The Strange Sound of Commercialism on Air America Radio
Because it’s been so heavily subsidized, you forget that Air America Radio hosts do shameless commercial plugs like any other talk-radio star. I’ve heard Al Franken chat about his Craft-Matic adjustable mattress, for example. Today checking out the Stephanie Miller show on DC's Progressive Talk 1260, the hopeless Bush-hater turned into a commercial pitch-woman by hosting Roger Schlesinger of Manhattan West real estate, the “Mortgage Minute Guy,” as he discussed the hot new trend toward second homes, and how they can set you up smartly in the Las Vegas area or the Coachella Valley in California. Liberal Air America fans shouldn't be buying second homes, when there's so many charitable causes to support, like say, paying back Air America's robbing the kids of the Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club?
Then Roger threw it back to Stephanie, asking her about her second home, and she joked to this effect (this is a paraphrase, not a transcript): “I’d like to make it with you, if your wife wouldn’t mind.” Urp.