"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."

                --Archilochus

Glenn Reynolds:
"Heh."

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."




I'm an
Alcoholic Yeti
in the
TTLB Ecosystem



Friday, October 13, 2006

Bye-bye!

Associated Press reports that Air America, the "liberal" radio network featuring Al Franken, Randi Rhodes, and the like has filed for bankruptcy.

The network, you will recall, was hailed as an alternative to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Bill O'Reilly, Michael Reagan, and so on and so on. It didn't work.

Many reasons may be cited for the collapse: poor programming, an absence of serious business people in charge, and a poor model for signing up stations. We think that an anonymous reader over at National Review Online has hit the nail on the head. It's just good, old-fashioned competition:
Why should a liberal living in the Village who gets the New York Times, watches Katie Couric, and listens to NPR make the attempt at figuring out how to switch their radio to AM?

Comments on "Bye-bye!"

 

Anonymous Maury said ... (3:56 PM) : 

are you sure HH wasn't the milkman's kid?

 

Blogger Hired Hand said ... (4:31 PM) : 

if you've heard me rant at length about any variety of topics, and know GF at all, you'd know no paternity test is necessary.

 

Blogger Gentleman Farmer said ... (5:22 PM) : 

I assumed they were suggesting that you were a Democrat, so I was going to tell them that was not the case, as you have a job.

 

Blogger Almost Ignatius J. said ... (9:16 PM) : 

Well!


I have a job, too!

 

Anonymous 'chesty' said ... (3:50 PM) : 

sure, an effite, liberal, weeny, bleeding heart, freedom-hating job no doubt.

 

Blogger Almost Ignatius J. said ... (2:45 AM) : 

hell yeah! i work for the french embassy and i get paid in fish heads. they tell me the exchange rate is pretty good b/c the dollar is struggling these days.

 

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