Monday, June 19, 2006

"What's your LEAST favorite Air America Show?"



In yesterday's EDITION of the DUmmie FUnnies, the KOmmies at The Daily Kos asserted the wishful thinking that AM talk radio is fading fast. Perhaps they were thinking ONLY of leftwing AM radio. Just a couple of years ago, the leftwing Air America Radio was hailed by the MSM as the "answer" to Rush Limbaugh and other conservative talk show hosts who dominate the AM airwaves. What ended up fading fast wasn't AM talk radio but the dream of competing with conservative talk radio. The left in general has pretty much given up on Air America as you can see in this KOmmie THREAD titled, "What's your LEAST favorite Air America Show?" Notice they don't even bother to ask what their FAVORITE Air America show is because that network has turned out to be such a disappointment that they have to ask the question in terms of a negative. So let us now watch the KOmmies go about the tough selection process of what Air America show bums them out the most in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, happy to listen to Laura Ingraham in the AM and Rush in the PM, is in the [brackets]:




What's your LEAST favorite Air America Show?




[There is SO MUCH to choose from in the way of terrible Air America shows that it will be tough to select just one above all others.]




It's been a while since I've seen an Air America related diary.. What's your LEAST favorite Air America Radio show? There has been a variety of Air America related diaries but most seem to be leaving out some shows. Please think of a show that not only is something you've listened to but something you can critically explain why you dislike.




[Please think of a show that not only is something you dislike but absolutely revolts you to the core.]




I'll start with my top 3 programs and why :




[In the Air America context, KOmmie Joshua Jenks doesn't mean his top 3 FAVORITE programs. He means the top 3 WORST programs.]



1. "Springer on the Radio". This show became painful to listen to. For about a month straight, it was the show that I would listen to when I woke up. Part of the problem with me has always been the way he lets right wing Jugguarnaut heads roll over him when they call in. Some of his topics seem to be a little perverse. He also is pretty unenergetic to listen to.




[Translation: Springer lets conservative callers have their say which is why this KOmmie dislikes that show.]




2. "Randi Rhodes Show". I know this is a hot favorite and I'll explain why I dislike it. She rambles. She rambles too much. I know she can spit it out. She's like the rapper of left-wing radio. She is fluent and she rarely misses a beat. I find the show to be too depressing though. It's a good show though if you want to hear someone take a no bullshit approach to ... ALL callers. She cuts off Right-Wingers and well.. Left-Wingers. Don't call and expect to get a word in edge-wise.




[Randi likes to rant insanely without being uninterrupted.]




3. "The Al Franken Show". For the most part, Al Franken is a very average show. He doesn't really have any strong negatives and his strongest positive is definately his ability to interview and have guests. He is respectful to callers.. both left and right wing. The oy-yoy-yoy show was severely lame as well as some of the other sctick which occurs. The jokes.. I just don't get his style.




[Correction: The ENTIRE Al Franken Show is severely lame. Recommended only a cure for folks suffering from insomnia. Anyway, KOmmie Joshua Jenks, thanx for listing the best known of the Air America shows as being your "Least Favorites." Now to see which Air America shows the other KOmmies hate...]




Randi can be good, but she's too much of a ranter ala Rush. Randi likes to hear herself talk and, frankly, I feel sorry for her guests.




[I feel sorry for her listeners.]




Janeane is clearly the weak point of the Majority Report and she's really an ax grinder. She seems just so morose, she brings me down.




[The only thing that Janeane has been upbeat about lately is promoting Scientology. And she was the one who called conservatives ignorant?]




I voted for Malloy. I really can't stand him. He yells at the mike and yells at callers. He's self-righteous and not willing to let any other viewpoint be heard. I used to listen to Savage when I car pooled with a guy who actually liked it. Malloy is remarkably close to Savage in style.




[The big difference is that Savage actually has listeners.]




There's only so much I can take of Malloy's gloom/doom paranoia.




[What's Malloy's KOmmie screen name? It sounds like he would fit right in there.]




Love Franken but voted for his showw...can't wait till he's running for Senate so he's off my radio in the morning.



