The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

27 July 2006

Air America Ratings, Seattle, Denver, Portland

SUMMERTIME SLIDE

In Key Markets, AAR's Ratings Melt





Like an ice cream cone left in the hot July sun, Air America Radio's ratings are melting in some key (read: liberal) regions of the country.

Based on fresh ratings data released Thursday evening, the "progressive" radio network has lost strength in three cities where it had previously found the most listener support: Portland, Seattle and Denver.

Representing the spring 2006 Arbitron reporting period, these results provide one of the two most important report cards for the entire year.

A quick rundown:


In Seattle, AAR affiliate KPTK-AM had increasingly been providing a rare bright spot for liberal talk radio, but that wasn't the case this time: it fell from a previously respectable 2.8 share to a bottom-feeding 1.7 among all listeners 12 and older. That had KPTK tied for 23rd place overall.

Up against baseball on rival KOMO- AM, the increasingly left- leaning KIRO- AM also fell, from 4.3 to a 3.9.

Conservative talkers were mixed: KVI- AM dropped from a 3.1 to a 2.5, while competitor KTTH- AM held just about steady, with a 2.8 share.


In Portland, KPOJ- AM, which had been Air America's biggest nationwide success story, also took a dive: it dropped from 4.1 to a 3.5 share.

Conservative and other talk formats had better luck in the Rose City, with KXL and KEX-AM both up slightly and far ahead of Franken & Co. Until now, KPOJ's ratings had held fairly steady and it was considered a model for liberal radio's potential future national success.


Denver's KKZN-AM had also provided a previous pocket of libtalk support, but that proved to be short- lived. The station finished the spring ratings book with a mere 1.3 share, leaving it near the bottom in the overall market.

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74 Comments:

  • This here blog that you all are reading is rated 3,216 by Technorati. You have to scroll down pages and pages and pages of other more popular blogs before you hit this one.

    What this all makes us is elitist scum for deigning to read something that is not the tops in popularity. Get that folks? We are all abnormal freaks for reading the radioequalizer! Good thing they aren't meagerly handing out bandwidth for blogs like they do for AM and FM, otherwise this blog would have taken a dirt nap long ago.

    By Blogger WHT, at 27 July, 2006 21:03  

  • AAR would KILL for that level of market penetration. When you look at the overall numbers, they haven't been this bad since Fall 04, when they still on less than 30 stations.

    By Blogger BF, at 27 July, 2006 21:20  

  • Market penetration to enable radio commercials which advertise the benefits of investing in Iraqi dinars and the joys of using dating services?

    But my favorite is a musical ad for the Cremation Society of Minnesota. Tells you a lot about the reach of said market penetration.

    By Blogger WHT, at 27 July, 2006 22:21  

  • Where is the obligatory "this is really good news" post from the always lurking moonbats? Come sure you can do it. spin it it into gold for us.

    By Blogger Seriouslyunserious, at 27 July, 2006 22:32  

  • seriouslyunserious: "Where is the obligatory "this is really good news" post from the always lurking moonbats? Come sure you can do it. spin it it into gold for us."

    Funny! That's why I clicked the Comments button! I immediately expected to see the spin on these ratings! Where are the spinsters? Hello?

    Dang. I wanted to read how Randi Rhodes' ratings in Mason City, Iowa are up 7% among "female, single, cat owners, aged 38-39," and that this is a good sign that AAR is flourishing. (AAR listener(s): This is a joke. I don't even know if AAR is on in Mason City.)

    By Blogger frankenlies, at 27 July, 2006 23:19  

  • Don't you wingnuts wish there was a correlation between AARs ratings and public opinion polls regarding your president and your party?

    I would enjoy reading a posting by the RadioEqualizer in the future asserting that there is a relationgship between the declining AAR ratings and the voting trends for the upcoming elections?

    By Blogger Elmonica, at 27 July, 2006 23:20  

  • As usual, "Lyin' Baloney" distorts the true numbers. These "ratings" do not include pod cast downloads, nor do they include the shopping mall/muzak market, nor do they include the increasingly important ship-to-shore market. Once you add all those together, Seattle rises to a respectable #21 between 7 and 8pm.

    By Blogger LonewackoDotCom, at 27 July, 2006 23:28  

  • The one thing I'll always love about the Radio Equalizer is that Baloney doesn't even have an arbitron subscription. The best he can do is rely on RandR or radiodailynews.

    You'd think "where talk radio, TV, print media and politics collide" would have a fucking clue about the ratings past the publicly available numbers. hahaha

    What's wrong, Brian? O'Rapist not paying you enough?

    By Blogger Mr. Kite, at 27 July, 2006 23:37  

  • Where is the obligatory "this is really good news"

    I'll put on my moonbat tinfoil hat and
    give it a try.

    1.) Magician's distraction (direct your attention to one hand while the other hand is busy doing the magic trick)
    The Radio Equalizer is rated 3,216 and the AAR ratings story has magically vanished. Amazing!

    2.) RWW math - Let's add the baseball audience to the AAR numbers - we all know that the "progressive talk" audience is fractured with AAR and baseball.

    3.) Distort the evidence - The AAR numbers are made up of the attractive and vibrant 25 to 30 year-olds, not the ancient, ready to die over 60 crowd.

    4.) The Olbermann Paradox - just forget the numbers, only look at the change in the percentage.
    .

    By Blogger The Benson Report, at 27 July, 2006 23:37  

  • that was good Benson, now let me do an impersonation of you:

    (Takes boyfriend's penis out of his mouth) "I'm a fucking douchebag who can only take solice in the fact that while I sit in my underwear in my mother's basement, I can make fun of other people anonymously because they can't find me. I don't have the testicular fortitude to say things like this to people in the real world because I am such a loser that no one wants to hear my ridiculous right-wing rants, and if I tried to talk, they'd probably throw me to the ground, which could rip my Star Trek T-shirt."

    how was that? the similarities are astounding!

    By Blogger liberal outlaw, at 28 July, 2006 09:19  

  • Based on Benson's photo I somehow cannot see him saying that or being dressed like that.

    But then again, if Senator Norm Coleman's 81 year old father, married to a 72 year old wife, can be scewing some 38 year old crack whore in his car in front of a pizzeria ....who knows about these passionate conservatives?

    By Blogger Elmonica, at 28 July, 2006 09:41  

  • Well, now that the liberal wingnuts here have insulted homosexuals, called their critics ugly names and hurled profanities around, we can get back to the real issue that is being sytematically ignored by the leftwingnuts on this post:

    Those abyssmal Air America ratings. What accounts for them?

    Actual answers to this question might be helpful, but I expect a string of barely literale slurs and hate speech like the previous two commentors instead. Unless they're Jason Leopold's sock puppets, in which case this is to be expected.

