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Protest at KTLK (Air America): hosts not liberal enough?
Protest against KTLK ^ | 3/7/07 | raccoonradio

Posted on 03/07/2007 10:18:40 AM PST by raccoonradio

Group upset at the fact that KTLK (Air America in LA) terminated shows like "Harrison on the Edge" in favor of "Mr KTLK" (formerly Mr KABC) and Alan Colmes. Apparently the new hosts aren't left-wing enough. There's an effort to contact/boycott national sponsors over this...abomination! :)

"All over the country they are trying to scuttle strong progressive radio stations, like in Madison, WI (where we the people beat them back), and in Boston where they got away with it. And now they have a new politically hostile strategy, to squeeze out our strongest and most courageous voices and REPLACE them with weaker substitutes."

Colmes' (author of "Red, White And Liberal") sin is to say he feels Fox News coverage is "perfectly fair".


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: airamerica; colmes; liberal; radio; vrwc

I AM A FAR RIGHT WACKO!

1 posted on 03/07/2007 10:18:44 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
contact/boycott national sponsors

They have those?
2 posted on 03/07/2007 10:21:46 AM PST by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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Yip Yip Yip Yahoo, need an anarchist or Antichrist.
3 posted on 03/07/2007 10:22:01 AM PST by boomop1 (there you go again)
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To: raccoonradio

If the left could pay the bills, they could have whatever they wanted.

Maybe they just need to line up more orphanages to borrow money from.


4 posted on 03/07/2007 10:22:16 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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>>In the first audio clip, Mr. K gets challenged on his support for the Iraq authorization to use military force, and makes up a total fairy tale about how all the
Democratic senators supported it too. Notice how when the caller does not have the presence
of mind to call him on this despicable lie that Mr. K goes for the throat to try to make the caller look ridiculous. Kennedy in particular has said recently his
vote AGAINST the AUMF was one of his best.

>>In the second audio clip, Mr. K reassures a right wing caller (who already knows him well) that he won't be one of those left wing nuts like the personalities
already on Air America Radio, and confesses that he was brought in as a replacement precisely based on his politics. He accommodated multiple other calls to make
fun of those "left wing wackos", which is to say US.

Vast Right Wing Conspiracy strikes again! (I don't know
exactly what Mr KTLK's politics are having not heard his show, but I believe it's been said he's a lib. Not lib enough for these folks...)


5 posted on 03/07/2007 10:23:36 AM PST by raccoonradio
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"...boycot national sponsors..."

What national sponsors? All they ever do is play PSA's where commercials are supposed to be.

6 posted on 03/07/2007 10:25:12 AM PST by keithtoo (How come America's enemies and the Dimocrats always find common cause?)
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"It was intentional--the right wingers put Air America on just so they could see it fail!"

Sentiments like that have been expressed by lefties. Accusing station owners of putting on a ratings loser INTENTIONALLY
just so it could kill off the idea of lib talk radio. They're
SERIOUS about that!


7 posted on 03/07/2007 10:26:28 AM PST by raccoonradio
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"Notice how when the caller does not have the presence
of mind to call him on this despicable lie that Mr. K goes for the throat to try
to make the caller look ridiculous."

Lefties make it so easy.


8 posted on 03/07/2007 10:30:52 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: keithtoo
We'll be right back right after this...public service announcement. (This being said right after they bash a national company like WalMart...)

Brian Anderson's book South Park Conservatives mentions an episode of SP where a national coffee chain, Harbucks, sets up a shop in town. At first people shun it because it's one of them big corporations! But then they try the coffee and it's good so they embrace them. One of the kids, Stan I think, says that corporations/national companies are GOOD: "they make computers and cars and canned soup" and that Harbucks started off as a small company and did their job well so they grew...

But liberal talk radio feels big companies are bad and bad-mouths them on air. Then they wonder why the stations go out of business. AAR is even off air now in Burlington, (People's Republic of) Vermont... Down with capitalism, Comrade!


9 posted on 03/07/2007 10:31:36 AM PST by raccoonradio
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Sure, protest the sponsors...they get upset and pull out.
The next thing you know, fans of prog talk tune into
their station and instead of hearing Randi Rhodes, it's
a sports talk show debating who's better, Yao Ming or
Ron Artest.


10 posted on 03/07/2007 10:37:17 AM PST by raccoonradio
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"Colmes' (author of "Red, White And Liberal") sin is to say he feels Fox News coverage is "perfectly fair".


Colmes very likely says that because he wants to keep his position on the show-- so libs should let it slide so as to keep a lib on an otherwise conservative program.

I believe that's called cutting off your nose to spite your face, no?


11 posted on 03/07/2007 10:46:58 AM PST by agooga (When boyhood's fire was in my blood, I read of ancient free men...)
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