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    Re: Liberal talk-radio network Air America to cease operations

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Liberal talk-radio network Air America to cease operations - washingtonpost.com

    The thread they were hanging from finally snapped.

    They're blaming their demise on the decrease in ad revenue that has plagued all of talk radio over the past couple years - but given that Air America didn't have much competition, the real problem was that nobody wanted to listen.

    Air America would have probably done well if launched pre-2000. Radio was just a bad medium for these people to use. Sure it was great 20+ years ago but now it's becoming overly obsolete. The exceptions are those stations that broadcast online and are in major metropolitan areas with commuters.
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    Re: Liberal talk-radio network Air America to cease operations

    Hmmm....they're blaming the economy.

    Is the EI Network suffering under the "poor economy"?

    No.

    Why not?

    Because Rush has something called "listeners".

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    Re: Liberal talk-radio network Air America to cease operations

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    I always thought Air America's biggest problem by far is that they never got over being reactionary, an "answer" to something else. They were never doing it for its own sake. That's especially true of Franken and Garofalo. They never took it seriously on its own terms. They weren't in it for the sake of serious talk radio, but for the spectacle.
    Well, no one takes liberalism seriously, it's joke, that's why Limbauch makes a fortune making fun of it.

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    Re: Liberal talk-radio network Air America to cease operations

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Hmmm....they're blaming the economy.

    Is the EI Network suffering under the "poor economy"?

    No.

    Why not?

    Because Rush has something called "listeners".
    Primarily there is substance to his program.
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    Re: Liberal talk-radio network Air America to cease operations

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Primarily there is substance to his program.
    Hmmm....you think that's why people listen to his show?

    Why, of course it is.

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    Re: Liberal talk-radio network Air America to cease operations

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Hmmm....you think that's why people listen to his show?

    Why, of course it is.
    I'll take that as doubt, but whatever. He is successful and the left sucks air. If you think that 20 years of success can be maintained without substance, then I suspect that you believe there is some other cause that could.
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    Re: Breaking: Air America Ceases Live Programming, Will File for Bankruptcy

    George Soros finally decided there was no way to make them effective? Or maybe now that he has his folks in office there is no need for this particular propaganda arm?

    What's Ed Schultz gonna do now? Or does he walk away with a pot full of money like Franken did?

    So many questions, so little time ...

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    Re: Liberal talk-radio network Air America to cease operations

    For whatever reason, lefties didn't tune it. Approximately half of Americans lean left, so I'm guessing that either the medium or format had little no appeal. I, for one, tuned in for about a week and that was enough for me. The ranting one-sidedness of what I had heard was enough for me to tune out for good.
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    Re: Liberal talk-radio network Air America to cease operations

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I'll take that as doubt, but whatever. He is successful and the left sucks air. If you think that 20 years of success can be maintained without substance, then I suspect that you believe there is some other cause that could.
    Nah, you're just not reading me right.

    I listened to Limbaugh from the summer he went national. He has an amazing ability to both analyze a situation correctly and to lampoon the Left for taking the wrong side of it.

    He's 90% substance.

    I still listen on occasion, and he's still right

    Why do Leftist radio shows suck big weinie, then die?

    Because it's not possible to promote Ivory Tower Elitism without sounding like an elitist. Lies can't have substance. Eventually the listeners from the middle classes figure out that it's they who are the targets of the speaker's ire and spite, and that's when the radio dial shifts, to never return.

    Mainstream America simply is not liberal. People in the middle class can't afford that nonsense in their lives.
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    Re: Liberal talk-radio network Air America to cease operations

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Hmmm....you think that's why people listen to his show?
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    Absolutely.
    You may not like the delivery, but the substance is there.

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