so much for Truthseeking.
It was good while it lasted. Who were we to think that there was any hope to enlighten people. Thanks a lot AAR.

So sad :cry:
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ItsTheMediaStupid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:38 PM
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23. WTF??
I guess he's not cute and lovable like "the media doesn't lie, it's just lazy" Franken.
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:39 PM
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24. Crap! Kicked and Nominated n/t
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:39 PM
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25. Hartmann just said he's filling in for Randi today
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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:40 PM
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26. This really pisses me off.
I'm getting fed up with AAR.

Mike is the best.
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clmbohdem Donating Member (296 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:40 PM
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:40 PM
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27. I love Mike Malloy but his show is delayed by HOURS here (Seattle)
and I have to admit, I don't listen as often as I should have. Part of this is from their scheduling issues. They don't put him on at a convenient time.
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:50 PM
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57. I listened to him very late at night--Rocky Mountain time.
Sometimes I wake up in the wee hours and listen to the radio while I go back to sleep. I listened to Mike read most of Orwell's 1984 that way, and I wished he'd find some more fitting literature to read. He's extremely good at it.
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:38 PM
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147. I would often wake up at 1 a.m. from a sometimes deep and troubled
sleep and listen to him, unable to return to sleep because his content was so compelling (by contrast with milqutoast Ed Schultz and Al Franken).
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LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:54 PM
Response to Reply #27
70. In LA they moved his show to midnight and
only played two hours of it. During basketball season, they pre-empted it constantly for Clippers games. How the hell could Mike generate ratings with that kind of inconsistency? AAR has never gone to bat for him. This blows.
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:38 PM
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145. and recently - after the got rid of Maron and
put that idiot harrison on instead - we have only had ONE hour - the last hour - of Mike. The last couple of months I have been going 2 White Rose Society the next morning 2 listen 2 Mike.

This blows big time.

Who the hell is running AAR now? Because the programming has suffered greatly in the last 9 months. Did we ever find out if Sam was staying on air?
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LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 10:52 PM
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403. One stinking hour? I haven't been listening because
of the late hour and because the last few times I tuned in, the station just cut power and went to static in the middle of his show.
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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:04 PM
Response to Reply #27
87. Not only delayed, but...
...broadcast at a time of night where, if you live anywhere outside Seattle city limits, the signal is drowned out by a San Diego sports-talk station transmitting out of Tijuana (and thus able to circumvent U.S. power transmission requirements, so its signal can be heard over a thousand miles away).

I've rarely listened to Malloy or the last couple of hours of Randi Rhodes, as they keep fading out and being replaced by a couple of guys going on and on about the state of the Padres' bullpen, interspersed with ads from auto dealers in Escondido. :eyes:

Personally, I'd wonder if he might get snapped up by the Jones Radio Network, which is slowly building a stable of good progressive hosts (Stephanie Miller, Ed Schultz). Seriously, why should there only be room for one radio network with a liberal slant?

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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:09 PM
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92. Your post made me laugh
try getting radio in the San Juan islands. You get a ton of those California baseball shows, plus stuff out of Portland! Worse, the Giants' station re-broadcasts entire games. You can't get Seattle radio at night. Even better, you get a number of Canadian stations and lots of hockey talk.

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PATRICK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:34 PM
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137. I mostly listen in drive time hours
Edited on Wed Aug-30-06 02:35 PM by PATRICK
and the span of any time during the day that listen I hear Lionel, Randi, Rachel, Flanders(drive time), Stephanie, Franken, Ed(Mother Jones network). All others are a rarity no matter when I drive or in what states. I have heard Mike less than Ring of Fire which I have picked up substantially only a couple of times. Loyalty does not matter as much as opportunity and even if a station has to 24 hours maybe it is better to do it with repeats in the dead zones than bury a talent all the time.

Then one wonders, looking at past changes and the fact that the network is still a commercial enterprise, whether they are trimming their edges in the area of tone and ideology. If this was a matter of getting bumped for hard news alternative it would be easier to take(not being done), but we are talking about cutting off the few enough voices of reason people are left with on the radio.
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:40 PM
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28. What should we do?
I'm ready to go!

--IMM
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Mandate My Ass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:40 PM
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29. OMG, no! It's been so cool having him fill in for Randi this week.
This is terrible news. Best to you and Mike. Please keep us posted. x(
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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:40 PM
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30. NOOO!!!!
WTF????????????

:nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke:
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FogerRox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:40 PM
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31. Thianks Kathy.. when Mike was taken off WLIB I emailed
AAR, they sent a form letter. Didnt Mike say he was coming back to the NY Market on Sept. 1st when AAR switches to 1600am....

May this be a hoax, please. Mike and Randi are my AAR favs.
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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:53 PM
Response to Reply #31
175. The original poster is Mike's wife and producer, Kathy Bay.
Please read the original post before commenting.
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FogerRox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 11:38 PM
Response to Reply #175
414. Excuse me.. who are you ?
I did read the OP, I know who Kathy is, and have spoken to her on the phone more than once, 1st time when Kip Humphrey and I were both on the show ..... back in the 51capitalmarch days.


Consider that you dont understand my comments and that Kathy would.






And then consider that you dont appear to be a mod, but yet you feel the need to hand out orders to other DUers. Like me.... so.... you will understand if I tell you to take your authoritative tone and fold it 5 times and put it where the moon doesnt shine.
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Karla Marx Donating Member (85 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:41 PM
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32. NO!
Mike's Web site confirmed it. Arg! And he was great yesterday. They are going to destroy AAR. Hartman is boring.
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:41 PM
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34. Oh man, I'm so sorry to hear this!
Mike's intelligent and very informative, and he his reading of 1984 was nothing short of classic.

I will *never* forget it. He's absolutely great at reading literature on-air, and I was hoping he'd do it more often.

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sagesnow Donating Member (311 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:41 PM
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35. WTF is up?
If this is true, I predict that Firing Malloy will be the end of Air America. I won't tune in again if so.
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sagesnow Donating Member (311 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:43 PM
Response to Reply #35
40. Be sure to cancel your Air America Premium membership if..
this is true.
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:48 PM
Response to Reply #40
50. indeed!
I've got a "financial decision" for AAR RIGHT HERE!!! :grr:
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phair Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 04:23 PM
Response to Reply #40
551. Yes! Send them off of the airwaves!
SO that a REAL progressive station can start up that's not afraid to really challenge the establishment.
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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:42 PM
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36. Goddammit
:cry:
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:46 PM
Response to Reply #36
48. oh Greeby I am so upset
:cry:
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NEOBuckeye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:42 PM
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No Hoax -- www.mikemalloy.com
http://www.mikemalloy.com /

WEDNESDAY Aug. 30 2006

MIKE MALLOY FIRED BY AIR AMERICA RADIO

There will be no Mike Malloy program today - or any day - on Air America Radio as we have been terminated. We are as shocked as you are. We are told its a financial decision.

More details to follow as we hear them ourselves.
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wildflower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:42 PM
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37. But Mike said you all had just signed a new contract
Aren't they bound by the contract?

(At least, that's what I thought I heard.)

I'm so sorry.

wildflower
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BobFly5 Donating Member (25 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 02:29 AM
Response to Reply #37
447. What the hell am i supposed to listen to in the middle of the night
I swear to god it better not be a Franken rerun
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plasticsundance Donating Member (786 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 08:33 AM
Response to Reply #447
471. Worse than that ... Jerry Springer rerun
With his sycophant crap like, "I know Bush means well ... a very nice guy and all ... but ...

You see, the right wing hate talk radio that pollutes the airwaves with its xenophobic blustering and allergic reaction to any thing intellectual has a pass ... always. But ... if you're on the left ... you must temper yourself and be respectable.

In the right wing radio biz, if you come into an interview with "I'm an asshole" written on your forehead, you can bypass the interview and head right to the studio. This will then attract CNN, MSNBC, and FAUXNews without a doubt. "Would you like to spew over our channel? We like the idea that you follow the crap is king motto."

Speaking of crap, didn't Bush-the-Idiot-King nominate himself King.


As for Jerry, he's looking to public office, and I'm afraid once/if elected to office he'd be just short of a Lieberman.
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LLee Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-04-06 05:07 PM
Response to Reply #447
716. Ray Taliaferro 1am to 5am PST M-F
KGO.com or if you live on the west coast from MX to some parts of Canada 810am. Ray, like Mike expresses that rage we need to hear.

Bernie Ward is good too 10pm to 1am PST

Frankin is too self serving and a phony.
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:43 PM
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38. Dammit!
Kathy, I and my family will listen to Mike however, whenever, and wherever we have to. Keep us all updated, please. My best to you all during this kick in the rear.
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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:43 PM
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39. What about the new contract?
If they signed a contract they should be forced to pay off that contract.
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:47 PM
Response to Reply #39
49. That's What I Want to Know As Well (nt)
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benny05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 07:00 PM
Response to Reply #39
331. Obviously not a signed contract
If it's as Kathy Malloy wrote, "on its way."

There are some dynamics we don't understand, not to mention AAL has struggled for a long time financially. Why they terminated him and not others, one cannot say at this point. But I'm confident that Malloy will be picked up by some one else as obviously he has lots of listeners, as witnessed by the outpour on this thread.

I would be more interested in seeing Nielsen ratings or a radio ratings company who would be willing to publish a little data for free on Malloy's program.

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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:43 PM
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41. I saw this on the AAR site
http://www.mikemalloy.com /

MIKE MALLOY FIRED BY AIR AMERICA RADIO

There will be no Mike Malloy program today - or any day - on Air America Radio as we have been terminated. We are as shocked as you are. We are told its a financial decision.

More details to follow as we hear them ourselves.


WHAT FINANCIAL DECISION, COME ON CAN'T WE DO SOMETHING, WILL HE BE PICKED UP BY SOME OTHER STATION.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:07 PM
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91. FINANCIAL DECISION THIS AAR!!!
They'll think they have made a financial decision if their listeners rebel! Dumbasses.


I'd be interested to know if they had a contract. This seems awfully sudden...
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 08:40 PM
Response to Reply #41
363. Could they be getting squeezed by FCC for language /fines?
Wondered how long it would take- neocon puppets at the tops of most agencies and all....

The Iron Curtian did not fall in the 80s. They just boxed it up and shipped it over here for re-assembly.
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wordpix2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-02-06 03:55 PM
Response to Reply #363
690. very good point---that's what I'm thinking, too. Next to go: Randi and Al
Franken? :shrug:
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:43 PM
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42. Come back to Chicago
Our wingnuts are on the run, and there will be a loyal audience.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:33 PM
Response to Reply #42
135. wouldn`t that be nice
i really miss the old wls line-up before the mouse took over...what was it...mike then jay?
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:44 PM
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43. Thom Hartmann just said he was filling in for Randi today
and he sounded as if he had just found out.

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The Witch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:20 PM
Response to Reply #43
111. What did Mike say yesterday on Randi that got him in trouble?
I know he said Chucklenuts & Rat Bastards in the afternoon, but does that get him terminated?
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nolabels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:16 PM
Response to Reply #111
202. I was wondering what was going on at the time too
the local station went dead for a few seconds then after that Mike asks the board op if those other words were okay.

Who knows, but just like Howard Stern, people might be willing to pay for satellite to hear Mike again
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The Witch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:23 PM
Response to Reply #202
210. OH! So he DID say something!!!!
Post this info in its own thread, it is the first glimmer of light.

