Monday, January 15, 2007

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 Dead Air America Minnesota.

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-Jazeera Franken network.

Now that’s creative!

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are no Christian if you support the likes of Dobson and the rest of those criminals.
Disgracing the word of God is not a very Christain my lost brother!

Brad Carlson said...

Disgracing the word of God is not a very Christain my lost brother!

Huh? As usual, you libs make baseless charges without any evidence. I guess that reaffirms what I wrote in this post.

Also, supporting political candidates who vote to kill babies in the womb is not a very Christian thing my delusional brother.

Rizelico said...

supporting political candidates who vote to kill babies in the womb is not a very Christian thing my delusional brother

In that case, I trust that you have never supported Tom Delay (who condones forced abortions in the Marianas Islands). Correct?

Brad Carlson said...

Amazing!! This particular post emphasized how the left is void of ideas and I get comments such as:

You are no Christian if you support the likes of Dobson and the rest of those criminals.

Tom Delay condones forced abortions in the Marianas Islands.

Thanks for driving the point home!! I don't think I could have illustrated it any better.

Incidentally in 2005, DeLay voted 100% in line with the views of the National Right-to-Life Committee and 0% with the National Abortion Reproductive Rights Action League.

So what kind of tin foil do you use for your head gear? I'm told Saran Premium wrap is the most effective.

hammerswing75 said...

Wow, are they pretending? Dobson a criminal? Huh? It's stupifying.

Anonymous said...

Funny...both Stephanie Miller and Ed Schultz are syndicated by Jones Radio...NOT Air America.

Shows what you know.

Brad Carlson said...

Funny...both Stephanie Miller and Ed Schultz are syndicated by Jones Radio...NOT Air America.

Shows what you know.


Both Miller and Schultz's shows are broadcast weekdays on AIR AMERICA Minnesota. It was AAM's promos of their respective shows that I alluded to in this post.

Shows what you comprehend.

StarBittrune said...

Hey, another addition to the list of least-frightening terror organizations: Al-Franken.

You recall the classic list from Top Five that included:

- Al-Quesadilla: fighting for Mexican cheese appetizers

- El McPherson: band of crazed-from-hunger supermodels

- Al-Kato: freeloading houseguests who move in and eat all your food

- The Talibananarama: spreading the message of bad British ’80s dance music

- Hamina-hamina-hamas: freedom fighters for Jackie Gleason

- Balsamic Jihad: fundamentalist food critics

- “Weird Al” Qaeda — attacking the capitalist, American government by spreading their revolutionary message in the form of a rousing polka medley

- Al-Ro’ker: eighty percent chance of a Rain of Terror!

- Pujafudin-Pujafudout: spreading the terror that is the Hokey Pokey

gregrocker said...

Wow. What a surprise. A fat balding pasty faced white man is a conservative lemming of drug addict lying criminal Rush Limpballs. Even more hilarious is how you claim to be some kinda born again Christian yet there is nothing even approaching the healing love of Jesus Christ anywhere to be found in your sneering blog. This is why you guys were tossed out on your ears by a 12 million net vote margin - the American people now see through your phony Christian lying talk radio disinformation operation that misled a country into war and cost US our world reputation earned in two World Wars. We are now a pariah nation, thanks to you devious lying scum and your 50 million ignorant redneck dupes who think that morality has something to do with a persons private sex life and not with the slaughter of tens of thousands of innocent women and children.
Lying scum. Wait til the hearing when we start filling the Federal prisons with your cronies!

Brad Carlson said...

Yet another great example of liberal bankruptcy! This has to be my favorite!!

This finger-wagging lunatic starts out with there is nothing even approaching the healing love of Jesus Christ anywhere to be found in your sneering blog.

But then shows us all about “love” with such gems as:

fat balding pasty faced white man

drug addict lying criminal Rush Limpballs

devious lying scum

ignorant redneck dupes


Keep preaching the message of “healing love” there, Greg Rocker.

17R3W said...

Something that I find interesting, that you title the post "Air America: Not just financially bankrupt" but then go on to talk about two hosts (Miller and Schultz) that were never on AAR.

I think the problem with a lot conservatives (not all, but lots) is that they have no idea how syndication works, no idea what a radio network is, and no idea what networks syndicate which people.

They just don't have the basic business sense to really discuss issues like ratings.

Take Ed Schultz and Rush Limbaugh for example.

