Andrew Cline has a yawn for Air America:
I have questioned the concept of liberal talk radio before…… I don’t think it will draw much of an audience; it’s not a good business concept.
He has quite a bit to say about this and sums up with:
What sells in electronic media is ideological validation. The right has perfected its talking points and its media personalities to such an extent that they present an entertaining product for people who wish to bask in the glory of their own ideology. I do not believe this basking is a good thing for the continued health of a democratic republic. And I do not think liberals should stoop to imitating it. It’s a lot like admitting ideological defeat.
This seems about right. When I listen to the right wing talk folks I generally hear a lot of this basking and stroking and generally code words (liberal, hilory, bush hater, etc) substituting for thoughtful analysis. If this becomes all Air America offers then why bother.
But, I’ill withhold judgement until I’ve had a chance to listen for a few months.