Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Tuesday: The Revolucion Begins

We're counting down the final days of the Sam Seder Show as you know it, and today we're heating up the studio just a bit. The forecast calls for romance, as Sam welcomes his wife Nicole Cattell, who will talk about her new documentary, REVOLUCION: Five Visions, which airs tonight on PBS. Plus we'll have two attorneys-turned-bloggers, Christy Hardin-Smith from Firedog Lake, and Glenn Greenwald from Unclaimed Territory. So open up a nice bottle of champagne, put on something a little more comfortable, and get ready for the Sam Seder Show.

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Lionel Haters of America said...

SUCK

IT

LIONEL!

Anonymous said...

SAMMY !!!!!!!!!!!!

How could this happen?

You're one of the good ones dude ....

We love ya.

Best of luck

Anonymous said...

I lost the link, but someone quoted AA management as saying they'd get better ratings/make more money with less content (read "more fluff") in the 9-noon timeslot.

That the trouble with you, Sam Seder! You should have known better than to talk about things that matter. What this country needs is less blather about Iraq, more about Anna Nichole Smith!

toniD said...

Morning Sam and Crew!

Lionel? Please!!!

Munchkin voice!!

toniD said...

Top Democratic candidates
tell Fox, no thanks
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will not participate in a Democratic debate co-hosted by Fox News Channel this fall, campaign aides indicated Monday.

LINK

Edwards had already turned it down last week.

Alice said...

Morning, T... :) This is so great that Nicole is going to be on the show!

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Venezuela Proposes Organization of Gas Exporting Countries

A gas cartel among gas producing countries, similar to OPEC for oil exporting countries, is on Venezuela's agenda during this week's Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) in Doha, Qatar. Many gas-exporting countries have expressed interest, but the U.S. Congress has criticized the idea saying that the creation of a cartel would be seen as a "deliberate threat."

Rafael Ramírez, Venezuela’s Minister of Energy and Petroleum, arrived in Qatar yesterday for the GECF meeting, a forum attended by many of the world's natural gas exporters. The forum includes major gas producers such as Russia, Iran, Qatar, Venezuela, and Algeria, which together control 73% of world gas reserves, and 42% of the world's production.

"We are here to support a gas-OPEC. It's a good idea," stated Ramírez upon arriving tat the forum yesterday. "We will discuss the idea," he said.
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Alice said...

Venezuelan Leader Wins Praise For Efforts To Help His Nation's Minorities

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"He's a true social reformer," Fort Lauderdale African-American activist Kwame Afoh said of Chavez. "He's recognized that blacks are the most colonized people in the world."
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Charlie said...

Dear Sam:

As a recovering Sedition addict, you were my methadone. I eagerly await an announcement of another daily show. Your show was the sole reason I became a premium member again. I cancelled my subscription after the Sedition/Maron Show debacle.

My wife recently told me that she preferred your show to Sedition. Normally that would be grounds for divorce, but I tend to see her point.

There was an AAMCO commercial that had monkeys banging on a car transmission with sticks. I think this is akin to the suits at AAR making programming decisions.

I look forward to your next daily show. I'll pay the premium to podcast. hint hint Nova M.

Good Luck! You Rock!

Alice said...

Moratorium on Free Trade Agreements

At literally minutes to midnight on April 1, the United States signed a free trade agreement (FTA) with South Korean negotiators and rushed it to Congress. Congress now has 90 days to review the Korea, Peru, Colombia, and Panama agreements, before fast track authority expires on June 30.

Any way you look at it, the clock is running out on free trade agreements.

jr in pdx said...

NOT

AGAIN!!!

AAR makes another "worst" move possible. Sam, I have listened to you since your debut on MR... you have come so far! I missed your "FUBAR" tour when you stopped here in Portland because I had school that evening, but I hope to catch you on the next tour (?). I will continue to follow your endeavors, but I am once again devastated by another of the network's inept decision (MS, MR, etc.).

Do these people just not understand that they keep craping on the loyalty of their listeners?

As was said last night, Sam: "YOU ARE A CLASS ACT!!!" Be well, and my very best to you and your family.

YOU ROCK, SAM! Don't let the fascists win!

-jr in pdx

dbgulfstream said...

Damn Sam You must have a job interview today...you look marvelous!
Any trips to Phoenix soon???

Alice said...

Fidel Castro's Ideas Echoed by World Media

Fidel Castro's latest criticism of the policy being promoted by US President George W. Bush to convert food crops into fuel drew widespread coverage in the global media. Cuba's leader published a new article on the subject on Wednesday entitled The Internationalization of Genocide, Granma daily reported.

Fidel Castro warned about a "colossal waste of cereals for producing fuel," which he said "would serve only to save the rich countries less than 15 percent of what is annually consumed by their voracious automobiles."
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Anonymous said...

It was odd viewing the blog come across live last night the time it was in my part of the world) and then hearing Sam do the show on podcast the next afternoon (my time.) Very deja vu. I'm still bummed about the show's demise. I don't care if Air America goes under now. Randi Rhodes, the only other remaining host who means anything to me, will find a new home like Mike Malloy did, if AAR finally goes down the crapper, as its management keeps pulling the handle harder and harder.

toniD said...

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad invited Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others in her delegation that met him in Damascus last week to make a return visit, Rep. Tom Lantos said. “I have every intention of going back,” said Lantos, refusing to back down in the face of heavy criticism from the White House.

LINK

Anonymous said...

Sam, why are you taking such a long break? I have to wait 'til
May? Stay until the end of April.

Keenan said...

Sam thanks so much for keeping me up to speed on EVERYTHING over the last 3 years.

slothrop said...

See, when your message is true and you present it with humor, you begin to change the mind of Joe Sixpack, & we can't have that!

I guess that means Randi Rhodes is next. She'll be given the coveted high-traffic Saturday 3 AM slot.

I'm really pissed at AAR today.

They must've known about this for awhile, but didn't let Sam announce it until yesterday because they know this is horseshit & want to minimize their exposure to audience wrath.

Alice said...

Protesting teachers bring Argentina to a near standstill

Tens of thousands took to the streets of Buenos Aires and other cities nationwide to protest police brutality and demand the resignation of Neuquen Governor Jorge Sobisch considered politically responsible for the killing. Schools remained closed, public transport halted and banks and many offices shut for a couple of hours.

Chemistry teacher Carlos Fuentealba was killed during a protest over pay after being hit by a tear gas canister fired by police at close range in Neuquen.
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Scott said...

Lionel really sucks, AAR management will rue the day they hired, that conspiracy nut lionel. Sam is so funny and well Lionel is funny looking. Sam says he sturds, Lionel sounds like a munkin. Lionel has been on radio forever, and has failed to get any ratings what makes those idiots the greens think he will work any better in this time slot. Mark Green is about a idiot, has he ever succeeded at any thing? I don't it, so why should we be suprised by this move. And finally, we should get used to such collosal mistakes with with Green in charge there will be many more horrible blunders to come.

toniD said...

The late Jeane Kirkpatrick, “the godmother of the neoconservative movement,” and former U.N. ambassador who John Bolton sought to emulate, acknowledges in a posthumous memoir that the Iraq war was “something of a mistake.“

LINK

jr in pdx said...

