April 6, 2004

Air America Radio is a Joke

Interesting commentary on the new Liberal Talk Radio network... From the Alternative Press Review: You need to read the whole thing to get the real context of what they are doing. Basically, because there isn't much funding for these shows, they are coming in on the small stations that formerly handled ethnic and diverse cultural programming for communities. The new "Liberals" are not seeing the irony in the fact that their "Liberal" programming is shutting out those people who support them. Here is the closing paragraph: bq. Sadly, it seems that nothing will be there to balance the utter whiteness of the network's format. Considering that the Democratic Party would be a political nonentity without the support of black voters, the fact that they are shut out and marginalized at every turn is beyond insulting. Air America Radio is just another episode in a long history of callous indifference and clueless misunderstanding the Democratic Party and white liberals in general have shown toward the black community. White liberals need to wake up and realize that this sort of business isn't going to cut it any longer, and black liberals need to speak up loudly and let them know it. Refusing to tune in to Air America Radio would be a good place to start. I know I won't be. Posted by DaveH at April 6, 2004 12:46 PM