This would justify firing according to the professional conduct rules at AAR or something.
If we could confirm this it would be an explanation I could find justifiable....

disappointing, but justifiable.
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Stardust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 02:00 AM
Response to Reply #202
441. I would definitely pay to hear Mike -- I already do. Have I told you
tonight how much I hate these people? I feel like I've been kicked in the gut. I can imagine how Mike and Kathy feel. Do you think maybe M&K wanted too much for a new contract? Just speculating. IMO, they are worth every penny they ask for and then some. I'd love to see Mike and Kathy move to a venue where sponsors had no power. Who wants to buy their stinkin products anyway. But I'll pay me some good money to listen to my idol, Mike Malloy.

A broken-hearted truthseeker, I.
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:26 PM
Response to Reply #111
250. "Chucklenuts & Rat Bastards"??? That wouldn't be cause...
MIKE ALWAYS says that on the air...WTF???
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JPZenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 09:52 AM
Response to Reply #43
484. Lockdown of Information on Air America Schedule
Edited on Thu Aug-31-06 09:53 AM by JPZenger
Sam Seder said that last night that he was not supposed to talk about Malloy's firing - and then he did, lambasting the decision. Rachel Maddow this morning talked about how she is happy to be moving to 6 to 8 pm. but that the network won't let her reveal anything else about the schedule, including who will replace her in the mornings.

Tom Hartman was filling in for Randi Rhodes yesterday. When someone brought up the schedule, he interrupted the person and quickly said "We don't talk about program scheduling on the air" - he sounded like he was ordered to quickly shut down any discussion of the topic.

I haven't heard Sam Seder talk recently about his own future on the network. Last week, he said that if he left the air, it won't be his choice.
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Chimichurri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:44 PM
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44. This it terrible!! Mike's my favorite!!!
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:45 PM
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45. Well, to hell with AAR then -- I'm switching back to WORT
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dpbrown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:45 PM
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46. AAR is going down the toilet with DLC "mainstreaming"

I signed a petition to try and save "The Majority Report" a few days ago, too.

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oc2002 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:52 PM
Response to Reply #46
226. If AAR is just DLC, they can go to hell together.

From the begining, I knew that AAR would be sabitoged by 'centrist' and DLC democrats that want only the 'corporate' lite agenda so they can whore themselves better.

this truely sucks. and a sad day that this is more about AAR sucking ass than getting rid of Mike Malloy.
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 09:22 PM
Response to Reply #226
375. Hear, hear!
I agree with you.
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phair Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 04:16 PM
Response to Reply #226
548. It is what it is
Now AAR can truly be a representative of our democrats in Congress. They don't speak for the people.
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:46 PM
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47. WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

You two are my absolute HEROES!!!! Of all the bad news to come to my ears this year, this is the worst :(

Please please please somebody get Kathy and Mike back on the air!!!

I'll be starting with a letter to Air America... I just became a premium member last week SPECIFICALLY because of Mike's show
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:49 PM
Response to Reply #47
52. AAR is going to lose alot of money
geez, firing Mike I am sending AAR a e-mail, is it because he tells the truth.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:49 PM
Response to Reply #47
54. AAR is going to lose alot of money
geez, firing Mike I am sending AAR a e-mail, is it because he tells the truth.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:53 PM
Response to Reply #54
68. send them an e mail please
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merwin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:20 PM
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110. I left a note in 'Show Feedback: General Comment About Programming'
'I just got word from Mike Malloy's producer that they were being fired from AAR, and that their program was not on the coming lineup.

I just wanted to tell you that if The Mike Malloy Show leaves AAR, then so do I.

There are an unbelieveable amount of people who listen to AAR primarily because of Malloy, myself included.'
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howmad1 Donating Member (959 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 06:58 PM
Response to Reply #110
330. Let AAR know you will no longer support their advertisers.
That should get their attention. I just sent an email to AAR telling them that I will no longer listen to them or support their advertisers. (Winners like Ovaltine, Hoodia, Salon Pause Patch, Mahatma rice, etc. etc. etc. Dumbest shit I ever heard of). Be sure to mention local advertisers as well.
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silverojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 02:26 AM
Response to Reply #330
445. I just did!
Here's what I sent them:

Mike Malloy was the only host with a spine, whom AAR had. If Mike's gone, then so am I--there's no more reason for me to listen to AAR. I'm telling our local AAR advertisers the same thing, so they'll know that people are tuning out. Maybe if we start hitting you people in the wallet where it counts, you'll get a clue about what your (former) listeners want to hear.
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phair Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 04:19 PM
Response to Reply #330
549. AAR going bye bye
Folks. AAR isn't just going to lose a lot of money. If rumors are true of Randi going and Majority report going, AAR is being flushed down and out. If they survive, there will be nothing but distracting mindless pap going into the next election. I'd rather they be off air altogether to make way for a new, real opposition radio.
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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 07:40 PM
Response to Reply #110
342. It's not hard to do
I did it--left AirAmerica--when they took Mike off WLIB about eight months ago.

It was a "financial reason" back then, too. They put the Satellite Sisters on because SS just paid for the time slot.

I really liked listening to Mike on the way home from my night classes. He just hit the spot with voicing my outrage. I would listen all the way home, about a 30-40" trip, and then I would arrive at home and listen to the rest of the program online. The evening came to an end with listening to Mike read Orwell.

Mike's loss will be tough. Some of us really need him, especially college teacher types, who tend to intellectualize everything. Listening to Mike helped me voice that outrage that is there but that I sometimes find so difficult to express.

This is a big loss for all of us, but in this post I wanted to point out how that loss will be experienced on a personal level.

After Mike was taken off the air, my evening trips home were lackluster and uninteresting. Where late evening had once been special, it was now just another trip home from the job.




Cher



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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:38 PM
Response to Reply #68
216. maybe someone got to AAR....
and put some pressure on them to get rid of Malloy. That is a possibility. They could have been threatened or bribed....you know, the usual, everyday business tactics under this regime.

Just makes me sick.

I loved Malloy's anger and TRUTH.

shit fuck piss.
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gorbal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 06:39 PM
Response to Reply #68
323. They aren't letting us comment anymore
They are saying the discussion is closed :(
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ekwhite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 09:34 PM
Response to Reply #68
378. They have closed the comments thread

Reply
This discussion is closed: you can't post new comments.


THE BAST*RDS!
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 09:57 AM
Response to Reply #378
486. IT MUST HAVE BEEN ON OVERLOAD
I justposted a comment without any problem at all
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MaryRN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 03:46 PM
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541. It's open again. n/t
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clbuck Donating Member (699 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:54 PM
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71. This may not be as bad news as you think
Who knows, maybe Jones Radio Network may hire Malloy? They seem to be better run than AAR, anyways.

At least now, Mike has proven himself on national radio for 2 years.

As for AAR, goodbye. Mike was the only show I listened to regularly. :mad: :grr: :nuke:
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:56 PM
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74. he was the only one I listened to AT ALL
I got hooked on Mike when he was working for IE America, and literally did a happy dance when I heard that AAR had hired him

*sigh*
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Chimichurri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:58 PM
Response to Reply #71
182. Never heard of Jones. Honestly I thought AAR was the only
liberal game in town.

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silverojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 02:26 AM
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446. Jones radio network carries Ed Schultz' show n/t
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LoKnLoD Donating Member (923 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:44 PM
Response to Reply #47
158. Me too
I joined premium 2 months ago specifically to download Mike's show and listen to them on my Ipod at work.

:grr:
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AbbyR Donating Member (734 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 06:47 PM
Response to Reply #158
328. I can't get Air America except download to iPod
and I paid for a premium membership so I could get Mike. Oh well, there goes my money.
Sorry, Air America, you goofed.
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:48 PM
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51. WHAT THE FUCK???????
CHRIST what fucking IDIOTS!
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:49 PM
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53. AAR Has Some Really Stupid People
working for them.
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:49 PM
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56. Damn! Recommended: #38
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ramapo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:50 PM
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58. Unbelievable
Air America has been such a disappointment. It seems they keep doing one stupid thing after another.
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Rosco T. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:50 PM
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59. What happened to the new contract?? n/m
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Systematic Chaos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:50 PM
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60. Oh my GOD no fucking way!
Well there went my good mood. Nice for the whole two hours it lasted.
Mike, Kathy, if you're still reading this thread then I want you both to know that NOBODY out there could compare to the passion and intensity of the Mike Malloy show. NADA, ZIP, ZILCH!!
If this is AirAmerica's idea of a "financial decision", then fuck them. I'll never listen to them again.
First Sam Seder and now this?
As I've heard Mike say countless times, "those rotten sons of BITCHES!!"
FUCK I'm pissed.

You don't know me from Adam. I never even called in to the show though there were many times I wanted to. But I love you both and I hope that there will be another spot for you somewhere, and soon. You can say that you are just a voice on the radio until you're blue in the face, Mike, but it is voices like yours which are America's only remaining hope.

Stupid AAR dickheads!
Rant over.
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:51 PM
Response to Reply #60
171. I wanted to have my wife call yesterday's show, when Mike was
talking in the last hour to the guy who "runs in Repuke circles" about the abortion issue. My wife's take on the Repuke use of the abortion issue is that it's a cover (ill-concealed) for a deep-seated misogyny. Wanted to get Mike's take on that notion. Now I guess I won't have the chance.
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mntleo2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 01:06 AM
Response to Reply #60
433. You Saif It Well!
Man I am mad!

Cat in Seattle
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Xeric Donating Member (586 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:51 PM
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61. goodbye AAR
Deleting all links.
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bpeale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:09 PM
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237. no one will miss you
people will still listen. won't change my listening habits one iota.
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Moochy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:39 PM
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260. Petty .. just petty
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 07:27 PM
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Lost-in-FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 05:07 PM
Response to Reply #237
277. Better than listening to CNN or FOX News Radio
I am saddened by the news but life must go on. If we stop listening, Rush, Hannity or O'Reilly will win BIG!

And if Sirus get him... I'm going with Sirius.
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phair Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 04:27 PM
Response to Reply #277
552. Yes, let's just accept mediocrity and toodle along
They just DID win big in case you weren't listening. Listen to Alex Jones at prisonplanet.com
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Lost-in-FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 04:35 PM
Response to Reply #552
555. Mediocrity?
I am not the one being fired. Gotta be a reason to just terminate someone.
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phair Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 03:26 AM
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647. There's always a 'reason'.
But you make the assumption that it must be Mike's fault. I've been laid-off and fired to protect someone else ass in the past. It goes on all the time.
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flyarm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 12:32 PM
Response to Reply #237
514. it sure will mine!..i only listen to Mike..and now Air America can go
to hell ..i will no longer listen..i will listen to coast to coast on my XM radio!


air america just screwed themselves..in my book!
fly
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Moochy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:38 PM
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256. done and done
I guess Malloy wasnt selling enough crazy hypnosis tapes, snake oil, Rich Bermans' "HOW I GOT HERE" get rich quick how-to seminars, and his biggest sin, he failed to meet his monthly quota for

RICH CHOCLATEY OVALTINE!

Fuck you AAR.
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MaryRN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 06:28 PM
Response to Reply #61
316. SAM SEDER IS GOING TO ADDRESS IT RIGHT NOW
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MaryRN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 07:56 PM
Response to Reply #316
348. Evidently, Sam changed his mind..or someone else changed it.
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 04:41 AM
Response to Reply #316
454. He mentioned it in the very last segment
That's when I heard it!

I mean, I really like Thom Hartmann, but not enough over Mike to want them to switch, ya know?
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MaryRN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 03:44 PM
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540. I heard it too, krispos42 -
Sam sounded very sincere and very angry - I'm sure he had no choice but to be restrained but I give him a great deal of credit for having the courage to say anything at all. I respect Hartmann for his truthfulness and knowledge base but as you say too, I'd never take him over Mike. I feel like I'm in the day between a wake and funeral..it's just so surreal. Headsonradionetwork.com is doing a wonderful job of covering this and so is powersandmorrison.com. I think more than any other time, we need to stay together and focused here. It's difficult right now because we still don't have the facts but when they come out, as they will, I think we'll all be in a better position to do whatever needs to be be..so, for now, I think we need to keep on AAR - even though Sam Seder's voice was the last one I'll ever hear on that channel again. We really DO have the power...we just have to figure out how best to use it. And I think we'll know that soon. Thanks for you comment.


http://psychobabbleandpotpourri.blogspot.com
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rman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:51 PM
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62. darn
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kerstin Donating Member (519 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:51 PM
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63. This is devastating news.
"For financial reasons" my ass. No one will be able to pull like Mike did with his time slot.

