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  • PBS Star Tavis Smiley Slams Obama For Having No 'Genuine Love' for Black Journalists

    07/03/2012 3:33:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | July 3, 2012 | Tim Graham
    Brian Maloney at Radio Equalizer found that on his Sunday public-radio show with socialist professor Cornel West, PBS host Tavis Smiley thumped Obama chief of staff Valerie Jarrett for an apparently rude speech at the National Association of Black Journalists Convention in New Orleans on  June 23. She came to describe Obama's "genuine love for black people," which Smiley thought was ridiculous since Obama did not show up. Several NABJ vets did complain to blogger Richard Prince about Jarrett reading a list of Obama accomplishments: "Why not just send a [campaign] video?" one said. "That was out of line," said...

    06/30/2006 1:14:30 PM PDT · by chuckpez · 29 replies · 1,147+ views
    The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney ^ | June 30th, 2006 | Brian Maloney
    *** Exclusive To The Radio Equalizer *** Has Janeane Garofalo's liberal talk show been declared FUBAR by Air America Radio? With one source indicating (via hard copy information) that it may leave the airwaves as soon as tonight, it appears very likely that the self- loathing and acerbic talker / actress / Hollywood political hothead may already have done her last show.
  • MORE FOR ME! ---While Air America Struggles, Rhodes Grabs What Remains

    06/23/2006 5:22:28 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies · 2,429+ views
    The Radio Equalizer ^ | June 23, 2006 | Brian Maloney
    *** Exclusive To The Radio Equalizer - Part One ****** Updated With Breaking News Below *** It has long been reasonable to characterize Air America Radio as having an every man- for- himself work environment, where the name of the game is to see who grab the most cash before the whole mess finally comes crashing down. Add to the mix a nearly- constant stream of financial support from Real Networks honcho Rob Glaser and billionaire currency raider George Soros and the greedy temptation to push for obscene salaries, perks and benefits simply becomes too great to resist. Central to...
  • Across the Aisle: Look Who's Bashing Air America Now!

    05/09/2006 8:44:40 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 20 replies · 503+ views
    RadioEqualizer blog ^ | 05/08/06 | Brian Maloney
    Have some liberals finally had enough of Al Franken & Friends? While Stuart Smalley's defenders continue to pound your Radio Equalizer for relentlessly exposing the truth about this partisan talk network, some of its harshest critics actually come from the left! In the past week alone, "progressive" mega-blog Daily Kos has featured two anti-Air America Radio rants, the latest with reader comments similar to these sentiments: An earlier diary here has a lot of comments I agree with, including especially that Air America is too much top-down. Trying to build an instant radio network from a studio in New York...
  • BATTERY RECHARGE: From Rep. Kennedy's Latest Flap, Talk's New Goldmine

    05/05/2006 1:13:06 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 5 replies · 332+ views
    Radio Equalizer Blog ^ | 05/04/06 | Brian Maloney
    For talk radio hosts seeking fresh fodder, it was just what the doctor ordered: yet another flap involving Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), son of the notorious Teddy (D-Chappaquidick). Call it talk's instant battery recharge. How could anyone resist this one? Late Thursday, news spread like wildfire that Rep. Kennedy had been involved in his second car accident in just the past two weeks, this time at 3am, near the Capitol. Unlike his father's infamous 1969 wreck, there were no fatalities this time. One striking similarity, however: in all three crashes, based on available details, favoritism allegations seem to have substantial...
  • Will Air America's Chicanery Pay Off?

    02/16/2006 10:34:28 PM PST · by Impeach98 · 27 replies · 1,203+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 02/17/2006 | Melanie Morgan
    .....Will Air America's chicanery pay off?--------------------------------------------------------Posted: February 17, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 Is it a dirty scam to elect Democrats to office using inappropriate means, or an innocent effort to discuss progressive viewpoints over the radio? You be the judge. Featured on the website for the liberal radio network Air America Radio is an effort called "Fighting Dems" that targets Republican candidates for office. The idea of openly campaigning for Democrats is the raison d'etre of Air America Radio, which on a daily basis carries the water of Democrat politicians and liberal political causes alike. What really...
  • AIR AMERICA: THE SAGA CONTINUES (Al Franken Makes Outlandish Salary Demands)

    01/25/2006 1:50:20 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 82 replies · 5,878+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | January 25, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    Last year, I was privileged to work with Brian Maloney of The Radio Equalizer on an ongoing blog investigative series about beleaguered Air America radio's finances. Brian has continued to dig and dig deep on the story. He has a new report here and will discuss it tonight on The O'Reilly Factor. Brian asks: "Did Al Franken's outrageous salary demands hamper Air America's ability to repay the Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club in 2005?" Excerpt: During the same mid-to-late 2004 period when Air America parent Piquant LLC was quietly considering how to resolve the still-undisclosed scandal, Franken was demanding...
  • KIRO lib talk host fired; allegations of insurance fraud

