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Laff Riot: New Owner Suggests Air America Was Too Fair
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 03/08/2007 7:41:01 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Who says liberals lack a sense of humor? The new owner of Air America suggests that the original Air America went bankrupt because . . . it was too even-handed.

Mark Green is a veteran New York pol, having served as NYC's Public Advocate and run unsuccessfuly for US senator, NYC mayor and state attorney general. His family business recently completed the acquisition of Air America out of bankruptcy. Details here.

In an email distributed today [yup, I subscribe to their list], Green described what "Air America 2.0" will be like:

"It'll be a business with a sharp point of view. The era of on-the-one-hand-on-the-other-hand liberalism is over -- or as Robert Frost once wrote, 'a liberal man is too broad-minded to take his own side in a quarrel.'"
No doubt, that was the problem with the old Air America. Too fair. You remember. The network that, in addition to Al Franken's daily slew of Bush hatred brought you Randi Rhodes playing audio of gunshots suggesting the assassination of President Bush, and exclaiming "here's your answer . . . you little bastard."

In the words of Robert Frost, "broad-minded" indeed. Thank goodness Mark Green is here to yank Air America out of its excess of even-handedness.

Contact Mark Finkelstein at mark@gunhill.net


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: airamerica; green; markgreen; presidentbush; randirhodes; ratradio; rhodes

1 posted on 03/08/2007 7:41:06 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; YaYa123; MEG33; ...

Air America-too-fair ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 03/08/2007 7:41:41 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Mark Green! Isn't he the guy who's run for every office in New York and lost EVERY time he ran? I thought he retired his mouth.


3 posted on 03/08/2007 7:42:44 AM PST by laweeks (I)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

How does a guy like this successfully cross streets without getting hit in a city like New York?


4 posted on 03/08/2007 7:43:06 AM PST by MNlurker
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I'll be the first. Bwhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

This new guy must really be a moonbat.


5 posted on 03/08/2007 7:43:44 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: laweeks

Yup. As I noted in the article, he ran unsuccessfully for NYC mayor, US senator and state Attorney General.


6 posted on 03/08/2007 7:44:31 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
'a liberal man is too broad-minded to take his own side in a quarrel.'

I prefer:
'A liberal is someone who is so open minded, their brains fell out'
7 posted on 03/08/2007 7:44:35 AM PST by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Yeah, that's the ticket. Loads of advertisers will flock to this media.


8 posted on 03/08/2007 7:45:15 AM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: laweeks

He has a brother who apparently is a very succesful businessman. See link in article to details of acquisition.


9 posted on 03/08/2007 7:45:28 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; sauropod

Oh, holy cow. Mark Green? LOL. I though "Green Family Media" was an enviro group or something.


10 posted on 03/08/2007 7:45:33 AM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The LOONs of the Left rise again --- LMAO!


11 posted on 03/08/2007 7:45:41 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I tried listening to this to see what it was about. I couldn't listen very long, certainly not long enough to come up with the same opinion as Mark Green's. My own opinion of it, ideology and politics aside, is that it is lousy, dreadful, horrible radio. If Air America were conservative but still had the same lack of talent and brains, it would have failed then, too.


12 posted on 03/08/2007 7:47:48 AM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican (Draft Fred Thompson!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Whatever happened to the radio network Jane Fonda announced last year she was putting together?


13 posted on 03/08/2007 7:48:06 AM PST by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Mark Green probably thought that Pravda was "too fair".


14 posted on 03/08/2007 7:48:23 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: laweeks
Isn't he the guy who's run for every office in New York and lost EVERY time he ran?

He won "public advocate".

Don't ask.

Anyway, true story about Mark Green---my aunt ended up across the aisle from him once on a plane. She said he had holes in his socks. She also said she heard him tell the people he was traveling with that they had to separate from him once they left the plane, because "it wouldn't look good for him to be seen with an entourage".

15 posted on 03/08/2007 7:49:26 AM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
There are some truly hardcore moon bats out there that
consider NPR as a right wing sellout. They call it
"National Pentagon Radio"....JJ61
16 posted on 03/08/2007 7:51:22 AM PST by JerseyJohn61 (Better Late Than Never.......sometimes over lapping is worth the effort....)
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To: hellinahandcart

he got his start working for Ralph Nader if my memory is not playing tricks on me


17 posted on 03/08/2007 7:51:33 AM PST by babble-on
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To: JerseyJohn61

that must be such a lonely existence!! when you're too lefty to bask in the warm glow of NPR, you really are out there.


