Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Zogby's bias, AAR's failures

Now that (Dead) Air America has gone belly-up, the libs are trying it again in a different package. Hey, give them their due for not giving up! Sure, this one may be destined for the radio dial trash heap, too, but they disagree...and they're bringing in faces old and new. From Radio Equalizer:
Less than two weeks after their last- ditch proposal to purchase Air America Radio and avert a bankruptcy was rejected by its management, Sheldon and Anita Drobny have instead decided to launch a rival, Franken- free liberal talk network.

Insert The Truth (With Jokes) here.

Backing them is Dr Mike Newcomb, a Phoenix- area talk host who has been named CEO of their company, Nova M Radio LLC.

Sheldon Drobny, the eccentric Democrat Party fundraiser, Huffington Post blogger and investor with known LaRouchian sympathies, even has his first talk hosts hired and ready to go: Deaniac frat- boy Joe Trippi, as well as pollster John Zogby. From Air America, they're bringing over former evening host Mike Malloy.
John Zogby, the pollster guy? Yes, that John Zogby. The same John Zogby that just so happens to have had Democrats winning the 2002 and 2004 elections, including a comfy 311 electoral vote total for Jean-Francois Heinz-Kerry (who is rumored to have served in Vietnam). Current Zogby polls have Dems performing better than they are in other polls. In light of Zogby's recent track record, as well as his new affiliation with leftist radio, I think it's safe to say that it'd be a good idea to have a little "healthy skepticism" about the Zogger's poll results.

By the way, the Radio Equalizer has a great post on how the MSM is running interference for (Dead) Air America, insisting that its failures had nothing to do with sh#tty programming and even sh#ttier talent (is that an oxymoron..."sh#tty talent"?). Nor were the failures due to a stunning ignorance of capitalism and the radio industry, particularly advertising. No, the failures of AAR were due to...I swear, I'm not making this up...weak tower signals, so not enough listeners could hear AAR!

That must be it! If only the signals were stronger, more people could tune in! I don't suppose the owners of AAR thought to do any research on the kW of the towers they were getting, did they?