READER COMMENTS ON
"Air America Desperate to (Continue) Destroy(ing) Themselves"
(23 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 4/5/2008 @ 7:00 pm PT...
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 4/5/2008 @ 7:12 pm PT...
There's a lot of divide and conquer in the works. It seems like Hillary Clinton doesn't have much chance for the nomination. If so, then why does she seem to be trying to sabotage the Democratic Party's chances to retake the White House? If McCain "wins" in November, Hillary will be the new Ralph Nader, the new spoiler. If she would just go away, or if she could at least stop attacking Obama so much, then perhaps the suspicions towards her wouldn't be escalating.
Jeff Wells of the Rigorous Intuition has been "tombstoned" from the Democratic Underground for voting racist in a poll. He has been posting as "Minstrel Boy" for a number of years. I get the feeling this is news he'd rather not have people become aware of.
Holy Crap! You do *NOT* mess with EarlG!
From there, one can find the primary link.
Poll question: Are black Christians 'dogsh!t'?
From the last post:
"EarlG ADMIN"Oh and by the way
We've just banned the four people who voted "yes" to this poll.
This looks like a good source:
Life on the Outside + Inside Pacifica
by Greg Guma
They say you better listen to the voice of reason
But they don't give you any choice 'cause they think that it's treason
-- Elvis Costello, Radio Radio
“What have I learned along the way?” I asked rhetorically. “That corporate media's handling of the news has become increasingly unreliable over the years. In fact, mainstream journalists find it difficult, if not dangerous, to cover stories that do not fit neatly into what is known as the Washington Consensus. Meanwhile, corporations have developed sophisticated strategies to promote the stories they want to see, and prevent others from being aired or published. The result is perception management, a highly effective form of social engineering.”
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 4/5/2008 @ 7:21 pm PT...
I don't understand why those DU links above aren't working from BradBlog. They are the same exact ones that are working from my small blog. Sorry for any inconvenience.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 4/5/2008 @ 7:49 pm PT...
There simply is no way around the bane of political correctness. Whether conservative or liberal or something else, the idea that we everyone who is a (insert group) has to think and speak a certain way has become epidemic. What is said on the air counts most.
If I had to work for someone else I'd be out of a job. I am incorrect for everyone.
BTW: the woman spoke the truth: if one is a politician, on is a fucking whore!
Air America, and the rest --- GET OVER YOURSELVES!
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 4/5/2008 @ 8:33 pm PT...
Air America's Randy Rhodes Suspended: We Did It!
This was posted by Susan. I am assuming that's Johnson's wife. Johnson is ex-CIA, if that is possible.
Do you remember the video we posted on April 1 — in which Randi Rhodes called both Geraldine Ferraro and Hillary Clinton “whores”? The YouTube that our video whiz C.S. created from an ordinarily non-transferrable source, and posted at YouTube? (It’s below the fold for those who missed it.)
Something doesn't smell right.
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 4/5/2008 @ 8:41 pm PT...
Suspending Rhodes has gotten a lot of attention for Air America, which may lead more people to listen. And what does the Constitution have to do with it? The First Amendment prohibits government from restricting free speech...it doesn't say anything about business.
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
JUDGE OF JUDGES
said on 4/5/2008 @ 9:03 pm PT...
Dennis has a good point i.e. the Don Siegelman blackout.
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 4/6/2008 @ 1:30 am PT...
If Randi leaves Air America it would be a much better business decision to join the Jones Meadia network. JMA is much better funded, established and successful. JMA is in the financial position to offer Randi a lot more money and get her heard on a lot more radio stations than NovaM. JMA already signed up The Ed Schultz Show, The Stephanie Miller Show, NASCAR/Motor Racing Network, The Kim Komando Show, Associated Press, Clark Howard and Neal Boortz.
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 4/6/2008 @ 3:55 am PT...
The fact that this occurred during a stand-up act which was totally un-related to the talk radio show is extremely important- more than most people realize.
The elite just lifted their skirt and showed us all what time it really is and/or going to be shortly.
What Randi said about Clinton and Ferraro is completely true- regardless of how tacky and mean spirited is may be played in the media spin cycle the fact is the truth these days especially surrounding those "whXres" is ugly and mean.
I for one think that Randi finally just came out and said it.
Sadly as Clinton lied- Randi is running for cover due to sniper fire... and there is no reception with a little girl reciting poetry honoring her arrival...but there should be!
Great Blog btw!
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
JUDGE OF JUDGES
said on 4/6/2008 @ 5:20 am PT...
I heard on a rerun of the the Bill Press show that the suspension of Randi is indefinite. In that case I have to rethink my patronizing of aar. . .
Perhaps Randi left out a few big Whores . . .
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
said on 4/6/2008 @ 8:40 am PT...
Malloy is most likely correct.
It's obvious now that AAR intends to become (or has become) the DLC voice on the Radio. The DLC being in reality a group of dishonest moderate republicans and NOT Democrats in the traditional sense of the term. AAR is flushing itself down the elite Big money trans-national corporate toilet.