It's official folks -- Air America has become another leftgatekeeper.

Fuck AAR.
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Surya Gayatri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:56 PM
Response to Reply #63
180. Like I said on another thread...
:wtf: :wtf: :wtf:


This sounds very fishy.....financial reasons???

...unless Malloy just walked out & slammed the door. Just recently, he's

been saying his contract had been renewed, etc. etc. And even when AAR

stupidly got rid of Marc Maron, it wasn't from one day to the next--Morning

Sedition went on for several more weeks after the announcement.

Mike & Kathy, please let us know what's going on!! No wonder Hartmann is

standing in right now for Mike who was supposed to be standing in for Randi.

Damn those SOBs at AAR--they'll to manage to destroy the whole

experiment yet. SG
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:52 PM
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64. What about doing a streaming internet show?
Is that feasible?
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:52 PM
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65. That SUCKS!
I've been loving hearing him this week filling in for Randi.

He was one of the BEST voices on AAR.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:53 PM
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67. Horrid news!
WTF???

This sucks.

Any word on who will be filling his time slot? Mike is a tough act to follow and ARR listeners, much like DU posters, are a hard bunch to please.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:53 PM
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:55 PM
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72. AAR: a great idea gone terribly wrong...
Writing to the AAR suits now - what fucking IMBECILES!!!! :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr:
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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:56 PM
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73. Now that I have composed myself enough to type
Kathy...I am so mad right now.

I've had the pleasure of listening to you and Mike since the beginning of AAR. You both have given me so much. Somebody out there wants to silence you and the rest of us who want to speak truth to power. I'm so angry, sad--overwhelmed with disappointment.

If this is what AAR is becoming, then fuck them all to bloody hell.

You, Mike, Randi Rhodes, Sam Seder are the HEART of AAR. The goddamed HEART AND SOUL. This makes no fucking sense at all. I'm crushed. Just crushed. I'm so sorry.

I love you guys. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:58 PM
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75. Law of Unintended Consequences...
Remember a few weeks ago, when everyone here was up in arms about AAR possibly getting rid of Sam Sedar? I recall a big write-in campaign to save his job, which apparently worked. But that meant someone else had to go. Guess who seems to have drawn the short straw? I wonder how many DUers who went to bat for Sedar would have done so if they had known that it would come at Malloy's expense?

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Chimichurri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:00 PM
Response to Reply #75
78. They should get rid of Jerry Springer and keep Mike Malloy.
Edited on Wed Aug-30-06 02:00 PM by Chimichurri
Better yet. Can the Satellite Sisters and give Mike that air time.
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Rosco T. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:02 PM
Original message
Springer is on the way out anyway.... n/m
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:52 PM
Response to Reply #78
174. KTLK AM 1150 (Los Angeles) should get rid of Ed Schultz and
Al Franken, as they're wastes of air (and airtime).
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Chimichurri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:11 PM
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192. agreed.
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davidwparker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:42 PM
Response to Reply #174
219. Agreed. I listen to Al only if I'm near the radio and his show is the last
that I listen to on podcast. I'd rather see Hartmann take is slot and whatever excessive amount that Al is getting, have that money go to support other hosts.
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:28 PM
Response to Reply #75
120. Why was it one or the other? n/t
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shireen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 01:59 PM
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76. AAR has alienated a lot of listeners, and they will feel the pain.
Given the way they've treated Malloy, I doubt if he'd want to work with them again. What an incredibly stupid bunch of suits.

Mike & Kathy, please try to get a slot on satellite radio. I will buy/subscribe to whichever one picks you up.
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Systematic Chaos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:02 PM
Response to Reply #76
81. I second that.
He's worth every penny of the cost of a special receiver and a $15 a month or even $50 a month subscription fee.

PLEASE don't disappear. I know you have to be feeling pretty bad right now but in case it wasn't clear enough already there are people out there who care about you like family.
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davidwparker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:26 PM
Response to Reply #76
212. I have both XM and Sirius. I renewed XM only to get Mike's show. If he's
not on XM, then I'll be canceling it if he doesn't get picked up by XM.
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Doctor Panacea Donating Member (223 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 09:42 PM
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382. Me, too
David, same with me. I got Sirius originally because Air America was on it. Then Air America left, and went to XM, so I got XM, and now have both.

I expect Sam Sedar to be gone before long. (I don't know what decision was made about him, but they will get rid of him, too, eventually.)

So I guess I will drop XM.

Screw Air America.
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:01 PM
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80. That's not cool
I am sulking.
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shireen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:02 PM
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82. addresses for AAR suits?
Can someone post the names of the programming director, CEO, and CFO? We need to give them hell for this utterly stupid decision.
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Chimichurri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:06 PM
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90. I believe the acting CEO right now is Jim Wiggett
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Paulie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:02 PM
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83. Insane
Mike/Kathy, I've followed you from WLS through IE and AAR. AAR is shades of WLS, timing is similar (election time)...

Bastard suits!!!
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gumby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:39 PM
Response to Reply #83
148. BINGO!!!!!
Was thinking the same thing.
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:02 PM
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84. The sharpest knife is the most dangerous.
Edited on Wed Aug-30-06 02:19 PM by Gregorian
edit- I'm sorry. After going back and looking at this post, I feel it is a bit inappropriate. But please understand I'm expressing something I've felt for a long time. And I think it may be an underlying cause of what has happened.



This confirms what I thought from the very beginning. GET RID OF THE COMMERCIALS ON AAR.

You can't have companies giving money, and being willing to have open minds.


And forgive me if I'm wrong about that. I assume that not all commercial sponsors are in business to hear the truth. And I assume that AAR is in business to make money.

Damn.


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PegDAC Donating Member (906 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 08:33 PM
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671. Especially that "See Clearly Method" crap.
Go to http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/eyequ... . This bull has reared its ugly head and been repeatedly debunked over the last 80 years. The Iowa Attorney General's office has filed suit against Vision Improvement Technologies for consumer fraud. I informed AAR of the facts and requested that they cease accepting advertising from VIT. Ads quit for a while, but have resumed. So much for listening to your listeners!
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Rosco T. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:02 PM
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85. Time to start working your way past the screeners and get this on ..
.. their air.

Oh brother, I bet Randi is gonna be PISSED!!
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SnoopDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:03 PM
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86. I have only missed ONE Malloy show since 2005
And Mike Malloy's show started me not only on AAR but listening to talk radio in general.

Air America Radio really fucked up this time. Looks like the NeoCons have infiltrated AAR management.
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 12:15 AM
Response to Reply #86
641. ...that's rough.
...not to worry. Mike is the Man...AAR didnt know how popular he was until he was gone. It was their loss.
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blues90 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-02-06 04:43 PM
Response to Reply #86
692. I'm right there with you .
I even got XM to listen so i would not miss a show . now it's all gone .
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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:05 PM
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88. mike and kathy
you were a part of the small sanity of my daily life - there is now a big hole.
I hope you guys find another station.
Your voices are too important in this mad merika.
I cannot believe it - and the fact that it was so abrupt and rude.
I would pay to hear you every day.
I don't think it is a financial decision - won't they have to pay someone else the same or more?

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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:06 PM
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89. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! :(
:grr: :mad: :grr: :mad: :grr: :mad: :grr: :mad: :grr: :mad:
:grr: :mad: :grr: :mad: :grr: :mad: :grr: :mad: :grr: :mad:
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Scout1071 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:10 PM
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93. KATHY - Please come to Talk Left on Sirius.
I would do just about anything to get Alex Bennett off the air. He's neither liberal, nor entertaining. Really, their Talk Left programming is just terrible, except for The Young Turks.

I know you will both land on your feet. I just hope it's at Sirius.
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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:15 PM
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102. That would be okay, except that I have XM.
The reason I got XM is because of "Morning Sedition" (now gone), Majority Report with Janeane and Sam (now gone), and, of course, Mike Malloy (now :cry: gone).

What the flaming fuck is wrong with those people at AAR.
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Scout1071 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:41 PM
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150. Well, that sucks. I got Sirius for AAR and they left.
I'm over them now. I really like Sirius except for Talk Left.
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Kire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-02-06 02:44 AM
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683. Majority Report is gone?
I haven't listened in a while, so I don't know, but I checked their website and it seems like they had a show today.
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:38 PM
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146. I partly agree..
Edited on Wed Aug-30-06 02:39 PM by sendero
.. Alex Bennett is a tool. That flunky he has in the studio with him is a fucking moron. But to be honest, it's hit or miss with the young turks :) Hartmann is really good, if a little dry.

It would be wonderful to get Malloy on Sirius. It would be fantastic.
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:48 PM
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165. They do air Stephanie Miller, but only at night on a delayed basis
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 05:24 PM
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289. Unfortunately it sounds like Young Turks are joining AAR friday!
Hmm... THAT sounds like its too much for coincidence! I wonder if AAR was "trading" Mike Malloy for the Young Turks! Check out this thread on Sirius Backstage:

http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum/showthread.php?p=6...

I was set to move back to Sirius if they picked up Malloy, but now finding out they are losing Young Turks too has me with second thoughts on that.
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:10 PM
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94. I'm so sorry Kathy
I don't know what to say....*stunned*

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byronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:11 PM
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95. Too Weird. This Sucks.
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gully Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:12 PM
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96. This is awful.
I'm so sorry Kathy. Mike has a voice and a future no matter where he gets to use it.

:(
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Chimichurri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:12 PM
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97. If you care about Mike, send a message or call AAR
Edited on Wed Aug-30-06 02:14 PM by Chimichurri
Air America Radio
641 Sixth Avenue
4th Floor
New York, NY 10011


email
http://www.airamerica.com/contact

phone
1.866.303.2270
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The Witch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:24 PM
Response to Reply #97
113. calling. line is busy,
bastards.
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Chimichurri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:26 PM
Response to Reply #113
118. 1-866-303-2270 here's the number for quick reference
Edited on Wed Aug-30-06 02:27 PM by Chimichurri
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The Witch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:30 PM
Response to Reply #118
124. that is the number to go ON-AIR. Call 212-871-8100
And ask Programming why it was such a sudden firing. I didn't have the presence of mind to ask.
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Chimichurri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:33 PM
Response to Reply #124
134. Awesome! That was the only number I could find. Figured it
was better then nothing. I'm calling the 212# now.

thanks!!
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The Witch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:35 PM
Response to Reply #134
141. Has anyone called Thom on-air and asked him - catch him off guard?
I hate to use that tactic with Thom, but it's our only chance to get a little honesty.
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demswinin08 Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:42 PM
Response to Reply #141
220. I guarantee Thom doesn't know anything about this...
I guarantee that Thom knows about as much about Mike's status as the rest of us. And anyone who listens to Thom knows he NEVER talks about programming on air, even his own show's status. So I would suggest that you direct your outrage eleswhere, he doesn't deserve it and will probably tell you as much (about not talking about programming on air).
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flyarm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 02:16 AM
Response to Reply #220
442. bullshit THom said he was in San Fran..he was ready to go on air..
THOM HARTMAN SCREWED MIKE ONCE BEFORE..don't let Thom Hartman fool you!!

he said he was in a studio with a different link up from what he is used to..he was ready to go on air..Kathy wrote this at 229pm eastern..and Thom take to the air at 3 pm eastern? yah right..it doesn't work that way..Thom Hartman knew what was happening..and he is a fucking sell out!

he promotes Bev fucking Harris..even when he has been told over and over what a scum bag she is..

and as i said..he fucked Mike Malloy before..

he is a back stabbing fucker!

fly
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Chimichurri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 10:39 AM
Response to Reply #442
705. How did Thom screw Mike? He was most certainly told not
to mention it. Should he have risked loosing his job too? Thom has nothing to with Mike getting fired - neither did Peter Werbe. We need to stop doing stuff like this because it is counterproductive.