[That could be a great campaign strategy for Franken: "Vote for me so you won't have to hear my boring voice on the radio any more."]



Can't stand: Rachel Maddow. I find her preachy and pedantic. And I really can't stand it when she fake laughs at the comedian who's not funny who does a piece at 10 of. Yes, I miss Mark and Marc terribly. Did I mention I'm a middle aged white woman?? Increasingly can't stand: Ed Schultz. The whole heartland schtick is cute, but he's right, he's not left enough for me when he has entire shows devoted to discussing Reid's perfectly legitimate boxing tickets, for instance. Usually gets snapped off in five minutes or less. Tolerate: Randi Rhodes -- Between screeches, she often eloquently hits the name on the head. Al Franken -- still waiting for the humour, but he's not awful.




[The KOmmie version of a "ringing endorsement" for the Al Franken show: "Completely humorless but at least he's not awful."]




Thom Hartmann is my fave...I actually haven't heard all the programs or have only heard very small snippets here and there. I've heard enough Springer to vote for him because he's, well, boring. It's passionless.




[Don't worry, KOmmie. When you finally get to hear Thom Hartmann in full, he'll also make your "Least Favorite" list.]




I listen to Al Franken for his guests, who are almost all superb. Franken himself is annoying and not particularly funny most of the time. His snarky laugh is off-putting. He knows the issues well and often asks great questions. But other times his attempts at irony and sarcasm leave the less-informed listener at a loss. He would not make any converts, I'm pretty sure.




[A KOmmie listens to the Al Franken show...but not to hear Al Franken.]




Rachel Maddow - not particularly gifted. The show isn't very original, the "Ask Dr. Maddow" is trite. They need better writers, basically.



[They need a better host, basically.]



Franken, ah, ah, ah ah , ah, bores the crap outta me. the content is fine, the delivery sucks.



[And we now conclude this edition of the DUmmie FUnnies aka KOmmie KOmix with that "ringing endorsement" of Al Franken.]



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10 Comments:

Blogger ntk said...

There's only so much I can take of Malloy's gloom/doom paranoia.

And his bullshit too - he's the one who seized on The Indictment That Never Was and claimed that Rove had been indicted "but you wouldn't know that from reading the newspaper" (or some miscellaneous bollocks to that effect).

Wonder what he thinks now?

8:37 AM  
Blogger Capitalist Infidel said...

Asking which Air(head) America show is worse is like asking which is worse, brussel sprouts or mustard greens?

6:08 PM  
Blogger Icarus said...

I'm going to go way, way out on a limb and guess that the DUFUs tomorrow will be covering TruthOut's unbelievable "update."

For those who haven't seen it, well, you won't believe it. The summary is: Karl Rove WAS indicted. No. Seriously.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=364x1462928

9:41 PM  
Blogger ntk said...

LOL! Remember kids, this is the "reality" based community. No, really. This is really happening.

10:54 PM  
Blogger ntk said...

Oops, forgot to add: good find, icarus.

10:55 PM  
Anonymous Basilisk said...

Asking which Air(head) America show is worse is like asking which is worse, brussel sprouts or mustard greens?

Not so. You see, when cooked properly, brussel sprouts and mustard greens are actually pretty good. But no matter how you slice Air America, it still reeks.

11:37 PM  
Blogger Son Of The Godfather said...

LOL... Have you folks seen the report in the Washington Post (via Drudge) about Jason Leopold stealing a reporter's identity to get his "scoop"?

Check it out! and laugh some more. :)

3:31 AM  
Blogger Son Of The Godfather said...

Icarus,

I can't seem to get to your link... do you think it was pulled?

3:32 AM  
Blogger Icarus said...

Still works for me.

If you can't get to it and you're brave, just go to DU and click up on the "greatest" (yeah, right) icon up above. The thread will be on the right side, 7 or 8 threads down.

Or go to hotair.com ... they're making fun of them there, too.

Or - just wait for PJ. I read the rest of that thread this morning, and I don't think he'll be able to resist that comic gold.

6:07 AM  
Blogger Son Of The Godfather said...

LOL... OK, Thanks Icarus.

8:01 AM  

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