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Advice from the Dark Side

December 3, 2007

Darth Rove is giving advice to Barak Obama on how to defeat Hillary Rodham Clinton.
My advice to Obama, listen well young padawan.

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Is it because there are no mean ol’ conservatives to blame?

August 4, 2005

Via Powerline comes an editorial in Investors Business Daily on the Air American Stealing Funds from Children Scandal.

Rush Limbaugh’s prescription drug troubles were splashed all over the media. Yet a financial scandal rocking a leftist radio network rates no coverage.

The mainstream media, fixated on bringing down Karl Rove, have so far deemed apparent funding irregularities at Air America unworthy of note. But that doesn’t make them any less of story.

While this mess is being sorted out, the city has suspended its ties with Gloria Wise and Pathways. That means money intended for poor minority children and Alzheimer’s victims was instead used to make sure the financially tanking and ratings-troubled Air America could keep blathering.

Public funds used to prop up a business! Just the kind of scandal that left-leaning media would die for. Yet for some reason they’re giving this one a pass.

Is it because there are no mean ol’ conservatives to blame?

Nothing wrong, mind you, with reporting on Limbaugh’s woes. Nothing, that is, as long as the media cover flaws of those on the left with equal enthusiasm.

Update: Nick Danger sums it up:

It would appear that Air America would be out of business today were it not for this incredibly timely six-figure “loan” of taxpayer funds from a city- and federally-funded charity.

At first it was wondered how in the world Mr. Cohen was able to convince Gloria Wise management that Air America represented a credit-worthy borrower when it was widely known at the time that the fledgling network faced imminent bankruptcy. But now it appears that Gloria Wise management did not know they had even made such a loan.

Still more amazing is that upon receiving the funds, the left hand of Air America’s investors sold the network — now containing $800,000 in taxpayer money — to the right hand of most of the same investors, who now called themselves Piquant LLC.

At first Piquant denied any responsibility, claiming that the “previous owners” had taken on the debt; the money would have to be recovered from the now-cratered Progress Media.

Once it became apparent that Piquant and Progess Media were the same people (minus the now-disgraced Mr. Cohen), Piquant’s story changed to “we have agreed to pay it back.” But that was months ago, and as of today they have not paid anything.

Additional Update: Michelle Malkin advises us to break out the Kleenex ™, because Al Franken is taking the typical liberal tactic of playing the victim card.

Al Franken says 20,000 poor kids and old people weren’t the only victims of an exec who allegedly arranged a Bronx charity’s mega-buck “loan” to Air America.

“About three weeks into the life of Air America, I became an involuntary investor — I stopped being paid,” Franken told listeners yesterday on WLIB (1190 AM).

It was the first time the all-liberal network’s biggest star addressed at length a controversial $875,000 loan from the disgraced — and now de-funded — Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club…

All you Far left liberal extremists out there, don’t forget to Feed Air America.