18 posted on 03/08/2007 7:52:38 AM PST by babble-on
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To: hellinahandcart
Did someone say . . . Entourage?


19 posted on 03/08/2007 7:52:40 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Who dey?


20 posted on 03/08/2007 7:55:25 AM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: hellinahandcart

http://www.hbo.com/entourage/


21 posted on 03/08/2007 7:59:19 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: laweeks
Wasn't he a "moderator" for Firing Line at times?
22 posted on 03/08/2007 8:00:51 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

ooooooohhhhhh,, the Fairness Act is gonna git ya! Oh my!


23 posted on 03/08/2007 8:01:50 AM PST by JoeSixPack1 (Arrive, Raise hell, Leave.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

As they say, the first generation makes the money, the second generation holds its own and the third generation blows it.


24 posted on 03/08/2007 8:05:23 AM PST by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: babble-on
That's a fact. I can't imagine living in the greatest
nation the world has ever seen and having a mind set that
teeters on the brink of anarchy....JJ61
25 posted on 03/08/2007 8:06:05 AM PST by JerseyJohn61 (Better Late Than Never.......sometimes over lapping is worth the effort....)
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To: JerseyJohn61
That's a fact. I can't imagine living in the greatest nation the world has ever seen and having a mind set that teeters on the brink of anarchy..

The longest lasting empire ever known to man, The Roman Empire, endured for 500 years. I doubt that America will break the record, we have too many people inside trying to destroy the reason for being... The Constitution.

26 posted on 03/08/2007 8:16:42 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
He purchased Air America and expects to be able to make it profitable.

Did you expect him to make rational comments about why it failed and how he will fix it?

27 posted on 03/08/2007 8:22:33 AM PST by untrained skeptic
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To: HEY4QDEMS


'A liberal is someone who is so open minded, their brains fell out'
---<>---<>---<>---<>---

ROTFLMPO... that is a great quote!


28 posted on 03/08/2007 8:23:19 AM PST by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: EagleUSA
This is great... If Green really believes this, there are a few more very entertaining years ahead for money-losing Demodogs on AirAm (and companies who advertise there)
29 posted on 03/08/2007 8:25:00 AM PST by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

These people really do live in an alternate universe.


30 posted on 03/08/2007 8:26:45 AM PST by CaptRon (Pedecaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Certainly there are some communists, tree huggers and assorted tinfoil hat types that would tilt the leftward leaning Air America even farther to the kook fringe. I'm sure Hugo Chavez and Kim Jung-il would welcome a chance to do a US radio show.


31 posted on 03/08/2007 8:28:03 AM PST by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Yup. As I noted in the article, he ran unsuccessfully for NYC mayor, US senator and state Attorney General.

Any politician with any self-esteem would have to cut his own throat if he were the first to lose to Mark Green.

32 posted on 03/08/2007 8:28:27 AM PST by CaptRon (Pedecaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: USS Alaska
Yeah, I fear for this nation too. We are not nearly as heavy handed with our enemies as was ancient Rome and
in this modern information age, the rate of change is
accelerated....JJ61
33 posted on 03/08/2007 8:29:03 AM PST by JerseyJohn61 (Better Late Than Never.......sometimes over lapping is worth the effort....)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The Democrats need to hitch their wagon to Al Jazeera, at least they'll get a steady diet of the news they want to hear...


34 posted on 03/08/2007 8:32:42 AM PST by Kenton (All vices in moderation. I don't want to overdo any but I don't want to skip any either.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Of course. I hadn't made the association with previous reports. It's that Mark Green. He's pure socialist.
35 posted on 03/08/2007 8:43:32 AM PST by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find.)
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To: HEY4QDEMS

"I prefer:
'A liberal is someone who is so open minded, their brains fell out'"

I don't prefer that at all. The PC de-gendered formulation combines the singular 'someone' with the plural possessive 'their,' creating along the way the oddity of group brains while mixing present tense (is) with past tense (fell).

Creating new aphorisms isn't as easy as it looks. LOL


36 posted on 03/08/2007 9:02:58 AM PST by gcruse
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
This is wonderful news!

If the original Bevis and Butthead network sank like a stone, losing tens of millions$ in the process, I can see great things coming out of this "leaner and meaner" version...

Hundreds of millions$ this time, one can hope.
Redistribute the wealth; that's the ticket!