I know you're pissed, we're all upset but we must direct our anger where it belongs - Air America Radio's deciders.
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coffeenap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:43 PM
Response to Reply #134
156. The guy has his anwering machine on.--Running scared??? nt
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:46 PM
Response to Reply #97
162. Thank you for this info n/t
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Mr Belmontvedere Donating Member (4 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 07:19 PM
Response to Reply #97
338. I called and they confirmed he's gone :(
The guy said "I don't know" when asked for a reason. He gave me another number to call, which was just voicemail for the Malloy show. Well I told them what I thought, that their was no point in listening to their network anymore.

Good luck Mike Malloy, whatever you choose to do next.
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phair Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 04:33 PM
Response to Reply #97
554. Why bother! THEY don't WANT HIM. Isn't that clear now?
The corporate bigwigs that own, used to own, will own, or have influence over the station will do what they damn well please. What's needed is a new station that will stay on track and not bow to corporate and government pressures. Mike Malloy would be KING on such a network.
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Beelzebud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:13 PM
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98. UN-FUCKING-BELIEVABLE....
No wait it is believable becuase this country is going to shit.

From this moment on I am DONE with AAR. Completely done.

They can take Jerry Springer and shove him up their asses.

First Maron, Now Malloy.

I wouldn't be suprised if Sam Sedar gets shit-canned as well..


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coffeenap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:14 PM
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99. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are the reason I have retained some
small piece of sanity! I can't imagine this brain without hearing what comes from yours!! Please, please, find a way to get back on via internet, if necessary. I cannot express my disappointment strongly enough!! Air America is dead to me. Be well, Kathy and Mike.
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ralps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:14 PM
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100. I am so Pissed about this Kathy!! I hope you all can find another group
to work with. Maybe www.headonradionetwork.com ? :mad: :grr: :scared: :cry: :banghead: :yoiks:
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:51 PM
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170. Hey Ralps, God this is terrible news, I am still in shock
I was really looking forward to the new move to 1600 and everything, what can we do, I just sent an e-mail, will someone else pick them up. Geez, guys, we still have to meet we are still truthseekers.
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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:22 PM
Response to Reply #100
249. I can NOT believe this crap.
Edited on Wed Aug-30-06 04:55 PM by cal04
I am so angry and upset. I am so going to miss you Kathy and Mike.
Please let us know what's going on.
This is just so stupid on their part.
:grr: :cry:
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 06:42 PM
Response to Reply #100
325. OMG!!!!! This is complete and utter bullshit!
I am so pissed! I am absolutely heartbroken! :cry:
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smokey nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:15 PM
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101. This is an absolute outrage!!!...
I'm so sorry, Mike and Kathy. What was with all that bullshit about the new contract? I was so excited about being able to listen to the show on terrestrial radio again. Could it be because Mike critcized Jerry the jackass?
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:16 PM
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103. Kathy, thanks. This is outrageous. They're going to get an earful
Thanks to you and Mike for your kindnesses.

E. Ferrari
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FogerRox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:17 PM
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104. I dont recall a thread rising to the top of the greatest page this fast
TAKE NOTICE AAR.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:17 PM
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105. We have to fight to get Kathy and Mike both on
how stupid of AAR to do this, Kathy and Mike are the best. I am pissed.
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chat_noir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:18 PM
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107. one less warrior fighting the good fight


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Sunshine Jim Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:19 PM
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108. eya Cathy
let us know if theres anything we can do to help.

give Mike our best! we'll be following the story at the MRR bloggie

be glad to have either of you drop in and say hi and clear any confusion up.

Mike and yourself a tremendously powerful influence in helping to repair this mess.

Love you both, and standing by...
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:31 PM
Original message
Welcome to DU!
:hi: :hi: :toast:
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Beelzebud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:19 PM
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109. AAR - Youre dead to me. Bookmarks deleted. As of today, no more...
Fuck them.

The only one I listened to regularly on that network is Malloy.

AAR - You're Dead to me.
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:31 PM
Response to Reply #109
128. same here ...
exactly ... :grr:

They'll be going out of business soon I suspect given this act of henious revenge for telling the f*cking truth!

:kick:
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MaryRN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 07:48 PM
Response to Reply #128
345. same here...n/t
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The Witch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:22 PM
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112. None of my favorite liberal talkers are on AAR's 1st lineup anyway..
with the exception of Randi... Dear lord, she, Malloy, Steph, and Thom should rebel.

Dear lord.

Calling AAR.
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Nik Jam Donating Member (46 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:49 PM
Response to Reply #112
169. I haven't even heard him recently
Edited on Wed Aug-30-06 02:51 PM by Nik Jam
I have school so I couldn't listen to the Randi fill-ins, I think I last listened to him 2 or 3 weeks ago. I missed Janeane's last show too. I have a lot of bad luck it seems.

Awful, awful news.

EDIT: er, this should be a reply to the main thread
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:25 PM
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115. Did The Carlyle Group just buy Air America Radio?
What could these people possibly be thinking?
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LZelig Donating Member (43 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:26 PM
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116. A blitz on AAR sponsors...
might cut to the heart of the matter. I listen online so I don't hear most of the commercials. Maybe someone could start a list of sponsors with contact numbers.
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liberalnurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 06:27 PM
Response to Reply #116
315. No, not a good choice.....
We do not want to destroy AAR.....just get Mike BACK ON.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:26 PM
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117. Deleted message
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geomon666 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:31 PM
Response to Reply #117
129. Amen. NO MALLOY, NO AAR!
I don't care who's on the station, whether it's Randi, Sam, Laura, I draw the line at Mike Malloy. I'm officially done listening to Air America Radio.
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ReverendDeuce Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:29 PM
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121. Maybe he'll move to SIRIUS...
I like their programming more than AAR anyway.
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:30 PM
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122. Kathy, thanks for the wonderful shows you and Mike did. Please get back
on the air soon! I need you two!
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Taxloss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:30 PM
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123. !!!!
Why? I'm not a big listener, as I have to listen to it streaming on the net, but he was very good.
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DeeDeeNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:30 PM
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125. I am in shock
Mike was my absolute hero, and the only reason I downloaded podcasts from AAR. This is very upsetting news. I will follow him to any radio station I can get.
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:30 PM
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126. Clear Channel OWNS AAR. They bought it to destroy it & silence the left!
I knew this was coming the minute they bought it. They are FUCKING BASTARDS!!!! :puke:

Next up: MORE DISINFORMATION and MORE STOLEN ELECTIONS! :grr: :grr: :grr:

p.s. If any one thinks Shultz or Franken are on the left, you may want to think again!!! :mad:
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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:32 PM
Response to Reply #126
130. Oh, geez, when did that happen?
I don't usually listen to them, but its sad to hear anyway.
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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:33 PM
Response to Reply #126
136. Clear Channel DOES NOT OWN AAR!!!
Please, arm yourself with the correct information!

CC does, however, own quite a few AAR affiliates.

And no, Schultz is not part of AAR, though he is carried on many affiliates.

Hope this helps.
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 02:51 PM
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535. Gotcha. However...Clear Channel is broadcasting
-from what I read on this or another thread-like 40% of AAR. To me that speaks of a strong amount of control! Don't think the bastards that own and run Clear Channel won't use it! This entire thing stinks to high heaven and it is up to us to get angry, protest and fight it like hell because otherwise with just a few more nails to go in the coffin, this country is done, stick a fork in it, done! :mad:
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:43 PM
Response to Reply #126
157. Shultz, Franken and the rest of the remaining lot ...
are nothing but useless boring idiots IMO. I never listen to AirAmerica radio - just Malloy. So, they LOST me! Glad I never signed up for their "premium" service!

For YOU AirAmerica!

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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:57 PM
Response to Reply #126
181. Schultz and Franken both strike me as Scoop Jackson Dems, both
moderately progressive on domestic issues, both moderately reactionary on foreign policy issues. I can't stand to listen to either one of them for more than about 30 seconds.
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:08 PM
Response to Reply #181
191. no, me either
Try Guy James (he is on right now btw) or KGO. Any of these choices are far better than Shultz or Franken!

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nashville_brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 06:22 PM
Response to Reply #181
310. AAR will Franken-Schultz themselves into oblivion. scoop jackson, bwahaha
i'm still pissed about them dumping Sirius after I bought all the Sirius equipment and subscription, etc.

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yojon Donating Member (419 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 10:40 AM
Response to Reply #126
493. Clear Channel doesn't own AAR strictly speaking but if
CC threatens to cut off AAR off its affiliates all at once, AAR will lose most of its audience. Wonder if CC made AAR an offer they couldn't refuse...
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:30 PM
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127. I am so pissed! This was my favorite Program of all on AAR.
I had recommended that yesterday's show be nominated for a radio award (I am totally clueless about what they are called).

I know MMS isn't for everybody. But it was always a chance for those of us who are angry to let it spill over and hang out. This is especially true for those of us trapped in a right wing alternate universe in south Texas.

I don't know what I'm going to do.

I hope Kathy, Mike, and Molly land on their feet again really soon and with an even better deal! Best wishes to you all!

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The Witch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:32 PM
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131. Programming @ AAR says "The Whole Lineup is being Looked At."
That's not a tenable reason because it was so sudden. Someone call them up (202-871-8100) and ask if they usually terminate major personalities without any notice if "the lineup is being looked at."
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ProgressiveFighter Donating Member (20 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:33 PM
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132. dailykos thread - recommend
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Chimichurri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:41 PM
Response to Reply #132
151. whatever. they're bashing him over there.
seems if they want to call themselves "kossacks" they have to all fall in line - which they seem to do.
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ProgressiveFighter Donating Member (20 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:45 PM
Response to Reply #151
160. Then counterbalance them
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:48 PM
Response to Reply #151
166. Truer words were never spoken
Edited on Wed Aug-30-06 02:48 PM by RestoreGore
It's all about "mojo" to them.
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ekwhite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 09:51 PM
Response to Reply #151
384. Daily Kos can kiss my shiny metal @ss.
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Nik Jam Donating Member (46 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:42 PM
Response to Reply #132
153. A lot of them are trashing Malloy
How sad, the truth must hurt even for most leftists.
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GymGeekAus Donating Member (285 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:13 PM
Response to Reply #153
197. Leftists?
When did the Democratic party consist of Leftists?

They've been CENTRISTS for my entire lifetime.

And what is a Centrist, but a person who doesn't actually have a political philosophy?
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phair Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 04:36 PM
Response to Reply #197
556. Centrest= old liberal with bills, house, kids, gettin sick + laid-off
They're too afraid to fight now. Life has beaten them down. It's up to the young and the strong-willed now.
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MaryRN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 04:42 PM
Response to Reply #556
560. You got it! I think you're right on the money..n/t
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:55 PM
Response to Reply #132
178. The online poll - "Are Air America execs dumbasses?"
There is only one answer - Yes.
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:34 PM
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138. He told the truth and they set him free. He and Randi were the
only two nationally-syndicated hosts I could stand on AAR. I guess it's back to Pacifica full-time for me.
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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:07 PM
Response to Reply #138
188. me too! I can't believe this-just listening yesterday-apparently,
he is too dangerous for AAR-cowards!
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phair Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 04:39 PM
Response to Reply #188
558. Mike said that AAR let him say anything...
he wanted. And the day that changes he would be gone. I GUESS IT JUST CHANGED !!! FASCIST NAZIS. * them all.
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alpharaptor Donating Member (6 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-02-06 02:20 AM
Response to Reply #558
681. I think you're right they wanted to censor him
I don't buy the "financial reasons" excuse especially if, as I have been reading, Springer is on the way out. Springer likely commanded a rather large paycheck given his notoriety. Eliminating that expense should have left plenty of room under the "salary cap" to keep a low budget show like Mike's for some time to come.

