Air America Radio: Democratic Party Business as Usual

by The Glorious Revolutionary Federation of Fortune 500 Killers
April 1, 2004

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Scholars at the Glorious Revolutionary Federation of Fortune 500 Killers's Research Bureau announced their Preliminary Federation Assessment of Air America Radio, the new self-described "liberal" radio network that debuted today. "It sounded like an 11-hour ad for the Democratic Party," said one Senior Federation Research Analyst.

"We hope it fails." Shrill hosts and guests like sell-out filmmaker Michael Moore, who supported war criminal Wesley Clark in Clark's failed bid for President, lined up to chastise independent Presidential candidate Ralph Nader.  An intellectual non-entity named Randi Rhodes, who hosts one of the network's shows, yelled at Nader himself during her broadcast.  Rhodes later cut off a caller who attempted to discuss non-Nader reasons behind Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore's loss in 2000.

The Research Bureau further found Air America Radio's attempt to portray Nader as a radical absolutely laughable.

"While we admire many of Nader's endeavors, his tactical approach has always been extremely top down and centered upon himself and a few right-hand 'leaders' of his," one analyst said.  "He also advocates a fundamentally legalistic-reformist solution that exists safely within capitalist bounds and not seizure and redistribution of the ruling-class's assets."

Issues not discussed on the network include institutionally racist disenfranchisement of felons, the growth of the prison-industrial complex, and the status of thousands kicked off federal welfare rolls, all social problems that flourished under the reign of Democratic President Bill Clinton. The Federation encourages listeners to turn off Air America Radio and instead push for democratization of troubled Pacifica stations like WBAI (NYC), KPFA (Berkeley), and KPFK (Los Angeles) and to participate in community-based independent broadcasting. 

It noted that most of the new network's leadership, a list of whom appears here, is composed of businesspeople with no activist backgrounds whatsoever.

The Glorious Revolutionary Federation of Fortune 500 Killers is an anti-capitalist, anti-racist student insurgent group based at Columbia University. For more information, contact ceodeath99@yahoo.com.



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