Damn Sam,

Today's the first day I've actually watched the "Sammy Cam!" I never hear your show until the rebroadcast at 6 pm here in Portland. This is so cool!!

I agree with dbgulfstream... you look like you have a job interview today. Good luck.

Damn, I have to go to work now. I'll listen tonight.

... Senator Feingold!!! Awesome!!

Again, YOU ROCK!!!

-jr in pdx

Anonymous said...

Sam - what about Nova M Radio??? Its going to XM next month

Anonymous said...

Sam, look over here. We can't all IM. Good luck honey bun. We can invest in you.

Anonymous said...

Did you hear Mike M last night sticking up for you?

Anonymous said...

We have loved your show from the very beginning... What is that station doing? We wish you the best of luck. Keep your listeners informed of your plans, OK?
Margarite and Enrique

m the a-c said...

Sharpton is a media whore.

He has a history of attention-seeking behavior. To hell with him.

toniD said...

“Stem cells will be at the top of the agenda for the U.S. Senate” when it returns from recess today. The Senate will consider a bill to expand federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research. President Bush vetoed a similar bill last year.

LINK

Bill Tchakirides said...

Sam:
Sure hope you ARE talking to Nova M. Wouldn't it be great if we could get you, Maron, Laura Flanders and others to get on Nova M with Malloy - and keep Hartmann, Stephanie Miller and Rachel Maddow (who are heard there now) - and we would have something like the Air America we all hoped for 3 years ago.

Under The LobsterScope

toniD said...

I don't have an IM that works with Sam's, could someone ask Sam about Mike Malloy's invitation for Sam to go on Mike's show at Nova M?

Please?

Dave Wakeman's Blog said...

I definitely think they should replace Randi Rhodes with The Scissor Sisters or maybe re-runs of Lionel. Maybe Opie and Andy's replays are available to be played during Thom's slot?

Alice said...

I did, Toni...

Anonymous said...

I think we all need to go over to the msnbc site and start petitioning for Sam to take over for Imus.

Keenan said...

I get cranky when you take a day off I can't imagine what I am going to do now, Maybe Howard will create a show for you?

toniD said...

Thank you to whomever sent that IM!!!! :)

toniD said...

Thanks Shell!!! xoxoxoxoxo

Alice said...

I can't put on the Sammy Cam yet, Toni..did he answer you?

Chris Larry said...

I feel like a battered wife with AAR, I keep coming back for more even after they beat me down......If Rachel goes I am done....what is this Nova M???? F the Greens.....

toniD said...

Yes Shell, he said he probably will go on Mike's show but not right now. He'll wait awhile.

toniD said...

Mike Malloy is on Nova M

Here:

http://www.novamradio.com/

Anonymous said...

I've never liked Imus because he always says bigoted crap.

You miss the point: read http://www.nj.com/columns/ledger/politi/index.ssf?/base/columns-0/117618150481730.xml&coll=1

This whole flap is more about sexism than racism. Nappy hair? Yes, some blacks and whites have hair that can tighten into "nap." So? It's the "ho" and later the sidekick's racist "jiggaboo" that were offensive BECAUSE HE DOESN"T KNOW THESE WOMEN.

Find out who they are. That's the point, not whether he should be fired and thus treated with the same bigotry.

stillrockin said...

I just emailed MSNBC nominating Sam to replace Imus.

Alice said...

US accused of using neutron bombs

The former commander of Iraq's Republican Guard has accused the US of using non-conventional weapons in its war against the Middle East country.

Saifeddin Fulayh Hassan Taha al-Rawi told Al Jazeera that US forces used neutron and phosphorus bombs during their assault on Baghdad airport before the April 9 capture of the Iraqi capital.

Al-Rawi is one of the most wanted associates of Saddam Hussein, the deposed Iraqi leader, still on the run.

"The enemy used neutron and phosphorus weapons against Baghdad airport... there were bodies burnt to their bones," he said.

toniD said...

I don't like that bald headed jerk on the Imus show. Imus is bad enough but that ahole instigates Imus. I think his name is Bernard!

He's always putting down women, black or white!!!

And Imus does the same!

Elderta said...

AAR took the press release announcing this off their front page and it's no where to be found... here's the URL:

http://www.airamerica.com/node/3535

toniD said...

US oil services giant Halliburton said Monday it had wrapped up its work commitments in Iran and was no longer conducting any projects in the Islamic republic.

Halliburton announced in January of 2005 that it was shutting-down its Iran operations, but would honor existing "contractual commitments" until they were fulfilled.

"Halliburton announced today that all of its contractual commitments in Iran have been completed and the company is no longer working in Iran," the firm said in a brief statement.

The company, headed by Dick Cheney from 1995 to 2000 before he became vice president, added that its "prior business" in Iran was "clearly permissible under applicable laws and regulations."

Halliburton, which could not be reached for further comment, was involved in at least one contract to drill for gas in Iran in 2005 although the contract was subsequently cancelled by Iran's government.

It had won the contract even though a US law, dating to 1996, threatens sanctions on US and foreign groups that invest over 40 million dollars in Iran's energy sector.

Halliburton might be pulling out of Iran, which has troubled political relations with the United States, but it is boosting its footprint elsewhere in the region.

LINK

Alice said...

1.5 Million mark anniversary of fall of Saddam

Anonymous said...

Sam, your my Waxman.

Love you man.

toniD said...

elderta it is still on the press page.

http://www.airamerica.com/press

Catharine said...

Air America goes Green; New York family will run network as business, but will ratings improve?
Crain's New York Business
March 19, 2007


Air America goes Green;
New York family will run network as business, but will ratings improve?

By Matthew Flamm


In the weeks since Air America Radio emerged from bankruptcy, the liberal radio network's new president, Mark Green, has met with reporters, talked with affiliates and, in keeping with his history as political pugilist, taunted Fox News in the blogosphere.

But he has also done something that hasn't been done since Air America launched in spring 2004: hired a vice president of programming to work with the talent.

``He's a guy deeply versed in radio,'' Mr. Green says of veteran talk radio programmer David Bernstein, who starts at the network today.

The new hire is one component of what Mr. Green describes as Air America 2.0, an iteration that began when the network was purchased by real estate investor Stephen Green, Mr. Green's older brother.

Deep pockets

the manhattan-based company will continue to be a home for left-leaning or ``progressive'' talkers and produce 19 hours a day of programming. But according to Mr. Green, the new Air America will be run as a business.

``We can't be influential if we're not profitable,'' says the onetime New York City public advocate and frequent Air America guest host, who has lost races for U.S. senator, mayor and, most recently, attorney general.

Referring to his elder brother's deep pockets and how much money he is willing to invest, Mr. Green says, ``Steve will not be to Air America what [News Corp Chairman] Rupert Murdoch still is to the New York Post.''

The newly constituted Green Family Media can't do much worse than prior owners Progress Media and Piquant, which lost a total of $42 million and were both plagued by fallout from a scandal involving an improper loan from a charity.

Stephen Green, chairman of SL Green Realty Corp. and of Air America, bought it out of bankruptcy for a mere $4.25 million from his pocket; minority partners contributed another $3 million.

The chairman will oversee the business side of the network. The younger brother will put his background in advocacy and liberal politics to use as its public face. He will also be in charge of content and digital strategies.

