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Not hatred of democrats: hatred of stupid, anti-american concepts and ideas. Actually, not hatred at all, just rational disagreement with the irrational. You know, the anti-Ann Coulter types.

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Thursday, May 20, 2004 9:29 p.m. EDT
Air America Desperately Seeking $8 MillionAir America Radio, the new leftwing syndicated radio network, is desperate for a cash infusion, Reuters reported Thursday evening.So desperate that sources close to the company say that "Democratic heavyweights as Sen. Hillary Clinton, her husband, former President Bill Clinton and billionaire investor George Soros have been appraised of the money-raising efforts."The network has been floundering almost from the get-go, with the business hemorrhaging cash and debts growing.Air America's woes became evident just weeks ago when CEO Evan Cohen was ousted."This venture is not dead and it's not going to die," Mike Papantonio, a backer of Air America who also co-hosts a talk show with Robert F. Kennedy Jr., told Reuters. "I am a businessman and I see this as a great business opportunity." The wire service reported that the backers include trial attorney Papantonio, Chicago businessman Sheldon Drobny, and Rob Glaser, chairman of RealNetworks Inc. -- all of whom have promised to invest more funds to keep the company afloat. The company says its business plan calls for $8 million in new capital and that fundraising is underway.Air America shows include the O'Franken Factor, with comedian Al O'Franken, and another program with activist and actress Janeane Garofalo. As for their financial woes, company insiders won't blame bad management or lack of market interest.Instead they have a right-wing conspiracy right in their roost.Reuters reported: "Papantonio and others attributed the company's troubles thus far to mismanagement by Cohen, a former Republican political operative in Guam."

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"This venture is not dead and it's not going to die," Famous last words?

Anonymous
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Sounds like the real problem with Airhead America is that they went into the venture underfinanced and later found out that nobody was listening. Right wing conspiracy, my ass.

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quote: Air America shows include the O'Franken Factor, with comedian Al O'Franken,

Please don't insult the Irish...

Anonymous
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maybe they need a show with Michael Moore.. ;)

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It was an idiotic idea to begin with.The Right wing shows started the way any business starts - small with talent... and among the many shows that started a few gained huge popularity not because of the political bent of the speaker, but of the speaker's talent.This stupid Air America garbage started with a premise "If we have liberals they will listen."They forgot the talent part.What yo-yos.Chris.

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LL, I also thought it was silly of them to think they could instantly compete with with the likes of Limbaugh, OReilly, Hannity, etc. media empires that had been built up over many years.

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I have listened on numerous occasions – and it is painful! It clearly cannot last much longer.One guy on “Morning Sedition” (actual show title) sounds like a complete stereotype liberal burn-out. You can practically hear him sucking on a bong as he speaks: [i]“Like wow, dude. That’s really cool. Good talkin’ with ya, man.”[/i]All of the other shows get very old, very fast. They love to call Rebublicans “mean-spirited,” yet cannot stop with the whips and chains of raw ANGER and numbing HATRED... constantly beating, [i]beating,[/i] [b]beating:[/b]Bush stole Florida.
Bush is an idiot.
Bush can’t read.
Cheney does everything.
Rumsfeld does everything.
Powell does everything.
Bush knew about September 11.
Bush is an idiot.
The Supreme Court appointed Bush.
Re-defeat Bush in 2004.
Bush is an idiot.
Oil companies make money.
Tax cuts for the rich.
Bush helped plan September 11.
Bush lies.
Bush lies.
Bush lies.
Bush is an idiot.
Re-elect a Democrat in 2004
Bush stole Florida.
Bush is an idiot.
Bush stole Florida.
Bush is an idiot.
Bush stole Florida.
Armed Republican klansmen shot black voters in Florida.
Bush is an idiot.
Bush stole Florida.
Bush is an idiot.
Bush stole Florida.
Bush is an idiot.
Bush stole Florida.
Isn’t it amazing they have NO paid advertising??? [b][i]Wouldn’t want you product message in the middle of all that bitter bile????[/i][/b]

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Well.. Rush is far worse... and he gets pleanty of advertising... Hannity... others spout nothing but hatred of democrats...The point is they are interesting to listen to, they have talent..Hence the listeners, the market and the advertising..Chris.

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