    12/30/2005 12:45:01 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 5 replies · 712+ views
    Radio Equalizer ^ | 12/29/05 | Brian Maloney
    For Seattle's Mike Webb, calling for President Bush's "execution" had no effect on his position. In fact, his show was subsequently expanded by an hour. Nor did his on-air hope that Ronald Reagan had "really suffered" before his death make any difference. While it's hard to imagine conservatives getting away with similar rhetoric, somehow one of America's most extreme, hate-filled radio programs managed to remain on a major radio station in Seattle for years, despite marginal ratings performance. To find something similar on the extreme right, one would have to look to shortwave radio broadcasts. Mike Webb was to the...
  • Radio Host Kills CNN

    12/14/2005 6:06:10 AM PST · by RayChuang88 · 3 replies · 426+ views
    Radio Equalizer weblog ^ | December 14, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    When Air America's epitaph is finally chiselled into a cold granite headstone, which antics will be most remembered as standout, rock-bottom moments? The Randi Rhodes Show's Bush execution skit? Or Al Franken clearing the room with a long-winded radio convention speech? The Radio Equalizer hereby nominates Air America host Sam Seder, who's managed not only to make the liberal radio network look less credible than ever before, but at the same time, taken CNN itself down for the count. It was audience tune-out, defined.
  • O'Reilly: Malkin & Maloney On Air America Mess

    09/27/2005 8:24:00 PM PDT · by chuckpez · 30 replies · 2,167+ views
    "O'Reilly Factor" FOX News Channel Video ^ | September 27th, 2005 | Ian Schwartz-The Political Teen
    Video clip of Michelle Malkin and Brian Maloney discussing Air America mess on "O'Reilly Factor" on FOX News Channel. Is it about to go under? More info:
  • Inside Air America: The loan scandal deepens by Brian Maloney and Michelle Malkin

    09/15/2005 12:17:55 PM PDT · by chuckpez · 15 replies · 1,714+ views
    Michelle ^ | September 15th, 2005 | Michelle Malkin and Brian Maloney
    If you believe Air America, Al Franken, and their clueless defenders, the liberal radio network's now-notorious financial problems with the Bronx-based Gloria Wise Boys and Girls Club were solely the fault and purview of its previous ownership--and in particular, former AAR chairman Evan Cohen (the man Franken singled out as a "crook" on his radio show). In one of its first statements on the matter in late July, Air America attempted to distance itself from "the allegations of mismanagement and corruption at Gloria Wise Boys and Girls Club" and spoke of the charity's dealings with Cohen as if they were...
  • Al Franken, explain this one

    09/10/2005 10:41:46 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 40 replies · 2,251+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 09-11-05 | Editorial
    Al Franken, explain this one Published September 11, 2005 Al Franken appears to be caught in a fib -- a "lying lie," he might call it -- about Air America's loans-from-children scandal.     To his employers' credit, Air America is seeking to put the scandal behind it: On Thursday, the network wired the remaining $825,000 it "borrowed" from the Gloria Wise Boys and Girls Club in the Bronx to the club's lawyers. Air America's parent company, Piquant LLC, had initially denied responsibility for the total of $875,000 in questionable transfers, claiming a previous owner was liable. But the negative publicity from...
  • Inside Air America: Al Franken's Lying Lies (Part of an ongoing investigative blog series)

    09/07/2005 12:22:43 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 30 replies · 1,655+ views
    Michelle Malkin & Radio Equalizer ^ | Wednesday September 7th, 2005 | Michelle Malkin & Brian Maloney
    INSIDE AIR AMERICA: AL FRANKEN'S LYING LIES By Michelle Malkin   ·   September 07, 2005 02:22 AM Inside Air America: Al Franken's Lying Lies Part of an ongoing investigative blog series by Brian Maloney and Michelle Malkin Sept. 7, 2005 (Part II of this installment is at The Radio Equalizer) *** Take a close look at this signature. It belongs to Air America host and crusader for truth Al Franken. It is contained in a legal document we have obtained that exposes the Grand Canyon-sized chasm between what Al Franken says and what Al Franken does. On July 27, our blogs...
  • INFILTRATOR-- Two Days Inside Sheehan's Camp, Sharpton at 110MPH!