More likely someone wanted to restrict what Mike could say or perhaps even insist he lie, and Mike rightfully went Ballistic.

Couldn't have happened at a better time for me. My AAR Premium subscription ran out the day after this all happened. I purchased it only for Mike because my local station didn't carry his show. I didn't renew it.

Sorry Laura you're a sweetheart but perhaps a little too sweet to take 15 hours a week. I wasn't impressed with the Young Turks when they subbed for Mike and Randi in the past. I won't be renewing my subscription for either show.

I'd renew my subscription if Peter Werbe took over for Mike. He's a true progressive Democrat like Mike, not a DLC shill.
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Az_lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:34 PM
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139. WTF...I'm listening to AAR on the Phoenix station
and they just ran a promo for Mikes show.
:shrug:
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Craig3410 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:35 PM
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140. I think at this point, AAR is run by a RW CEO.
That's the only reason I can see them running the comp. into the ground like this.
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Royal Sloan 09 Donating Member (286 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:36 PM
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142. What's wrong with AAR?
Firing Mike Malloy for whatever reason, smells like something rotten being cooked up again. Best to kill the messenger before the evil news or truth is spoken to the masses. The corporate media must obey it's master orders and silence any and all dissent, it's starting to show. When is it enough?
Be aware, be prepared and watch your back, Good Luck, Mike!
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:00 PM
Response to Reply #142
184. Malloy planned to have a spokesperson from "World Can't Wait"
on today. Methinks the suits in the executive suite were gotten to by the money changers.

Check out http://WorldCantWait.org
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coffeenap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:07 PM
Response to Reply #184
189. She is on right now--with Thom!!!nt
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coffeenap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:11 PM
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194. self delete--dup
Edited on Wed Aug-30-06 03:18 PM by coffeenap
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coffeenap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:11 PM
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195. The Real News, a new liberal tv network, is hiring and is seeking
Edited on Wed Aug-30-06 03:12 PM by coffeenap
suggestions for hosts. Let's recommend Mike: http://www.iwtnews.com/host
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november3rd Donating Member (653 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 09:53 AM
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651. American Communist Party
WCW is their front organization
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:36 PM
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143. So sorry Kathy. I foresee the imminent demise of AAR...
unfortunately. :cry:
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:45 PM
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161. yep
AirAmerica radio sold THEMSELVES out! :grr:
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CelticWinter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:39 PM
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149. O crap!!!!!!!!!!
Mike and Kathy Im so sorry to hear of this. You guys are the only reason I listen to AAR. Well they have lost a listener now.
Take care and watch you back and hopefully will hear you again.
Celtic
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salvorhardin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:41 PM
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152. I'm so sorry Kathy and Mike
I've come to be critical of some of Mike's positions in the past year or so but he and Randi Rhodes are the two most entertaining hosts that AAR has (had in Mike's case).
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GymGeekAus Donating Member (285 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 10:10 PM
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392. Critical of which issues?
Lemme guess. Lebanon.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:42 PM
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154. A shame. Another good progressive voice...
silenced. Although, I do hope we hear him again soon. I talked with him on his show once before he came to Air America when I first started my PAC, and he cordially allowed me to give out the information about it. If there is any way I can write a letter to support him, I will.

What the hell are they thinking?
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Union Thug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:43 PM
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155. been listening since IE America days.. Love you guys...
AAR can kiss my ass. I'm gone too.

But more importantly, I wish Mike, Kathy and Molly the best moving forward. You've got a lot of good friends that you may never have known about, but rest assured, we're here.
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:44 PM
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159. We're here to help Kathy. Just say the word.
Edited on Wed Aug-30-06 03:00 PM by ClassWarrior
Kiss the "kids" for us.

Never Give Up.


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PunkPop Donating Member (847 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:47 PM
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163. F*ck AAR
What a joke. Malloy was the best thing they had.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:48 PM
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164. What the hell is going on here?
Edited on Wed Aug-30-06 02:51 PM by Canuckistanian
Financial decision?? NOBODY makes money on the graveyard shift.

What are they going to have in it's place? Jugglers? Mime artists?
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Puglover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:49 PM
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168. Wonderful. Is Randi next? Then they truly will crash and burn.
What? They want to spoon feed us more pablum like Franken and Jerry Fucking Springer?
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mighty Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:51 PM
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172. Speechless
I am all but speechless. I'm shocked. I don't really know what to say.
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Nik Jam Donating Member (46 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:52 PM
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173. God, I hate when conservatives are right (sort of)
(this isn't a troll post)

when all the O'Reilly and Drudge's praised the "poor ratings" of AAR I knew they were lying out of their ass because they were in trouble.. but what now? I hope they don't end up with the last laugh.
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Gloria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:53 PM
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176. Maybe he'll wind up on one of the Drobny's stations???? They're
Edited on Wed Aug-30-06 02:53 PM by Gloria
trying to buy up little stations.....What, did Clear Channel threaten AAR over Mike?????

Wish IEAmerica were still around....it wouldn't have taken that much money to keep that UNION run network on the air....
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:54 PM
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177.  Financial -- free archives -- connection?
I'm wondering if this is the connection. And, I'm worried because Randi's shows are also archived by White Rose.

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BadGimp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:55 PM
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179. I am not surprised...
not happy but not surprised.

The level of invective on the show has caused me to turn it off from time to time bucause it only makes me feel frustrated and powerless.

But no one else calls them out for the bastards they are like Mike.
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:03 PM
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186. When I heard Mike refer to the "Bush Crime Family," I did not
feel so alone thereafter. From that point forward, I knew I wasn't the only one who felt that way.
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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:08 PM
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190. yup, Mike is the best at that!
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freedomburn Donating Member (225 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 02:59 PM
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183. WTF??!!
I mean, what the funk??!!
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shireen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:01 PM
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185. CONTACT SIRIUS and XM -- Tell them to pick up Malloy!!!!
Contact info at these links:

Sirius
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
or use email form at http://www.sirius.com/contactus

XM
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
or email Highvoltage@xmradio.com

They should compete for the privilege of getting Mike on their network, that should help Mike negotiate a sweet deal. :)


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freedomburn Donating Member (225 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:15 PM
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200. Sent emails to both. Everyone do this!
n/t
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MaryRN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 07:55 PM
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595. Done and sent on to others..thanks for the links n/t
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:05 PM
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187. You know, those sons of bitches at AAR are trying to do their damn best
to ruin a really good thing.

Check that, it's now ruined. :wtf: :mad:
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gumby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:11 PM
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193. Canary In The Mine Shaft.
This is truly chilling. "Watch your back," indeed!!!

Several comments seem straight-on to me:
Getting 'fired' right before a big election..... again.
AAR becoming another left-wing-gatekeeper.
And, of course, 9/11. (can't have that talk, now can we now?)

I am so disheartened. I feel that AAR has just confirmed the very worst tin-foil-hat conspiracy..... FASCISM USA.

And for those who bring up the "business" angle, Fascism is ALL about business.

So sorry Mike and Kathy. Yesterday's program was an award winner.

But, I guess us plebes can't have the best.


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TheUnspeakable Donating Member (960 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:11 PM
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196. NOOOO!!!
yesterday's show in Randi's slot was so great-as i listened, I thought of how much i admire Mike (and Randi) for their bravery, they never sell out, they're never afraid to face any topic. It's just a crime. Mike and Kathy, I'm so sorry-wherever you land, I'll be there waiting to listen.
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Stevendsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:14 PM
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198. Well, I am done with AAR. (n/t)
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:14 PM
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199. Air America is determined to prove Bill O'Reilly right...
Edited on Wed Aug-30-06 03:16 PM by marmar
I've heard talk that the network had lined up financing from new investors. I wonder if someone's been pressuring them to dump Mike because he speaks his mind like no one else on the network. In an informal poll of DUers on their favorite progressive talk host, he destroyed the competition: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

AAR is f..king up big time! :grr:
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clmbohdem Donating Member (296 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:16 PM
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201. I have a new number 212-871-8290
I called AAR and they gave me their programming department number. CALL NOW!!!!
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Karla Marx Donating Member (85 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:47 PM
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223. I tried it and could only leave a message
I left one all right. So depressing--he will be sorely missed. He was magnificent yesterday. Damn.
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epii10 Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:16 PM
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203. OH HELL NO!!!!!!!!!
FUCKING SON OF A BITCH MOTHER FUCKING AA JACK ASS EXECS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Malloy is this generations Thomas Paine. He is THE most powerful voice for the LIBERAL ideals of this country.
I love Mike Malloy for his passion and his unrelenting courage to call these mother fucking bastards in the bush crime family just what they are. And they fired him?!!!!
This can't be true, this just can't fucking be true!
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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:17 PM
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204. WTF?
Mike is one of the most dynamic hosts AAR has. What the hell happened? Weren't his ratings good enough or did he piss someone off?

:wow:
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:17 PM
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205. It's not exactly a surprise, Kathy
I haven't read through this thread so I don't know what the latest is, but I do know this is just another drop in the bucket as far as the fascist corporate take-over goes. Maybe this will wake a few more people up.

Whatever happens in the future, nobody can deny the fact that The Malloy Show was the one political radio show that was not afraid to keep it real. Apparently, Mike stepped on the wrong toes one too many times. Something he should be proud about.

A fellow reporter once told me that anybody who is worth a damn in this business gets fired sooner or later. I'm sure Mike is well aware of that.

Hopefully, this ends up biting the corporate cocksuckers in the ass by giving Mike even more exposure.
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davidwparker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:17 PM
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206. Didn't Mike just sign a 2 year contract with AAR and there has been press
about returning to NYC?
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:22 PM
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208. During the Andy fundraiser, I emailed all the radio hosts about
what we were trying to do. Mike Malloy was the only one who answered, and almost immediately. He supported us, and said that would help THE NEXT NIGHT.

He isn't afraid to speak out, but yesterday, I thought I would break down and cry when he was reading the memoirs of a Katrina victim.

I am ready to support Mike. I am writing Sirius, XM, and AAR.

Thank you Mike and Kathy Malloy for all that you have done.
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:22 PM
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209. Can you say that AAR sucks for doing this?
I can and will say it.... It's always about the green.... Not about the truth, about the loot...
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Brintus Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:25 PM
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211. Air America Radio Contact Info
Mike Malloy has been fired! You can call the following number to help bring him back!

212-871-8100

I was connected to someone's personal voice mail and her email is.

JHORN@airamericaradio.com

Please contact them and tell them to bring back Mike Malloy
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:36 PM
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214. That's really too bad.
I wasn't a regular listener, but when I did tune in I was always entertained, and frequently informed.

You'll be missed Mr Malloy.
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marylanddem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:41 PM
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217. this is outrageous - mike has been an oasis of sanity n/t
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Janice325 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:42 PM
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218. Damn, damn, damn!
I live in Atlanta, and someone bought the station AAR was on, changed formats to something totally sucky ,so I lost it all.
Now they go and fire Mike. :wtf:
I called the 212-871-8100 number, got a very nice, young sounding woman, gave her my polite "two cents" worth, and she then gave me the 212-871-8290 number, said it was exclusively for calling about Mike. I then asked her if she was getting many calls, to which she replied "Oh, yeah!" (added extra emphasis on "yeah.")
I then called the second number, a recorded message for comments about Mike, so I left my polite "two cents" more.
This is ridiculous. Worse than "New Coke."
Jesus.
Fucking looneytunes!!!!
Thanks to both Mike and Kathy. I love you both.
k&r
(Anyone let Keith Olbermann in on this yet???)


