Skip to comments.Air America Steals from Kids (Air America stealing money from poor minority kids!)
Posted on 07/27/2005 5:31:07 AM PDT by watsonfellow
AIR AMERICA: STEALING FROM POOR KIDS?!
By Michelle Malkin · July 27, 2005 12:12 AM
Air America is being investigated in New York for diverting federal funds--possibly "hundreds of thousands of dollars"--meant for inner-city kids and senior into the station's coffers.
Um, why isn't the New York Times, which has spilled tons of adulatory ink on the liberal radio network, covering this scandal on its front page?
Radio blogger Brian Maloney has the lowdown. Read the whole thing. He sniffed out the story when he spotted this tidbit buried in the NY Daily News about Air America being targeted in a NYC Department of Investigation probe of kids' and seniors' programs being ripped off in the Bronx:
A Bronx congressman yesterday praised the smooth takeover of dozens of programs serving thousands of youngsters and seniors across the borough after the city yanked funding from two sponsoring agencies that have come under a cloud.
The nonprofit Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club and its affiliate Pathways for Youth found their city contracts, running into the millions of dollars, abruptly ended last month by the city Department of Investigation...
In its initial announcement, the DOI said it was probing allegations that program officials "approved significant inappropriate transactions and falsified documents that were submitted to various city agencies."
According to published reports, the allegations involve Charles Rosen, the founder of Gloria Wise who has stepped down as executive director, investing city contract funds in Air America Radio, the liberal talk radio network.
Evan Cohen, Air America's former chairman, had served as Gloria Wise's director of development.
A local community paper, The Bronx News, covers the Air America troubles ignored by the national press:
The Bronx News has learned, through informed sources, that the diversion of hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club in Co-op City to the liberal Air America Radio is at the center of the citys probe of corruption at the local club.
The money, which was reportedly paid to Air America as a loan, was supposed to be paid back with interest, two unidentified informed sources told the News. One source added that Air America officials, led by an official of the Gloria Wise Club, agreed to help the local club by publicizing its activities.
To date, no indictments have been handed down in the New York City Department of Investigations ongoing probe of the Gloria Wise Clubs reported transfer of funds to Air America...
Will Air America's self-proclaimed champions of the poor and downtrodden--Franken? Garafolo? Springer?--touch this story with a ten-foot pole? Will Randi Rhodes trot out her gunshot sound effects to blame the messenger? Or will the gabbers continue maintaining their radio silence?
Like they say: Stay tuned...
Just FYI, I've uploaded Charles Rosen's campaign contribution history via Political Money Line: Download file. Cohen contributed $2,000 to the Kerry campaign in 2003.
Money talks, even if Air America won't.
This could become very interesting.
It's amazing how well the liberal press hides these sort of things.
If it was found that Rush was stealing kids lunch money to fund his show they would all kill their selves running to the presses to get out the news.
As Schultz would say; "verdy enteresting"
yup , let us not wonder where this story went in a few weeks
Great post...I love the smell of Schadenfreude in the morning.
Amazing. Raise your hand if you are shocked.
Liberals stealing tax dollars.............where have I heard this before?
Where's the obligatory photo?
You gotta have income to pay back a loan.
Michelle is a beauty, no doubting that.......but I thought a photo was only obligatory for A. Coulter?
How do we get the moderator to put this on breaking news?
After all, even if they did - it was for :the "greater good".
Another for the "why am I not surprised?" file.
Great story! Too bad it won't go anywhere. :-(
Didn't they put Air America into a time slot on NY radio that had predominately been geared to blacks previously? So they not only stole their air time, they're stealing federal funds from blacks as well. That's right all you minorities, keep voting for those Dems.
You thought wrong. Now go to your room and write a 1000 word essay about why you should always post a photo of MM whenever you post one of her columns.
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