    08/29/2005 6:29:01 PM PDT · by chuckpez · 19 replies · 992+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | August 29th, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    What really goes on inside Cindy Sheehan's Crawford camp? Is it really about grassroots activists joining together, or has she merely been used by political operatives in Ben Cohen's San Francisco-based nonprofit? Friday's Rusty Humphries show (where I filled in as host), featured Curtis Loftis, a conservative activist who managed to get direct access to nearly everyone in Sheehan's group, merely by blending in.

    08/26/2005 11:00:50 AM PDT · by chuckpez · 2 replies · 370+ views
    The Radio Equalizer/Michelle Malkin ^ | August 25th, 2005 | Michelle Malkin and Brian Maloney
    Part One: Part Two: My investigative blog partner, Brian Maloney, watched the surreal appearance of Air America co-founder Sheldon Drobny on C-SPAN this weekend. Drobny was on the network to plug his 2004 book, "Road to Air America: Breaking the Right Wing Stranglehold on Our Nation's Airwaves." Click here for Brian's exclusive transcript/analysis of Drobny's remarks and the second half of our Sheldon Drobny files. Our thanks to the caller from Dallas who broke the silence about the Air American financial scandals on the program. Drobny was visibly uncomfortable. As he should be. Drobny, a deep-pocketed, self-described venture...
  • NYP: MONEY PIT - Air America's fiscal agony

    08/22/2005 6:06:04 AM PDT · by OESY · 11 replies · 1,149+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 22, 2005 | BRIAN MALONEY & MICHELLE MALKIN
    Air America, the much-hyped liberal media ven ture that was supposed to revolutionize talk radio, is "solvent and apparently stable": So claim the gullible cheerleaders at The New York Times, who made that unsubstantiated assertion in a recent glowing profile of Air America host Janeane Garofalo. But behind the fawning headlines and celebrity kiss-ups is a tale of astounding financial and legal chaos. The city Department of Investigation and state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer continue to conduct separate probes into a dubious loan scheme involving Air America and the Bronx-based Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club. An estimated $875,000 of...
  • MONEY PIT (Air America gets even deeper)

    08/22/2005 7:58:59 AM PDT · by AliVeritas · 15 replies · 1,612+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 22, 2005 | BRIAN MALONEY & MICHELLE MALKIN
    August 22, 2005 -- AIR America, the much-hyped liberal media ven ture that was supposed to revolutionize talk radio, is "solvent and apparently stable": So claim the gullible cheerleaders at The New York Times, who made that unsubstantiated assertion in a recent glowing profile of Air America host Janeane Garofalo. But behind the fawning headlines and celebrity kiss-ups is a tale of astounding financial and legal chaos. The city Department of Investigation and state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer continue to conduct separate probes into a dubious loan scheme involving Air America and the Bronx-based Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club....
  • Inside Air America-- An Investigative Blog Report--Lizz Who? Did She Work Here?

    08/20/2005 12:41:17 AM PDT · by chuckpez · 10 replies · 438+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | August 20th, 2005 | Brian Maloney and Michelle Malkin
    On May 20, 2005, comedian Lizz Winstead filed suit in New York, detailing a laundry list of allegations against Air America Radio parent Piquant LLC. Accusing the company of failing to pay wages, promotional fees, accrued holiday compensation and severance, Winstead is seeking $290,716, plus interest. You can download her entire complaint here. Does the company's behavior toward her help to demonstrate a pattern of ethics and integrity lapses in its overall business dealings?
  • Radiogate - Low ratings and a scandal hit Air America.

    08/19/2005 7:50:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies · 1,952+ views
    National Review ^ | Byron York
    Until a few weeks ago, the biggest worry for executives at Air America was what to do about the liberal radio network's alarmingly low ratings. Launched amid much hype on March 31, 2004, Air America, with Al Franken, Janeane Garofalo, Randi Rhodes, and a host of other anti-Bush personalities at the microphone, has, with the exception of a few cities, had great difficulty finding an audience. Even in New York, where the network's true-blue message should be welcome, its daily average ratings are actually lower than those of the Caribbean talk-and-music station it replaced a year and a half ago...

    08/18/2005 12:28:25 PM PDT · by chuckpez · 16 replies · 1,225+ views
    Michelle ^ | August 18th, 2005 | Michelle Malkin and Brian Maloney
    By Michelle Malkin · August 18, 2005 02:48 PM Part II is up at The Radio Equalizer. Brian Maloney and I take a close look at the financial plans of Sheldon and Anita Drobny, the deep-pocketed, far left Illinois Democrat couple who dreamed up Air America and have been involved in its many strange and dubious business reorganizations. The key questions that curious radio industry veterans, financial observers, skeptical investors, and business reporters should be asking Air America: What is Nova M? And why now?