    Reasoned debate and leftist tolerance on display.

    By Blogger Good Lieutenant, at 28 July, 2006 10:07  

  • Good Lieutenant said...
    Well, now that the liberal wingnuts here have insulted homosexuals, called their critics ugly names and hurled profanities around, we can get back to the real issue that is being sytematically ignored by the leftwingnuts on this post:

    Those abyssmal Air America ratings. What accounts for them?

    ________________

    Actually, your first paragraph answered the question.

    These pissed-off, miserable leftists just don't draw a crowd. Who wants to be around that?

    Have you noticed how many of them there are on the internet? That's because they can't get along with anyone in the real world, and many are unemployable.

    By Blogger Brett, at 28 July, 2006 10:20  

  • Benson:
    2.) RWW math - Let's add the baseball audience to the AAR numbers - we all know that the "progressive talk" audience is fractured with AAR and baseball.


    Im proud to be made famous by a mentally warped victim of O.L.D, obsessed with liberals disorder victim. Thanks.

    We are all listening to A.A in NYC, and none of us have ever received an arbitron book, Im awaiting for mine!!!
    Monday night right wing nut jobs, my radio show launches on the internet. LOOK OUT!!! evilliberals.blogspot.com
    I could not care if A.A got a .1 all accross the board
    I will always listen to them, and if you do not like it
    TOO DAMM BAD

    got it
    Hate to be crass

    but you are sick little dementeed freaks


    Thanks Benson, it makes my day to find out, somewhere in America a disturbed individual is mocking my BLOG POSTS. Proves I made an impact.

    All A.A did was inspire a new generation of talk show hosts to combat the filthy, lies and distortion on the right.
    LOOK OUT MALONEY
    WE HAVE NOWHERE TO GO BUT UP!!!!!!!

    Have a good weekend

    enjoy the $3.40 a gallon

    By Blogger rightwingwhiner, at 28 July, 2006 10:53  

  • Looks like my little satire got under the skin of "The Comedic Axis of Evil"

    liberal outlaw who has only 2 minor-league unpersuasive posts on her blog over the past year; but she "hopes to start posting some serious stuff in the next few days. check back soon." I can hardly wait for #3, sweetie pie.

    Buenos días, senorita Elle Monica
    Como van las cosas?
    Muchas gracias por su retroalimentacion.

    right wing whanker - go cry on your vaporware radio program to your 6 figure father and 40 illusionary friends

    By Blogger The Benson Report, at 28 July, 2006 11:21  

  • Benson said:ht wing whanker - go cry on your vaporware radio program to your 6 figure father and 40 illusionary friends


    Yes, my father does make 6 figures, and shhhhhh. before Bush he used to be a Republican, he did not need me to change his mind either. And if you are implying that my dad bankrolls me, think again, I have been on my own since 19, and I'm 32 now. As far as the show, my partner and I are invested in a certain website (non political) which is allowing us to do this.
    benson
    are you a patriot or a loyalist?
    LOYALIST is the answer, a spineless, loyalist. Again thanks for the attention, my tatics are working, I;m getting under the skin and into the heads of right wing loyalists. I pat myself on the back. If my posts are so wrong and off base, you would never bother mocking them!
    Benny boy, besure to refill on the little blue pills this weekend, if you plan of making looooooveeeee
    ad-hom attack, woops!! Too bad

    By Blogger rightwingwhiner, at 28 July, 2006 11:33  

  • LOOK OUT MALONEY
    WE HAVE NOWHERE TO GO BUT UP!!!!!!!

    Trantlation:

    "We are terrible, but you look out. Just you wait. Someday. Someday real soon, the neocons will lose talk radio to stations with ratings like these. Just around the corner. You're going down. Limbaugh may be at the top for the 16th straight year, with the other neocon talkers all in tow, but we're contenders. We're coming. Really - we're not kidding. Our ratings are and have been consistently in the toilet everywhere we narrowcast...er...broadcast, but that is meaningless. We're INSPIRED. You're neocon radio empire is going down. Someday. Seriously."

    Too funny. In addition, good stuff Benson. The more they act like they have to "out-hate" you, the more accurate your criticisms of their arguments are. If they actually present arguments through the fog of obscenities and lies, of course.

    Bring on the hate, RWW. Go ahead. You know you want to.

    By Blogger Good Lieutenant, at 28 July, 2006 11:39  

  • And if you could, it would also be nice if you explained to all of us why the AA ratings continue to be the laughing stock of the radio world.

    That is the issue of the post, after all...

    By Blogger Good Lieutenant, at 28 July, 2006 11:40  

  • RWW - No hate from me, little bambino. If you are 32, why do you argue like a child? Maybe your sugardaddy should pat you on the backside?

    By Blogger The Benson Report, at 28 July, 2006 11:41  

  • Good lieutenant, thanks for the comments. I got a bit sidetracked by the "Three Amigos".

    It was fun; I'll get back in focus now.

    By Blogger The Benson Report, at 28 July, 2006 11:47  

  • So instead of the obligatory spin,we just got spewing invective. They skipped right over the typing in CAPS ( mostly except for RWW), forgot to pound the kepboard harder and instead just used their potty mouths. I'm convinced, how about you?

    Benson the satire was so biting, it cut so clean, they did not even bleed for about a minute. Funny stuff.

    By Blogger Seriouslyunserious, at 28 July, 2006 11:59  

  • Benson: You are the one acting like a child, gloating over the ratings of A.A. You might be more credible if you attacked their views expressed on A.A, such as the left does to the right wing shows, but as an adult with the mind of a 12 year old, there is no way you can possibly do that, because in your world political debate is a sporting event, and not serious in the least. You root for the letter "R" as if it is your favorite team. I'm way more mature than you, and still in 2 months, you have not debated me on a single issue. Try attacking the A.A message and not the ratings. If you are so knoledgeable on politics, Im sure you can debunk the left.

    dumb Lt.: A.A is hardly the laughing stock in the radio world ratingswise. SALEM is, their ratings are much lower than A.A. Go see for yourself.

    Again, let's see either of you children trapped in an adult body DEBATE a SINGLE ISSUE.

    And Benson:
    Again sorry to break the news to you, my father has never even lent me $10, nobody is my sugardaddy. I bet you on the other hand, were born with a silver spoon in your mouth, this is why you attack me, with lies.

    and dumb lt: It is true that you freaks, can not stand the fact that progressive talk has become a commercial radio format. You can not stand the fact that A.A inspired people like me, to toss my hat into the ring and do a radio show. It burns you alive that the whole country does not think like you. My show will be successful, it has nowhere to go but UP. Limbaugh, Hannity and Oriley have nowhere to go but down, just like Stern and Imus, DOWN DOWN DOWN, dinosaurs in a quickly changing medium.