Rush is on OVER 500 stations and gets about 20 Million listeners. Divide that out to 40,000 listeners per station on average.

Schultz has about 3.25 Million listeners on just 70 stations (I recently heard he passed 100 stations, so I apologize that I'm using old numbers) which averages out to 46,000 listeners per station.

Brad Carlson said...

Something that I find interesting, that you title the post "Air America: Not just financially bankrupt" but then go on to talk about two hosts (Miller and Schultz) that were never on AAR.

Locally, those two shows were carried on Twin Cities station AM950, known as "Air America Minnesota" back then. Semantics.

Doesn't change the real point of this post in that lib talk radio is an abysmal failure due to its vapidity.

17R3W said...

Locally, those two shows were carried on Twin Cities station AM950, known as "Air America Minnesota" back then. Semantics.

Again, without knowing about how radio works it's hard to discuss these things in proper context.

While some radio stations did label themselves "Air America" that's not the same as them being Air America. Air America never owned or operated a single radio. Air America was syndicater (much like Premier who carries Randi Rhodes, Leo Laporte, Coast to Coast AM, and Rush Limbaugh, OR like ABC which is home to Hannity).

Schultz actually did a rant about how stupid it was for stations to call themselves "Air America".

All the "Liberal" stations were run locally deciding what shows to license from Air America, Premier Radio, Dial Global (Schultz/Miller/Press), FOX (Colmes) and others.

lib talk radio is an abysmal failure due to its vapidity.

If anything the failure of Air America proved just how successful Liberal talk was. AAR just couldn't compete in the free market against other Liberal syndictors. The failure AAR had next to no effect on the local stations because -
#1 - Many of the biggest hosts were NEVER on AAR (Colmes, Schultz, Miller, Press)
#2 - The two best AAR hosts Rhodes and Hartmann left before the Radio went under. Hartmann went to Dial Global and Rhodes went to Rush's syndicator Premier.

In overall talk radio standings Hartmann and Schultz or #10 and #11 despite being on far fewer stations then many conservative talkers.

Trippler said...

"supporting political candidates who vote to kill babies in the womb is not a very Christian thing my delusional brother"


Sorry for entering the fray at this late date.

But let's set the historical record straight: Margaret Sanger was a Republican. Her chief financiers were all from that party: John Rockefeller, Prescott Bush (yes, George Bush's grandfather), and Clarence Gamble. Planned Parenthood would have gone bankrupt and wilted away if it wasn't for her wealthy Republican financiers.

Sanger, like her Republican patrons, believed in and practiced genocide especially against minorities. Do a Google search and you will find innumerable sources which will prove what I wrote here.

And just for the record (again, one that is well established) - it was a REPUBLICAN majority that voted as it did in Roe v Wade and in Casey. Thus, it was the Republican party that legalized and proliferated abortion. It may not be fashionable or politically to say so, but it is the truth whether you choose to believe it or not.

Trippler said...

I made a post yesterday but it does not appear here. Why? Are you afraid of the truth that my post contained or have you seen it, yet?

Trippler said...

Well, I have twice tried to post on this blog but, evidently, the professing Christian who hosts this won't allow my posts. I guess it shows his integrity, or rather the lack of it. Since that's the case I'll allow him to keep his blog without any incursion from me since it is clear that the truths I write are just too much for him.

Brad Carlson said...

I made a post yesterday but it does not appear here. Why? Are you afraid of the truth that my post contained or have you seen it, yet?

Well, I have twice tried to post on this blog but, evidently, the professing Christian who hosts this won't allow my posts. I guess it shows his integrity, or rather the lack of it. Since that's the case I'll allow him to keep his blog without any incursion from me since it is clear that the truths I write are just too much for him.

Get a grip, Skippy. Comments on posts which are more than two weeks old automatically go to the moderation queue. I hardly ever check said queue since, for obvious reasons, people rarely comment on posts more than two weeks old, much less SIX FRIGGIN' YEARS.


So are you saying that today's pro-lifers (many of whom are GOP politicians and their supporters) are suppose to abandon the pro life cause because of what their predecessors did way back when? That's pretty asinine logic (BTW, which POTUS vetoed the partial birth abortion ban and which signed it in to law?).

Besides, the Republicans you list were nothing more than Democrats in better looking suits. The party has definitely become more socially conservative over the past 40 years.