Thursday Air America Scandal Updates
Plus, Liberals Reveal Hannity's Personal Information
(*** New Updates: 12:30***)
--- Major new developments just in, from Thursday's New York Post. While Gloria Wise Boys And Girls Club faces new staff departures, Air America, Gloria Wise and Department of Investigation officials spar over repayment terms.
The Radio Equalizer will have a full analysis of the newest details, later this morning.
--- To see my most recent post, which includes a transcript of Al Franken's on-air remarks, scroll down or click here.
--- Michelle Malkin has a fresh update of her own for Thursday. Did you see her Wednesday post? It had a number of items I didn't get to.
--- Bizzy Blog has a great idea: let's send to the New York Times, Mapquest directions from their office, to Air America's. They could walk, if they like.
--- An impressive Columbia Journalism Review piece asks why the media is choosing to miss out on a juicy story.
--- Thursday's Pittsburgh Tribune-Review updates with a new item.
--- Excellent post at Powerline, a Star-Tribune reader wonders why the paper won't cover the scandal, given Franken's MN connection. The publication's response will have you laughing.
--- Charles at Little Green Footballs links to my Franken Mr. Subliminal piece, where there's a lively discussion about it.
--- Two important pieces from Captain Ed at Captain's Quarters that analyze the legal aspects of Air America's actions. Not to be missed.
--- "Air America" continues to be one of top searches at Technorati, actually moving up to 6th, from 10th earlier.
Instead of fading, it's becoming more interesting to readers.
--- MachoNachos has a new AAR post here. Leon's been great in researching the legal angles.
In big, non-AAR news:
--- A fascinating story from liberal talk radio blogger Blatherwatch: a contested Seattle newsroom union decertification vote, which resulted in a tie, hinges on one vote: Michael Medved's.
But aren't such ballots supposed to be secret? That's where this story simply gets weird and controversial.
Involving Seattle news-talkers KIRO (fair disclosure: my previous employer) and KTTH, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) Seattle Local's fate rests on which box Medved marked (fair disclosure: I'm an AFTRA member).
If you think his vote is a lock against the union, keep in mind: he's a 25-year member.
--- A moonbat rock band has been targeting Sean Hannity in a sick, personal way.
Take a look at the hassles Hannity's had to endure via these kooks! Cam Edwards has the full story here.
(BTW, I'll be providing another update for his NRA News show, on the SIRIUS Patriot Channel, at 5:20pm EDT today.)
Meanwhile, TVNewser publishes Hannity's (now disconnected) phone number, suggesting it was a publicity stunt.
The only real result: creating public sympathy for Hannity. The Boston Phoenix, which also ignored the Air America scandal, has a great time participating in this.
Hey, if you can't beat Hannity on the issues, resort to publishing his home phone number and address! That's the sad state of liberalism today.
Little-known tidbit: the same tactic was attempted against Michael Savage some years back, where Bay Area moonbats distributed his personal information on the Internet.
Keep an eye out here for further updates, which will be posted later in the day.
Franken Scandal by Darleen Click, City Kid$ by George Adair. Grief from Free Republic. Hannity from TVNewser.
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