Wednesday, July 27, 2005

The Evils of Talk Radio

Looks like a talk radio station has taken grant money earmarked for Alzheimer patients, senior citizens and a youth mentoring program. Well the foundation "invested" the money in the radio station and the executive director has close ties to the former chairman of the radio station. The perfidious station? Air America. Air America that goes through money like water and has less of a listening audience than the original all caribbean format. Air America, whose host Randi Rhodes has advocated assasinating a president twice.
Now, I am not a big fan of Rush or Sean Hannity, they both have huge egos and an annoying manner with guests, they have never diverted grant money to prop up a losing sinkhole. They have never advocated assasinating a president. I want to hear no more about how wonderful Air America is.
Meanwhile local talk radio guys are told that because they have advocated an initiative on the radio they have to treat it as an "in kind" contribution. Other than talking it up and working on it as a private citizens they have no ties to the initiative. Grrrrr.

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