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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:10 PM
Original message
The Right Wing is now trying to shut Air America Radio down
Right now on Scarborough Country, there's a big headline, "LIBERAL HATE SPEECH".

They have latched onto this bogus "threat against the president" and are now running hard with it.
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:11 PM
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1. Weathering this...
Will only strengthen them. Danny Goldberg is not a tent-folder.
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kliljedahl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:12 PM
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2. Accidental Dupe sorry
Edited on Wed Apr-27-05 09:14 PM by kliljedahl
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:13 PM
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3. What threat?? Which show?
This is BULLSHIT! Rush Limpballs spewed nothing but hatered toward Clinton for 8 solid years! Which show are they talking about? Do you know?
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:15 PM
Response to Reply #3
9. Randi had a call
that turned out not to be very funny. Nor was it a specific threat. The Pukkkes are making molehills out of molecules again.
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:18 PM
Response to Reply #9
12. Now they know how we feel about 24/7 right wing hate radio..
The Pukkkes hate Air America and I'm loving it!
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:22 PM
Response to Reply #9
18. Oh ferkristsakes!
:eyes: They will do anything to take down AAR.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:31 PM
Response to Reply #9
28. It wasn't a call
it was a spoof bit about AARP.
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:41 PM
Response to Reply #28
35. called in by phone--Randi hadn't heard it yet
Edited on Wed Apr-27-05 09:47 PM by librechik
and was underwhelmed. The bit was about social security and had gunshot sound effects, but wasn't directed at The President.

Nevertheless, the panties are a twistin in the temple.

Randi should hire some heat for awhile, methinks.

luvya, Midori! :loveya:
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 10:22 PM
Response to Reply #35
59. called in by who?
could this have been a setup?
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 12:22 AM
Response to Reply #59
97. hmmm n/t
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 05:36 PM
Response to Reply #59
125. Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, they'd never do something like that.
:sarcasm:

Heritage Foundation interns are everywhere.

I'm just sayin'...
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 10:44 PM
Response to Reply #35
65. Stamps with Pres and Gun got FBI out to art shows....
asking for the names of the participating artists etc...

Today the Pres ran out of the White House because he thought there was an enemy plane or an enraged DEM heading for impact.

Or it was a set up to rationalize pulling anyone off the air who speaks the truth about their un-American activities.

I think we need to pay attention and protest in LARGE numbers for FREEDOM of SPEACH.
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expatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 11:24 PM
Response to Reply #35
92. No, Randi first heard it BY phone... it was produced in NYC
Randi is in Florida.


When I heard her use this excuse, I thought it was lame. She is solely responsible for the content of her show and she can't be making excuses like that. For one, it makes us look like a bunch of amateurs.

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BrendaStarr Donating Member (491 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 12:29 AM
Response to Reply #92
98. Yeah cause on other talk radio host takes phone calls.
LOL

Um that's the way it's done.

Obviously, it was done to try to damage AAR.

I did hear it, but missed the run up.

Right after the spiel she said she was underwhelmed--immediately showing distaste.

It is not amateurish for her to be taking calls or to tell the truth.

What we need to do is to get out to the mixed message boards and tell people what really happened.

This can be done anytime of day.

No need to wait for a big march or whatever.

And it's a heck of a lot more useful than just staying in here.

Come to DU for news, for helping keep each other informed, and for companionship, but we should be out changing the minds of the rest of America too.
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MsTryska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 08:34 AM
Response to Reply #92
119. um...Randi accepted full responsibility for the skit
because it is her show and she is solely responsible for content.
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jdj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 11:08 PM
Response to Reply #9
84. Thanks to the right for making Randi famouser.
maybe she will finally get her due credit if more people listen to her.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 10:45 PM
Response to Reply #3
67. Exactly!
They should be shut down too if anybody! This is the ONLY place us liberals/democrats are able to go to! No way in hell!
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renaissanceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 10:53 PM
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72. How about FRED PHELPS and all this hate speech against
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kliljedahl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:13 PM
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4. Was about to post that
Scab-bro is such an asshole. G Gordon almost sounded like he was defending AAR. Only caught the last couple of minutes though.


