As with most conservative pundits the news of Air America being yanked off two stations because it is alleged they have not paid their security deposit brought a smile to my face. I especially enjoyed the delicious agency of a company called Multicultural Broadcasting being the one to take them off the air.
The following statement from Air America VP/General Counsel David Goodfriend was I thought very enlightening of the attitude of modern day liberalism.
“To shut off a broadcast that listeners rely on without warning and in the middle of discussions is the height of irresponsibility and a slap in the face of the media industry.”
A broadcast that listeners “rely on” is the key phrase. Liberals often say the listeners of conservative talk shows are just sheep that will think whatever Rush or Sean tell them. Yet here they are saying that their listeners rely on them. Without them their listeners would be lost. This attitude of elitism is very prevalent in many liberal politicians where we are not smart enough to take care of ourselves and the head nannies must step in to help us out.
As to their financial difficulties it is hard to tell what actually is the story. Though I can easily imagine how they might fall into problems. They were probably waiting for the government to step in and raise taxes to fund them. Maybe one of their cronies can bring up a bill to fund them from the infamous top one percent of tax payers. I am surprised that they have to pay stations to carry their full programming, especially in places like Portland, Or. Maybe they had to do this because they knew they could not compete in the marketplace where stations wanted you because of advertising dollars.
They also seem to have a total lack of imagination in the names chose for their programming. The O’Franken Factor with the Zero Spin Zone a take off on The O’Reilly Factor and Morning Sedition copied from NPR’s Morning Edition. Also there is “The Majority Report” probably also copied from Spielberg’s “Minority Report.” Though I do find it funny that the The O’Franken Factor is advertised as “Drug-Free Radio.” Did they figure this caveat necessary? Maybe they are right.