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Air America Off the Air, All Three of its Listeners Distraught

Though none of them could be reached for comment:

BREAKING Air America: No More Live Programming
Filing Chapter 7 [liquidation]

By Tina Dupuy
FishbowlLA

We just received this memo:

From: Charlie Kireker

Date: January 21, 2010 4:36:59 PM EST

To: All

Subject: Air America Operations

It is with the greatest regret, on behalf of our Board, that we must announce that Air America Media is ceasing its live programming operations as of this afternoon, and that the Company will file soon under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code to carry out an orderly winding-down of the business.

...

Perhaps this is the long Hoped for Change?

Hat Tip: DaveInTexas at Ace of Spades


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Comments (26)

Air America was on the air?... (Below threshold)
sam:

Air America was on the air? Who knew?

Looks like all that cash th... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

Looks like all that cash they got from the orphanage finally ran out.
Good thing Al got a real gig that has a lifetime payout.

/Sarchasm

Personally? The only good that came from that is that it exposed a lot of the statists for what they are. Tin eared control freaks that only have one point of view and if your's is different its wrong. Case in point, Al Franken and his violent outbursts against people he disagrees with.

Will Steve Greene blame thi... (Below threshold)
howcome:

Will Steve Greene blame this on the Brown election.

Sooner or later, you run ou... (Below threshold)
mojo:

Sooner or later, you run out of orphan's money.

WOW! Scott Brown has THE P... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

WOW! Scott Brown has THE POWER! Just ask Stevie Green. Maybe Scott Brown (he has THE POWER) will switch his gaze next onto MSNBC! Or ever, DARE WE ASK IT!, gaze onto Obama, Biden, Pelsoi and Reid!

Air head America has never... (Below threshold)
914:

Air head America has never been the same since Al got all hemorroidal and decided to dedicate His life to fucking Minnesota..


As an aside, maybe they should let Siezer make the business decisions? He has a proven track record..

I'll bid $5 for Rachel Madd... (Below threshold)
Sir Toby Belch:

I'll bid $5 for Rachel Maddow's paperweight.
Mike Malloy will be back to eating rats and
crickets....gotta feel for the poor guy.

Where's Randi Rhodes' next ... (Below threshold)
Tim:

Where's Randi Rhodes' next bottle of Night Train going to come from? I guess if she offers me a handjob for 2 bucks I'll give her 5 to leave me alone.

Let's have a moment of sile... (Below threshold)

Let's have a moment of silence for Air America!
And another.
And another.
And another. Heh.

"Where's Randi Rhodes' next... (Below threshold)
914:

"Where's Randi Rhodes' next bottle of Night Train going to come from?"

I thought he died in a crazy train wreck?

Air America's problem IMO, ... (Below threshold)
James H:

Air America's problem IMO, was not that it was liberal, but that it wasn't entertaining.

Three listeners? Were thei... (Below threshold)
James H:

Three listeners? Were their numbers up this quarter?

I lean left politically, bu... (Below threshold)
James H:

I lean left politically, but I despised Air America because it was such a transparent attempt to put propaganda on the air, profits and audiences be damned.

That and, as I said, it just wasn't very good.

Thanks for being honest #13... (Below threshold)
914:

Thanks for being honest #13

AWWWWWWWW! Darn it!!!!!... (Below threshold)
G.:

AWWWWWWWW! Darn it!!!!!

Couldn't they find enough s... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

Couldn't they find enough selfless liberals to prop them up? Imagine that.

Al Franken was unavailable ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Al Franken was unavailable for comment, having brought his 'comedy' show to the US Senate. Wonder if it ever bothers him that he got paid with money taken illegal from an orphanage fund.

that should be wor... (Below threshold)
macofromoc:

that should be worth some carbon credits

I question your count and c... (Below threshold)
DaveinWS:

I question your count and challenge you to name the third listener.

I hate it when people inflate the real numbers.

This makes abundant sense, ... (Below threshold)
Tsar Nicholas II:

This makes abundant sense, given that liberals are bankrupt of rational thoughts, too.

James H -I listene... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

James H -

I listened to it once... and you're right. It wasn't entertaining at all.

I'll gladly listen to opinions I don't agree with if they're presented in a way that doesn't belittle the folks who disagree, as long as it's an engaging, amusing format.

And Air America just plain wasn't engaging or entertaining or amusing. Heck, when you can't even get enough sponsors to pay your own way because your ratings are terrible you'd think that would have been a clue - but apparently not...

I blame Bush.... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

I blame Bush.

Of course it failed. What w... (Below threshold)

Of course it failed. What with CNN and NBC and NPR and CBS and ABC, the market for left-leaning broadcasting was pretty much saturated.

Scott Brown wins--they go o... (Below threshold)
poptoy:

Scott Brown wins--they go off the air---Hey this guy is good HUH?

"Where's Randi Rhodes' n... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

"Where's Randi Rhodes' next bottle of Night Train going to come from? I guess if she offers me a handjob for 2 bucks I'll give her 5 to leave me alone."

Ouch!

And people want to talk about how "hateful" Limbaugh is? The frothing, vitriolic hate emanating from Air America was more than anyone could take.

Oyster, I don't think the l... (Below threshold)
Jlawson:

Oyster, I don't think the left has the same definition of hate that you or I do. To them, 'hate' is disagreeing with their positions. To us, hate is expressing significantly more than disagreement, distaste or dislike for someone or something.

Beats me how they got the definitions so mixed up - but that's what seems to have happened.




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