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August 03, 2005

The Brewing Scandal Over Air America That the Media is Ignoring

One scandal that has been brewing throughout the blogosphere has been the story that the CEO of Air America, the liberal talk radio network, "borrowed" money from a New York charity that he served in order to help alleviate the network's financial problems.

As Ed Morissey points out in his column for the Daily Standard, this is a story that is ripe for media coverage. However, because of the political affiliation of the personalities involved, the mainstream media has remained largely silent.

Granted, the mainstream media's willingness to provide cover for political allies (i.e. liberals) is nothing new. But you can be certain that if this story involved conservatives the media would be jumping all over it.

Michelle Malkin takes a look at the story from another angle. Also check out Scott Ott's latest entry at Scrappleface.

Posted by Tom at August 3, 2005 03:37 PM

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Tracked on August 3, 2005 05:02 PM


Just a passing thought and it could be wrong:

Is MSM ignoring what's going on with Air America because it's such a marginal player?

I'm not asking that question rhetorically. It's just a thought that crosses my mind.

What do you think?

Posted by: Mark at August 3, 2005 10:51 PM

Mark, you may be right. However, if the situation were reversed and this involved conservatives rather than liberals I think the media would be going after them regardless of what ratings the network was pulling in.

Posted by: Tom at August 4, 2005 08:46 AM

Yeah...wasn't there a big kerfluffle over some northeastern conservative network (small though it may have been) who wanted to show the Swift boat movie or something like that?

Posted by: Abigail at August 4, 2005 05:01 PM