    By Blogger rightwingwhiner, at 28 July, 2006 12:28  

  • The truth about right wingers is, without "liberals" you would have nothing to live for. Your hate for "liberals" keeps you alive. Without us "liberals" many cons would have put a gun to their head a long time ago. Your hate, keeps you alive. You should thank us for giving you sociopaths a reason to live.

    Have a good weekend!! WAR WAR WAR!!!!!
    I know how much you cons love war, makes for good television, right??

    Good luck with the O.L.D, it is a tough illness, to be so obsessed with "liberals" , you vote against your best interest, and side against your own country.

    By Blogger rightwingwhiner, at 28 July, 2006 12:34  

  • If you are so knoledgeable on politics, Im sure you can debunk the left.

    knoledgeable?
    32 years-old?


    I don't think so.
    .

    By Blogger The Benson Report, at 28 July, 2006 12:43  

  • OK RWW I'll be your Huckleberry. Exactly where can we find your radio show? I will give you a listen, probably only once if its like your posts, but go ahead and surprise me and make it informative and entertaining. So where are you at?

    By Blogger Seriouslyunserious, at 28 July, 2006 12:44  

  • http://www.nextbighit.com/indieairplay/

    monday and thursday night from 10PM-Midnight EST. Normally this stram focuses on unsigned music acts. My partner and I are involved with this site (my partner is an investor) and we convinced the owner to let us do this show. Nextbighit, has 70,000 subscribers monthly to the podcast and an average of 80,000 unique log ins a week to the radio stream.
    Thanks for giving it a shot. I would love some professional criticism, politics aside.

    By Blogger rightwingwhiner, at 28 July, 2006 13:00  

  • Well I shuffled around the site a bit but I did not see any archived shows nor any press release on the show. If I remember I will just sign in on Mondya night 10 PM Eastern and see what ya got. Do you have guests on or is it a monologue?

    By Blogger Seriouslyunserious, at 28 July, 2006 13:12  

  • The show is making it's debut, on Monday. We have not worked out the phone ability to have guests yet, so it will basically be 2 hosts discussing the news. Right now we have a blog, not linked to the site yet. evilliberals.blogspot.com.
    for now we are not podcasting, only doing it live

    By Blogger rightwingwhiner, at 28 July, 2006 13:40  

  • liberal outlaw said...
    "Takes boyfriend's penis out of his mouth) "I'm a fucking douchebag who can only take solice (sic) in the fact that while I sit in my underwear in my mother's basement, I can make fun of other people anonymously because they can't find me.

    Mr. Maloney - I don't mind a little robust debate, but at some point, this kind of vulgarity needs to be edited or deleted, or stopped.

    I don't object to other opinions, no matter how much I disagree with them, but the kind of comment above does nothing to advance any relevant opinion.

    I realize that you can't ban the hydra (and shouldn't), but perhaps you might consider cutting this particular foul-mouth off the beast.

    Enough.

    Thank you for allowing me to post my opinion here.

    By Blogger Lokki, at 28 July, 2006 14:23  

  • In Brian Baloney's world the right wing lying would be able to continue unchallenged, even after destroying the reputation of the United States, debasing us to pariah nation status with every nation in the world starting with our "allies." We would continue to be bullied into submission by pasty-faced 500 pound GOP chickenhawks, called unpatriotic even as our working-class brothers and sisters were being slaughtered in a war any thinking person knows is already lost. The next election would be won with these bullying tactics, assuring we remain so deep in the Iraquagmire that the ultimate toll reaches the 50,000 of Vietnam, from which Brian's pantywaist warriors learned nothing except to bully and bluster with more fat-power. All of this would transpire because there is no force to counter the AM radio disinformation juggernaut they constructed after killing the Fairness Doctrine in the 80's, and they were able to continue lying unabated and without challenge. All of this would happen were it not for a growing movement called Air America Radio.
    Ratings can be spun in many ways. All I know is that as I travel the country doing research for the website "Maps to the NeoCon Chickenhawks' Homes" which will soon be distributed to all of the 1/3 PTSD soldiers returning from Iraq, I walk the streets of many American cities. I once listened to right wing talk and was amazed at the number of cars driving near me who also were similarly tuned in. Today in most American cities, I hear the AAR signal coming from more cars than right wing talk. It could be deceptive but it feels like a groundswell to me. And who is the move motivated right now, Brian? Is the right ready to race to the polls to reward the great peace and prosperity of these years of GOP rule? Or is the left joined in the polls by centrists, hungering for a change and to return checks and balances to our government to expose the lies and scandals which eclipse all others in history?

    By Blogger gregrocker, at 28 July, 2006 16:53  

  • Once again liberals try to defend the pathetic failure that is Air America Radio by cashing in on the fool's gold of fake polls used to pacify the remaining libs in an ever dwindling MSM audience.

    Liberals, you do not make conservatives miserable by lying yourself into an alternative universe.

    You say Karl Rove is going to jail. That would be to visit Clinton's friends.

    You call Iraq a failure. Yet re-enlistment is at an all time high while first time enlistment will exceed goals in all branches of the armed forces this year. Please stop calling troops volunteering to fight - DEAD FAILURES.

    You call the economy a failure. Yet we have 4.6% unemployment with the stock market flirting with its' all time high.

    You say Bush is defeated. Yet he gets Roberts and Alito on the SCOTUS for the next 25-30 years.

    You say America is against the war. Yet when it is put to a vote, only an insignificant group of kooks vote for withdrawal.

    Embrace your fake MSM polls as you try to deflect real ratings. Then when Bush Wins Again and the GOP wins seats, you can blame Deibold.

    By Blogger BushWinsAgain, at 28 July, 2006 17:17  

  • "and dumb lt: It is true that you freaks, can not stand the fact that progressive talk has become a commercial radio format. You can not stand the fact that A.A inspired people like me, to toss my hat into the ring and do a radio show. It burns you alive that the whole country does not think like you. My show will be successful, it has nowhere to go but UP. Limbaugh, Hannity and Oriley have nowhere to go but down, just like Stern and Imus, DOWN DOWN DOWN, dinosaurs in a quickly changing medium."

    Ahhhhhhh yeah. That's the stuff. Got any additional hate, RWW?

    By Blogger Good Lieutenant, at 28 July, 2006 18:07  

  • AAR's issues are:
    1. they are on AM
    2. signals are weak
    3. they use the stone age "AM Radio" business model which means pummel the listener with endless commercials with the actual content an after thought.
    4. AAR management does not respect the audience.
    5. some hosts are silly

    By Blogger radiolistener, at 28 July, 2006 19:25  

  • RWW: "We are all listening to A.A in NYC, and none of us have ever received an arbitron book, Im awaiting for mine!!!"