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Bretttido Donating Member (754 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:44 PM
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221. I liked Malloy, but let's face reality
If he didn't bring in the numbers, then his show being canceled should be no surprise. Seeing all this "Fuck Air America" talk is truly saddening and I hope those in that camp come around. I see many progressives on a witch hunt over Air America, the first progressive network to become a national success, for making a business decision. If you want progressive talk to stay around, decisions like this HAVE to be made.
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:47 PM
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222. Which is why Mike was recently offered a 2-yr contract....????
Something stinks here....

Al Franken is a progressive? Jerry Springer is a progressive?

Really..... :eyes:

No, Mike Malloy is a progressive....
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Bretttido Donating Member (754 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:50 PM
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225. All three are progressives, just to different degrees n/t
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:53 PM
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228. Yeah, two are in the centre and one is on the left....
:eyes:
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Bretttido Donating Member (754 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:57 PM
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233. Please, don't go down the road of labeling
Al Franken and Jerry Springer as "center". If you consider ONLY people in Malloy's corner as progressive, then about 5% of the American population is progressive... have fun in that minority.
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MaryRN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 07:03 PM
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332. Yes...and Mike is the most truthful.
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Bretttido Donating Member (754 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 07:42 PM
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343. So Al Franken and Jerry Springer lie?
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MaryRN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 04:37 PM
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557. Uh, I don't believe I said that...I said that Mike is the most
truthful. I am very familiar with both Springer and Al and I will stand by my statement that Mike is the most truthful.
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BrokenBeyondRepair Donating Member (642 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-05-06 03:27 PM
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727. and willing to discuss issues
that springer and franken don't have the courage to address..
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 06:08 AM
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461. Springer yes, Franken no....
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phair Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 03:50 PM
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542. Progressive
Springer and Franken are "funny" and "entertaining" progressive. Mike Malloy is serious progressive. AAR is now completely progressive light. They have become Alan Colmes. Hey, ya know, the sponsors would even be happier if they got some right wing representatives on their programs. That'll boost ratings. Whatta ya think? Good idea?
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:18 PM
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244. Was it the numbers?
Do you have the latest ratings for his time slot? I would love to see them.
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Felinity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:48 PM
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264. Blah, Blah, Blah
Edited on Wed Aug-30-06 04:55 PM by Felinity
First of all, there's a mighty big "IF" in your assessment. Perhaps you'd like to back that up with some stats.

Next, Air America has made a series of programming decisions based upon ?? what exactly I'm not sure, but my assessment (though lacking in data) is that they are going for short-term results instead of deciding who they want to be and taking a stand--and in the long run, bringing a larger, stronger audience around to them. In the long run, they will fail with this option, just as the Democrats may very well fail in 2008 by going with Hilary Clinton. When you disenfranchise your base of true believers (Mike Malloy's audience, per se) they will turn away or turn on you. That is what you are reading above.

The problem is, when you are supposed to be representing the higher, more intellectually crafted, more humanistic point of view; it would behoove the AAR organization to walk its talk, so to speak.

Here is some selected text from emails I have sent to AAR in the past. I stopped trying to communicate with them, as they never have seen fit to reply, even when I was offering to help promote them.:

--This was in response to the stupid pop-up ads that they abuse their streaming listeners with-- "I have been an avid Air America listener for about 3 years, and cannot afford, nor can I condone, the latest 'pay for access' philosophy of your premium listener program. So how much money would it cost me to be able to stream your radio, all day, with audio commercials only. Maybe I could spare you a few bucks . . ."

--This was part of my response to the Air America Premium Program--: "Im beginning to feel about Air America the way Ive felt about our political system for some time now: disenfranchised and powerless. I dont need radio to help me get in touch with those feelings; the Bush administration does the job quite nicely."

Just like the Democrats, if you try to beat your opponent at the same game by becoming more like them, sinking to their level, you have already lost.

Take a tip from Karl: never disenfranchise your base.

(Edit to correct use of brackets)

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Bretttido Donating Member (754 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 06:16 PM
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305. I used "IF" for exactly that reason
Because I do NOT have the stats to either support or refute it. So far, our only information is in this post that the reason given by AAR was financial in nature. I do not have any reason to distrust AAR, so I will assume that was the reason until I learn otherwise. If you or someone else has the numbers to show that YES he was profitable, by all means, let me know. But I think it is detrimental to ourselves to attack our own (AAR in this case), when so little is known about a situation. If the facts come out that they dropped him because he wasn't toeing the line, then go ahead and curse AAR to the ground. Until then, jumping to false conclusions can only hurt us.

Also, while never disenfranchising your base makes sense in politics, it is not always possible in business when those actions keep you in the red.
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jackster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:49 PM
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266. Agreed - while this is a terrible shame as nobody tells it like it is.....
like Mike, we're supposed to the the good guys - the one with the BIG TENT - remember?

okay, so you don't always agree with Ed Shultz and neither do I, but he's reaching alot of people. So Al Franken might not be as progressive as you think he should be and neither do I but so what? He was instrumental in bringing listeners to liberal radio all over America. And just when are you ever going to agree with anyone on every single issue anyway? Isn't this is what being a leftie is all about - tolerance and acceptance? Of course, that doesn't mean that we put up with mediocrity and I certainly think Springer for one is just mediocre at best.

Liberal Talk Radio is still in its infancy compared with rightwingnutteryradio, so let's all calm down, write and call AAR asking them to reconsider AND to come forward with the truth (!!) of why Mike is gone. I was furious when Marc Maron was axed and I still miss him and think it was a huge mistake. But I'm not running AirAmerica and right now, and besides the Jones Network and other localized and/or syndicated shows, it's the only game in town, and the only BIG game in town too. I listen when I can and I still support them although I don't agree with everything they do and don't care to listen to some of their shows. (Where is Lawton Smalls when you need him?)

Yep, I still support them - just like I did with Bill Clinton. Love the man, supported him and still do, but anyone think he's not DLC/Centrist/Moderate or whatever you want to call him is just not paying attention.

Let's don't eat our own here - don't give the wingnuts any ammunition - we can disagree but stay united. This is what makes us THE GOOD GUYS!

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phair Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 03:58 PM
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544. Liberal talk radio is on the way out
In fact it's being aborted. Only gatekeepers still like and admire Clinton as anyone who researches understands that he and Hillary are fake opposition and are with the Bush crime family. As long as we are willing to accept mediocrity that's what we'll be handed. We need radio, like Alex Jones, that actually remind people that it is our right and our duty to OVERTHROW tyrannical government. This isn't an "Oh well" situation here. The Nazis have just won again. Soon there will be no opposition. Not peaceful anyway. The time for "talk" is quickly passing and becoming irrelevant.
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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 06:14 PM
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303. We can't FACE REALITY we haven't SEEN ANY NUMBERS !!
Your saying gee golly let's face reality IF HE DIDN"T BRING IN THE NUMBERS... And just WHO SAYS SO?
Many of us liked Mike best. Air America is about PROGRESSIVE radio-- it is about democratic values like FREE SPEECH. THat is why we are all upset.
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Bretttido Donating Member (754 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 06:25 PM
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312. True, I shouldn't have said "face reality"
However, I think that is the most probable reality based on the little we've learned.
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FighttheFuture Donating Member (748 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 06:25 PM
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313. Hard to bring in ratings when you are off on all the day stations...
In Chicago, we do not get Malloy, except on weekend repeat, becasuse he is on a 9pm, after the stations, 850 am, shuts down for the day. I have to stream him if I want him. He is one of the best, to the point hosts on AAR. The next would be Randi for me.
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Bretttido Donating Member (754 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 06:29 PM
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317. I'm in Chicago, so I have to stream him too.
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oc2002 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:48 PM
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224. Why? I liked him. He was a bit radical but thats what I wanted to hear!


I hope Air America is not trying to be 'centrist' crap. Or they just lost half their listeners.
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high density Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:53 PM
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227. Wow, Mike was the only host on that network I really liked
This is bad on such short notice! What a bunch of aholes at Air America.
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old_hippie Donating Member (5 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:55 PM
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230. Am stunned and saddened
Edited on Wed Aug-30-06 03:56 PM by old_hippie
Kathy, Mike you are like a family to me. Listened every night, and if I missed a show, downloaded it from White Rose. I even enjoyed watching Molly grow up on your website. I will miss Mike's voice as I work late at night. It always brought me comfort in the worst of times.

Let your fellow Truthseekers know what we can do to get you back on the air soon. I've left a voice mail and an email to AAR... Have I mentioned how much I HATE these people??

Watch your back my friends. I'll see you on your board.

p.s. What a let down. Was so looking forward to today's show. Thom Hartman just doesn't do much for me.
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kb9vrg Donating Member (188 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:16 PM
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243. Called and left my two polite cents...
My investment so far in the Mike Malloy show between Sirius equipment, XM equipment, subscriptions for those, and AAR premium is probably close to $1000.

Such a shame. I'm really going to have to reconsider my premium subscription and if I want to keep XM now or not.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 03:55 PM
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231. I guess AAR wants to go out of business.
Sorry to hear that Kathy, ya'lls show is the only one I listen to on AAR. Guess they will never receive another dime from me. Let us all know where you and Mike land (I know you two will) so I can listen in to the new station.

You two are some of the few, real, warriors for Truth! Keep swinging the big hammer! I love you guys!
:hug:

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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 06:16 PM
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306. I AGREE that they seem really self-defeating. FIre the most exciting
Gee that makes sense-- fire your most exciting host !!
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phair Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 04:42 PM
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561. Maybe they'll do infomercials now.
Bad bad sign. Lokk for something to go wrong with ALex Jones program. Better stock up on weapons and supplies. The time is near for concentration camps for Americans and/or rebellion.
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dwp6577 Donating Member (87 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:05 PM
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234. unbelievable...
he was, without question, the best AAR had to offer. Perhaps a bit edgy for Rhandi's timeslot (although I prefer him to Rhandi hands down).
total BS...who is pulling the strings at AAR these days?

man this pisses me off!
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:06 PM
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235. They have got to be fuckin crazy ...
is this some damn joke. I haven't read the rest of the posts here but if this is true I will not be listening anymore,I have other shows I can listen to and they aren't rightwing.
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bpeale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:07 PM
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236. hmmm
after reading the comments on this thread, it just goes to show that the republicans don't have the market cornered on eating their own. much as i liked mike malloy, aar has the right to make business/financial decisions regarding their radio station. i, for one, find things to like about every host i listen to on aar. guess i'm just a little more progressive than most people here.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:09 PM
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239. LOL!
Guess so! :eyes:
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princehal Donating Member (341 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:44 PM
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263. So
In your strange world, it's ok for them to fire Malloy, but NOT ok for folks to have deep feelings about it?

Malloy is what brought me to AAR. He goes, I go. I enough to do in life with out supporting a network that I once had high hopes for give me the finger.
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Lost-in-FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 05:15 PM
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283. ...
:popcorn:
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phair Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 04:03 PM
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545. that's it
Yeah, thanks. Apologise for them. Make it OK to get rid of dissenting voices even though there are so very very few that get any real airtime or attention. Your comments indicate that you are "above" the fray. But in order to win or to make change, you have to be IN the fray not above it. This is why democrats will never succeed. Haven't you learned anything from the republican neo-con Nazis?
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antonialee839 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:09 PM
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238. Mike is the only reason
Edited on Wed Aug-30-06 04:44 PM by antonialee839
why I keep a premium membership. It's now going to be canceled.
Just called the Air America number, then put in a trouble ticket on the premium site explaining that I was canceling my membership, much the way they canceled my favorite program. Then I actually canceled. I am so damn mad.
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kerstin Donating Member (519 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:20 PM
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247. Makes me wish I had purchased a premium membership just so I could cancel

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Pachamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:11 PM
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240. OMG! I can't believe this! I have been a loyal AAR fan because of Mike
and you Kathy!

