…right after all?
Good article illustrating just some of the left’s hypocrisy. Although I’m sure the ABB crowd will try to defend this. I always thought it was funny that the left would call Rush a “drug addicted loser” when the left is loaded with dirty hippies crying about the war, poping pills, and doing alot more drugs than Rush ever thought about.
It’s also fun to watch air america struggle the way they are. Al Franken is about as insightfull as my retarded cousin, and no funnier than a rash on my johnson. Is it possible that Air America is strugling because a radio talk show needs a good host with a message? They’ve never had a decent host and haven’t had a real message in a long time. Unless you count hatred for conservatives and crying for government help.
Funny how the free market is kicking air america’s ass. No wonder they hate the free market so much!
Thursday, August 4, 2005
Big Fat Yawn
Media: Rush Limbaugh’s prescription drug troubles were splashed all over the media. Yet a financial scandal rocking a leftist radio network rates no coverage.
The mainstream media, fixated on bringing down Karl Rove, have so far deemed apparent funding irregularities at Air America unworthy of note. But that doesn’t make them any less of story.
Here’s the gist, according to The New York Sun ? which is giving the scandal the coverage it deserves ? and a few others, mostly bloggers and columnists, who are providing a public service:
New York City’s Department of Investigation is looking into charges that $875,000 from a Bronx nonprofit group and an affiliate whose budgets are generously stuffed with local, state and federal grants was inappropriately used to fund Air America, the left’s counterattack on the colossal success of conservative talk radio.
The two groups ? the Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club and Pathways for Youth ? said they thought they were making a loan to the network. But when Evan Montvel Cohen was working as both chairman of Air America and director of development for Gloria Wise, some red flags should have been raised.
Jeannette Graves, president of Gloria Wise’s executive committee, has said that without her authorization or knowledge, Cohen siphoned $613,000 from the organization to himself and Air America. Cohen also allegedly used money from the groups for personal medical care.
While this mess is being sorted out, the city has suspended its ties with Gloria Wise and Pathways. That means money intended for poor minority children and Alzheimer’s victims was instead used to make sure the financially tanking and ratings-troubled Air America could keep blathering.
Public funds used to prop up a business! Just the kind of scandal that left-leaning media would die for. Yet for some reason they’re giving this one a pass.
Is it because there are no mean ol’ conservatives to blame?
When Limbaugh’s problems with painkillers came to light, the mainstream media could hardly contain themselves. They called him a “pill popper” and hypocrite and cheered for release of his medical records. And when he returned to the air, they couldn’t talk enough about his stay in rehab.
Al Franken, Air America’s featured host, seized the moment and labeled Limbaugh a “drug addict” ? after calling him a “Big Fat Idiot” in the title of his book years before.
Nothing wrong, mind you, with reporting on Limbaugh’s woes. Nothing, that is, as long as the media cover flaws of those on the left with equal enthusiasm.