I would be surprised if Randi stands for this and returns. If she does - it will be due to legal and contractual issues and only last until those legal obligations are complete. Then she's outta there. Unless there is another change in the ruling elite at AAR but I'm not holding my breath. In the meantime (after THIS) will she put her full enormous energies into it? Maybe.
So that leaves us Rachel Maddow, Thom Hartmann, Seder (Sundays)and Ring of Fire. You can have the rest.
Rachel: as soon as she lands her MSNBC show she appears to be trying out for - she's outta there.
Thom Hartmann (my personal favorite): Thom is highly principled American - more so that it would appear the puppet masters at AAR could possibly be. He's one of the most intelligent people in radio. So far he has said nothing about the Randi situation as far as I know and I listen almost daily. I was listening to Hartmann for a year or more from Vermont before he joined AAR - we'll see. In any case I'll find him on the stream where ever he is.
Ring of Fire: Two lawyers - they should know. Let's see what they have to say about this - if anything, and where they stand.
It's sad but we still have NovaM and a couple of others. At least these folks have other options.
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
JUDGE OF JUDGES
said on 4/6/2008 @ 9:53 am PT...
Now that courts will allow courts Sirius and Xm merge ... I was dreaming that they would have 2 separate progressive stations. There is a variety of talent out there.
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
said on 4/6/2008 @ 9:59 am PT...
satellite will never be mass media outlet - it's too expensive.
Progressive voices cannot be relegated and confined by a limitation like this.
Progressive views must make it to MSM
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
said on 4/6/2008 @ 10:25 am PT...
I am a fan of Randi Rhodes and an Obama supporter. I also work in broadcasting myself and know that we have to be very careful what we say in public. In today's You Tube environment especially, nothing happens in a vaccuum.
If the company thinks that there could be an adverse affect on advertising that is the ONLY time they spring into action. Had Rhodes said this about Ann Coulter, nothing would have happened, You Tube or not. However, she offended one-half of the network's listenrship. You think there wasn't gonna be advertiser fall out once this got 0on You Tube?
One thing that is getting lost here....this incident has just made passionate Obama and Clinton supporters hate each other even more. Instead of focusing on John McCain and his insane statements on Iraq, we're discussing just how highly Geraldine Ferraro (who is indeed, a bit clueless) rates on the bitch meter. And she is exploiting every minute of it.
Meanwhile, all this is doing is help to send John McCain to the White House.
When are we going to focus on the true enemy? Or do Dems really have a death wish? WHile we are busy eating our own, McCain and Bush are getting away with murder.
COMMENT #15 [Permalink]
said on 4/6/2008 @ 11:23 am PT...
what does the Constitution have to do with it? The First Amendment prohibits government from restricting free speech...it doesn't say anything about business.
That's right. And if she's at work, and they wish to fire/suspend her for something she's said on air (where their license to broadcast could be effected) they'd have every right to suspend her.
She was not on the air, however. On the other hand, she was making an appearance to help promote the show in San Francisco (for Green960).
I doubt that AAR paid her for that promotional appearance, but it could be used to say she was repping the company and thus, shouldn't be saying such things.
On the other hand, if the company stands for restoring the constitution and the values that it represents, it's incredibly bad form to take down one of their owns for exercising those values in what was clearly a stand-up comedy routine (go look at the video).
COMMENT #16 [Permalink]
JUDGE OF JUDGES
said on 4/6/2008 @ 11:40 am PT...
phred42 ~ I agree Progressive voices should not & must not be relegated to a free speech zone in the media. "Progressive views must make it to MSM" but until then ;
Satellite radio can be purchased for 13.00 or less month and as little as $20.00 for a radio. This was the best investment I made in the past 2 terms ... for sanity, entertainment & uninterrupted progressive talk ... not mention Lynn Samuels . . .
scootmandubious ~ Indeed progressive scrutiny in this political climate is that of the electron microscope viewed on a jumbo Tron.
Unfortunately to be a progressive ya got to watch ya front and ya back sometimes... Ya, The focus must be on the enemies of democracy. geraldine ferraro Sfacheem!
COMMENT #17 [Permalink]
JUDGE OF JUDGES
said on 4/6/2008 @ 12:30 pm PT...
COMMENT #18 [Permalink]
said on 4/6/2008 @ 1:48 pm PT...
On satellite... I think that merging the technologies and delivery mechanism portion of those companies makes a lot of sense. Two sets of hardware that are incompatible, with shifting content, etc. make it very hard for the average listener to want to invest in it. On the other hand, I'd like to see the FCC keep the content portions of these companies separate so that we can have multiple companies competing for "air space" on the merged and more "common carrier" oriented satellite distribution engine company. Such a merged company would be a good thing.