I don't know what is going on at AAR, but I'm a stay-at-home Mommy who their advertisers should be salivating to get to as a consumer and spender, and I can say unequivically, that if they are dropping you all from AAR, then its my financial decision as a consumer to drop AAR.

I have only listened to AAR because of you and Randi. If Mike is gone, I'll just stream Randi and visit her site and I'll stream you as long as you are streaming your show and visit your website if you have advertisers.

I am in a state of shock right now. Now I understand too why the last several nights I had to listen to informercials at the time that Mike normally is broadcast here in the Bay Area.

Know you have absolute support from folks like me....

Pachamama is pissed! :grr:

Namaste fellow Mommy

:hug:
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robertpaulsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:15 PM
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241. Keep fighting the good fight, Malloy!
I've always enjoyed your show, especially after you quoted one of my journal entries from DU. :) I want to sign the petition to bring you back for good! We need you!
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:16 PM
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242. Air America Radio executives sucks!
Moreso than Bush! :mad:
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Felinity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 05:01 PM
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273. Get a grip, my feline friend
Yes, they suck. But nobody sucks like Bush! :rofl:
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Jazzgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:19 PM
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245. Oh Geez!
I just got home and see this! I am so sorry. :cry:
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Chimichurri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:19 PM
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246. Guy James said on his show that Mike had a lot to do with
AAR's start. Shameful of them to have forgotten that.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:58 PM
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269. I hope when one door slams
in Mike's face that a window flies wide open for him and crew!
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allisonthegreat Donating Member (586 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:36 PM
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252. what can you do if Air America was canceled
In your area. Damn Clear Channel carried it for a year and then they put "The Songs of Your Life" on. Charleston has two right winged talk stations. Nothing seems fair. Very unbalanced.
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maseman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 05:02 PM
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275. Mike Malloy
I was a sometimes listener to Malloy. His departure will not end Air America Radio though. He wasn't even their NYC flagship and was not on many affiliates. The stations he was on was usually very late at night.

I don't see how tuning out or going after Air America advertisers will help anything. There is finally much more liberal talk on the radio. If AAR folds up then we are basically back to right-wing radio except for Ed Schultz and Stephanie Miller.
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:38 PM
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253. no no no no!!! say it ain't so!!
kathy & mike--
our evenings/nights just won't be the same without you.

thought mike signed a two year contract? you were going on air in nyc in september

this can't be.

i'm so sorry--please let us know what's going on

what can we do?

i called & left a message on their answering machine for malloy calls. i guess they don't want to deal with their listening audience directly, huh? they said they'll return our calls if we leave a number. well, i'm in illinois. i'm waiting for their damn call! (if they can afford it!)

i'm so mad & saddened by this.
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zapp Donating Member (617 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:38 PM
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254. HEAD ON RADIO NETWORK TO AIR BEST OF MIKE MALLOY TONIGHT
http://headonradionetwork.com

Best of Mike Malloy at 10pm EST.

Join us!
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i miss america Donating Member (822 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:38 PM
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257. Unbelievable!
:argh:
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The Count Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:39 PM
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258. Elections are coming - Malloy = more Lamonts. Had to be "financial", non?
Someone out there is very afraid of the grassroots power - need to dilute us.
How can this be a financiar decisions when there are Malloy threads all over the internet? This is about as "financial" as the firing of Donahuw. the cancelling of The Spin Room and the neutering of Crossfire.
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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:39 PM
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259. Please go hear and make the call
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:40 PM
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261. That sucks
But I can't say I didn't see it coming. When they took Mike off in NY, I knew there was trouble. This is unfortunate. I thought he was perfect for the late night slot.
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mirandapriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:48 PM
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265. He was one of the few, maybe the only one
who would talk about the "deep" stuff, which is probably what happened. I am really mad. Now the rest will probably think they have to "step in line" or be fired. The morning show actually spends about 15 minutes on celebrity gossip, argh.
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lowreed Donating Member (92 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:53 PM
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267. shite!
I was pissed they put on the satellite sisters, whoever the hell they are, here in NYC and was looking forward to the station change to bring back Malloy.
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Eikon Donating Member (160 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:58 PM
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270. Malloy was the only thing I listened to on AA anymore.
I hope you guys will continue to stay on the air via other means.
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 05:00 PM
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271. The network that airs ads for Wal-Mart and Merck?
Say it ain't so!

(In other words - this is a surprise? AAR has been compromised on what it can honestly cover since almost Day One.

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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 07:13 PM
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337. Don't forget the anti-pot ads from "Partnership for a drug free..blah..
blah.....blah..... :puke:

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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 08:30 PM
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360. Ah yes, THOSE lies were why I turned it off.
Edited on Wed Aug-30-06 08:30 PM by Zhade
I've been saved from glaucoma by it, I don't need a "progressive" station lying to me about the medicine that allows me to continue to see.

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confludemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 05:02 PM
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274. Fuck 'em (AAR, I mean). He belongs on Sirius.
Sirius should dump that guy Alex Bennett and bring Mike in. I'm cancelling my XM sub.
With the lame lineup AAR have now, I don't give them much of a chance. Who's next, Sam Seder?
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 05:41 PM
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294. Does Sirius have a credible contender stream to AAR?
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confludemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 07:50 PM
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346. They have Stephanie Miller, Bill Press, Tom Hartmann as real Libs
and the rest are not much to get excited about such as the afforementioned Bennett, Ed Schultz and Lynn Samuels. All in all a very mild lineup that could be spiced up a bit with Mike.
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ReadTomPaine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 05:06 PM
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276. I am furious.
Left messages and wrote several emails. As another poster so aptly put it, AAR is dead to me now.
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princehal Donating Member (341 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 05:10 PM
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278. I am too
Oh well.

To hell with Air America. If they lied to Malloy about the contract, then they are liars.
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blues90 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 05:13 PM
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280. Deeply sad and depressing
Mike and Kathy and Molly . Mike you were right , you have said many times you could be gone in an instant , you have said ,"Is it time yet " refering to when americans get off their collective assess and hit the streets in a mass protest . Well maybe it is now time .

This is difficult to know you are off the air , it will be dead silence now without your voice .

AAR had the right hosts and the hosts were our only voice and connection to reality and real human beings . AAR goes down we lost our voice and I fear it's going further down .

Someone must be controlling this takedown . It's not for lack of commercials , there were plenty of these , same as on the other shows .

Right before 9/11 and the elections , how convinent .

Mike , you have given us so much and with such heart and compassion . Now it is time we find a way to give it back and offer our help . You kept the truth on top of the lies .

Man , I am going to miss your show so much words cannot express this loss .
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Brintus Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 05:13 PM
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281. Call Air America at 212-871-8100
Some people are saying we should call the feedback line and to leave a message. Why call the feedback line when it is all automated. I think we should all call the main line at 212-871-8100. That way we interupt daily operations. Talking to a voice mail is just a way of keeping us out of their way and silent.
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ReyHinckley Donating Member (5 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 05:14 PM
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282. Mike Malloy is a spokesman
I can't believe that Air America Radio has done this. I can't say that I'm not surprised though.

Mike has spoken out against the powers that be but money, or lack of it, speaks louder than the truth at times. Unfortunately for the world, the truth is not always what people want to hear.

George Orwell is rolling over in his grave.

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MikeyJones Donating Member (212 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 05:15 PM
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284. It was probably due to low ratings......
I mean no offense but I don't even know who Mike Malloy is and I didn't even know he was on Air America.
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Change has come Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 08:13 PM
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354. So your opinion here is really really important.
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MikeyJones Donating Member (212 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 08:48 PM
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607. Just speculating
That's all. Money is usually the reason a business relationship ends.
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Greylyn58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 05:15 PM
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285. Well this just sucks!!!
What the hell is AAR thinking??

DAMN!!!!!!



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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 05:16 PM
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286. Have I mentioned today how much I hate these people???
Edited on Wed Aug-30-06 05:43 PM by BlueEyedSon
They should dump Franken.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 05:19 PM
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287. While I'm not a huge Malloy fan
This does not seem wise. I'd like to know why this was done.
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kma3346 Donating Member (423 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 05:21 PM
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288. I can't believe this!
I was so worried about them taking Sam Seder off the air. I never once imagined that they would get rid of Mike. The only shows I listen to regularly are Stephanie Miller, Sam Seder, and Mike Malloy. One of the main reasons I listen to those three is because they make me laugh, as well as educate me on what's happening in these shitty times.

I just hope that Mike gets picked up by a more progressive group like the one Stephanie Miller is on. Mike, we need you more than ever! Please stay on the air.... somehow!!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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bschubert Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 05:30 PM
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290. I am stunned and hurt
I feel like someone has just placed 100 pounds of weights on my body. I can hardly move. This is very bad.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 05:34 PM
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291. I miss you already - I really, really do...
:cry: :grouphug:
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epii10 Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 05:39 PM
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292. -----SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING!-----
We have to get Malloy back on the air he is the valve on the pressure cooker. He is the premiere voice for we true LIBERALS and we HAVE TO GET HIM BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 05:40 PM
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293. We would gladly pay you a monthly fee to be a subscriber
Since Mike is the Talking Head and you are the Producer,
would you consider simply broadcasting from your usual place
and having the show on the Internet. You have somany many
listeners and they would I bet be willing to subscribe

You might actually end up making more $$ (once it got going) than
what they gave you.

My husband and I heard Mike's show for the first time in
months yesterday - and were so happy that he would be on when
we were awake all week.

This is so creepy - I doubt I will ever listen to AAR again.

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kma3346 Donating Member (423 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 05:49 PM
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296. Yeah!!!
That is a great idea! Do the show live on the Internet and then offer podcasts for paid subscribers. I know that there are a LOT of people who would sign up!
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 06:17 PM
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308. Yeah! Great idea. Then he can keep saying any
%$#@!@#@ he wants! :applause:
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Pab Sungenis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 09:05 AM
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475. There are 1,300 people who have signed the petition so far (more or less)
If each of them was willing to spend $10.00 a month for a Mike Malloy stream and podcast (UNCENSORED, yet), that's $156,000.00 a year for expenses and the talent. It could be a profitable endeavor.

How many people cancelled their AAR "Gold" podcast subscriptions over this last night?
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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 05:42 PM
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295. I am a HUGE Malloy fan and will certainly write to them !!
I wish they understood how many of us, both older and younger, really treasure his shows. It is very cathartic for me to have him say what I am feeling. And he had been a yellow dog democrat for years and years, loyal to a fault. And then he gets treated like this !! It drives me crazy that mainstream democrats don't acknowledge how many of us there are that really want significant change.
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Kaleidescope Cassie Donating Member (180 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 05:57 PM
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297. Oh Kathy, You two have saved my life! What will we do without you!
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 06:02 PM
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298. The truth has lost to the bottom line again.
Edited on Wed Aug-30-06 06:04 PM by SalmonChantedEvening
Safe radio, cuddly radio, that's what we'll be left with. Radio that dares to ruffle the feathers of the powerful and mock this pathetic simian fratboy will not be tolerated.

The money changers have spoken yet again.

And what they have spoken is bile.

