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SILENT AL (Franken) No Response To Investigation, Socialist Gets Contribution
The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | February 3rd, 2006 | Brian Maloney

Posted on 02/02/2006 10:09:15 PM PST by chuckpez

While it may not seem easy to keep Al Franken quiet on virtually any subject, we may have found a way: on national television, expose his outrageous compensation demands and watch him instantly clam up.

One week after our report appeared here and was discussed on the O'Reilly Factor, Franken, his fellow staffers and Air America Radio itself haven't said a word about it. Nor have nonstop FOX-bashers such as David Brock's Media Matters even mentioned our documented findings.

Included were revelations Franken made an increasing series of demands of the liberal radio network, at the same time it was struggling to figure out how to repay $875,000 in taxpayer funds it received from the Bronx-based Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club. He insisted, for example, that his entire 2005 base salary of $1,725,000 be paid upfront. By 2008, it increases to a whopping $3 million, whether or not the show ever proves to be a real success.............snip............

(Excerpt) Read more at radioequalizer.blogspot.com ...


TOPICS: Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: 2008; airamerica; berniesanders; bush; democrats; dems; fnc; fox; foxnews; franken; frankenfraud; gop; il; liberals; liberaltalk; mediabias; midwestvaluespac; minn; mn; obama; oreilly; senate; senateraces; socialists; talkradio; vermont; vt

1 posted on 02/02/2006 10:09:22 PM PST by chuckpez
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To: chuckpez

Looks like Al is a closet capitalist. Perhaps the latest dictionary will have his picture under the entry "hypocrite".


2 posted on 02/02/2006 10:48:05 PM PST by Nateman (Stop the spin! Flush Clinton again!)
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To: chuckpez

Air America gambled and lost. Franken's one of the main reasons why, and he's trying to walk away with everyone else's cash.


3 posted on 02/03/2006 5:13:08 AM PST by No Longer Free State (No event has just one cause, no person has just one motive, no action has just the intended effect)
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To: No Longer Free State

I'm trying to figure out, in all seriousness, how Air America is still on the air.

They're on what, 60-70 stations? None of those stations air their programming without being paid. In other words, they're a 24/7 infomercial. Their primary funder is Paul Glaser, head of Real Networks and that Real Player on your PC/Mac is their biggest consumer product. Hey, his money, his to do what he pleases; including flushing it down the toilet. Now please note, he is not using corporate funds to fund Air America so no talk of stockholder revolt. However if he doesn't make money... well you get the idea.

Compare this to Rush Limbaugh who regularly commands six or seven figure payments annually for stations that carry his show in major markets. Sean Hannity can't be terribly far behind. Doubtful he has any seven figure payments coming to his syndicator but definitely multiple six figure deals.

What I'd LOVE to see, more than the Boys and Girls Club thing coming to an ugly end, is a complete facutal accounting of how much advertising revenue Air America has collected since it began its long long failing process.


4 posted on 02/03/2006 8:10:13 AM PST by PittsburghAfterDark
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5 posted on 02/06/2006 4:44:10 PM PST by nutmeg (NEVER trust democRATs with our national security)
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To: nutmeg

Thanks for the ping.


6 posted on 02/06/2006 8:36:54 PM PST by GOPJ (NFL Super Bowl halftime - When groupies are rehearsed to look star-stuck, the thrill is gone.)
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To: nutmeg

Thanks for the ping!


7 posted on 02/06/2006 10:45:25 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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