Air America Is Going Down The Tubes

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    Air America Radio has not ratings, no listeners, and no money.

    Now they have one less host.

    Janeane Garofalo has apparently left the sinking radio network.

    With the liberal network losing stations and dismissing top people it is only a matter of time before this hate filled netowrk goes into the dustbin of history


    JANEANE'S GARO-FALL]

    Acerbic Host, 'Majority Report' Saying Goodbye

    Janeane Garofalo, left- wing actress- turned- Air America radio host, is a miserable woman. Last week before the holidays, she turned up on cable TV. No, not to count her blessings but to rant against conservative journalist Bob Novak, author Ann Coulter, and the Fox News Channel. She didn't have anything better to do for Thanksgiving?

    Accessorized by a permanent scowl (hard to believe she was once considered a comedienne), Ms. Garofalo accused conservatives of having "an anger management problem. Without a trace of irony, the frowning Garofalo griped about "right-wing partisan hacks who are always on the verge of punching somebody or always behave as if they've just been cut off in traffic."


    *** Exclusive To The Radio Equalizer ***

    Has Janeane Garofalo's liberal talk show been declared FUBAR by Air America Radio? With one source indicating (via hard copy information) that it may leave the airwaves as soon as tonight, it appears very likely that the self- loathing and acerbic talker / actress / Hollywood political hothead may already have done her last show.

    If the hate- filled Garofalo remains in any capacity at the network, it will be as an occasional political correspondent, perhaps for phone-ins during election season, for example. But she may very well be ready to walk away for good.

    In addition, the "Majority Report" show appears to have been cancelled, with co-host Sam Seder possibly heading into a temporary late- evening hosting role in many Air America markets outside of New York City.

    Seder has been working as a fill-in host for the Randi Rhodes Show this week, while a local personality from San Diego has taken over the "Majority Report" in Sam's absence.

    If Seder's new show can find adequate financing from political groups, it may remain beyond the end of July. In addition, some program staffers may be allowed to stick around during this period to see how that works out.

    Behind the scenes, Air America Radio has debated whether even to let the press know Garofalo and the show had been cancelled, or to simply claim that she had taken on an "important new role" at the network.

    Air America Radio has never answered Radio Equalizer requests for confirmation and we've long since given up trying.

    A casualty of low ratings, extreme revenue shortfalls, weird on-air behavior and the network's overall poor health, Garofalo's downfall is especially embarrassing considering that as a quasi- Hollywood star, she was once considered a key Air America selling point.

    And unlike the wildly overpaid, pampered Al Franken and Randi Rhodes, Garofalo was only mildly overcompensated, with a $250,000 annual salary. Co-host Seder made the same amount.

    For an evening show, where potential revenues are much smaller than during the day, that's still a beefy payroll, however. In addition, there was also a substantial budget for writers and other staffers connected to the show.

    Not only did Garofalo not make the Franken- like outrageous demands that have plagued the liberal network, for some time, she hasn't been on the payroll at all!

    If anyone has been paying her, it isn't clear, but it's a certainty that Air America has provided no compensation since some point earlier this year. Why? We don't know, but in addition to documentation provided by a source on this point, Garofalo herself recently disclosed it on the air.

    One theory: by choosing to work unpaid, Garofalo may have felt less obligated to appear daily, instead taking a great deal of time off. It's also possible that her salary was directly covered by a political organization or supporter, which is very similar to the way Air America is increasingly doing business.

    In particular, the former "Larry Sanders Show" co-star was frequently plugging Scientology-related projects during the program.

    For that, she attracted the attention of cult expert Rick Ross, who has chronicled Garofalo's recent on- air antics. Ross reported that Garofalo may have fallen under the spell of friend and Scientologist Leah Remini, the trashy "King Of Queens" co-star.

    While Garofalo's political stunts may not have attracted quite as much negative attention as those of Randi Rhodes (who managed to get the Secret Service to look into her show), they were every bit as sophomoric.

    Michelle Malkin, who has closely tracked Garofolo's unhinged behavior, wrote this in November:

    Janeane Garofalo, left- wing actress- turned- Air America radio host, is a miserable woman. Last week before the holidays, she turned up on cable TV. No, not to count her blessings but to rant against conservative journalist Bob Novak, author Ann Coulter, and the Fox News Channel. She didn't have anything better to do for Thanksgiving?

    Accessorized by a permanent scowl (hard to believe she was once considered a comedienne), Ms. Garofalo accused conservatives of having "an anger management problem. Without a trace of irony, the frowning Garofalo griped about "right-wing partisan hacks who are always on the verge of punching somebody or always behave as if they've just been cut off in traffic."
     
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    My heart bleeds for them....


    NOT...


    I tried listening to them ONCE, my gawd they hurt my ears, with all the
    screeching...
    That sure made me want to come back and listen again...

    The liberals will never learn, that the American public, who is mostly middle America,(and oh my gosh, conservative), yes us simple folk out in them backwards red states.

    We don't care to be told, that we are the stupid ones, we had no idea who we voted for, our values and morels are just plain stupid, our beliefs are sooooo outdated.....




    Too bad how sad:
    If you cant run with the big dogs, stay on the porch....

    :rotflmao:
     
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    "Airhead America" never really got off the ground, it was supposed to be the left's answer to conservative talk radio, but the show tried to create the audience, not the other way around.

    When they went off in NYC, that when I knew it was all over. The backers will try to keep it on life support for a few months, if possible, then it finally die right after the elections this November.
     
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    the biggest chuckle i got from air america was the documentary on the early days of 'air'(on cable, hbo or something similar)...showed them all ramped up and excited over the 2004 polls showing kerry ready to sweep into power, talking about how america was going to be so much better under kerry, basically counting their chickens before they hatched....then to watch them sweat as the results came in, and then when it came down to ohio.... and then, watching them in the aftermath of the bush/cheney victory was priceless.

    :flameth: :cof:
     
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    Only on Dead Air America will you here "tolerant" libs call for the beheading of the US President
     
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    Wait, its still on?
     
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    Just wait. Someone will post to tell us that we just don't understand; it really is a hit. :rolleyes:
     
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    :teeth:
     
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    You mean you guys don't like the professional skills of Mike Malloy, Bob ..........uh.............uh.............What's his name again? or .......What about Randi Rhodes? Come on man, these folks gave of themselves to personally drive church buses full of vagrants to the polls in an attempt to win an election.

    These are Hillary lovers man!

    Y'all are insensative. I think every one of you folks ought to go find a dolphin and HUG it! Maybe kiss a whale with indegestion.

    It's folks like y'all that have caused Air America to fail cause you won't listen to em.

    You guys know that if Air America does go down the shitter the Global Warming problem is going to kill us all, right?
     
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    Don't worry. They'll get another infusion of Soros' cash or steal some more from NYC children to stay on the air... They have the "steal what is necessary" attitude when it comes to politics.
     

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