:mad: :grr: :argh: :puke: :cry:
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Imalittleteapot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 06:06 PM
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300. I don't believe that it was a financial decision!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mike delivers my style of political talk and has probably collected a large group of haters of the truth, as I have. I suspect sponsor dissatisfaction in bush's America.

I am angry --- have emailed AAR, but will keep calling 'till I get through.

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sasha031 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 06:10 PM
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301. I am a paid subscriber and have contributed to AAR
I wrote them and told them how disgusted I am. Never again will I give them a penny!

I loved Mike :cry:

Yet they keep that Springer asshole on! AAR Sucks
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MaryRN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 06:13 PM
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302. Thank you, Kathy...we're all here right behind you.
Enraged, shocked and numb all at the same time.
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 06:14 PM
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304. Bad decision. I hope they reconsider!
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reprobate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 06:16 PM
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307. My $0.02 just emailed to airamericaradio.


Air America Radio HAD two shows I listened to regularly. Mike and Randi. Both speak the truth, but Randi gets annoying by talking over the callers. Now with Malloy no longer on your lineup I see little reason to continue listening.

I also intend to email your advertizers that I will not use their products until Malloy is back on the air.

Apparently the Democratic Leadership Council had a hand in this decision. It's just the sort of thing they like to do. And please don't claim it was a strictly financial decision. His popularity would argue against that. If you want to save money, get rid of Franken. His ummmmms and ahhhhhhs are just too painfull to listen to. I really have to wunder just which dumb suit made this decision.

AirAmericaRadio. A terrific idea that's gone terribly wrong.
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MaryRN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 07:29 PM
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340. excellent letter...n/t
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reprobate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 12:22 PM
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513. Thank you, Nurse Mary. Appreciation is always appreciated.
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MaryRN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 04:44 PM
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563. I always like to recognize quality when I see it...I should be thanking
YOU!
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 06:24 PM
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311. Goddamnit.
Goddamnit. :grr:
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liberalnurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 06:26 PM
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314. What can I do to help?
I understand this is premature at the moment but I believe we here at DU will give you the audience voice,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Just remember, you are not alone Kathy/Mike

We are here....think of us as your sleeping GIANT if needed.

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esopxe Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 06:30 PM
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318. Go here to sign a petition for Mike Malloy
I have started a petition that I am going to send to AAR. Please go to my site and sign it. Thanks!

-Rob
Expose Truth



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Chimichurri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 06:36 PM
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320. cool.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 06:36 PM
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321. We're so screwed! Shit will hit the fan if this is true
Will they try to muzzle Randi and the rest?
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Lena inRI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 06:37 PM
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322. "Financial decision" my ass. . .
Edited on Wed Aug-30-06 06:46 PM by Lena inRI
since Mike draws big loyal audiences in spite of the networks trimming his sails in NYC.

The only "financial aspect" of this decision is that Billary money backs this station so AAR is unwilling to be a free-speaking forum because whatever the Billary say, goes. . .this is preparation for 2008 Hillary nomination because Mike frankly addresses the phony Hillary candidacy. . .so does Sam Seder and he's being dangled, too.

And then there's the likelihood that Mike's discussions of Israeli aggression and 9-11 cover-up has put him in the doghouse. Pro-Israeli-conservative DNC/DLC money outweighs Mike's open airing of viewpoints.

Yeah. . . the fix is in. . .but the consequences aren't. . .

hang on Mike and Kathy. . .you will be vindicated.




:grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug:
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 09:45 AM
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481. Vindictin Yes!
mike was right on target about the elections being stolen. Something
Schultz would choke on.

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Truthiness Inspector Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 06:41 PM
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324. This is just terrible news. n/t
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feminazi Donating Member (911 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 06:43 PM
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326. this soooo pisses me off.
i was wondering why thom was on today instead. i thought mike was supposed to fill in for randi all week.

dumbshits!
:mad:
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 06:44 PM
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327. Run by morons.
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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 06:52 PM
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329. WTF?!!!
THAT TOTALLY SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Mr Belmontvedere Donating Member (4 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 07:05 PM
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333. NO WAY! Malloy is (was) awesome -nt
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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 07:06 PM
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334. I made my calls
and let them know how I felt about this fiasco.
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bbgrunt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 07:09 PM
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335. Mike and Kathy: You have kept the light burning for
so many of us and we are eternally grateful. I am so heartsick about this, but now we know that the PTB will stop at nothing in forcing this fascism down our throats. Please let us know how we can help and what your plans are.

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jarnocan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 07:12 PM
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336. WTF???? they wanna go lib/lite? and Sam Sedar? nt
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mwooldri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 07:39 PM
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341. Oh boy. I hope Mike and yourself end up elsewhere soon.
If it's the financials then why couldn't a lower money contract be given and to maybe move you to graveyard shift (2am to 5am - better than nothing eh?)

However IIRC there's been some senior management changes at AAR so therefore my guess is that someone new is in there ruffling up all the feathers. Sorry it was Mike that was a casualty of this.

Talent this good doesn't stay hidden for too long. Especially if the talent wants to perform. They don't end up doing late nights on a BBC Radio station listening to senior citizens chat on for hours about nothing (and not political either).

I don't want Mike to go the way of Talk Radio UK's Wild Al Kelly - a flash of brilliance never to be heard from again. Mike's light must shine!

Mark.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 07:46 PM
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344. Doubleplusbad!
Fuck 'em.

If Mike has to broadcast with tin cans and string, he'll do it. He's done it before.

He'll be back...and I'll find him.
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Klaxon Donating Member (81 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 07:59 PM
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349. I hope they take you guys back...
...Or I take my trendsetting ways away from those pink tutu bastards!
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Nikki Stone 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 08:01 PM
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350. This is absolutely insane!
Please tell Mike that his show yesterday on Katrina was the most powerful thing I have ever heard on talk radio. It was heartbreaking, enraging and compelling.

Please let us know where you all end up.
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HooptieWagon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 08:05 PM
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351. Damn!!!!
Malloy was one of their best hosts...WTF are the dumbasses thinking? Guess I won't be listening to AAR near as much....
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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 08:10 PM
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352. How come no one ever talks about or supports PACIFICA?
Which recently suffered an overt, right-wing hostile takeover attempt that puts AAR's pathetic commercial attempts and bickering between milquetoast show-hosts to shame??

They wanted to buy Pacifica up and sell off their stations... But all I ever hear folks on DU say is how they'll go to satellite, or (god forbid) NPR, or how they wanted to support AAR more than Pacifica to "prove" that left-wing commercial "talkatainment" can out-compete right-wing commercial "talkatainment" on the air-waves. Whatever.

By The Way, considering how I can't STAND NPR and feel they've been in the business of castrating their upper-middle class "liberal" audience for the past 25 years, I don't have much problem with Ed Shultz.

I don't like his bizarre Clinton fetish though. And he ignores non-commerical talk radio just about as often as folks on the blogs ignore Pacifica... Maybe it's just not upscale enough for the netroots.

Maybe Malloy will move to Schultz's network!
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harrybridges Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 08:12 PM
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353. Air America executives are corrupted
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Jawja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 08:42 AM
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474. Welcome to DU,
harrybridges, and I wholeheartedly agree that Mike's stance the Israel-Palestinian issue is what may have played a big role in Mike's disappearance. The Israeli Lobby is very powerful in this country and they just do not tolerate opposing viewpoints regarding Israel's moral righteousness in their policies toward the Palestinians (see "The Israel Lobby by John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt at http://www.lrb.co.uk/v28/n06/mear01_.html ). Mike was very explicit in his coverage of the issue.

This was my first thought when I heard about Mike losing his spot on AAR. Something to consider, at least.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 08:17 PM
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355. This is terrible news. I feel sick to my stomach. Bad sign for AAR.
I wonder if Randi and the rest of the regulars will protest? I know Randi is huge fan of Mike's
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billie_ Donating Member (617 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 08:17 PM
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356. I cannot believe it...Mike is the ONLY show I NEVER MISS!!!!!!!!
Listened to Mike since the ieamerica days, wrote aar to PLEASE, put him in the line up...never miss his show....i love randi & sam. but Mike is the only show I HAVE to get a daily fix of ...

@#$# i feel as empty as I did in the interim period between ieamerica & aar :(

what can we do Kathy? we need you & Mike!!!!

have I mentioned tonight how much i hate these people?!

Billie

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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 09:16 PM
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371. You know this is huge
If it brings you out of the woodworks. Good to see you post again, Billie.
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Andrushka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 08:20 PM
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357. AAR have
really screwed the pooch with this one. They have fucked Mike and Kathy about for a while now - I am not surprised.

Love you, Mike and Kathy!
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Systematic Chaos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 08:23 PM
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358. Can anyone here even recall the last time...
...a thread on DU got this much activity and so many recommendations, as quickly as this one has?

Are you reading this, you AAR patsies?
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Koyaanisqatsi Donating Member (126 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 08:30 PM
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359. BEST OF MIKE MALLOY SHOW ON HORN TONIGHT
Edited on Wed Aug-30-06 08:32 PM by Koyaanisqatsi
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maddiejoan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 08:34 PM
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362. Stupid Tricksy False AAR!
Smeagol hates them ::Gollum::: We hates them forever!


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shireen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 12:32 AM
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424. i'm so glad to see you again, Smeagol/Gollum!!!
Do you know any sorcerers with too much time on their hands who could take care of this AAR problem?

when Mike gets back on the air, one of his first guests must be Smeagol-Gollum! Can you arrange that? :)
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maddiejoan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 12:51 AM
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432. I'm pretty much sure I can :)
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coffeenap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 08:56 PM
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364. Seder now! :56 nt
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 09:00 PM
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365. Crud. Mike and Kathy broadcasted around the corner from our house.
I enjoyed having a part of AAR in my neighborhood.

Atlanta loses our AAR station.

Now this.

Total crud.
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ekwhite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 09:03 PM
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366. Are they insane?
Mike Malloy is one of the few bright spots on Air America Radio - I may well cancel my XM Radio subscription, with the explanation that I got XM specifically to listen to Mike Malloy and Randi Rhodes.
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Qanisqineq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 09:04 PM
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367. WTF kind of stupid decision is that?
:wtf:
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 09:05 PM
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368. Sam just mentioned he was pissed about Mike before he
signed off, and to go to Mike's site for any more information, but he sounded pissed.
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coffeenap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 09:08 PM
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369. Mike's music--Peter's voice--no mention. nt
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 09:12 PM
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370. I am really sorry this happened. I liked his show.
Hopefully Mike will be able to find a new gig somewhere soon.
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SHRED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 09:17 PM
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372. DAMN IT
Damn it all to hell.
What the fuck are those idiots over at AAR thinking?
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WestHoustonDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 09:19 PM
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373. What crap! I just cancelled my AAR Premium subscription
If I feel like paying for podcasts, I'll get Stephanie Miller instead.

Please let us know where Mike lands. I will follow his show anywhere!
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bschubert Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 09:20 PM
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374. Someone needs to fix this
Where is the outlet for the anger we feel? As I said over at Majority Report blog:

Send Air America Pictures of Baby Molly, and tell them not to take the food from her mouth!

and

You know, yesterday I went to the Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young concert here in Columbus. It was a full house and it was great. People were singing along with "Let's impeach the president, and I was singing the loudest!" People would boo when they saw bush on the screen. It was great. It seemed like the world was finally coming together for us, like there was hope in the people power.

Then some dumbheads fire Malloy, and ruin my joy.
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bschubert Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 09:26 PM
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376. And don't forget the callers
Without Mike, we won't know how Marge is doing, or Cassie, or Sarge, or Loki, or the other regular folks that call in. These people are like part of our lives now! How can they do this to us?
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shireen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 12:35 AM
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425. i wish Marge had internet access and could talk to us .... nt
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Andrushka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 01:24 AM
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436. Ditto that
You think she knows yet?
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