Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Al Franken steals money from kids and old folks

Re: Post title; Hey, the lefties do this all the time so why can't I? This report, updated here, from NYC details how the city abruptly cut off funds to the Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club and its affiliate Pathways for Youth when an investigation determined that city money, running into the millions of dollars and destined for kids and old folks, had been redirected to Air America Radio.

Few details of the investigation are given, but the founder and executive director of Gloria Wise, one Charles Rosen, has resigned. In a tribute to the city, Rep. Joseph Crowley said that the city quickly brought in outside agencies on one-year contracts to run the programs, including the Jewish Association for Seniors for Aged and the Police Athletic League, with in-place workers kept on the job pending individual evaluations. He added praise for the city for what he called "an apparently seamless transfer of contracts" that have kept all the programs up and running without interruption for an estimated 20,000 or so youngsters, handicapped individuals and seniors.

Evan Cohen, Air America's former chairman, had served as Gloria Wise's director of development.

Some others following the money:
The Captain - pay the money back!
Macsmind - Stealing from poor kids?
Danny Carlton - Air America has taken to embezzlement.
Venomous Kate - it's not just the programming that stinks.
Michelle Malkin with LOTS more detail
Isn't it rich? - Outrage, anyone?
BizzyBlog - Wonders if the liberal network will even be around six months from now.
Interested-Participant - Air America possibly in the cross hairs of an embarrassing scandal.
Basil's Blog - Breakfast Special
The Pirate's Cove - How low can you go?
Two Babes and a Brain - Sorry kids, guess you'll have to make due with deflated soccer balls.
Decision '08 - Sure looks like Air America benefitted from diverted funds intended for inner-city youth.
Mrs. Greyhawk - Why isn't the NYT covering this scandal?
Cannuckistan Chronicles - ...if you're "Air America", you hijack funding that was supposed to go toward inner city kids.
JunkYardBlog - Stealing from the poor to make themselves rich?
Red State Rant - out of the mouths of babes.
The Llama Butchers - Al Franken is a big fat thief.
Ace of Spades HQ - Are you kidding me?
Commonwealth Conservative - Air America stealing from poor kids?
Jeff the Babtist - Answer to Air America's funding problems - fraud.
Say Anything - Air America could be in big trouble.
Almost Daily - There's a stink in the Air America
Independent Sources - Air America’s Failings No Longer Funny
Literal Barrage - Al Franken Is A Big, Fat Liar Who Steals From Poor Kids And Old People
Jeff Gannon - Liberal radio more important than inner-city kids' programs?
Michelle Malkin, Double Toothpicks,

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The MaryHunter said...

Hey Mark, thanks for collecting all these links and info. What maroons, to think that they can get away with this!

Ya know, goes without saying, but if Air America was simply commercially viable like the rightwing talk show airwaves, then this wouldn't be an issue.

They're succumbing to their own irrelevance and trying to suck on the taxpayer teet as they go.

cpt asshole said...

Everyone listening, you can help, me, AL FRANKEN. Just place one dollar in an envelope, and send it to me, AL FRANKEN. You can send more if you want, just remember to address the envelope to, me, AL FRANKEN, c/o Air America. Who thanks you for this? Me, AL FRANKEN.

nikita demosthenes said...

Re: the Al Franken - Air America controversy:

When I posted a quote from a Politburo Diktat post at lefty Mahablog, my comment was promptly deleted. Indeed, now if I try to post a comment at Barbara O'Brien's Mahablog, her comment page reads:

"Banned by webmaster. Your comments will not be added." How very Soviet of Barbara O'Brien.

We all know that no one dislikes dissenting voices more than the Left. But - sheez - you’d think even they would get embarrassed about how thin-skinned they are.

-nikita demosthenes