My leader, the great LearnedFoot, implored me to respond to the “news” about Out of Air America, so here goes.
Truth is, I saw this yesterday but have been far to busy to do much of anything lately. Work is insane and, believe it or not, the older lad started another season of hockey, his first as a Pee Wee.
Let the checking begin!
I read the post. I read many of the comments, the whining, the gnashing of teeth, the vitriol spewed on Conservatives because the Libs are, potentially, losing their radio presence.
But through it all the paragraph below is the one that stands head and shoulders above the rest of the idiocy:
The right wing is sure to seize on Air America’s financial woes as a sign that progressive talk radio is unpopular. In fact, Air America succeeded at creating something that didn’t exist: the progressive talk radio format.
Did I read that right? This vacuous fool is claiming success in the face of bankruptcy? (This just in, in yet another sign of the rousing success that is Air America Radio, Al isn’t getting paid). How can anyone, even OAA-loving Lefty, make that claim?
That statement alone illustrates a fundamental flaw in how the Left thinks, or doesn’t think. Trying is good enough for them. As long as you give it a shot you haven’t failed.
Using this guy’s logic, second place, or for that matter last place, is just as good as winning. In fact, they are one and the same.
This is why the Left will continue to lose, because when the do lose they think they’ve won.
That format is now established and strong and will continue with or without Air America. Indeed, many of the country’s most successful and widely-syndicated progressive talk hosts — Ed Schultz and Stephanie Miller, for instance — aren’t even associated with Air America.
Here we go again; OAA is a success because Schultz and Miller – non OAA hosts – are successful in their own right.
This is insanity run amok. If a company is filing bankruptcy while two of its business partners are wildly successful, that makes the company nothing more than bankrupt. Unless you are a Lefty who believes that everyone is a success as long as they try.
Give it up moron. The world is filled with winners and losers and OAA lost. They lost big because of their own stupidity. The same stupidity that leads you to believe they are winning. They aren’t winning. They have failed.
OAA is one of the great failures of all time. They went to market with a horseshit business model. Their marquis host, “comedian” Al Franken, had no experience in radio and is no better today than he was when the show debuted. To say afloat, the company offers “memberships” to listeners. They took $850K from a non-profit group ($ that was supposed to help urban youth – how’s that for Leftwing irony). They went on the air with one mission: unseat W. When that failed their mission didn’t change.
The talent – and I use the word in the general sense not as a indication that any hosts actually have it – is, top to bottom spends their time ranting and raving against W and his administration and, in doing so, have forgotten about the cornerstone of broadcasting – Entertainment.
If you don’t entertain while spewing your bile, no one, not event the mindless ones who agree with OAA, will listen.
It’s called boring radio.
It’s called failure.
It’s called Out of Air America.