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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 10:00 PM
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If it was Randi Rhodes or Al Franken instead of Mike Malloy...
I have the feeling we'd see the same level of outrage. Malloy was one of the original guard on AAR and has his legions of Truthseekers, and he will be sorely missed.
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LoKnLoD Donating Member (923 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 10:04 PM
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1. Randi definitely
I don't think Al has the passionate fans that Mike and Randi have
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 10:15 PM
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8. Al's not doing badly:
http://www.alfrankenweb.com/forum /

Here's his PAC:

http://midwestvaluespac.org/about

He's also sold a few books.

But should Al leave AAR, I don't think his fans would be throwing themselves out of windows, if that's what you mean.
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peaches2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 10:21 PM
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11. AL
is too bland and says little when you really think about it.
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 10:22 PM
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12. That's your opinion. Ever read any of his books? What about those guests?
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gumby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 10:49 PM
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19. Thanks for reminding us what a wonderful,
bright book writing person Al is. And thanks for reminding us his good fans are so level headed.
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LoKnLoD Donating Member (923 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 10:53 PM
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20. Nothing against Al
I know he is well liked and respected. I don't listen to his show, but I bought Liars and enjoyed it. But to alot of angry progressive's Mike was screaming what we all want to scream sometimes. I listened to him everyday during work, would download his show to my Ipod with AAR premium. I will miss him and Kathy very much. Every morning I download Mike, Randi and Sam, but Mike was the only one I looked forward to hearing what he had to say.

I will feel a little empty inside till he finds a new venue.
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clmbohdem Donating Member (296 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 10:38 PM
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16. I agree
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muesa Donating Member (176 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 10:40 PM
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17. I know you are wrong.
I know you are wrong.
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OrangeCountyDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 10:04 PM
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2. I Was Not A Regular Listener
But I had heard him before, and I found him to have a powerful voice and knew what he was talking about. I'm always sad to see someone who was obviously adored by so many, let go in such an abrupt and nonsensical manner.

I often wonder how media outlets make their decisions, especially when they appear to fly in the face of what the public wants. Sorry so many are so sad.

I predict that the show replacing it will bomb. These things often backfire. They'll regret their decision, I assure you. They won't admit it ever, but they'll suffer ratings wise in the end.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 10:07 PM
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3. Same here - Malloy's tape-delayed in Dallas way past sleepytime
Never got to hear him much. I liked him just fine, although I think he used the phrase "Bush Crime Family" one too many times. Made a lot of good points, though.
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never_get_over_it Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 10:09 PM
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4. Lots of us listened to both Randi and Mike
long before AAR.... I don't listen to Al and if he left or got canned I wouldn't care - he is way to middle of the road for me.....a lot of which is most likely due to his potential run for Senate - but for whatever reason I'm not a fan....
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 10:09 PM
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5. Yes But It Would Be More Cohesive And Less Hysterical.
I find a lot of those MM fans are as humorless, shrill and ranting as their hero....I agree with him but I can't for the life of me picture him changing one single mind with his attitude.
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SaneInSC Donating Member (201 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 10:20 PM
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10. interesting choice of words
but the "..shrill.." gives you away. HAHAHA

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Change has come Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 10:26 PM
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14. what a spiteful thing to say
Who are you to declare yourself more important and "rational" than other DUers.
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 10:55 PM
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21. I Am Somebody Sick Of 200 "Greatest" Mike Malloy Threads
And getting yelled at all day if you think boycotting AAR etc. is counterproductive.
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Change has come Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 12:42 AM
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28. Im just saying don't beat on us when we're down.
of course we're being shrill. We're Truthseekers and our voice has been temporarily silenced.
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 01:08 AM
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29. OK, Sorry
Hope it works out for you guys. Apologize for getting angry.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 10:45 PM
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18. Maybe his thing wasn't changing minds. Maybe his thing is
supporting people who need it. That doesn't grow on trees.
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 10:57 PM
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22. Well Doesn't Every AAR Show Do That?
I think he doesn't only preach to the choir, he RANTS to it...I would probably like any replacement better.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 10:59 PM
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23. No, not every show has the passion that Mike did. Nope. n/t
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 11:02 PM
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24. "Passion," The Type Rush Has
Not my cup of tea...to say the least!
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 11:10 PM
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25. I've never seen Junior display any genuine emotion. lol
Mike wasn't for everyone, no one is. But he is a huge supporter of DU and he's helped us many, many times with our actions.

I'll always be grateful for that. :)
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 11:12 PM
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26. Yet you are in every single Malloy thread.
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 12:07 AM
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27. Oh Please There Are Like 500 Of Them!
Of course I didn't post on all of them...
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 10:10 PM
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6. If it was Al Franken it'd be on NBC news
and on CNN and Faux.

I hope Mike Malloy has the energy to think about streaming a show or doing a podcast...maybe not everyday but once a week a la This Week in Tech and the myriad of Leo Laporte podcasts.

I have one weekly podcast I listen to that is over two hours in length, so the length shouldn't be a problem. Bandwidth could be..even a weekly Malloy is better than NO Malloy. I'd take the money I paid to be an AAR premium member and donate it to Mike to cover bandwidth, if he did a podcast.
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 10:15 PM
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9. O'Reilly would do a MONTH on it! NT
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 10:24 PM
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13. you know, you could be on to something
you should start a thread (if you haven't).

Rather than this juvenile "Fuck Air America" bullshit going on, you see to actually have a plan.

I think a lot of people would gladly pay to hear him podcasted.

And it could be a step to getting him back on the air, or on somewhere else (Siruis Left, isn't it called?)
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 10:10 PM
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7. Maybe that was the problem. They should have kept him
on late at night. Perhaps some shmoes heard him subbing for Randi and had the power to pull their weight. I hope the true story comes out
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 10:27 PM
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15. It all reminds me of a pack of dogs jumping on an injured dog.
We don't have the luxury of time or wasted energy.
We need every voice and venue we can get.
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Kickin_Donkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 01:21 AM
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30. Randi's canning would draw outrage ...
maybe more so than Malloy.

Franken's would largely draw sighs of relief at DU. He's a milquetoast, mealy-mouthed middle-of-the-roader who's too willing to overlook Israeli war crimes.
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Riga Marole Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 01:37 AM
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31. Was Mike drinking ...
when he subbed for Randi on Tuesday? I've always thought alcohol might get him in trouble, especially on-air use. I'm wondering if he'll ever be able to get another radio gig.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 01:42 AM
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 01:42 AM
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33. Nice try.
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 01:46 AM
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34. Why would you say that?
That's not going to make you a lot of friends around here.

--IMM
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ThsMchneKilsFascists Donating Member (257 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 01:48 AM
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35. are you drinking?
where did that come from?
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