Keiths Barbeque Central
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Flammable Materials Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:21 PM
Response to Reply #4
16. Of course G Gordon is not going to badmouth AAR.
His good buddy Al is on the network.
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xray s Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:51 PM
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39. G Gordon, the guy who advised a listener to shoot ATF agents...
...in the HEAD?

http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/misc/g-gordon-liddy /

The most infamous of these incidents was a 1994 show in which he advised a caller worried about jack-booted ATF agents kicking in his door: "They've got a big target on there: ATF. Don't shoot at that because they've got a vest on underneath that. Head shot, head shots." He also suggested that groin shots were a good backup plan.

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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:58 PM
Response to Reply #39
46. and bragged about his bill and hillary target practice dummies
at least gordon is consistant and not hypocritically expressing canned outrage like drudge and joedeadintern
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Eloriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:54 PM
Response to Reply #16
44. Well, he had his own little episode
His criticism of AAR at a time like this would be the height of hypocrisy.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:13 PM
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5. Well, of course they are.
But it's just "Dead Intern" Scarborough. Nobody watches that show.
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liberalmike27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 10:41 PM
Response to Reply #5
63. Agreed
I only watched it because I heard Randi mention it today, and was surfing to it.

It was a pitifully unfair misrepresentation. I can only guess that people are increasing tuning out of all the extreme right-wing drivel that is on cable and network news, and into alternative sources like the Internet and Air America.

I used to not be able to walk in a room without turning on the television. Now I only watch a few shows that entertain me, and I've almost totally weaned myself from any of their right-wing biased corporate favoring news.
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Jersey Ginny Donating Member (549 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 10:44 PM
Response to Reply #63
66. I just downgraded my cable
I realized that I don't watch TV anymore, basically since the elections. I get my news off the internet and the newspaper and radio. I'm saving $40 a month, too and still get PBS!
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ngGale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 01:23 AM
Response to Reply #66
105. Thank you, I just realized how little I watch TV anymore...
because my grandkids came over for a few nights. I didn't even know I had Disney until their Dad told me. It's obvious, I don't even channel surf anymore like I use to. BTW - PBS is saying they need to pull in more conservative viewers. Our freedom is going fast.

However, I did see Scarborough, by accident. Ack! Propaganda bullcrap!
The hypocrisy is so deep, I couldn't believe my ears. They were putting down AA & Randi, pretty bad.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 10:49 PM
Response to Reply #63
69. I'm the same way
I just watch mainly Comedy Central and few other shows. I only have cable cause my parents have it and I also like it for the movie networks. The "news" channels just don't do anything for me anymore. I get my news from here, AAR and of course the Daily show (kinda sad isn't it?).
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 10:48 PM
Response to Reply #5
68. His show
is the lowest raiting show on MSNBC.
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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:14 PM
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6. Don't sweat it...
I see more people scratching their ass on the subway every morning than watch Scarborough.
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DanCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:15 PM
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7. The Brown Shirts
Are going too far somewhere somehow they got to be stopped.
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:15 PM
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8. Free advertisement for Air America..
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SHRED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:16 PM
Response to Reply #8
10. That's right!
:toast:
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billbuckhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:19 PM
Response to Reply #10
14. I know tens of millions of Americans hate Bush
I see it as good advertising for AA.
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zoeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:23 PM
Response to Reply #8
20. Publicity, good or bad, is publicity!!!
It'll put 'em on the map or air!
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 10:15 PM
Original message
You got it
It's all good!
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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:18 PM
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11. We need to start fighting against NEOCON HATE SPEECH!!!
That would mean Limbaugh, Colter, etc., etc ....
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zoeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:30 PM
Response to Reply #11
27. AAR is not nearly has hateful as the wingnuts...I'm waiting
on Springer to give us the "talk show sensationalism" that he was famous for. He needs to book some really outrageous guests/bloggers anyone that can bring in the ratings.
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 01:47 AM
Response to Reply #11
109. You bet we do!
I mean- who is held accountable anymore? Limpballs goes to Afhganistan and tells the troops that the Dems don't support them? Who paid for that dickheads trip? WTF is that? Delay and the repubs freak side show openly threaten judges and create divisions within the country! Justice Sunday? Give me a break! This is BULLSHIT! Don't they take an oath to ensure domestic tranquility? What the hell is Shrub doing pimping Delay? They are shameless cowards!

