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George Orwell, Call Your Office

2006-09-14 14:14:17.210012+00 by petronius 2 comments

Doublethink is alive and well, as seen in this wonderful headline from ThinkProgress.com: "Air America To Declare Bankruptcy, But Progressive Radio Remains Strong"

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-09-14 19:48:15.426122+00 by: Dan Lyke

Wow, that's one of the worst written "articles" I've ever run across. Beyond the headline, and the paragraph (later officially refuted) suggesting that a bankruptcy was in the offing, we have this line:

Sources say five Air America employees were laid off yesterday and were told there would be no severance without capital infusion or bankruptcy.

So... we have a bankruptcy, we have employees laid off without severance, although apparently in the case of a bankruptcy they'd get severance, and then we have Air America saying "no bankruptcy"...


I do have to admit that one of my presets in my car is to whatever the local Air America station is, but I can't listen to most of the hosts on it because I have either the "this is as bad as Rush Limbaugh, only from the other side" or the "when you use imprecise language like that you're just setting up stupid arguments" reaction.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-09-14 20:51:15.936853+00 by: Larry Burton

Air America went off the air in Atlanta about two months or so ago. In the afternoons on the way home I would bounce back and forth between Sean Hannity and Randi Rhoades. I could do that for about ten minutes before I had enough of both of them and hit NPR.