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Air America crashes, burns ^ | January 21, 2010

Posted on 01/21/2010 7:07:20 PM PST by Man50D

Air America, the left-leaning radio network started with personalities including now-Sen. Al Franken and Rachel Maddow – now of MSNBC – has crashed and burned, announcing a bankruptcy filing and plans to pull its own plug by Monday.

A letter from Air America Media chief Charlie Kireker today told workers, "With radio industry ad revenues down for 10 consecutive quarters, and reportedly off 21 percent in 2009, signs of improvement have consisted of hoping things will be less bad," according to a report in Mediaweek.

"And though Internet/new media revenues are projected to grow, our expanding online efforts face the same monetization and profitability challenges in the short term confronting the Web operations of most media companies ."

The company had morphed through a series of managements and ownerships ever since its launch only a few years ago, in 2004. In 2006 it pursued a Chapter 11 filing and was sold to new investors several months later for $4.25 million.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airamerica; liberaltalkradio

1 posted on 01/21/2010 7:07:20 PM PST by Man50D
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To: Man50D

Bought the farm, ain’t it a shame.

2 posted on 01/21/2010 7:09:04 PM PST by izzatzo
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To: Man50D

The living Franken corpse finally dies a well deserved death.

3 posted on 01/21/2010 7:11:01 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. - H. L. Menken.)
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To: Man50D

Actually more like a burnt newspaper ash floating to the ground really.

4 posted on 01/21/2010 7:11:10 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Man50D

Ba Bye!

5 posted on 01/21/2010 7:11:17 PM PST by ColdOne (:^))
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To: Man50D
Air America, the left-leaning radio network...has crashed and burned...

The liberals just can't catch a break this week, can they?

Heads are spinning over at the DUmp.

6 posted on 01/21/2010 7:13:50 PM PST by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and Obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: Man50D

The following members of Congress are Marxists and terrorist coddlers who have rebranded themselves as “Progressives” in an attempt to hide their agenda

Nancy Pelosi was one of the original members of the “Congressional Progressive Caucus” and only left when she was named Minority Leader.

She is now Speaker of the House and 2 heartbeats away from President of the United States.

All members are members of the Democratic Party or caucus with the Democratic Party. There are currently 82 total declared Progressives including 79 voting Representatives, 2 non-voting Delegates, and 1 Senator.
[edit] Arizona

The “Congressional Progressive Caucus”:

* Ed Pastor (AZ-4, Phoenix)
* Raúl Grijalva (AZ-7, Tucson) - Co-Chair

[edit] California

* Lynn Woolsey (CA-6, Santa Rosa) - Co-Chair
* George Miller (CA-7, Richmond) - Chairman, House Education and Labor Committee
* Barbara Lee (CA-9, Oakland) - Chairwoman, Congressional Black Caucus
* Pete Stark (CA-13, Fremont)
* Michael Honda (CA-15, San Jose)
* Sam Farr (CA-17, Monterey)
* Henry Waxman (CA-30, Los Angeles) - Chairman, House Energy and Commerce Committee
* Xavier Becerra (CA-31, Los Angeles)
* Judy Chu (CA-32, El Monte)
* Diane Watson (CA-33, Los Angeles)
* Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34, Los Angeles)
* Maxine Waters (CA-35, Inglewood)
* Laura Richardson (CA-37, Long Beach)
* Linda Sanchez (CA-39, Lakewood)
* Bob Filner (CA-51, San Diego) - Chairman, House Veterans Affairs Committee

[edit] Colorado

* Jared Polis (CO-02, Boulder)

[edit] Connecticut

* Rosa DeLauro (CT-3, New Haven)

[edit] Florida

* Corrine Brown (FL-3, Jacksonville)
* Alan Grayson (FL-8, Orlando)
* Robert Wexler (FL-19, Boca Raton)
* Alcee Hastings (FL-23, Fort Lauderdale)

[edit] Georgia

* Hank Johnson (GA-4, Lithonia)
* John Lewis (GA-5, Atlanta)

[edit] Hawaii

* Neil Abercrombie (HI-1, Honolulu)
* Mazie Hirono (HI-2, Honolulu)

[edit] Illinois

* Bobby Rush (IL-1, Chicago)
* Jesse Jackson, Jr. (IL-2, Chicago Heights)
* Luis Gutierrez (IL-4, Chicago)
* Danny Davis (IL-7, Chicago)
* Jan Schakowsky (IL-9, Chicago)
* Phil Hare (IL-17, Rock Island)

[edit] Indiana

* André Carson (IN-7, Indianapolis)

[edit] Iowa

* Dave Loebsack (IA-2, Cedar Rapids)

[edit] Maine

* Chellie Pingree (ME-1, North Haven)

[edit] Maryland

* Donna Edwards (MD-4, Fort Washington)
* Elijah Cummings (MD-7, Baltimore)

[edit] Massachusetts

* John Olver (MA-1, Amherst)
* Jim McGovern (MA-3, Worcester)
* Barney Frank (MA-4, Newton) - Chairman, House Financial Services Committee
* John Tierney (MA-6, Salem)
* Ed Markey (MA-7, Malden)
* Mike Capuano (MA-8, Boston)

[edit] Michigan

* Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (MI-13, Detroit)
* John Conyers (MI-14, Detroit) - Chairman, House Judiciary Committee

[edit] Minnesota

* Keith Ellison (MN-5, Minneapolis)

[edit] Mississippi

* Bennie Thompson (MS-2, Bolton) - Chairman, House Homeland Security Committee

[edit] Missouri

* William Lacy Clay, Jr. (MO-1, St. Louis)
* Emanuel Cleaver (MO-5, Kansas City)

[edit] New Jersey

* Frank Pallone (NJ-06)
* Donald Payne (NJ-10, Newark)