    Dude, loser singles living in Brooklyn DO NOT get on the Arbitron radar. As a rule, they don't poll squats where Ramen is the daily dish.

    And if you walk one zip code away from your fave free WiFi café, "we are all listening" would melt down to "no one at all is listening."

    So just put down the pipe, skippy, and walk away from the keyboard.

    PS: A podcast ain't a radio show.

    By Blogger TC, at 29 July, 2006 02:38  

  • It's not even a podcast.

    "for now we are not podcasting, only doing it live"

    Sounds similar to liberal outlaw's half-hearted attempt to start a blog a year ago. She has posted 2 lame commentaries so far.
    .

    By Blogger The Benson Report, at 29 July, 2006 10:36  

  • Gregrocker wrote: "All of this would transpire because there is no force to counter the AM radio disinformation juggernaut they constructed after killing the Fairness Doctrine in the 80's, and they were able to continue lying unabated and without challenge. All of this would happen were it not for a growing movement called Air America Radio."

    Ummm ... two questions:

    1. Given the ratings information at the top of this thread, how exactly could Air America Radio be defined, in any way, shape or form, as a "growing movement"? (It's kind of like calling the Shakers a "growing religion.")

    2. What does the Fairness Doctrine have to do with anything? Conservative talk radio has simply triumphed in the free market (ooh, scary concept there -- giving listeners a choice ...). If liberal talk radio had anything that most Americans wanted to listen to, Air America radio would not only be kicking butt in the ratings, but major radio stations (i.e., the 50,000-watt kind that carry Rush and friends) would be scrambling to pick up Air America programming. Which, in turn, would create an opportunity for an even greater audience.

    Alas, most radio stations are in the business of making money. Therefore, the prospect of carrying a losing format doesn't appeal to a great many of them.

    But if you have to rely on the Fairness Doctrine to expand your audience, what does that say about your programming in the first place? Honestly, you're only making conservatives' argument for them -- and they should thank you for the assist.

    By Blogger The4thEstate, at 29 July, 2006 11:17  

  • My show will be successful, it has nowhere to go but UP. Limbaugh, Hannity and Oriley have nowhere to go but down, just like Stern and Imus, DOWN DOWN DOWN, dinosaurs in a quickly changing medium.

    By rightwingwhiner, at 28 July, 2006 12:28

    You haven't done a single thing in radio, yet you see fit to mock the most successful people in the history of the industry.

    Do you know how ridiculous you sound? It's akin to a boxer who has never fought a fight saying he's gonna make everyone forget about Ali.

    By Blogger Brett, at 29 July, 2006 12:30  

  • When Air America began, I knew it would be a flop BUT I really hoped the far-left lead by George Soros would write some huge checks to put them into every major U.S. market.

    That way, the American public would hear what real "progressives" believe and what they want our future to be. Let their beliefs win or lose in the free market of ideas. Not hopelessly spun by the left-leaning media. Sadly, it was not to be. The only way the left's beliefs can succeed is for them to be disguised beyond all semblance of the truth.

    So why in heaven's name would they have done something so idiotic as to start Air America? I can only guess there are some among the left who are so stupid as to believe the American public would join them in their march to oblivion if only their beliefs were accurately explained.

    We can "suffer fools". PLEASE George -- write big checks! Spread Air America far and wide. PLEASE don't let this one glimmer of leftist no-spin truth die.

    By Blogger w0tm, at 29 July, 2006 12:50  

  • You haven't done a single thing in radio, yet you see fit to mock the most successful people in the history of the industry.

    Who? Like Michael Savage? When we were kids we used to happen across some big snapping turtle at the pond and watch as it lunged at sticks we shoved in its face. I know it is not the most mature analogy to make, but does anybody not think that hosts like Michael Savage are like the hornet's nest of our youth who show such a primitive behavior that we can hardly avoid throwing rocks at them just to see how they lash out?

    By Blogger WHT, at 29 July, 2006 13:58  

  • w0tm

    No worries, Mate. Even though AAR is a white elephant, and the liberal newspapers are used for bird cage liners... the American public has many other venues to see the progressive view from the left's perspective.

    To name a few - dailykos, huffpo, firedoglake, crooks and liars, and Calling All Wingnuts. Eveyone needs to promote these liberal sites so that America and the world learns the gospel of true progressivism.
    .

    By Blogger The Benson Report, at 29 July, 2006 14:04  

  • I notice that Brian Maloney, as usual, was very selective in picking markets where the ratings of Air America affiliates were down a little. Somehome he "forgot" to mention that the ratings were up in New York, Chicago, Miami, Dallas, Minneapolis, Phoenix, and a bunch of other places. Not to mention that the Seattle spring ratings were actually better than they were a year ago.

    By Blogger PeterRabet, at 29 July, 2006 21:24  

  • peterrabet,
    Could you post the numbers (past and current) for those cities with increases? It would be intestesting to review them.
    .

    By Blogger The Benson Report, at 30 July, 2006 13:07  

  • Here, I took a few minutes and looked up Air America's ratings "increases." (You can do the same at www.radioandrecords.com; click on the Ratings tab.)

    Aside from Phoenix -- which, as I understand it, represents a format change for the station in question -- the so-called improvements are nothing to pop champagne corks over.

    Here are the overall ratings for Spring 2005, Summer '05, Fall '05, Winter '06 and Spring '06, respectively.

    New York 1.0, 1.2, 1.4, 0.8, 1.0
    Chicago 0.4, 0.7, 0.8, 0.7, 0.9
    Dallas 0.5, 0.0, 0.0, 0.4, 0.6
    Minneapolis 1.0, 1.2, 1.1, 1.0, 1.1
    Phoenix 0.4, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 1.3
    Miami 2.0, 1.5, 1.9, 1.2, 1.4
    Seattle 1.4, 2.0, 2.3, 2.8, 1.7

    A few observations:
    New York -- Up from Winter '06, but down significantly from where it was last fall (from 1.4 to 1.0).

    Chicago -- Generally flat across the board. A rating below 1.0 is nothing to brag about.

    Dallas -- Again, up slightly, but still under 1.0.

    Minneapolis -- Very slight increase for a station whose ratings plateaued long ago.

    Phoenix -- The only real bright spot in this list.

    Miami -- Sure, it's up (from 1.2 to 1.4) over the previous ratings period, but notice some of the ratings of 2005: 2.0, 1.9.

