HBO's Left of the Dial
Last night, HBO played a documentary "Left of the Dial" - a basic riches to rags to riches story on Air Un-America, AUA. Don't be fooled, AUA, will always be "rags" even with cash infusion from millionaire left wing activists.
An early clip features Franken's first day on the air with, "Today is both an ending and a beginning: an end to the right-wing dominance of talk radio, and a beginning of a battle for truth, a battle for justice, a battle indeed for America itself..."
Well, my friends, as AUA has just celebrated it's 1 year anniversary, let's see just how prophetic Franken was.
1. "An end to right wing dominance"-Rush Limbaugh has 600 affiliates (100 in his first 3 month's), Sean Hannity has about 400, and Laura Ingraham has over 200. Al Franken has 51. Mind you. Not all afilaites that carry Al Franken, carry the rest of the AUA lineup.
2. "Beginning...for truth"- In my upcoming book, Pants on Fire, due out in the fall of 2005, you'll read just how "truthful" Franken has been.
3. "...Battle for America" - On his first day, Franken declared, "Bush is going down". November 2004 elections, President Bush was re-elected and Republicans picked up seats in both Houses of Congress. (In my book, I cite more examples of Franken's "influence")
I will have more posts after the weekend on the HBO doc.