Laff Riot: New Owner Suggests Air America Was Too Fair
Mark Green is a veteran New York pol, having served as NYC's Public Advocate and run unsuccessfuly for US senator, NYC mayor and state attorney general. His family business recently completed the acquisition of Air America out of bankruptcy. Details here.
In an email distributed today [yup, I subscribe to their list], Green described what "Air America 2.0" will be like:
"It'll be a business with a sharp point of view. The era of on-the-one-hand-on-the-other-hand liberalism is over -- or as Robert Frost once wrote, 'a liberal man is too broad-minded to take his own side in a quarrel.'"No doubt, that was the problem with the old Air America. Too fair. You remember. The network that, in addition to Al Franken's daily slew of Bush hatred brought you Randi Rhodes playing audio of gunshots suggesting the assassination of President Bush, and exclaiming "here's your answer . . . you little bastard."
In the words of Robert Frost, "broad-minded" indeed. Thank goodness Mark Green is here to yank Air America out of its excess of even-handedness.
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