July 31, 2005

The Sinistrosphere Defends Air America
— Ace

Predictably.

Somehow a rather large sum of public money for a youth and seniors' charity ended up being "loaned" to Air America. Air America hasn't repaid this "loan" yet, though it promises to do so.

The left -- beginning with Daily Kos (who else?) and spreading to its various client-blogs -- is calling this a "phony" story ginned up by extreme right-wingers.

Of course.

How can it be a phony story, Radio Equalizer wants to know, if Air America admitted it must pay back the money?

Obviously, then, money went from a charity to Air America. Is that within the operating parameters of the charity? Just loaning (or, perhaps, "loaning," if you know what I mean and I think you do) money to a for-profit talk radio network? I sort of doubt it, though I guess it's possible that's an allowable use of pubic tax money and private charitable donations. Either way, though, this isn't a "phony" story; there's possible wrongdoing here, and it needs to be investigated.

The reality-based community. Okay.

Oliver Willis' pet phrase is "the right wing Wurlitzer machine," by which I suppose he means the lockstep repetition of claims from right-leaning blogs.

I don't know. I attack Instapundit all the time, was all over Andrew Sullivan back when most considered him a conservative, and here on the right we've had vigorous disagreements about drug legalization, the patriot act, random searches of bags at subway stops, Terry Schiavo, and stem cell research.

And yet the left seems to be in unison (as of yet) in defending Air America.

Who's playing songs only from the approved corporate playlist, Oliver?

Posted by: Ace at 12:21 PM | Comments (26)
Post contains 281 words, total size 2 kb.

1 I like 'sinistrosphere.' Sounds menacing in a way that 'dextrosphere' doesn't. In fact, 'dextrosphere' sounds like a new artificial sweetener. "New no-cal Crystal Fruit Smart Water with sucralose and dextrosphere."

Lefties always circle the wagons. Just like the protest group 'Billionaires for Bush' weren't bothered by the fact that their candidate was the only actual billionaire bankrolled by yet another billionaire. They just don't see it, or when it's pointed out, it's never a problem when their guy does it. Air America just represents the good sort of stealing money from kids.

Posted by: caspera at July 31, 2005 12:51 PM (jylGY)

2 what's this about "pubic tax money"?

Posted by: ramms at July 31, 2005 12:54 PM (zj6xd)

3 Wait, Ace..."right wing Wurlitzer machine?" Is that his exact wording? Please, please tell me it is. That extra, redundant "machine" is so perfect, so...Oliver.

Posted by: Jeff B. at July 31, 2005 12:58 PM (037AZ)

4 To be fair, I think that's my mistake. I think he usually says "Right wing Wurlitzer."

Although I'm not sure how redundant it is to add "machine." You can say Xerox machine.

Posted by: ace at July 31, 2005 01:00 PM (sYxc4)

5 Look at you, now you're just trying to get yourself off the hook for your own fuck-up.

How appalling.

Posted by: Jeff B. at July 31, 2005 01:27 PM (037AZ)

6 I dunno, "Right Wing Wurlitzer," is actually surprisingly creative. Someone go give O-Dub a pat on the back and a cookie.

Just make sure you watch your fingers.

Posted by: Beck at July 31, 2005 02:25 PM (ZyH0M)

7 > I dunno, "Right Wing Wurlitzer," is actually surprisingly creative.

It's actually surprisingly lame, considering that it's a play on "Mighty Wurlitzer" -- why use "Right Wing" instead of "Righty"? Or did Ace botch that part too?

Posted by: Guy T. at July 31, 2005 03:26 PM (6NzoK)

8 ------

The Mighty Rightwing Wurlitzer (presumably the Wurlitzer theater pipe organ and not one of Wurlitzer's other products) and variations thereof originated with Digby at Hullaballo, iirc.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at July 31, 2005 04:52 PM (i5Msd)

9 Ramms, "pubic tax money" is the Left's plan to take a page from the usurers of old and--take a pound of flesh.

Posted by: Persona Au Gratin at July 31, 2005 08:03 PM (/C+88)

10 I don't know. I attack Instapundit all the time, was all over Andrew Sullivan back when most considered him a conservative, and here on the right we've had vigorous disagreements about drug legalization, the patriot act, random searches of bags at subway stops, Terry Schiavo, and stem cell research.