    Seattle -- "Seattle spring ratings were actually better than a year ago"??? Well, yeah, but talk about missing the headline and focusing on the sidebar! KPTK's ratings plummeted from 2.8 to 1.7 in ONE RATINGS PERIOD. That's a loss of more than a third of its total audience.

    In other words, bragging about Air America's Spring '06 ratings is like the old joke about losing a drag race and then announcing, "Our car came in second, but our opponent finished next to last."

    By Blogger The4thEstate, at 30 July, 2006 14:13  

  • T.C

    F*ck you, you are nothing but a fake punk rock coward. Do you actually think you are cool with the "Ramones" as your favorite band, what made you assume I'm single, I'm not. The show is not a pod cast either, you limp dicked fake punk rock tough guy. I sense your jealousy that a commercial for profit web site is allowing my partner and I do do a live radio show. It boils you with anger, that we have the skills and connections to make this happen.
    Take the "anarchy' symbol and shove it up your Juvenile ass. I can debate you into submission, and send you crying to your mama, with your sissy punk-rock hair style. Waaaaaa. I have been around longer than you, and I know someone crying for attention when I see it. Do you think touting the "anarchy' sign makes you tough? Go back to popping the zits, kiddy

    By Blogger rightwingwhiner, at 31 July, 2006 10:04  

  • Benson

    unbecomming for a 50 something year old man to be so resentful of a radio newcommer launching a show. I see you are jealous, if you look at the site we are working for, it is a growing music outlet (not the music I personally listen to) with actual sponsors and investors, this is taking a lot of hard work, money and time to launch, and you are clearly jealous, and acting like a little 13 year old. You and Tc should hang out, big daddy and the bad little "punk rocker". Like A.A or not, the network had propelled "progressive talk radio" and you can not handle it. You have a sick complex, one that dispises viewpoints other than yours, a closed narrow un-developed mind

    By Blogger rightwingwhiner, at 31 July, 2006 10:45  

  • "You have a sick complex, one that dispises viewpoints other than yours, a closed narrow un-developed mind"

    Hey Right Wing Whanker,
    You shouldn't say such nasty things about yourself. Your complex will just get worse.

    p.s. What is "dispises"?

    By Blogger The Benson Report, at 31 July, 2006 11:11  

  • despises, if it makes you feel better, I described you, Im capable of debating any individual from the right and hammering in my view based on FACTS. You play an old stale McCarthiest game, with no substance at all. You are outclased at every turn. Face it, your time is up. Your stale tatics, no longer work on a thinking America. your pollution is part of the problem, not the solution. America is not falling for the coulters of the world, the Savages of the world etc. etc. They preach to the 32% choir, their hate is winning nobody over to their side any longer. You can no longer get away with being lazy and attacking people's patriotism and call that political discourse. America is smarter than you think we are.
    keepo that dial locked on Limbaugh, I know he makes you feel like a man!!!!

    By Blogger rightwingwhiner, at 31 July, 2006 11:25  

  • RWW--The poster child for dikdom.

    Really, you wanna throw? Get on a bus. I don't hide behind psuedos, and you can walk right up and knock on my door. If you got the balls.

    By Blogger TC, at 31 July, 2006 11:26  

  • Wow! All these big words in one posting.

    F*ck you,
    fake punk rock coward.
    you limp dicked fake punk rock tough guy
    shove it up your Juvenile ass
    crying to your mama
    sissy punk-rock hair style
    Waaaaaa
    Go back to popping the zits, kiddy


    And your conclusion is just beautiful.
    "I can debate you into submission"

    You're probably correct. After reading your postings, many people think of you as
    a Master Debater!
    .

    By Blogger The Benson Report, at 31 July, 2006 11:26  

  • I can debate you into submission

    Well its much easier to say it than do it, so I would suggest you try it. And contrary to what you may have elarned slacking with the homies, ad hom attacks and barnyard language does not improve your point. In fact it makes you look like you are flailing around losing the debate.

    By Blogger Seriouslyunserious, at 31 July, 2006 11:38  

  • I know exactly what you are TC, a mama's boy crying for attention. Rock!! Anarchy!!!! When you move out of your mama's house maybe I will come by, why not come to Brooklyn, psuedo punk rocker ? Why would I embarass you in front of your mother? I have class, unlike you, you name call and toss accusations, and expect to be treated with any amount of respect? When I was 14 I was a right winger too, than I learned to think for myself. Without mama bankrolling you, Ramen noodles would be out of your price range BTW. Take a good long look at Benson, that is what happens to right wingers who never grow spiritually, they become stale old impotent right wingers who live and die by the voices on the AM talk shows. That too, can be your future. Leather penguin ROCKS!!!!!!!! Does that whole right wing charade get the chicks???? ROTFL!!!!!

    By Blogger rightwingwhiner, at 31 July, 2006 11:46  

  • "Im capable of debating any individual from the right and hammering in my view based on FACTS."

    And those FACTUAL AA ratings? Explain why they are so laughably terrible.

    You play an old stale McCarthiest game, with no substance at all.

    Name calling - you are accusing your opponents of doing exactly what you are doing right now.

    You are outclased at every turn.

    "outclassed," not "outclased."

    Face it, your time is up. Your stale tatics, no longer work on a thinking America.

    No comma. Where is your evidence of this? An approval poll that asuages your frustrations? Remember Nov. 2004, when Kerry was all but coronated before the election?

    "your pollution is part of the problem, not the solution."

    You and the mirror have a date.

    "America is not falling for the coulters of the world, the Savages of the world etc. etc. They preach to the 32% choir, their hate is winning nobody over to their side any longer."

    You're equating Presidential approval ratings with radio ratings and audience shares? I can do that too - watch. Bush's "32%" beats AA's .04 share in any given city at any time in any market. Ever. Checkmate.

    "You can no longer get away with being lazy and attacking people's patriotism and call that political discourse."

    Why do you hate America, RWW? Why do you hate those who support America on the radio?

    "America is smarter than you think we are. "

    If you are what is meant by "smarter," this is going to be easier than we had imagined.

    "keepo that dial locked on Limbaugh, I know he makes you feel like a man!!!!"

    I sure as hell ain't listening to Jeneane Garoflo...oh wait....Seder...wait...nevermind.

    Stop mashing the keypad and type a resoned argument. Your hatred is palpable, despite being amusing.

    After all, we're talking about the abyssmal AA ratings, and not about left-wing screeds courtesy of a very immature poster named RWW.

    Hard to keep this moonbat on topic, no?

    By Blogger Good Lieutenant, at 31 July, 2006 11:49  

  • Serious:
    You should know better by now, he who ad-hom attacks me and calls me a squatter, will get hit harder with the ad-hom attacks.
    You goofy frustrated folks, have no copyright on ad-hom attacks. Mr wanna-be punk rocker ,"I'm cool I like the Ramones", started the ad-hom. I responded with more of the same. If he made a smart statement, I would have responded with a humane response. Simple as that. You should know better.