Another radio veteran, Scott Elberg, who has been with Air America for two years, was named chief operating officer.

Thanks to the bankruptcy, contracts with hosts are being negotiated in line with market rates, in contrast to the $2 million a year that the network's biggest star--and radio novice--Al Franken was paid. He left last month to run for the U.S. Senate from Minnesota. And the workforce of 50 staffers is half the number of a year ago.

The Greens are also benefiting from the millions of dollars that were spent building and promoting Air America.

Expensive model

``there was a huge startup cost of going into barren terrain and establishing that there was an audience for this,'' says Danny Goldberg, a music industry professional who was the network's chief executive for a year. ``[Air America] may not be moving at 100 miles an hour, but it's moving.''

But the company is still founded on an expensive and unwieldy network model: creating a daily lineup of original programming, rather than producing just one or two shows.

``It's hard enough to have a successful show in this business, let alone a [full] lineup,'' says Michael Harrison, editor of the trade magazine Talkers.

Air America's business troubles have taken a toll. The network is down to 70 affiliates from a peak of almost 90, and many of those listed on its Web site carry no more than one show. Most stations mix in talkers from other networks, like the popular progressive Ed Schultz, or carry their own content.

Additionally, Air America is saddled in some markets with underperforming stations. Flagship WWRL-AM in New York, where the network moved last year after losing its lease at WLIB-AM, posted a paltry 0.8 share in the fall, according to Arbitron.

``They've got an uphill battle,'' says Mark Lefkowitz, media director at Furman Roth Advertising, who stopped placing ads on Air America after it left WLIB.

Messrs. Green and Elberg counter that they're rebuilding a New York presence on WWRL. They also insist that the network model can work because Air America has established itself as a brand. ``The name gives us leverage,'' Mr. Green says.

Some critics concede that Air America has been making improvements, in particular by moving popular host Thom Hartman into Mr. Franken's former noon-to-3 p.m. slot. What's more, well-run stations, notably in Portland, Ore., and Seattle, have maintained solid ratings.

Some radio experts say that getting a network launched at all is an accomplishment that should not be underestimated.

``[Air America] is in top markets with top programming and getting an audience,'' says Robert Unmacht of media consulting firm iN3 Partners. ``Now we just have to see if the new folks can run a solid business and keep the product worth listening to.''

Catharine said...

No you don't have much of a brand left, Mark Green.

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This Imus thing is weird. The weird thing is that NBC, MSNBC, etc. (his own network) is the one that is making the most of this...

Huh?

I smell a rat.

punditfight said...

All this Imus talk makes me think i might have to add him to the roster of 'American Pundit Fighter'

Anonymous said...

no, it's chucklenuts and buunypants!

Anonymous said...

sam just remember you are an above average american and always will be. can i call somebody in the programming dept. to come over next monday at nine to change the dial for me ?

texan4real said...

Dear Sam,

Thank you for being my "Info Guru" for the past three years.

A point that I think is being missed in this IMESS debacle is that the media completely dropped the crap that McCain has been spewing. . . McCain dropped off the radar. So what if IMESS is a jerk and deranged. Definitely nothing new. Never could stand to watch or listen to that jerk for more than two seconds. He is an insult.

Anonymous said...

Plug it in, fire it up, Mr. President

Credit Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally with saving the leader of the free world from self-immolation.

Mulally told journalists at the New York auto show that he intervened to prevent President Bush from plugging an electrical cord into the hydrogen tank of Ford's hydrogen-electric plug-in hybrid at the White House last week. Ford wanted to give the Commander-in-Chief an actual demonstration of the innovative vehicle, so the automaker arranged for an electrical outlet to be installed on the South Lawn and ran a charging cord to the hybrid. However, as Mulally followed Bush out to the car, he noticed someone had left the cord lying at the rear of the vehicle, near the fuel tank.

"I just thought, 'Oh my goodness!' So, I started walking faster, and the President walked faster and he got to the cord before I did. I violated all the protocols. I touched the President. I grabbed his arm and I moved him up to the front," Mulally said. "I wanted the president to make sure he plugged into the electricity, not into the hydrogen This is all off the record, right?"

Plug it in, fire it up, Mr. President

-conbo

Anonymous said...

Sam, its going to be very dark in the morning....I will miss you so much..

toniD said...

Abramoff May Get Reduced Sentence
MSNBC | Joel Seidman | April 10, 2007 09:38 AM

Disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff may be getting out of jail earlier than he expected, NBC News learned on Monday. A federal judge Monday granted the government's request for a new hearing to determine an appropriate reduction in Abramoff's sentence, a reward based on his continued cooperation with investigators in several federal probes.

Abramoff is currently serving a five-and-a-half-year sentence for his conviction in the Florida-based SunCruz Casinos gambling boat fraud case. In Miami, U.S. District Judge Paul Huck granted the request from prosecutors once they told him Abramoff's cooperation in the investigations is fully completed.

LINK

Elderta said...

thanks, tonid.

David said...

Sam, Please, please, please move on from the Imus story. What he said was absolutely deplorable and he should be punished. It is a terrible thing he did and African-Americans and the rest of us are right to be digusted and outraged.

But the only reason this has gotten so huge is because the "media" keeps talking it up. This is what drives me crazy about cable news and talk radio. You guys grab a topic and you keep shaking it like a pit bull long after it's dead!

Stop! Let him make his apologies and let him crawl before the Rutgers women and take his lumps. But man! Move on!

Johnhstkd said...

Re: Imus

My objection to Imus' comment is that the Rutgers players are not public figures and should not be subject to these comments. Imus should confine his comments to politicians and other public figures who can take care of themselves. I will leave the consequences to MSNBC and WFAN.

Air America should be careful to criticize anyone considering the anti-religious and anti-evangelical comments by some of the Air America hosts. Same for the anti-Muslim comments on right wing and Christian radio. You are on a slippery slope when you begin talking about firing and suspensions. (Disclosure: I am a progressive Democrat, an agnostic Catholic and a Rutgers graduate).

zeek said...

Hopefully Sammy Cam all week.

Hopefully Maron drops his AAR aversion to join his friend in his hour of need.

Hopefully the charter talent of AAR find a home with the intelligence and the patience and the wherewithal and money to give smart and creative programs the chance to develop and grow and find their audience that we know exists.

basicjuice said...

Sammy -
I will miss you. However, I will not miss AAR. Lionel?? wtf? Is Mark Green going for that coveted 'stuck in the 1980s' demo?

We need to hear/see you daily. Go for a teevee show or a gig on XM, whateva - we need you!

good luck.

Anonymous said...

Lionel??You've got to be kinding!!Have you heard that guy??He sucks!!This is Soooo typical of AAR.Take out someone who is Funny,Smart,and has a following for somebody who puts you to Sleep!!Lionel is on out here in San Diego about 10pm at night!This guy is going to pull in ratings??I think if he could have pulled in ratings,he wouldn't be on at 10pm at night!Watch out Randi's next.Don't think so??Nothing AAR does anymore would suprise me.Stupid is Stupid!Sometimes there is just No Cure for it!!Love ya,Sammy,Maron,Malloy!!

Anonymous said...

(Disclosure: I am a progressive Democrat, an agnostic Catholic and a Rutgers graduate).

