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Eye See You Donating Member (115 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:56 PM
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Air-America will fail like the 69 Mets!

Super Babe!


Air-America will fail like the Beatles did.

Quote: Guitars? Nobody wants to hear guitars anymore! Unquote, some record executive in 1962. When the legendary rock band first started out in the 60s, critics predicted they would fail. I think the critics were wrong. For 2 decades now, right wing talk radio was an autarchy. Joe Pine was doing this type of shit way back in the 60s. The appeal of this type of format was the sadistic rhetoric that was spewed by the talk jock. Homeless people were ridiculed as stinky bums. Feminists were portrayed as bull dykes. Environmentalists were made out to be these tree- hugging nuts. Gays were child molesters. College professors were Soviet Communists, ad-nauseam! It started out as a mean-spirted novelty ended up being a well-coordinated propaganda machine that was financed by rich WASP Republicans. You ever notice that all right wing talk jocks say the same thing? They may have different styles, but they sing the same lyrics as composed by Karl Roves writers. Some claim they are independent or just partisans: DOG SHIT!!! So AM radio became a Conservative Pravda. All designed to make you a submissive American. Because Neo-Cons knows whats best for you and never question it you Anti-American scumbag!
About a year ago, there were rumors of a Liberal radio network. All the right wing talk jocks were like biblical characters trying to prevent the birth of Jesus. Abort all pregnant mothers babies. One of the tactics of the right is to spout out presumptive facts. For example: Americans dont care about, Weapons of mass destruction anymore. Unless they are the census department, they dont really know how the totality of the USA thinks. Same thing goes for Liberal radio. They claimed the public would not listen to voices on the left. Here comes Air-America debuting on March 31 2004. Since they had only 6 stations in the country, the public went to their web site and streamed their broadcast. They broke an all time record on the net for streaming. I dont see that happening for clowns like Hugh Hewitt. Who? So the right wing critics are now saying that the Air-America network wont last another 18 months. Now its 18 months! Last week they predicted 2 weeks! What are they worried about anyway? Ahthe truth?
The lineup is pretty cool. Al Franken, Chuck D, Janeane Garofalo, and Randi Rhodes! Im hoping they give Jello Biafra a spot. The criticism that Liberals are punctilious and full of bonhomie sugar couldnt be farther from the truth. True, you got your NPR newscasts and Noam Chomsky, who could put a cokehead to sleep. Thats because intelligence was never meant to be entertaining. Think William F Buckley. ZZZZZZZZ. Here comes Randi Rhodes! Ululating the crust off any reactionary shit-head. Shes a firebrand that one. And sexy too! If you think shes boring, you are either in a coma or dead. Air-America is in the honeymoon stage. Thats all I listen to now. Its so refreshing to hear voices of reason instead of bellowing white men or sarcastic bimbos on the right. So, it is only reasonable to say, Air-America is saving talk radio!

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physioex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:12 PM
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1. Finally something different.....
I get that nut Michael Savage here...I can't decide if he is one step away or past the KKK.
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marcmanv777 Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:24 PM
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2. Air America WILL Last!
I say Air America Will Last. It will take awhile to gain a respectable number of affilates but I believe it will be successful. Rush Limbaugh didn't start out with 600 affiliates and not all of those were powerhouse stations. It will take awhile. But FYI- Air America has doubled it affilates in just the three weeks they have been on. Grant you. They are low frequency stations but so what? That's just the point! IF they can pick up these stations and be successful then the powerhouses will come too.

Randi Rhodes. She is AWESOME! I have listened to her for over a year now when she was out of WJNO West Palm Beach. She will be the real star of this network NOT Al Franken and I have said this much from day one. The righties just HATE Randi. Because she backs her assertions with FACTS. And then, she tells you"Don't just believe me because I say it"."Take the links and information I give you and use your and research it yourself!" When was the last time Rush Limbaugh said that?
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LeftCoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:27 PM
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3. Welcome to DU!
I'm pretty sure AA will last as well!

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HootieMcBoob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 05:28 PM
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4. You Gotta Believe!!
Long live Air America and RIP Tug McGraw.
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InhaleToTheChief Donating Member (189 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 08:24 PM
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5. They need more shows like Randi Rhodes...
because she's the only thing that's really great on the network. Al's show pulls in big names, but it isn't very hard-hitting.

Put Mike Malloy on Air America!!!
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King_Crimson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-21-04 09:23 AM
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9. Malloy would solidify...
AAR! In his old slot at ie america! 9pm to 12am! Actually...his slot could be 4 hours!!
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MattNC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 10:44 PM
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6. I enjoy...
Randi Rhodes and The Majority Report. The rest I can do without. Franken, while smart, just doesn't have the charisma needed for talk radio. The morning shows are alright but nothing I make an effort to listen to.
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NuttyFluffers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 11:32 PM
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7. heh, if only i knew sports more...
Edited on Mon Apr-19-04 11:32 PM by NuttyFluffers
i was confused about that '69 Mets title, until i read fail like the beatles. then i knew it was sarcasm.

heh, thanks for adding something else to explain - us poor non-sports fans get easily confused by the sports references. heehee

anyhoo, i agree with you. it's fun watching right-wingers squirm when they hear the truth flung back in their face, especially on radio! :)
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whirlygigspin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-04 01:32 AM
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8. Please come back during broadcast hours...
what is the point of being able to access radio via internet if you can't stream it when you will?

AA feels like college radio without the pledge drive.

I like Randy Rhodes though and will try to find her program online at my convenience, thanks. And now, back to Radio Left

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janetmarie Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-22-04 10:39 AM
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10. Air America and hands off Israel/Palestine?
I find it glaringly obvious how Air America did not discuss Bush's approval of Sharon's moves last week.
Does this bother anyone else?
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