Peace.
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:19 PM
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13. Imus...MSNBC - Hate, sexist, abusive, sewer speech. Scarborough
and his Directors and writers should wake up earlier in the morning.
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Flammable Materials Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:20 PM
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15. Didn't they learn anything from Fahrenheit 9/11?
I predict they'll be up to 65 affiliates by June.
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dweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:27 PM
Response to Reply #15
23. i'll bet you 500 posts
they'll be at 66 by the end of May.

we'll all win. Fire on.
dp
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:21 PM
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17. Manufactured Outrage
much like the Manufactured Outrage following the Wellstone memorial.

I wouldn't take this too lightly. It seems a little too coordinated. May be a Rove campaign. If the ReichWing propaganda megaphones start singing in chorus it could divert attention from Delay, Gannon freely roaming the WhiteHouse, and the Final Report on NO WMD since 1992.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:34 PM
Response to Reply #17
32. The thing that bothers me
is that Randi said that the Today Show called her, and wanted a tape of the bit and also wanted Randi to appear on the show to discuss it and apologize again.

Randi mused that in all her years in radio, THIS is what garners attention.
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 10:18 PM
Response to Reply #32
52. Sounds like the LOCKSTEP CorpoMedia...
...marching orders may have gone out from Republican Headquarters.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 10:51 PM
Response to Reply #17
70. Of course
So much is NOT going their way. The recent poll numbers out earlier this week were really low and people just aren't buying anything they're doing. So seems like another way to attack democrats.
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redherring Donating Member (214 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:22 PM
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19. This is good for Randi
It's like free advertizement. I bet my bottom dollar that her show's rating will be skyrocketing soon. She just needs to lay low for a while. LOL, she's the best radio host on Air America. Good news for us, trust me.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:25 PM
Response to Reply #19
22. She apologized for how some might interpret it
She did beautiful. You ever hear a right winger apologize?
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:29 PM
Response to Reply #22
25. When are the republicans going to apologize for trying to overthrow
the judicial branch of our government? or two stolen elections? or the war in Iraq?
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 10:53 PM
Response to Reply #22
71. No way
Edited on Wed Apr-27-05 10:54 PM by FreedomAngel82
They'd never apologize for anything even if they're caught with their pants down. Tom DeLay and Bush are the perfect examples.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:24 PM
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21. threat against the president my ass... we don't have a president
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:28 PM
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24. Just goes to show you how scared they are of AAR n/t
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Cobalt Violet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:29 PM
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26. It's a real threat to them. I'm suprised it took them so long.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 10:56 PM
Response to Reply #26
75. If you remember
for a long time they played down that it won't do well and that nobody will listen etc. Now they're at fifty-three stations. It's just a ploy to go after democrats to get the focus off their failures.
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hector459 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:32 PM
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29. Pull out the Rush tapes on Hillary and Bill.
I think you find they were much worse and some were inciting violence.
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:37 PM
Response to Reply #29
33. The whiney little bastard republicans can put it out, but when it
comes back at them they cry like little babies..
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:33 PM
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30. This will backfire on the assholes who are attacking
Edited on Wed Apr-27-05 09:40 PM by notsodumbhillbilly
IMO Randi's ratings will go sky high now. Go get 'em Randi! :applause:
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riverwalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:33 PM
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31. half the country hates dubya
he is tanking in the polls, and they are giving AAR free publicity.
Go for it, wingnuts.
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spindoctor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:39 PM
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34. Considering how many of us listen to Limbaugh...
...this kind of publicity might do wonders for the ratings.
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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:46 PM
Response to Reply #34
37. AAR Ratings should skyrocket!
:woohoo: :woohoo:
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:48 PM
Response to Reply #34
38. Keep this kicked. And let's think of a way to show our support for AAR
Any ideas?
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:51 PM
Response to Reply #38
40. We could email them our appreciation for being here for us
that's a start
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bpilgrim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:43 PM
Response to Original message
36. an opportunity to highlight all their brown-shirts on the air and in print
and free advertising for AAR :evilgrin:

peace
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:51 PM
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41. where joedeadintern's headline for Savageweiner's daily diatribes?!?!?
Edited on Wed Apr-27-05 09:59 PM by Adenoid_Hynkel
any 30 second snippet of which is worse than anything ever aired on aar

"now here's a man who tells it like it is."
-joedeadintern, introducing micheal savage on his show in 2003
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:54 PM
Response to Reply #41
43. TIP MEDIA MATTERS ON JOE'S DOUBLE STANDARDS W/ AAR & SAVAGE/LIMABUGH/BECK
Edited on Wed Apr-27-05 09:57 PM by Adenoid_Hynkel
Send news tips about conservative misinformation to Media Matters here: mm-tips@mediamatters.org .

Brock is great about putting up network contacts and could get a good email campaign about cable media bullshit going

viewerservices@msnbc.com
GeneralComments@feedback.msnbc.com
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 10:59 PM
Response to Reply #43
77. That would be great
Hopefully that can happen.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 10:58 PM
Response to Reply #41
76. Oh good God
Good grief. So Michael Savage doesn't do any hate speech but Mike Malloy tells the truth and is a hating liberal. Oh they should fuck off.
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:53 PM
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42. Good Ratings = Bad News For Hate Radio
Notice the timing...the latest Arbitron ratings for the largest markets came out the other day and AAR is doing well in most markets and continuing to grow. Remember when Joey and O'Reilly and Hannity said this network wouldn't last? That was a year ago and now it's not only still around but hurting some Xtian radio and a threat to the rest of hate radio.

Yesterday I posted how well AAR was doing in markets where there's an affiliate for "The Patriot"...the ultra right wing hate network owned by Salem that features Ingraham, Savage, Medved, Hewitt and many other venom spewers. Salem owns most of these stations and their ratings are 1/2 or less than that of the comparable AAR affiliate.

Not only does this mean advertisers will split those critical dollars (which are real hard to come by these days) with AAR (mostly Clear Channel) stations and not with Salem. Ouch #1

With their large investment on AAR, Clear Channel is going after Salem through the backdoor. Clear Channel has its own hate network with Rushbo and Hannity and would love to see Salem fade away and back into putting on the "dollar-a-hollar" preachers this company used to make it's money from. They're putting a squeeze on Salem and it's being felt. Not a good thing for a big contributor to the Repugnicans...and the religious right's favorites in specific. Ouch #2

Advertising revenues continue to sink for most radio stations and the huge debts many stations have incured over the years (most through speculation from their greedy owners like Antzinger & Salem) are coming home to roost. Over-inflated property values are starting to take their toll as the large debts these companies took on to build these huge radio empires aren't meeting the bills. Debts are growing and revenues aren't. A competitor that can eat into those revenues even further (and the associated license property values) has to be eliminated.

It's a great thing to hear all this shit about Randi and AAR. As the old axiom goes, "say good, say bad, just say". Hopefully this story gets A LOT of play...it attracts people to hear what Rhodes or AAR is all about...especially sheeple who weren't aware of the network.

I strongly suggest DU members who live in cities where there's an AAR station to do one of two things. First, is to call or write a letter (the letter is perfered) to the stations' General Manager or Program Director and thank them for carrying the network. Make sure you mention your sex, age and area you live in...so they see they're reaching the audience they want to. The letter also goes into the FCC public inspection file should their licenses be challenged.

