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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 11:21 AM
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Be inspired by Mike Malloy's courage
and remember it isn't personal, its political. Mike lays it all out there every night. He's got the guts to say things out loud that other people don't. He will bounce back and we'll find him again.

The truth always comes out in the end. It's just too hard for some people to take at first, so they blame the messenger.

Speak out even though your voice shakes and you feel afraid.

:patriot:
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 11:23 AM
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1. I've been trying to follow the situation about Malloy ...
and I gotta ask - how do you know it's political?

I'm asking because people have been making all sorts of posts about what happened, but I haven't seen a story, link, etc that proves anything.

I'm not playing devil's advocate or anything ... I just want the facts.
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 11:25 AM
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2. Y'know, I've been thinking the same thing...
I mean, what were the shoow's ratings like, for example?
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 11:31 AM
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4. Mike has said on a regular basis that "AAR is NOT in financial trouble"
and "I could be fired at any time".

That tells the story IMO. Why else would he have said that?
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 11:34 AM
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5. If it were financial I don't think it would have been so abrupt
Somebody really wanted him off the air RIGHT NOW. At least they gave Marc Maron a little time.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 11:25 AM
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3. Mike could easily have been an anger puppet for many
What you advise is excellent advice. Mike always said he didn't have answers. But he speaks the truth and so should we all every chance we get.
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pdxmike Donating Member (136 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 11:45 AM
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6. I won't miss him
My wife and I are die-hard listeners of AAR. But we couldn't listen to Malloy. He was way to over the top. I love being fired up as much as the next guy. But I hated listening to him yell and carry on. I have to think that if you were a casual listener, or just stumbled onto AAR, and heard one his tirades, you'd think he was out of his mind. There are ways to make your point w/o sounding like a fucking lunatic. Give me Thom Hartman any day.
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 11:53 AM
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7. I can understand why someone would feel that way
Malloy is an acquired taste. There were some nights when it was just too much. But a lot of the time he really hit the spot, verbalizing things that I couldn't.

Thom Hartman is awesome, and so is Rachel Maddow, but they aren't regulars on my station.

That's why its good that AAR has a range of people. Actually, our local guy is my favorite. There are a couple that are played locally who I can't stand that other people love.

To each their own. For some of us, Mike was like a lullabye.

:thumbsup:
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Dhalgren Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 12:06 PM
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8. Mike Malloy, today, is, in a way, like Thomas Paine during the
Revolution. He speaks plainly and with conviction and says those things that may upset certain folks, but are true and need saying nonetheless. I hope Mike gets back on the air (and over the internets) as soon as possible. We need him more now than ever...
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