[edit] New Mexico

* Ben R. Luján (NM-3, Santa Fe)

[edit] New York

* Jerry Nadler (NY-8, Manhattan)
* Yvette Clarke (NY-11, Brooklyn)
* Nydia Velazquez (NY-12, Brooklyn) - Chairwoman, House Small Business Committee
* Carolyn Maloney (NY-14, Manhattan)
* Charles Rangel (NY-15, Harlem) - Chairman, House Ways and Means Committee
* Jose Serrano (NY-16, Bronx)
* John Hall (NY-19, Dover Plains)
* Maurice Hinchey (NY-22, Saugerties)
* Louise Slaughter (NY-28, Rochester) - Chairwoman, House Rules Committee
* Eric Massa (NY-29, Corning)

[edit] North Carolina

* Mel Watt (NC-12, Charlotte)

[edit] Ohio

* Marcy Kaptur (OH-9, Toledo)
* Dennis Kucinich (OH-10, Cleveland)
* Marcia Fudge (OH-11, Warrensville Heights)

[edit] Oregon

* Earl Blumenauer (OR-3, Portland)
* Peter DeFazio (OR-4, Eugene)

[edit] Pennsylvania

* Bob Brady (PA-1, Philadelphia) - Chairman, House Administration Committee
* Chaka Fattah (PA-2, Philadelphia)

[edit] Tennessee

* Steve Cohen (TN-9, Memphis)

[edit] Texas

* Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18, Houston)
* Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30, Dallas)

[edit] Virginia

* Jim Moran (VA-8, Alexandria)

[edit] Vermont

* Peter Welch (VT-At Large)

[edit] Washington

* Jim McDermott (WA-7, Seattle)

[edit] Wisconsin

* Tammy Baldwin (WI-2, Madison)
* Gwen Moore (WI-4, Milwaukee)

[edit] Non-voting

* Donna M. Christensen (Virgin Islands)
* Eleanor Holmes Norton (District of Columbia)

[edit] Senate member

* Bernie Sanders (Vermont)

[edit] Former members

* Sherrod Brown (OH-13) - Elected to Senate
* Julia Carson (IN-07) - Died in December 2007
* Lane Evans (IL-17) - Retired from Congress
* Cynthia McKinney (GA-4) - Lost Congressional seat to current caucus member Hank Johnson
* Major Owens (NY-11) - Retired from Congress
* Nancy Pelosi (CA-8) - Left Caucus when Elected House Minority Leader
* Hilda Solis (CA-32) - Became Secretary of Labor in 2009
* Stephanie Tubbs Jones (OH-11) - Died in 2008
* Tom Udall (NM Senate)
* Paul Wellstone (MN Senate) - Died in plane crash in 2002

The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) was established in 1991 by five members of the United States House of Representatives: Representatives Ron Dellums (D-CA), Lane Evans (D-IL), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Maxine Waters (D-CA), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Then-Representative Bernie Sanders was the convener and first. The founding members were concerned about the economic hardship imposed by the deepening recession, the growing inequality brought about by the timidity of the Democratic Party response at the time.

Additional House representatives joined soon, including Major Owens (D-NY), Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), David Bonior (D-MI), Bob Filner (D-CA), Barney Frank (D-MA), Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), Jim McDermott (D-WA), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Patsy Mink (D-HI), George Miller (D-CA), Pete Stark (D-CA), John Olver (D-MA), Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

7 posted on 01/21/2010 7:14:52 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Man50D

Damn it. Why do we have to wait until Monday? Just go away already. Your seven listeners won’t mind.

8 posted on 01/21/2010 7:17:45 PM PST by Hardastarboard (I am a light-skinned American with no Negro dialect, unless I want to have one.)
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To: Hardastarboard

Dammit, I can never find my itty bitty violin when I need it.

9 posted on 01/21/2010 7:20:57 PM PST by biff
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To: Man50D
Ahhh, golly gee whiz (sniff, sniff). Lemme get my tiny little violin down for 'em:


10 posted on 01/21/2010 7:22:23 PM PST by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: Man50D
Talk radio is dying, Rush must be scared.

11 posted on 01/21/2010 7:27:21 PM PST by razorback-bert (Just call me mohamed-bert when I am flying.)
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To: Man50D

Hope the station carrying Air America in Detroit will play Polka music, might not have to play PSA’s all the time.

What will happen to the Air Amerika Caribbean Cruise?

12 posted on 01/21/2010 7:28:15 PM PST by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123)
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To: Man50D

AA was a one trick pony, GWB. No one listens now.

13 posted on 01/21/2010 7:29:42 PM PST by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is spending you demand stupid")
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To: Man50D

Taqiyyah over the airwaves from anti-truth collectivists deserves to crash and burn. Can you hear us now...MSNBC, CNN, ABC, NBC, SeeBS?

14 posted on 01/21/2010 7:34:46 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Rome2000

Thanks for posting. BTTT!

15 posted on 01/21/2010 7:36:13 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Man50D

For a group strongly in favor of euthanasia the lefties should be celebrating.

16 posted on 01/21/2010 7:47:13 PM PST by relictele
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To: Man50D

When the story broke Freerepublic was down. I so wanted to shout it out to the World.

Great reading over on the DU. Can it get ant worse if you are a Democrat?

17 posted on 01/21/2010 7:52:39 PM PST by NavyCanDo (America Rising 11-2-2010)
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To: Man50D

Just pull out the hydration tube and let it die a blissful death.

18 posted on 01/21/2010 7:55:53 PM PST by Clint Williams (America -- a great idea, didn't last.)
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To: Man50D
Liberalism is not all that popular in America.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

19 posted on 01/21/2010 8:05:09 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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