The Radio Neutralizer - Lyin' Baloney

Thursday, November 17, 2005

O'Reilly kicked off the air in Denver - "Equalizer" strangely silent

The Denver Post is reporting that O'Reilly's Rocky Mountain affiliate KHOW has "dumped" Bill's low-rated daily diatribe following his solid defeat by Air America hosts Randi Rhodes and Al Franken.

This latest move comes on the heels of another large market station showing Bill the door - WJFK in Washington DC.

The Post is quite explicit on the reasons for the change:

On Monday, KHOW 630-AM pulled the plug on "The Radio Factor With Bill O'Reilly" because of poor ratings.
His nemesis, Al Franken, had better ratings on Boulder's Air America affiliate, KKZN 760-AM - a station that has spotty reception in parts of the metro area.

Apparently, more people would rather contend with a spotty signal than listen to O'Reilly's rants.

The real story here though, is that the "Radio Equalizer" doesn't appear to find this turn of events newsworthy. Like Air America's ratings successes in key markets like Portland, Miami, and even in traditionally conservative Cincinnati, this bit of info seems to have gotten past Maloney.

Doesn't this blatant bias and disregard for the truth reflect poorly on Maloney? Wouldn't posting current information make more sense than continually rehashing the same 6 month old story about what AAR's previous management did in 2004? Wouldn't a "real" journalist's commitment to the truth outweigh a personal vendetta?

Or - could it be that station management was one of the few who read Maloney's piece on Bill O'Reilly, and took the action it seemed to suggest. As previously reported on the Neutralizer, Maloney makes an excellent argument for pulling Bill off the air.

Check out the Post's article here:


  • First!

    I've got your site bookmarked.

    I think you should add a subtitle like "Satellite transmissions crush the bloviating right-wing terrestrials"

    Or something funnier.

    By Blogger WHT, at 7:57 PM  

  • Second!

    Loved the Real Estate advice from a homeless person analogy - Wham!

    By Blogger Robert, at 9:06 PM  

  • I'll post the satellite headline if it ever becomes true. Sadly, right now satellite is just a blip.

    By Blogger Lyin' Baloney, at 8:09 AM  

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