Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Cindy Sheehan and Ward Churchill

What do Cindy Sheehan and Ward Churchill have in common?

Well, they both drew alot of attention to themselves by promoting far left and anti-America comments.

Both found themselves being defended by left wing groups while being criticized by conservative groups.

But this is not about Sheehan or Churchill, per say, rather the incredible hypocrisy of the left.

During the Clinton years, every single woman who came forward to report his misbehavior became an automatic target by the Clinton machine.

Gennifer Flowers was a whore

Paula Jones was just some lowly trailor trash

Monica Lewinsky was a stalker (until the blue dress appeared)

Kathleen Willey had her tires slashed and her cat abducted

Can you imagine what the left would have done to Cindy Sheehan had she come out against Bill Clinton?

Yet when Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives correctly pointed to Sheehans inconsistency and anti-Israel hatred, the right is accused of "smearing" her.

In the case of Churchill and his "3000 little Eichmanns" lunacy, he is being defended by the so-called free speech left. Yet WMAL talk show host, Michael Graham, who points out the murderous activity of radical Islamists and troubling silence by so-called moderate Muslims, he gets fired.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Cindy Sheehan

First it was Jeremy Glick, now we have Cindy sheehan as the latest poster child of O'Reilly's "bullying ways."

This is not to minimize her loss inasmuch as it is meant to point out how she is being used by Franken and others to demonize conservatives who have the audacity to challenge Mrs. Sheehans claims and anti-war activity.

Early on, there were claims that she said her son was killed because of Israel - America went to war in Iraq at Israel's behest. CNN's Anderson Cooper asked her about these comments which she denied ever making. Saying that she doesn't talk that way.

So what did she say about Israel? (paraphrasing) Why should Israel have nukes if other countries in the region can't?

How can the US criticize Syria for occupying lebanon, when we allow Israel to occupy Palestinian land?

So sorry that we on the right got your anti-Israel rants wrong Mrs Sheehan.

And how is it that Hillary Clinton can shriek "that we have a right to debate" when it comes to the war on terror, but conservatives don't have the right to "debate" Cindy Sheehans suspect activities?

Thursday, August 18, 2005

State Dept. Files on Bin Laden

In his book, Lies and the ..., Franken wrote at length, how Bill Clinton was obssessed about fighting terror and harshly criticized anybody, including Sean Hannity, who challenged that assertion. Franken even went on to cite a quote from Barton Gellman of the Washington Post which said of Clinton, that he was the:

"first administration to undertake a systematic anti-terrorist effort."

Now, we all know what an avid reader of the NY Times Franken is and we know that Franken and Brock monitor the O'Reilly Factor, so it will be intetresting to see if Franken follows up on the recent stories reported in both the Times as well as by O'Reilly, that "the State Department had warned the Clinton administration in July of 1996 that OBL's move to Afghanistan would give him an even more dangerous haven...and according to the state dept, the administration chose not to deter the move."

So, will Franken retract what he wrote about Clintons efforts against terrorism?

Will he attack O'Reilly, and call him a liar for attacking Clinton?

Will he even acknowledge the NY Times story (August 17, 2005)?

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Where is Sheldon Drobny?

Who is Sheldon Drobny? He together with wife Anita are the original co-founders of Air America. Since AA went bankrupt last year, new investors were brought in and now Anita Drobny sits on the advisory board of Air America.

In his book,Road to Air America, Sheldon Drobny writes that his father was a committed socialist and was the founder of the Socialist Workers Party. Drobny wrote how his father imparted his values onto him.

Drobny claims that he is a venture capitalist, philanthopist, and a socialist.

With these facts in hand, I wrote the following email to Mr. Drobny:

Mr. Drobny,

I just finished reading your book, /The Road to Air America/. I want to
thank you for making it an easy read (I finished it in one evening) and
giving your side of events.

I would like to respectfully ask you a few questions though.

1. You wrote that you were close to getting $40 million from a union
for the AA radio network.
Which union?
With the struggles that AA had (and is still not out of the woods),
wasn't it rather risky to use the retirement funds of union workers, who
like Enron workers are just middle class hard working families?

2. Living in New York, I am constantly reading about the questionable
financial arrangement that took place between Air America and the Gloria
Wise Boys and Girls Club. As a committed socialist and philanthropist,
can't you repay the funds which were earmarked to help kids and seniors?
Also, this is rather embarrassing for the network and can't do much to
help Al Franken who has a new book due out this October. Wouldn't it
make sense to just pay them back and put this episode behind you?

