But the main reason I wont be tuning in Air America is that radio is my least favorite news source; its the pushiest of Push Media. Perhaps if I spent more time in my car . . .
Through a combination of earnestness and contrarianism, certain enterprises (such as Christian rock, the Log-Cabin Republicans, and advice from Jims Dad) invite mockery. Whether ones goal is effective political advocacy or profitable entertainment, I cant imagine that hiring a gaggle of liberals to harangue listeners and fact-check right-wingers in a polity manifestly unconcerned with facts wont provide a more frequent target for parody than grins or food for thought. Al Frankens at his funniest when hes detached and satirical, not trying to match Limbaugh and OReilly bark for bark, and if I want satrical detachment Harry Shearers Le Shows got me covered. Janeane Garafolo? Her best (perhaps only) rhetorical tactic is her withering stare, which doesnt exactly suit the medium.
Posted by Eric Scharf at 22:31