I’m not only the president, I’m also a client of the of Hair Club for men


-conbo

toniD said...

The chimp has a news thing scheduled about the funding of the war in Iraq. He's speaking to the American Legion.

Sunshine said...

morning gang.

totally said...

Hey - they just took the announcement off about lionel from the front page - and replaced with Sammy's face.

totally said...

I was reading all of the negative comments - and walaw - had to log back in and the announcement / comments link about lionel was gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Anonymous said...

i don't think Don Imus should be fired...I think he should battered and then fried and dipped in syrup.

man i am hungry

-conbo

J said...

This is really a bummer. I hate that Air America keeps "changing directions" as it's put.. The only liberal talk radio I can get is Air America through XM here in Ultra Conservative Utah.... and all the good hosts keep getting 'replaced'. Come on - Sunday afternoons?? This time slot in the mornings is beter because way more people listen at this time.

texan4real said...

Anonymous said...
Plug it in, fire it up, Mr. President

Credit Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally with saving the leader of the free world from self-immolation.

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This story was totally debunked. Ford CEO is a LIAR! Video completely disproves his story.

Anonymous said...

have a good day all

-conbo

leonard said...

I am still handsome!!!

Anonymous said...

Move on from Imus.Please!It's on cable 24/7.

toniD said...

MSNBC has the Imus story, CNN has the chimp talking.

zeek said...

You need to get Sammy Cam (and mics) set up to capture your special visitors in full effect. How frustrating to get a glimpse of only the hand of News Daddy.

Anonymous said...

This story was totally debunked. Ford CEO is a LIAR! Video completely disproves his story.

April 10, 2007 10:26 AM

it was on the daily kos

-conbo

Jackson said...

Other Malloy names for Bush:

Mensa Man, Raisin Brain, Dim Son

texan4real said...

it was on the daily kos

-conbo

April 10, 2007 10:29 AM

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and your point is. . .?

Anonymous said...

and your point is. . .?

April 10, 2007 10:31 AM

they usually do not link to stories that are false...but it could happen

-conbo

toniD said...

PBS’s Gwen Ifill speaks out on Imus. Ifill, whom Don Imus once called a “cleaning lady cover[ing] the White House,” writes in the New York Times:

Every time a young black girl shyly approaches me for an autograph or writes or calls or stops me on the street to ask how she can become a journalist, I feel an enormous responsibility. It’s more than simply being a role model. I know I have to be a voice for them as well.

So here’s what this voice has to say for people who cannot grasp the notion of picking on people their own size: This country will only flourish once we consistently learn to applaud and encourage the young people who have to work harder just to achieve balance on the unequal playing field.

Let’s see if we can manage to build them up and reward them, rather than opting for the cheapest, easiest, most despicable shots.

LINK

Anonymous said...

Look, the right to freedom of expression is not just supposed to cover the kind of expression most people like. If Imus is a racist idiot, he has the right to be one. Firing him is just economic totalitarianism, with companies using their power over someone's income to stifle their speech. "Progressives" who call for him to be fired are just the flip side of the Bushies with their "First Amendment Zones." IF you don't like what he says, change the channel, dude. I don't like to listen to Imus, so I don't. It's that easy.

- Steve

toniD said...

On c-span Kerry is debating Newt about global warming.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha said...

they usually do not link to stories that are false...but it could happen

-conbo

April 10, 2007 10:33 AM

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Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

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texan4real said...

they usually do not link to stories that are false...but it could happen

-conbo
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So, Daily Kos got suckered. Watch the video. Extension cord no where near the rear of the car. No doubt the Ford Ceo is delusional. Nothing he described happened.

Sunshine said...

stream here not working on the normal links...

again.

good way to keep the streaming numbers up eh?

Anonymous said...

Do you suppose that right now, War Dog is sucking some little boy's cock?

Liberal Una said...

Many AAR hosts brought up the "Bush almost blew himself up" story about the Ford hydrogen car.

I'm not going to argue whether it's true or not. But yesterday I realized just HOW MANY millions of people would be celebrating their asses off if Bush had killed himself. Damn -- that would have been a party!!!!!

Sunshine said...

Yay Nicki!

WTG on your film!

60th Street said...

Hi gang, Sammy, I'm pulling for you my friend.

Don't let these AAR clowns pin you down with a contract for Sundays not allowing you to take other radio opportunities. I am sure you would be welcome over at Nova M.

I punished AAR for firing Malloy by cancelling my Premium membership last year. I don't miss it. Now I am probably going to have to stop listening to AAR altogether (except for sundays) because these Green characters seem to think they have a giant pool of liberal radio talent and people with more chops than Sam. Sam should have his own show based on work ethic alone. I can't count the number of times he propped up the network during troubled times in addition to hosting his own show and carrying MRR during the long Garofalo absences.

I am going to hang on just to see what these new owners have in line. It had better be good, otherwise. I have no qualms about quitting this stream and streaming The Quake and KPHX instead.

toniD said...

From Bob Franken
CNN Washington Bureau
Adjust font size:
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The White House is being accused of improperly trying to hide e-mails about government business by using unofficial e-mail accounts.

Congressional investigators say they found communications on one account from top White House aides about official matters, like the December firings of eight U.S. attorneys.

Those e-mails were discovered on a Republican National Committee e-mail domain called gwb43.com. That domain is not part of the official White House communication system.

The Presidential Records Act, passed during the Nixon administration, requires the preservation of all official records of and about the president.

A White House spokesman defended the use of outside e-mail accounts as an appropriate method of separating official business from political campaign work.

But the use of those accounts by officials discussing the firings -- and one from now-imprisoned lobbyist Jack Abramoff -- have led a liberal watchdog group to accuse administration of trying to skirt the law governing preservation of presidential records.

"They wanted to make sure that no record could ever be found of what they were really up to in the White House," Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, told CNN.

Rep. Henry Waxman, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has sent letters to the RNC and the former head of the Bush-Cheney re-election campaign, arguing that outside e-mails are subject to the act.

LINK

Sko said...

I snuck home from work to watch the Sammy cam (for the first and last time)- Sam, you look nice today!!
It must be because the spousal unit is on today (Welcome Nicole!).
Anyway, I will miss you.
Sko

texan4real said...

Liberal Una said...
Many AAR hosts brought up the "Bush almost blew himself up" story about the Ford hydrogen car.

I'm not going to argue whether it's true or not. But yesterday I realized just HOW MANY millions of people would be celebrating their asses off if Bush had killed himself. Damn -- that would have been a party!!!!!
*****************

Cheney was there, too.

The story was just trying to get your hopes up. . . ;)

edna ellen poe said...

Greetings:

Look! Imus is a notorious racist. He has made these type of statements before. Frankly, I'm not shock at the passive behavior of the African Americans who called Sam. If you notice, they were males. This is the same behavior of black males who listen to Howard Stern. Why? Because they love the misogynistic theme more. Trashing women is the draw.

As I have posted before, The Black Commentator did an article on Imus on November 10, 2005. Here is an excerpt:

"Don Imus is also very lucky. He masquerades as a political commentator for MSNBC, a network that clearly isn’t concerned about reporting any real news. For years Imus has made blatantly racist remarks, some directed at all black people, others directed at any black person who rises above his or her station and manages to make more money than he does".

http://www.blackcommentator.com/158/158_freedom_rider_imus_and_andy.html

toniD said...

