Saturday, August 06, 2005

    Oh Al, You Got Caught

    Does Al Franken fancy himself some sort of Robin Hood? Did Al Franken's liberal radio network Air America divert city money for the elderly and inner-city children to itself?
    Most of the mainstream newspapers have ignored this story. We only found out about it through the reporting of Brian Maloney, who pieced a story together on his blog "The Radio Equalizer" which was picked up by syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin. The New York Daily News buried an item at the end of a column of news briefs. There was nothing in the New York Times, which has heaped flattering coverage on the flailing network.
    Air America is struggling to find listeners, leaders and reliable funding. But should it take money from children and the ailing elderly? Al Franken and Randi Rhodes, ever the defenders of the "little guy," should explain this one.
    It's a story you won't hear much about on CBS, NBC or ABC. It's a story that Jesse Jackoffson nor Al (Dull) Sharpton will talk about. It is a story that is real, non-the-less. At center stage is Evan Montvel Cohen - former chairman of Air America.
    Air America is that big liberal attempt to flood the airwaves with bashing everything that is possibly good in America - despite their name. The NY City Department of Investigation has been probing allegations that officials at Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club and one of its affiliates, Pathways for Youth, approved "significant inappropriate transactions and falsified documents that were submitted to various city agencies. The charities receive large portions of their budgets from local, state and federal government grants. The New York Sun's David Lombino reported this week that Cohen received more than $800,000 in loans for himself and Air America during his tenure, according to Gloria Wise executive committee President Jeannette Graves. Graves alleges that Cohen funneled $613,000 to himself and Air America without her authorization or knowledge.

    This was a charity that provided services to poor minority kids, Alzheimer's patients, and underprivileged clients. Air America host Al Franken acknowledged that Piquant had conducted an internal probe of the matter before the city got involved -- and, according to the city, failed to tell authorities about it.
    Poor Al Franken isn't as popular as he thinks he should be.
    Air America's overall ratings, which rose initially after all the free publicity, faded before the November election and haven't recovered.
    Franken originally named his show "The O'Franken Factor" (now "The Al Franken Show") to tweak his archrival, populist pundit Bill O'Reilly, whose TV show "The O'Reilly Factor" on the Fox News Channel outdraws all other cable talk shows and whose "The Radio Factor" draws more than 3 million listeners nationally.
    Sorry Franken - you're just a legend in your own mind.


    Anonymous said...

    READERS BEWARE: JustaDog CHANGES YOUR COMMENTS after they have been posted. Pretty classy, eh? Typical, for a proponent of a morally-challenged ideology of hate, greed, arrogance and dishonesty. I found out she used this tactic when she changed my post. When I called her on this reprehensible action, she deleted it entirely.

    Be aware that what you read here is not likely what people have written. She also deletes posts as 'off topic' that simply call her out for what she is: a vacuous cheerleader for an illegitimate fascist regime.

    One Down.

    : JustaDog said...

    I would typically delete junk like this but I think I'll let this stay as evidence that I must be doing something right! I don't need to modify anything, but I get liberal idiots (they usually post as Anonymous) that post all sorts of crap not related to the post topic. Like the comment above - nothing to do with the post, just attempts to alter credibility.

    Won't work liberal, LOL. My readers can read the post, check the facts, and make up their own minds.

    I'd wonder if this is how Bill O'Reilly feels knowing he is exposing liberals, socialists, and scum. LOVE IT!!! - I'm actually pissing liberals off - little 'ole me!! YAHOO!!!

    : JustaDog said...

    I opened my comments for the past week, so please feel free to try and slam me everywhere. I know it will help make me that much more popular when it's seen the steps liberals are trying to make to discredit me.

    Standard operating proceedure for liberals that are unable to address issues - so thanks for proving what I've been saying all along!!!

    ALL comments off the topic of the post will be deleted.

    Darla said...

    Funny you posted about franken as I did as well last week. The guy just whines and whines so no surprise he's loosing his audience.

