Air America: Not just financially bankrupt.
I have maintained for some time now that the Democratic party is void of ideas. Don’t let the 2006 elections fool you. The Dems never put together any discernible agenda, instead opting for the same old “GOP culture of corruption” rhetoric. However, they were able to put a face to that perpetual blather when the Mark Foley scandal broke in late September. From then on, it seemed to be “game over” for the Republicans.
Now it appears liberal talk radio is an extension of the Democratic bankruptcy of ideas. An example of this would be the lackluster promotion of shows heard on
“The Stephanie Miller Show” can be heard on AM 950 weekdays from 8 am until 11:00. If you check out her show intro on the AAM website, it starts out by saying “Real, wickedly funny and so addictive that the Surgeon General recommends Rush not listen.” Addictive, eh? Sounds to me like a knock off of “Healthy Radio Addiction”, the slogan of a certain conservative, female talk-show host, who also broadcasts from 8-11.
Another lame attempt at creativity was offered up on a billboard advertising “The Ed Schultz Show”, which is heard daily on AAM from 11 am until 2 pm. The slogan on said billboard? “Better Talker. Better Station.” For the past several months, we have seen advertisements for conservative icon Rush Limbaugh, which promoted his immensely popular show on KTLK with “Big Talker. Big Station.” Obviously, the ad for Schultz’s show is a shot at El Rushbo. However, AAM is not laboring under the delusion that Fast Eddie will approach Rush’s ratings. I guess they figure a parody of Limbaugh’s ad is the next best thing.
Here’s one I’d like to see but doubt it will ever come to pass: The Al-
Now that’s creative!