Cheney probably pulled the cord closer to the Hydrogen tank!!

60th Street said...

Anyone have the Sammycam link. the sie is down.

Ken Wells said...

There's no station that's going to cancel Stephanie Miller for Lionel. I live in one of those markets and I've been listening to Sam on the internet every morning. His biggest competion is when something big and interesting is happening on CSPAN where I usually run close captioning. I want something more than fluff with my coffee and I want my teens hearing something more in the morning, too. I still listen to Malloy over the internet. Bye bye to you guys in the early morning. I'll still stream Hartmann until you decide to get rid of him. I didn't think anything would drive me back to NPR. Leave Randi and Racheal alone you suit-wearing bastards. Bye Bye.

Sunshine said...

web cam?

http://ads.airamericaradio.com/adclick.php?maxparams=2__bannerid=241__zoneid=52__cb=0bde3d5352__maxdest=http://www.airamerica.com/premium/clip.php?id=2848

edna ellen poe said...

Wait to you hear Lionel's theme song. I just can't believe that this is happening. However, this is more fallout from the 2006 election. Instead of rewarding Progressive Radio, Clear Channel began shutting down stations.

You know of course, this means war!

tree said...

Do not forget that WBAI staff and board was infiltrated, and right after Xmas of 2000 was locked out for an entire year while they had to scramble and divert funds to an escrow accountto pay lawyers and starve the people who were "in charge" out.http://revcom.us/a/v22/1080-89/1085/wbai.htm BAI finally won their case. But we should not forget that thw most vocal of all of us are always under attack.

Elderta said...

i'm streaming the webcam... maybe a lot of viewers?

Anonymous said...

The two of you make the cutest couple. And she doesn't want to talk about extramarital sex, adorable.

Sunshine said...

yup,

they're used to the tube,

the typing insttinct is suppressed.

Alice said...

Does anyone have the Sammy Cam link please?

Anonymous said...

L@L sez:

--------------------------

Sammer: Just saw Nikki come in. YOU are most definitely NOT worthy! *snark*

--------------------------

G'day, gang!

Just got a Newsletter from Mark Green.

Of course, I sent a reply...

newsletter@airamericaradio.com

Dear Mr. Green:

You're "pleased" to be demoting Sam Seder to a 3-hr Sunday show?

Well, I'm not pleased at all. In fact, I'm very displeased over your bone-headed move to replace Sam w/ that mush-mouthed fluffer, LIONEL.

You're ruining AAR, Mark. I wonder why? Gettin' a little heat from the AIPAC/JDL/Likudnic boys? Hillary & the DLC/DNC boys givin' ya a little shit? Those corporate dems whisperin' in your ear again, Mark?

As a Long Islander, I know all about your history & political preferences, Mark. So, you're gonna start movin' AAR toward the center, eh?

Well, this liberal/progressive listener most assuredly ain't gonna follow. And FYI, it'll be Nova M all the time for me from now on &, hopefully, Sam will wind up on Nova M with his own show.

I foresee another backruptcy for AAR on the horizon & I hope it bites you squarely in the ass.

Feh!

Signed,

A Liberal-at-large

toniD said...

Sammy Cam

dbgulfstream said...

I think this is the link...
C:\DOCUME~1\TDB\LOCALS~1\TEMP\Sam_Seder_Live_Video_Today-1.rm

dbgulfstream said...

Oooops not the link

Alice said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Oops, I mean premarital sex.

Elderta said...

I unsubscribed from the newsletter when I got it this morning. I have two email addresses linked to AAR from over the years, and I got two newletters. I won't be getting another one.

Sunshine said...

eya LaL!

nice zinger.

corporate america

exudes another pseudopod.

Alice said...

George W Bush: The Rise & Fall of a Tyrant

Bush has carefully, deliberately, and effectively enshrined The Global War on Terror in the American psyche

It is the centerpiece of his presidency, and he never tires of describing himself as a "war president"

He claims no prouder achievement

Hitler's ascendancy and the destruction of German democracy have frightening parallels with contemporary affairs in America

In particular, the erosion of American democracy

The uncanny, detailed similarities between the personalities and behavior of Adolph Hitler and George W. Bush are hair-raising.

Hitler succeeded because the German people were complacent. Just as Americans are today.

To corroborate this, here is a historical look at the Bush presidency. Or is it?
...

60th Street said...

Thanks Sunny...Toni, for the cam link.

Who is this "Lionel" character?

Alice said...

Petition Says Southern Methodist University Attempts to Silence Faculty Who Protest Bush Partisan Institute

by Susanne Johnson

A new online petition charges that administrators at Southern Methodist University (SMU) have been attempting to silence faculty protest against the politically partisan institute that George W. Bush seeks to include in his presidential library complex. The petition invites faculty members and teachers everywhere to sign in support of the SMU faculty protesters, and in dissent against the Bush institute.

Posted April 7, the petition reports that SMU’s interim Provost has blasted faculty members for resisting the institute, for speaking to the press, for circulating petitions, and for not relying strictly and only on the Faculty Senate to voice concerns.

In addition, it claims that SMU’s President attempts to intimidate faculty members into silence by saying that if they protest the institute they will cause the university to lose the library, along with the loyalty of disappointed mega-donors.

Entitled "Books, Not Bombs: Say No to Bush Political Institute," the petition says it borrows language directly from another online petition launched April 5 by a group of 120 faculty members at SMU--formulated as an "Open Letter" that asks the president and trustees to decline the institute.
...

Alice said...

Experts: U.S. spies are often in the dark on Cuba

tree said...

Do not forget that WBAI staff and board was infiltrated, and right after Xmas of 2000 was locked out for an entire year while they had to scramble and divert funds to an escrow accountto pay lawyers and starve the people who were "in charge" out.http://revcom.us/a/v22/1080-89/1085/wbai.htm BAI finally won their case. But we should not forget that thw most vocal of all of us are always under attack.

nut-meg said...

Did Nicki crash the website?

tree said...

Sorry- posted twice.

alyssa said...

Good Idea I unscubsribed to the Newsletter this morning also. I hope Sam moves. I don't want to listen to AAR at all anymore. Lional is like Alan Colmes. I am so disgusted.

Sunshine said...

eya 60th!

lionel is a typical

corporate compromise blatherer.

SecurityThreat said...

Sam the Man!

First order of business: LIONEL?!

Give...me...a... break. Well, it could have been worse, I guess. (How long do you think it will be before Mark Green puts himself into the game?!)

I'm going back to public radio (WNYC here in New York.) from 9-12 every morning and may or may not be back at 12 for Thom, depending on what Leonard Lopate's got going on from 12-2 PM. (My office is in my home and I have the radio on in the background all day long.)

I haven't lsitened to WNYC during the day since Air America came on the air, Sam, but enough's enough.

I'll be listening to you on Sunday afternoons, and wherever else you may go on the radio, I'm there.

Second order of business: Imus.

I'm probably older than most of your audience, Sammy, and I was an Imus listener for many, many years, going back to 1971, when I was in college and Imus first came to New York radio.

I can tell you that dopey racist comments by Imus are nothing new. Indeed, the first time I ever heard of Imus was back in 1969-70 when he was still a shock jock in Cleveland.

