Air America: Hype on Rise; Silence on Decline

Air AmericaAir America Radio—the radio show called the “liberal response to conservative talk radio”—has been floundering in recent weeks. But you probably haven’t heard about the closures of it’s Los Angeles and Chicago offices, nor the scandal embroiling their health care plan—where employees had insurance premiums deducted from their paychecks, but were never covered.

That’s because, according to Media Research Center, news stations hyped Air America’s rise, but didn’t see fit to cover the fall of the liberal outlet. In their analysis, “Hyping Liberal Radio’s Rise, But Not Its Fall”, they expose the coverage gaps:

Newsweek highlighted the debut in a big three-page spread. Newsweek.com also featured an April 12 Al Franken interview with tough questions like Why are Democrats such wimps? Why don’t they fight back? Coverage since then? Zero.

Air America Radio
Hyping Liberal Radio’s Rise, But Not Its Fall [Media Research Center]

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  1. If floundering means going from 4 to 16 stations in a month, with at least 7 more on the way, then I say lets have some more floundering!

    Wonder how many stations El Rushbo had on his first month out, hmm?