Next, visit a LOCAL advertiser for the station and thank them for supporting both the station and AAR. A purchase, if you can swing it, will be triple bonus points, since the advertiser can see direct response from their advertising dollars and see how it's paying off. This will do a lot to keep AAR on in your market and help push Progressive radio as well.

Cheers
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 10:04 PM
Response to Reply #42
48. I wished a local station would carry Air America. Unfreakin'
believable, 100 miles south of Chicago and no Air America. Be nice if Champaign, Illinois or an Indianapolis station would carry them..
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 10:11 PM
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49. can you pick up the cincinnati station?
i can-and i'm in west virginia
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 10:15 PM
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51. Too far away. Late at night I can pick up one Cincinnati station,
but it's 24/7 right wing hate radio. Can't think of the name of it, but it's a powerful station..
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 11:05 PM
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80. Something I don't get
Edited on Wed Apr-27-05 11:05 PM by FreedomAngel82
with the rightwingers is why do they have all this hate radio? They have multiple duplicates of Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly and don't forget "Christian" networks. The republicans control all parts of our government and our media. And yet they've still got hate radio! It's unfreakinbelieviable. Let us have our one network for goodness sakes!!!
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 10:20 PM
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53. Mike Malloy just said AAR will be coming to Chicago VERY soon.
He didn't have any particulars, but said AAR was losing out on his MILLIONS of listeners from when he was in Chicago on WLS radio. It won't be long now! I can't wait because when Sirius loses AAR in a couple of months...I'll have withdrawals. :( I just have to have Randi and Malloy. I'm addicted. :7
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ms liberty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 11:19 PM
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89. What is this about Sirius losing AAR??
Please, say it ain't so!!! I'm in rural NC and we'll never get a local station that I'll be able to pick up in these damn mountains. Unless I buy one...after I win the lottery.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 11:26 PM
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93. It's true.
Edited on Wed Apr-27-05 11:27 PM by in_cog_ni_to
:cry: They are going to XM satellite radio. :cry: MY LUCK after spending a bloody fortune on Sirius equipment for the SOLE purpose of listening to AAR. I think AAR goes to XM in June (?) :cry: Just the thought of no Randi and Malloy every day tears me up! I kid you not. :cry:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 11:59 PM
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96. Hey I am crying right along with you
And it's sooner than you think. AAR goes off Sirius May 1.

I have been listening to Sirius 143 and it's okay. But damn, I will miss Randi.
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BrightKnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 01:42 AM
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108. XM 3 million subscribers > Sirius 1 millions subscribers
The numbers were apparently too compelling to ignore. I expect that they will convert a few of the Fox hole fools.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 05:25 PM
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122. NEXT WEEK????? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
OMG. What am I going to do? :cry: I thought it was 90 days" April, May, June?
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Edgewater_Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 05:29 PM
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123. AAR Does NOT Go Off Sirius Tomorrow - It Goes Off In July
Go to the AAR site - there's an XM ad that says straight out JULY 16.
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 10:33 PM
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60. Try 1530 From Cincinatti
Chicago's turned into a real mess for AAR...and sadly, it's some Democrats who are creating the biggest problems.

For now, you can hear AAR at night (or starting about 90 minutes before sunset) on 1530 from Cincinatti. It's a powerful signal that blasts in very nicely...also good to catch the Randi Rhodes replay at 6pm.

There's also a good public station at 90.1 in Champaign...they feature a lot of Pacifica programs as well as Democracy Now.
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 05:11 AM
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115. 90.1 in Champaign, Illinois.. Is that an FM or AM channel?
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TheWebHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:56 PM
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45. Randi needs to do 20 straight hours on Lori Klausutis
to let Scarborough know who he's messing with... bring on Jennifer Van Bergen and a few other guests to do a week long roundtable on how a young, reportedly pregnant intern winds up with her head bashed in at Joe's office without any real investigation.
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 09:59 PM
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47. I agree. Tell the world how he got away with murder!
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 10:21 PM
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57. GREAT IDEA!
I wonder if Randi would go down that road?
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 11:07 PM
Response to Reply #57
83. Maybe
if enough people ask? She should do a story on each of these rightwing radio hosts. Feature each of them.
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xray s Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 10:15 PM
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50. This just frosts my ass
Go to the radio right now and listen to one of the dozens of lunatic right wing radio programs that plaster the dail and you won't have to wait five minutes before you will hear something worse by a factor of 10 than what happened on Randi's show.