A friend of mine from there told me about this very funny, very outrageous guy on the radio, "Imus in the Morning".

In particular, he told me about the time Imus read a letter on the air purporting to be from parents appealing to their runaway daughter to return home. The alleged letter ended with "and we forgive you for sleeping with the colored man." Caused quite a stir in Cleveland, my friend told me. In fact, I seem to recall my friend telling me that Imus was suspended for that episode as well.

I haven't listened to Imus for several years now, but I won't bore you with my reasons.

Having listened to Imus on and off for 30+ years, though, I will say that I do not think his career should be ended over his latest idiocy.

First, it's a First Amendment issue. What Imus said was stupid and hurtful, but it in no way constitutes hate speech as I understand it to be. Imus is not inciting hatred, violence or intolerance here. He's being a jerk. Period.

You can't take away a guy's livelihood just because he said something stupid. (We'd all be at risk in that case.)

Second, anyone who "knows" Imus, as his longtime listeners do, knows that the man is not a racist. Imus has always promoted African American politicians, journalists, authors, athletes, actors, singers, musicians and other entertainers on his show.

His show has always featured books and films on African American topics and themes, especially in the area of the civil rights struggle. Listen to his annual Martin Luther King Birthday show some year.

Over the years, Imus has also been very generous with his time and money to African American causes.

If, like I have, you've had the opportunity to listen to Imus's comments, opinions, etc. over the years on the subject of race, civil rights, etc. when he was being serious, you would know that the man is in no way, shape or form a racist.

In fact, I was listening to an African-American journalist on one of the cable news shows last night who pointed out that, following Hurricane Katrina, Imus was one of the first in the media to point out— loudly and often— that the shameful response of the federal government had racist overtones.

Imus is far from perfect, to be sure. He can be self-absorbed (Holy mackeral! A self-absorbed celebrity? THAT's unusual.), egotistical, etc., etc.

He is a self-professed Republican.

Imus is far too cozy with certain politicians, journalists and political operatives and displays a loyalty to them that is both inappropriate and too often undeserved.

Still, my impression of Imus after all these years is that he's a pretty decent guy.

Back to work...

Anonymous said...

yeah nicki!

nut-meg said...

The film doesnt appear to be playing here...

toniD said...

Michael William LeBron (born August 26, 1958), popularly known as Lionel, is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host based in New York City. He hosts a three-hour radio talk show six days a week (9 p.m.-midnight ET weekdays, and 5-8 p.m. ET Saturdays, from the studios of WOR 710 AM in New York.

The first two hours of the weekday show are carried live on WOR from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET. Various affiliates carry from one to all three hours of the show, some of them live, others via tape delay.

The weekday show used to start at 10 p.m. ET. WOR moved it to a 9 p.m. start in November 2006, still carrying only the first two hours on WOR's radio signal. The syndication feed from WOR provides all three hours, and then repeats the first hour of the show after the third live hour, for benefit of stations that originally scheduled the live show from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET. Their listeners now hear the last two hours of the show live, followed by the first hour.

Lionel graduated from the Stetson University College of Law and as an attorney worked as both prosecutor and defender. He began his radio career as a host at WFLA 970 AM in his hometown of Tampa, Florida from 1988 to 1994.

For years, Lionel had been a frequent caller to local shows, eventually becoming "a chronic", which is industry vernacular for frequent callers. His notoriety was such that he began resorting to using aliases and different personas to get on the air. His most enduring moniker is in honor of Francis Lionel "Lion" Delbuchi, the character played by Al Pacino in the movie Scarecrow. His calls were so entertaining that WPLP, WFLA's rival station across Tampa Bay, offered him a talk show; Lionel declined, both because WPLP paid very little and because he was afraid it would affect his law career. In the fall of 1988, however, WFLA management called and gave him an unbeatable offer to move behind the microphone, first as a weekend host and soon thereafter as part of the weekday lineup. When he did, he quickly became a ratings success, using a lively mix of humor and current events.

He was hired away by WABC 770 AM, a news-talk New York City when a former ABC network president heard Lionel's show during vacations in Florida and lured him to the Big Apple. As in Tampa, he set ratings records for WABC as its morning-drive host during the mid-1990s.

In the late 1990s, toward the end of his tenure at WABC, Lionel also hosted the CourtTV law show, Snap Judgment. In 2000, Lionel began his national radio show, The Lionel Show. It was originally syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks, but was dropped in 2001. His show was syndicated by independent Rex Broadcasting until 2003, when it was picked up by the WOR Radio Network in New York City.

In 2000 and 2001, in addition to his radio work, Lionel was a morning host on an Internet-based talk radio site, eyada.com. The site suspended operations in 2001, but is still parked.

He has released a comedy album titled You Don't Look Like You Sound and fronted a bluegrass band called Lock 'n' Load.

LINK

toniD said...

60th street,

He's got a munchkin voice. He is definately lass substansive than Sam.

Have to go to work. Later my friends!

Alice said...

Bye Toni..me too..my co-worker is sick today...

Meg, they're not playing Revolucion here either..but they did a while back..Maybe again soon....

& I WILL call and request it be played again...

Later, Blog! xo

me said...

your wife reminds me of a young Diane Lane

Anonymous said...

JET FUEL CANNOT MELT STEEL.

MOLTEN METAL BURNED FOR MONTHS IN THE BASEMENTS.

BYE BYE SAMMY - YOU HACK.

THE DEAD WILL NOT FORGIVE YOU.

FOR THE LIVING, TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!!!!!!!!

PARTRIOT ACT IS STILL ON THE BOOKS.

MILITARY COMMISSIONS ACT IS STILL ON THE BOOKS.

GITMO STILL OPERATING IN VILOATION OF SUMPREME COURT ORDERS.

DEM'S GIVE ANOTHER 122 BILLION FOR THE WAR.

GUAM IS THE NEW SLAVE ZONE FOR AMERICAN CORPORATIONS.

SCOOTER CONVICTION WENT NOWHERE!!!!!!

SECRET PRISONS TORTURE AND KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE.

IT CONTINUES.

THE TWO PARTIES SERVE THE SAME MASTER.

WAKE UP

ALL IN CAPS SCOTT

Jeany said...

Hello, where'd the Sammy Cam go?

i said...

Nicki sounds absolutely wonderful. Too bad she hasn't been on more.

It is difficult to get online. The samsedershow.com URL isn't loading.

Anyway, NOVAM Radio is the way to go. I'm sure Mike Malloy would put in a good word.

Anonymous said...

The management of AAR has lost it and is loosing me by canceling The Sam Seder Show. Idiots!

John said...

I really like/liked your show. Are "shadow" forces trying to destroy progressive radio?

Sunshine said...

eya Jeany

toniD linked it here

toniD said...

Sammy Cam

April 10, 2007 11:10 AM

Catharine said...

edna ellen poe said...

Wait to you hear Lionel's theme song. I just can't believe that this is happening. However, this is more fallout from the 2006 election. Instead of rewarding Progressive Radio, Clear Channel began shutting down stations.

You know of course, this means war!

April 10, 2007 11:06 AM

*****

This does mean War!

I think we have to support the Drobny's Nova M. They are the original Air America team anyway. Air America is just an empty name now. I will listen to Sam, and Randi and Thom [when I can], but that is it...

