Skip to comments.Live, From the Left, It's... [Lying Liar Al Franken]
Posted on 03/21/2004 6:29:20 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
March 29 issue - Al Franken is eating a sandwichdemolishing it, reallyblissfully unaware of the barrage of wet, sticky mouth sounds he's sending into the microphone that hangs in front of his face. It's the third day of recorded rehearsals for Franken's daily radio show on Air America, a left-leaning, all-talk network that launches next week, and he's trying to choke down a quick lunch during the few minutes of commercials between segments. On the other side of the studio desk, the show's cohost, Franken's friend and radio pro Katherine Lanpher, is experiencing every note of the gastric symphony. She shoots him an amused, exasperated look. "Bet you're glad you didn't have the chips," she deadpans. It isn't the first time Franken has broken a cardinal rule of radio. "I tried to tell him yesterday he can't eat on the air." She laughs. "Listeners don't want to hear... that."
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The reason? Their core audience already has NPR, CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, etc., etc...
Good logic, but there's one very important flaw: The existing liberal mouthpiece networks don't acknowledge that they're liberal. In fact, they occasionally try to deny it. Frankin and Co. are trumpeting that they're radio for the Left. I think that, even if it's really bad, millions of loony libs will listen just to show solidarity.
If Franken takes calls from conservative Freeper types who challenge him on issues, and his 'garden-variety' lib audience is listening, it will provide an outlet for "us" to talk to, and slowly win over, "them".
I'll put my money on a well-informed Freeper against Franken any day of the week. Hell, I'll volunteer to be in the first wave.
Sponsor reaction may hurt local affiliates, but don't forget:
Air America is funded in part by our friends at the DNC!
Oh boy, he is going on in the same time slot as Rush? He will die very quickly. Garofalo will go down just as quick, lots of libs up for radio talk at night during their favorite TV shows. This project is doomed.
Well... practice makes perfect, after all. :)
I guess you've never been in a restaurant with a four-year old.
How's that again? That doesn't even make any sense -- a big apartment in the heart of limousine liberal land is "much more Minnesota than Manhattan"? What a crock!
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