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Air America Idiot Update

[tag]Media Matters[/tag] released this “bombshell” yesterday:

ABC memo reveals [tag]Air America[/tag] advertiser blacklist

An internal ABC Radio Networks memo obtained by Media Matters for America, originally from a listener to The Peter B. Collins Show, indicates that nearly 100 ABC advertisers insist that their commercials be blacked out on Air America Radio affiliates. According to the memo, the adverstisers insist that “NONE of their commercials air during AIR AMERICA programming.” Among the advertisers listed are Bank of America, Exxon Mobil, Federal Express, General Electric, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Wal-Mart, and the U.S. Navy.

Of course, as you can see in the accompanying comment thread, the [tag]moonbats[/tag] are up in arms, and calling for boycotts of everyone on the list. From someone called “The Eyball Kid”:

They’re only profit-making outfits that exploit workers whenever possible. It’s fine with me that we now know who they are. If these corporations want “economic warfare”, that’s just fine. I can play that game, too.

(me: how the hell do you boycott the U.S.Navy?)

Also on the list are enough major brands–Allstate, Bayer, Cingular, Dell, Home Depot, Goodyear, Hershey’s (and Nestlé), Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, Levi’s, P&G, State Farm, Sony, Travelocity, VISA, Walgreen’s… you get the idea; it’s a fairly wide-ranging list–that anyone actually refusing to spend a nickel on all of these companies would result in the righteous retard basically forced to live in a cave, quickly succumbing to sickness and starvation.

The funniest part of the boycott calls, which at least one person pointed out in the thread, is that these companies couldn’t give a damn if every Air Idiot listener across the country refused to buy their products, because they’ve already written their numerically miniscule asses off, by refusing to associate their brands with Air Idiot’s programs.

Who they ARE worried about pissing off are these tens of millions of listeners:
Rush Limbaugh: 13.5 million listeners
Sean Hannity: 12.5 million listeners
Michael Savage: 8.25 million listeners
Dr. [sic] Laura Schlessinger: 8 million listeners
Laura Ingraham: 5 million listeners

Sure, there is probably plenty of overlap in those conservative talk radio listener totals, but still, do the math. These companies surely did. If some group (likely suspects: Free Republic) decided to threaten to punish any of these companies for being an Air Idiot advertiser, they could wreak havoc.

While the Frankenfans are positive this refusal to advertise on any Air Idiot program starkly portrays these corporations’ political leanings, I think they have it exactly ass-backwards: these companies don’t want to be associated with enabling an unhinged fringe freakshow by pouring bucks into their bankrupt coffers and possibly pissing of tens of millions of people from the other side of the political aisle.

Aligning with the far left Moonbat Patrol that is Air Idiot’s barely-there listener base is hazardous to their corporate health. Period.

Bottom line, baby!
It’s all about the bottom line, something that, to this day, Air Idiot’s fanbase has yet to figure out.

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