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Wednesday, March 24, 2004  

Reclaiming the "L" word

Only in America -- the U.S. in particular -- has the word Liberal been so slammed and denigrated that it somehow connotes something shameful and subversive.

Bullshit. It's time to take it back and wear it with pride, folks. Hell, up here in Canada, it's the name of the party in power.

And speaking of liberal, only 1 week left until the new liberal talk radio network Air America Radio comes to the U.S. airwaves;

Among the six 3 hours programs airing each day, Al Franken's noon program will be running opposite former big fat but still idiot, Rush Limbaugh's show. In a tongue-in-cheek effort both "annoy and bait'' Bill O'Reilly and hopefully propel his program onto the centre stage by getting sued by that weasel, Franken is naming his show -- "The O'Franken Factor". You gotta love it.

Here's Air America's summary of Franken's show:
The O’ Franken Factor: 12:00-3:00pm
After debunking right-wing propaganda in his bestselling books Lies, and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them and Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot, Al Franken is taking the fight to America's airwaves--and he's doing it drug-free. With his co-host, veteran radio personality Katherine Lanpher, Franken will deliver three hours a day of fearlessly irreverent commentary, comedy, and interviews. Franken and Lanpher have a mean streak a smile wide. The O'Franken Factor will energize fans, infuriate liars, and deliver the truth--in what Al Franken likes to call the "Zero Spin Zone".

Janeane Garofolo's going to be handling the evening shift with a show title that's aptly named "The Majority Report", reminding democratic listeners that it's high time they remember their rightful place in the political landscape.

Rapper Chuck D's show "Unfiltered" will proceed The O'Franken Factor, or "The Factor" as Al likes to refer to it, ahem, and well know liberal radio personality Randi Rhodes follows Franken from 3-7pm.

Although there's no news on their site about streaming audio and satellite radio broadcast, i read an article a week ago noting that there will some be access to streaming audio broadcasts online.

For more info about shows and start times, go here and subscribe to their newsletter to stay in the loop and make sure to spread the word to all your friends.

As Franken recently said in this New York Times article, "This territory has been ceded to the right way too long,'' he said. "We're going to take it to them.''

Mark a big bold X on your calendars for March 31.

Viva les Liberals!

posted by voxpopgirl | 3/24/2004