    Don't worry about those liberal commentors, i get them all the time, so you are doing more good than you might think!

    : JustaDog said...

    Thanks Darla.

    Yep - I seem to be getting my share of weirdos. Just before deleting one of this guys post I changed the name of an innocent person he was slamming to AL Franken to have some fun, then deleted it all together since it was off-topic (like most liberals, not able to focus on an issue). That is what encouraged me to do a post just on Al Franken, a whiney weasle.

    I like tweak'n 'dem liberals and socialists and they seem to get most tweaked when I reveal something about one of their heros. Stay tuned for some more revealing posts!

    Pundit said...

    The horrible Franken-cense monster. Caught in the Act. Just like Michael Moore, Dan Rather, and everybody else in the Democratic stronghold with some of their shenanigans as evidenced by the recent elections.

    Pundit said...

    The article is great. Of course, Jessee Jerkson and Al Stinkton won't comment. If it isn't bad enough to be loumouth complainers, apparently they are both hypocrits. Jesse Jerkson likes to remind the world about "the black condition" and all the rampant racism while his kids attend the finest and most expensive schools in the country. Last time I saw him, he didn't look like he was doing too bad himself. And this, while he takes rainbow coalition money to by his mistress a home to raise his illigitimate kid in. It's a sure bet he won't say anything about this--it's right up his modus operandi. He obviously doesn't see anything wrong here. One gets ones money anyway one can these days, don't you know.

    : JustaDog said...

    Pundit is wise with 20-20 vision, like Yoda!

    Anonymous said...

    How is Rush 'Pills' Limbaugh coming along in his frantic effort to avoid getting tossed in the slammer for his drug abuse.

    Yet another example of the 'conservative' double standard, more of the norm: self rightous certitude and hypocrisy 24/7/365.

    Oh, has Karl been indicted yet? Not yet, eh? And you talk about hypocrites! Up your collecive asses, mofos!

    : JustaDog said...

    I don't know, I don't listen much to Rush Limbaugh. I know of no crime on his part. I had heard the some over-zealous liberals raided his personal medical files without a search warrent - now that is illegal. A persons medical files are protected by Federal law - perhaps you didn't know that.

    Karl who? Marx? Your hero died along time ago.

    In none of your examples did you justify the actions of Al Franken et al - stealing from the poor and the children to boost their failing radio station. Nice try but yet another desperate liberal's attempt that, like all others, failed.

    Up your collecive asses, mofos! - obviously a public school dropout.

    Cao said...

    Oh c'mon. As if a liberal ass has never changed a conservative comment. As a matter of fact, have you noticed that no conservative voices get into the Demoscummic Underpants? Why is that? Because they delete our ids out of there. They absolutely don't believe in OUR "freedom of speech".

    With that said, I change idiotic comments over at my place. Why shouldn't I? I own the blog, I pay for the bandwidth. Regardless as to whether or not you pay for it--the point is the comments sections of blogs is not an appropriate place to stand on your soapbox and vomit socialist bile.

    ah. That makes me feel SO much better.

    JAD, keep up the good work and you're doing EVERYTHING right when you get trolls up the wazoo complaining. And that's all they really ever do because they don't have enough brain cells to put two coherent thoughts together.


    Cao said...

    They just can't stand that Air America is tanking and there's no stopping it even when they steal from kids. Have you seen the numbers? Air America gets such a teeny tiny piece of the marketplace they should have gone belly up a long time ago. In the free market, nobody wants to listen to socialist windbags. Try as they might, socialists can't get rid of guys like Limbaugh because people WANT to listen and he's got a big piece of the marketshare in a free market.

    : JustaDog said...

    Thanks for those good words and encouragement cao! Yeah, I have my share of trolls now - sort of goes with the risk of presenting the reality of liberals and socialists.

    Yep - the trolls think they have some special rights on MY blog, but they don't. If anything, they have less rights because they are liberals/socialists. If they have a problem with that then they can sic the ACLU on me - or try, LOL.