So where is the outrage in the MSM about that shit, that has been going on for twenty fuckin' years!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 11:08 PM
Response to Reply #50
86. So much
for the "liberal" media eh? They're showing their true colors lately. Nobody soon is going to believe that shit.
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 10:20 PM
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54. As hypocritical..
..... as it is, it was beyond stupid for them to air that bit.

My god even a fucking child knows that you don't allude to violence against the president. Someone there was asleep at the switch, and now it will be exploited.
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lala_rawraw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 10:21 PM
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55. Yeah, I heard Randi apologizing all day today...
Start your engines... time to send killer joe "hate speech" updates and write FCC that this is harrassment, or better still, anyone happen to have any info on who is coordinating AAR?
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goodboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 10:21 PM
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56. what happened? I missed it
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mountainvue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 10:22 PM
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58. Let Scarborough and the other
right wing rent boys publicize Randi's show all they want. The more people that tune in and listen, the better.
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lala_rawraw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 10:35 PM
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61. Wait, I have a strategy...
Why not just use good old fashioned truth to mop up the "lies" deflection approach?

Let's remind the public of something they never cared to know before in the Culture of Life. Joe S has a little hate problem himself...
http://www.americanpolitics.com/20010808Klausutis.html

So, much like the Gannon story, get your emails ready, get your posts ready, and get your phones ready. Call the Florida state attorney's office and ask why this case was handled like this? Call all the Florida papers and demand they give Lori justice. K? No ifs, ands, or tushies... lies deserve nothing short of truth in response.
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 01:49 AM
Response to Reply #61
110. That's right! Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke...
TRUTH IS OUR MOST POWERFUL WEAPON!!! :patriot:


Peace.
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sysoprock Donating Member (391 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 10:40 PM
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62. To be honest...
I'm not a huge fan of AAR to begin with. Sirius Left is MUCH better.

I'd rather listen to Ed Schultz or Alex Bennett for my news and talk than actors who decided to do a radio show in their spare time.

That said, this whole ordeal is classic "fake outrage" on the part of the Republicans.
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Jersey Ginny Donating Member (549 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 10:42 PM
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64. Clearly AAR has come of age!
First, the Repukes said that a liberal radio station would never get an audience. Now, they've changed their talking points, which they love to do. It's an indicator they are having to take the left wing seriously. Ghandi said first they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win. They are starting to fight now!
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jbond56 Donating Member (295 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 10:54 PM
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74. yep
The funniest part is they have no idea they are about to lose.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 11:10 PM
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87. Oh yes
They've been fighting us with election reform so now they're fighting us all out. They must be nervous about something. Or they're desperate to get rid of us because of their poll numbers.
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Digit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 10:53 PM
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73. HEY! It is FREE advertising!
Edited on Wed Apr-27-05 10:54 PM by Digit
All of those people out there who are disgusted with this mis-administration will now know there is a liberal talk station, and I would be willing to bet that they will be tuning in.
:applause:


I have heard worse than that on the Limpballs station and vile hatred
is ALL that comes out of his mouth.
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 11:06 PM
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82. Yeah!! Talk It Up, But Please, Not Just on Joe Scarborough...
Nobody really watches that thing, do they?? Talk it up big all over the MSM please and have people check it out....
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 01:15 AM
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104. Saw a billboard this morning and tuned my dial to the Left
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SnoopDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 11:01 PM
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78. There is nothing better than Air America Radio...
Mike, Randi, Sam, and Janinne are absolutely the best. (Sorry to say,work, life, etc prevent me from listening to all the shows). Oh, I also think Guy James is on the same plane as M,R,S,&J.

