Sunrock wrote:Roxxxanne wrote:Calling Katherine Lanpher shrill is misogynistic bullshit. ...
In my opinion Katherine Lanpher is nasal and shrill. I'm not sure where hatred of women comes into play here. I am not a fan of her voice.
FYI: Roxxxxxanne/Chrissee/Harper/Nikki has accused me of being a misogynist IRL because she thinks my avatar is.
Franken failed miserably? WTF are you talking about? He rode his highly popular show to a run for the Senate. How is that miserably failing?
Progressive talk is here to stay despite the mismanagement at Air America. So when is Air America going off the air BTW?
Appealing to "popularity" is, in a question such as this, a logical fallacy. There is no necessary correlation between it and quality or truthfulness or originality or positive social consequences. Often, the reverse of such desired ends is the case. All that popularity is a measure of is itself.
... Progressive talk is beating right-wing talk in a lot of markets.
Roxxxanne wrote:... Progressive talk is beating right-wing talk in a lot of markets.
I'd love to see those cumes - you must subscribe to a different Arbitron than I'm familiar with.
Meanwhile, in my neck of the woods:
First of all, a sad but thankful tip of the hat to Molly Ivins, one of the great American political humorists and writers who died two days ago. On Pat Buchanan's 1992 Republican Convention speech where he insisted that America was in the midst of and threatened by a great "culture war", Ivins said, "It sounded better in the original German."
Quote:Well, I know many more people who are familiar with Joyce than are fans of wrestling shows on TV. It wouldn't surprise me if the same applied to you.
At the same time it must be noted that there are fads and "popularity" issues among the pursuits of the so-called intelligentsia as well. J.P. Sartre was once considered as the epitome of contemporary wisdom and right understanding. Now he is easily recognized as a neurotic, misguided (and rather vindictive) manipulator of the public fashion in "new ideas".
I don't think that watchers of TV "wrestling" shows really believe they are indulging in a substitute for thoughtful or intellectual activity. Coarse, overdrawn entertainments have a certain public appeal today as they did in Rome two millenia ago.
I am more skeptical of elitism than I am of public vulgarity.
Of course, YOU know more people who are familiar with Joyce than with wrestling.
Good god, george. What "group" do you think you "belong" to?! This is really more than a bit like George Bush pretending that he's just a truck-drivin' ranch guy. You've got a doctorate, you've served at the highest levels of the US military, you've supped with the boys who presently run the US government, you've read more Joyce and Hardy and Tolstoy not to mention history than all but a handful of the people here, your own family has a tradition at the highest level of US politics, and I'd guess it likely you could pop down and pick up a new Jag without much of a second thought. And you are prepared to speak derogations about "elitism"?
Lash wrote:Please think of a nation without a slavery history.
But there weren't many doing it after 1776.
Air America Fire Sale
Documents: Bankrupt liberal radio network to sell for $4.25 million
FEBRUARY 7--Bankrupt and about to lose Al Franken, its marquee star, Air America Radio is set to change hands for the bargain price of $4.25 million, according to new court documents. The sales figure was disclosed in a purchase agreement filed yesterday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York. According to the agreement, the deal between Air America's owner, Piquant LLC, and a firm controlled by Stephen L. Green, a New York realtor, calls for Green's firm to repay up to $3.25 million in loans provided to Air America after the liberal radio network filed for Chapter 11 protection last October (the company listed debts of $20.2 million). Green's company will also give Piquant LLC $500,000 and pay off up to $500,000 in network debts (the bulk of which, $349,000, is owed to the network's Manhattan landlord) ...
A bit earlier, Joe put a little neon glow around Lash's wordplay in the thread title. "Ejectulates" was, after all, an interesting choice she made. Which got me thinking that maybe there is a song in here. A song of Lash.
seems like everyone but
need some love
skinny boys, any boys
send me tongueulates
Freudyites and Jungulates they know I
need some love
It's been a while, but I ain't gonna cry
gonna take the advice of that Smalley guy
I AM wonderful
there's NUTHIN' I lack
I'm gonna pick myself up
and get myself
back on my back
Radio station abruptly drops liberal talk, adds sports
Joe Amarante, TV and Radio Editor
Clear Channel Radio changed the content of WAVZ-AM (1300) this week, from the likes of Al Franken and "The Voice" progressive talk to Dan Patrick and ESPN Radio sports talk ...
... Jerry Kristafer, the WELI morning host who is also program director of WELI and WAVZ, said the move was made because Clear Channel's Hartford station, WPOP-1410, is successful with the format.
"It's business, that's what we're here for. ... We think the stations will complement each other," Kristafer said. "ESPN is a brand everyone recognizes. It's a branding thing. You just have to say those four letters and people know what to expect." ...
... Kristafer said just word of the change to ESPN sent station advertisers lining up to buy spots. "From a business model," he said, "it's already successful." ...