    The right wing style is
    A. attack the others patriotism
    B. attack the others current employment and accuse them of being on welfare or unemployed
    C. attack the others dating status!!

    I can do the sameeeeeeee thing.
    think before you attack me

    By Blogger rightwingwhiner, at 31 July, 2006 11:52  

  • Gd. Lt
    going by the way the elections are shaping up, America is no longer falling for the Savage's and Coulter's of the world. Your side are hateful, spiritually corrupt, sick individuals, just like you are. Empty, devoid of anything other than hate and McCarthiest tatics. I'm sick to death of worthless, ignorant knuckle draggers like you, attacking non-stop with your baseless trash. Most of America is too. Learn to deal with it. You are a hate monger, Coulter is a hatemonger, Savage is a hatemonger, and Limbaugh and Hannity (while not as hateful) are LIARS.
    Again I could not care if A.A has a .1 share, I still listen as do most people I associaite with in the NY-tri-state area. A.A did their job, they expanded the "progressive talk" idea and that burns you up, you want to control the discourse, but you can no longer do that, with commercial media entities trying the other side in addition to your side.

    By Blogger rightwingwhiner, at 31 July, 2006 12:00  

  • In Summary
    Brian and his 4 other followers are scared of Air America, otherwise you would not have a blog dedicated to trashing their ratings and reporting on "scandals". If you were so confident that A.A is awful and not worth listening to , you would attack the CONTENT of the PROGRAMS, the way the LEFT does to the content of the right-wing talk shows. Nobody on hear attacks the content or the ideas, but the ratings, in an attempt to make them seem like a non-factor in radio. You fear A.A otherwise you would IGNORE Air America.

    This is the reason why Maloney's silly blog exists, FEAR. Deep down you FEAR, that people will hear the message and views of A.A. That loss of power scares you guys.

    By Blogger rightwingwhiner, at 31 July, 2006 12:07  

  • Boy you have me pegged. I am literally quaking in my boots. Or is that quivering from uncontrollable laughter? Its surely one or the other. Oh well you go and ahead and bleieve what you want, reality seems like it rarely intrudes.

    By Blogger Seriouslyunserious, at 31 July, 2006 13:24  

  • seriously:
    If the right did not fear Air America, why bother attacking air America? If the ratings were so so poor (which they are not, they are a little below average) why bother attacking an entity, that nobody listens to? Mr.seriously, this is logic. you guys expose your weakness by attacking Air America, all day every day, you are afraid of Air America and what it has done for the talk radio landscape, it has opened up the idea of putting different views on the radio, different than Maloney's, different from Benson's and differentt from yours as well. If you were not afraid, you would ignore it. If you think Air America is a fountain of mis-information, you would attack the views expressed and not the ratings and "scandals". Nobody has done that, therefore it is 100% safe to conclude the far far right [ you guys are not REPUBLICANS, but rather far far right wing ANARCHISTS, your fellow poster TC, proudly displays an anarchy symbol to prove my point] is afraid of Air America. The anarchists are terrified of liberals and terified to the rational message of Air America radio. Anarchists want disorder to accomplish their self-serving profit driven goals, With anarchy, the truth is obscured. The far right has a self serving objective, which is accomplished by creating anarchy. This is the GOP currently , they are not republicans, and any one who thinks this administration are "Republicans" have been mislead by a complicit radical right wing media. Yes, order and logic scares the anarchists of the far far right.

    By Blogger rightwingwhiner, at 31 July, 2006 13:55  

  • Yo, RWW?

    Child, being a "keyboard punk" ain't nearly enough. Listen to me, Skippy: I get tougher stuff than you in my after dinner stool.

    Name a corner in Crooklyn and choose a ripe time. Or maybe I'll just backtrack the IPs you left me and come knock on your door.

    I mean, you think an AOL email address like yours can't tell me where your doorbell is?

    By Blogger TC, at 31 July, 2006 14:58  

  • go right ahead trace it, come to my place of employment and get yourself in trouble, mommy could bail you out, I'm sure she has done it before anarchist or come to Shore Blvd and Oxford street in Manhatren Beach, I will be looking for the fake punk rocker with a Ramones shirt. I don't think I'm using an AOL email anymore either, I believe it is yahoo, penguin boy!

    You will learn a lesson today, never insult another man's hard work, by calling him a squatter , everything I have accomplished has been on my own, try it sometime. By your blog I can tell you live with Mommy, in cozy Satan Island, along with all the other bigots. The nerve of a community college flunkie to call me a ramen eating squatter. Mommy bought you your computer, I bought my own, and pay for my own internet, Mommy feeds you dinner, I feed myself, Mommy pays your insurance, I borrow my girlfriend's car and help her pay for the insurance, Mommy pays your cable bill so you can watch O'riley, I pay my own, so I can quickly change the channel, and so on and so on. Life is a joke when you are supported. you are a little brat, I called you out and know exactly what you are

    By Blogger rightwingwhiner, at 31 July, 2006 15:17  

  • Right Wing Whanker

    In this single article, more that 1/3rd of the total words posted (2,285 out of 6,724) are posted by you, the Master Debater! (double entendre is intentional)

    In case you haven't noticed, your verbal dirahhea is not winning any new followers.

    Maybe you will be able to make more sense verbally on your radio non-podcast fit-between-the-songs playthingy. But I doubt it.
    .

    By Blogger The Benson Report, at 31 July, 2006 15:22  

  • Hey, Benson?

    Is kicking this RWW galoot a form of retard abuse? Because it sure feels like busting on a child who rides the short bus to school.

    Hey, Whiny? Look at your computer, asshat. The email in question came from AOL. If you want, I'll send you a screen shot. But do the world a favor and first wipe the spittle off the screen, if you know what I mean....

    By Blogger TC, at 31 July, 2006 15:53  

  • tc

    do you think I actually care which email addy I put on this scren name? I have 20 different email addys, sissy. Do you think your a tough guy, because you live with Mommy is Satan Island? You have got you ass handed to on on here all day, since 10AM, pole smoker. I called you out as a mama's boy, a DEPENDENT, not an independent hard worker such as myself. You are a little COWARD, MAMA'S BOY. I was listening to The Ramones before you wiped your own ass, you little pole smoking Bush sissy. Being a bush follower, does not make you a MAN. Real men, think for themselves, you limp dicked, pole smoking sissy. When you grow a spine, and move out of mother's, talk to me, untill than, save it for your 2 other closet queer Bush suckers. You sdtarted i finished, you look like an ASS. You called me a squatter, wiht no job, I proved you wrong, and proved that you live with your mother. You got served, badly. Go cry to mommy, limp dicked queen

    By Blogger rightwingwhiner, at 31 July, 2006 16:08  

  • Is kicking this RWW galoot a form of retard abuse? Because it sure feels like busting on a child who rides the short bus to school.

    tc
    That's a very good analogy - especially after reading his comments about his sugardaddy with a 6 figure income - wow!, his 40 invisible friends who listen to AAR with him, his make-believe radio game and his incoherent blubbering and repetitious drivel.

