Have you heard that Air America Radio is in bankruptcy? Not a big deal you know. Businesses come and go based on their success. But for Mike Papantonio, board member of Air America Radio and host of AAR’s ‘Ring of Fire’ radio program (I think it’s one hour a week), it must be a big deal. Into AAR for over $600,000, not counting his ‘state-of-the-art’ broadcast studio in Pensacola, Papantonio says he is not a creditor, but rather an investor.
Aside from being an investor in Rabid Radio, he also is loose with the truth. His animosity towards Rush Limbaugh seems to be his only motivation to continue to be an ‘investor’ in Rabid Radio. And telling lies in order to utter his name and maybe catch one or two more listeners is more important than his credibility.
Case in point ishis latest ‘Pap Attack’. In this Pap Attack, did I say attack? That’s right I did. That’s what he calls it himself. Anyway, in this clip, he uses Limbaugh’s name several times as though he is even in the same league, by denouncing the White House’s ‘media day’ as a hate radio gathering with Limbaugh, and other conservative talk-radio hosts. Give one listen to this clip and you tell me who the hate monger is. As usual, there is no substance, only a lot of creative pejoratives and insults and crap directed at conservatives, Bush, and talk-radio. The latter of which he knows apparently little about.
The lie? What would he have said about ‘media day’ if he knew that Rush Limbaugh was not there nor was he invited to be there? Spoken like a real class-action attorney. Sounded great, but not true.
Economics 101 would suggest a correlation between ‘no credibility’ and ‘no money.’ Business 101 would suggest having a product doesn’t mean anyone will buy it. OK, but that’s all the help they’re going to get from me.
“Hate Radio Goes To Washington” by Mike Papantonio