If we kept those two content arms apart, then you'd be more apt to hear more progressive voices on two channels. If you merge those arms as well, then most likely the merged entity will use that as an excuse to put them on only one channel and chop about half of the content. A merged set of the content arms of these companies is consolidating the media more and is a BAD thing!
As for Thom Hartmann with AAR, he's about the only thing left there that interests me now. And it seems like AAR is now playing games with him too now, discontinuing what used to be his free daily podcast fee (with ads in it) just a few weeks ago.
Perhaps they realize that many folks like me were just grabbing those podcasts and listening to them instead of subscribing to Air America.
And hopefully at some point Sirius realizes that they would get better bang for their buck to update their contract with Thom to have him on for his full three hours in the morning instead of Lyn Samuels. Sorry, but Lynn Samuels doesn't do it for me. And she's probably treated Obama just as badly as Randi has Clinton. She certainly allows a lot more profanity on her satellite only channel.
COMMENT #19 [Permalink]
said on 4/6/2008 @ 4:19 pm PT...
what policies are dems fighting for? given the level of personal abuse, it would appear to be none.
has the US corpmedia reported on there being no link between the sun's activity and climate change? no. pity, since that is the biggest fake argument of the 'deniers'.
will NYT/WaPo/Drudge continue to carry every global warming skeptic's denial of the facts? yes.
BBC: 'No Sun link' to climate change
the personality obsession of americans is so childish.
the corpmedia has backed obama all the way. how come? check out fox or the murdoch media in UK and australia daily and u will find nothing but praise for your man - but for what policies? none that the reader/viewer/listener is informed of anyway.
yes, hannity & o'reilly jumped on the jeremiah wright story once abc led the way, but fox overall continues with its usual anti-clinton stuff.
how come norman ornstein neocon of the AEI is such a big obama fan?
ABC Australia: Obama most likely for White House - political scientist Norman Ornstein talks to Lateline
how come drudge and whatreallyhappened have the exact same pro-obama anti-hillary agenda as the dem websites?
Democratic battle hands McCain lead
Republican party presidential nominee John McCain has surged in key polls as his Democratic rivals fight an increasingly bitter battle that could scupper their White House chances...
how funny that the only best chance for dems now is the obama/clinton or clinton/obama ticket, and yet nancy 'no impeachment' pelosi jumps in the minute anyone suggests it to say IT WILL NOT HAPPEN. why does she interject herself so forcefully when she could simply remain silent, as she does on so many imprortant issues, such as fraudulent electronic voting, for example?
COMMENT #20 [Permalink]
said on 4/6/2008 @ 4:51 pm PT...
Look the guy Mark Green is a supporter of HClinton.He is active at AAR.It's why Rhandi was suspended.Moreover,It's best if Rhandi can get out of AAR they are pathetic.I don't plan on tuning in to AAR while Rhandi is not there & it will bode well for progressives if we refrain from tuning into AAR once Rhandi is not there.
COMMENT #21 [Permalink]
said on 4/6/2008 @ 5:37 pm PT...
Obama is owned by the Chicago mob and Daly. He was bought and paid for years ago by Resko and his mob buds. The whole corrupt Illinois scheme is falling apart in Resko's trial. But you won't see that in the media.
Now Bill and Hil have been a little smarter. They declared their income, not wanting to end up like Al Capone. But who owns them? The arabs or Chinese most likely. I mean why would some guy give Bill Clinton $13 million a year as a "consultant"? What would Clinton know to "consult" about? Interns?
McCain is a doddering old fool that will try to keep un in Iraq for another hundred years.
So who is the MAN that can save the country?
COMMENT #22 [Permalink]
said on 4/9/2008 @ 6:21 am PT...
Randi Rhodes is a shrill Obama shill who needs to crawl back under her rock and stay there. I quit listening to Air Obama months ago when it became very apparent that being liberal meant supporting Obama and excoriating Clinton. No voices of dissent wanted or needed.
If Obama supporters are so clueless and tasteless that they think some media sow like Rhodes should be able to call two top female Democrats "Whores" while at a radio event for her employers then they have drunk waaaaaaaay too much of the kool aid.
And the Constitution has nothing to do with her suspension, unless I missed the part where the government was involved in some way.
Contractual issues are between Trashy Rhodes and her employer. The air waves are a little less poluted with her voice gone for a time. Doubtless the publics neverending appetite for trash, from Limbaugh to Rhodes and every where in between will find her a spot to coninue her tasteless rants.
COMMENT #23 [Permalink]
said on 4/9/2008 @ 7:59 pm PT...
Your "friend" Mike Malloy?? Hey pal, Mike Malloy has spewed the following: The Blogs For Bush website founder should get the crap kicked out of him. He said he has had "violent fantasies" about Dana Perrino, and that some of the Bush administration members should be drowned. That goes right along with the "Kill Bush" jokes that Randi has spewed on-air. It amazes me how the radical left thinks it can lecture anybody about hate speech. You can't. You know you can't.
Oh, almost forgot. Malloy also once said that Matt Drudge should be hung from a tree.