    I guess I should take pity on him and cut him some slack.
    .

    By Blogger The Benson Report, at 31 July, 2006 16:45  

  • homo types:
    That's a very good analogy - especially after reading his comments about his sugardaddy with a 6 figure income
    I WRITE
    i support myself, have since I was 19,

    your friend the fake punk rocker lives with Mommy.
    Benson i suggest you stop, insulting me, or I will call you out to a fight jurt like your gay friend , who will never show up. Im nobody's sugar daddy, maybe your father got you your job and supported you, just like your boyfriend T.C. Insult the radio show all you want cock slurping loser, I have an outlet, you don't, because nobody wants to give impotent right wing closet queens a rado show. Flame on fag
    I'm done with this gay blog. I tried to be serious on here, you brought it to this name calling level, you and your small dicked boyfriend, NOT ME. I tried to be rational, you cock slurpers lowered the bar.
    FUCK YOU
    IM DONE
    Maloney you lost your most popular poster. The blog will now go back to the 4 posts a week
    should have kept your gay entorage in check. Nowe your blog falls furthur into the oblivion

    By Blogger rightwingwhiner, at 31 July, 2006 17:12  

  • "I guess I should take pity on him and cut him some slack."

    Why? He's just another pussy from Brooklyn who doesn't understand when to stop digging the ditch. So let's play with the bitch!

    And Whiney? You ARE my bitch at this point. I got the emails to prove it. You're providing afternoon laughs, nothing more. Your very existence is insignificant. I've gotten so far under your skin because you're an infant. In a battle of the wits you are unarmed.

    Jeez, my dogs would need orders to get the gumption up enough just to bite your silly bastard mary's ass.

    By Blogger TC, at 31 July, 2006 17:22  

  • "Maloney you lost your most popular poster."

    The level of asininity in that sentence is breathtaking.

    By Blogger TC, at 31 July, 2006 17:44  

  • Karl Rove and Diebold are responsible for the failure that is Air America.

    It's comforting to know that liberals still cling to the propaganda of fake news and fake polls that a biased MSM provides there ever dwindling lib-centric audience which has Air America as its' sphincter.

    Please reference President Gore, President Kerry, Senate Majority Leader Daschle, and House Majority Leader Gephardt when discussing the success of Air America in kook lib blogs.

    The Air America ratings are pathetic. It is almost not even fun anymore reveling in their implosion. Almost.

    By Blogger BushWinsAgain, at 31 July, 2006 20:09  

  • Rightwingwhiner wrote: "If you were so confident that A.A is awful and not worth listening to , you would attack the CONTENT of the PROGRAMS, the way the LEFT does to the content of the right-wing talk shows."

    Oh, please ... like the Left has never made cracks about Rush Limbaugh's weight (gee, wasn't there a book with a title like that ... yes, I think there was), or his problems with painkillers, or his hassle over Viagra?

    You're actually going to come in here and claim that lefty talk show hosts never go ad hominem against right-wing talk show hosts ... whose ratings are so far above their own, they couldn't see them with the help of the Hubble?

    Think what you're saying, RWW. It's not too late to claim you were only joking. Type "LOL" or something ... it's your best shot.

    Oops, I just noticed your playground-quality meltdown a few posts ago. I guess if you're not coming back, the rest of us will just have to go on with life ... somehow ... (sob, choke) ...

    By Blogger The4thEstate, at 31 July, 2006 22:31  

  • 4TH ESTATE SAID;Oh, please ... like the Left has never made cracks about Rush Limbaugh's weight (gee, wasn't there a book with a title like that ... yes, I think there was), or his problems with painkillers, or his hassle over Viagra?

    first, Ok I came back, that clown benson just was pissing me off, he is an arrogant, loonatic, a party over country, smug jerk off. Benny sems to think anyone who is a "liberal" is bankrolled by their father, it is a reflection on his own life, I bet the house Benson got a job by his family contacts and moved out of his parents house at 40. Benson will no longer receive any reply from my, I dont deal with ass*oles.
    Ok 4th estate: Liberals do indeed make ad-hom attacks on the right wing mouthpieces, but overall they attack the CONTENT. Franken's book is about the CONTENT of limbaugh's program, not 200 pages of fat jokes.
    This site never debunked, never attacked, never quoted ANY CONTENT from Air America, this site is simply "hahaha Air America ratings suck" etc etc. It would indeed be more constructive to attack the message. This is not done EVER on here. The left does this to the right wing media pundits on a daily basis, debunking and atacking QUOTES, see mediamatters.comn (put together by a former right winger David Brock, who had enough being a lemming for a destructive force in American politics, the neo-cons)
    The neo-cons are destructive to America, they are not Republicans, they are radicals, and if you do not get it you NEVER will, and are not worth speaking to. Im tired of party over country morons.
    I had to come back to visit the wing nuts, I noticed the site losing hits byt the thousand since I left (heheheheheeheheheeh.
    Lefty hosts do go ad-hom, 10% of the time, 90% is spent attacking the message. This is not hard to see.
    as far as the radio show, it is starting thursday night, technical issues held it back last nite

    By Blogger rightwingwhiner, at 01 August, 2006 15:01  

  • Sure, whiner. Did ConEd screw up your power bill payment? After all, the check's in the mail, right? I'll bet the dog had a habit of eating your homework, too.

    Lesson one in public relations: Never advertise what you can't deliver.

    Now don't go away mad, just go away.

    By Blogger JD, at 01 August, 2006 19:21  

  • O.K., you want to debate substance? We can do that. I can't speak for the rest of the conservative posters, but I listen to Franken's show, all 3 hours, every day, every week. I started listening right before the 2004 elections. The weak signal of my local affiliate does not reach my area. Since I will not support AAR by paying for a podcast, I record the show off of the web. I listen to it mostly on the weekends, so I am usually not hearing the show in real time.

    I can attack Franken's show on many levels. The easiest attack is to mention just how much Franken sucks as a radio host. He is not funny. His voice is horrible. He is not funny. He can't do a decent impression to save his life, with the exception of his Jesse Ventura. He is not funny. His singing is horrendous. Most of his guests are mind-numbingly boring. The technical aspects of the show are extremely amateurish and riddled with mistakes. And, oh yeah, he is not funny.