Ken Wells said...

I got a blank email back as my reply to their comments email. I suppose that shows they have nothing good to say for themselves.

Anonymous said...

Sammy,what a Babe!She has a great laught too.You are a lucky man!!

nut-meg said...

OH! So his leaving is a Zionist thing?

nut-meg said...

Why is exterminating Palistinians okay?

m the a-c said...

nut-meg said...
OH! So his leaving is a Zionist thing?

April 10, 2007 11:41 AM


I can't believe he said that. He expresses those beliefs RARELY.

Anonymous said...

The Sammy Cam is messing up!AAR still SUCKS!!Sammy and Marc Maron Rule!!

Andy said...

If Imus is fired that would give Sam a 6:00 to 10:00 time slot with a simulcast on MSNBC.

Hmmmm....

nut-meg said...

I'll tell you what, I"m tired of that particular hypocracy. I think the majority of Israelis want peace, and know that it isn't going to happen as long as Palistinians are oppressed.

But the power and the money lies with the oppressors, unfortunately.

By the way, I think Nicki crashed teh Sammy Cam.

nut-meg said...

Lionel... It sonds like a joke. Like some personality that would be on THe Simpsons.

Anonymous said...

I got a BLANK email back too from AAR!Losers!!Can't stand the Heat,don't keep Canceling the Shows We Love!!!!!!!

m the a-c said...

Andy said...
If Imus is fired that would give Sam a 6:00 to 10:00 time slot with a simulcast on MSNBC.

Hmmmm....

April 10, 2007 11:46 AM


Do you know who MSNBC will fire before it fires Don Imus? Chris Matthews AND Keith Olbermann

nut-meg said...

I can't believe he said that. He expresses those beliefs RARELY.

-------

That's because we aren't allowed to talk about it in America. Weird, because Israelis are allowed to talk about it in Israel.

AIPAC has a stranglehold on any reasonable discussion in this country though.

nut-meg said...

I can't believe Imus is even on TV. He's like, seriously unattractive. I think he wears the hat to distract from that mug.

Then again, men are allowed to be ugly on tv.

totally said...

Hey Bobby !
Hire Sam - you have enough money start your own radio / internet / blog show

m the a-c said...

Oh, wait... he actually technically works for CBS Radio. Whatever.

nut-meg said...

WE WANT SAMMY!!---------------------------------------->

nut-meg said...

I think I need some fish oil...

Mimi said...

Does anyone know when Sammy's Sunday show happens?

texan4real said...

Hello to Bobby Kennedy!

Mary from Long Island said...

Sam & Nicki,

Great interview and I will be watching tonight!

I cannot begin to express how angry I am about you not illuminating and enlightening my morning each weekday.

Sam, you are the reason that many of the bloggers are what they are today.

You, in turn need to develop your blog and YOU be the "go to" guy. Let's see YOU on the talk shows because you are FAR AND AWAY more eloquent, informed and intelligent than all your competition is.

It also doesn't hurt that you are one handsome guy.

The combination of your movie star looks , your very advanced brain and your enthusiasm is sheer dynamite.

Write more books, develop your blog, get on talk shows - make them want to interview YOU.

You have what it takes to rise out of this adversity higher and stronger than all your competitors (and friends).

Do not neglect taking ADVERTISING on your blog. Remember many of your fans own their own businesses and might see your blog as a great opportunity! (check out blogads.com or other such avenues).

Heck, if I had a business, I'd advertise with you!

I LOVE YOU SAM!

You're like a dear friend that has visited me everyday now for a few years. I'm sticking with you!

Best of luck tonight on your film!

Mary from Long Island

Anonymous said...

Whew, what a close one ... just cancelled my podcast "Superpass," it'd only been renewed a week. They just closed it down ... my only regret is that I can't listen to today's show or the rest of this week. I just had to get out once I got a smarmy email from Mark Green about dumping Seder.

If somebody could post just the last week to an ALT.BINARIES newsgroup many of us would be much appreciative. - Next to last man overboard

Anonymous said...

Sam, get a TV show! You are great and could continue the tenor and quality--plus the fun visuals! Best wishes from suburban Chicago!

Mimi said...

Hi all. Sam is such a gent.

Anonymous said...

Sam,
I'm a LONGTIME listener - from the beginning - shortly after Al Franken guested on Howard Stern to introduce this "new" liberal talk radio. I've been a web-streaming listener because, here in central NY, radio is controlled by right wingers - all day, everyday.

Just today I hooked up to your Sammy Cam and WOW. Now I'm a bigger fan! Your wife is HOT, dude. You're a lucky man.

Good luck; I'll miss you.

Mimi said...

Any mention of the Sunday show time?

totally said...

I think we should start an email campaign to Abrams @ MSNBC to cancel Tucker and bring in Sammy!

Sunshine said...

kennedy laying it down well on the corp media.

Sam getting shuffled off is part of the story

Craig C Clarke said...

Calm down, everyone.
Just give Lionel a chance!

After all, you might find that you LIKE listening to a host who talks about how much he admires and respects Rush Limbaugh.

You might find that you LIKE listening to a host who thinks the word liberal is an insult, and who rants against the ACLU.

You might find that you LIKE listening to a host dismiss racist actions as "just good clean fun."

If you might like those things, Lionel is your guy.

totally said...

Green - that should tell you something -

Bobby Kennedy just said - Sam can you baracade yourself into this office. A great person like Bobby says this and they should take heed!

Mimi said...

Dan Pashman, I remember the shows you and Brendan did during Hurricane Katrina. You guys were awesome, too.

Anonymous said...

Tucker what a A-Hole!!Bringing Sammy to take his place would be GREAT!But,any company that hired Tucker in the first place,Can't be That Smart!

SAMMY FAN said...

Sam - push your OWN blog!

Push your OWN books. Everytime you get a moment, get the url of this blog and your book OUT on the air!

YAY SAMMY!

Sunshine said...

hi mimi,

good to read ya.

ya this is a direct exposure

to corporate groupthink, does'nt matter what we think, asshole ideology

Marc in Maine said...

Shame on you Justin for downing the audio on the Sammycam for the real reason Sam thinks he's being cancelled

i said...

Great that Bobby Kennedy popped in and showed his support.

If he's puzzled, then I would say even the new management is doing a bad job of communicating the company's policy, even to their own employees.

I hate to say it, but that is a sign of very bad management/leadership skills.

Sunshine said...

Sammy getting shuffled off to the Sunday 'Gulag' but still chained to corporate control is what it is.

Mimi said...

I read somewhere that Marc Maron is "talking to" HBO. Would HBO venture into radio? or an HBO morning TV show with Sam?

Anonymous said...

Email,or Call AAR!!Give them hell!!We are sick and tired of it,and are not going to take it Anymore!!

edna ellen poe said...

Like Ed Schultz and Stephanie Miller, Lionel rode the coattails of Air America to fame. None of these host are true Progressives. When Lionel's show first aired in Ohio, his regular callers were very conservative New York police officers. As a matter of fact, Lionel has said that the police were justified in shooting Amado Diablo 41 times. His show is mainly a man's show.