In my opinion, these folks are our Voice of Sanity.

They are heroes to our Democracy and our country.

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ailsagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 11:02 PM
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79. The irony is, AAR doesn't lie or distort or foster hate-mongering
Edited on Wed Apr-27-05 11:03 PM by ailsagirl
They just tell it like it is. And they're scrupulous about their research-- I haven't heard one erroneous thing since I've been listening. They don't spin... I doubt they'd even know how to!!

For right wing radio to succeed, the creeps running it had to stoop to the lowest levels of sleaze to put together their message.

They effing well better NOT shut down AAR... I doubt they can (or would DARE).

It means we're making progress, doesn't it?? They're feeling VERY threatened.

:evilgrin: :bounce:

JUST LET THEM TRY!!!!!
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Stirk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 11:05 PM
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81. It's only fair. I mean-
they put Ann Coulter and Jesse Helms in prison for making these kinds of thr- er- huh? They didn't?
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 11:08 PM
Response to Reply #81
85. hell, wv's gop charmen said he wanted "oswald jr' to 'take care of" bill
back in 1994, when the national gop was having its young republicans convention in charleston, david tyson went on a local radio show and made the comment.

tyson is still chair of the wv gop, i believe
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womanofthehills Donating Member (104 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 11:14 PM
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88. Randy was good today
She turned the whole mess back on the repubs. I bet it gets her a lot more listeners. More and more repubs are calling her show saying they listen to her regularly. She didn't even hear the whole bit just the end as it was an AAR producted bit. She said Tim her screener usually screens the bits first but as they just arrived recently in Florida he didn't have a chance.
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 11:33 PM
Response to Reply #88
94. Welcome To DU!
What hills are you from?? I'm from the Hollywood Hills!

My first reaction when I heard Randi apologized was, Oh no! But then I realized that's what separates us from the Freepers (besides thumbs!) is being honest and admiting fuck-ups, being sorry, having a sense of humor and moving on.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 01:14 AM
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103. Rightwingers calling
into AAR? And here I thought all the rightwingers said AAR won't work and nobody will listen. :eyes:
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DesEtoiles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 11:23 PM
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90. Freepers are going to taste a lot of disappointment this week
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tallahasseedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 11:23 PM
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91. Of course they are...
Air America promotes proper discussion of the issues. Cant have that now can we? Now with hosts like Schultz and Springer starting to resonate with those on the right they feel it must be stopped.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 11:36 PM
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95. This is a good indication of how scared they are of AAR.
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porkrind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 12:29 AM
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99. I guess we're beginning step 3
Step 1: They ignore liberal radio
Step 2: They laugh
Step 3: They fight
Step 4: We Win!!!
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 12:39 AM
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100. Fuck them and fuck the horse they rode in on
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TheWebHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 12:51 AM
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101. I was afraid to read the WorldNetDaily article on this
but from someone who listened to the whole show today, they (unlike Drudge or Scar-killer) actually provided some context and didn't paint her as some loon.

http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=44...
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darkism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 01:11 AM
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102. GIVE ME A FUCKING BREAK
They're calling Randi's comments "hate speech" when EVERY DAY OF THE FUCKING WEEK Rush spews out his hatred and Ann Coulter writes her vitriolic bullshit about killing Muslims and converting them to Christianity? This is the most absurd thing I've ever heard.

SDASLKDASJDAKJ FUCK THE RIGHT-WING MEDIA LDSFJSLKFJSL
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Extend a Hand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 01:25 AM
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106. Bad taste?????

G Gordon Liddy...
"And here comes George Bush. You know, he's in his flight suit, he's striding across the deck, and he's wearing his parachute harness, you know -- and I've worn those because I parachute -- and it makes the best of his manly characteristic. You go run those -- run that stuff again of him walking across there with the parachute. He has just won every woman's vote in the United States of America. You know, all those women who say size doesn't count -- they're all liars. Check that out."

This guy is accusing Randi of bad taste????!!!!!


:eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes:
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darkism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 01:28 AM
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107. ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 02:13 AM
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111. What a bunch of crapola!
Randi is great, though I don't listen to her every day.

I'm not sure if Randi should go on the Today show. I don't trust Katie Couric-she often reminds me of a rethug freeper and she might make Randi look bad. :shrug:
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MontageOfFreedom Donating Member (633 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 02:16 AM
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112. Thanks for reporting this....My my has the world changed.
I'm almost appalled that they would even attempt this.
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Zinfandel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 02:29 AM
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113. AAR is doing great & has been kicking ass already, The Drudge shit
Edited on Thu Apr-28-05 02:35 AM by Zinfandel

will only bring in many more listeners, as did Coulter's bullshit about Randi, and other right-wing lies about AAR only brings in more people who were not aware of AAR (I tell people about it everyday and they truly get excited to hear about it).

I hope these right-wing clowns continue, it's truly great, great publicity for AAR and AAR will continue to get stronger with more and more new listeners who are tuning in daily.

AAR is becoming a real powerhouse, I'd love to invest in AAR, its absolutely a sure thing.

The HBO special about AAR this month also helped. (And there will be more stories about AAR to come).

AAR will continue to keep growing and growing. There are tens of millions of progressives, liberals, moderates out there who would love to listen, they just have to become aware of AAR and thanks to the right-wing, who are indeed helping, immensely.

Even many republicans are now tuning in.

www.airamericarardio.com

This is better than we ever imagined!

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MontageOfFreedom Donating Member (633 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 03:08 AM
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114. It is very interesting and strange isn't it.....
I wonder who gave them this headline.....Someone out there must have alot of inside connections to the movement..
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bklyncowgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 05:22 AM
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116. AAR must be doing good.
This of course is just the usual partisan sniping. Plenty of liberals said the same thing about Limbaugh et al enciting nutcases against Clinton.

I tend to go with the idea that the liberal institutions and people that make the right wing foam at the mouth are very ones that are most effective.

Nice to see Air America getting that sort of attention.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 07:42 AM
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117. Yep, and some people will tune in just to be outraged
...and they just may change their minds after listening. Logic has a way of eventually seeping into even the dullest mind.

No such thing as bad publicity...spell the name right, let them know where to find the product!!
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doubleplusgood Donating Member (810 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 08:28 AM
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118. applicable Gandhi quote re: AAR
"First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win." - Gandhi

I think AAR is at phase 3 of this quote.
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democrat_patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 05:00 PM
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120. ANY publicity is good publicity
By Friday who will remember this?

AAR ratings will go up for a short while, this will be fine.

It didn't even mention *
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democrat_patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 05:00 PM
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121. Another RW conspiracy theory
They need some more tinfoil
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Edgewater_Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 05:33 PM
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124. That Explains The Wingnut Push - And It's WRONG
Go on any random web site that has Repunks and Liberals mixing it up -- in the last 48 hours, the Wingnuts have started spreading this "AAR is dying" BS.

And it's B.S.

Folks, some questions: if AAR is so damn weak as the Wingnuts are now trying to claim, why on God's green earth would a company like XM go out and steal AAR from Sirius because Sirius stole NASCAR from XM? Why would Clear Channel go out and hire Jerry Springer to try and piggyback off AAR's success to the point where Jerry is now actually on AAR? Why would all of these stories -- going back to the NRO/L.A. TIMES hatchet job -- come out at the EXACT MOMENT the AAR movie comes out on HBO and the ratings which show, at the very least, AAR is tromping over O'Liely?

The answer to all of them is because AAR IS A SUCCESS, hence the Wingnut attacks.

And we should all just chill the Hell out. Considering how successful the Wingnuts have been lately, we should let them attack AAR.

It may make them #1 in the country.
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wallwriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 05:44 PM
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126. Parody is unacceptable
But real threats to kill real judges are OK.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 05:46 PM
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127. Since they've been doing their damnedest to protect hate speech for decade
this must be a fine, proud moment for them...

:evilgrin:
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