Come now, we all know the truth about these "differences of opinion," so why won't you just admit it? All the right-wing fascists who appear to argue different points of view are really just acting in lockstep - lockstep! with the instructions of Karl Rove! He orders you to pretend to have differences of opinion, and as in all cases, when Karl Rove says "jump," you all say "how high?" Pathetic the lengths to which you rightists will go to put up a smokescreen camouflaging your true beliefs from the reality-based community!

Posted by: David C at August 01, 2005 02:41 AM (CLFPT)

11 "the right wing Wurlitzer machine,"

I believe the Wurlitzer organ sound was popular at baseball stadiums, and on Lawrence Welk. I think this is a crack about how "square" conservatives are and how the pajamhadeen are a bunch of cheerleadres.

Posted by: 72 Hanging Gardens of Babylon at August 01, 2005 05:34 AM (dhRpo)

12 I knew we had arrived when I some announcer on TV (in an offhanded comment about something totally unrelated) say:

"that was before it was cool to be a Republican!"

Well Oliver, if you don't have the people with you, or the presidency, or the Congress, or the future Supreme Court, you always have ridicule. But the truth is that outside of your little Liberal Kabal: no one else is listening!

Posted by: 72 Lords 'a Leaping at August 01, 2005 05:42 AM (dhRpo)

13 I tried to wade through some of the Liberal BS blogs but didn't have the stomach or the patience for it. What I did read was a little bit of Clintonesque parsing and a whole lot of Liberal name calling and silly vitriol. What I did not read was any sort of proof that the allegations are not true. But I have neither the time nor the inclinclination to go through each Liberal diatribe and weight it all. I suppose in the end it comes down to whom you trust, and until the conservative blogosphere has its own rathergate, they have my confidence.

Posted by: shit from shinola at August 01, 2005 08:10 AM (dhRpo)

Posted by: chikskiller at August 04, 2011 01:28 AM (Otkn8)

15 yes your right they are main focus to Watch Vampire Diaries Season 3 Episode 6 Online and if you can't see it just click so it is in better view.

Posted by: kyle at October 18, 2011 08:43 AM (NyZAd)

16 Yes, play the ace of spades first.  Get headquarters for the conversations.

Posted by: Juicer Reviews at November 20, 2011 03:02 PM (+nmho)

17 Let's try to visit my site jersey shore season 5 episode 1 make sure you really enjoy watching the new episode only free online.

Posted by: watch jersey shore season 5 online at January 03, 2012 01:13 AM (eej5e)

18 This is unique content for me why? because the story you really relate every write. I really enjoy reading like this article thank you for sharing. play dress up games for girls | watch the vampire diaries season 3 online

Posted by: play dress up games for girls at February 03, 2012 01:37 AM (wLioM)

19 It's a great article your sharing more people really relate like this content also like me to be part in your topic. thank you for sharing. spartacus vengeance episode 3 | jersey shore season 5 episode 6

Posted by: play dress up games for girls at February 06, 2012 03:04 AM (QTaeR)

20 This is perfect match of this content of my site so  I really interesting of that and just watch game of thrones season 2 online looking forward.

Posted by: watch game of thrones online at March 23, 2012 06:57 AM (JO4g8)

21 thanks for your article's information.It's a great article your sharing more people really relate like this content also like me to be part in your topic.

Posted by: Florira gator forum at April 04, 2012 03:59 AM (IIWN6)

22

We are your source for free Facebook Covers. Here you will find FB Covers or Facebook Timeline Covers (whatever you call it!). We will continue to add new fb covers on a daily basis.

Posted by: Facebook Covers at April 07, 2012 02:05 AM (aOt0X)

23

Examine finest and most worthwhile online arts business methods, opportunities for visual artists. Self promotion views and pattern of booming arts business, entrepreneurship which will improve your life, on course to financial freedom.

 

 

Posted by: Visual Art Entrepreneur at April 15, 2012 10:52 PM (k8xmt)

24

Hello, this is unquestionably a seriously superb blog post. In concept I’d prefer to produce like this too taking time and genuine effort to make a great article.

Posted by: outsourcing at May 20, 2012 07:01 PM (GlzDB)

Hide Comments | Add Comment

Comments are disabled. Post is locked.
83kb generated in CPU 0.16, elapsed 1.1957 seconds.
62 queries taking 1.1321 seconds, 260 records returned.
Powered by Minx 1.1.6c-pink.