Respectfully,
Alan Skorski

Below was his response:

You are welcome to call Jon Sinton at Air America Radio. They are in the NYC directory. He will explain it to yoy.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Show me the Money

First, kudos to the NY Post for not letting up on the Air America financial scandal involving the taking of monies earmarked for kids in order to fund a propaganda radio network.

Reports to date suggest that Air America, though it feels it has no obligation to, will repay the close to $1 million dollars it received as a loan.

According to Air America management, AA has worked out a payment plan with the Gloria Wisw institution, a claim that the Boys & Girls club denies.

But even according to AA, they've only repaid $50,000 (into an escrow account). Now sure $1 million is alot of money for most people including myself, but am I supposed to believe that a radio network which claims to be growing by leaps and bounds, expanding into new markets everyday including 15 of the top 20, leading in all radio streaming and IPOD connections, can't come up with $1 million to make this scandal go away?

Monday, August 08, 2005

Heard about Al's ratings lately?

The only thing worse than a bad loser, is a bad obnoxious winner, like listening to Franken gloat about his ratings early on, how he was nipping on Rush's tails and even pulling down some respectable numbers against O'Reilly in New York. Sure Franken came on 2 hours before O'Reilly, and the 1 hour head-to-head was Franken live versus O'Reilly recorded. Franken couldn't resist tweaking everybody who said, "nobody will listen to liberal talk radio."

Lately, though, I haven't heard Franken talk about his ratings. Now why do you think that is?

Here are some possible answers:


LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Austin, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, San
Antonio, and Memphis -- the numbers are in and Mr. Rush Limbaugh still
dominates liberal talkers in the ratings. According to the Arbitron Spring
2005 ratings survey, The Rush Limbaugh Show is #1 in its timeslot for Persons
12+ in Austin, New Orleans, and San Antonio. The show also gained significant
audience in Austin and Memphis. In Austin, for Persons 12+, the audience is
up 28 percent from the Winter Arbitron 2005 ratings survey and is up 20
percent from one year ago. In Memphis, the audience grew 43 percent from the
Winter Arbitron 2005 ratings survey, and 10 percent from one year ago, for
Persons 12+.
Heard Monday through Friday on KLBJ-AM from 11 a.m. -- 2 p.m. in Austin,
The Rush Limbaugh Show scored, among Persons 12+, a 7.5 share with an average
quarter-hour audience of 16,400 listeners. Among Adults 25-54, he has a 5.5
share with an average quarter-hour audience of 7,700 listeners. Mr. Franken,
who airs at the same time on KOKE-AM, has a Persons 12+ share of 2.4 with an
average quarter-hour audience of 5,200 listeners. With Adults 25-54, he has a
3.1 share with an average quarter-hour audience of 4,300 listeners. Mr. Ed
Schultz does not have an affiliate in this market.
In addition to Mr. Limbaugh and Mr. Franken, below are numbers for Mr.
Jerry Springer who broadcasts in a different timeslot:



Host Share Avg. Quarter Rank (all
(Persons 12+) Hour AM/FM
(Persons 12+) programming-
persons 12+)
Rush Limbaugh 7.5 16,400 1
Al Franken 2.4 5,200 16
Jerry Springer 0.7 1,600 2.6

Host Share Avg. Quarter Rank (all
(Adults 25-54) Hour AM/FM
(Adults 25-54) programming-
adults 25-54)
Rush Limbaugh 5.5 7,700 5
Al Franken 3.1 4,300 12
Jerry Springer 0.8 1,100 25



The Rush Limbaugh Show, heard Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
on WJBO-AM in Baton Rouge, scored a 7.5 share among Persons 12+, with an
average quarter-hour audience of 7,200 listeners. Among Adults 25-54, he
holds a 3.9 share with an average quarter-hour audience of 2,100 listeners.
Mr. Franken, who airs at the same time on WYNK-AM, has a Persons 12+ share of
1.3 with an average quarter-hour audience of 1,200 listeners. With Adults
25-54, he has a 1.3 share with an average quarter-hour audience of 700
listeners. Mr. Springer does not broadcast in Baton Rouge.
In addition to Mr. Limbaugh and Mr. Franken, below are numbers for Mr. Ed
Schultz who broadcasts in a different timeslot:



Host Share Avg. Quarter Rank (all
(Persons 12+) Hour AM/FM
(Persons 12+) programming-
persons 12+)
Rush Limbaugh 7.5 7,200 3
Al Franken 1.3 1,200 21
Ed Schultz 0.9 800 25

Host Share Avg. Quarter Rank (all
(Adults 25-54) Hour AM/FM
(Adults 25-54) programming-
adults 25-54)
Rush Limbaugh 3.9 2,100 8
Al Franken 1.3 700 22
Ed Schultz 1.0 500 25



In New Orleans, The Rush Limbaugh Show, heard Monday through Friday from
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on WWL-AM scored, for Persons 12+, a 11.2 share with an
average quarter-hour audience of 25,100 listeners. Among Adults 25-54, he has
an 8.7 share with an average quarter-hour audience of 11,500 listeners. Mr.
Franken, who airs at the same time on WSMB-AM, has a Persons 12+ share of 1.6
with an average quarter-hour audience of 3,600 listeners. With Adults 25-54,
he has a 1.1 share with an average quarter-hour audience of 1,500 listeners.
In addition to Mr. Limbaugh and Mr. Franken, below are numbers for other
liberal talkers who broadcast in a different timeslot:



Host Share Avg. Quarter Rank (all
(Persons 12+) Hour AM/FM
(Persons 12+) programming-
persons 12+)
Rush Limbaugh 11.2 25,100 1
Al Franken 1.6 3,600 17
Ed Schultz 1.5 3,500 20
Jerry Springer 1.5 3,300 17

Host Share Avg. Quarter Rank (all
(Adults 25-54) Hour AM/FM
(Adults 25-54) programming-
adults 25-54)
Rush Limbaugh 8.7 11,500 3
Al Franken 1.1 1,500 20
Ed Schultz 1.3 1,700 22
Jerry Springer 1.2 1,600 18



The Rush Limbaugh Show, heard Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
on WOAI-AM in San Antonio, scored a 10.6 share among Persons 12+, with an
average quarter-hour audience of 33,200 listeners. Among Adults 25-54, he
holds a 7.7 share with an average quarter-hour audience of 13,700 listeners.
Mr. Franken does not have an affiliate in this market. For Adults 25-54, Mr.
Springer does not meet minimum reporting standards set by Arbitron.
In addition to Mr. Limbaugh, below are numbers for other liberal talkers
who air in a different timeslot and station:



Host Share Avg. Quarter Rank (all
(Persons 12+) Hour AM/FM
(Persons 12+) programming-
persons 12+)
Rush Limbaugh 10.6 33,200 1
Ed Schultz 0.1 400 48
Jerry Springer 0.1 200 51

Host Share Avg. Quarter Rank (all
(Adults 25-54) Hour AM/FM
(Adults 25-54) programming-
adults 25-54)
Rush Limbaugh 7.7 13,700 2
Ed Schultz 0.1 200 46
Jerry Springer 0.0 0 n/a



Heard Monday through Friday on WREC-AM from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Memphis,
The Rush Limbaugh Show scored, among Persons 12+, a 7.9 share with an average
quarter-hour audience of 18,400 listeners. Among Adults 25-54, he has a 5.3
share with an average quarter-hour audience of 7,200 listeners. Mr. Franken,
who airs at the same time on WWTQ-AM, has a Persons 12+ share of 1.2 with an
average quarter-hour audience of 2,700 listeners. With Adults 25-54, he has a
0.7 share with an average quarter-hour audience of 900 listeners. Mr. Ed
Schultz does not have an affiliate in this market.
In addition to Mr. Limbaugh and Mr. Franken, below are numbers for Mr.
Jerry Springer who broadcasts in a different timeslot:



Host Share Avg. Quarter Rank (all
(Persons 12+) Hour AM/FM
(Persons 12+) programming-
persons 12+)
Rush Limbaugh 7.9 18,400 2
Al Franken 1.2 2,700 21
Jerry Springer 0.6 1,400 29

Host Share Avg. Quarter Rank (all
(Adults 25-54) Hour AM/FM
(Adults 25-54) programming-
adults 25-54)
Rush Limbaugh 5.3 7,200 6
Al Franken 0.7 900 26
Jerry Springer 0.4 600 31



SOURCE Premiere Radio Networks
Web Site: http://www.premiereradio.com