37 posted on 03/08/2007 9:04:51 AM PST by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: gcruse

38 posted on 03/08/2007 9:45:29 AM PST by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: edcoil

And what ever happened to Al Bore's Cable NetworK?


39 posted on 03/08/2007 9:46:53 AM PST by BubbaBobTX (I wasn't born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could.)
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To: HEY4QDEMS

That cleans up the tense problem, at least. The others remain, though.


40 posted on 03/08/2007 10:01:00 AM PST by gcruse
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

as Robert Frost once wrote, 'a liberal man is too broad-minded to take his own side in a quarrel.'"

'cause if he does...He knows he's wrong...


41 posted on 03/08/2007 11:40:07 AM PST by M-cubed (Why is "Greshams Law" a law?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; neverdem; firebrand; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; ...
Mark Green is a veteran New York pol, having served as NYC's Public Advocate and run unsuccessfuly for US senator, NYC mayor and state attorney general. His family business recently completed the acquisition of Air America out of bankruptcy.

Mark Green bought Air Amerika?! Wow...

42 posted on 03/08/2007 8:34:24 PM PST by nutmeg (National Security trumps everything else.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Laff Riot: New Owner Suggests Air America Was Too Fair = The on-air gabbers didn't lie effectively enough.


43 posted on 03/08/2007 8:36:35 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Howlin; NautiNurse; Peach; Nick Danger; Interesting Times; doug from upland; dinasour; ...
Who says liberals lack a sense of humor? The new owner of Air America suggests that the original Air America went bankrupt because . . . it was too even-handed.

Unbelievable!

44 posted on 03/08/2007 8:38:20 PM PST by nutmeg (National Security trumps everything else.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Robert Ballard won't be able to find Air America with that kind of management at the helm.

45 posted on 03/08/2007 8:41:45 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (When I search out the massed wheeling circles of the stars, my feet no longer touch the earth)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I think this is a great way for liberal socialists to invest their money. How many of them have gone broke in this little adventure so far?


46 posted on 03/08/2007 8:47:21 PM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: laweeks

interestingly, his big win .. it was in the cards, a sure ... was the NYC primary for Mayor .. that was taking place 09-11-01.


47 posted on 03/08/2007 8:48:35 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: nutmeg
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DFU SONG: Video Killed the Radio Star (liberal radio network song)
DFU SONG PARODIES | 11-2003 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland

Posted on 11/30/2003 6:08:59 PM PST by doug from upland

http://www.cobras.org/midi.htm

MIDI - VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR

(musical intro)

I was listening to Hannity or Rushbo
When I tried another station...why?...I don't know
I heard someone and I said, man does this guy blow

Oh-a-oh

In no time I quickly reached the right conclusion
I determined that he needs a brain transfusion
The poor guy was really suffering delusion

Oh-a-oh...the guy was crazy...oh-a-oh...he's freakin' crazy

Liberals stunk my radio up...liberals stunk my radio up
Just 10 seconds...that's enough...now, it's in the trash can

CNN and Jennings spew the same old prattle
Those who watch them follow like they're sheep or cattle
In their heads we're sure we heard something rattle

Oh-a-oh...the guy was crazy...oh-a-oh...he's freakin' crazy

Liberals stunk my radio up...liberals stunk my radio up
Just 10 seconds...that's enough...and that decision had not been tough
Now, it's in the trash can...stuffed down in the trash can

(musical interlude)

I'll miss that old Grundig

Liberals stunk my radio up...liberals stunk my radio up
Just 10 seconds...that's enough...and that decision had not been tough
I won't put up with that stuff...always whining while in a huff

(musical interlude)

Liberals stunk my radio up...liberals stunk my radio up
Liberals stunk my radio up...liberals stunk my radio up
Liberals stunk my radio up...liberals stunk my radio up
Liberals stunk my radio up...liberals stunk my radio up
Liberals stunk my radio up...(fade)

(musical finish)

48 posted on 03/08/2007 8:55:24 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
How many times have we heard from the liberals, "It's not our message, we just didn't get it out there"?

We'll this guy is changing the message to one of "All Hate, All The Time."

Wonder how that's going to work out?

49 posted on 03/08/2007 10:22:50 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: edcoil

Already went belly up.

Funny stuff. BY the way, cool name. One of my favorite movies. Especially when they are at Boston Garden watching Bobby Orr.


50 posted on 10/17/2007 12:16:49 PM PDT by Holicheese (1-21-09 Hillary starts to destroy America!)
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