    Now I can go on and on along these lines, but, apparently this is not the correct way to criticize AAR programming. We can only attack shows on the substance, not on the fact that they are of poor quality, even though this is extremely relevant to why it has not been a smashing success.

    When I listen to the show, I am usually doing other things. I am not sitting at a desk, or behind a computer. I am usually not in a position to take any notes or do any research. So, there may be many things that Franken says that are factually inaccurate that can be disproven through research, but I can only point out the things that are blatantly false. For instance, last week, Franken continued to put forth the lie that Bush was briefed on the failure of the levees in New Orleans before the storm hit, and that there is no difference between the levees being breached, or being topped. This is completely asinine. There was only mention of the levees topping, not breaching. Do this experiment. Place a cup of scalding coffee in your crotch. Which situation would you rather have. Would you want the coffee to top the cup, which means you will only be exposed to the excess hot coffee which exceeds the capacity of the cup? Or, would you like the cup to completely breach, or fail, exposing you to the contents of the entire cup? These are definitely two different scenarios. If the levees were simply topped, the flood water could have been pumped back after the surge.

    Want another one? O.K., this also from last week. Franken's obsession with Bill O. usually causes him to get sloppy with his pointing out so-called lies. He and his little political whore, David Brock, jumped on O'reilly for replying to a letter that accused him of saying that Liberal America wants the war in Iraq to fail. They then provided as evidence O'reilly making statements, all of which did not match the accusation in the letter. Liberal America is a pretty broad term. O'reilly always qualified his statements by saying that the group to which he was referring was a small minority of people. He referred to them only as the far left. Now, maybe the term liberal has become such an insult, that only a small minority of people would consider themselves to be part of Liberal America, but this is an extremely weak justification.

    Do you want to debate universal health care? Why do all liberal programs have to be based on the concept of if you need something, then you are automatically entitled to it. Those that can afford to pay more, pay more. Those that can only afford to pay a little, pay a little. Those that can't afford, pay nothing. But we all get equal treatment, just to make it fair.

    You want to put your money behind Franken? Well, here's a little analogy for you. As much as you rag on Brian for his insignificant blog (not my opinion), Brian is to Al Franken as Al Franken is to Rush Limbaugh.

    By Blogger amarklevinfan, at 01 August, 2006 22:30  

  • Rightwingwhiner wrote: "The neo-cons are destructive to America, they are not Republicans, they are radicals, and if you do not get it you NEVER will, and are not worth speaking to. Im tired of party over country morons."

    Actually, I'll agree with you to a point: I'm tired of "party over country morons," too. The problem for me is, most of the ones I see are elected Democrats, and they're usually spouting some nonsense about Guantanamo Bay and how sad it is that the poor little inmates aren't getting milk and cookies every night before they go to bed.

    It's even more ridiculous when they get on their little soapboxes and talk about closing Gitmo. What the heck would that solve? Would they simply turn loose all 450 terrorist suspects, or would they transfer them to some other prison? If it's the latter, then the new prison would simply be Gitmo by a different name. Yoohoo ... anybody home?

    Anyway, moving on to your other comments ...

    Rightwingwhiner wrote: "I had to come back to visit the wing nuts, I noticed the site losing hits byt the thousand since I left (heheheheheeheheheeh."

    Do you really believe that your leaving for a couple of days (or a couple of hours) caused thousands of people to stop coming here?

    Rightwingwhiner wrote: "Lefty hosts do go ad-hom, 10% of the time, 90% is spent attacking the message. This is not hard to see."

    Well, it's not hard to SAY, but it's very hard to back up. How exactly could you prove that lefty hosts go ad-hom only 10 percent of the time?

    I can't pick up Air America with any semblance of reliability, but the few times I've listened, I heard someone cracking on Republicans and Randi Rhodes taking potshots at G.W. Nothing new or unexpected there, but it didn't strike me as issue-oriented talk radio.

    By Blogger The4thEstate, at 02 August, 2006 02:51  

  • J.D: piss poor ad-hom atack. Technical isues as in low audio modulation being relayed to the server, not bvecause of falure to pay the electric bill, wise ass.

    amarkle: interesting post. Let's see if a right winger casn put together a site like mediamatters.com. I bet it would be very hard to. And you are doing damage control for one of the worst failures on American soil since 9-11 when you try to justify anything regarding bush's Katrina response. You indirectly have become a spokesperson for the GOP, this is what happens when you take party over country. I don't sit here defending Democrats. The track record speaks for itself, failure on 9-11, COMPLETE FAILURE for 2 HOURS, and FAILURE during Katrina. Breach or topped: not a strong argument there, more like nit-picking. Franken may be wrong, but the administration failed New Orleans, and failed 3000 workers at the World trade center, by doing nothing, by not even notifying NORAD until after the planes hit. You call that leadership, I call it FAILURE

    4th Estate; show me any records of Guantanamo and 450 terrorists. Nobody knows who is there. That is the problem. If they were all "terrorists" there would be very little Guantanamo debate. I was joking about the lack of hits to the site when I'm not here, clearly a joke. My sense of humor is not as blatent as say Limbaugh who likes to lump lesbians into the same category as Hezbolah terrorists by calling them "hezbos", I try not to spew pollution, alothough Benson brings out the worst in me.The difference A.A attacks politicans, and folks like Limbaugh and Savage, they atttack people who consider themselves 'liberals'. Randi has never made fun of Republicans, just their leaders, and their policies. I know, I listen to her show everyday (the only A.A show I listen to and occasionally Franken and Sedar)

    By Blogger rightwingwhiner, at 02 August, 2006 10:02  

  • Interesting that Brian Baloney is in a state of denial about Columbus, Ohio, long considered the test-marketing capital of the nation for representing average Americans.

    Arbitron Spring numbers released last week showed progressive talk WTPG with a 1.4 rating, up from 0.9 a year ago. Arbitrends ratings between books show the station consistently increasing its audience.

    Meanwhile, the home of Rush and Hannity has been losing audience. While WTVN's audience was equal to where it was a year ago, it dropped from 8.2 to 7.3 between Winter and Spring. The station recently lost its nighttime host, news director and longtime sports director.

    WTPG was the only Columbus talk station to gain listeners in the Spring book.

    Perhaps Brian Baloney is suffering from a state of denial since the joint announcement by Access.1 and Air America that Franken and company are moving to WWRL.

    Perhaps he is also fearful of a serious butt-kicking from Ed Schultz and Stephanie Miller if Randy Michaels, as he predicted, takes over WLIB to make progressive talk radio available on TWO New York stations.

    By Blogger QEd, at 04 August, 2006 10:28  

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