Expect this kind of crap from Lionel:

http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2005/05/wartime_lionel.html

Lionel's show originates from WOR-AM here in New York City, but it’s syndicated nationwide. In fact, the radio mega-corporation Clear Channel has been gradually creating new “progressive talk” stations, which feature Air America programming, and Lionel’s show is often tucked into the schedule. Which is strange in a way, because Lionel isn’t really a political talk show host at all.

He makes it clear on his show, he is NOT a liberal. However, he is most certainly a lawyer and an eccentric raconteur with a wacky vocabulary and an acid wit. On the side, he takes on a few stand-up comedy gigs too.

I’ve listened to Lionel for a long time, and traditionally he focuses his quirky intellectual laser beam on legal issues in the news, as well as sex and “news of the weird" kind of stuff. Actually, almost any topic is fair game. If it’s strange, titillating, or pisses him off, he’ll talk about it.

Sammy Fan said...

Nicki DID crash the Sammy cam. I tried and couldn't get into the blog, then I couldn't get into the cam.

It even crashed Randi Rhode's board for a few fleeting minutes. I think people went there as a reaction because they couldn't get on to Sam's site.

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Mimi said...

Hi, Sunshine Jim! I'm off from school this week and I can listen to the last precious days with Sam and the gang. I've called AAR, I've written to AAR, I've emailed. Three generations in my fam listen to him. Who are the Greens looking for???

GBC said...

I haven't a clue who this "Lionel" person is... but, as I said in my email to the Greens, I have no interest in less substance. So, it's back to music in the morning, then Randi and Rachel. It'll be nice to have a Sunday program worth listening to, though.

Best of luck, Sam. Know that I'm holding you to your continued 'promise' of a functioning Sam Seder blog... one day.

bbl~

Sunshine said...

callin AAR is a waste of time even though we did it.

no responses from AAR.

blank email returns, zero responses from the comment threads and removal of same because there was no support of their policy.

it's a lesson. hope people realise what happened.

eventually this will turn into a horror story unless we can organise and oppose the hugest enemy freedom and free speech has ever had.

Mimi said...

Sunshine, I've realized that by following links here and a few other places I get "the news". But people like Sam had a focus or a showcase for some interesting thinkers and writers.

Sunshine said...

the greens?

well i assume they want complete control of any broadcasting on AAR.

who they are and what they do needs to be explored.

they have a few corporate scams under their belts.

Anonymous said...

How do I contact Janeane Garofalo? I miss her!!! Big Time! The Show just isnt the same?

Mimi said...

I'm going to see Janeane, Marc and Henry Rollins tonight! I'm hoping Sam will show up. I'm tell you all I see. PS. Greens, I'm going with my daughter and niece. They can't wait!

War Dog said...

who they are and what they do needs to be explored.

they have a few corporate scams under their belts.

April 10, 2007 12:17 PM

======================================================================

Ha ha ha ha ha...

I'm gonna miss Sam..

He did so much better without Janeane..

But as a business and Salesman, I understand why they are moving programming to the center..

It is why Hillary moved to the Center..

If you want to stop the financial bleeding you move to the Center..

Sunshine said...

ya Mimi,

the question is where do we go from here, and how do we organise a takeover from the corporate machine.

those are the battle lines.

alpharaptor said...

one word describes Air America management

F*U*B*A*R

War Dog said...

If Green bought this Network in Bankruptcy and didn't make changes I would say he is nuts..

Mimi said...

I got my helmet on and ready for the shield wall. I was one of the security team for United for Peace and Justice during the Repulsive National Convention 2004. It was great to see the million or more people turn out and raise the fist to Globocorps.

Anonymous said...

Why are you going to see them, Mimi? What's going on? Can you ask someone from AA to forward Janeane some mail?

adolffl said...

They are oppressed,BY STRANGERS, in their own contry.The power of freedom?The eliberation coalition?Eliberation of who?Shame on them!They said that they go there(the brittish troops) for peace,for freedom ,for eliberation,for civilisation? Shureee...But do not worry.Every bird dies on her own voice!!!! ADOLF HITLER was an "innocent baby" in comparation with ,Bush,Blair,and the rest of this coalition members.

From adolffl

Mimi said...

I wished they made changes, like the jerks we have to listen to in the morning in NYC. The worst. I have to actully drink my morning joe in silence rather than listen to Armstrong Williams and his pathetic sidekick.

Anonymous said...

L@L sez:

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Anonymous said...
Whew, what a close one ... just cancelled my podcast "Superpass," it'd only been renewed a week. They just closed it down ... my only regret is that I can't listen to today's show or the rest of this week. I just had to get out once I got a smarmy email from Mark Green about dumping Seder.

If somebody could post just the last week to an ALT.BINARIES newsgroup many of us would be much appreciative. - Next to last man overboard

April 10, 2007 11:54 AM

Shhhhh! Keep this a secret, 'K?

FREE .mp3 d/l'able podcasts & on-demand re-play streams: Seder, Malloy, Hartman & others.

The dailies are rolled-over every 24-48 hrs (usually), so you have to be no-no-mouse-on-the-spot. But sometimes they're left on for longer. Browse around, capice?

Remember, this is a secret! ; )

*

Laters, kids...busy, busy, busy.

Mimi said...

Anonymous, there's a couple of shows at Gramarcy Theater in NYC. It could be a tour? Try going to, gulp, ticketmaster and type in the three names. There must be a link. I heard about it when Marc was on Sam's show about a month ago.

Liberal Una said...

I haven't read this yet but it's Lionel's website (hope I do the link correctly):

http://www.lionelonline.com/

Deborah from Kansas said...

I know Ms. Drobny/NovaMRadio offered a job to MarcMaron but I don't know what happened. I know Ms. Drobny was going to call Sam yesterday/Monday about a possible a job - but I don't know what happened. I've written a number of times to the Greens, Elberg, and the "Dan" dude. I don't want to give up and it sounds like Sam's group doesn't want to give up either. Yeah! I, too, listen to Lionel but he seems like a good dude to listen at night while Sam gives us the news/education that functions best during the daylight hours (when my brain functions best). Keep the faith, Sam. You're good and whatever happens, you'll land on your feet. Takecare, :) :) :) :) ..... Peace.

Anonymous said...

MIMI,
Would you ask someone from A.A. to forward some mail to Janeane? Please?

Anonymous said...

L@L sez:

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Of course, it woulda been nice if I had remembered to include the the link to those podcasts.

Nah, I ain't tryin' to do 47 things at once. No, really, I ain't. ; )

http://am1090seattle.com/pages/84909.php?contentType=4&contentId=207557

Mimi said...

Anonymous, I'm as hooked up with "AA" as you. Maybe if you go to Janeane's website, there is sure to be a contact # for you. If I some how end up hanging with her and the thousand other peeps tonight, I'll tell her to check out Sam's blog of today.

Sunshine said...

eya Mimi,

proud of you for standing up.

it's traditional. shows you care and have some courage.

won't be enough though.

we have to oppose them financially or we get no traction, no change and they ruin the lives of every patriotic supporter of the USA and the constitution.

(what we have left of it. the removal of Habeus Corpus should be an adequate warning of what's in store.)

Anonymous said...

The guy that is replacing Sam makes it clear that he is NOT a liberal and doesn't believe in such titles (although he says he is a libertarian). I guess there are too many lefties on AAR...

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