Somebody Must be Listening

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

I'm getting a little tired of these doomsday reports regarding progressive radio. Forever Bill O'Reilly has been gloating over the financial troubles at Air America Radio, having predicted many times its early demise. This new Drudge flash reports: "Left-leaning new media has hit turbulence at the marketplace, newly released stats show."

Yet Air America is in its third year and continues to find markets despite conservatives telling us no one's listening. Until the network is dead I find it pointless to talk about how poorly it's doing.

When it first premired a few years back I looked forward to Al Franken's comedic take on the political issues, but unscripted the monotone pundit is mediocre at best. I used to tolerate Randi Rhodes but she's just another liberal shrill who says the same thing everyday about how horrible conservatives are.

I won't miss Air America when it's gone, but that's if it ever leaves. Fewer people than ever may be tuning in, but somewhere Al Franken is still talking into a microphone.