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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Grand Old Pansies

posted by on October 17 at 16:27 PM

Is anti-gay U.S. Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID) a fag? Mike Rogers of BlogActive say so. Locally the debate rages on BlatherWatch.

Also on BlatherWatch: Co-founders of Air America to start a new liberal talk-radio network. Says BlatherWatch’s Michael Hood:

We’re hoping a with better business plan, more radio professionals and the grace of God, [this] endeavor will get up and go.

We’re sick of the conservatives convenient conclusion that the failure of Air America signals the end of liberalism.

Couldn’t agree more.

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I'm actually not surprised at the downfall of Air America. While I enjoy Al Franken's books, he's t-e-r-r-i-b-l-e as a radio host, far as I'm concerned. There are some bright spots out there, but to me only Randi Rhodes provides comedy, facts and spunk enough to draw my attention.

One thing they can't control is that many of the listeners out there are driving for a living- doing sales, deliveries,etc. I bet the bulk of those people are the fine little republicans that go home at night and sleep in the bedrooms with their wives Dick Van Dyke style.

Air America (or its replacement) would do well to get some firebrands on their network- someone that will take to task the crap that spews from Savage/Limbaugh/Medved.

Posted by Dave Coffman | October 17, 2006 5:32 PM

Let's not be talking smack about Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore, now.

Posted by Fnarf | October 17, 2006 5:42 PM

Michael Hood is almost as credible as that guy from Truthout who reported all those wonderful rumors about Karl Rove's imminent indictment.

Posted by Stefan Sharkansky | October 17, 2006 5:53 PM

Yay! Mike Malloy is back!

Posted by Impossible Prince | October 17, 2006 6:01 PM

I knew it! I've had hot pants for Craig for years. That guy is packin some swing!

Posted by CDA bi guy | October 17, 2006 7:07 PM

Let us not forget that Chapter 11 doesn't mean a business is out of business. The Airlines go into Chapter 11 frequently. Federated Department Stores (aka Macy's) was in Chapter 11 ten years ago. A division of Marriott was in Chapter 11 when I was working for them. Reports of their death may be greatly exagerated.

It might also help if people in the slog actually listened to Air America before forming any opinions about it. I know that's a stretch, but the only shows anyone ever talks about are Randi Rhodes, Al Franken and Mike Malloy. There are many other programs on that network.

Posted by Catalina vel-duray | October 17, 2006 7:45 PM

I listen to Air America all of the time, usually online and not on the local station. I also like Sam Seder, Laura Flanders, Rachel Maddow, and Young Turks. Randi Rhodes is probably my favorite though. I would love Dan Savage to be on the radio again.

Posted by Impossible Prince | October 17, 2006 9:12 PM

Oh, Thom Hartmann is also good! He's not as abrasive as say, Mike Malloy or Randi Rhodes, but he knows his stuff and is not afraid to take on Repugs.

The best shows are those that are live and take phone calls. Al Franken and Rachel Maddow are little boring as they don't speak with the audience.

Posted by Impossible Prince | October 17, 2006 9:16 PM

Am I the only person who liked Marc Maron when he was on?

Posted by Soupytwist | October 18, 2006 12:30 AM

He probably is, but it's the stuck in the closet variety. Bottling all that inside you, bad things start to happen.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 18, 2006 9:57 AM

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